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Scythe Mugen 5 Rev B 120mm Air CPU Cooler Quiet Tower CPU Cooler with 6 Heatpipes for High TDP CPUs 9900K 8700K Intel LGA1151 AMD AM4 Ryzen

Last Updated: September 28, 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.7
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Total Reviews
103
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Review Summary - 101 recent, verified reviews

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Setup
 33
installation, screwdriver, install, included, easy
+100%
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" ...  As far as the installation, it was really easy.  ...  "
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" ...  This CPU cooler is huge, but very easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  The installation was extremely easy.  ...  "
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" ...  What a dream, great instructions, no fiddley fittings  ...  "
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" ...  Installation is great for the most part, reuse the AM4 back plate and screw on the new brackets and the cooler.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to install for a large tower cooler.  ...  "
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" ...  I recently installed the Mugen 5 Rev. ... The install is simple and the cooler comes with everything you will need (even a screwdriver).  ...  "
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" ...  Installation was super easy.  ...  "
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Overall performance
 28
cooler, ryzen, processor, max, tests
+100%
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" ...  IVE been overclocking my cpu and this thing keeps everything nice and cool.  ...  "
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" ...  and the fan is much quieter with RPMs <800 even at max CPU use.  ...  "
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" ...  As mentioned, I'm running a Ryzen 5 2600 with a .45 Ghz overclock. ... Top tier performance for mid tier price makes this an amazing purchase and I'll be sure to consider Scythe for any future coolers I need.  ...  "
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" ...  I just finished building a PC for a friend using the Scythe Mugen 5. ... The i7-9700K stayed 70c on stress tests and was extremely quiet.  ...  "
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" ...  All in all I would def reccomend this to anyone looking for a CPU cooler!  ...  "
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" ...  installed on a Z370 w/ i5-8600k.  ...  "
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" ...  My new CPU cooler.  ...  "
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" ...  I was looking for an air cooler with great performance that wasn't too big and didn't cover any ram slots. ... There is plenty of clearance to the graphics card as well. ... Scythe may not be known here in the USA nearly as much as the other big name brands, but they are top quality, high performance, and a great value!  ...  "
Cooling
 27
cooling, cools, ryzen, fan, cpu
+96%
-4%
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" ...  Cools my 2600X no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  for an extra 15/20 bucks, way worth the cooling horsepower!  ...  "
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" ...  If you need a cool and quiet CPU cooler, this is the one for you!  ...  "
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" ...  Had to buy a new fan for it right away but other than that works fantastic and cools my cpu better than most water coolers  ...  "
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" ...  It just works and cools great  ...  "
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" ...  This cooler is awesome!  ...  "
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" ...  It, however, does not house any air cooler taller than 155mm.  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality compared to similar cooling fans I have had in the past. ... The cooling is so good that on my Ryzen 7 2700x I put the fan on the lowest RPM profile in the BIOS and the temp stays around 43C with regular desktop work.  ...  "
Fit
 17
screw, mounting, fan, cooler, included
+88%
-12%
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" ...  I will possibly pick up a 2nd matching fan (yes they include additional fan clips, of course) to try push/pull and see what the results yield, just for fun.  ...  "
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" ...  Make sure to measure for case clearance  ...  "
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" ...  Easy mounting system liked the spring loaded system all should be like this.  ...  "
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" ...  The fins stack back toward the I/O shield and away from the ram slots so everything fits nice and wasy  ...  "
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" ...  Installation was incredibly simple, the only tricky bit was tightening the two tension screws (screw down one side and the other pops up), the amount of pressure I was pushing down on I was concerned about snapping the motherboard (be very careful not to slip with the screwdriver while doing this or your mobo will be shattered!)  ...  "
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" ...  Install involved attaching a couple of brackets and spacers to the mounting backplate - much much easier than attaching the spring loaded Wraith screws directly to the backplate - then apply paste, screw down the heat sink to the newly attached brackets with the included long screwdriver, clip on the fan and done in 5 minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  The mounting system is very secure and well built.  ...  "
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" ...  love the magnetic long screw driver.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 16
easy, straightforward, screwdriver, installation, install
+100%
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" ...  The rev b was a breeze to install.  ...  "
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" ...  The product is straightforward to attach and the directions are clear.  ...  "
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" ...  The installation was extremely easy.  ...  "
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" ...  As far as the installation, it was really easy.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to install and is silent.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to install on an AM4 platform.  ...  "
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" ...  Very easy to install for a large tower cooler.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install. ... Super easy to install.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 13
quiet, noise, silent, fans, speed
+85%
-15%
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" ...  Noise wise, it's fairly quiet and I don't hear the CPU fan over the case fans.  ...  "
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" ...  Fan is whisper quiet even at max rpm.  ...  "
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" ...  Noise level is superb.  ...  "
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" ...  With the very quiet stock fan.  ...  "
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" ...  The fan is literally silent and all the contact points are covered in a heavy duty rubber to dampening sound at full speed.  ...  "
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" ...  Anything 70% or lower is nearly inaudible as well, and I am only talking about if you're actually up close listening to it. ... The only thing "be Quiet!"  ...  "
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" ...  Sure you can replace the included FaZe fans with higher RPM, but the noise level is perfect.  ...  "
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" ...  The fan is quiet and makes no noise idle.  ...  "
Build Quality
 12
screws, magnetic, included, cooler, would
+100%
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" ...  Looks and feels well made. ... I've got strong-ish case fans too, which helps a lot too (3 cooler master jetflo's).  ...  "
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" ...  Solid heatsink for the money!  ...  "
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" ...  And the included screwdriver (which is necessary to tighten one of the screws) is quite beefy  ...  "
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" ...  The build quality is excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  The Mugen had good reviews and was the correct height for my case so I figured I'd try it out.  ...  "
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" ...  like others said the screwdriver is also surprisingly nice but this is a german company so i guess decent tools are like disposable plastic cutlery to them  ...  "
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" ...  They provide a long magnetic screwdriver in the package which is very useful/also needed as you need to screw the cooler onto the bars through a hole in the top of the cooler.  ...  "
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" ...  (The Cooler Master MasterAir MA410M in particular broke my heart, as it's RGB design played well with the rest of my build).  ...  "
Price
 7
worth, price, good, overall, heatsink
+100%
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" ...  Overall, this unit is definitely worth your attention.  ...  "
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" ...  Fast shipping very good price  ...  "
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" ...  Keeps my Ryzen 2700x cool, can't beat the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Solid heatsink for the money!  ...  "
Gaming
 6
idle, 50c, temps, sessions, game
+100%
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" ...  It stays around 50c while gaming now.  ...  "
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" ...  I finally got The Witcher 3 on Steam sale and it pushed my CPU to 80C even at 1080P low. ... I could play the game at 720P but that wasn't acceptable.  ...  "
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" ...  Getting 40 - 45 degrees max during heavy gaming, couple times near 50.  ...  "
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" ...  With the stock AMD cooler I was getting temps of 50C idle and 70C+ Durning gaming sessions. ... And now 45-47C Durning gaming sessions.  ...  "
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" ...  Keeps my unoverclock ryzen 2600 30c idle and Max 50c during gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  In real world gaming temp never exceed 70c.  ...  "
Drivers
 5
driver
+100%
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" ...  That little screw driver is cute.  ...  "
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" ...  love the magnetic long screw driver.  ...  "
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" ...  And comes with a great Philips head screw driver.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation was a breeze and the included screw driver was built sturdy and did its job perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  Also includes a nice screw driver.  ...  "
Device Stand
 5
mounting, best
+100%
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" ...  Mounting system is surprisingly simple and best of all this is all accomplished under 160 mm tall.  ...  "
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" ...  tons of brackets and screws .  ...  "
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" ...  Best part is the price and it already had the AM4 mounts included.  ...  "
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" ...  Speaking of genius design: the mounting system.  ...  "
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" ...  The mounting system is very secure and well built.  ...  "
Design
 5
well, would, nicer, feels, fan
+100%
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" ...  The Mugen5 looks and feels premium and keeps my 3800x cool.  ...  "
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" ...  has over this is an all black coating which makes it look slightly nicer, and even then the Mugen looks nicer in person than the pictures anyway.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and feels well made.  ...  "
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" ...  The corners are encased in rubber and it is very well crafted and designed as well.  ...  "
Memory
 4
tall, since, offset, fan, cooler
+100%
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" ...  Most impressive to me is how Scythe managed to make a WAY bigger heatsink that doesn't interfere with my RAM at all, even with the fan on it!  ...  "
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" ...  Compatability is awesome since it is off centered to allowed ant hight ram to be installed, and instalation was at least twice as easy as hyper 212.  ...  "
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" ...  The fan does not interfere with my heatsinked memory at all.  ...  "
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" ...  ive had every iteration since mugen 3, this one is nice since its slightly offset to clear tall ram.  ...  "
Speed
 3
ryzen
+100%
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" ...  It just works and cools great  ...  "
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" ...  Cools my 2600X no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  Cools my Ryzen 5 2600 at 1.4 V at under 68 Celsius.  ...  "

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