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Akasa Unveils Vegas A-series Compound Fans

Akasa, a leading provider of active cooling and lighting solutions, has announced a new series of fans under the popular VEGAS line of products. These new white fans come complete with aRGB functionality, further highlighting the brilliant white frames. Available in one, two, or three fan configurations, the possibilities are endless with this Vegas A-Series of case fans!

This series comes with a convenient integrated design that reduces the number of cables, making cable management a breeze and allowing a higher airflow within the case. The A-series is easy to install with only two cables necessary for full functionality: one for absolute control over fan speed (4-pin PWM), and one for over 16 million aRGB lighting combinations (3-pin addressable RGB). These fans are also compatible with all major RGB control software, such as Gigabyte RGB Fusion, MSI Mystic Light, ASUS AURA, ASRock Polychrome, and Razer Chroma RGB.

Akasa Announces SOHO AR Dawn Edition Fans

Akasa, a leading provider of active cooling and lighting solutions, has released a new colourway for their popular, premium SOHO AR case fan. With its clean white aesthetic and striking RGB ring, the SOHO AR Dawn edition is perfect for light PC builds, or to provide a contrasting colour for darker builds. Aesthetics are not the only benefit, as the SOHO AR provides high airflow with an almost silent operation.

As the newest member of the SOHO range of RGB products, the Dawn edition comes in a 120 mm size, complimenting the black Dusk edition fan. These dazzling SOHO fans have a minimalist neon style aRGB ring, with over 16 million lighting combinations. The sleek fan blades have an aerodynamic design, producing a powerful airflow of up to 52.9 CFM and strong air pressure of up to 1.75 mm-H2O.

Akasa Announces Newton A50 Fanless NUC Case for ASUS PN50/PN51 Motherboards

Akasa, have released the latest model of their small form factor fanless cases, introducing the Newton A50! The newest Newton is ultra-compact, with dimensions of just 169 x 115.5 x 68.5 mm (1.3L). The case supports ASUS PN50 and PN51 motherboards, which are equipped with the latest Ryzen 4000 mobile processors and 5000 mobile processors (respectively) for the best performance in its size category.

The small but mighty design makes the case perfect for small areas, or minimalist desktop setups. The sleek, futuristic panels combined with this ultra-compact shape means the case can be used in a wide range of ways; either a discreet addition to a desk, for smaller desktop setups, or hidden away for a clean, truly silent aesthetic. To fully take advantage of the silence, the use of SSDs is essential for the noiseless experience - the cases have enough space for one M.2 SSD and one 2.5" SSD/HDD.

Akasa Intros a Trio of LGA1700-compatible CPU Coolers

Akasa, a leading provider of cooling and thermal solutions for the global electronics industry, has released new variants of their classic CPU coolers, updated for the Alder Lake processors (LGA 1700 mounting system). The three coolers are designed for unlocked desktop CPUs (AK-CC6606BP01), F-Series desktop CPUs (AK-CC6603EP01), and T-Series desktop CPUs (AK-CC6601EP01). These coolers will work at the TDP set by Intel, and will follow the official thermal and mechanical design guide, improving heat dissipation from the Alder Lake processors.

The 12th generation of Intel Core processors will be using the LGA1700 mounting system, launching with a host of technological advances. Intel's new hybrid core design allows for efficient data processing, with the introduction of Performance and Efficiency cores (P-cores and E-cores respectively). P-cores are dedicated to the faster processing tasks, whilst E-cores have been built to work through background processes, therefore increasing the multitasking capabilities of the CPU. Due to the new sizes of these cores, the shape of the CPU's integrated heatspreader (IHS) has changed to accommodate this, with its rectangular dimensions of 37.5 mm x 45 mm.

Akasa Announces OTTO IP68-rated Fan

Akasa, a leading provider of active cooling solutions, has announced the newest additions to their line-up of fans, the OTTO series of IP68 rated 120 mm case fans! The OTTO fans take their name from the swift, swimming otters, with the sleek, water resistant fan blades producing a high airflow to help with removing heat and dust from a computer system.

The fans use auto-industry ergonomic design to help smooth out bumps and vibrations that the fans will endure - the patented anti-vibration structure provides a perfect cushion between the mechanical fan blades and the reinforced fibreglass polymer frame. With an IP-68 classification, the OTTO is practically made for heavy-duty and industrial applications, easily able to sustain the harsher conditions in these environments. The removable frame is ideal for the maintenance and ease of cleaning of the computer system, allowing the life-span to be extended with proper care.

Akasa Launches Turing ABX and Newton A50 Fanless Cases for Mini-PCs

Akasa, manufacturer of cooling solutions and computer cases, today updated two of its fanless compact cases designed to replace actively-cooled systems of mini-PCs. For starters, the new Akasa Turing ABX is a next-generation compact fanless case for GIGABYTE AMD Ryzen BRIX 4000U-Series Mini-PC with Radeon GPU. The Turing ABX case is compatible with the following GIGABYTE Ryzen BRIX models: GB-BRR3-4300, GB-BRR5-4500, GB-BRR7-4700, and GB-BRR7-480. It brings out all of the I/O ports that come standard with these BRIX models; however, the cooling system is replaced with Akasa's fanless design integrated within the case.

And last but not least, Akasa also launched Newton A50 fanless case for ASUS PN51 and PN50 mini-PCs. Coming in with a 1.3-liter design, this case represents a very compact solution capable of carrying 5000 and 4000 Series AMD Ryzen processors and Radeon Vega 7 Graphics. As far as I/O options, the case brings everything that ASUS PN51 and PN50 PCs have to offer; however, the cooling system is also replaced by Akasa's fanless design. You can learn more about Turing ABX here and Newton A50 here. For availability, you can expect these cases to become available in the next three weeks from, Amazon, Caseking, Jimms PC, Performance-PCs. Pricing is unknown.
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Akasa Announces Alucia H4 CPU Tower Cooler

Akasa, has released a brand new tower cooler to add to its premium line-up. The Alucia H4 is made up of a sleek, all-black heatsink and a high performance 120 mm fan with enough cooling power to tame CPUs with a 185 W TDP, such as Intel's Core i7 12700 at Turbo Power, or AMD Ryzen 9 5950X. The Alucia H4 heatsink features a eccentricity design, which is a mounting mechanism which allows for different heights of RAM clearance. Simply adjust the clips attached to the fan and mount the fan above any RAM modules. Work or play, bring on the heat with the Alucia H4 - with a maximum 185 W TDP, this premium cooler can be used with the vast majority of high-end CPUs!

The heatsink has four copper heatpipes with Direct Contact technology, which provides a high level of heat dissipation. Compatibility is not an issue, with the mounting kit included with the cooler, which can fit LGA2066/2011/1156/1155/1151/1150/1200 and AM4, and a future update is planned for LGA1700. Akasa's premium T5 Pro-Grade Plus thermal paste is also included in the package, allowing the best heat dissipation possible from the CPU.

Akasa Announces LGA 1700 Compatible CPU Coolers

Akasa, has announced they will be releasing an updated set of CPU coolers compatible with Intel's newest mounting system, LGA1700. The new line of coolers will follow Intel's official thermal and mechanical design guide and improves heat dissipation from the Alder Lake processors.

The 12th generation of Intel Core processors will be using this LGA1700 mounting system, launching with a host of technological advances. Intel's new hybrid core design allows for efficient data processing, with the introduction of Performance and Efficiency cores (P-cores and E-cores respectively). P-cores are dedicated to the faster processing tasks, whilst Ecores have been built to work through background processes, therefore increasing the multitasking capabilities of the CPU. Due to the new sizes of these cores, the shape of the CPU's integrated heatspreader (IHS) has changed to accommodate this, with its rectangular dimensions of 37.5 mm x 45 mm.

Akasa Announces New IP68 Fans, CPU Cooler and New Fanless Case for NVIDIA Jetson Nano

Akasa, a leading provider of passive case solutions, coolers, fans, PC lighting and a vast array of card readers, cables and adapters just announced four new exciting products during CES 2022 in Las Vegas, USA. Introducing first, the moniker 'OTTO' which was derived from otter animals, specifically their streamline agility through water and highly evolved and specialized limbs to achieve fast speeds. The new OTTO series utilizes superb design engineering from the auto-industry, with an ergonomic design that creates a seamless and near-noiseless experience due to its patented anti-vibration structural design.

Through its advanced design, with water and dust resistance up to the IP-68 classification, it is perfect for heavy duty applications. Akasa are introducing two models in this series, with the first being the 'OTTO SC12', a 120 mm fan with advance sickle flow blades which has been perfected to provide a more centralized pressure for PCs and other heavy duty heatsink and radiator applications. On the other hand, the 'OTTO SF12' is a 120 mm fan with S-Flow blade design which has been specifically fine-tuned on the P-Q curve for focus on overall airflow, making it the perfect PC and enclosure fan. The detachable frame allows for convenient cleaning and maintenance in more industrial applications. The OTTO series is ideal for those looking for ultra-performance in specialized or heavy duty applications.

Akasa Intros AK-PCCE25-02 2.5GbE Adapter Capable of 25W PoE

Akasa has been into client networking products lately, with its recent low-profile 2.5 GbE adapter. The company's latest product in the category is the AK-PCCE25-02. This card provides 2.5 Gbps wired Ethernet connectivity, along with 25.5 Watts of Power-over-Ethernet (PoE), which should power equipment such as repeaters or cameras. It features all power switching components on board, and relies on a SATA power input for this purpose, and doesn't load the PCIe slot for PoE. Without the SATA power input, the PoE function is disabled, and it works like any other 2.5 GbE adapter. The card remains half-height, and a low-profile bracket is included. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Akasa Launches Fan Sets with 3-packs

Akasa, a leading provider of active cooling and lighting solutions, has announced the three new fan bundles available for purchase. These fan packs are perfect for all applications, from high performance, low noise PC builds (Viper), a premium aesthetic with bright and vivid aRGB lighting (SOHO), or home theatre PC or compact, small form factor builds (Slim Fan). The Viper Fan also comes in a white colourway, which pairs seamlessly with all-white and pastel builds.

The SOHO AR has dazzling and exciting aRGB lights, which surround the rim of the fan. The stylish RGB boasts over 16 million lighting combinations, and contrasts with the sleek fan blades and premium Akasa logo to create a classy, yet bold look to the fan. The sleek fan blade's unique shape and design provides a vastly improved aerodynamic efficiency and optimises the airflow (52.91 CFM) and air pressure (1.75 mm H²O) for the fan.

Akasa Launches Low Profile 2.5 Gbps PCIe Network Card

With 2.5 Gbps Ethernet gaining popularity, we're seeing more and more companies launching 2.5 Gbps products and Akasa is the latest to join the fray. Although there's nothing really unique about this 2.5 Gbps card, it is the lowest profile card we've seen so far, which might make it suitable for certain builds where a regular card wouldn't fit.

The awkwardly named AK-PCCE25-01 features a Realtek Ethernet controller, although we can't quite make out which one, but it's one of the RTL8125 variants. The card comes with a full-height and half-height bracket and drivers for Windows 7 through 10, as well as Linux are provided. Retail pricing seems to be around US$31.95/£27.98/€29.90, which is in line with the competition, or somewhat cheaper.

Akasa Introduces USB 3.2 NVMe M.2 External Drive Enclosure

Akasa, just released a new aluminium enclosure for M.2 drives. This iteration of Akasa's M.2 range of enclosures is packed full of the latest features such as USB 3.2 Generation 2x2 connectivity, UASP support and a brand-new tool-free design, and is built for the ultra-fast data transfer speeds of up to a massive 20 Gb/s. The enclosure is machined out of high quality aluminium, functioning as a heatsink to draw away excess heat from the drive. A thermal pad is included with the package to allow the best possible heat dissipation.

Also included in the box is a high-quality, braided, USB-C to USB-C cable, which is durable enough to withstand the constant daily use this enclosure is designed for. The tool-free design includes two high-quality metal thumb screws, strong enough to effortlessly hold your M.2 drive, and provide a sleek appearance to the enclosure. A simple yet effective rubber tab holds the drive down, whilst the updated design means the aluminium heatsink can fully contact the thermal pad and work efficiently.

Akasa Introduces SOHO H4 Tower-Type CPU Cooler

Akasa, a leading provider of active cooling solutions has released their brightest tower cooler yet, with aRGB functionality. Standing at 157 mm tall, the SOHO H4 cooler is an excellent addition to any high end PC build, and its 185 W TDP rating allows the most powerful CPUs to be tamed, such as the unlocked Core i9 and the Ryzen 9. This cooler features premium aRGB aesthetics, bright enough to turn heads and show off the best of your PC.

The SOHO H4 is made up of a premium aluminium heatsink with copper heat pipes and an Akasa aRGB top panel. The aRGB is sync compatible with most major motherboard lighting software, including MSI JRainbow, ASUS AURA ASRock RGB Sync, Gigabyte RGB Fusion, and Razer Chroma. With up to 16 million colour combinations, the world is your oyster when customising the lighting effects - display your PC to its maximum potential! Inside the box, a SOHO AR fan is also included, a part of the SOHO range at Akasa. Installation is as easy as pie; simply snap the fan onto the cooler and plug the fan into the motherboard! The fan can be elevated on the cooler for RAM clearance, and a second fan can also be attached to the opposite side for even better heat dissipation.

Akasa Intros the 16 mm-tall KS7 Ultra Low-Profile CPU Cooler

Akasa today introduced the KS7, an extremely compact CPU fan-heatsink for builds where thickness standards begin to rival portable desktops. With a today height (fan+heatsink) of just 16 mm, the KS7 is designed for Sockets LGA1200 and LGA115x, and its designers claim that the cooler can keep a 35 W TDP processor, such as the Core i9-10900T, afloat. It's design is straightforward: an aluminium mono-block heatsink has a 64 mm fan nestled within, and exhausts radially. The fan takes in 4-pin PWM input, spins between 2,200 to 4,000 RPM, pushing up to 24.61 CFM of airflow at 3.76 mm H₂O static pressure. At top speed, its noise output is rated at 32.8 dBA. Its EBR bearing is rated for 40,000 hours lifespan. measuring 85 mm x 85 mm x 16 mm, the cooler weighs about 105 g. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Akasa Unveils NE-west Newton NE and Plato NE Cases, Compatible with NUC Compute Elements

Akasa, a leading provider of passively cooled computer cases and accessories, has released two new fanless cases to the Newton and Plato line-up. These cases are compatible with Intel's 8th generation of Board Element motherboards, and Compute Element products, the latest technology with the potential to change everything we know about computing.

The Compute Element is a system-on-card with modular capabilities, that can be plugged into the Board Element motherboards (a carrier board with a wide variety of inputs and outputs). Intel predicts this to be the next stage of mainstream computing, as upgrades and repairs become easier and more accessible for the consumer.

Akasa Announces SOHO MBA RGB Light Strip

Akasa, has released a new range of addressable RGB light strips under the SOHO line of products. With bright and vivid colors, this light strip flaunts your PC and its components in style. The strips have a futuristic vibe, and an almost "cyberpunk" style neon effect, providing your computer with a flashy, premium light strip you never knew you needed!

Our premium feel rubber diffuser allows the LED lighting to smoothly blend, leading to neat curves and a clean aesthetic. The white colored strip will complement white builds, whilst also giving the ability to stand out in other builds. Bend SOHO MBA to your will with the flexible, durable strip, and daisy chain them to make your PC a striking statement piece on your desk.

Akasa Releases New External M.2 USB Enclosures

Akasa has added two new aluminium enclosures for M.2 drives to the current range of products. These are compatible with both SATA and NVMe drives and features USB 3.1 Generation 2 connectivity and UASP support, meaning you'll be making the most out of the super-fast data transfer speeds from your M.2 drive of up to 10 Gb/s.

The body on both enclosures are machined out of high-quality aluminium, ensuring a tight, safe fit for the closing mechanism. A tool-free design allows the installation of an M.2 SSD to be quick and easy, whilst also functioning as a heatsink to draw away excess heat from the drive. The sleek and simple Akasa logo finishes off the design perfectly, making the enclosure stand out from the crowd.

Akasa Releases Turing A50 Fanless Chassis for ASUS PN50

Akasa, a global leader in fanless technology, has extended their Turing fanless chassis design series by releasing the new Turing A50. The Turing A50 has been designed specifically to support the mainboards found inside the ASUS Mini PC PN50 series, which features the latest AMD Ryzen 4000 notebook PC mobile processors in conjunction with Radeon graphics. The Turing A50 is a product at the forefront of fanless technology and combines innovative style with solid functionality in order to create a contemporary Ryzen fanless system.

The ASUS Mini PC PN50 series can feature some of the latest AMD mobile processors: the Ryzen 3, 5 and 7. Whichever you choose, the Turing A50 will be able to keep the APU cool under all working conditions to optimize performance in complete silence. The case utilizes fanless technology, where the solid aluminium core that showcases hi-performance AK-TC5026 thermal compound and gap fillers, efficiently transfers heat from the APU. With the chassis itself working as a heatsink, the excess heat from the APU is then transferred to the external fins via the aluminium core and into the surroundings, keeping the APU cool without the need of a noisy fan. Built with deep cooling fins to maximize the surface area and an aluminium casing, the system functions optimally whilst also existing as a completely silent component.

Akasa Rolls Out Turing QLX Fanless Case for Intel NUC 9 Pro

Akasa today rolled out the Turing QLX, a fanless case for the Intel NUC 9 Pro "Quartz Canyon" desktop platform that consists of an Intel NUC 9 Pro Compute Element, and a PCIe backplane. This form-factor is essentially a modern re-imagining of the SBC+backplane desktops from the i486 era. The Turing QLX case is made almost entirely of anodized aluminium, and its body doubles up as a heatsink for the 9th Gen Core or Xeon SoC. You're supposed to replace the cooling assembly of your NUC 9 Pro Compute Element with the cold-plate + heat-pipe assembly of the case. NUC 9 Pro series SBCs compatible with the Turing QLX include the BXNUC9i9QNB, BXNUC9i7QNB, BXNUC9i5QNB, BKNUC9VXQNB, and the BKNUC9V7QNB. The case doesn't include a power supply, you're supposed to use a compatible power brick with the SBC+backplane combo. The Turing QLX measures 212 mm x 150 mm x 220 mm (DxWxH). The company didn't reveal pricing.

Akasa Rolls Out Turing A50 Case for ASUS PN50 Ryzen 4000-powered Mini PC

Akasa ended the year with the release of the Turing A50, a fanless all-aluminium case with which you can replace the case that comes with the ASUS PN50 mini-PC. The ASUS PN50, if you recall, is a NUC-sized mini-PC that uses 15-Watt AMD Ryzen 4000-series "Renoir" mobile processors. The Akasa Turing A50 is a variation of the original Turing NUC case the company released back in February 2019, but with its innards re-designed for the ASUS PN50 mainboard. On the front side, you get mounts for the board's headset jack, two USB 3.2 ports (from which one is type-C and has DisplayPort passthrough), and the IR receiver. The rear has mounts for the three other display outputs, and a couple more USB ports, and the DC power input. Internally, the case features an SoC cooler base designed to mount onto the "Renoir" SoC, from which a few copper heat-pipes convey heat to the case's aluminium body, which doubles up as a heatsink. Fanless Tech reports that the case should be available from February 2021.

Akasa Maxwell Pro Fanless Mini-ITX Chassis Supports 10th Gen Intel Core i9 Processors

High-end processors such as the Intel Core i9-10900 usually requires a hefty cooler, usually equipped with high-speed fans, but Akasa's new Maxwell Pro fanless Mini-ITX case can tame the beast, all whilst producing nothing but silence. The Comet Lake Core i9 comes with ten cores and twenty threads; and a max turbo frequency of 5.2 GHz, making it one of the most powerful processors on the market. Our tests have shown its impressive benchmark scores whilst being passively cooled in the Maxwell Pro, making it perfect for assisting the processor in activities such as content creation and 4K video. The case is a high-performance fanless case that can handle up to 65 W TDP, and can adequately maintain temperatures around 80°C.

In Cinebench R20, a multi-core stress test program, we achieved exceptional multithreaded scores of 4010, with an average core frequency of 3.1 GHz. Temperatures averaged at a cool 78°C, and never went over 91°C. These results show the excellent cooling power of the passive case, able to tame the mighty Core i9 10900.

Akasa Launches the Gem - Passively Cooled Raspberry Pi 4 Case

Akasa, the maker of all kinds of cooling solutions, storage accessories, and cases, today launched a new type of case. Called the Gem, the case is a passively cooled design made for Raspberry Pi 4 in mind. Featuring a unique design that reminds of a gem, the case got its name from it. The case is made from 100% aluminium and its body is sturdy and provides efficient heat dissipation ensures the system runs optimally, even under a heavy workload. The case has an L shaped block that connects the parts that generate heat with an external shell. It covers the SoC and power management integrated circuit, which is a rare design decision. The other block is covering the USB controller. The case features precision cutouts so every bit of I/O is accessible including GPIO, microSD, Ethernet, USB, camera, and display connectors. You can purchase the case here for approximately $40.

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.

Akasa Rolls Out Vegas Chroma CPU Coolers with ARGB Lighting

Akasa rolled out the Vegas Chroma line of top-flow CPU coolers. The coolers come in two variants based on CPU socket types supported. The Vegas Chroma LG supports Intel LGA115x sockets, while the Vegas Chroma AM supports AMD sockets AM4 and AM3+. The cooler's design is an awful lot similar to Intel's stock HSF for desktop processors. An anodized aluminium heatsink with spirally-projecting fins, is ventilated by a 120 mm fan. Airflow from the heatsink ends up ventilating other components around the CPU socket, such as VRM heatsinks, M.2 heatsink, and possibly even memory.

The hydraulic bearing fan takes in 4-pin PWM for its main function, and 3-pin ARGB for the lighting. LEDs are embedded in the hub of the translucent white impeller. In both variants, the fan spins between 500 and 1,800 RPM, pushing up to 51.3 CFM of air, with a noise output of up to 32.5 dBA. Both variants measure 120 mm x 120 mm length and width; but differ in height. The LG variant is 59 mm tall, and the AM variant 63 mm. The LG variant weighs 380 g as it requires a back-plate, while the AM variant tips the scales at 340 g. The company didn't reveal pricing.
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