Fanless News Roundup

The x86 ATOMIC Pi is listed for $39.

Ultra-thin Celeron-powered fanless ZBOX teased.

First pictures of Turemetal's giant UP10 case.

Nice Arctic AM4 Passive / Palit KalmX / SilverStone Nightjar build.

Arctic's Accelero S1 passive GPU cooler review (French).


Akasa Turing update

The Akasa Turing user's manual has been updated with more precise instructions on how to use the thermal paste. Check out the first and second version above, and make sure to use the included thermal component accordingly.


200W DC-ATX direct plug

Coming soon from HDPLEX : the only DC-ATX direct plug with PCIExpress rail 6+2PIN supporting GTX950 / GTX1050 graphics cards. The tiny 45 x 53 x 28.5mm unit features premium W├╝rth Elektronik components and a sizable aluminum heat sink for passive cooling and 24/7 operation. HDPLEX's 200W AC-DC power adapter or third-party external adapter are sold separately. Ideal for small form factor and HTPC builds, the 200W direct plug is priced at $62.50.

Source: HDPLEX


SilverStone's HE02-V2 is available from Quiet PC

The AM4-compatible version of SilverStone's flagship CPU cooler is now available for £49,54 (shipping to 90 countries). We know for a fact that the 1kg heat sink handles any 65W CPU in passive mode. The HE02 is the final fanless supercooler, so enjoy it while it lasts (we mean it).

Source: Quiet PC


Undervolted i9-9900K

A reader just sent us these pictures of a very cool build featuring the discontinued Nofan CR-95C Black Pearl and an undervolted i9-9900K. The original plan was to wait for the 35W i9-9900T but ultimately the i9-9900K was the best option for the experiment. At 90A the CPU consumes 67W max and can turbo up to 5GHz (the i9-9900T is locked at 4.4GHz).

✓ CPU: Intel i9-9900K with Nofan CR-95C (using Noctua's NT-H2)
✓ RAM: 64GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2666 DIMM CL16
✓ SSD: Samsung 970 Pro
✓ Motherboard: Asus Prime Z390-A
✓ Case: Thermaltake Core V41
✓ PSU: Seasonic Prime Fanless 600W


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)