FanlessTech

10.04.2022

The Turing goes to Wall Street




Meet the Turing WS, Akasa's latest fanless chassis designed for Intel's Wall Street Canyon NUC. The new Turing is identical to previous versions (247.9 x 113.5 x 95mm) but does feature the NUC 12 Pro I/O, including dual HDMI and dual Thunderbolt 4 ports. The Turing WS - which can be positioned vertically or horizontally - also comes with its own M.2 SSD cooler. The Turing WS is available for pre-order today ($170).

9.30.2022

Luxurious Xeon server





SilentPC.com offers this unique server featuring top-of-the-line components, including ASRock Rack industrial motherboard, Seasonic fanless PSU, and the highly coveted HDPLEX H5 case. The system is fully configurable and starts at $2,600.

"This HDPLEX Fanless PC is completely fanless...from CPU cooling, to video cooling, to fanless power supply, to fanless motherboard; every component is carefully matched together to provide a stable, seamless, and powerful experience without any fans. The HDPLEX H5 is a ridged heatsink that takes the heat from your primary components and routes it through heatpipes to the outer chassis."

✓ Intel® Xeon® E-2136
✓ Max. 128 GB UDIMM, DDR4
✓ IPMI Dedicated GLAN
✓ 2x 10G LAN
✓ 1x Mgmt LAN
✓ 1x M.2 (PCI-E Gen3)
✓ 8x SATA3 6Gb/s
✓ 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1
✓ 1x PCIe 3.0 x16

9.29.2022

Exclusive case concept - part 2




This new concept from Noah Beerstecher looks like your average heat sink case with conventional cooling fins, but those are just cosmetic. The slim chassis actually features a custom fanless CPU cooler similar to a flat Noctua NH-P1. The vertical design and large openings create a beneficial chimney effect.

9.28.2022

GIGABYTE N4120I H announced




This brand new GIGABYTE motherboard is powered by the aging Celeron N4120 5gemini Lake refresh) but does feature the latest tech, including NVMe SSD support, and Intel CNVi Gigabit WIFI (a sharp contrast to the neighboring VGA and PS/2 ports). The N4120I H also features two SO-DIMM slots, HDMI 2.0, GbE LAN (Realtek), two SATA 6Gb/s connectors, and one PCIe x16 slot. GIGABYTE's fanless motherboards are usually available under $100.

Source: GIGABYTE

9.27.2022

Exclusive case concept




This concept is so damn pretty. Designed by our friend Noah Beerstecher this Thin mini-ITX chassis features a pure copper top panel, or a more conventional aluminum / anodized aluminum option, and can handle a 35W processor.

9.26.2022

Rare Comet Lake barebone




Most fanless PCs are powered by mobile processors which are usualy more compatible with passive cooling, but this chunky Mitac system features the i3-10100T, a 35W desktop chip. The Comet Lake processor offers 4 cores and 8 threads up to 3.80GHz. The E410-13CMI features 10 USB ports, HDMI, Displayport, and multiple storage options, including 2.5" SATA, mSATA, and M.2 slots. It's available now for $699.95.

9.23.2022

ZOTAC ZBOX edge CI342 official




FanlessTech is not affiliated with ZOTAC - they don't even return our calls - but this will not refrain us from recommending the new ZBOX edge CI342. In fact, we think it's the best fanless PC from a mainstream brand. We're loving the simple and effective heat sink case, the ultra low-power Pentium N6415 (Elkhart Lake, 6.5W TDP) and the excellent connectivity including three USB 3.1, HDMI 2.0b, DisplayPort, and two GbE LAN. The ZBOX edge CI342 will be available as a barebone (go for this one) or as a complete Windows 11 PC featuring 4GB of RAM and a 128GB SSD.

Source: ZOTAC

9.22.2022

Open-air Thermalright extravaganza




Quality hardware can be reused over and over again. Check out this incredible open-air build featuring iconic decade-old Thermalright coolers, including the HR02 (CPU), HR09 (mosfet), HR05 (chipset), HR07L (memory), and Spitfire (GPU). The whole thing looks crazy, yet cohesive, and works beautifully. The 65W Ryzen 3 1200 is kept under 55°C and the GTX 660 doesn't exceed 45°C.

Source: reddit 

9.21.2022

Akasa Newton A50 review


"While I've been very happy with my staking rig, an ASUS PN50 with a Ryzen 4300U, I recently came across the Akasa Newton A50, a third-party case which claims to improve cooling and eliminate noise.

Btw I had no real complaints with noise, my rig was fairly quiet, but the fans would whir up occasionally which was sometimes annoying as the rig is located in my apartment, so I thought, lemme give this upgrade a go.

The Akasa is basically just a heavy, fanless, heatsink, and performs very well. It's quite small, only slightly larger than the PN50. I'd say the Akasa is maybe 1/3rd the size of a shoebox.

The whole upgrade took me probably 2 hours, to dismantle the PN50, and transfer the motherboard, CPU, SSD, and RAM.

Pros:

- My rig is now DEAD SILENT. It's actually kind of amazing having no noise whatsoever.

- Much better cooling performance than stock. Temps are 12-15 degrees lower across the board. I imagine this should also help eliminating any CPU thermal throttling (if you had been experiencing any), and my SSD runs a lot cooler as the Akasa included a beefy M2 SSD heatsink.

- Compatible with all variants of the ASUS PN50 (4300U, 4500U, 4700U, 4800U) as well as all variants of the PN51 (5300U, 5500U, 5700U).

Cons:

- You have to dismantle the PN50 / PN51 and I personally found it incredibly difficult pulling the motherboard out of the ASUS PN50 in particular. I had to actually bend and break pieces of the case off to get the mobo out, destroying the original case in the process. But after that, installation in the Akasa was straight forward. I looked this issue up online and supposedly the PN50 was slightly redesigned internally at one point, hence why some people do not have this problem but others do. Or something.

- The LED is the only thing that tells me it's running. But it's kinda bright.

- You WILL need to have additional thermal paste on hand. They don't give you enough in the kit.

Summary:

- Totally worth it."

Source: reddit