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Akasa Unveils Updated Maxwell Pro Plus Case with LGA1700 Support


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Akasa, a leading provider of passive cooling solutions and fanless cases, have announced an update to their popular Maxwell Pro fanless case. The new Maxwell Pro Plus is now compatible with the LGA1700 socket from Intel, and some of their highest performing 12th generation processors with integrated graphics, including the Intel Core i9-12900.

High-end processors usually require a hefty cooler equipped with high-speed fans, but Akasa's Maxwell Pro plus fanless Mini-ITX case can tame the beast, all whilst producing nothing but silence. The Maxwell Pro can handle the newest 12th Generation of Intel Core processors up to 65 W TDP (including backwards compatibility for LGA 1200 and 115x sockets) and is the perfect pair for activities such as content creation and 4K video streaming. The high-performance fanless case can adequately maintain temperatures around 80°C under load and completes the tremendous trio of Plus cases in Akasa's new range. The Maxwell Pro Plus is compatible with latest 600 Series Mini-ITX motherboards such as ASUS's ROG STRIX Z690-I and B660-I, Gigabyte's Z690I/B660I Aorus Ultra, and MSI's MEG Z690I Unify.

The curved edges are smooth, producing a softer effect, and allows the minimalist design to blend in well with almost any environment. The case is made to be displayed; it can be used as a statement piece in a home theatre, desktop setup, or recording studio. An optional external power pack (AK-PD150-02K) and the internal power adapter (AK-PE150-05) are advised to make full use of the silent heat dissipation, which can be hidden away for a clean aesthetic.

Pricing and Availability
  • The Maxwell Pro Plus starts at £188.50/€194.50/$228.65 (prices may vary by reseller)
  • The Maxwell Pro Plus are available to order throughout the UK, Europe, US, and Russia. Contact sales@akasa.co.uk to find a reseller near you.

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Really like their cases and their persistent in making them, had an Euler S from long time ago and it was amazing.
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Nice, sturdy looking little box, however.....

NO C - No BUY - NO EXCUSES, especially at that price...
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I have a i3 NUC in a Akasa Plato as my HTPC. Build quality is exceptional, pretty straight forward to build, and it has no problems keeping things cool. Not a cheap upgrade but it turns the NUC into a cheap looking lump of plastic you want to hide into a silent high-end looking piece of equipment you want to be seen.

This would be a great upgrade if we can ever get access to the upcoming APUs with current gen graphics.