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News Tranquil PC launches passive cases for Intel's NUC

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Gareth Halfacree, 28 Jan 2013.

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Sc0rian Here comes the farmer

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    love fanlesstech, found the site through bit-tech, now watch it quite often.

    This case looks awesome. Would like dual nic though!
     
  3. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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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.
     
  5. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Well, Mac mini with the same CPU is 629€, so the price still wouldn't be that bad.
     
  6. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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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.
     
  7. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    FullThrottleRic New Member

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    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 :)
     
  10. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    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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