Fed up with those noisy fans on your PC? Then this may be the answer – the Silent Power PC claims to be the first high-end PC which has absolutely no fans. Instead it uses a huge open-air metal heatsink, keeping everything cool with ease.
The innovative heatsink system creates a huge surface area, making it extremely efficient at dissipating heat – so much so that the surface temperature of the PC never rises above 50°C (during normal use). The heat dissipation of the cooling system is claimed to be 500 times greater than the conventional fin-type heatsinks, while making absolutely no noise.
The Silent Power PC has reasonable components – an Intel quad-core i7-4785T 2.2 GHz processor, 8 or 16 GB of RAM, an NVIDIA GTX 760 graphics card, WiFi, HDMI and more, along with Windows 8.1 as standard. It’s also quite small and compact, weighing in at 1.5kg and just 16cm wide, 10cm deep and 7cm tall – although to achieve this side you need an external PSU (which helps lower the weight of the PC!).
Another interesting feature of the PC is the inclusion of an inbuilt ‘motion sensor’, which apparently can detect movement around the PC in order to wake up or put the device to sleep depending on if you are nearby – which could be useful.
Of course, this is only a prototype using crowd funding to get the PC into production. You can donate by preordering one from the Silent Power PC site (in German, so get Google Translate ready) – there are three models to choose from. The base model will cost you about €699 (£560) which gives you 8GB of RAM, a 500GB HDD – the middle model gives you the same except 12GB of RAM, costing just €70 (£55) more. The top-of-the-range model comes in at €1,159 (£920), giving you the maximum 16GB of RAM, and an impressive 1TB SSD.
The German team has a target of €45,000 (£36,000), and if it doesn’t reach that by the end of February 2015 you’ll get your money back if you preordered. If all goes to plan, the Silent Power PC should go into production by Spring 2015.