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Scythe's Mugen Max is Well-Priced

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Zeroplanetz

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Think I'm still gonna get the bequiet dark rock pro 3. And its only gonna be 30$ for me because of Bing points. I wonder what this one actually runs at though.
 

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The main thing about coolers is: base contact finish. The flatter and smoother the better, must look like a mirror. This enables the thermal compound to spread evenly and form just a thing layer to remove the air between the IHS and the base plate. Secondly comes the number of heatpipes and the distribution over the aluminum fins. Third: bigger heatpipes, bigger thermal limit. Fourth: the greater the fins in dimension and number the higher the dissipating area. Fifth: fans, must push or suck air through the fins, quietly. Usually a case fan is used in place of a radiator/heatsink fan because cost less, and have a good amount of CFM and usually produce less noise. Instead what counts in radiators and heatsink is pression (mm/h2o) which is the strength of the blow rather than the volume of air pushed (which is always reduced by the fan supports and dust filters both blowing in and blowing out). Scythe is one of the best fan manufacturer of the world, having at least 2 of the best fans of all time (Gentle Typhoon 3K RPM is a legend surpassed only by Noctua NF F12), and a good selection of particular ones. They are usually inexpensive but with higher noise than premium brands (Noctua). If this cooler has a flat mirror finish base it's going to rock the budget market. Personally I would go with nothing but the highest end of air coolers, they cost less and perform a lot better for a lot of time than entry level to mid-low level liquid AIOs.
 
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