Scythe Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance CPU Cooler Review

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
Supported Sockets:
– 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.

Scythe Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance

One side of the box has all of the other information on the cooler including diagrams with measurements, and a full list of specifications.

Scythe Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance

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.

Scythe Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance

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