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Nofan A830i Silent PC
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Quiet PC Nofan A830i Silent PC

Our best-selling 100% silent PC comes fully-built using Nofan’s revolutionary IcePipe processor cooling technology. This high-specification machine doesn’t compromise on performance and comes with a two-year fully inclusive warranty.

Features

  1. Fully built silent PC system, configurable to your exact requirements
  2. 100% fanless design gives zero noise and no dust build-up
  3. We build to your specification and deliver within 7 days
  4. Clean Build™ Promise and original OS+drivers supplied on DVDs
  5. Two year warranty with open-case policy
  6. Micro ATX design gives great capability in a smaller sized case

At last - Affordable PC Silence!

Building on Nofan’s revolutionary IcePipe silent cooler as a starting point, we are proud to offer the Nofan A830 Silent Desktop which is a fully-built silent PC system, ready to go. It uses Nofan’s unique IcePipe processor cooler for no noise, no dust, no moving parts and no maintenance. The machine can be configured to your exact specification and offers, as you would expect, totally silent operation.

Choice of Chassis

To continuously make this system available we have now made the very popular A830 fanless PC configurable with an Antec case. This is due to the difficulties in obtaining stock. The Antec VSK10 is very similar in size to the Coolmaster and is very adequate of dissipating the heat of a fanless PC due to the very large grill on the roof of the chassis.

Intel’s Latest Generation Processors

This PC takes advantage of Intel’s latest CPUs, which have broken the mould as they now feature more cores and threads compared to previous generations. The Core i3 now features four cores, the Core i5 six cores, the Core i7 has either six or eight cores and the Core i9 is eight cores, which is a significant increase over the 7th gen processors. As well as an increase in core count, the amount of threads for each CPU has also gone up, meaning more multi-tasking can be achieved. These additional cores and threads really make the Intel’s latest CPUs a great performer. For example, the Core i3 8300 CPU is now equivalent in terms of performance to the 7th Gen Core i5 7600 but costs significantly less - giving you more performance for less money.

We also have available Intel’s cost effective Pentium GOLD 8th Gen CPUs. These CPUs are perfect for cost conscious customers looking for great performance on a budget. They are ideal for a general purpose/office PC as they have two cores and four threads, allowing for reasonable multi-tasking performance.

Storage considerations

When specifying your new PC’s storage options using our system configurator below, you will be offered a choice of drives which vary by price and capacity. There are two primary types of storage. A conventional hard disk drive (HDD) offers huge storage capacity for a low price, but it won’t be especially fast and it will generate a certain amount of running noise since it contains a constantly-rotating spindle. A solid state (SSD) or a M2 drive on the other hand, offer tremendous speed and absolutely silent operation, but they cost more than an HDD for any given capacity.

So if you need a lot of storage space (for videos or large quantities of digital photos for example), then we would recommend an HDD. On the other hand, if you prefer silence and speed (especially boot-up speed), then an SSD or M2 drive would be a better choice. Of course, you can have more than one drive, so you could have the best of both worlds by choosing one of each! We recommend that customers choose an SSD or M2 drive as a boot drive that contains the operating system and important programs. A conventional HDD would store other data but remember that if you intend to have a totally silent PC, you might want to forgo the HDDs altogether as they will make some noise due to their moving parts.

Clean Build™ Promise

The price of many pre-built PCs these days is often supported by cash kickbacks from software companies who pay hardware manufacturers to pre-install limited or trial versions of their software and then hope that the customer pays to upgrade to the full version. The downside to this approach is that the new PC comes pre-loaded with a lot of “junkware” which bloats the operating system and can cause severe performance degradation.

Here at Quiet PC we believe that customers have every right to expect the best possible performance from a brand new PC, so every system we build comes with our Clean Build™ promise. We install the operating system (if you order one), motherboard drivers, OS updates and Microsoft Security Essentials / Windows Defender - that’s it. You won’t be pestered by pop-ups and nag screens and you can get on with using your new PC immediately without having to uninstall lots of junkware first. Your new machine will boot in super-quick time and will stay running quickly for many months and years to come.

Free hardware support and fully inclusive warranty

We offer free hardware technical support for as long as you own the machine. This support covers any hardware query or problem, including advice on maintenance and upgrades. We regret we can’t offer software support or training so we would recommend contacting the software vendor in this instance.

Our hardware warranty runs for two years and is “collect and return” meaning that you don’t need to worry about getting the machine back to us - we will instruct our courier to collect it from you on a day of your choosing, then after we have checked and repaired it, we will send it back to you by express courier at our expense. In addition, unlike many other PC suppliers, we have an “open-case” policy which means you are free to open the machine and perform your own minor modifications or upgrades without worrying that your warranty might be affected.


SpecificationsNofan A830i PC
Machine nameNofan A830 Silent Desktop
Compatible Operating SystemsWindows 10
MotherboardASUS B365M-A
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics support
Graphics portsVGA, DVI and HDMI
Max resolution HDMI4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz (HDMI 1.4b)
VGA/DVI Resolution1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Maximum shared graphics memory1024 MB
M.2 connector2
LANRealtek 8111H Gigabit LAN support LANGuard
Rear Ports2x PS/2 ports, VGA, DVI-D, USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI, 4x USB 3.1, LAN, 3x Audio jacks
Side/front ports2x USB3.0, headphone and mic port
AudioRealtek ALC887 8-channel high definition audio CODEC
Memory slots4 (max 64 GB)
PC dimensions Q300L (H x W x D)381 x 230 x 387 mm
PC dimensions VSK10 (H x W x D)405 x 205 x 400 mm
Clean Build™ promiseOS+updates, drivers and MS Security Essentials only
Recovery methodWindows installation and drivers DVDs supplied
Warranty typeCollect and return, open-case policy
Warranty24 months
SpecificationsNofan A830i PC
Machine nameNofan A830 Silent Desktop
Compatible Operating SystemsWindows 10
MotherboardASUS B365M-A
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics support
Graphics portsVGA, DVI and HDMI
Max resolution HDMI4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz (HDMI 1.4b)
VGA/DVI Resolution1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Maximum shared graphics memory1024 MB
M.2 connector2
LANRealtek 8111H Gigabit LAN support LANGuard
Rear Ports2x PS/2 ports, VGA, DVI-D, USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI, 4x USB 3.1, LAN, 3x Audio jacks
Side/front ports2x USB3.0, headphone and mic port
AudioRealtek ALC887 8-channel high definition audio CODEC
Memory slots4 (max 64 GB)
PC dimensions Q300L (H x W x D)381 x 230 x 387 mm
PC dimensions VSK10 (H x W x D)405 x 205 x 400 mm
Clean Build™ promiseOS+updates, drivers and MS Security Essentials only
Recovery methodWindows installation and drivers DVDs supplied
Warranty typeCollect and return, open-case policy
Warranty24 months

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Ordered Sentinel fanless PC with monitor and speakers. Original estimate to assemble my order was 10 days, but it was ready in about 5. Was kept well informed of delivery progress by emails and texts. Products very well packaged and arrived in tip-top condition in a single large carton.

Sentinel PC a beautiful piece of kit - thick aluminium case that could withstand a regional nuclear war, top-quality components throughout, elegant and very compact design - resembles a top-end hi-fi amplifier.

So nice to get the Windows OS disk and all driver disks included as well. Shouldn’t ever need them, but great to have them just in case. Good Quiet PC manual supplied that explains what all the components are and how to fit additional ones should you desire to.

SETUP

Two teething problems during initial set-up:

1. BenQ monitor did not default to HDMI so had no picture when I plugged in. One phone call to Quiet PC put this right in seconds - just needed to find monitor button to change input mode.

2. Cable to connect secondary hard-drive had been omitted. Again, one phone call and was straight through to a very apologetic and knowledgeable service engineer who talked me through identifying the problem. Cable arrived by post the next day and I fitted it myself - not that I needed it to set-up and use the PC anyway.

Despite these minor glitches, PC so much more pleasant to set up than any other I have owned because totally free from junkware - no trial versions of antivirus programs or other unwanted craplications nagging you to buy and upgrade, no pre-installed browser toolbars or homepages that default to the manufacturer or try to force you to use some absurd search engine or “app store” just because someone bunged someone a wodge of cash, etc. You get the OS and that’s it - pure and clean.

Also, how fantastic to be able to pick up the phone and call the engineers directly. No queues, no call centres, no impenetrable accents, no read-from-a-set-menu answers; you’re directly through to the people who built your PC.

IN USE

PC is as quiet as a Trappist monk on a sponsored silence walking in soft shoes on deep-pile carpet. Can’t even hear a mains hum. Only the optical drive makes any (brief) noises (when it has a CD/DVD/BlueRay disk inside).

It’s amazing what a difference this lack of noise makes to a room in a house. After this, I’ll never go back to a PC with fans - failure-prone, humming, buzzing dust-suckers. Fan-free is the future.

Fitted with a SSD primary drive, the speed of the PC is astonishing. Goes like slop off a shovel. Reboot? Blink and you’ll miss it.

CONCLUSION

Pricey, but a truly top-quality unit and terrific customer support. Worth every penny.”

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