Two are better than one


Russian Doll

This interesting build features a vertical heat sink case inside another heat sink case. Cooling fins are nowhere to be found but the 5kg chassis features an exotic thermosiphon module. We're thrilled to see the creativity and passion behind fanless projects from around the world. Keep 'em coming!

Source: habr


Russian Twist

Check out this impressive build featuring the 51W i3-7100, a giant 20 x 45 cm aluminum heat sink, and unconventional heat pipes filled with a powerful refrigerant.

Source: habr


The Akasa Raspberry Pi 4 case is here

LONDON, ENGLAND, October 2019 - Akasa, a leading supplier of thermal solutions for the global electronics industry, released the Pi-4 aluminium fanless case for the new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. A customised thermal kit with heatsink top cover dissipates heat away from the hot zones, namely the CPU, GPU and USB 3.0 chipset, effectively cooling the Raspberry Pi 4 and ensuring the system runs optimally, even under heavy workload.

The contemporary styled heatsink top cover, the base with a diamond edge finish, and the black sandblasted anodized finish give the Pi-4 a refined look and feel. The case will look great in any environment as an HTPC, web server, NAS or otherwise. Compact and sturdy, it is the perfect solution for protecting a maker board.

Optimal Thermal Performance

The thermal kit consists of two aluminium blocks, hi-performance thermal pads and compound. Measuring 6 mm thick, the heatsink top cover takes the heat passed upwards from the aluminium blocks and dissipates it into the air. Extruded fins on the top cover maximise the surface area and increase heat dissipation. Coupled together, the thermal kit and heatsink top cover significantly reduce temperatures.

Create Commercial or Industrial Solutions

Using the Raspberry Pi 4 dual 4K video capabilities, the GPU can get quite hot. The thermal kit of the Pi-4 was designed for such thermal situations and significantly reduces the GPU temperature. Akasa will soon release a mounting kit for the Pi-4 which accommodates wall mounting or DIN rail, making the Pi-4 ideal for a range of commercial and industrial applications.

Specifications and Customisation Options

Full specs and configuration options are available at To discuss customisation options, project details, or additional OEM services, contact or call +44 (0)20 8578 0055 in the EU and +886 (0)2 2999 6289 for Asia Pacific and USA.


• The Pi-4 is available to order starting today in 30+ countries throughout Europe, Asia, the US and Canada, contact to find a reseller near you.

• Micro HDMI display cables, adapters and USB Type-C power adapters for the Raspberry Pi 4 will soon be available from Akasa.


Not a milk crate

InWin is no stranger to groundbreaking and sometimes weird designs. Meet ALICE, their open-air cloth PC case. The 584 x 282 x 433 mm chassis is compatible with ATX, Micro-ATX, and mini-ITX motherboards, and is suitable for passive builds. The super-light ABS structure features a removable steel motherboard tray for easy hardware installation. ALICE is available today for $55.


SilverStone HE02 Vs Nofan CR-80EH

The SilverStone HE02 is now available in several Quiet PC systems for a tiny $4 premium over the Nofan CR-80EH. Nofan is riding on the back of the legendary CR-100A and CR-95C but the cheaper CR-80EH is vastly inferior to its predecessors. The SilverStone is currently the best fanless CPU cooler and will remain so until the release of the Noctua monster.

Source: Quiet PC

Update: i7-9700T systems are now available.


Roon Nucleus Gen 2

The second iteration of the high-end music server (technically a fanless NUC) is available for $1398 and $2498. Since the previous model rocked Kaby Lake processors, hopefully this one is powered by Coffee Lake SoCs. Despite the premium pricing, little is known about the actual specs. For spendthrift lovers of music and mystery only.


The ZOTAC CI329 is back as a complete PC

The quad-core Celeron N4100 system is going to be available in the coming days, featuring 4GB RAM, a 64GB SSD and Windows 10 for $249.99. Do keep in mind that Gemini Lake Refresh and the ZBOX Edge are just around the corner.

✓ Celeron N4100 (4C / 4T up to 2.4GHz)
✓ 2 x DDR4 SODIMM slots (up to 8GB)
✓ 1 x 2.5-inch SATA 6.0 Gbps slot
✓ 1 x 3-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC) card reader
✓ 3 x USB 3.0
✓ 1 x USB 3.0 type-C
✓ 1 x USB 2.0
✓ 1 x HDMI 2.0a
✓ 1 x DisplayPort 1.2
✓ 1 x VGA
✓ 802.11ac
✓ 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
✓ 127.8 x 126.8 x 56.8mm


Alpine 12 Passive new price

The cheapest fanless CPU cooler just got cheaper. Arctic's anodized aluminum heat sink is now available for only $10.99. Don't get us wrong, we love it and gladly recommend it for most 35W processors in a convection-friendly case, but keep your expectations realistic. The Alpine 12 Passive is an entry-level product mostly designed for office and HTPC purposes. Don't mount it on your i9-9900K.


incus A300 is a fanless mini-STX AMD PC

Think ASRock DeskMini A300, but totally silent. High-end fanless PC maker cirrus7 launches the incus A300 in two sizes for two thermal profiles (35W and 65W TDP).

Processors available include the Athlon 200GE and 240GE, the rare Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE, as well as the turbocharged Ryzen 3 3200G and Ryzen 5 3400G. The system is configurable with up to 32GB RAM and 10TB of solid state storage. The prices are remarkably affordable, starting at only 439 euros (60 euros coupon for pre-orders before October 27).

Source: cirrus7