For the same systems, the Galileo TU housing (here as an OEM version without a brand logo) was developed by Akasa, which can be used either flat or directly on VESA mounts of the monitor. Specially designed for thin-mini ITX, it is very space-saving and, above all, flat-shaped, but in addition to these purely practical aspects, it also brings a very noble look to the table or behind the monitor.
Brushed aluminum makes the black Akasa Galileo TU a discreet and yet stale contemporary, which also fits into any HiFi landscape as an HTPC dwelling. The front is only broken by the obligatory power button, two USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports as well as two status LEDs. The cover area with its likewise noble finish is detached from a slat area at the left end.
This fin structure is essential for the Noiseless concept of the Galileo TU, because the heat of the mainboard is transmitted passively, ie completely without the help of fans, to the environment via the slats. The two heatpipes deliver the waste heat from the processor of the Thin Mini ITX board to the slats, where they lie in two suitable profile receptacles before the cover is placed and the construction closes.
A special feature of the Galileo TU is the possibility of accommodating the housing in a rackmount. The form factor of the Galileo TU is 1U and the required front panel must be purchased separately.
Note: A power supply is not provided in the interior, as it would considerably increase the size of the housing and heat generation. Instead, a suitable external power supply must be purchased separately.
Technical details (housing):
Dimensions: 430 x 43.6 x 278 mm (W x H x D)
Form Factor: Thin-Mini-ITX
Fan: none (passive)
Power supply: external
2x 2.5-inch (Internal)
2x 2.5-inch (External / Mobile SATA Tray)
I / O panel:
2x USB 2.0
2x USB 3.0
1x PCIe x8