Lastly, on to the overclocked sound performance and the Scythe Mugen 5 pulls well ahead of the competition. For us, this is the key performance marker for this cooler. With a large overclock, good thermal performance and excellent sound performance, we know there is headroom to achieve a higher overclock.
You need to look at the four results as one output, and with the almost chart topping sound performance when overclocked, it means with some custom fan profiling, this will probably handle anything you want to throw at it, from an air cooled point of view.
It’s no surprise that we like the Scythe Mugen 5 SCMG-5000 CPU Cooler, we like Scythe in general. The Mugen 5 is a very capable cooler, especially in overclocked conditions, and enthusiasts dream. It’s also very quiet, and well put together. If you want to add more cooling, you can add a second fan and try for better overclocks. With that said, you can easily go the other way if you want some very quiet and good cooling.
With the Rev.B hitting the market, you could grab yourself a bargain for anyone who has a Rev.A on the selves, it’s a very good CPU cooler, if you see one,. buy it!