What Happened to ScyTHE

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  1. BTRY B 529th FA BN

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    What happened to Scythe?

    I broke a fin off a SM1425SL12M and can't find a replacement. New Egg says it's DISCONTINUED

    ???

    If so, then recommend me a similar replacement

    Tanks
     
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    That seems to be a 140mm 1200 RPM fan with 120mm mounting, shouldn't be too hard of a job to find one with similar specs. Maybe a Phanteks fan?

    Huh. Looks like there are almost no Scythe products on newegg anymore. Sup with that.

    EDIT: What were you doing that you managed to break a fin? Did you try to bend it more for improved airflow? :p
     
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    I bumped the case and the fan moved and hit a cooling fin. It was never "installed" just sat on top of a Heat-sink. It was such a quiet fan with great airflow :( it's almost a shame

    There are almost no vendors that sell them that i'd feel comfortable buying from.. i'll have to look again but the nearest eBayer is a UK place, ha = nope.
     
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    Eeeh, found them at Frozen CPU,,, bought 3
     
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    They may release some new products.
     
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    Scythe Mugen 4? So soon? :O

    Seems odd still. How could a new product range explain the unavailability and discontinuation of pretty much all Scythe products on newegg?
     
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    They probably had a huge production run and then geared down. They'll start up another run as everything runs low... these probably aren't manufactured constantly.
     
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    Actually, it turns out they're closing their US branch.

    http://blog.outletpc.com/2012/09/10/a-farewell-to-scythe-usa/
     
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    that sucks, i should of bought more
     
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    There are so many garbage fan manufacturers that it is too hard to compete probably at a low price. That is why it is hard to find good fans a lot of the time, such as the Typhoon.
     
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    Yate Loons are cheap and amazing
     
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    yes, but they aren't cheap, amazing, and quiet.
     
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    They're like 7 bucks right? That's pretty cheap
     
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    They can be had for ~$4. XSPC makes a good line of cheap fans as well. My Yates aren't loud at all. IMO there isn't much use paying over $10 per fan.
     
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    Yeah, I'll have to find some new fans as well. Obviously my CPU cooler has served me well since Core 2's introduction (especially getting it open box), but I also have a couple 120mm Scythe Minebea fans still running in my case. MTBF for those is 20 years.
     
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    Wow, that's disappointing. I absolutely loved Scythe S-FLEX fans, probably bought at least 10 of them over the past couple years for various builds. Good airflow and super quiet. I was even considering buying some for my new build I'm starting this week. :(
     
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    Yea, S-FLEX E's are so nice. I still have one extra in case one of mine dies.
     
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    u can get the sflex though another vendor.

    scythe didnt make there own fans, they rebraded oems.

    you can still get the GT's though nidac, as the GT was always a nidac fan.

    The s-flex i believe used the sony motor which is discontinued. :\
    I believe u might find some artic cooling fans which use the same motor.

    Scythe was a great company for fans tho, i agree, they will be sadly missed, and with having to do business with japan, it will mean the price on the fan's will probably increase.
     
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    QQ to all of this. Never know what you've got 'til it's gone.
     
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    That's great news
     
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    The cougars would be awesome if they weren't neon orange. But I LOVE my slip streams!