Scythe Mugen 5 ARGB Plus CPU Cooler Review

Over the past few months, we seen a lot of new processor releases from AMD and Intel. And with that said, many users are wondering what type of CPU coolers they can use to sufficiently cool, power-hungry models like the Intel Core i9-10900K. Since cooler manufacturers are continually refreshing their products, it’s not surprising to see Scythe releasing a new version of the well-known Mugen CPU coolers. This time it’s called Mugen 5 ARGB Plus, and it combines high performance cooling, quiet operation, and ARGB lighting. Right now, there aren’t many decent CPU coolers with ARGB lighting on the market, so it will be interesting to how the Mugen 5 ARGB Plus will perform.

Stay with us to find out what the latest Scythe cooler has to offer.


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The Mugen 5 A-RGB CPU-Cooler not only gets the maximum performance out of the repeatedly awarded Mugen 5 platform, but also impresses with complete addressable RGB lighting. Two Kaze Flex 120 A-RGB PWM fans, each with 1,500 rpm, achieve a greatly increased air flow in push-pull mode. The self-contained fluid bearings (Sealed Precision FDB) guarantee a lifespan of up to 120,000 hours. The fans and top plate are completely illuminated by addressable RGB LEDs, which offer a breathtaking visual accent with continuously changing light effects. The LEDs can be controlled directly via 3-pin 5V controls from various manufacturers. Alternatively, a compact controller for internal installation is also included.



Addressable RGB Design
Based on the best selling Mugen 5 CPU Cooler, the Addressable RGB edition is now available. By adding second fan for push-pull configuration, the airflow is increased which resutls in an enhanced heat dissipation. The dual 120 mm ARGB fans and the eye-catching top cover can either be managed by motherboards with ARGB headers or by the included ACT-1000L ARGB Controller. The Mugen 5 ARGB Plus provides not only top-tier performance but also vivid and colorful lighting effects for your system.

ARGB Controller ACT-1000L
The ACT-1000ARL is an easy-to-use ARGB controller for mainboards without a corresponding header. The controller has 14 modes of lighting effects as well as 5 speed settings, which can be selected by a single button. Alternatively a 2-pin header can be used to connect an external switch like the reset button. Two magnets allow the controller to be securely placed insinde the PC case.

Kaze Flex 120 ARGB PWM Fan
The Kaze Flex 120 ARGB PWM is the first Scythe fan with addressable RGB LEDs. Eight individually controllable LEDs illuminate the translucent fan blades and enable complex color effects and gradients. The self-contained fluid bearing (Sealed Precision FDB) significantly reduces the friction that occurs during operation and thus achieves a lifespan of up to 120,000 hours, as well as a high running smoothness. The rubber decouplers, which are kept entirely in black, fit optically into the overall design and reduce the transmission of any vibrations.

Asymmetrical Design
Thanks to gently sloped heatpipes, the heat sink is not located directly above the bottom plate, but slightly offset to the rear. This asymmetrical design, in combination with a recess on the back of the heatsink, allows for unrestricted use of the memory banks. The high-quality cooper heatpipes and base-plate are completely nickel-plated.

H.P.M.S. II Mounting System
The cooler features the proven and easy-to-use Hyper Precision Mounting System II. A preassembled mounting bar simplifies the installation process, while spring-loaded screws prevent uneven pressure distribution. The mounting system supports all common sockets, including AMD®s AM4 and Intel®s Socket 2066. The Mugen 5 ARGB package also includes an extra long screwdriver for easy mounting.



You can buy the Scythe Mugen 5 ARGB Plus CPU Cooler for £94.90 from Amazon UK –


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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.