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Scythe Announces PCGH Edition of the Mugen 5 CPU Cooler

Japanese cooling expert Scythe announced a new version of the popular Mugen 5 CPU cooler. The new Mugen 5 PCGH Edition has been designed in collaboration with the German “PC Games Hardware” magazine and its aim is to supply outstanding performance at a significantly decreased noise level.

The Mugen 5 PCGH Edition achieves the goal of lower noise levels by bundling two instead of one Kaze Flex 120 PWM axial fans. The fans feature a dynamic fan speed range of 300 to 800 RPM and the performance improvement is reached by using the push/pull principle.

This isn’t the first time that Scythe worked with PC Games Hardware magazine. The two already had great success with the Mugen 2 PCGH Edition and the Mugen 5 PCGH Edition follows in those footsteps.

There is more to the new version than just bundling two fans. The supplied Kaze Flex 120 PWM models are operating at maximum 800 RPM instead of 1.200 RPM of the regular model. Decreasing the fan speed resulted in much lower noise levels, which could be brought down from 24,9 to mere 14,5 dBA. That’s impressive. In addition to the technical tweaks of the fans, visual adjustments have been made as well. The dual-color fan design has been changed to a solid all-black appearance.

The fans also incorporate Scythe’s recently developed self-contained liquid Sealed Precision FDB bearing. The new bearing system reduces the friction and the wear significantly, and it offers an average lifespan of 120.000 hours. The fan corners also got a special rubber insulator which prevents the transfer of vibration from the fan to the heatsink.

Otherwise, the cooler remains the same features as the original Mugen 5 with six high-quality all-copper heat pipes and a large aluminium fin stack. The angled setup and the fin cutouts also offer an outstanding memory compatibility. The base-plate is solid copper with nickel-plating, and so are the heat pipes.

The Mugen 5 PCGH Edition supports all the latest CPU sockets, including the Intel Sockets LGA775, LGA1150, LGA1151, LGA1155, LGA1156, LGA1366 and LGA2011(V3) as well as AMD Sockets AM2(+), AM3(+), FM1, FM2(+) and new socket AM4. The package contains all required clips for mounting, two fans with fan clips, long screwdriver, and a package of thermal grease.

Availability is set for now and it comes with an MSRP of €47.00 without VAT.

Specification Highlights

  • Weight: 1020g incl. fan
  • Dimensions: 130 x 154.5 x 130 mm incl. fan (WxHxD)
  • Fan Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 27 mm
  • Fan Speed: 300 rpm ~ 800 (±10%) rpm
  • Noise Level: 4.0 ~ 14.5 dBA
  • Airflow: 16.6 ~ 43.03 CFM, 28.2 ~ 73.1 m³/h
  • Static Pressure: 0.0762 ~ 0,49 mm H2O, 0.75 ~ 4.8 Pa
  • Bearing Type: Sealed Precision FDB

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