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Scythe SCMG-3000 120mm Heat Pipe CPU Cooler

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  • 300 (±30%) - 1600rpm (±10%) - regulated by PWM
  • 0 - 74.25CFM

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Version 3 of Mugen provides higher compatibility with a new more compactly designed fin and a thoroughly thought out backplate. The overall cooling performance has been increased by refining the M.A.P.S. (Multiple Airflow Pass-through Structure). Mugen 3 comes with the "Slip Stream" PWM Silent fan, which minimizes the noise level at low load while maximizing the cooling performance at heavy load.

  • newegg F.M.S.B.4 (Flip Mount Super Back-Plate 4) The introduction of F.M.B.S.4 (Flip Mount Super Back-Plate 4) allows for higher compatibility with the latest motherboards. This universally compatible Back-Plate is capable of mounting large coolers very rigidly onto your motherboard.
  • newegg Slip Stream PWM for Wide Range Cooling Purposes The fan motor applied is a Slip Stream PWM 120 x 120 x 25mm small axis large fan blade model, which minimizes the noise at low load, as well as maximizing the performance of Mugen 3 at heavy load. The fan runs at the speed of 300 rpm (± 180rpm) ~ 1600 rpm (± 10%), generating an air flow of 14.7 CFM ~ 88.11 CFM at a noise level of 9.6 ~ 32.15 dBA. The overall cooling has been carefully designed to meet a wide range of cooling purposes, from silent cooling to extreme overclocking conditions.
  • newegg M.A.P.S. (Multiple Airflow Pass-Through Structure) By introducing the newly refined M.A.P.S. (Multiple Airflow Pass-through Structure) the total cooling performance has been upgraded by optimizing the pass-through function of the airflow and enhancement of the sturdiness of the heatsink.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years
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  • Kevin S.
  • 8/25/2012 10:52:02 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCooling i7 3770K 3.5 (4.5 turbo) just fine

Pros: Silent. Cools down my i7 3770K like a boss.

Cons: Somewhat painful to install for casual PC builders. Fun project for those hardcore masochist PC builders out there.

Other Thoughts: With GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H layout, this cooler won't block memory sticks with large heatsinks.
i7 3770K 3.5 (4.5 turbo) is known for a bit warmer than its competitions, but this cooler does the job so well. My CPU fan speed never goes up!

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4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: It looks good
the fan is quiet
temps for my 3770k are 31-34c idle

Cons: -Slightly overpriced
-You have to screw it from the back of the motherboard. makes changing the cpu a hassle
-The thermal paste came in a little transparent mint sized candy wrap (looked cheap)

Other Thoughts: The fan pins are funny to install.

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  • Brian J.
  • 5/29/2012 4:51:04 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Silent Cooler

Pros: I'm not overclocking, but I wanted a CPU cooler with a silent fan, that could survive in a case with below average airflow. This works perfectly. My 3570k idles in the mid-20's and tops out in the mid-50's, and the fan is 100% inaudible.

Cons: A tad expensive, I wish it was ten bucks cheaper. Also, due to the size, it might cover up the RAM slots of some motherboards. That was the case with my build, but the G.Skill Ripjaws X memory fits underneath fine.

Other Thoughts: 2012 Silent PC. Completely inaudible.

Intel Core i5-3570K CPU
Gigabyte GA-Z77X-UD5H Motherboard
Sapphire Ultimate Radeon HD 6670 Fanless GPU
G.Skill Ripjaws X 2x8GB DDR3 1600
Crucial M4 CT128M4SSD2CCA 128GB SSD
Scythe SCMG-3000 CPU Cooler
Seasonic SS-460FL 460W Fanless PSU
Antec Sonata Series SOLO II Case
Scythe SY1225SL12L Case Fan
Windows 7 Professional x64

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5 out of 5 eggsEGGCELENT!

Pros: Light weight for it's size, impressive cooling efficiency, superior cooling than higher priced units.

Cons: Typical, board removal to install when upgrading (cases that don't have a cut out), not a con during a well thought out build.

Other Thoughts: This puppy replaced an Enzotech Extreme X and temps went from 55*C to 49*C during Prime 95 torture testing a Phenom II 955 at 4.2 GHz. To be fair, the air flow is more efficient frt to rear than down to the board in an Antec 900 case (InWinn builds a couple of mid towers that support 4 side 120mm units). Apparently my original build wasn't well thought out. Al in all, this is an excellent choice for over clocking or making your 2 core Athalon II shiver.

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  • xuehao z.
  • 3/9/2012 2:20:31 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsNot flat as stated below

Pros: Quiet fan, large size, works great if you are lucky enough to get a flat one.

Cons: I bought two of those for a couple setups and one of them returns extremely high temperature on load - 75C. I touched the heatsink and found out it's not warm at all. Reseating the heatsink a couple times didn't fix the problem either. On my second thought, I took a ruler and lined it up to the base, turns out the base is concaved. While I can go out of my way to sandpaper the base till its flat, I believe its QC is not acceptable for enthusiasts standards. Also, the installation is a huge pain.

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  • Ilya M.
  • 12/15/2011 1:33:12 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Great cooling.

Cons: Pain to install. I had to make a couple of attempts before I got it seated correctly.

Other Thoughts: Installed on brand new motherboard and Intel i5.
I have air going out of the back and top of the case.

It is good to have someone help you with this.
Also, check your memory, if you are using the kind with fins.

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  • buck l.
  • 12/15/2011 1:08:13 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGorgeous

Pros: This thing looks amazing inside an all black case (HAF-X). Keeps me running about 22c-43c

Cons: ITS HUGE, make sure you have room for it.

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  • Craig A.
  • 11/22/2011 6:29:33 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPassive CPU Cooling?

Pros: Large heat sink with 6 double ended heat pipes really work efficiently.
Relatively easy install. Light weight for it's size. also it can be mounted in horizontal air flow or vertical air flow.

Cons: Finn edges could be dressed a little better. They bend easy with average handling. (slight bends not damaging bends).
only worth a mention. Could use a better mount system for amd.

Other Thoughts: If you're case does not have a hole cut in the motherboard tray, you will have to remove the motherboard to install.
I would have taken an egg off, but this cooler is sitting on a amd x2 260 (without the fan)! The idle temps are 80-F / 27-C home server on 24-7 even under load never saw temps above 106-F. I have this mounted in vertical air flow orientation (fan would blow up and out case) the width of this unit hangs over the first ram slot (msi 790fx-gd70 mb) the lowest finns are just over .5 inch clearance to the top of the ram (standard size no heat sinks). I was able to install the ram in the first slot with the cooler in place.

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  • Dean W.
  • 11/10/2011 6:21:52 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsExcellent cooler!

Pros: -Cooling capabilities
-Looks great

Cons: -Mounting system could be better
-Should come with a second fan.

Other Thoughts: The Mugen 3 cools my 3.9 ghz OC'd 1100T down to 30 degrees on idle and on full load with Prime95 temps do not exceed 60 degrees.

I wish the cooler would have just use the existing back plate on the mobo instead of using theirs. The back plate that comes with it fits very loosely in the holes in the mobo which makes it very difficult to make sure it is lined up correctly with the socket. Sorry but I have to knock off an egg for back plate issue.

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  • James M.
  • 10/28/2011 8:22:12 AM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsThis thing is a beast!

Pros: Installed this on a core i5 2500k with intent of overclocking. I ditched the stock slip stream fan for 2x Ultra Kaze fans in a push/pull configuration. The CPU idles in the low 20c range at 4.8GHz, 65C or so during full load with Prime95.

Cons: none

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