Akasa Maxwell Pro: HTPC case cools AMD and Intel fanless up to 65 watts

Akasa's first 65W fanless case is coming soon, and it's compatible with both Intel
HTPC housing for 65 Watt Cpus with low-noise cooling

A housing compatible with Mini-itx form factor motherboards, which can cool Cpus up to a power class of 65 watts fanless, is developed by the company Akasa with the model Maxwell Pro, which specializes in such concepts. Platforms from AMD and Intel are to be supported in the passive case.

HTPC housing for 65 Watt Cpus with low-noise cooling

As the first of its kind in the range of the manufacturer, the Maxwell Pro Mini-itx board should accommodate and keep the Cpus installed on it - whether from AMD or Intel - by means of passive cooling in the uncritical temperature range. Akasa calls a compatibility to processors with a TDP classification of up to 65 watts, which can be installed without restrictions using passive fan mode in the Maxwell Pro.

Akasa Maxwell Pro

As known from various other passive housings of the manufacturer, the removal of the waste heat takes place via four heat pipes made of copper, whose ends have contact to the aluminum chassis and thus the heat transfer takes place. Two sides of the 280 209 110 mm (W T H) measuring Maxwell Pro have milled-in cooling fins to deliver more waste heat to the ambient air via a larger surface area. Further holes in the lid additionally ensure a higher air exchange inside. The base plate of the heat sink with the pressed in heat guide tubes fits on the CPU socket AMD AM4 as well as on Intel’s counterpart in the mainstream, the socket LGA 115x respectively the structurally identical LGA 1200.

Replaceable front panel with four USB type A

The Maxwell Pro also has an aluminum connector strip as a front panel, which, as with Akasa housings, is typically screwed to the body and can be easily changed. This should provide an on/off switch and four USB Type-A ports. As fanlesstech continues to report, Akasa plans to offer the Maxwell Pro under the additional product identifier A-ITX48-M1B and two optionally selectable power supplies. Once as an internal solution with a rated power of 150 watts or alternatively as an external adapter via a hollow plug, such as for notebooks and monitors widely used.

Price and availability not yet leaked

It is not yet known when and at what price Akasa intends to sell the Maxwell Pro. Usually, the fanless housings of the manufacturer, which are of similar design and functionality, usually cost more than 100 euros for the more compact and less waste heat producing Intel Nucs. As an example, the elaborately designed Turing or its further development Turing FX, which were presented last year respectively this year and are currently sold from 161 euros.

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