Excerpt: Today's review sample was originally a pretty good cooler in its earlier days. The Mugen cooler was a favorite of many reviewers that had the pleasure of reviewing it. Performance was right there with the Noctua NH-U12P, Tuniq Tower 120 and many others we regarded as very good coolers. However, the new version is not only compatible with the new Intel i7 processor, but is heavier, taller and comes with a better performing cooling fan.
Excerpt: They just keep getting bigger and bigger. Now that CPU air-cooling manufacturers have seemingly settled on the skyscraper school of heatsink design, there seems to be a competition over who can cram the most cooling fins into the largest area. Scythe’s Mugen 2 air cooler, the follow-up to its popular Mugen series, is one of the largest coolers of this type that we’ve ever tested.
Pros: Kick-ass cooling at a kick-ass price. Relatively easy installation for a cooler of this type.
Summary: Scythe Mugen-2 is a huge, nicely crafted cooler. As soon as we saw it, we imagine it would perform well. Actually, that performance was more than good, it was excellent. It cools our CPU as good as the best coolers we tested with this methodology.
Besides that, it is virtually the most quiet cooler we put our hands.
Summary: Scythe Mugen-2's bolt-thru mounting has been long awaited by PC enthusiasts everywhere. We are not completely enthusiastic about how the bolt-through mounting was implemented — applying a screwdriver to the back side of a motherboard is tedious and possibly dangerous. Still, it is a much better alternative to plastic pushpins, especially for a large cooler like the Mugen-2.
Pros: Excellent single fan performance, Superb dual fan performance, Topnotch stock fan, Secure installation method, Fan faces the rear when mounted on most AMD boards
Cons: Iinstallation a bit awkward, Only one fan clip pair included, Big
Excerpt: Bling, bright LED lights, unique fin designs, exotic metal plating and loud, high CFM fans. What do all these things have in common? They are common features that attract the masses into buying a certain cooler over another, purely based on looks alone. Every once in a while a manufacturer takes a step back and tries to improve on a more basic design and add a few extra features that aren't found on most CPU coolers on the market; taking the concept of a simple fin...
Conclusion: The Scythe Mugen 2 has been very impressive in all areas of testing, especially the cooling – this leads me to believe that this is a very well designed product that combines innovative technology with tried and tested design. It does this by retaining the widely used tower format but putting their own spin on it – MAPS technology.
Pros: Great Cooling, MAPS, Multi-fan Structure Mounting, Good price point, Fairly quiet
Excerpt: To go with our review of the new AMD Phenom II CPU we had to get hold of a suitable heat sink/fan combo, so we asked QuietPC to send us a sample product for review, namely the SCYTHE MUGEN - 2 CPU Cooler.
Summary: Der Sprung an die Spitze blieb zwar aus, trotzdem hat der Scythe Mugen 2 bei uns einen sehr guten Eindruck hinterlassen. Die Kühlleistung ist auf höchstem Niveau und auf einer realen CPU dürfte der Kühler, unserer Einschätzung nach, gegenüber der Konkurrenz noch ein gutes Stück besser abschneiden. Letzteres liegt an einer perfekt balligen Bodenplatte, die so im Moment wohl bei keinem anderen Kühler zu finden ist.
Excerpt: Ser original en el competitivo mercado del hardware informático es algo, casi diría yo que indispensable. Ser original y que, a la vez, tus productos sean competitivos con los del resto de fabricantes ya es francamente más difícil. Sin embargo, ésto es lo que lleva haciendo Scythe desde su creación hace 7 años. Actualmente es una de las empresas con un mayor catálogo de disipadores que conozco y que cubren una gama amplísima de precios y tamaños.
Cons: Las heatpipes se asientan en contacto con la base de cobre del disipador y, encima de ellas, Scythe ha colocado un disipador de aluminio secundario para ayudar en la refrigeración del conjunto., Como he comentado antes, las aletas de refrigeración se dividen en 5 grupos independientes formando una estructura que Scythe denomina, M.A.P.S., (Multi Airflow Pass-Through Structure). Mientras que los tres grupos centrales tienen el mismo tamaño, los dos de los extremos son ...