FanlessTech

6.20.2018

BREAKING: Alpine 11 Passive discontinued



This was to be expected, we can confirm that the bare version of ARCTIC's fanless CPU cooler is being phased out. Limited quantities are still available for $12.

The more stylish and performant Alpine 12 Passive is taking up the torch. Now let's hope Intel makes its 35W CPUs more readily available.

6.16.2018

nimbini V2 in pictures





A closer look at the nimbini V2, undoubtedly the most high-end and striking-looking fanless NUC. Both the vertical design and the semi-open structure make it a passive cooling champ. We'll take five, please.

6.15.2018

Shuttle DL10J available for $200


Shuttle's Gemini Lake barebone is now available for $200, just add storage and RAM for a complete PC. Powered by the Celeron J4005 (which features impressive single thread performance) the system is built for continuous 24/7 operation.

✓ Celeron J4005 (dual-core @ 2.70 GHz, 10W TDP)
✓ 2 x DDR4 slots (up to 8GB)
✓ 1 x 2.5" bay
✓ 1 x M.2 slot
✓ 2 x USB 3.0
✓ 4 x USB 2.0
✓ 1 x SD card reader
✓ 1 x HDMI 2.0
✓ 1 x DisplayPort
✓ 802.11b/g/n Wifi
✓ 1 x Gigabit LAN
✓ 190 x 165 x 43 mm

Source: Amazon

Update: The DL10J rocking a Huawei LTE module.



6.14.2018

ARCTIC's fanless duo available for pre-order... for only $13



This is a milestone moment for passive cooling aficionados. Gone are the days of $100+ fanless CPU coolers. ARCTIC is shaking things up with the Intel-compatible Alpine 12 Passive and the AMD-friendly Alpine AM4 Passive.

Both are designed for CPU up to 47W TDP but we wouldn't use them with anything other than a 35W processor, especially since the i7-8700T runs hot and performs like a 50W CPU.

Source: Amazon

6.13.2018

Legendary coolers immortalized



Stunning shots of stunning fanless CPU coolers, courtesy of Getty Images. Zalman's FX70 and Nofan's CR-100A will be missed.

Source: Getty Images (2)

Zero noise FORTNITE build


Fanless gaming rigs are tricky only with the latest and greatest.

This ARCTIC Alpine 11 Passive and Gigabyte GT 1030 Silent combo runs FORTNITE in total silence (and on the cheap).

6.12.2018

ECS' new barebone is not pocketable, and that's OK




What's the point of diminutive PCs if storage, connectivity, and cooling are lousy? ECS is bringing common sense back with small (196 x 183 x 45 mm, think mini-ITX) yet workable hardware.

The LIVA One Plus SOC is powered by a Gemini Lake processor (J4005 / J4105 / J5005), features no less than seven USB ports, and can fit two SSDs (M.2 and 2.5" slots). Yay for options!

Source: ECS

6.09.2018

DC-powered Gemini Lake motherboards




Using an ATX power supply in a Gemini Lake PC makes zero sense, so kudos to ECS for offering motherboards with onboard power (and M.2 slot). We're hearing that the GLKD-I series will rock the 10W Celeron J4005, J4105 and Pentium J5005.

✓ 1 x DDR4 2400 MHz SO-DIMM slot
✓ 1 x M.2 slot for SSD
✓ 1 x M.2 slot for WiFi/BT
✓ 2 x SATA III connectors
✓ 4 x USB 3.0 ports
✓ 2 x USB 2.0 ports
✓ 1 x HDMI
✓ 1 x VGA
✓ 1 x PS/2 Mouse / Keyboard
✓ 1 x Gigabit Ethernet

Source: ECS

6.08.2018

Akasa Euler TX 2.0


Akasa is showcasing its new Euler TX at Computex, and it looks like the heat sink case is ready for those hot little 35W Coffee Lake chips. The case looks larger and cooling fins are definitely more prominent. Current model retails for $189.

Make sure to follow the Akasa team on Twitter.

More fanless ATX power supplies




Known for its groundbreaking - and colorful - mechanical keyboards, MISTEL is testing the waters with no less than two PSUs, the MX550 (550W) and MX650 (650W). Unlike other passively-cooled units MISTEL's 80 Plus Platinum and fully modular power supplies feature copper heat sinks (which should improve the capacitors temperatures and life expectancy).

Source: TechPowerUp