Scythe Mugen 3 and Ninja 3 overhauled: fourth time's the charm?

Scythe improves the initially disappointing Mugen 3


Scythe Mugen 3 PCGH Edition

The cooling block of the Mugen 3 PCGH has a rectangular design that is split into four. These are connected by small fins and through each part the three ends of the six heatpipes run. The bottom is constructed entirely in copper, through which the heatpipes run. The pipes are not in direct contact with the processor. To protect the copper against corrosion it's been plated in nickel.

Scythe Mugen 3 PCGH Edition

Like all Scythe's CPU coolers, the ends of the heatpipes are capped off. It's a more attractive-looking solution than we see with other brands, where you often see the uncovered ends that have been squeezed shut.

The cooler has two 12 cm Scythe Slip Stream fans. With their 800 RPM they are supposed to produce much less noise than the single 1600 RPM fan. The Mugen 3 PCGH is compatible with most common sockets, including Intel's 1366 and socket 2011.

Scythe Mugen 3 PCGH Edition


two products discussed in this review

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Scythe Mugen 3 PCGH Edition

Socket 1150/1151/1155/1156, 942 gram, 120 mm

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Scythe Ninja 3 Silent Version

Socket 1150/1151/1155/1156, 120 mm

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