MSI Outs Cubi 2 with Kaby Lake Support

MSI has updated its lineup of mini-PCs with a new model – the Cubi 2 – that supports Intel Kaby Lake processors. Hence, the greenhorn comes equipped with either Intel Core i3-7100U two-core CPU that runs at 2.4 GHz frequency, Intel Core i5-7200U that operates at 2.5-3.1 GHz frequency (base/dynamic), or Intel Core i7-7500U that runs at 2.7-3.5 GHz frequency (base/dynamic). The model houses an integrated Intel HD Graphics 620 GPU.

MSI Cubi 2 mini-PCs are available in two formats: ‘light’ (115.2x112.2x34.6 mm), targeting M.2 SATA drives; ‘standard’ (115.2x112.2x42.7 mm), targeting traditional 2.5-inch drives. Besides, the models come in two case colors: black & white.

Internal layout allows for the installation of DDR4-2133 MHz memory modules of up to 32 GB capacity. They support motherboards with Intel H110 chipset and a single expansion slot which is occupied by M.2 2230 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth adapter by default.

This mini-PC accommodates gigabit LAN port, …

Thermalright Launches New Low-Profile CPU Cooler AXP-200

Thermalright, a Taiwanese developer of advanced cooling solutions, enters into the market with a new low-profile CPU cooler – the successor of the last year’s model AXP-100. Codenamed AXP-200, the product features 150x140x60 mm dimensions and is intended to be incorporated into HTPC systems, as well as in compact PC chassis with the support of mini-ITX motherboards. This cooler is compatible with the majority of up-dated platforms, including Intel LGA 1150/1155/2011/1156/1366/775 and AMD Socket AM3/AM3+/AM2/AM2+/FM2/FM1.

The first thing that should be noted about AXP-200 is that it’s a more powerful version of the predecessor, ready to dissipate heat even without the fan from all processors with TDP level of up to 35 W. The other peculiar thing is that the model comes at an attractive price of approximately €50. And finally, framework is one more feature that differentiates AXP-200 from rival products.

Thereby, the cooler from Thermalright has got C-shape framework …

PC Chassis Lian Li PC-V750 Review

The inventory of PC cases and enclosures designed by Lian Li is constantly replenishing with new products. Some of them resemble each other in design or framework, but some stand out from the line due to their non-standard elaboration. Chassis Lian Li PC-V750 can be boldly attributed to non-stock solutions, primarily thanks to unusual internal layout. This model is ready to demonstrate multiple attractive peculiarities, but they’ll be reviewed all in good time.


The first point to be mentioned about PC-V750 design is that it comes in three color variations: Silver (PC-V750A), Black (PC-V750B) and Internal Black (PC-V750WX). The latter is notable by the availability of a transparent acrylic side window, absent with other two models. In total, Lian Li PC-V750 is developed in Full-Tower form-factor, featuring 230x440x586 mm dimensions. It might be truly regarded as classic and laconic because of its rectangular shapes, square corners and relatively modest design. The …
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