Decided my old trusty i7 920 pc has had it's day, so, time for something new. Very new. Very... radical. A totally silent PC!
That's right. Silent. 0db. No moving parts at all (save my 5Tb removable back-up drive).
Here's the bits:
Nofan CS-80 Fanless Computer Case
Nofan P-500A Silent 500W Fanless 80+ GOLD PSU
ASUS PRIME H370-A ATX LGA1151 Motherboard
Intel 8th Gen Core i7 8700 3.2GHz 65W UHD 630 12MB 6 Cores 12 Threads CPU
Nofan CR-95C Black Pearl IcePipe 95W Fanless CPU Cooler
Corsair DDR4 Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) Memory Kit
Palit GeForce GTX 1050 Ti KalmX Fanless 4GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
Samsung 970 EVO 1TB Phoenix M.2 NVMe SSD (3400/2500)
Samsung 850 EVO 500Gb (for documents backup)
Here's what the inside looks like:
For those who may be sceptical about how a fanless PC can run cool, here's the current temps:
Boot time is around 7 seconds, shutdown time >1 second.
Handy features of the case include a removable 'EZ-Swap' drive bay system with a removable side door so you can just plug/unplug drives at will. This is what I'm doing with my backup drives - just plug them in as I need them (HDs are noisy!)
Very pleased with it so far