3.1W (!) Seafile private cloud

Overly suspicious when it comes to cloud storage? Just set your own little cloud at very little cost, like this amazingly efficient system featuring Intel's Celeron G3930 and Arctic's Alpine 11 Passive.

Source: reddit


ZOTAC CI329 is finally available

More than a year after its announcement, the Gemini Lake ZBOX is finally available for $279.99 in the US. Like Core-based models, the CI329 is not available as a barebone system but is a complete Windows 10 PC featuring 4GB RAM and a 32GB SSD.

✓ Celeron N4100 (4 cores up to 2.4GHz)
✓ 2 x DDR4 SODIMM slots (up to 8GB)
✓ 1 x 2.5-inch SATA 6.0 Gbps slot
✓ 1 x 3-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC) card reader
✓ 3 x USB 3.0
✓ 1 x USB 3.0 type-C
✓ 1 x USB 2.0
✓ 1 x HDMI 2.0a
✓ 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
✓ 1 x VGA
✓ 802.11ac
✓ 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
✓ 127.8 x 126.8 x 56.8mm


Roon Nucleus cooling

The very pricey music server is actually a passively-cooled NUC with a pretty basic yet effective cooling solution. As with most third-party NUC chassis, a massive heat sink case is mounted over the CPU. No heat pipes, no convoluted or weird ideas, no nonsense. Just a 2.5kg heat sink that does the job well.



You're gonna need a bigger case

Two years after being discontinued, Thermalright's passive CPU cooler is back. But there's a catch. Thermaright is testing the waters by releasing it exclusively in China. If successful in the Celestial Empire, the $100+ behemoth could be available globally again.


Athlon 240GE available

AMD's Athlon is back and doing well. The 2017 Athlon 200GE was critically praised and is still a great deal at $59.99. The 2018 iteration - the 240GE - is virtually identical to it predecessor, including a fanless-friendly 35W TDP, but is now running at 3.5GHz for $75. Still on board are AMD's Radeon Vega 3 graphics for HTPC and light gaming duties.

Update: 220GE available too. 


Fanless 800W NanoATX PSU

HDPLEX is making history again with the highest wattage pico / nano PSU on the market. Packing state-of-the-art components - including Sanyo high voltage solid capacitors, Infineon MOSFET, W├╝rth Elektronik high current inductance, National Semiconductor and MPS control chips - the HDPLEX 800W DC-ATX can handle 24/7 operation.

Currently in production, the power supply will be available in the coming weeks for $190.

Source: HDPLEX


SilverStone HE02 is back in stock

The last fanless supercooler is available again for $76. Featuring six 6mm heat pipes, the almost 1kg giant can handle 95W CPUs passively according to SilverStone, and 65W CPUs in a case featuring a mesh top panel according to us :)

Source: Amazon

Rugged Intel Core Mini up close

The IP50 certified Kaby Lake-powered mini desktop from Tranquil PC is not just for industrial use, it's also a pretty neat and silent Roon server: "Well after a few hours use very happy with this. Its very snappy compared to my old system, deadly quiet, lower TDP and looks really nice for a pc. So it off to a good start."



cirrus7 nimbini up close

The fanless NUC from cirrus7 looks massive and is not for everyone. Some people love it though: "I got my Cirrus7 Nimbini v2 fanless with i7 and it is awesome! It looks extremly well, is Lightning-fast, fanless and rock stable on heavy load. The aluminium outside has about 30 degrees on idle or playing music with no or light conversion. On heavy load like first scan of music library and analyzing the music files it‘s getting really hot on the outside (around 40 degrees), but that‘s a good thing, because the heat is transported away from CPU."

Source:, Instagram