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


Comments (Page 2)
on Aug 22, 2018

Assuming your asking a question You could get the motherboard, processor, and memory in a combo, or all three seperate. Just as important you will need at least two fans, and a heatsink to cool this off. You will probably want a dvd player. Lets not forget about the monitor, mouse, and keyboard. Your best cooling is radiator, but for beginners they recommend fans. Beside this they recommend instead of using the heatsink that comes with the processor. Buy one, and install it yourself. I would think the storage is at least a HDD. 

on Aug 22, 2018

How is the Palit 1050 ti doing for you?  The GPU looks pretty dope in the build.

on Aug 22, 2018

The 1080 i think ti rocks

on Aug 25, 2018

The 1050ti plays Doom 2016 as smooth as anything with everything turned up to max. I haven't found anything yet it can't play - but then I'm not much of a gamer.

What it is, is silent. Which is my priority  

on Aug 25, 2018

The stats seem fine. It looks like a good computer.

on Aug 25, 2018

Just out of curiosity why is silence so imoortant if you are not much of a gamer. 

As long as it's cool that is fine.

on Aug 25, 2018

I find noise distracting.

on Sep 13, 2018

Fuzzy Logic

I find noise distracting.

Hehe!   I thought my No 1 rig was relatively quit until.... until I cleaned the wax out of my ears with some cotton tips and a spade.  Now when starting up it sounds like a Harrier jet taking off... and like one of those garden blowers when idling.

   

Nah, it's not that bad.  Well not quite, but since this thread went up I have noticed it more.  Also when the room is quiet I notice it, but if I have a fan or the air-con on I don't usually hear it at all.  It's mostly the top case fans I can hear, but being the case is way too big to fit in the desk pigeon hole, it is exposed and therefore they're going to sound louder.

Oh well, so long as the beastie works.  

on Sep 14, 2018

does it get more or less dust compared to fan boxes? and is that going to work for gpu of the X070 tier?

on Sep 14, 2018

No dust - no moving parts!