Scythe Showcases Asymmetric Byakko CPU Cooler

Scythe, a well-known Japanese manufacturer of cooling solutions, is about to release an uncommon CPU cooler. Entitled Byakko, the Tower model features an asymmetric design: an aluminum heatsink is superseded backwards against the nickel-plated base; such framework ensures an ideal compatibility of the cooler with high RAM modules. Moreover, the item is only 130-mm high, so it can fit any PC case.



Scythe Byakko is reconcilable with the majority of modern platforms, including Intel Socket LGA 1366/115x/775 & AMD Socket FM1/FM2/FM2+/aM2/AM2+/AM3/AM3+. The cooler accommodates three nickel-plated 6-mm heat pipes, replenished by a single 92-mm fan. The Scythe Slip Stream 92 PWM is based on a sleeve bearing. Thanks to the PWM support, the fan is able to rotate within 300-2300 RPM range. Therewith, the maximal noise level does not surpass the margin of 28.26 dBA (the minimal index is 7.2 dBA).


The model is able to produce 6.70-46.55 CFM airflow, depending on the rotational speed. …

New chassis Aerocool XPredator - Evil Blue and Devil release

One of the popular chassis series Aerocool — XPredator – is relevant again, thanks to the emergence of two new design options the Evil Blue and Devil Red. Apart from a small «cosmetic repairs» newcomers got two ports USB 3.0.



Full-Tower hulls of XPredator Evil Blue and Devil Red (respectively, black and blue and black and red) are made from cold rolled galvanized steel with a thickness of 0.8 and 1.0 mm. Their weight is about 13.4 kg, dimensions — 600 (H) x 234 (W) x 555 (D).


Inside, can be placed the motherboard form factor XL-ATX, E-ATX, ATX, microATX and Mini-ITX, ten PCI Express expansion cards up to 330mm, CPU cooler up to 185mm, ATX-compatible power supply, six 3 5-inch hard drives and the same amount of devices size 5.25 ". Kit includes two 230-mm fans: Front with lighting and rear without lighting.


Ease of assembly is guaranteed by the availability for screwless installation of drives and video cards, holes with rubber «curtains» for cables and …

Graphics Card HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X Review

The number of graphics solutions designed by HIS cannot be figured from a cursory calculation only. Indeed, the company's product line counts dozens of cards destined at various audiences, with various needs and budgets. Take HIS HD 7850 series alone: it consists of ten models (three with 1GB memory and seven with 2GB memory). The latest HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X belongs to '2GB echelon' and is distinguished by the heightened GPU and memory frequency. Upon the whole, this graphics adapter features outstanding cooling and overclocking facilities.



Design and PCB


Graphics adapter HIS 7850 IceQ X Turbo X is a standard representative of the second HD 7850 revision. It is housed on a short printed circuit board and is equipped with only a single power socket, two heatpipes and a large fan. HIS developers advanced the heatpipes outside the board to elongate its contours; nevertheless, this card can't be considered voluminous, since its width hasn't been touched at all. The top part …
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