Akasa Galileo Ultra-slim Fanless Thin ITX Case

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The Akasa Galileo measures 30.7 x 19.0 x 3.7 cm or 12.1 x 7.5 x 1.5 inches (W x D x H) for a total volume of 2.1 L. It weighs 1.73 kg (3.8 lb) and approximately 2.15 kg (4.7 lb) when fully assembled. The body is composed of aluminum with a coarse grain, brush, anodized finish for the front faceplate and top access panel.

The chassis is slim, long, and asymmetrical. Rather than placing cooling fins on both sides or all around the body like most fanless cases, they are segregated to one section on the left side, making it heavily unbalanced.

The ribs or fins that help cool the case are 1.4 mm thick, spaced 3.4 mm apart, and run from the front all the way to the back. The access panel is 1.3 mm thick and picks up fingerprints, etc. very easily.

The cooling system extends underneath, though it's less effective on this side. The Galileo does ship with some add-on rubber feet but they are rather short, limiting the amount of ventilation. The VESA mounting holes are noticeably off-center to compensate for the uneven weight distribution.

The top cover and heatsink are affixed using small Philips head screws. The interior is unremarkable, just an empty space with standoffs for the motherboard. There is no circuitry other than the front panel button/LED hookups.

The heatsink section of the case splits in half. The longer side of the heatpipes are laid in the grooves, then the two portions are secured to one another, squeezing the pipes between them.

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