Silentmaxx TwinBlock on the cheap

Planning to passively cool the 127W i9-9900KS? The humongous and extremely rare Silentmaxx TwinBlock is available on eBay for $77. Manufactured by Deepcool for German PC builder Silentmaxx, the TwinBlock is usually exclusively available in their high-end Kenko range. The Twinblock is a 1.3kg dual-tower featuring 10 heat pipes.

Update: It's really, really big.


OnLogic's CL210G-10 now $238

"The front I/O includes two USB 3.0 ports, two Gb LAN port, two mini-DisplayPorts. The bottom includes one USB 2.0 port, and a 9 pin RS-232 box connector COM port. For future customizations, the top has four antenna holes for Wi-Fi or LTE via the system’s two mPCIe slots (one full-height, one half-height).

Equipped with the efficient Intel Celeron N3350 processor and 4GB of dual channel LPDDR4 memory, the AWS-CL210G-10 brings stable operation with Intel Platform Trust Technology (PTT).

This industrial fanless gateway brings the ease of x86 architecture to the Ultra Small Form Factor with dual LAN and dual Mini Display Ports. Storage temperature range: -20°C to 70°C.

The industrial-grade Hardshell Fanless Technology found on the AWS-CL210G-10 not only looks good, but also protects the system from dust, debris, chemical, and moisture ingress. Its unique cast aluminum chassis efficiently dissipates heat while allowing for space-saving mounting with a DIN rail mounting kit included.

An mSATA slot (shared with the full-height mPCIe) or microSD card slot on the back can accommodate additional storage if more than the 32 GB of eMMC storage is needed."

Source: Amazon


Swan song for Noctua's NH-D14

Last chance to own the legendary Noctua CPU cooler. The dual-tower heat sink is still available in very small quantities for $79.95 in regular box or in easy-to-open packaging. The 900g premium cooler performs well in passive mode for 35W processors and even 65W i3s. Definitely a better option than the flimsy and clearly overpriced Nofan CR-80EH.


Frost Canyon NUC leaks

The next gen 4x4-inch NUC is upon us. Frost Canyon features Intel's Comet Lake U processors but is extremely similar to the Coffee Lake-powered Bean Canyon, only trading one of its front USB Type A port for a USB Type C port.

As usual, expect slim (M.2 storage only) and regular models (M.2 and 2.5" bay). It will be interesting to see how the new 15W Comet Lake chips with UHD Graphics compare to last year's 28W processors with eDRAM-infused Iris Plus Graphics. We can confirm that at least two third-party fanless cases are in the works.

Frost Canyon has a tentative release date set for December 12.

via @momomo_us

Update (EXCLUSIVE) : Frost Canyon WILL be 25W (cTDP).

Update #2 : Frost Canyon is the first 4x4-inch NUC to officially support 64GB RAM.


It's never too late

Got a noisy 5th Gen NUC from 2015 or a 7th Gen unit from 2017? It's not too late to make it silent using Akasa's Plato, available at half price on Amazon. Ditch the fan and enjoy a brand new computer with the Plato X, compatible with the Broadwell NUC (NUC5i7 / NUC5i5 / NUC5i3) or the Plato X7 compatible with the Kaby Lake NUC (NUC7i5 / NUC7i3).

Akasa's Pi-4 is available

The 68.5 x 96 x 33.5 mm sandblasted and anodized aluminium heat sink case is now available for $27. A must considering the RaspBerry Pi 4's thermals.


JETWAY's Gemini Lake offering

JETWAY's HBJC420P891 is powered by the 10W quad-core Celeron J4105 and features one DDR4 SO-DIMM slot (up to 8GB), 32GB eMMC, M.2 SSD support, two HDMI ports, four USB ports, Ethernet, and a SIM card slot. Please note that 3G/4G connectivity works only when a wireless module is installed using the full-size Mini-PCIE slot. The mini desktop is available for $270.


Revamped ASUS PB40

Another Gemini Lake system is making a return. The ASUS PB40 is back as a complete Windows 10 PC for £260. The new PB40 features the quad-core Celeron N4100 (up from the dual-core Celeron N4000) 4GB DDR4 memory and 64GB eMMC. M.2 connector and 2.5" bay are also available for more serious storage.

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$49 fanless-friendly Athlon

AMD is really cementing 35W processors in the mainstream, and we couldn't be more pleased. Introducing the unlocked Athlon 3000G, the 12nm follow-up to the affordable 200GE, 220GE, and 240GE. This amazingly-priced APU is a dual-core Zen+ processor running at 3.5GHz, and featuring Radeon Vega 3 Graphics for casual gaming.



The world's biggest CPU cooler

Technically, it's also a GPU cooler. The heat sink at the heart of MonsterLabo's The First fanless chassis is now available as a stand-alone product - in black or white - for 180 euros. At 3kg (6.6-lb) and 200 x 185 x 265mm the cooler is (surprise) not compatible with your average PC case, but is perfect for a special project and testing.

Source: MonsterLabo