Akasa Showcases Enclosure for Intel’s NUC 9 Computing Modules

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PC equipment manufacturer Akasa has announced the Venom QX case. The case supports Intel NUC 9 Compute Element cards. The company plans to release more NUC 9 cases.

Akasa reports in a press release that Tech for techs is publishing its first actively cooled enclosure for Intel’s NUC platform. The dimensions of the Venom QX are 180x377x260mm and the housing offers space for one of the various NUC 9 Compute Element cards that Intel offers.

These are PCI-e plug-in cards with processors, memory and connections such as Thunderbolt 3 and HDMI. The NUC 9 Extreme NUC9I9QNB is built around the Core i9-9980HK and there is also a card with a Xeon processor. According to Akasa, in addition to the Compute Element, there is still room for the Board Element with three PCI-e slots and a separate dual-slot video card with a length of up to 300 mm.

The Venom QX can also contain an 800W SFX power supply and at the top there is room to place three 8cm fans. There are two USB type-a ports on the front of the housings. Although this is an active cooling housing, Akasa is also working on passive cooling variants for workstations and high-end users. These cases, the Turing QX and Galileo QX, should be released later this quarter.

More manufacturers showed enclosures for Intel’s Compute Element at CES, including Cooler Master and Razer. Intel itself showed its Ghost Canyon system.

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