Scythe Mugen 2 Cooler

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Scythe Mugen 2 CPU Cooler


It seems when CPU coolers are designed these days appearance is the main concern for the designers. The one with the most lights or copper on display steals all the attention. What happened to the old days? Competition is your answer my friend. In the computing industry nowadays, there are many companies manufacturing OEM CPU coolers. Smaller companies are then buying these OEM’s, shoving an LED fan or two on and rebranding them. And the sad thing is, is that we’re buying them! One such company who is very against this is Scythe. Scythe design all their own CPU coolers, they’re completely unique! Today we have a cooler for review from Scythe, the Mugen 2, alike many of Scythe’s products, this one too is beefy but basic in bling, let’s see how this bad boy performs…

About Scythe

“At Scythe, we believe that the best ideas for product come simply from knowing customers’ needs and their expectations.  Based on this philosophy, the PC enthusiasts working at Scythe know what to develop because that is exactly what we would like to have for ourselves too!  We offer products with 100% quality assurance and total pride, and if the product has the Scythe name on it, you can rest assure that its quality will be up to the "Zero Tolerance" standards!”


  • F.M.S.B. (Flip Mount Super Back-Plate)
    The newly developed F.M.S.B. (Flip Mount Super Back-Plate) both improves the compatibility and mounting of the cooler with the motherboard. With this system, a solution was developed which is not using push pins but is instead based on a Back Plate/screws mounting set. Of course, Mugen 2 is compatible with all the current sockets, including the new Intel Socket LGA1366.
  • Multi Fan Mount Structure
    As with the former Mugen it is possible to mount the supplied fan in four different directions. By this, the user can arrange the air flow to the circumstances of his deployment area. Furthermore, a maximum of 4 fans be installed, the needed fan clips have to be bought separately.
  • M.A.P.S. (Multiple Airflow Pass-Through Structure)
    The newly developed M.A.P.S. (Multiple Airflow pass-through structure) is a completely new fin structure, where the airflow generated by the Scythe Slip Stream 120 mm PWM fan can be used perfectly.


  • Model Name:
    Mugen 2 CPU Cooler
  • Model Number.:
  • Manufacturer:
    Scythe Co., Ltd. Japan
  • Compatibility:
    Socket 478
    Socket T / LGA775
    Socket LGA1366
    Socket 754
    Socket 939
    Socket AM2
    Socket AM2+
    Socket AM3
    Socket 940
  • Combined Dimensions:
    130 x 100 x 158 mm / 5.12 x 3.94 x 6.22 in
  • Fan Dimensions:
    120 x 120 x 25 mm / 4.72 x 4.72 x 25 in
  • Noise Level:
    0 – 26.50 dBA
  • Air Flow:
    0 – 74.25 CFM = 0 – 126 m³/h
  • Fan Speed:
    0(+200 rpm) ~ 1,300 rpm(±10%)
  • Weight:
    870 g / 30.69 oz
  • Material of Base Plate:
    Nickel-plated copper

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