Scythe Mugen 5 Black Launchs in US and Europe

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The Scythe Mugen 5 Black Edition launched in Asia in early January while the U.S. and European market had to wait until March. The wait is now over. The Scythe Mugen 5 Black Edition features everything the original Mugen 5 featured, but now sports a satin black coat and diamond-cut logo. If that’s not enough for you Scythe has also paired this versatile cooler with an all-black 120 mm Kaze Flex PWM fan. MSRP is $60 and is available through Amazon and all other locations that normally carry Scythe products. Below are some information and specifications we have gleaned from the Scythe website.

Scythe Mugen 5 Black Edition

Top Tier Cooling Performance

Based on the classic Mugen 5 cooler, this new edition comes with an all-black Kaze Flex 120 fan (ramp up to 1500 rpm) that pushes its performance to the next level. With the additional fan clip and upgraded mounting system, the Mugen 5 Black is the premium choice of excellent performance and superb quietness.

Excellent Compatibility

Thanks to the offset and asymmetrical design, this cooler has great compatibility with memory modules and graphic cards even on LGA 2011 (V3) / LGA 2066 sockets. Standing only 154.5mm tall, the Mugen 5 Black perfectly fits most tower cases on the market.

Aesthetics and Style

The heatsink has a complete black coating and diamond engraved logo, it not only makes the cooler look good in style but also fits the most popular build color themes.


The Black Edition comes with a new mounting system (H.P.M.S III-S), supporting the latest Intel / AMD sockets on the market, and makes the installation process much easier.

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-John Nester (Blaylock)


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