Back in 2017 we took a look at the Scythe Mugen 5 CPU cooler, we liked it so much that we gave it a 9 out of 10 score and our Good Value Award. Scythe is back with a new Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance CPU cooler. The TUF Gaming Alliance is a collaboration between ASUS and major PC-component manufacturers to guarantee both compatibility and aesthetic harmony. Basically you can buy different TUF Gaming Alliance products and they will all look the same / have the same design so your build looks pretty awesome. The Mugen 5 has been given the TUF Gaming alliance treatment with an RGB top, RGB fan, and TUF Gaming Alliance colors, which happen to be black and yellow. Besides that we have a single-tower cooler with six heatpipes and a 120 mm cooling fan. Is this the air cooler you need? Read on as we find out!
Special thanks to Scythe for providing us with the Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance CPU Cooler to review.
Product number: SCMG-5100TUF
– INTEL LGA 775 / 115x / 1366 / 2011(V3) / 2066
– AMD AM2(+) / AM3(+) / AM4 / FM1 / FM2(+)
Heatsink size: (W)136 x (D)110.5 x (H)157.5 mm
Fan size: 120 x 120 x 27mm
Heat pipe specifications: Ø6mm x 6
Fan Speed: 300±200～1200 RPM±10%
Air Pressure: 16.6~51.17 CFM
Static Pressure: 0.0762～1.05 mmH2O / 0.75～10.3
Noise Level: 4.0 to 24.9 dBA
Weight (with fan): 950 g
Scythe has always done a great job on their packaging and the Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Allance is no different. On the front there is a picture of the cooler, it lets us know what sockets it is compatible with and that the RGB elements work with ASUS Aura Sync.
One side of the box has all of the other information on the cooler including diagrams with measurements, and a full list of specifications.
Getting everything out of the box we have the Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance cooler with the fan detached, a bag of mounting hardware and thermal paste, as well as installation instructions.