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Turing Compact Fanless 8th Gen NUC Chassis $124.62
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Akasa Turing Compact Fanless 8th Gen NUC Chassis

Designed to take full advantage of the 8th generation Intel NUC, Akasa’s Turing Fanless chassis is the ideal choice for a silent mini PC!

Features

  1. Aluminium fanless cooling design for 8th gen NUCs
  2. Stylish cover panels with diamond effect
  3. Support IR remote functionality and dual microphones
  4. Positioned vertically or horizontally
  5. Perfect for audiophile enthusiasts and commercial applications

Aluminium fanless cooling design for 8th gen NUCs

The Akasa Turing is a compact fanless chassis for Intel’s 8th Generation NUC, making it ideal for home or office environment. It features a contemporary design with symmetrical extruded fins with classically inspired panels, perfectly balancing for silent cooling, performance and size.

Positioned horizontally or vertically

With feet mounting holes on the base or the side of the chassis makes it possible to stand the Turing chassis either horizontally or vertically.

Support IR remote functionality and dual microphones

The Intel 8th gen NUC features an IR remote receiver and dual microphones and the Turing chassis takes full advantage of this by providing access to these features.

Stylish cover panels with diamond effect

Depending on the orientation you choose, either end of the chassis has a stylish panel that adds a touch of elegance which obscures the views on the aluminium fins.

Perfect for audiophile enthusiasts and commercial applications

Akasa is well known within the audiophile and commercial industries and with the introduction of the Turing chassis this exposure will expand even further.


SpecificationsTuring case
Model NumberA-NUC45-M1B
Motherboard supportIntel NUC Board (kit): NUC8i7BEH / NUC8i5BEK / NUC8i5BEH / NUC8i3BEK / NUC8i3BEH
MaterialAluminium
Motherboards typesUCFF 4” X 4"
Dimensions95 x 113.5 x 247.9mm (W x D x H)
Drive bays2.5” SSD/HDD (up to 9.5mm high)
Front I/OPower button, power and HDD led, USB 3.0 port x 2, IR receiver opening, HD Audio in / out
Antenna fitting holes2
SecurityKensington lock
Warranty24 months
EAN barcode4710614539242
SpecificationsTuring case
Model NumberA-NUC45-M1B
Motherboard supportIntel NUC Board (kit): NUC8i7BEH / NUC8i5BEK / NUC8i5BEH / NUC8i3BEK / NUC8i3BEH
MaterialAluminium
Motherboards typesUCFF 4” X 4"
Dimensions95 x 113.5 x 247.9mm (W x D x H)
Drive bays2.5” SSD/HDD (up to 9.5mm high)
Front I/OPower button, power and HDD led, USB 3.0 port x 2, IR receiver opening, HD Audio in / out
Antenna fitting holes2
SecurityKensington lock
Warranty24 months
EAN barcode4710614539242

Customer Reviews

Great case, but beware of SSD temps on long high loads

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The case is quite heavy and it was an easy assembly. Everything you need comes in the package. The only challenges are getting the NUC out of its original case and prying out the microphone assembly to transplant to the new case.

Then I started testing. All of this was done with the Akasa thermal grease that came in the package (note: remove the thermal pads and use the grease on all 3 dies). The room was at about 24 degrees Celsius and the Case standing upright under my desk with ample room to all sides but no moving air going over it. I did mount the rubber feet but not the decorative plate on the top.

Idle temps rarely went over 30 degrees. Also with moderate activity (heavy browsing, some light photo editing) temps usually stay in the mid 30s.

Sustained loads can warm the more than 2 kilograms of aluminium rather quickly. With Prime95 (I used the second method - maximum heat, power consumption, Some RAM tested) the temp equilibrium after an hour lies around 65-68 degrees. The case is very warm to the touch then, not unlike a rather warm radiator. Same with some gaming that keeps the power envelope at constant 30 Watts.

This is absolutely fine for CPU, GPU and the on-package memory. But there is more in that system. The compartment for the components has some ventilation on two sides (upper and lower when the case is standing upright). But you can imagine, that almost 60 degrees hot metal will prewarm up the little air that comes in quite a bit. After one hour RAM sat around 73 deg, my NVME 970 EVO at toasty 70 deg and the SATA 850 EVO at 67 deg. Those are not temperatures you want to see your flash storage at for prolonged periods of time. 70 deg is the absolute max operating temperature Samsung defines in their documentation. Also you will see immediate throttling with these drives at these temperatures.

My takeaway: If you plan to have long, full loads with this case, buy a USB fan that you can prop on top to pull up air through the fins at those times. Even running it at about half speed I see a significand difference in temps for the SSDs.

If anybody has a more elegant solution to keep the NAND drive, please come forth!

All in all I am happy with my purchase. I only wish for an elegant way to keep my hard drives cooler so I can run the case to its full potential without an ugly USB fan occasionally riding on top and making some noise.

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