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Scythe Mugen 5 CPU Cooler Review

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THE MUGEN 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The main body (heatsink) of the Mugen 5 measures 130mm in width, 85mm in length and 154.5mm in height (weighs 761g).

 

 

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Scythe has placed two holes that pass through all the fins one used to remove/attach the mounting bracket onto the heatsink and the other to secure one of the two screws onto the mainboard/backplate.

 

 

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The heatsink is made by a total of 39 aluminum fins.

 

 

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Here you can see the asymmetric design of the cooler which allows for easy installation and zero clearance issues especially with memory modules.

 

 

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I was a bit surprised to see that the mounting bracket is attached onto the heatsink right from the factory (will save you some installation time however).

 

 

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Unlike the MAX model the Mugen 5 features a single heatsink and not 4 individual ones so the six 6mm nickel-plated copper heatpipes are positioned differently.

 

 

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The large base features a mirror like finish as you can see from the above picture.

 

 

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Scythe has used their brand new Kaze Flex PWM 120mm fan (11 blade design) which can spin up to 1200RPM to produce up to 51.17CFM of airflow and 1.05mmH2O if static pressure with just 24.9dBA of noise.

 

 

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This fan also features rubber vibration absorbing pads on each of its 4 corners.

 

 

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With the fan installed the Mugen 5 now measures 110mm in length and weighs 890g.