Monday, July 8th 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: FanlessTech
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15 Comments on Haxx.eu Unveils Fanless ATX PC Case

#1
Jack1n
This case has got my attention.
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#2
silkstone
We need some internal shots. I want to know how it all connects to the cpu.
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#3
badtaylorx
YES YES YES!!!!

I really like where this is headed.....:rockout:
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#4
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Reminds me of early 2000's model cases without the plastic. Wished the PSU was bottom mounted
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#5
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
All I see is dust. :(

And for one glorious moment I thought I saw screws instead if rivets, but I was wrong. :(
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#6
AsRock
TPU addict
Nice case and like some one else said like to see internal pics

by: brandonwh64
Reminds me of early 2000's model cases without the plastic. Wished the PSU was bottom mounted
Why ?, as long as you can point the psu fan to the top of the case it be just fine if not better off as all you do in some cases is just make the psu hotter as there next to a hot video card which in turn takes breathing space from the video card.
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#7
Rowsol
Damn, that's some thick aluminum. Me like.
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#9
erocker
I'll let Batman field my question:

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#10
RejZoR
I wonder how do you connect the heatsink to the CPU... I also think it could be done in a far more aesthetic way without compromising the cooling capacity. In current form, it looks rather poorly even for a passive cooled case.
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#11
erocker
by: RejZoR
I wonder how do you connect the heatsink to the CPU... I also think it could be done in a far more aesthetic way without compromising the cooling capacity. In current form, it looks rather poorly even for a passive cooled case.
My guess it's like HTPC case equivalents... and it's somewhat described in the article. A copper block which has heatpipes connected to it is connected to the CPU. The heatpipes are then connected to the huge aluminum heatsink in the case.
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#12
dlpatague
by: Frick
All I see is dust. :(

And for one glorious moment I thought I saw screws instead if rivets, but I was wrong. :(
Nah looks like it is made with all screws. No rivets. Looks like it is using allen screws. Rivets aren't usually that shiny and with metal that thick it wouldn't be practical to use rivets. Plus you can see the hex nuts that each allen screw screws into if you look at the image showing the top.
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: dlpatague
Nah looks like it is made with all screws. No rivets. Looks like it is using allen screws. Rivets aren't usually that shiny and with metal that thick it wouldn't be practical to use rivets. Plus you can see the hex nuts that each allen screw screws into if you look at the image showing the top.
Look at the ones at the side. The big ones looks like screws, but the smaller ones doesn't.
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#14
dlpatague
by: Frick
Look at the ones at the side. The big ones looks like screws, but the smaller ones doesn't.
Ugh...yes they are...

You can see the nuts on the bottom. You see how the edges of the metal are not straight but instead they like bump out. The sides are like puzzle pieces. The screws facing downwards are the same as the one's facing sideways. Plain to see. I'm willing to be every single one is a screw on that case. No rivets at all. Looks like they used two or three different sized screws on the whole case.

Recommended / required tools

• Phillips screwdriver
• Allen key 2 / 2.5 / 3
• Wrench 5.5 / 7/8 (alternatively Kombi-/Wasserpumpenzange)
• Needle or pliers
• scissors or pliers
• measuring stick or ruler

Told you.....three different sized allen screws used for the case! The wrench sizes match the hex nut sizes you would use also. Must come with assembly required. lol
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#15
tigger
I'm the only one
The company is german, it seems the only way to order is to email, and they will send an invoice for payment before delivery.

http://haxx.eu/Bestellung.html

I looked but could not find any internal pics.
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