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July 8, 2013

Haxx.eu Unveils Fanless ATX PC Case


Fanless mini-ITX and NUC cases, in which the body of the cases double up as CPU coolers, may have had some enthusiasts craving for an upscale of the concept, a full-fledged ATX case which can take advantage of the exponentially higher volume, to passively cool processors with TDP of up to 95W. Haxx.eu unveiled one such case, the Fanless Case 0.1. Made of 3.1 mm-thick aluminum sheets, the case can house common ATX, micro-ATX, and mini-ITX motherboards. It offers 7 expansion slots, two 5.25-inch drive bays, and five 3.5-inch bays that can each hold 2.5-inch drives.

Differences between this case and most others kick in, with the unusual cutouts on the case. The top panel is perforated to hold a 140 mm fan, and a couple of 120 mm bottom intakes, which pretty much wrap up the fan provision loadout. It doesn't include any fans, and doesn't need them to begin with. A huge monolithic aluminum heatsink hovers over the CPU socket area, which connects to the CPU over a copper base and heat-pipes. This heatsink can passively cool CPUs with TDP of up to 95W.

 The case measures 180 x 420 x 420 mm, and although the company didn't mention dry weight, we expect it to be on the higher side. Strap it with a passively cooled PSU like the SilverStone NightJar, a passive-cooled graphics card like the PowerColor HD 7850 SCS3, and you're good to go [silent]. Having a unique/niche product has one distinct advantage. 

You get to price it high. This case is yours for 333 EUR.



Source: Techpowerup.com