|Akasa Turing FX enclosure (for Intel NUC NUC10i7FNH / NUC10i7FNK / NUC10i5FNH / NUC10i5FNK / NUC10i3FNH / NUC10i3FNK) [FANLESS]|
The build quality looks good to me. Items fitted perfectly. Also there was an extra flyer how to use the power on/off button as there seems to be confusions about it. All items needed to assemble the NUC into the case were there. With the exception of the Wireless antenna's and RP-SMA pigtails.
You need these to get the bluetooth and WiFi working. I used the Akasa A-ATC01-150GR pigtails. I can see why they are not included. It is a delicate procedure to connect them to the motherboard as the connectors are tiny. Also the connection is underneath the NVMe. So you want to connect them before mounting an NVMe.
Before I assembled the NUC into the Akasa Turing FX, I ran the AIDA64 stability test on the stock Intel NUC10i7FNK . I had to stop it very soon, because some cores reached 100 deg Celsius and I did not want to damage the NUC.
Assembling went well. Do not forget the LED covers that are on the NUC's mainboard.
After assembling the NUC in the Akasa case, the same test, but fan-less, got up to 65 deg Celsius and stabilized at approx. 60 deg. Celsius.
Normal operation with use of MS Office the system now is stable about 32 deg. Celsius.
So I was very happy with that result and that made me buy a 1TB SATA SSD to install my (X-Box) Play Anywhere games and try that. Most of the games either reported insufficient hardware or did not start up at all because of that. I ran the game that did start (Zoo Tycoon) and tested it. After a few minutes, the system shut down with an overheat error. The case was very warm. So I figure that the AIDA64 stability test does not push systems to the limit. I removed the 1TB SSD to be of use in a different system.
I have Windows 10 installed on a NVMe 250GB Samsung 970 EVO plus, together with 16GB ram.
This makes it a very responsive system. Boots up within 25 seconds an gives a very responsive Office and browsing experience. also, according AIDA64, the system uses very little power. I have not measured this yet with an external power meter.
As this is my main purpose, I am not blown away, but satisfied with the result.