Universal CPU Cooler Scythe Mugen 4 Review

Some hardware pieces disappear after a while of emergence but some serve PC needs for years, always appearing in new incarnations. The latter is true about Mugen series of CPU coolers from Scythe. The success of the very first model, Scythe Mugen, gave rise to the appearance of an updated second version, then the third one, and, finally, the fourth one – Scythe Mugen 4. This cooler is distinguished initially by its universality, supporting all actual CPU sockets (Intel- and AMD-based). For sure, this is not the mere advantage, since it is able to offer much more.



Delivery Kit


Mugen 4 is delivered in a compact-size cardbox, containing a large amount of information about the cooler. The contents will give a buzz to all consumers, due to a list of useful components. Here one might find: a brand mounting kit Hyper Precision Mounting System (H.P.M.S.) that includes a kit of screws, plastic gaskets, a metallic backplate, mounting plates, a clamping plate, four wiry clinches for …

Frameless AH-IPS Monitor ViewSonic VX2270Smh-LED Review

Frameless monitors are on the peak of popularity nowadays, due to a sleek design. That is the main reason why all manufacturers gradually transit to new standards of visual representation. ViewSonic is not an exclusion with its line of high-end monitors, including one of the most popular models – the VX2270Smh-LED. It differentiates from direct rivals primarily by the availability of a base unit with a touch-sensor control and a number of other unique features, which will be described below.



Key Specifications


ViewSonic VX2270Smh-LED enjoys the following specifications:

— panel: type- AH-IPS (LG Display LM215WF3-SAQ2), viewing angles – 178/178 (horizontal/vertical aspects), vertical refresh rate – 76 Hz, backlit – W-LED, surface – hard coating 3H, diagonal – 21.5 inch, aspect ratio – 16:9, response time – 7 ms (GtG), resolution – Full HD, ultimate brightness – 250 cd/m2, dynamic contrast – 30M:1;

— PSU: external;

— color gamut: AdobeRGB …

Greeting Affordable Brix GB-BPCE-3350 Mini-PC from Gigabyte

Gigabyte has surfaced a budget-oriented mini-PC of Brix series, entitled Brix GB-BPCE-3350. The new-comer is designed on Intel Apollo Lake CPU (14 nm) and an integrated Intel HD Graphics 500 graphics core. The Intel Celeron N3350 operates at 1.1 GHz frequency but might be overclocked up to 2.4 GHz (TDP – 6 W). The GPU runs at 200-650 MHz frequency.



Gigabyte Brix GB-BPCE-3350 comes with a pair of SO-DIMM DDR3L memory modules which operate at 1866 MHz frequency (maximum of 8 GB). Storage subsystem is introduced by a single SATA III port and microSD card-reader. The availability of a single M.2 2230 slot ensures the model’s expansion facilities. Initially, this slot is occupied by Wi-Fi + Bluetooth adapter (Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3168).


To continue, this mini-PC employs a couple of controllers – Realtek ALC255 & Realtek RTL8111HD – which take care of audio and network subsystems. The front I/O panel offers a pair of USB 3.0 ports, one D-Sub port and one 3.5-mm …
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