Friday, June 24th 2011

Scythe Releases Third Edition of Mugen CPU Cooler Series

Japanese cooling expert Scythe is announcing today the successor of popular Mugen 2 CPU Cooler. Mugen 2 CPU Cooler was awarded many times and is well known world-wide to mainstream users, Overclocker and Enthusiasts. During the development process main focus was set on improvement of performance and mounting mechanism as well as shrinking the heatsink dimensions. New Mugen 3 CPU Cooler is ready to take on the legacy.

While optimizing the performance the whole heatsink design of Mugen 3 CPU Cooler was re-worked which resulted in creation the improved fin-structure M.A.P.S. (Multiple Airflow Pass-Through Structure). Enhancements were achieved by reducing the aerodynamic resistance as well as improving of the overall heatsink stability. Furthermore Mugen 3 is equipped with total of six high-quality copper-heatpipes where the predecessor had only five. Typical for Scythe is the excellently processed and flat surface of the copper base which was refined by a thin nickel layer to prevent corrosion.

Mugen 3 is equipped with a popular 120 mm axial fan from the Slip Stream PWM Silent series. Using the PWM function of the axial fan mainboards are able to control the fan speed between 300 and 1.600 RPM, which allows a constant airflow between 14,7 and 88,11 CFM respectively 24.98 and 149.67 m³/h. While working at the specified fan speed range the operation noise is rated from silent 9.60 to moderate 32.15 dBA.

Furthermore the mounting mechanism F.M.S.B. (Flip Mount Super Back-Plate) was improved and upgraded to 4th version. Hence resulted in enhanced back-plate and allows easier and faster mounting procedure of Mugen 3 CPU Cooler. Compatibility list is includes Intel sockets LGA1155, LGA1156, T / LGA775 and LGA1366 as well as AMD sockets AM2, AM2+, AM3 and the new AM3+.

Scythe Mugen 3 CPU Cooler carries the same 35,90 EUR (excl. VAT/TAX) price tag as the predecessor Mugen 2 at its time. For more information, visit the product page.
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14 Comments on Scythe Releases Third Edition of Mugen CPU Cooler Series

#1
ron732
It was a PIA to mount the Scythe Mugen 2 on my Asus P6T mobo plus the instructions really sucked. A new and upgraded version Flip Mount Super Back-Plate doesn't sound like the Mugen 3 will be any easier to mount. It may have great performance but I don't think I will buy another Scythe Mugen.
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yogurt_21
by: ron732
It was a PIA to mount the Scythe Mugen 2 on my Asus P6T mobo plus the instructions really sucked. A new and upgraded version Flip Mount Super Back-Plate doesn't sound like the Mugen 3 will be any easier to mount. It may have great performance but I don't think I will buy another Scythe Mugen.
? the only issue was pulling the mobo from the case, other than that my mugen 2 mounted in under a minute.

you must have the mugen 1 or original mugen, it had a much harder mounting system.

the mugen 2 is the same cooler with better mounting.
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#3
JATownes
This looks interesting. I love my Mugen 2, so maybe this will be the cooler to go into my new Bulldozer build. I really like the look of it, and for price/performance the Mugen 2 was pretty damn hard to beat. Hopefully this one will be the same.
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#4
-ION-
The Mugen 2 is better because the Mugen 3 gives the same temperatures but has a louder, faster spinning fan. This is because they tried to make the Mugen cheaper by using less copper and aluminum
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#5
jpierce55
I owned a Mugen 2 that I had on this processor. It did install easier, but the original Infinity actually worked better.
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#6
dieterd
I also have Mugen 2 and when it gets his max 1200 rpm it is the loudest thing in my PC, I imagine this 3. soundlevel with 1600 rpm. why they make pretty expensive and silent cooler smaller, but louder - who need that?
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#7
nINJAkECIL
why not go all the way and gives those naked heatpipe a nickel-plated they deserve?
oh wait...i forgot schyte don't do that.
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#8
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Love my Mugen 2. Hardest thing about it was the foam they put on the backplate mounting bracket wasn't adequate enough for my Crosshair III and was causing shorts. Other than that, this beast cools beautifully. When I upgrade air coolers, Ill either grab this, the Armageddon, or the new NZXT Cooler to go with my NZXT Hale 90 and NZXT Phantom :)

One thing I Wish they would add is a second set of clips and another fan, or really just the set of clips. I got a dual fan on mine now :)
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#9
[H]@RD5TUFF
I am interested depending on the fan noise.
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#10
mysticjon
eh all heatsinks to me are all the same? how do they gauge the efficiency of heat distribution and flow? do they look at this piece of copper piping and nickle plating under thermal vision? and if they see blue they succeeded? once you watercool you dont go back
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jpierce55
by: mysticjon
eh all heatsinks to me are all the same? how do they gauge the efficiency of heat distribution and flow? do they look at this piece of copper piping and nickle plating under thermal vision? and if they see blue they succeeded? once you watercool you dont go back
I did water cooling and went back. All heat sinks are not the same, not even close! In fact your Big Water system would be hard pressed to cool as much as a dual fan Mugen will.
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#12
TheGuruStud
I bought the mugen 2 for about 25 bucks shipped. People can carry on about how well it cools, but I know for a fact that for price/perf it couldn't be beat. I slapped another scythe fan on the other side.
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#13
streetfighter 2
I recently built a 2600K based system with a Mugen 2 Rev. B and installation was pretty typical to me (though I did cut a backplate access hole prior to dropping the mobo). I attached a monstrous 130CFM PWM fan. It's dead quiet at low load and it cools well.
by: nINJAkECIL
why not go all the way and gives those naked heatpipe a nickel-plated they deserve?
oh wait...i forgot schyte don't do that.
Does that help heat dissipation?
by: WarEagleAU
Hardest thing about it was the foam they put on the backplate mounting bracket wasn't adequate enough for my Crosshair III and was causing shorts.
Holy crap dude :eek:! Do you have pics? I've never heard of anything like that happening.
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mysticjon
by: jpierce55
I did water cooling and went back. All heat sinks are not the same, not even close! In fact your Big Water system would be hard pressed to cool as much as a dual fan Mugen will.
i havnt updated my system specs, what i have on there is old
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