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Our Ecosystem catalog includes a couple more models that what you've listed - https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/nuc-ecosystem.html
You can watch for updates to this .PDF for new models that we are aware of. Of course, there may be others out there that other community members know about.
ive just got the
Akasa Tesla H Aluminium Fanless Case for Intel NUC D54250WYB & D34010WYB
also works on the board ive got
Intel® NUC Kit D54250WYK
now ive got 2 extra usb 2 ports also 750 sata hard drive
and it silent i would recommend it but the size of the case doubles
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But all those fanless cases don't have efficient cooling of the SSD.
I still find the solution of the Silverstone PT14 and PT15 the best: a big passive radiator on top and and a big quiet fan at the bottom.
I have got a PT14 for my DC3217IYE. The CPU temperature during internet surfing is about 35 degr, C. and this NUC board develops more heat than the D54250WYK.
Unfortunately the PT15 for the Haswell NUC is not in production yet and may never come to.
There is a thermal pad between the SSD and the case, so it is quite cool...
I'm inclined to agree. This is backed up by some testing: techPowerUp! - The latest in hardware and gaming
These tests were done on Ivy Bridge-based NUC boards, so I'd expect it would be a little different now (cooler temps across the board for all cases). The TranquilPC Abel H2 case has a "new improved" mSATA cooling system, but I've not seen reviews yet to tell what, if any, difference that makes.
A thermal pad may be good enough under normal conditions but I see it as a stopgap. Why not use a quiet fan? It is much more efficient.
When idle (almost) after half an hour the CPU temperature of my DC3217IYE In the PT14 is 32 degr. C. Which one can beat that?
Furthermore the Silverstone PT14 was cheap compared with the other cases mentioned.
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You'll get no argument from me that the TranquilPC chassis are expensive, but they are made of 2 kilos of aerospace grade aluminium, so there's probably not much they can do about it.
I agree that a big quiet fan should have better cooling performance than a passive chassis, I've seen reviews of the PT14 though that were not flattering at all.
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Silverstone's a reputable company, and I hope that their more recently announced chassis for Haswell NUCs perform better. We'll have to wait and see if/when they become available I guess.
I installed my Akasa Newton H yesterday.
- the case is substantially bigger than the original NUC case, no longer as cute anymore
- blue LED is WAY too bright, I will have to cut some semi transparent film to dim that out
- instructions could be slight better
- I didn't do any burn-in so my only test was by going on the BIOS showing the cooling screen and it seemed to be cooler than my other NUC still in its original case (exactly same specs for both)
- When on the BIOS the Akasa Newton H became unresponsive, it could be because: I unplugged a USB bluetooth receiver (for my keyboard/mouse) therefore it's irrelevant, or it overheated yet the temps weren't that high, I will have to do further tests
- There SHOULD be space to put the Pulse Eight HDMI-CEC internal adapter, I tried doing so but I go confused about what cable needs to go where, I will pursue this on the Pulse Eight forums.
Thanks for the review of the case. Did they provide good instructions (and thermal compound) for mating the NUCs CPU with the heatsink? How was the process of removing the old cooling fan from your NUC board?