Accessories and Documentation
The Scythe Mugen Max comes with quite a bit of hardware, so we broke it down into much more manageable segments. Here we find the standard set of standoffs for attaching the backplate, with a small set of screws to mount the top brackets. At the bottom is the pair of screws for the cross bracket that holds the cooler down, along with the LGA2011 standoffs. To the right is a wrench that fits into the cross cuts of the standoffs, and it also fits the two hex head screws.
The backplate is drilled with three holes at each corner to accept the taller standoffs from the last image, and is isolated with a rubber pad at each corner as well. In a separate bag, we find four nylon washers for the top of the motherboard under the standoffs, and we also see the LGA775 preload spacer that has 3M tape on one side to secure it to the plate.
At the top we have the pair of AMD top brackets that work with the stock backplate, but both are drilled in the middle to accept the cross bracket screws. The ones below are for Intel setups. These have three holes at each end, and are also drilled to accept the cooler's mounting bracket.
Here we finally see the thick steel cross-bar bracket that holds the cooler in place. To keep the cooler square, there are tabs that lock into the fins on the base, and oval holes at each end for the hex head screws. We also received a packet with two or three applications' worth of thermal compound.
The manual is written in many languages, so the text explanations are very short and to the point. However, the renderings are on point, and do show in detail how to get through each individual step of the installation and connection of the Mugen Max. Also, off to the right, we get a look at the four wire fan clips.
We also took a close-up of the GlideStream 140mm fan. This way, we can show off its rounded frame, the four-pin PWM connection at the end of the black braided cable, and the eleven, thin fan blades, all of which have grooves cut into them to help develop those high ratings we saw in the chart.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Specifications, and Pricing]
- Page 2 [Packaging]
- Page 3 [Scythe Mugen Max SCMGD-1000 CPU Cooler]
- Page 4 [Accessories and Documentation]
- Page 5 [Installation and Finished Product]
- Page 6 [Test System Setup, Thermal Tests, and Noise Results]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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