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Old 28th Jan 2013, 11:20   #1
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Tranquil PC launches passive cases for Intel's NUC

All-aluminium design provides silent operation.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardwar...tranquil-nuc/1
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Old 28th Jan 2013, 16:45   #2
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This case looks awesome. Would like dual nic though!
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Old 28th Jan 2013, 16:46   #3
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Complain to Intel. This is just a case .
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Alltogether with the intel-board, some RAM and the mSATA SSD you're looking at a €600 fansless miniPC.

Not sure if woth it, but very nice.
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Old 28th Jan 2013, 18:20   #5
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Well, Mac mini with the same CPU is 629€, so the price still wouldn't be that bad.
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Old 28th Jan 2013, 22:57   #6
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I'm very tempted by the D33217GKE - 200 for a Core i3 and super-tiny motherboard isn't bad. 99 for a case seems steep, but I suppose the Akasa Enimga cost over 60 so passive technology included isn't bad.
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Old 28th Jan 2013, 23:27   #7
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But on other side the version with their own case is cheaper :
http://www.scan.co.uk/products/intel...r3-2x-hdmi-g-b
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Of course it is.

Tranquil make virtually all of their cases now from solid aluminium, and basically turn the entire case into a massive heatsink.

Comparing it to a few bits of plastic glued together is pointless.
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Comparing it to a few bits of plastic glued together is pointless.
The standard NUC chassis is actually a really nice bit of kit, the sides are (from what I can tell) aluminium and there's a steel inner frame too. It's only the top that's the shiny plastic to let the wifi in and out, overall it feels really solid and well made.

Also at idle the standard cooler is properly quiet, and when it does turn the fan up it's not really that loud
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Of course it is.
I meant that as a reaction to Combatus and him thinking about the separate board and buying Akasa Enigma - which is IMO pointless. Either get the NUC in the original case, or the board & this Tranquil case.
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