Eight 2.5G Intel LAN

This $203 barebone features the humble Celeron 4305U (Whiskey Lake) but packs a punch when it comes to network options. No less than eight 2.5G Intel LAN are featured for a wide range of applications, including firewall and pfSense. The 8.66 x 5.04 x 1.85" (220 x 128 x 47mm) unit also features four USB 3.0 ports, COM, DisplayPort, HDMI and supports mSATA SSD.


Rudimentary, yet effective approach

This i9 is passively cooled using a single block of copper, and results are surprisingly good (35°C idle, 80°C max). Extracted from a medical machine, the partially hollow 3.6kg piece of hardware is not even properly mounted on the CPU, proving once again the copper is king.

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Passive Radeon RX 6400

"Previously shared my silent HTPC built in an HDPLEX H5. Original version had a GTX 1030, but recently upgraded to a Radeon RX 6400 (mainly for HDMI 2.1 output). Used the HDPLEX passive GPU heatsink system to keep it cool and match with the existing passive CPU cooling."

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Can the NH-P1 handle the turbocharged i9-13900K ?

"The fanless results shown above were much better than I expected. I had personally expected it to cool closer to 100W over long terms, 150W was beyond my wildest expectations! This basically means that for common tasks – web browsing, gaming, etc. – you won’t notice any performance difference (vs normal coolers) using Noctua’s fanless NH-P1.

But there are other ways to look at this cooler’s performance. I wanted to see how long the NH-P1 could sustain workloads without having the CPU hit TJmax. With a 200W TDP enforced, it lasted 2.5 minutes (picture below shows after it hit TJmax)"

Source: Boring Text Reviews 



Morpheus 8069 available

The new giant GPU cooler from Raijintek is now available in Europe for 169.90 euros. Rated for 400W using additional fans, the heat sink can certainly be used in passive mode with low power graphics cards. Previous model, the Morpheus II, could handle the NVIDIA Quadro P2200 without any problem (see it in action in this gorgeous build). The Morpheus 8069 will be available globally in the coming weeks.


NUC 12 Pro kits Ultimate Review

"Our performance evaluation showed that the NUC 12 Pro kits deliver tangible improvements over their Tiger Lake counterparts. Compared to the ASRock Industrial NUC BOX-1260P, the two actively-cooled kits have a much better power consumption and performance profile. Our doubts regarding the performance per watt metric for Alder Lake-P were laid to rest after our detailed investigation into the Wall Street Canyon NUC kits.

On the fanless front, the Bleu Jour Meta 12 is an interesting product that can only improve with more attention to BIOS tuning. The design itself could also do with some improvements in terms of SSD cooling support (the regular NUC 12 Pro kits have a better passive thermal solution for the storage subsystem compared to the Meta 12). Hopefully, the performance and temperature profile of the Meta 12 can change for the better before the product hits the market."

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BleuJour KUBB Mini up close

A closer look at the KUBB Mini in bronze, available for 299 euros. The 7 x 7 x 7cm Mini Kubb is powered by the 10W Celeron J4125 (Gemini Lake Refresh) and features 8GB of soldered RAM and a 42mm 128GB M.2 SSD. Connectivity is good - especially considering its diminutive size - and includes four USB 3.0 ports, Micro SD card reader, HDMI, and audio jack.

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The genius of cirrus

Nothing compares to the cirrus7 heat sink cases. Sold as complete systems featuring NUC, mini-STX, or Thin mini-ITX motherboards, the chassis is truly unique and features a copper core and thick aluminum fins. The case is literally a massive CPU cooler that can fit the whole computer. Highly recommended.