When I get to writing the conclusion to my reviews, I usually start with listing the drawbacks of the reviewed solution and then get to their advantages. But today, I didn’t find any drawbacks about the new Scythe Mugen 2 cooler. I could complain that they didn’t include an additional pair of retention wire clips for the second fan into the accessories bundle, or that they used cheap and not very efficient SilMORE thermal interface, or that they didn’t make grooves in the cooler base… However, all the above mentioned things are negligible compared with the remarkable cooling efficiency, low noise during maximum CPU utilization and noiseless operation in regular mode, very low price compared against that of other super-coolers, full compatibility with all existing platforms, and finally popularity of Scythe solutions all over the world. If we try to compare Scythe Mugen 2 against ThermoLab BARAM from all these standpoints, the former leader will lose. However, I suggest that we make the final conclusions after a massive test session on the new Intel Core i7 (LGA 1366) platform that will be completed shortly.
In conclusion to our discussion of performance and features of the new Scythe Mugen 2 cooler, we decided to award it with our prestigious Editor’s Choice Title as the Today’s Best CPU Air-Cooler: