Some movements and trends have impacts far more reaching than the average person would assume. A single movie, popular shirt design or art style can affect stylings of many seemingly unrelated things. Right now, we see that quite a bit. Take a look at the Nissan Juke. I mean really look at it. It’s a very unusual design for a vehicle, but somehow looks very familiar. That is because it is heavily influenced by something we all come into contact with, whether we set out to or not. Look at it again and squint your eyes a little….what do you see? Yeah, it’s an anime drawing.
The popularity of anime certainly doesn’t stop at the Juke. Check out what is known as “Japanese (or Tokyo) Street Fashion” some time. It looks like “Cowboy Bebop” come to life, but in many parts of the world, it is considered in the same breath as Ralph Lauren or Michael Kors. It looks more like costume than fashion to many. Speaking of costumes, how about Cosplay conventions? Literally, people dressing up like their favorite characters. It is even spilling over into the styling of computer components. Cases are getting wilder and even the internal components are being influenced. One look at a piece like the Scythe Ninja 3 certainly shows that off, with what appears to be a Ninja weapon and black flames adorning the top.
The Scythe Ninja 3 Silent Version takes a radically different approach to silent cooling. Scythe designed the Ninja 3 to be an effective air cooler in a fanless state, while reaping benefits through adding fans. The cooling tower of the Ninja 3 has some very distinct differences from what you are accustomed to seeing. There are four entirely separate fin arrays with a total of eight heat pipes running through them. This separation allows for more heat dissipation, naturally. Each of the eight heatpipes is topped with a polished silver bolt for a more aggressive look, and the top of the tower itself is imprinted with a black flame pattern to round out the Ninja 3’s styling. Included in the Ninja 3 Silent Version is a fixed speed 800rpm fan to enhance cooling in virtual silence. The Ninja 3 is a large cooler at 120 x 145mm with a height at 160mm with fan installed, so be sure to check your case for proper fit.