Scythe has unleashed its new Mugen MAX CPU cooler into the marketplace, which despite being a very big cooler, comes with a rather attractive price. This cooler comes with a number of changes over the older Mugen coolers, making it just a little better than before.
This is a tower-cooler. Airflow is provided by one included 140 mm fan, though a second one can be mounted to it fairly easily by using the included brackets. The included fan is a PWM supporting fan which will spin at speeds between 500 RPM and 1300 RPM. Noise levels range from a quiet 13 dBA to a noisier 30.7 dBA, while airflow will range from 37.37 CFM to 97.18 CFM. The heatsink is a large tower which is built using a many aluminum fins. The weight is approximately 720 grams without a fan installed.
CPU socket support isn't something you'll have to worry about, as it can be mounted on most modern CPU sockets. These include the AMD FM2+ and AM3+ sockets, as well as the Intel LGA1150 and the LGA2011 sockets.
Pricing for Europe is predicted to be set at €36 ex. VAT, so we expect this one to cost just shy of $50 in the U.S. Pretty reasonable for a large tower CPU cooler.