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Timetrapper 5 months ago

For this build below, which air cooler is better? I was set on the cryorig H7 based on a recommendation from this site, but the scythe mugen 5 was also recommended. Is there any reason i should replace the H7 with the Mugen 5 for this build? I guess the h7 i linked has RGB, but not worried about RGB at all. So was just focused on actual functional reasons of one vs the other? (or is there anything even more uber for my build that will fit my case, in the mugen 5 price range?)

I did happen to read some articles on the comparison, but wanted to know what you guys thought. Thanks guys!





PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel - Core i5-8600K 3.6GHz 6-Core Processor Purchased For $254.39
CPU Cooler CRYORIG - H7 Quad Lumi 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler $59.85 @ OutletPC
Motherboard ASRock - Z390 Taichi ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $199.99 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill - Sniper X 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 Memory Purchased For $137.99
Storage ADATA - XPG SX8200 960GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $208.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB AMP Edition Video Card $704.98 @ Newegg
Case Fractal Design - Focus G (Black) ATX Mid Tower Case Purchased For $55.37
Power Supply EVGA - SuperNOVA G2 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply $79.89 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $94.89 @ OutletPC
Case Fan Noctua - NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.7 CFM 140mm Fan $14.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua - NF-P14s redux-1500 PWM 78.7 CFM 140mm Fan $14.95 @ Amazon
Case Fan Noctua - NF-P12 redux-1700 PWM 70.8 CFM 120mm Fan $13.90 @ Amazon
Monitor Dell - AW3418DW 34.1" 3440x1440 120Hz Monitor $949.99 @ Amazon
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $2830.13
Mail-in rebates -$40.00
Total $2790.13
Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-10-24 21:32 EDT-0400

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pegotico 2 Builds 3 points 5 months ago

The H7 shouldn't be compared to the Mugen 5. The Mugen 5 is a superior heatsink which competes with coolers like the Noctua NH-D15 and similar. You can say that the Mugen has probably one of the best price to performance ratio when it comes to coolers. Honestly spending 60 bucks on the H7 just for rgb is crazy IMO. You shouldn't spend more than 35 bucks on the H7.

Timetrapper submitter 2 points 5 months ago

ok noted, i've replaced it in my build with the mugen 5 hehehehe

Slingshott 1 Build 2 points 5 months ago

Pegotico is right but if you really really want that RGB, I think you could add some RGB fans in.

LIVE_AMMO 2 points 5 months ago

Both are great coolers!!

If you're planning on overclocking - take the Scythe! It simply does the job better! It's a top performer!

If not overclocking, or you fancy some RGB - take the Quad Lumi. It's priced higher simply for the RGB element as the non-RGB H7 variant i believe is shelved at $35-40. Can the H7 be used for overclocking - yes! But a moderate-high clock increase at best, comfortably at 4.6Ghz, more possible depending on ambient temps and a bunch of other variables.

Timetrapper submitter 1 point 5 months ago

ok i took out the cryo h7 and replaced it with the mugen 5. feeling good now!

LIVE_AMMO 2 points 5 months ago

:) - good choice! RGB should always be secondary to "performance". Just note, the scythe comes with a single fan, not x2 fans as shown in the product listings. I got mine over 6 months ago and was super disappointed I hadn't checked the specs thoroughly for the included single fan. Once I got it up and running, i was blown away with the Mugens performance and had no reason to opt for a second fan - its that good!

esotken 1 Build 1 point 5 months ago

it does come with a second fan bracket, so its as simple as buy second fan, done!

LIVE_AMMO 1 point 5 months ago

that was the point! You don't need a second one unless you're willing to spend more as one is more than sufficient.