Scythe Mugen 3 Rev.B CPU Cooler Review

/ 9 years ago

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Scythe are a big name when it comes to cooling components within the computer industry. We are delighted to finally have our first Scythe CPU cooler in for review today. On the test bench for a heat-beating is the Scythe Mugen 3 Revision B CPU cooler, the third instalment of the popular high performance Mugen series.

The update to Revision B has seen the CPU cooler bring LGA 2011 support, in addition to carrying support for every other major consumer socket on the market right now. Scythe’s Mugen 3 utilises only one 120mm “Slip Stream” PWM fan yet boasts substantial cooling capabilities thanks six high performance heat pipes.

Scythe’s most emphasised feature about the Mugen 3 CPU cooler is the M.A.P.S (Multiple Airflow Pass-Through Structure) technology. This technology claims to have better optimised the heat sink for better airflow and heat removal, so if that’s true then we should see some pretty impressive temperature numbers from the Mugen 3.

The Mugen 3 is by no means a small CPU cooler, in fact it is clear from first impressions that users with high profile RAM may need to get the tape measure out first. One thing that is almost guaranteed though, is silence. With the likes of QuietPC stocking the Mugen 3 we know we are probably in for some gentle treatment on the ears today.

As always, here are the basic specifications of the Scythe Mugen 3 Rev.B CPU Cooler straight away so its clear what we are working with in this review:

  • Compatibility – LGA 775, LGA 1156, LGA 1366, LGA 1155, LGA 2011, AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+, FM1
  • Dimensions (with Fan) – 130 x 108 x 158 mm / 5.12 x 4.25 x 6.22 inches
  • Noise – 9.6 to 32.15 dBA
  • Air Flow – 14.7 to 88.11 CFM
  • Fan Speed – 300 to 1600 RPM
  • Static Pressure – 0.34 mmH2O / 3.33 Pa
  • Overall Weight – 825 g / 29.10 oz
  • Material of Base Plate – Nickel-plated copper

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