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Gigabyte z68 mobos + scythe mugen 2
« on: November 01, 2011, 03:07:09 pm »
Hi!
Is Mugen 2 compatible with GA-Z68XP-UD3P or GA-Z68XP-UD4.
I'm thinking only of motherboard's own heatpipes, I have small DDRs - they'd fit for sure.
From what I see, ud4 has slightly larger heatpipes than ud3p
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http://www.gigabyte.com/fileupload/product/2/3977/5061_big.jpg

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Re: Gigabyte z68 mobos + scythe mugen 2
« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2011, 04:38:45 pm »
Hi and welcome.

I am sure that the Scythe Mugen 2 would fit as I have not found any cooler that fouls the heatpipes or heatsinks. If anywhere it is normally the memory modules that cause the problem but if you have the low profile versions then it should be fine. ;)
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Re: Gigabyte z68 mobos + scythe mugen 2
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2011, 04:00:20 pm »
Hi,

According to Scythe's website there appears to no information relating to the Z68 MB's

Here: http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/cpu/040/scmg2000_detail.html


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Re: Gigabyte z68 mobos + scythe mugen 2
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2011, 04:14:27 pm »
Hi,

According to Scythe's website there appears to no information relating to the Z68 MB's

Here: http://www.scythe-usa.com/product/cpu/040/scmg2000_detail.html
I know, compatibility thread on official scythe forum doesn't have this information either

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Re: Gigabyte z68 mobos + scythe mugen 2
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2011, 07:14:05 am »
Thing is they cannot possibly test every available motherboard with their product and so you have to accept that if it fits a particular socket genus then unless yours is something way out of the ordinary hopefully it will fit ok. Personally after looking at the socket on your board and the cooler there is no reason for it not to be fine. ;)
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Re: Gigabyte z68 mobos + scythe mugen 2
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2011, 10:13:08 am »
If you are still unsure why not go to your local PC store and see if one fits with your board? Or contact Scythe and ask them directly via email, you don't want to spend your €'s only to find it doesn't fit......better safe than sorry.

I don't work for Noctua but there compatibility list see here: 

http://www.noctua.at/main.php?show=compatibility_gen&products_id=31&lng=en

clearly shows that this particular fan is compatible with your MB.......so no time is wasted or damage for that matter . I'm sure other manufacturers of CPU coolers do the same.


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Re: Gigabyte z68 mobos + scythe mugen 2
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2011, 10:16:31 am »
I think Noctua should pay you though technology with the amount of hard work you are putting into selling their products! ;D
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Re: Gigabyte z68 mobos + scythe mugen 2
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2011, 11:55:06 am »
I wish DM!!!  ;D  I just think they produce a quality component and the aftersales service is excellent......Noctua....gemacht mit qualitat!!! 8)

I wonder what the Noctua case fans would look like in that Antec chassis you recently review DM?!!!! :)


I've just found this article on Tom's Hardware which might be of interest:
  
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/cooling-airflow-heatsink,review-32315.html


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Re: Gigabyte z68 mobos + scythe mugen 2
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2011, 01:16:17 pm »
Yes a very interesting article especially for beginners in that it explains the dos and donts and why which is often left out. I have made a note of the link for the forum use. Thanks.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
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i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
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Re: Gigabyte z68 mobos + scythe mugen 2
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2011, 01:31:13 pm »
Your welcome DM.....there is another part to follow.
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Re: Gigabyte z68 mobos + scythe mugen 2
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2011, 02:13:43 pm »
Yes I noticed that. Very helpful to point someone to if they are not sure about how to set up a cooling system.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
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Re: Gigabyte z68 mobos + scythe mugen 2
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2011, 04:20:07 pm »
Hi All,

Cooling...... Part Deux from Tom's Hardware:

http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/cooling-air-pressure-heatsink,review-32320.html

Enjoy!!! ;)

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