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Scythe CPU Cooler Mugen 5 PCGH Edition - Amazon, £46.99
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Scythe CPU Cooler Mugen 5 PCGH Edition - Amazon, £46.99

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Posted 21st JanEdited by:"Inquisitor"

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'Mid level' CPU cooler, I was building small quiet PC for the AM4 (Ryzen), after looking at alot of review videos, this is one of the quietest good performing ones for the price range. The next ones to look at are BeQuiet Dark Rock 4 (£55++) or Noctua U12s (1x fan) or D14-D15 (£60-70++, needs the space).

They're price matching Overclockers, Overclockers has £3.49 P+P
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  • Socket compatibility includes AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, AM4, FM1, FM2, FM2+, LGA 1151 (Socket H4), LGA 2011-v3 (Socket R)
  • Fan diameter of 120mm, RPM 800 (PWM)
  • Air Flows of 43.03 cfm
  • Noise levels up to 14.5dBA
  • Overall Dimension: 130mm x 130mm x 154.5mm (WxDxH)

It's the many award-winning Mugen 5 CPU Cooler is in co-operation with the PC games hardware a silent version. Two 120 mm Kaze Flex PWM fan with a maximum speed of 800 RPM produce using the push/pull to an impressive cooling performance, without compromising on the silent qualities at the same time. Usual high quality, you will find the cooler with 38 Aluminum Fins, six nickel plated copper heat pipes, as well as a nickel plated and polished copper base plate. The convenient H.P.M.S. II mounting system allows for a quick and easy to assemble and gives a high level of comfort as well as the current version full compatibility with AMDs New AM4 base really makes it look the part.

Scythe is a Japanese company. Product link - scythe-eu.com/en/…tml

5 in stock at time of listing.
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Used one on my son's first gaming rig - 2600X, B450M Steel Legend.

Temps are 24°C idle, 46°C in-game, 54°C stress-testing.
It's a hefty unit, but you can adjust the fan heights to allow for ram/mobo clearance, etc. It's been great in an M-ATX case for shifting air from front intake fans to exhaust, plus the air pushed up from GPU is exhausted, too.

The fans are virtually silent, even at full pelt - highly recommended.

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I use this and am very happy with it. Completely silent, cools a 3900X without issue and doesnt overhang the RAM slots at all.
Edited by: "Minstadave" 21st Jan
Minstadave21/01/2020 11:15

I use this and am very happy with it. Completely silent, cools a 3900X …I use this and am very happy with it. Completely silent, cools a 3900X without issue and doesnt overhang the RAM slots at all.



What temps are we talking about here. Stock clocks full loadage?
75 ish under full Cinebench R20 load.
Used one on my son's first gaming rig - 2600X, B450M Steel Legend.

Temps are 24°C idle, 46°C in-game, 54°C stress-testing.
It's a hefty unit, but you can adjust the fan heights to allow for ram/mobo clearance, etc. It's been great in an M-ATX case for shifting air from front intake fans to exhaust, plus the air pushed up from GPU is exhausted, too.

The fans are virtually silent, even at full pelt - highly recommended.

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Skwoddie21/01/2020 11:44

Used one on my son's first gaming rig - 2600X, B450M Steel Legend.Temps …Used one on my son's first gaming rig - 2600X, B450M Steel Legend.Temps are 24°C idle, 46°C in-game, 54°C stress-testing. It's a hefty unit, but you can adjust the fan heights to allow for ram/mobo clearance, etc. It's been great in an M-ATX case for shifting air from front intake fans to exhaust, plus the air pushed up from GPU is exhausted, too.The fans are virtually silent, even at full pelt - highly recommended.[Image] [Image]


Me likely custom cables, my OCD is v happy.
Can the exhuast air be aimed any direction?
Skwoddie21/01/2020 11:44

Used one on my son's first gaming rig - 2600X, B450M Steel Legend.Temps …Used one on my son's first gaming rig - 2600X, B450M Steel Legend.Temps are 24°C idle, 46°C in-game, 54°C stress-testing. It's a hefty unit, but you can adjust the fan heights to allow for ram/mobo clearance, etc. It's been great in an M-ATX case for shifting air from front intake fans to exhaust, plus the air pushed up from GPU is exhausted, too.The fans are virtually silent, even at full pelt - highly recommended.[Image] [Image]



Looks like a heffer in that case
Meathotukdeals21/01/2020 11:47

Can the exhuast air be aimed any direction?



You would exhaust out of the rear ideally. You maybe could mount it vertically and exhaust out the top, but I don't know for sure.
Looked on CCC and doesn't seem to be a deal that appeals on that basis is been this price a while.
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Skwoddie21/01/2020 11:44

Used one on my son's first gaming rig - 2600X, B450M Steel Legend.Temps …Used one on my son's first gaming rig - 2600X, B450M Steel Legend.Temps are 24°C idle, 46°C in-game, 54°C stress-testing. It's a hefty unit, but you can adjust the fan heights to allow for ram/mobo clearance, etc. It's been great in an M-ATX case for shifting air from front intake fans to exhaust, plus the air pushed up from GPU is exhausted, too.The fans are virtually silent, even at full pelt - highly recommended.[Image] [Image]


Nice build! Mind me asking why you decided to reverse the airflow?
rev621/01/2020 11:47

Looks like a heffer in that case


To not answer your before question directly but perhaps more value -
I personally think more metal the better for cooling (Yes there is advanced tech blah blah, yes Im sure there are some differences).
In reality we are talking maybe +-5c at same class tier (ie "mid level" or "High level") and to quantitatively find those differences are (imo) neigh impossible because there are so many variations in set ups (Hardware, layout, thermal paste), QC of chip (lottery on how it performs), environment (ever changing and different to the next room let alone anywhere further away), use case. Remember none of the varying factors are linear either...

What does make a difference at least for me is noise level when its on full tilt. Unless ofc you are using it with headphones all the time (in which case just get "best performing" one) or for travelling then in that case, size/weight is key.
Edited by: "Inquisitor" 21st Jan
How does this compare with the Rev. B version which gets such acclaim on the forums does anyone know? Did try and search myself but couldn't really find anything to say whether this came before/after Rev B or what the difference is...
dbailey1021/01/2020 12:00

How does this compare with the Rev. B version which gets such acclaim on …How does this compare with the Rev. B version which gets such acclaim on the forums does anyone know? Did try and search myself but couldn't really find anything to say whether this came before/after Rev B or what the difference is...


Rev. B, is made for compatibility with AM4, and has single fan from research.
Most of the online reviews are from Rev B. single fan annoyingly.

This version is the same as Rev B, with 2 fans instead.

[Feel free to correct if Im wrong, I've done a good few hours of research on this cooler, and Ninga 5 and Fuma 2... ]
Edited by: "Inquisitor" 21st Jan
Inquisitor21/01/2020 12:05

Rev. B, is made for compatibility with AM4, and has single fan from …Rev. B, is made for compatibility with AM4, and has single fan from research. Most of the online reviews are from Rev B. single fan annoyingly.This version is the same as Rev B, with 2 fans instead.[Feel free to correct if Im wrong, I've done a good few hours of research on this cooler, and Ninga 5 and Fuma 2... ]



I think you could be right. This seems to be the ugly duckling in the way of reviews.
Alex_H21/01/2020 11:59

Nice build! Mind me asking why you decided to reverse the airflow?


Well spotted! I hope he says for the LEDs on the front (back?) fans.
Absolutely amazing cooler. If that's the one with low speed fans - you won't hear it! But beware, it's HUGE!
Alex_H21/01/2020 11:59

Nice build! Mind me asking why you decided to reverse the airflow?


I'm not sure why you think that?

This is how the air flows:
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Skwoddie21/01/2020 12:27

I'm not sure why you think that?This is how the air flows:[Image]


Usually the 'spine'/frame (black bits holding the middle) of the fan is where the air escapes. Maybe you have different fans?

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Edited by: "Inquisitor" 21st Jan
Inquisitor21/01/2020 11:47

Me likely custom cables, my OCD is v happy.


They were a £30 set of sleeved extension cables from Amazon - was so impressed, I pinched the leftovers for my own rig. Come with plenty of black cable combs, too.
Same company who make the 120mm RGB fans & strips also in the pic:

EZDIY-FAB Sleeved Cable - Cable Extension for Power Supply with Extra-Sleeved 24-PIN 8-PIN 6-PIN 4+4-PIN with Combs- Black White and Grey amazon.co.uk/dp/…MQM

EZDIY-FAB 120mm Addressable RGB LED PWM Fan,with LED Strips, Motherboard Sync,Adjustable Colorful Case Fans with Controller amazon.co.uk/dp/…GWB

Absolutely no problem recommending the cables or the fans - my only negative is the RGB mobo connector is a bit flimsy - bit of faff getting ASRock Polychrome to recognise them.
Inquisitor21/01/2020 12:33

Usually the 'spine'/frame (black bits holding the middle) of the fan is …Usually the 'spine'/frame (black bits holding the middle) of the fan is where the air escapes. Maybe you have different fans? [Image]


Possibly - the front two and rear 120mm RGB are just cheapy Chinese gear from Amazon (but I've been pretty impressed by them) and the top 120mm is the one Jonsbo included in the case (slim mount, absolutely silent).
I assure you, the air flows in the directions shown
Skwoddie21/01/2020 12:27

I'm not sure why you think that?This is how the air flows:[Image]


As mentioned, 99% of fans have the frame holding the fan itself at the back, where air is exhausted. So by popular belief, all your fans are pointing in the wrong direction

Which exact case is it? Or just send us the links to the ones you bought and we can double check for you
Edited by: "Alex_H" 21st Jan
Alex_H21/01/2020 12:40

As mentioned, 99% of fans have the frame holding the fan itself at the …As mentioned, 99% of fans have the frame holding the fan itself at the back, where air is exhausted. So by popular belief, all your fans are pointing in the wrong direction Which exact case is it? Or just send us the links to the ones you bought and we can double check for you



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You're absolutely right!

Looks like I've got some minor adjustments to make, before The Boy finishes school

(Weird - the temps have been absolutely fine - possibly why I missed such a massive error!)
Edited by: "Skwoddie" 21st Jan
Skwoddie21/01/2020 12:48

[Image] You're absolutely right!Looks like I've got some minor … [Image] You're absolutely right!Looks like I've got some minor adjustments to make, before The Boy finishes school (Weird - the temps have been absolutely fine - possibly why I missed such a massive error!)


Heh, may want to check the CPU fans also.

tbh think Linus did a test where after adding 2-3 fans in the case the results were really marginal (even with 1-2 it was maybe 10-15%, which imo is already marginal). Backwards, upsidedown etc, doesnt matter all that much?

I honestly thought you were being a rebel to show off your RGBs, heh...
Edited by: "Inquisitor" 21st Jan
rev621/01/2020 11:36

Is that with PBO off?


Yup PBO is broken as best I can tell on the x570 taichi.
Inquisitor21/01/2020 13:04

Heh, may want to check the CPU fans also. tbh think Linus did a test …Heh, may want to check the CPU fans also. tbh think Linus did a test where after adding 2-3 fans in the case the results were really marginal (even with 1-2 it was maybe 10-15%, which imo is already marginal). Backwards, upsidedown etc, doesnt matter all that much?I honestly thought you were being a rebel to show off your RGBs, heh...


I could have said that, then secretly swapped the fans round, but that would have been dishonest

I have to confess - I built the PC over a few late nights, on my parents' kitchen table in November (to stop my boy finding it before Xmas) - my dad's collection of decent rum may have been to blame...
Skwoddie21/01/2020 12:48

[Image] You're absolutely right!Looks like I've got some minor … [Image] You're absolutely right!Looks like I've got some minor adjustments to make, before The Boy finishes school (Weird - the temps have been absolutely fine - possibly why I missed such a massive error!)


Glad we could help

As said, it will make a small difference. The setup as is will be pushing air out the front. Changing then round will drop things a couple of degrees and help with dust too
Gormond21/01/2020 12:50

Seems like a good price for a Tier 4 - …Seems like a good price for a Tier 4 - https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/891730-cpu-cooler-performance-tier-list/


Tier 5
Must admit to feeling a little proud seeing the response to this deal. Good deal, good price, good cooler.

Scythe are not as well known as they should be. They are a Japanese manufacturer that focus on quiet / silent operation rather than the lowest temperature. I've owned three of their coolers, still using two. Each one felt like quality product. Easy installation.

Noctua will give you better temps, but their fans tend to have a less pleasant, and louder, character than Scythe fans.
these are horrible to install.
Alex_H21/01/2020 13:25

Glad we could help As said, it will make a small difference. The setup …Glad we could help As said, it will make a small difference. The setup as is will be pushing air out the front. Changing then round will drop things a couple of degrees and help with dust too


Any excuse to avoid the ironing...
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Can't comment on this cooler specifically but have had some of their fans in the past and highly recommend. Silent and powerful, had to check the front light of my case to make sure it had come on sometimes it was that quiet!
rev621/01/2020 14:46

They're not too bad.


Probably just my bad experience with these top heavy type of coolers. I find they never seat properly on the CPU heat spreader.
hugekebab21/01/2020 14:49

Probably just my bad experience with these top heavy type of coolers. I …Probably just my bad experience with these top heavy type of coolers. I find they never seat properly on the CPU heat spreader.


You might have to push the backplate while installing the screws. Some are easier than others I admit.
Well that's an hour of my life I'm not getting back
39728178-Ue626.jpgThank you to those who pointed out my deliberate mistake Temps have dropped a few degrees (but haven't had time to test fully yet (managed to put everything back before the school run )

Yes, the Mugen is a little bit of a pain to install, but just watch the sharp fins, use the included long screwdriver and it's relatively simple.
rev621/01/2020 13:45

Tier 5


My mistake in which case that's not so good
Skwoddie21/01/2020 15:02

Well that's an hour of my life I'm not getting back [Image] Thank you …Well that's an hour of my life I'm not getting back [Image] Thank you to those who pointed out my deliberate mistake Temps have dropped a few degrees (but haven't had time to test fully yet (managed to put everything back before the school run )Yes, the Mugen is a little bit of a pain to install, but just watch the sharp fins, use the included long screwdriver and it's relatively simple.


Ah good! Now I can see the black splines people were talking about. Maybe rgb does have a use!
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