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Scythe Mugen 2 CPU Cooler - The Scythe Mugen 2 CPU Cooler

Scythe's mighty Mugen 2 makes its way into our lab and Chad fires up the T.E.C.C. once again to see how it compares.

| CPU Air Coolers in Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Apr 28, 2009 3:42 am
TweakTown Rating: 93%      Manufacturer: Scythe USA

The Scythe Mugen 2 CPU Cooler

 

Scythe Mugen 2 CPU Cooler

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You now can easily see what I meant about "virtually" five separate coolers; one surrounding each chrome capped, copper heatpipe. The reason I say virtually is that if you look closely, you can see the bottom fin and about sixteen fins from there, there are solid fins to keep the five fin arrays structurally sound.

 

Scythe Mugen 2 CPU Cooler

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Moving further down, to get a closer look at what's going on under the 47 fin tower. You can see that Scythe's heatpipes surround a pre-cooler. The addition of this aluminum cooler to the top of the base can utilize case airflow to aide in the overall efficiency of the cooler. The copper heatpipes are mounted between this aluminum cooler and a nickel plated copper base.

 

Scythe Mugen 2 CPU Cooler

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Turning the Mugen 2 to the right gives yet another way the airflow can be directed through this cooler. Scythe has incorporated fan mounting options on both this side as well as the previous side.

 

Scythe Mugen 2 CPU Cooler

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The top of the Mugen 2 has ten chrome plated, hex head caps for each end of the five heatpipes; these match nicely against the aluminum fins. Notice each of the corners of the fins are double notched. This allows for coolers to be placed on any side of this cooler in any configuration you see fit for your specific case.

 

Scythe Mugen 2 CPU Cooler

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Doing most of the work is the base of the Mugen 2. Testing this base against a razor showed me that it is in fact very flat. The slight fine markings you see in the image are not as noticeable to the naked eye, it appears more mirror like under normal examination.

 

Scythe Mugen 2 CPU Cooler

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Here we have the 120mm fan mounted to the long side of the Mugen 2. You can see the fan does a nice job of covering the fin area, leaving room at both the top and the bottom. I did find during testing that having the fan a bit lower seemed to help temperatures, as some of the fan was blowing more at the pre-cooler in the base.

 

Scythe Mugen 2 CPU Cooler

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Another angle of the fan mounted to the long side to give you an idea of what it will look like installed in your machine.

 

Scythe Mugen 2 CPU Cooler

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As I mentioned, with the corners being double notched, the fan or fans can be placed on the short side as well. The fan now more than covers the fin area it needs to blow into, but has a longer path in this configuration. This is due to the M.A.P.S, or Multiple Airflow Pass-through Structure, simply meaning that the Mugen 2 is designed to work just as well in both airflow directions.

 

Scythe Mugen 2 CPU Cooler

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Once again, I am showing the fan mounted on the short side, again for perspective of how it would look in your case.

 

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