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Scythe Mugen 5 Rev B 120mm CPU Cooler with AM4 Support

Last Updated: August 8, 2019 (Refresh Now)
8.5
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Setup
 24
easy to install, easy, am4, screwdriver, install
+100%
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" ...  Very easy install on AMD AM4, they include a long phillips screwdriver (looks feels and works like a real screwdriver - not the usual tools included cheap stuff - huge surprise there).  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  The rev b was a breeze to install. ... Its alot easier to pull up video on YouTube of someone installing one if you're not sure how to proceed. ... It comes with fan clips to attach the fan and an extra set of clips if you wanted a push-pull config.  ...  "
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" ...  The product is straightforward to attach and the directions are clear.  ...  "
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" ...  As far as the installation, it was really easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install - comes with everything needed.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation was a breeze, and it doesn't make a sound.  ...  "
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" ...  With the included screwdriver, installation was very straightforward.  ...  "
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Overall performance
 21
cooler, ryzen, max, scythe, beefy
+100%
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" ...  Great unit that is keeping my i7 cool.  ...  "
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" ...  installed on a Z370 w/ i5-8600k.  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality and performance.  ...  "
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" ...  My CPU never goes above 57 even during stress test!  ...  "
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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 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!  ...  "
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" ...  Works great, looks good and my Ryzen 3700X never goes above 70C.  ...  "
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" ...  This fan is extremely quite and cool, and in great value, highly recommended.  ...  "
Cooling
 21
cooling, fan, cools, cool, ryzen
+95%
-5%
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" ...  Love this cooler.  ...  "
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" ...  Cools my 2600X no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  keeps everything very cool running.  ...  "
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" ...  The offset design is beautiful and the craftsmanship of the heat pipes and just the cooler overall is fantastic!  ...  "
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" ...  If you need a cool and quiet CPU cooler, this is the one for you!  ...  "
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" ...  Installed on iIntel i9-9900K and it runs cool  ...  "
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" ...  Great 10/10 best on the market Best cooler  ...  "
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" ...  This cooler is awesome!  ...  "
Fit
 13
mounting, screw, tightening, make sure, magnetic
+85%
-15%
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" ...  it comes with an awesome long high-quality screwdriver for tightening the cooler onto it's bracket.  ...  "
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" ...  Make sure to measure for case clearance  ...  "
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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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" ...  The mounting system is very secure and well built.  ...  "
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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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" ...  And the included screwdriver (which is necessary to tighten one of the screws) is quite beefy  ...  "
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" ...  It comes with fan clips to attach the fan and an extra set of clips if you wanted a push-pull config. ... I honestly cant remember off the top of my head but I know it was ?55) and my case said it has ?55 of clearance for a cooler. ... It fit nicely with some room to spare, just keep that in mind when purchasing this.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Build Quality
 11
screws, magnetic, included, cooler, well
+100%
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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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" ...  The heatsink itself is extremely well designed and build.  ...  "
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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 Cooler Master MasterAir MA410M in particular broke my heart, as it's RGB design played well with the rest of my build).  ...  "
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" ...  The corners are encased in rubber and it is very well crafted and designed as well.  ...  "
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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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" ...  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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" ...  Pretty easy to install, just had to take both side panels off so i could put pressure on the am4 backplate.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 10
easy, straightforward, installation, install, cooler
+100%
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" ...  Very easy to install for a large tower cooler.  ...  "
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" ...  The product is straightforward to attach and the directions are clear.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install. ... Super easy to install.  ...  "
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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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" ...  As far as the installation, it was really easy.  ...  "
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" ...  The rev b was a breeze to install.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 6
quiet, fan, fans, speed, makes
+100%
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" ...  Installation was a breeze, and it doesn't make a sound. ... The only noise I hear is a bare minimum from my Corsair LL 120 fans.  ...  "
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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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" ...  The fan is quiet and makes no noise idle.  ...  "
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" ...  Noise level is superb.  ...  "
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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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" ...  The fan is literally silent and all the contact points are covered in a heavy duty rubber to dampening sound at full speed.  ...  "
Price
 6
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!  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Design
 4
looks, nicer, feels
+100%
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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.  ...  "
Drivers
 3
driver
+100%
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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.  ...  "

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