Monday, July 20th 2020

Akasa Maxwell Pro Pictured: 65W TDP Fanless Case for both Intel and AMD

Here's the first picture of the Akasa Maxwell Pro fanless HTPC case. This Mini-ITX case features an all-aluminium construction, with diamond-cut edges on matte-gray anodized aluminium panels. The case's body doubles up as passive heatsink for the processor, and the Maxwell Pro is one of Akasa's first few cases to feature a common fanless block design that supports both AMD Socket AM4 and Intel LGA115x/LGA1200. The case extends into heatsink ridges along the sides, while a series of four copper heat pipes links it with a base at the CPU socket. Akasa claims the case is capable of handling CPU TDP of up to 65 W without any fans.

The front-panel features a brushed-aluminium finish, along with a handful USB ports and a power button, although we can't spy an IR receiver port. The case measures 280 mm x 209 mm x 110 mm (WxDxH). An optional 150 W power-brick is included, along with an internal DC-to-DC switch that converts the 2-pin DC input from the brick to various ATX standard connectors. The company didn't reveal availbility or pricing.
Source: FanlessTech
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7 Comments on Akasa Maxwell Pro Pictured: 65W TDP Fanless Case for both Intel and AMD

#1
Vayra86
65W! Interesting, I would certainly not mind seeing the actual performance of this thing.
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Chrispy_
That's either a total rip-off or rebranding of an older Streacom design that is already several generations/revisions old:
streacom.com/products/discontinued/

I can't remember exactly but I think this design was around when I was shopping for a taller mATX version of my Silverstone GD04 about half a decade ago.

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Okay, Streacom were making this prior to 2011, but 2011 is when they relaunched their website and went global.
streacom.com/news-item/streacom-launches-new-website/
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#3
theGryphon
Chrispy_
That's either a total rip-off or rebranding of an older Streacom design that is already several generations/revisions old:
streacom.com/products/discontinued/

I can't remember exactly but I think this design was around when I was shopping for a taller mATX version of my Silverstone GD04 about half a decade ago.

edit:
Okay, Streacom were making this prior to 2011, but 2011 is when they relaunched their website and went global.
streacom.com/news-item/streacom-launches-new-website/
Hold your horses! Way too quick to defame a product as rip-off of another. Streacom does not hold a monopoly on designing fanless cases.
This is just a fanless case that naturally uses a fin structure to dissipate air. How else can you design a fanless case anyway? There are distinct differences to tell the two products apart.
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AsRock
TPU addict
Chrispy_
That's either a total rip-off or rebranding of an older Streacom design that is already several generations/revisions old:
streacom.com/products/discontinued/

I can't remember exactly but I think this design was around when I was shopping for a taller mATX version of my Silverstone GD04 about half a decade ago.

edit:
Okay, Streacom were making this prior to 2011, but 2011 is when they relaunched their website and went global.
streacom.com/news-item/streacom-launches-new-website/
Rip Off ?, more looks more like common sense to me. I wish they used it a lot more with PC cases and not this BS ooh but t looks good even more so with video cards.
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#5
Tartaros
Chrispy_
That's either a total rip-off or rebranding of an older Streacom design that is already several generations/revisions old
I have seen several fanless cases for years and they look similar, is not like you can do much about it since they are bound by their useful design. They are either industrial (the majority) or HTPC and the only difference is that sometimes the industrial ones have the case fin shaped like a heatsink. Since most of them are industrial, you don't depend on mechanical part failing and shutting down the system and no one cares how they look. It's normal.

I recently moved my old Frankenstein mobile pc to an Antec ISK and the only thing pushing 35w is the cpu, now I'm curious if it would be possible to move it to this.
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#6
Sandbo
Chrispy_
That's either a total rip-off or rebranding of an older Streacom design that is already several generations/revisions old:
streacom.com/products/discontinued/

I can't remember exactly but I think this design was around when I was shopping for a taller mATX version of my Silverstone GD04 about half a decade ago.

edit:
Okay, Streacom were making this prior to 2011, but 2011 is when they relaunched their website and went global.
streacom.com/news-item/streacom-launches-new-website/
Just so you know, Akasa has been making lots of fanless chassis with original designs, and are actually adopted by various companies as OEMs.
That being said, though they might look similar, Akasa is capable and has been making their fanless chassis.

PS: I have Akasa Euler S and can't be happier with that.
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#7
Voodoo Rufus
This case design (and TureMetal's) make a lot of sense. Basically taking an audio amplifier case and turning it into a PC. No real good way of cooling it otherwise.

And external heatsinks like this can look really cool!
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