For Computex 2023, Streacom is demonstrating its SG10 passively-cooled PC chassis that can accommodate high-end PCs without requiring active cooling fans. The SG10 case is designed for fully-fledged gaming PCs, and is rated to passively dissipate up to 600W of heat – effectively using parts of the case as a giant heatsink, in place of traditional fans and through-case airflow dynamics. Besides being a fairly beefy bit of metal in its own right, internally Streacom's SG10 is based upon loop heat pipe technology with a coolant featuring a very low evaporation point (think 40°C to 50°C). Steamcom uses an evaporator that circulates the liquid around the system and the condenser that dissipates the heat. When the temperature of either the CPU or the GPU reaches...
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