Scythe Mugen MAX SCMGD-1000 CPU Cooler Review

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.

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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.



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I would like to thank Scythe for providing the review sample. This is what Scythe has to say about themselves on their website:

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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.

Sythe 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!


Now let us see what this CPU cooler is all about!


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Chris has been a long time enthusiasts of anything computer related. He is a 2010 Graduate with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. His expertise ranges from simple coding to systems analysis. He has always enjoyed exploring the vast world of computer hardware and now gets to share that passion with all funky followers!