Akasa, a leading provider of fanless cases, have recently released two new examples, updated for the LGA 1700 mounting size. The Galileo TU Plus and the Euler TX Plus have been designed for thin mini-ITX motherboards, these cases can be used in a server rack (Galileo TU1 and TU3 have rack mounts included, A-ITX52-M1B and A-ITX54-M1B respectively) or can be hidden away for a clean, truly silent aesthetic.
With the newest release of Intel’s 12th generation Alder Lake processors, the socket change to LGA 1700 has led to an alteration in the heatsink’s mounting mechanism. The Galileo TU Plus and Euler TX Plus are compatible with LGA 1700, as well as LGA 1200 and LGA 1151 with the included mounting brackets. This ensures a tight connection between the processor and the thermal block, making the case an excellent heatsink for Intel processors from 6th generation up to the latest 12th generation.
The fanless cases at Akasa can cater for a variety of applications. The dark aluminium body is discreet and minimalist and provides excellent cooling for thin mini-ITX motherboards. Installation is quick and easy; the PC can be operational within half an hour.
They also include space for a multitude of drives and connections, with one 2.5” drive bay in the Euler TX Plus, and up to four in the Galileo TU Plus (Galileo TU and TU1 have two internal and two external bays, whilst Galileo TU2 and TU3 have four internal bays). Multiple USB 2.0 (and USB 3.0 for the Galileo TU) connectors are fitted into the premium aluminium case, giving four additional USB ports for additional peripherals. Security is paramount for these cases, which may be used in high-risk areas such as ATMs, which the Kensington lock can help with by securing the data on these devices.
Akasa’s Galileo TU Plus is made for small form factor builds, geared to thinner applications (only 43.6mm in height). Its slim body allows it to be mounted to wall racks, cabinets, or server boards, or to the back of TVs, monitors, or commercial displays. With the wider length and width, this fanless case is still efficient in its ability to dissipate heat and stay completely silent. The Galileo range can accommodate different mounting arrangements
Meanwhile, the Euler TX Plus is ideal for business and education environments. With its small form factor, it can be hidden away or stored securely. A small footprint of 3.9L makes it a good option for many applications where space is a valuable commodity, and the silent operation is always a positive.
Akasa’s fanless cases have proved to be an excellent addition for the thin mini-ITX motherboards, completely compatible with boards such as Asus Pro H610T-D4-CSM. If size, style, and sound are all important factors for your PC builds, look no further than the Galileo TU Plus and the Euler TX Plus at Akasa, now compatible with LGA 1700 sockets!
Material Aluminium with anodized black
Panel material Aluminium
Motherboard types Thin mini-ITX (with DC onboard for Galileo TU Plus)
Dimensions 430 x 278 x 43.6mm (W x D x H) – Galileo TU Plus
262.6 x 215 x 68.5 mm (W x D x H) – Euler TX
Drive bays Two internal 2.5" HDD / SSD bays (max height 9.5mm) – Galileo TU, TU1
Two external 2.5" SATA mobile tray (max height 9.5mm) – Galileo TU, TU1
Four internal 2.5” HDD / SSD bays (max height 9.5mm) – Galileo TU2, TU3
One internal for 2.5" HDD / SSD bays (max height 9.5mm) – Euler TX
Antenna fitting holes 2
Serial port opening 1 – Euler TX Plus only
Security Kensington lock
VESA mounting Support
Front panel USB 3.0 ports 2 – Galileo TU Plus only
Front panel USB 2.0 ports 2, (Galileo TU Plus), 4 (Euler TX Plus)
PCI-E slot 1 (8X) – Galileo TU only
External AC power adapter 120W or 150W – Euler TX Plus only
Product code A-ITX49-A1B, A-ITX49-M1B – Euler TX Plus
A-ITX51-A1B, A-ITX51-M1B – Galileo TU Plus
A-ITX52-A1B, A-ITX52-M1B – Galileo TU1 Plus
A-ITX53-A1B, A-ITX53-M1B – Galileo TU2 Plus
A-ITX54-A1B, A-ITX54-M1B – Galileo TU3 Plus
PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
• The Galileo TU Plus, TU1 Plus, TU2 Plus, TU3 Plus and the Euler TX Plus start at £228/€258, £246/€278, £208/€235, £225/€251, and £145/€159, respectively (prices may vary by reseller)
• The Galileo TU Plus, TU1 Plus, TU2 Plus, TU3 Plus, and the Euler TX Plus are available to order throughout Europe and the US. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find a reseller near you.