Friday, June 21st 2019

Scythe Announces Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance Edition with RGB Enhancement

Japanese cooling expert Scythe announces a special edition of the Mugen 5 CPU Cooler as part of the ASUS TUF Gaming Alliance series. Outstanding performance with overclocking potential, high cooling efficiency and an exceptionally sophisticated heatsink design are just three of the many advantages the Scythe Mugen series has to offer. Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance incorporates all the features of the acclaimed series and combines them with the unique TUF Gaming Alliance design along with exclusive RGB illumination. For an even more convenient installation, Scythe has implemented the third revision of its Hyper Precision Mounting System for Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance.

The new Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance CPU Cooler features a carefully designed top-cover, which incorporates the unique patterns as well as logo of the TUF Gaming Alliance series from ASUS . The large and translucent surface area in the top-plate is fitted with RGB LEDs. This illumination is further enhanced thanks to the new Kaze Flex 120 RGB fan, offering rich colors and versatile effects. Kaze Flex 120 utilizes eight RGB LEDs inside the ring around the fan motor for consistent and bright illumination. Users are able to take full control of the RGB settings by connecting the fan directly to a RGB-enabled motherboard. This way it is possible to synchronize the colors and effects using the Asus Aura or other compatible RGB systems.
Bundled with Kaze Flex 120 RGB Fan
The Kaze Flex 120 RGB fan inherits all the great features and metrics of the series. Thanks to its well-balanced fan speed range from 300 to 1.200 RPM and the PWM support, users are able to adjust the fan speed according to their needs dynamically, using the PWM controller of their motherboard. Kaze Flex 120 RGB is equipped with a high-quality, self-contained liquid bearing (Sealed Precision FDB), which reduces friction and wear to a minimum and offers an average lifespan of 120.000 hours. Yellow rubber pads are integrated into the corners of the fan-frame, in order to prevent any transfer of vibrations.

Easy Installation and Multi Socket Support
Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance supports all major CPU sockets and assures an even easier installation procedure, which has been achieved thanks to the recently developed third revision of Hyper Precision Mounting System (H.P.M.S. III). It is based on a back-plate mounting system with spring-loaded screws for balanced contact pressure. The third revision comes with updated rubber and plastic spacers, which are holding the backplate secured to the motherboard during the installation process. The compatibility list includes the Intel sockets LGA775, LGA115x, LGA1366, LGA 2011(v3) and LGA 2066 as well as AMD sockets AM2(+), AM3(+), FM1, FM2(+) and AM4.

Scythe Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance CPU Cooler (Model-No. SCMG-5100TUF) is available for 49,95€ (VAT/Taxes not included).

For more information, visit the product page.
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18 Comments on Scythe Announces Mugen 5 TUF Gaming Alliance Edition with RGB Enhancement

#1
Crackong
The whole top plate glows?
Next step : RGB on the edge of fins / alongside the heat pipes
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#2
mstenholm
Crackong, post: 4067830, member: 185495"
The whole top plate glows?
Next step : RGB on the edge of fins / alongside the heat pipes
Yes that would be true overclocking potential.
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#3
Vayra86
Not enough plastic for a heatsink.

next
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#4
lynx29
nah, I'll save up for Noctua.
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#5
Dave65
Can the GLOW be overclocked?
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#6
Dristun
I dare anyone to say that this looks better than Noctua's brown on tan, haha.
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#7
cucker tarlson
absolutely ruined one of the prettiest air coolers.
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#8
ZoneDymo
all this focus on the rgb, look at those heatpipes, it looks like it would be a solid performer.
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#9
Mistral
ZoneDymo, post: 4068066, member: 66089"
all this focus on the rgb, look at those heatpipes, it looks like it would be a solid performer.
It's a Mugen 5 - one of the best air coolers available, especially for the price. Get the "regular" version if you don't want to pay for the RGB and "TUF" branding, it's bloody excellent.
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#10
Deathy
Mistral, post: 4068113, member: 49446"
It's a Mugen 5 - one of the best air coolers available, especially for the price.
The Mugen 2 was my first big tower cooler back in the day (had some top blowers and a 80/92mm tower cooler before). It was a massive beast for the time and pretty great overall. I still outfitted some X58 systems with one of those coolers a few months ago. Only thing that can top that performance is a dual tower design. And even then they mostly only win in performance/noise. If you strap two fans on a Mugen you can get excellent performance still for good prices.
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#11
Kaleid
It will perform better without the extra plastic cover :P
I've used Scythe for a long time, but it's getting harder to purchase them in Sweden.
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#12
TheUn4seen
Deathy, post: 4068168, member: 181802"
The Mugen 2 was my first big tower cooler back in the day (had some top blowers and a 80/92mm tower cooler before). It was a massive beast for the time and pretty great overall. I still outfitted some X58 systems with one of those coolers a few months ago. Only thing that can top that performance is a dual tower design. And even then they mostly only win in performance/noise. If you strap two fans on a Mugen you can get excellent performance still for good prices.
I still use Mugen 2 on my 9600k @ 4.8GHz. It comfortably keeps the temps below 80°C under full load with an 800rpm fan. For day-to-day tasks it handles the CPU passively. Theese things were made for 130W Bloomfields, no wonder they don't have any problems with puny 95W *Lakes.
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#13
Countryside
Still cant go full TUF, missing TUF psu and TUF ssd
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#16
StrayKAT
I had no idea they were actually Japanese. Just thought they were katana lovers or something. Not very many JP PC companies anymore, sadly.
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#17
Vayra86
Countryside, post: 4068971, member: 131094"
Last thing missing is the TUF cpu
Just paint the IHS in some godawful mix of poop and pee color and its close enough, right?
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#18
Chomiq
They need to throw out the RGB, add black finish on fin stack along with black top cover and they've got a buyer.
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