Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. C CPU Cooler Review

Installation

We will be doing our installation on an Intel Z490 system so this installation would be pretty much the same for Intel LGA 1200, 1150, 1151, 1155, and 1700 sockets.

The first thing you are going to want to do is take the Intel backplate and put it through the back of the motherboard lining up the screws with the holes in your motherboard. By default our backplate was set for LGA 1700, but it is easy to move the screws for LGA 1200.

Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. C CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. C CPU Cooler

Next find the Intel spacers and put them on top of the screws. These only go on in one direction, the side with the rubber should go down onto your motherboard. Once these are installed find the main Intel mounting bars, these are different than the LGA 1700 mounting bars. Attach these to each side of the CPU socket, securing them with the included thumbscrews.

Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. C CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. C CPU Cooler

Install the included thermal paste, remove the fan from the heatsink, and then carefully place the heatsink on top of your CPU lining up the screws with the holes in the mounting bars. Using the included screwdriver securing the cooler. You’ll have to put the screwdriver down in the opening in the cooler to access the second screw.

Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. C CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. C CPU Cooler

Finally attach the fan using the included fan clips and be sure to plug it into the CPU fan header on your motherboard. Even with the fan installed we have 100% RAM clearance, which is great if you have RGB memory.

Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. C CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. C CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. C CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. C CPU Cooler

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