NoFan CR-80EH & CS-60 Fanless Cooler & Case

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The NoFan CS-60 measures 18.0 x 42.5 x 41.0 cm or 7.1 x 16.7 x 16.1 inches (W x D x H) for a total volume of 31.4 Liters, making it reasonably compact for a microATX tower. The case is made primarily of steel with a plastic front bezel.

The front of the case is extremely well ventilated with wide-spaced grills on the bezel resembling chainmail. Front audio and USB 2.0/3.0 ports are located near the top, above a rectangular power button and blue power and HD activity LEDs. The logo near the center is also illuminated, highlighting the comical spelling discrepancy between what's printed/stamped on their products ("NoFen") and on their website and documentation ("NoFan").

Much of the left side panel consists of a fine wire mesh, supplying most of the case's fresh air. It's home to four 120 mm fan placements complete with rubber grommets.

A 120/140 mm fan position at the top of the case provides a natural outlet for the heat radiating from the CPU area.

The interior has a relatively traditional layout with a bottom-mounted power supply and drive positions at the front. As the case is rather shallow, the drive bays are restricted to the top and bottom, leaving the center open to make more of the board accessible and allowing better airflow through the front bezel.

The CS-60 is outfitted with an additional 92 mm fan mount at the back and a 120/140 mm placement at the front. It also features tool-less mounting mechanisms for the drives and expansion slots, and water cooling holes at the top. The side panels are a bit thin but they fit incredibly snug, and vibration shouldn't be an issue if fans and mechanical hard drives are left out of the equation.

There five holes have been placed around the motherboard tray for routing cables. A 4-pin molex is required to power the front lighting, and as the design is fairly dated, it uses an external USB 3.0 cable to connect the front ports instead of a proper internal header.

The bottom of the case is home to traditional case feet and a vent for the power supply.

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