Tranquil PC Reveals Passively Cooled Intel NUC Enclosure

Yesterday we showed you Silverstone's prototype of its NUC enclosure. Today we're showing you Tranquil PC passively cooled Intel NUC enclosure. From Tranquil PC we will see two different enclosures. Both are based on the same structure, the only difference being the cutout on the rear end for either a Thunderbolt port or a Gigabit Ethernet port.

Like the Silverstone NUC enclosure we saw yesterday, Tranquil PC's case also acts as a giant heatsink. Interestingly, according to Tranquil PC, its passively cooled NUC enclosure is supposed to leave its internals running 5 to 15 °C cooler than Intel's reference design with a fan.

The chassis will measure 110 x 164 x 47mm, and while this is a tad bigger than Intel's reference design, it's still minuscule compared to today's desktops, and a small price to pay for losing the fan.

Pricing is set at £99.-, which converts to $155 by today's exchange rates. Tranquil didn't offer details on US pricing, nor did it mention availability.

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  • A Bad Day
    Haven't found any AMD NUCs...
  • Anonymous
    A Bad DayHaven't found any AMD NUCs...

    The Zbox from zotac is pretty good and small.
  • WithoutWeakness
    $155 for the case? On top of the $300+ the NUC costs? $155 will get you a reasonably high-end desktop case.