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Impactics C3LH & K.I.S.S.S. passive HTPC

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There are very few manufacturers of completely passive systems out there. Impactics is jumping into the fray, aiming to offer fan-less systems, but without the large price premium associated to such computers. We take a look at the black, H55 and i3-530 equipped system to see if it can keep going under the pressure, or if it crumbles under the heat.

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Interesting... I see a lot of AMDs new APU running one of these
 

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•Loss of warranty of any installed mainboard

how is this a negative? its a complete htpc. wouldnt you rma the entire unit if the motherboard went bad?
 

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how is this a negative? its a complete htpc. wouldnt you rma the entire unit if the motherboard went bad?

It is not a complete HTPC, it is just the enclosure unit that is really being reviewed here. The setup inside was just included as a demo for the unit, normally you would provide you own components. And because you are removing the stock heatsink on the motherboard you would be voiding the warranty.
 

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It is not a complete HTPC, it is just the enclosure unit that is really being reviewed here. The setup inside was just included as a demo for the unit, normally you would provide you own components. And because you are removing the stock heatsink on the motherboard you would be voiding the warranty.

Almost ^^. This review is about the chassis and cooling system. But yes, the board will loose its warranty.

Sincerely
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Thats not an Impactics, that is a Cooler Master chassis that was released 2008. Its cool looking.
 
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I really like the size and exterior design, although I'd rather get it pre-assembled.
 

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Thats not an Impactics, that is a Cooler Master chassis that was released 2008. Its cool looking.

Correct, that was mentioned in the review, the passive cooling system is from Impactics.
 

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Correct, that was mentioned in the review, the passive cooling system is from Impactics.

Almost, Impactics had the interior modified to fit the higher quality power converter PCB from FSP :)
 
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I like this case!

I would see more ITX case review with high mo-bo compatibility rate :)
 
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