Overkill much?

This unconventional NUC mod is pairing the i7 Bean Canyon with the gigantic Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT CPU cooler. While the 28W i7-8559U is kept under 65°C, the tiny original NUC case is not designed for passive cooling whatsoever and internal components - including the RAM - reach unhealthy temperatures under heavy load.

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SilverStone's pico PSU

The reliability of fanless pico PSUs is spotty at best, and such a product from a trusted brand is a welcome game changer. The SilverStone AD120-DC is actually a combo kit featuring a 120W DC to DC power board and a 120W 12V AC-DC power adapter. The bundle also comes with multiple cables, including CPU, 24-Pin motherboard, SATA, and peripheral connectors. At only 160 x 25 x 45mm the board is a godsend for the small form factor PC crowd.

Source: SilverStone


The First in color

MonsterLabo's The First is a compact mini-ITX chassis with a 200 x 200 mm footprint and an integrated passive cooling solution. The internal 2.7kg heat sink handles both CPU and GPU in passive mode, up to 220W TDP. The case is compatible with SFX and ATX power supplies and graphic cards up to 270 mm in length. The First is now available in red and gray.


New Onlogic Helix 610 (Comet Lake)

The new Helix 610 adds additional data storage capabilities to the original Helix 600 chassis, with room for two additional 2.5" drives (2x hot swap bays coming soon). Its fanless construction and 0-50°C operating temperature range allow the Helix 610 to operate 24/7. RoHS, FCC and CE certified, Helix 610 combines the power of a desktop computer with the flexibility of a PLC, and the connectivity of an edge gateway.

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3D printing

Is 3D metal printing the future of cooling? It might very well be the case as 3D printing using aluminum, titanium, chrome/cobalt and superalloys like Inconel® and Hastelloy® is getting cheaper. Groundbreaking CPU coolers and heat sink cases could be around the corner.

Sources: Instagram, all3dp


FIRST LOOK: Streacom DB1

Here's an exclusive first look at Streacom's new case. The DB1 is an ultra-compact fanless ITX case, designed for the next generation of power-efficient CPUs with performance integrated graphics that is extremely competitively priced, without any sacrifice on design or quality. Full details will be available next week.


More Gemini Lake Refresh motherboards

Coming soon from ASRock : two mini-ITX motherboards both powered by the quad-core Celeron J4125 (10W TDP). The J4125-ITX is the consumer-oriented model and features two DDR4 SO-DIMM slots, HDMI, DVI, VGA, one M.2 Socket (Key E), four SATA3 6.0 Gb/s connectors, and Gigabit LAN (Realtek). While the J4125B-ITX is the industrial option and features HDMI, VGA, COM, and Parallel ports.


Creative concepts

These fanless chassis concepts are out of this world. We're not sure if they would be economically feasible, or even thermally efficient, but they sure look awesome. The good news is that a trusted brand is launching a new fanless case that actually works, later next week. Stay tuned.

Update: Jochen, the original creator, tells us that they are indeed constructed with cost effectiveness in mind.

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K300 vs. K700

Here's a quick overview of OnLogic's Karbon 300 and Karbon 700. The series provides the highest level of computing in a compact, ultra-durable, easy to integrate footprint. Protected against dust and debris, the Karbon series stands up to shock, vibration and extreme temperatures.