It is very rare that we see many passive cases but seeing ones of an ATX variety is certainly very rare indeed. The company “Haxx.eu” have revealed an ATX case that doubles up as a CPU cooler too. These kinds of cases aren’t that rare in the mini-ITX and Intel NUC form factors, where the body of the case doubles up as a passive CPU cooler. Yet in the ATX space it is very rare. The “Fanless Case 0.1” made of 3.1mm thick aluminium sheets is capable 0f housing ATX, Micro-ATX and mini-ITX motherboards.
It offers up 7 expansion slots (aka midtower), has two 5.25 inch bays and five 3.5/2.5 inch bays. The case also houses room for a 140mm fan and 120mm fans but of course it doesn’t really need these at all. There is a rather huge aluminium heatsink over the CPU socket area for removing heat from the CPU, it is connected by copper heat pipes and a copper base. Haxx.eu says CPUs up to 95W TDPs are supported.
The case measures 180 x 420 x 420 mm and costs €333. To do it justice you’d really need to opt for a passive power supply, GPU and some SSDs to keep everything truly silent.
Images courtesy of Haxx.eu