Here, Akasa has had really come up with something very special: The Pascal MC is actually waterproof and dust resistant, and this even after protection class IP65. How serious is Akasa with this feature, can be read out that one extra round seals mitliefert for all housing ports so that they can be closed when not in use.
The round "plugs" are attached with screw threads on the case, one at the front, four more on the back. Rear hide among the bushes for LAN, DisplayPort, USB 3.0 and the power supply by an external power supply. Akasa sets for "underwater operation" even each corresponding watertight cable with. Front the two audio jacks are protected against the ingress of water.
A brushed aluminum makes the black Akasa Pascal to a restrained, yet totschicken contemporaries who therefore arranges itself wonderfully as HTPC -Behausung in every HiFi landscape. The front is only broken up by a round sealing against water, behind which hide the audio connections, the obligatory power button and two status LEDs.
Top and outer edges are almost completely equipped with aluminum cooling fins, which has its meaning in the fact that the case itself illustrates the cooler here and completely fanless. That is, the system works in NUC Akasa Pascal MC completely silent. For the CPU comes with special contact surfaces of the housing in direct contact. About the heatsink plates, the heat then passes uniformly in the housing walls and is discharged through the slats into the environment - absolutely silent!
For ideal heat transfer and thermal paste thermal pads are included. In addition, there are motherboard Screws, all other required mounting materials as well as one waterproof HDMI, USB 3.0 and Ethernet cables and finally a waterproof barrel connector extension included.
Technical details (housing):
Dimensions: 150 x 54 x 214 mm (W x H x D)
Form Factor: UCFF (Intel NUC)
Total fan possible: passive
Power Supply: External
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Water and dust protection: IP65
Scope of supply:
1x waterproof DisplayPort cable
1x waterproof LAN cable
1x waterproof USB 3.0 cable
1x waterproof Hohlstecker extension for external power supply
Thermal compound, thermal pads & all required mounting materials