Back in the days of broadcast, rather than cable, television, the “infomercial” was a bit different and typically did not occupy more than half the available channels between midnight and 6:00 am. But, they were there. Most notable among them, at least to me, were the fifteen minute segments hawking mail order only music by artists you had never heard of. They always seemed to begin with “he has sold more records worldwide than Elvis, the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Gary Glitter and the Rolling Stones combined!”. With track records like that, I always wondered how Slim Whitman and Peter Lemongello managed to completely escape having ever been heard in the US Northeast.
Then there were musicians who actually did manage to fly under the radar while selling millions of records. Take Jackie Gleason, for example. You know, heavyset comedian, played Ralph Kramden on “The Honeymooners”, “bang, zoom, to the moon Alice!”. You probably didn’t realize that his orchestra put out ten albums that sold over a million copies each, or that he holds the record for a single album spending the most time in Billboard’s Top 10. Don’t confuse that with “Dark Side of the Moon”, which was longest time in the Top 100, and apparently was on the charts prior to Edison even inventing the phonograph. Call it a preemptive strike by Roger Waters. Back to Gleason…you may not remember “Music For Lovers”, but you probably remember Art Carney telling him he looked like “ten pounds of bologna in a five pound bag”. How does one get ten pounds of bologna in a five pound bag? Or more importantly, how does one get five full sized heat pipes in a low profile cooler?
The Scythe Big Shuriken 2 may be low profile, but it packs in many of the features found in much larger coolers. Scythe uses five 6mm heat pipes in the Big Shuriken 2, which wrap 180 degrees to maintain length while keeping the profile extremely low at 58mm. Aiding in keeping the low profile, the Big Shuriken 2 uses a 120mm fan that is only 12mm in thickness that blows directly down through the fins and over the heat pipes. Despite the low profile and 120mm fan, the Big Shuriken 2 provides ample clearance for standard height RAM and motherboard components, while the downblowing fan helps to cool them. The Big Shuriken 2 will fit in almost any build, and is aimed at the low profile and HTPC user. With its unique design the Big Shuriken 2 will provide excellent cooling for any of the CPUs or APUs typically found in these types of builds, and also has the capacity to handle higher TDP CPUs. The Big Shuriken 2 is compatible with Intel LGA775/1155/1156/1366 and AMD AM2/AM3/FM1 sockets.