Mini-STX build 2

Granted, a custom back plate was required but the DeepCool Neptwin fits on the tiny ASRock DeskMini motherboard. This dual-tower is far from being a household name, and yet temperatures are pretty good in passive mode. Running AIDA64's stress test, the 51W Pentium 4600 barely reaches 65°C.

Source: Chiphell


Mini-STX build

The Arctic Alpine 12 Passive looks amazing on a mini-STX motherboard, and does perform beautifully in an open-air setup. A reader was able to keep the 54W Pentium G4400 under 75°C after a seven-hour stress test, and was kind enough to send us these pictures. The mini-STX ecosystem is definitely missing a case for this particular cooler.


The Holy Grail

A fanless desktop tower PC, at last? Tranquil PC is teasing a stunning machine on Twitter, and here are early never-before-seen renders of this project. We're hearing that it's powered by a mystery 54W desktop AMD processor. Stay tuned.


OnLogic launches its own Ryzen IPCs

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT (DECEMBER 03, 2019) - Global industrial and IoT computer hardware manufacturer, OnLogic (, has teamed up with AMD to release a line of small form factor industrial computers powered by AMD Ryzen™ Embedded processors. Both the ultra-compact fanless ML100G-40, and actively-cooled MC510-40 are available for pre-order now and limited quantities are expected to begin shipping to customers in December.

"When we talk about helping clients find the 'right-fit' computing solution, it's about a lot more than just the form factor of the device. We want to match our customers with the hardware platform that's going to best solve their project challenges," said OnLogic Partnership Manager Johnny Chen. "Today's AMD processors provide a very appealing mix of performance, price and capabilities that, when combined with our hardware platforms, create new application possibilities and give our clients a way to further customize their hardware solution to meet the unique demands of their project."

These new AMD-powered computers leverage the reliability, US and EU-based support, and extended lifecycles offered by OnLogic, and are intended for use in manufacturing, automation, transportation, digital media, medical, and other IoT and Industry 4.0 applications. With fully silent operation, in the case of the ML100G-40, and reduced maintenance requirements, both devices could also be used as commercial desktop replacements or in client computing installations. The company's hardware is designed to resist damage from environmental factors like airborne particulate, shock and vibration and extreme temperatures.

OnLogic AMD Hardware Details

The ML100G-40 is a compact, fanless system intended for space-constrained installations and can be configured with an AMD Ryzen Embedded R1505G or AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B processor. The system utilizes the same chassis as OnLogic's line of NUC systems, and is engineered to be completely silent, fully solid state and cooled passively, without the need for a fan or openings in the case. The system features Dual LAN, triple display capabilities and is configurable with a range of memory and storage options.

The actively cooled MC510-40 is quad-display capable and powered by the AMD Ryzen Embedded V1605B processor. The system is intended for digital signage and workstation applications that don't require the environmental protections offered by a fanless solution.

"The combination of OnLogic industrial computing hardware and AMD processors is a great fit for customers that want high-performance mini PCs and compute devices for industrial markets," said Amey Deosthali, director of channel marketing, Embedded Solutions, AMD. "We’re excited to see how our partners, like OnLogic, create high-performance Mini PCs using AMD Ryzen Embedded processors that support the professional markets OnLogic serves."

OnLogic AMD-powered mini PCs are available for purchase and pre-order now by visiting

About OnLogic: A global industrial PC company focused on hardware for the IoT edge, OnLogic designs highly-configurable computers engineered for reliability. Their systems operate in the harshest environments and power innovation in the evolving Internet of Things. Fueled by a unique direct-to-customer business model that combines vertical integration, modular product design and a powerful online platform, OnLogic offers computers “designed to last, built to order, and delivered in days.” Founded in 2003 as Logic Supply, the company has served over 70,000 customers. OnLogic has offices in the US, Netherlands, Taiwan and Malaysia. Learn more about how builders, makers and doers are making the impossible possible using OnLogic hardware at or on Twitter @OnLogic.


First Ryzen Mobile mini desktop

After a string of high-end Ryzen Embedded systems, AMD's mainstream Ryzen Mobile processors are finally available in fanless mini desktops. Maxtang's Ryzen 5 2500U barebone is a first-of-its-kind product featuring the 15W quad-core CPU (up to 3.6GHz), two Ethernet ports, HDMI, DisplayPort and six USB ports for $415. The heat sink case itself looks adequate but as always with obscure brands, please proceed with caution.

Source: Aliexpress


Meet Intel's NUC Elements

"Start with an Intel® NUC 8 Compute Element with a complete range of Intel® brand processors. Then plug it into an Intel NUC Rugged Board Element, Intel NUC Pro Board Element, and integrate it into your solution. The Compute Element can be dropped into an Intel NUC Rugged Chassis Element for systems in unique environments, or business and vertical environments."

Source: Intel

FIRST LOOK: Intel's Austin Beach & Chandler Bay

Intel's Austin Beach is a fanless, dust-resistant chassis with I/O board installed. It will be available in 3 versions, Expandable, Dual LAN, and Multi HDMI. The 254 x 152 x 36 mm chassis features two M.2 slots and supports SATA SSDs.

Austin Beach requires Chandler Bay, a 95 x 65 x 6 mm module packing an 8th Gen Core-U processors (i3-8145U / i5-8365U / i7-8665U) and 4GB / 8GB RAM, or 4GB RAM and 64GB of eMMC storage (Celeron 4305U / Pentium 5405U).



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Passive Noctua NH-L9?

Who knew the Noctua NH-L9i had passive cooling potential? According to this redditor, Noctua's smallest CPU cooler handles the 54W Pentium G5600 like a champ. The low-profile heat sink is able to keep temperatures under 60°C during light office tasks.

Thanks, but we'll stick to this one.