Scythe improves Kotetsu series with elegant Mark III CPU tower cooler

A well-built cooler.

Scythe Kotetsu Mark III

Scythe brings a new Kotetsu tower cooler with a Mark III revision featuring an elegant top cover plus a new Kaze Flex II fan.

Mark III measures 138mm (W) x 80mm (D) x 154mm (H) and weighs 723g. It comes in a single style (at least for now) with a silver/grey aluminium fin-stack made of 0.4mm-thick fins connected to a smooth 40mm x 40mm nickel-plated copper base plate via four 6mm heatpipes. On top we find a plastic cover with a brushed aluminium effect and Scythe’s logo. No RGB on this one.

Scythe Kotetsu Mark III - Front

The new model carries an upgraded Kaze Flex II 120mm PWM fan, capable of running from 200 to 1,500RPM, reaching 67.62CFM of airflow and a static pressure of 1.5mmH2O at 28.6dBA, according to the brand. The fan’s frame possesses anti-vibration rubber pads, further improving its low-noise operation.

The cooler has an asymmetrical design allowing for better clearance over the RAM and VRM heatsink on AM5 and LGA1700 motherboards. For RAM specifically, Mark III provides 100 per cent clearance no matter the height of the DIMMs, meaning that even tall memory such as G.Skill’s Trident Z5 RGB should be compatible, and the lighting of which should also be visible thanks to the cooler’s offset.

Scythe Kotetsu Mark III - Side

Finally, the Kotetsu Mark III has been upgraded with Scythe’s retention system version 5, supporting Intel’s LGA 1700, LGA 1200, and LGA 115X, plus AMD’s AM4 and AM5 sockets.

Pricing-wise, we don’t have any official answers, however it should be lower than the Mugen 5 revision C’s £49.99 tag.