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Akasa shows casing for Intel’s NUC 9 computing modules

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

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

These are PCI e-plug-in cards with the 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 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 casing. Although in this case it is a case with active cooling, Akasa is also working on variants with passive cooling for workstations and high-end users. These casings, the Turing QX and Galileo QX should appear later this quarter.

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

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