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Scythe Mugen 5 PCGH CPU Cooler Review

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   AIO (all in one) liquid CPU coolers may currently be the weapon of choice for enthusiasts, gamers, overclockers and even professionals but CPU air coolers still hold a large percentage of the market mainly because of their somewhat better price/performance ratio. Now it goes without saying that most high-end CPU air coolers are based on large heatsinks paired with at least one 120/140RPM high-RPM fan so as expected noise levels are usually not that low. Take for example the Mugen 5 model by Scythe which we reviewed a while back, it offered very good cooling efficiency but with a maximum of 45.9dBA while at load it's not what we'd call inaudible. Scythe is well aware of that fact so they've begun re-launching all their latest CPU air coolers with low noise levels as their focus and the first one of those models is the Mugen 5 PCGH (PC Games Hardware) which we have with us today.


   Scythe Co., Ltd., (Registered and incorporated in Tokyo Japan) originally started its business operation in Japan's famous "Akihabara Electric Town" located in the metropolitan Tokyo, where visitors can find a variety of products from the latest computer parts to the world's most advanced high-tech electric devices. Scythe Co., Ltd., began its operation and business since November, 2002 as a distributor and the manufacturer of passive and low-noise PC parts. Since then, the company has established the R&D facility in Taiwan & China for production and quality control, and the USA office (in Los Angeles, California) & European office (in Hamburg, Germany) for customer care and sales support. At Scythe, we believe that the best ideas for product come simply from knowing customers' needs and their expectations. Based on this philosophy, the PC enthusiasts working at Scythe know what to develop because that is exactly what we would like to have for ourselves too! We offer products with 100% quality assurance and total pride, and if the product has the Scythe name on it, you can rest assure that its quality will be up to the "Zero Tolerance" standards!


   As the name clearly states the Mugen 5 PCGH (PC Games Hardware) is based on the regular Mugen 5 CPU air cooler (the 9th release by Scythe to bear that name) but instead of a single mid-RPM Kaze Flex 120mm PWM fluid-dynamic bearing fan (1200RPM/51.17CFM/1.05mmH2O/24.9dBA) this time over they've paired it with two low-RPM Kaze Flex 120mm PWM fluid-dynamic bearing fans (800RPM/43.03CFM/0.49mmH2O/14.5dBA) mounted in push and pull configuration. By doing this the brand new Mugen 5 PCGH CPU air cooler should not only be considerably quieter compared to its predecessor the "regular" Mugen 5 but it should also produce roughly the same cooling efficiency.