Scythe Mugen 3 CPU Cooler
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With the upcoming high end Intel X79 based mainboards finally just around the corner our huge LGA1366 CPU Cooler database should stop expanding real soon since we will finally switch to Sandy Bridge tests (if we did not do that i really doubt we would be able to fit the database inside a single page) but until that happens we still have a few product additions. The first of those as the name of the review states is the latest Mugen 3 CPU cooler by Scythe.
Scythe Co., Ltd., (Registered and incorporated in Tokyo Japan) originally started its business operation in Japan's famous "Akihabara Electric Town" located in the metropolitan Tokyo, where visitors can find a variety of products from the latest computer parts to the world's most advanced high-tech electric devices. Scythe Co., Ltd., began its operation and business since November, 2002 as a distributor and the manufacturer of passive and low-noise PC parts. Since then, the company has established the R&D facility in Taiwan & China for production and quality control, and the USA office (in Los Angeles, California) & European office (in Hamburg, Germany) for customer care and sales support. 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!
Although the Mugen 3 is the latest in the Mugen line of CPU Coolers it's actually smaller than its predecessor the Mugen 2 so that was quite a surprise for me. On one hand the smaller size may save you from clearance issues with either memory modules or the Northbridge heatsink, on the other hand however how can a CPU Cooler perform better with less aluminum surface? The answer although not expected came through the results from all our tests in which as you will see later on the Mugen 3 actually managed to match and even beat (slightly) its predecessor the Mugen 2.