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Hi all,
I haven't seen anyone but me around here use a Scythe Infinity (a.k.a Mugen) cooler. (http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/cp...scinf1000.html)

This is an excellent cooler, in my opinion. I've had it for a good year now, and used to run a E6600 at 3Ghz at about 40° under load (can't remember vcore, as I now have a different cpu).

My G0 Q6600 is running at about 45-50° prime95 load at 3Ghz and 1.35 vcore (vcore not fully optimized yet), at about 21-22° ambient. This is with two Scythe Slipstream 120mm fans at 1200rpm. That seems to be roughly on par with what people are getting on the TRUE.

So have people just not noticed this cooler? Or are there other good reasons why no one seems to be using it?
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i've actually been thinking about this one when i bought my TT, but ended up with this one because it has fan in the middle so i can make a push through pull set up. And i think it looks more pimp . But the infinity is still a great cpu cooler imo.

Although it doesn't make any sense to change the name of a product which stays the same...
    
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post #3 of 11
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Although it doesn't make any sense to change the name of a product which stays the same...
Yeah, that's what I though as well. I was really confused for a while until I realised they had just renamed it.
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post #4 of 11
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Originally Posted by celebro View Post
i've actually been thinking about this one when i bought my TT, but ended up with this one because it has fan in the middle so i can make a push through pull set up. And i think it looks more pimp . But the infinity is still a great cpu cooler imo.

Although it doesn't make any sense to change the name of a product which stays the same...
Sorry for reviving a somewhat old thread, but it's actually not the same product. The Scythe Mugen has a fan with 9 fins whereas the Infinity had a fan with 7 fins. I agree though as I don't think the name should be changed since the difference if far from dramatic.

Either way, I'm loving mine so far!
 
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Originally Posted by onlycodered View Post
Sorry for reviving a somewhat old thread, but it's actually not the same product. The Scythe Mugen has a fan with 9 fins whereas the Infinity had a fan with 7 fins. I agree though as I don't think the name should be changed since the difference if far from dramatic.

Either way, I'm loving mine so far!
I sold my old lapped Infinity to my friend to cool his Phenom 9850, and has had great results... We got it to 3.1 on 1.4vcore, and hasnt had a problem cooling it under load.
    
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i've looked at this cooler but i dont like the way they mount it, through push pins. if i can figure out a better way / more effective way of mounting it. & if i have enough space on my motherboard this might be my next heatsink.
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post #7 of 11
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i've looked at this cooler but i dont like the way they mount it, through push pins. if i can figure out a better way / more effective way of mounting it. & if i have enough space on my motherboard this might be my next heatsink.
What's so bad about the push pins? I love them since you don't need to remove the motherboard to install the cooler which is a big bonus for me since I review PC hardware and often find myself removing my cooler to test a different one.

I do have to admit though, the Mugen/Infinity is a freakin bear to install. I had to remove my exhaust fan to have enough room to install it. And even then, I sliced my finger open on one of the fins.
 
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post #8 of 11
Im using the Infinity too Really loving it, holding my E6600 at 3.0GHz at 30C with a 1.28125 vcore load is about at 50C last I looked
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post #9 of 11
It is a really good cooler and is very silent, the reason few people use it is because they want MAX performance. I myself am soon getting to Noctuas; cool and quiet - can't ask for much more!
    
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post #10 of 11
I have one on a P4 3.0 prescott that is at 3.7 and it keeps it below 52C at load and ~40 idle. Pretty huge since running stock 3.0 with some clogged fans had it 55C idle. I was going with it on my sig but I was scared it would not fit with the NB HS so I got the ninja which just does fit.
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