Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. C Overview
Taking a first look at the cooler it has the same overall design as the original Mugen 5. The official dimensions are 136 x 109.5 x 154.5 mm (WxDxH) and it weighs in at 900g.
At the front of the cooler we have the new Kaze Flex II PWM fan. This is a 120 mm PWM fan that spins up to 1500 RPM with a max airflow of 67.62 CFM and max noise level of 28.60 dBA. The fan is attached to the heatsink using fan clips and each corner has rubber to cut down on vibration noise. The fan can be installed on either side of the cooler or you can pickup a second fan for even more performance.
Looking at the cooler from the side we can see that we have a single tower design, but that tower is quite thick. Official dimensions put it at 84mm. We can also see that the cooler is not extremely tall at only 154.5, which means you won’t run into any issues with case side panels. The heatpipes have an asymmetrical design (they angle back), which ensures that the heatsink and fan won’t cover your memory slots.
Looking at the back of the cooler we can get a better look at the heatsink stack and how the heatpipes go up into the stack itself.
The top heatsink fin has the Scythe logo in the center and we can see all of the heatpipes coming out of the top. This top view also shows just how thick the heatsink really is.
If we flip the cooler over we can get a better look at the heatpipes and the base. There are six nickel-plated copper heatpipes that start at the base of the cooler and go up into the heatsink in a “U” fashion, which is pretty much standard for tower coolers. The base of the cooler is actually pretty thick as there is a smaller heatsink built into it. Looking at the base we have a nice finish, although machining marks are definitely visible.