Scythe Mugen II
Scythe's Mugen II Heat Sink is a fairly common cooling system that offers support for the new processor chassis Intel
. Scythe was able to produce Cooling
Which has gained great popularity in our country due to its low price and high level of performance.
The heat sink 5 tubes heat and is elegantly divided into 5 regions, where both ends of each heat tube contain independently ribs Cooling
. There is also a small margin between the five regions, which the company claims allows better air passage. The person responsible for heat dissipation is the 120 millimeter fan belonging to the company's Slip Stream series. These models have a very high airflow (CFM) over a relatively low noise level (26.5dBA). In our case, the fan comes to 1300 RPM, the only disadvantage of the Slip Stream fans is the use of a sleeve bearing, which offers a short life span relative to the rest of the terminals in the market (30,000 hours). Along with the Slip Stream fan, the heat sink reaches a total weight of 870 G, and rises to an 15.8 height, quite standard height compared to the rest of the cooling elements. Which makes it compatible with Enclosures
The ATX standard on a thin border is actually its overall size, since Enclosures
Fan owners on the chassis door will not live in harmony with it, and it will occupy a significant portion of the standard ATX chassis, which in most cases causes damage to the chassis circulation.
What's in the box?
The Mugen II comes with a thermocouple, a detailed instruction sheet, and a wide range of adapters for the various occupants (except for the LGA1156 chassis, which is referred to only in the second version of the cooling system).
If we describe the installation of the heat sink in one word that sums it up it will be: clumsy! After a relatively short screwing of the adapters (depending on the chassis) to the cooling base, the central part of the installation arrives: installing the back plate. Installing the cooling on the entire chassis requires the installation of a rear plate, not something extraordinary, but in this case the plate should be attached to the chassis of the motherboard itself, so a star-shaped key is attached to the user to remove the original bracket that comes with the motherboard. The Mugen II rear plate should then be installed with the help of 4 screws installed in the new rear plate. Immediately afterwards, tighten the original bracket on the other side of the motherboard (the side of the processor) to the new rear seat, and finish.
The original braces on the left in front of the designated plate
After the tedious process comes another part of the installation that is not made logically, as to tighten the heat sink to the motherboard, the 4 must be fastened from the back plate to the cooling base. This means that you will not be able to reinforce the heat sink with the motherboard facing up, These will require you to tighten and tighten the heat sink when the heat sink and the motherboard are turned upside down, and the rear panel is facing you!
This is a rather tedious process given that the 4 Transformer cooler (below) weighs only 26 less, uses a back plate and yet its installation process is done in a very fast and friendly way!
After tightening the heat sink to the motherboard, the fan must be installed with the two supplied clips, and you have finished (?!). The advantage of Mugen II in this case is the ability to install the fan on each side, as they all have slots to install the fan, so theoretically it can contain no less than 4 fans at the same time!