Small-Sized CPU Cooler Thermalright AXP-100 Review

Being an acknowledged leader in the segment of PC cooling systems, Thermalright never stops its improvement. The company always keeps pace with time, supplying its customers with only advanced and up-dated products. Following the latest tendencies towards the miniaturization in HTPC field, Thermalright took a decision to design a cooler for small-sized mini-ITX motherboards. As a result, all potential customers can now revel in a new compact cooler, codenamed AXP-100.



Design and Framework


CPU cooler AXP-100 features a horizontal framework, consisting of thin aluminum plates pieced by six copper heatpipes (6 mm each pipe). The whole construction is covered by a nickel surface. The heatpipes are folded smoothly and distributed across the heatsink area with 10 mm spacing; their edges are covered by ornamental caps with ‘Thermalright’ logo. Such configuration ensures utmost heat dissipation across the surface.


The implemented heatsink has got two-stage structure, …

Well-Knit Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix Motherboard Review

While mini-ITX motherboards keep on arousing customers’ mistrust, manufacturers move heaven and earth to eliminate any doubts. Take GA-B85N Phoenix model from Gigabyte alone. It is absolutely ready to satisfy all basic needs a modern high-performance PC requires. In addition, it is not as pricey as its full-format competitors. Hence, what a demanding customer will get for about $100?



Specifications


Gigabyte GA-B85N Phoenix boasts the following technical data sheet:

— chipset: Intel B85, socket – LGA 1150, supported CPUs – Pentium, Celeron, Xeon, Core (Haswell gen.);

— memory: 2x DIMM slots, DDR3 SDRAM, volume – 16 GB, max. frequency – 1600 MHz;

— expansion: 1x PCIe 3.0 x16, 1x mini-PCIe 2.0 x1;

— storage: 3x SATA III 6 Gb/sec, 1x SATA II 3 Gb/sec, 1x mSATA 6 Gb/sec, all governed by the chipset;

— graphics: Intel HD Graphics onboard, two video outputs (HDMI 1,4a, DVI-I);

— fan connectors: 2x 4-pin;

— audio: Realtek ALC898, 7.1 …

The Refined Envy 34 All in One PC from HP

At the CES 2017 event in Las Vegas, the HP Company has presented its new AIO type PC – Envy 34.



All the key electronic components are located in the base, which also holds speakers. This peculiarity makes the device thin and adds showiness to its layout. The display is curved and possesses a 34” IPS-panel with wide viewing angles and a resolution of 3440 × 1440 pixels. The aspect ratio is 21:9.


This product is equipped with the 7th generation Intel Core CPU and up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM memory. Optionally a discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950M or an AMD RX 460 graphic accelerator can be installed. One can choose to use either a 1 TB hybrid hard disk or a standard 1/2 TB HDD and a 256 GB SSD for data storage.


Among highlights, we may distinguish a webcam, which can be put out of sight into the framework, and Qi, the inbuilt system of wireless gadgets charging.


The initial cost of this all-in-one PC is $1750.
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