Scythe Mugen 5

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Scythe Mugen 5

Post by CA_Steve » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:16 am

Press release via Techpowerup. Offset mount and FDB 300-1200rpm fan.
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Re: Scythe Mugen 5

Post by Abula » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:32 am

Nice, would be great to see how it measures vs the Kotetsu/Ninja4. Personally i dont get why they have so many very similar coolers.
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Re: Scythe Mugen 5

Post by Smanci » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:11 am

I don't need the heatsink but.. Give me that fan.
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Re: Scythe Mugen 5

Post by CA_Steve » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:18 am

Review at ComputerBase.

tl;dr: Improvement over Mugen 4, close to Thermalright HR-02 Macho Rev. B performance while taking up less space and no RAM restrictions. Downside: some bearing noise.

Also includes a fun Googlish translation. "Alpenföhn Brocken 2" translated to "Alpine fowl chunks 2". :)
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Re: Scythe Mugen 5

Post by edh » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:59 pm

A lot smaller than the Ninja 4...
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Re: Scythe Mugen 5

Post by quest_for_silence » Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:24 pm

CA_Steve wrote:Review at ComputerBase.

tl;dr: Improvement over Mugen 4, close to Thermalright HR-02 Macho Rev. B performance while taking up less space and no RAM restrictions. Downside: some bearing noise.

And seemingly it likes more highish rpm (-0.4/0.9°C) than lowish ones (+1.0/1.4°C).
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Re: Scythe Mugen 5

Post by NeilBlanchard » Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:40 am

Fin spacing shows design intent - the wider they are spaced, the quieter it will be. To make up the surface area of wider spaced fins, the Ninja has larger fins, which makes it bigger.
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Re: Scythe Mugen 5

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Re: Scythe Mugen 5

Post by CA_Steve » Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:07 pm

Not really a review - just a recap of the release.
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