Compare: Mugen 5 Rev. C vs Fuma 3

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Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. C

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Displayed below are comprehensive data and graphs that compare the Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. C to the Scythe Fuma 3, showcasing critical qualitative and performance metrics. Performance metrics are further segmented into distinct graphs while leveraging the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, illustrating how each cooler performs under various varying CPU power levels. This allows for a clear comparison of their relative performance and sound output when under different heat loads. The comparison is conducted under the following conditions:
  • Case: Praxis Wetbench
  • Ambient Temperatures: 23°C
  • CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X (Pick Another CPU)

CPU Cooler Details

Metric Cooler 1: Mugen 5 Rev. C Cooler 2: Fuma 3
Cooler Name Mugen 5 Rev. C Fuma 3
Fan 1 Name Scythe Kaze Flex II 120mm Fan Scythe Kaze Flex II 120mm Slim Fan
Fan 2 Name Scythe Kaze Flex II 120mm Fan
Manufacture Rated dBa 28.6 28.6
Number of Heat Pipes 6 6
Full Size (WxHxD): 136x154x109 mm 128x154x138 mm
Heatsink (WxHxD) 130x102x85 mm
Air Cooler Rating: Install 9 (Easy) 8 (Easy)
Manufacture's Link Mugen 5 Rev. C Manufacture's Link Fuma 3 Manufacture's Link

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Link Type Cooler 1: Mugen 5 Rev. C Cooler 2: Fuma 3

Fan Details for CPU Cooler:

Fan 1

Metric Cooler 1 Cooler 2
Fan Name Scythe Kaze Flex II 120mm Fan Scythe Kaze Flex II 120mm Slim Fan
Fan Location Front Front
Fan Flow Type Push Push
CPU Only Fan No No
Max RPM 1500 1500
Fan Size (mm) 120 120
Fan Width (mm) 27 17
Manufacture Rated dBa 24.9 23.9
Manufactured Rated Airflow (cmf) 51.2 33.9
Manufactured Rated Air Pressure (h2o) 1.1 0.9
Number Of Pins 4 4
PWM Fan Yes Yes
Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic Fluid Dynamic
Watts (W) 1.56 0.96
Current (A) 0.13 0.08
Max Volts 12.00 12.00

Fan 2

Metric Cooler 1 Cooler 2
Fan Name Scythe Kaze Flex II 120mm Fan
Fan Location Mid
Fan Flow Type Mid
CPU Only Fan No
Max RPM 1500
Fan Size (mm) 120
Fan Width (mm) 27
Manufacture Rated dBa 24.9
Manufactured Rated Airflow (cmf) 51.2
Manufactured Rated Air Pressure (h2o) 1.1
Number Of Pins 4
PWM Fan Yes
Bearing Type Fluid Dynamic
Watts (W) 1.56
Current (A) 0.13
Max Volts 12.00

Design and Aesthetics:

Mugen 5 Rev. C

The Mugen 5 Rev. C features a single-tower design with a large aluminum heatsink and a single 120mm Kaze Flex fan. This design ensures efficient heat dissipation while allowing compatibility with different system configurations, including those with tall RAM modules. Aesthetically, the Mugen 5 Rev. C has a sleek and modern appearance with a silver and black color scheme that complements various build themes.

Fuma 3

This cooler boasts a sleek appearance with a smooth top surface. Nonetheless, it's worth noting that the plastic covering the exposed heat pipes, while contributing to a polished appearance, is a rather subdued gray and lacks the eye-catching appeal of more vibrant or shiny options. This cooler is an excellent choice for those seeking exceptional cooling performance coupled with a more understated aesthetic.

Install Notes:

Mugen 5 Rev. C

The Scythe Mugen 5 Rev. C comes with a mounting system that offers compatibility with a wide variety of Intel and AMD sockets. The installation process is relatively straightforward, thanks to the detailed instructions and high-quality components provided. This cooler employs a similar method to the Noctua installation, but with a slight alteration in the male and female connectors on the cooler's mounting system. This modification allows for easy installation and removal of the cooler. However, to ensure optimal cooling performance, it's essential to carefully follow the instructions and achieve proper mounting.

Fuma 3

This cooler employs the standard mounting system commonly found in premium coolers. In comparison to the Fuma 2, the Fuma 3 has introduced a minor adjustment that enhances the ease of installation by preventing over-tightening, a feature absent in the Fuma 2. Overall, the installation process for this cooler is straightforward, and it has demonstrated improvements compared to previous Fuma iterations.

Cooling Performance:

Mugen 5 Rev. C

The performance of the Mugen 5 Rev. C is exceptional due to its six heat pipes that efficiently transfer heat away from the CPU and into the large fin array of the heatsink. It is suitable for a wide range of processors, including some high-end models with high TDPs. The cooler can handle moderate levels of overclocking on mid-level CPUs and provides reliable cooling under demanding situations, making it a popular choice among PC enthusiasts.

Fuma 3

The Fuma 3 is a mid-performance cooler offering moderate cooling capabilities. While it may not be suitable for high-heat CPUs, it's an excellent option for users who appreciate its aesthetic appeal and require effective cooling for CPUs with moderate thermal loads.

Noise Performance:

Mugen 5 Rev. C

One of the standout features of the Mugen 5 Rev. C is its quiet operation. The included 120mm Kaze Flex fan is designed for optimal airflow and low noise levels. Scythe fans are known for their excellent acoustic performance, and the Mugen 5 Rev. C upholds this reputation. Users can expect quiet cooling even during moderate workloads or gaming sessions.

Fuma 3

The dual 120mm Kaze Flex fans are engineered for maximum airflow and moderate noise levels. In terms of the noise-to-cooling ratio, it strikes a good balance, providing an average level of noise for the cooling performance it delivers.


Mugen 5 Rev. C

The Mugen 5 Rev. C is a high-performance air cooler that offers excellent cooling capabilities and quiet operation. Its single-tower design and sleek aesthetics make it an attractive option for users seeking a reliable and efficient cooling solution for their PC systems.

Fuma 3

The Fuma 3 cooler uses a standard premium cooler mounting system but adds a minor tweak from the prior generation for easier installation. Its sleek design features a subdued gray plastic top, making it suitable for users who prioritize both cooling performance and aesthetics, especially for mid-heat CPUs. Equipped with two 120mm fans, it strikes a balanced noise-to-cooling ratio.

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AMD Ryzen 7 5800X

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CPU Details:

Metric Value
Brand AMD
Cooler Name Ryzen 7 5800X
CPU Socket AM4
Cores 8
Thread Count 16
Max Temperature 90°C
Base Clock 3.8GHz
Max Boost Clock 4.7GHz
Cache L1
Cache L2 4MB
Cache L3 32MB
Processor Power Base 105W
Manufacture's Link Ryzen 7 5800X Manufacture's Link

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