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Scythe YASYA/Mugen 2 will fit in ZALMAN Z7 Plus?

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Hi,

This is my system:
AMD Phenom II 955 (C3 stepping not a BE one)
GIGABYTE GA-890GPA-UD3H (rev. 2.1)
G.Skill F3-12800CL7D-4GBECO (going to add one more set like that)
SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD6870 (Crossfire soon)
Corsair HX850W
ZALMAN Z7 Plus case.

My CPU cooler is Arctic Alpine 64 Pro and all the other coolers are stock (including case fans). Temperatures are pretty low and the computer is very quiet and I want it to stay that way.
I am planning to overclock my CPU after I will buy the other graphic card for the CF to avoid bottleneck. I thought about Scythe Mugen 2 or maybe YASYA. My case is big enough if I look at the dimensions but I'm not sure if the coolers will fit in. Does anyone know if they will fit well? Any other good coolers that are quiet and smaller? I'm planning to get my CPU to 3840Mhz so I need a good one.

Thank you!
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I can't find the Zalman Z7 Plus case. I can find the Z9+, though. I include it in my thread on cases (see my sig).

It looks like it should fit a Mugen 2. Does the Yaysa have the same dimensions?

Edit: found the Z7+. Even better than the Z9+. Looks like you should have no problems.
Edited by ehume - 10/30/11 at 6:29am
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post #3 of 9
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OK thank you.
You have Mugen 2, is it good? you think I can reach 3840 with it? (240 FSB) what about the RAM clearance? Can I put the fan higher if needed?
Thank you!
post #4 of 9
I have a Mugen 2. It is very difficult to mount with the motherboard in the case (see item T in my sig), but it is a good cooler. It is several degrees behind my NH-D14, though, so it is also several degrees behind the Silver Arrow. So is the Yaysa, if I'm reading the reviews correctly.

If I were you I'd make my decision based on the mounting systems . . . unless they're identical.
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Thanks for the help.
I thought about the YASYA because it is a little better than the Mugen 2, same size and price, and easier to install. Problem is that the YASYA is not as silent as the Mugen 2, and it's installation is looking less stable to me, like it's gonna fall every second.
So what do you suggest?
Is the Mugen 2 quiet? 37.0 dBA considered noisy?
Thank you!
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by NotAvailable View Post
Thanks for the help.
I thought about the YASYA because it is a little better than the Mugen 2, same size and price, and easier to install. Problem is that the YASYA is not as silent as the Mugen 2, and it's installation is looking less stable to me, like it's gonna fall every second.
So what do you suggest?
Is the Mugen 2 quiet? 37.0 dBA considered noisy?
Thank you!
Both are from Scythe. Do they use the same fan? It's the fan that makes the noise. I think if the price is the same, I'd take the Yaysa, since it performs slightly better. I wouldn't be afraid of its falling off.
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post #7 of 9
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Both are Scythe slip stream fan but for the YASYA the max is 1900RPM and in the Mugen 2 the max is 1300RPM
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Both are Scythe slip stream fan but for the YASYA the max is 1900RPM and in the Mugen 2 the max is 1300RPM
Interesting. The PWM Slip Stream in my Mugen 2 is the next one up, with a max of 1600 rpm. The 1900 rpm is way too fast for that fan. So you would probably do better to go with a Mugen 2, for both 1200 and 1600 rpm Slip Streams are good fans.

But lubricate your fan before you put it to use (see item 3 in my sig) and re-lubricate it periodically.
Edited by ehume - 10/30/11 at 8:42am
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OK thank you very much!
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