Scythe Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance CPU Cooler Overview
The Scythe Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance CPU Cooler is a single tower cooler, but the tower itself is pretty big. With the fan installed the cooler has official dimensions of (W)136 x (D)110.5 x (H)157.5 mm. Scythe does ensure us that the cooler will not block memory on its supported sockets.
At the front of the cooler is Scythe’s Kaze Flex 120 mm RGB fan. This fan has clear diffused fan blades with a black frame and yellow rubber accents on the corners. The fan will run between 300 – 1200 RPM with an air pressure between 16.6~51.17 CFM, and noise level of 4.0 to 24.9 dBA.
Looking at the cooler from the side we can see how thick the aluminum heatsink is and that it uses an offset design at the bottom. From the back we can see how the heatpipes go up into the heatsink.
At the top of the cooler is a sort of cap that is clear, but diffused. It will light up with RGB lighting as well. It has the TUF Gaming Alliance logo on it in the center.
Flipping the cooler over we can see that we have a total of six 6mm heatpipes that go up into the heatsink in a “U” fashion. These heatpipes as well as the base are nickel-plated copper. The base of the cooler is quite thick and has an almost mirror-like finish. While there are some machining marks visible this is definitely one of the better cooler bases we’ve seen.
Both the top piece and fan have a standard 4-pin RGB header. You connect these to an open RGB header on your motherboard. The cables can be daisy-chained together if you only have one open RGB header on your motherboard. There is no controller included with the CPU cooler so if you don’t have an RGB header on your motherboard the RGB lights on the cooler will not light up.