Scythe Mugen 5 CPU Cooler Overview
The Scythe Mugen 5 is your typical single-tower cooler, albeit a little larger. It has official dimension of 130 x 154.5 x 110 mm with the fan attached.
the fan itself can attach to either the front or back of the heatsink and is done so with fan clips. It is a Scythe’s own Kaze Flex 120 PWM fan, which runs at speeds of 300 (±200 rpm) ~ 1.200 rpm (±10%), providing an airflow of 16.6 ~ 51.17 CFM / 28.2 ~ 86.93 m³/h, with a noise level of 4 ~ 24.9 dBA. The fan also has rubber vibration dampeners on each corner.
Taking a look at the cooler from the side we can see just how large the heatsink fins are. At the front of the cooler part of the fins are cut off to provide better compatibility with memory. From the back we get another look at the heatsink fins and can see the four rows of heatpipes that come up from the base. There are actually six total heatpipes, which we will take a look at in just a minute.
The top fin of the cooler has the Scythe logo at the center and you can see how the heatpipes come out the top. The top view shows you just how large the heatsink is as well.
Flipping the cooler over we can get a closer look at the base and the heatpipes. The six heatpipes go straight into the base of the heatsink and come up the other side. They then go up into the heatsink in a “U” fashion. Both the base and heatpipes are made of nickel-plated copper. Inspecting the base of the cooler we could see some pretty obvious machining marks, which was a little disappointing.