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Scythe Mugen 2 CPU Cooler - Accessories and Documentation

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

Accessories and Documentation

 

Scythe Mugen 2 CPU Cooler

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Here we have the F.M.S.B., or Flip Mount Super Back-plate, in the centre, and all the appropriate mounting brackets for each of the eight socket types the Mugen 2 can be used with. The F.M.S.B. is painted black and covered in thick, high density foam to isolate it from and shorts off the back of the motherboard as well. The brackets are all countersunk and threaded on the mounting ends as all the mounting is done through the back of the motherboard.

 

Scythe Mugen 2 CPU Cooler

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Also included in the "goodie box" is another bag with hardware included. This bag contains four metal spacers, four nylon washers, Scythe's own TIM, and twelve Phillips head screws for various parts of the installation. At this point you're probably thinking, what's with the Torx wrench? Well, Scythe includes this for the LGA1366 applications as it requires the latching mechanism to be removed, which requires this wrench.

 

Scythe Mugen 2 CPU Cooler

(Click the above image for the large version)

 

As you can see, the direction for mounting the Mugen 2 to the various sockets is relatively easy to do. This side shows all but one mounting solution; the LGA1366 gets the majority of the flip side and the instructions for mounting the fan to the cooler if you are unfamiliar with using the wire type fan mounts.

 

Everything is very simple to follow; the only issue is the fact that you have to remove the motherboard for the Mugen 2 installation. This tends to be a trend that I see a lot of cooler manufacturers doing. I just wish the case manufacturers would get on the ball and punch a hole behind the CPU in the case as a standard feature. I t would make mounting these types of coolers so much simpler.

 

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