Love the look of Apple’s newest Mac Professional however don’t wish to spend that a lot cash (or take care of macOS)? Dune Case has the chassis for you. System builders can seize this Mac Professional look-alike, referred to as the Dune Professional, on October 21 by Kickstarter.
The Dune Professional is a mid-tower chassis measuring eight.58 x 17.7 x 20.eight inches. It’s fabricated from 3mm aluminum sandblasted with tremendous beads to create an anodized floor. The body itself is chrome steel with handles and toes that reach outward.
The Dune Professional helps Mini ITX, ATX, mATX, EATX, and EEB motherboards. It offers 380mm of house for graphics card(s) after eradicating the laborious drive enclosure; it has a 250mm clearance with the enclosure intact. The CPU fan clearance is 160mm, which means it may well deal with a 32-core processor.
This chassis consists of seven PCI slots, 5 SSD brackets, three laborious drive enclosures supporting as much as 11 drives, and a motherboard extender. The highest panel options one USB-C port supporting 10Gbps knowledge transfers (Sort-E male), and a second USB-C port supporting 5Gbps (20-pin).
Primarily based on the specs, this chassis doesn’t ship with followers. As a substitute, system builders can set up their two 80mm followers of selection within the again. The entrance helps three followers at 120mm or two followers at 140mm. It additionally handles a 120mm, 240mm, or 360mm all-in-one radiator with followers.
Whereas the Mac Professional offers a deal with to simply raise the shell up and entry its elements, the Dune Professional depends on the standard aspect panel entry. Nonetheless, just like the Mac Professional design, the Dune Professional’s entrance panel sports activities a cheese grater design. The corporate offers an analogous grated design with a sound-dampening accent that’s aimed toward serving to with acoustics.
“This panel has been machined on the entrance with massive holes for air consumption,” the corporate says. “Behind the entrance panel, we’ve drawn a distinct sample. This sample is an array of dices that intersects on the ‘Y’ formation. The cube sample is raised from the floor, which permits for sound to be dampened. We name this the Cube Y cowl.”
The Kickstarter marketing campaign begins on October 21. Pricing tiers and delivery dates are at present unknown.
Apple launched its redesigned Mac Professional in June beginning at $6,000. It’s nonetheless not accessible to buy, however you possibly can anticipate processor help as much as a 28-core Intel Xeon W chip, up to an enormous 1.5TB of DDR4 ECC reminiscence, and as much as 4 discrete GPUs, together with the Radeon Professional Vega II and the Radeon Professional Vega II Duo.