The Scythe Kabuto II is a good CPU cooler, with reasonable cooling performance and excellent noise level. Actually, the highlight of this cooler is how quiet it is, being one of the quietest coolers we tested so far. Because it is a horizontal cooler, it also has the advantage of helping to cool the motherboard components and memory modules.
The Kabuto II is very well-made, but the clips for Intel sockets LGA775, LGA1155, LGA1156, and LGA1366 are similar to the Intel stock ones, which are disliked by many users, mainly because of the lack of a backplate to better distribute the force.
In short, the Scythe Kabuto II is a very good option for anyone looking for a very quiet CPU cooler, receiving our Silver Award.