Today I will be reviewing the Scythe Mugen Max SCMGD-1000 CPU Cooler. Let me begin by expressing the need for a CPU Cooler capable of great cooling: For one, the colder you keep the processor the lifetime will increase by years just by keeping the temperatures down a couple of degrees. Secondly, if you are into overclocking or a heavy gamer, we all want top notch performance out of the hardware we spent our hard earned money on and achieving the best performance requires keeping the operating temperatures to a minimum. Lastly, a cooler can be a great aesthetic piece to your computer. Having someone compliment on your sweet cooler has always brought a smile to my face. Honestly there are so many coolers out there to choose from, so finding one that fits your needs and style should not be problem. Scythe should be one to look at if you want proven performance and long lasting hardware.
For enthusiasts, Mugen fans and the like, Scythe is “pulling out all the stops” for the new Mugen MAX. Another contender for the “XL” CPU tower cooler market, the Mugen MAX is a real eye-catcher. For performance, a GlideStream 140mm PWM fan is taking care of business by blowing air through the T-M.A.P.S. (Three-dimensional Multiple Airflow Pass- through Structure) known from Scythe’s flagship, the Mugen 4. For practical, easy mounting, the mounting system is borrowed from the “smaller brother” as well. Nickel-plated heatpipes add a classy touch to this impressive cooler.
Now let us see what this CPU cooler is all about!