Insane cirrus7 prototype

This THIRTY-kilogram monster is the ultimate evolution of the cirrus7 concept. Featuring fourteen 8mm copper cores, this heat sink case is capable of handling up to 350W TDP. Pricing and exact availability are unknown at present.


Kodlix GN41 video review

GIGABYTE GA-IMB4100TN announced

The GA-IMB4100TN is a Thin mini-ITX motherboard powered by the 6W Celeron N4100 (Gemini Lake). Featuring four COM ports headers, it is clearly geared towards industrial use. Although it would make sense to use it as a HTPC : Intel's UHD Graphics 600 handle 4K files at 60Hz.

✓ Celeron N4100 (4C / 4T up to 2.40 GHz)
✓ 2 x DDR4 SO-DIMM slots
✓ 1 x M.2 socket
✓ 2 x SATA 6Gb/s ports
✓ 4 x USB 3.1 ports
✓ 1 x HDMI
✓ 1 x VGA
✓ 2 x Gigabit Ethernet (Realtek)



FSP releases slim 330W fanless external PSU

This looks perfect for high performance SFF systems, including NUC and mini desktops similar to Compulab's Airtop. At 200 x 27 x 100mm the adapter is on the large side, though. It operates with a universal input range of 90-264VAC. Available in two flavors, 19.5V (FSP330-AJAN3) and 24V (FSP330-AAAN3) it is designed with reliability in mind (MTBF of 300,000 hours at 25℃).

"In order to satisfy the equipment requirements for the AIoT field, FSP has broken through the R&D bottleneck and released a slim 330W high wattage fanless external power supply. This slim design model has a height of only 27mm and allows users to save equipment space. Enclosure design reduces noise and is dust-proof."

Source: FSP



Don't care for elaborate fanless NUC cases? Looking for a cheap alternative? There's always the DIY route. Check out this very simple CPU cooler / open case for an i5 Haswell NUC. It even features a copper heat spreader. We'd love to see something like this being mass produced.

Source: eBay (not affiliated)


The Akasa Turing is available at Amazon

The unique fanless NUC case is now available from the e-commerce giant for $139.95. The Turing is not only a little work of art, it's also incredibly efficient. It's compatible with all Coffee Lake NUCs, including the NUC8i3BEKNUC8i3BEHNUC8i5BEKNUC8i5BEH, and the mighty NUC8i7BEH.

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Passive Athlon 240GE

The Arctic Alpine AM4 Passive is known to keep the Athlon 200GE at bay, but what about the more powerful 240GE? Polish site PcMod takes a look at its cooling performance when gaming and under stress tests, and we're happy to report that the affordable heat sink is working beautifully. Please note that the Athlon 240GE's TDP is only 35W, though.

Source: PcMod


Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n Nano IoT announced

A fanless ThinkCentre, finally. The M90n Nano IoT features an 8th Gen Intel processor, 8GB RAM and up to 512GB storage (M.2 PCIe SSD).

Small enough to fit in the palm of the hand, the diminutive desktop is MIL-SPEC tested and can endure extreme temperatures. Available with Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Home, or Windows 10 IoT, the M90n Nano IoT is also Ubuntu and Redhat certified. It will ship in August with an expected list price of $539.

Source: Liliputing

Update: Actual pictures of the device, courtesy of PCMag



Akasa is doing such a great job at making passive cooling more accessible, and we're proud to call them friends. Meet the team at COMPUTEX, 4th Floor of Nangang Exhibition Centre - Booth M0735. Or book a meeting right now : +886 (0) 2 2999 6289 /

From Akasa :

"Akasa design and manufacture a comprehensive range of high quality technology products including coolers, heatsinks and fans. We work closely with Intel and AMD to ensure our products match the complex demands of CPU and form-factor technology. So when new, advanced technology arrives, Akasa have the products and expertise to make it work for you.

Akasa have extensive design and development capability in Europe, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Our thermal engineers are equipped with sophisticated computer modelling software for measuring noise and case vibrations, airflow, static pressure and temperature control. We are specifically developing advanced expertise in energy saving and silent operation technology. New products are subject to rigorous testing before committing them to market.

Akasa is 100% dedicated to serving customers with reliable products which provide certainty in use. We never compromise product quality. We use high grade materials sourced from dependable suppliers. All our products are manufactured under strict quality control standards managed from our Taiwan office.

Akasa own and manage manufacturing plant in China with modern facilities including computer aided precision tooling and injection moulding. For specialist technology requirements we have a network of strategic partners in China, Taiwan and Europe."


Upcoming Turemetal cases

Turemetal will showcase two new HTPC cases at COMPUTEX TAIPEI (May 28 - June 1). Both are larger versions of the original mini-ITX UP3, with optional graphics card support. The UP5 is a micro-ATX case that handles a combined TDP of 120 watts. The UP10 takes it up a notch with a combined TDP of 140 watts, and support for a SFX or ATX power supply.