HDPLEX H1 assembly

A closer looks at the entry-level HDPLEX heat sink case paired with the high-powered i9-9900. Building a fanless PC can be tricky but patience is key (don't spare on the thermal paste is our advice). Expensive too, we're talking about a $2,000 machine here. "Overall I love the new fanless and completely silent PC. It did take a couple of days to get used to the complete silence while working after so many years of what seemed like working on a runway."

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Clean & minimalist

Designed for Thin mini-ITX motherboards and 35W Intel processors the Akasa Euler can even keep this 65W i3-10105 under 85°C. The Euler is quite literally a 2.2kg aluminum heat sink connected directly to the CPU. No heat pipes are needed and no intricate assembly is required. Although thin and low profile, make sure to keep it in a well ventilated area for best results.

Source: Fully Silent PCs 



ARCTIC's fanless CPU cooler for the AMD range is no more. This comes as no surprise considering that the last 35W Athlon was released three years ago (Arctic doesn't recommend using 47W+ processors). The Intel version - Alpine 12 Passive - isn't going anywhere, probably because Intel's 35W T-series is more widely available. It's always sad to lose a fanless cooler but we're confident that the next one is already in the works. In fact, we're sure of it.

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Too many fans

We're not sure what this redditor is trying to achieve but using a fanless CPU when multiple fans and HDDs are involved is a little strange. Despite not being a top performer, the Nofan CR-80EH is once again stealing the show. Really cool chassis, too. This type of open-air structure is slowly going mainstream, and it's a matter of time before a well-established brand releases its own.

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The First is a beast

MonsterLabo's original mini-ITX case may not be The Beast, it's still a very capable solution for a mid-range build. Check out this Ryzen 7 5800X / GeForce GTX 1660 PC featuring 32GB of RAM and 2TB of storage. A totally silent gaming rig that keeps CPU and GPU under 87°C no matter what.

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Most powerful Jasper Lake PC yet

The Shuttle DL20N6 is now available in France and Germany. The fanless barebone rocks the mighty Pentium Silver N6005 (4C / 4T up to 3.30 GHz, 10W TDP) and features impeccable connectivity. Granted the DL20N6 is larger than most Jasper Lake mini PCs (think mini-ITX here) but we're fine with that if I/O - and cooling - are substantially better. 

✓ 2 x DDR4 slots (up to 16GB)
✓ 1 x 2.5" bay
✓ 1 x M.2 slot
✓ 6 x USB ports
✓ 1 x SD card reader
✓ 1 x HDMI 2.0b
✓ 1 x DisplayPort 1.4a
✓ 1 x Intel Gigabit LAN
✓ 190 x 165 x 43 mm


Six (!) 2.5G Intel LAN

This surprisingly affordable barebone is powered by the 10W Celeron J4125 and features four USB ports, HDMI, as well as six 2.5G Intel I225 LAN. The $275 system supports SODIMM RAM, mSATA SSD, and SATA storage. Also available as a complete PC with up to 16GB RAM and 512GB of storage. This unit is compatible with Openwrt, pfSense, untangle, OPNsense, most modern Linux distributions, and can be used as a firewall, or simply as a good old fashioned HTPC. 


The snail cooler

It's amazing how a simple DIY heat sink can improve thermals. This snail-looking Raspberry Pi performs much better than the stock version thanks to a very plain aluminum ribbon. "I used fevicol which is a synthetic craft glue as I don’t have proper heat sink paste. But I found that fevicol glue works good and the heatsink stays quite firmly attached to the CPU. After placing the heatsink the CPU temperature never goes above 50 degrees celsius. Which is a 10-degree improvement.

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The new nimbus is shipping

The Alder Lake nimbus from cirrus7 is now shipping and our friend Marc Vanderhaegen got it early. His unit features the Extreme Cooling chassis, the 35W i7-12700T paired with the ASRock H670M motherboard, a whopping 64GB of RAM and a 1TB Samsung 980 NVMe SSD. Interestingly, perforations can be seen in the second picture. They are part of cirrus7's highly efficient and totally unique cooling system.