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Scythe Mugen 4 Review

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Packaging & Contents

The Mugen 4 ships in a small box meant to be hung on a shelf at typical retail outlets. It measures in at roughly 15 cm in length, 13 cm in width and, including the tab that sticks up at the back, 23 cm in height. The front is covered in an angled close-up shot of the Mugen 4 and Scythe's logo, and mentions support for Intel's socket LGA1150. The left side has the cooler's specifications and a diagram documenting its size, and the back of the box has the warranty information for areas outside of Japan.

The right side of the box lists a few key features of Scythe's Mugen 4, including H.P.M.S (Hyper Precision Mounting System), T-M.A.P.S (Three-dimensional Multiple Airflow Pass-through Structure), the GlideStream 120PWM fan, and more. The top of the box has a partial image of the cooler's top and mentions the fact that the installation guide and thermal grease are included. That said, I would seriously hope those two items are included as the average consumer would certainly appreciate it.


The Mugen 4 package could be considered spartan. Much like the products offered by Raijintek, the Mugen is sealed in a box that only offers minimal protection, which won't matter all that much in most situations, but is something to keep in mind.

Scythe made sure to support all modern AMD and Intel sockets. The mounting hardware is like many others used on today's popular CPU coolers in that it is, for the most part, universal. The only pieces that need to be swapped out are the mounting plates. The cooler actually has a very simple mounting system, which has its pros and cons. I already touched base on some of the pros, but it is the cons that come to mind. Users will notice that there is nothing to help dampen fan vibration on the heatsink, which could result in higher noise levels and some rattling. That said, I will look at it in a bit. Jokes aside about the included installation guide, I can say Scythe has done a great job with its instructions. Scythe made sure to use clear, concise, and perfectly sized images to help users through the process. They also made sure to include enough fan clips for a dual-fan configuration should users want to improve the Mugen 4's cooling performance.

Common parts supplied for mounting include:
  • 4x Wire fan clips
  • 4x Stud nuts A
  • 4x Stud nuts B
  • 4x Screws
  • 4x White plastic spacers
  • 2x Large screws
  • 2x AMD mounting plate
  • 2x Intel mounting plate
  • 1x Backplate
  • 1x Mounting bar
  • 1x 120 x 120 x 25 mm fan
  • 1x Heatsink
  • 1x User's manual
  • 1x Packet of thermal compound
  • 1x Wrench
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