Akasa Showcases Their First Ever Active Case for Intel NUC Quartz and Ghost Canyon at CES 2020

Akasa’s Venom QX gaming case houses the new Intel modular NUC 9 Pro and Extreme platforms with room for expansion



LAS VEGAS, USA, January 2020 - Akasa, an Intel NUC Ecosystem Partner and global leading supplier of Intel NUC fanless chassis, is showcasing its first ever active case for Intel NUC at CES Intel booth this year. Named Venom QX, the gaming case supports Intel’s new modular NUC Compute Elements (the Quartz and Ghost Canyons), along with the Board Element (West Cove). With their Core i9, i7 i5, and NUC’s first ever Xeon processor, the new NUCs are aimed at gamers and content creators. Venom QX is designed primarily as a gaming case, though its usage is not set in stone. Ample space while retaining a small form factor A steel frame comes out of the aluminium housing allowing easy access to all components. There is enough space for both the Compute Element (CPU host card with PCIe slot), the Board Element (backplane with 3 PCIe slots), and a discrete dual slot graphics card. Instead of being confined to a 203 mm graphics card by the NUC chassis, Venom QX allows for cards up to 300 mm. With power hungry, high performance GPUs in mind, the Venom QX is designed to support an optional 800W SFX power supply. Cool and quiet With top and side vents, and room to mount three 8cm fans along the top the case, Venom QX is designed to cool. Install intelligent PWM fans and say hello to whisper- quiet cooling—even at full load. Flexible design The case enables upgrading to subsequent NUC Compute & Board Elements and the latest graphics cards, effectively future-proofing the case. The front of the case has two USB Type-A ports so a mouse and keyboard can be plugged in easily. The back of the case has two expansion slots and there is full access to the NUC I/O. More cases to come Akasa will release two fanless cases for the Gen 9 NUCs designed for workstation users and tech enthusiasts, the Turing QX and Galileo QX, later this quarter. Specifications and Customisation Options  Material: Aluminium body, metal frame, plastic front panel  Intel NUC Compatibility: NUC9VXQNB / NUC9VXQNX NUC9V7QNB / NUC9V7QNX NUC9i9QNX / NUC9i9QNB NUC9i7QNX / NUC9i7QNB NUC9i5QNX / NUC9i5QNB BBWC1B1  Dimensions: 180 x 377 x 260 mm (W x D x H)  Fan Support: top: 8cm x 3  Power Supply: 800W Platinum SFX PSU (optional)  Drive Bays: 2.5” SSD/HDD x 1 (up to 9.5mm)  Front I/O Opening: USB Type-A x 2, power button, power LED light  Expansion slots: 2 To discuss customisation options, project details, or additional OEM services, contact sales@akasa.com.tw or call +44 (0)20 8578 0055 in the EU and +886 (0)2 2999 6289 for Asia Pacific and USA. Akasa will be at Intel’s booth in the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC) Level 4. CES is being held January 7 – 10, 2020. ABOUT AKASA Akasa designs and manufactures a wide range of technology products for industrial and professional environments, as well as for gamers, modders, and enthusiasts. Products include passive and active case solutions, coolers, fans, PC lighting, and a vast array of card readers, cables, and adapters. Akasa works closely with Intel® and AMD to ensure product matching the complex demands of processors and board form-factor, develops eco-friendly and silent-technology products.