Thursday, July 19th 2012

SilentMaxx Readies Fanless Sandy Bridge-E Desktop

German PC maker SilentMaxx achieved the unthinkable: a completely silent desktop PC driven by Intel's Watt-guzzling Core Sandy Bridge-E processors, including the six-core i7-3960X. The Fanless I-850 from SilentMaxx starts at 1,280€, and the base-model is powered by Core i7-3820. With the most critical component "silenced" thanks to its in-house TwinMax CPU cooler, the company loaded the rest of the rig with other silent components, such as silent PSUs, graphics cards, and of course, SSDs.

Although the Fanless I-850 ships with a passive-cooled Radeon HD 7770 graphics card, it can be configured to ship with a passive-cooled Radeon HD 7970, too. Other high-end options include multiple SSDs in RAID configurations, and up to 64 GB of quad-channel DDR3-1600 MHz memory.

Source: FanlessTech
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18 Comments on SilentMaxx Readies Fanless Sandy Bridge-E Desktop

#2
INSTG8R
That is one huge wacky cooler...In house or an OEM by someone?
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#3
silapakorn
I'd like to see silent optical disk drive.
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#4
micropage7

with that cooler, its no surprise that it could run passive
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#5
Dj-ElectriC
should have gotten some kind of a green-ish edition passive HD7850, that would be great.
With about 85-90W at peak, that would be more than doable.
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rpsgc
by: Dj-ElectriC
should have gotten some kind of a green-ish edition passive HD7850, that would be great.
With about 85-90W at peak, that would be more than doable.
You were saying...?

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#8
Dj-ElectriC
Anywhere that shows actual results of this without the fans on?
It's kinda confusing, sais fanless but has fans...
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#9
pantherx12
by: Dj-ElectriC
Anywhere that shows actual results of this without the fans on?
It's kinda confusing, sais fanless but has fans...
Probably get sent the fans along with it just incase.

Looks like prolimatech heatsinks or deepcool v6000 though.

Performance should be decent.
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rpsgc
by: Dj-ElectriC
Anywhere that shows actual results of this without the fans on?
It's kinda confusing, sais fanless but has fans...
Just because the picture of the cooler has fans doesn't mean it actually has fans. The description says "passive VGA cooler".
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#11
pantherx12
by: rpsgc
Just because the picture of the cooler has fans doesn't mean it actually has fans. The description says "passive VGA cooler".
Why would they use pictures where they have fans fitted?


Having looked around their site their heatsinks do come with fans even though they are meant to be passive.
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#12
rpsgc
Maybe they should just put up a gorilla in a pink tutu instead.
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#13
pantherx12
by: rpsgc
Maybe they should just put up a gorilla in a pink tutu instead.
Aye it would be as helpful eh? :laugh:
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#15
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit


The way those twin towers are made and positioned reminds me of those other Twin Towers and it's not a pleasant memory.
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#16
Oberon
Just give me a couple of decent fans, some zip-ties, and a few hours with one of these machines; I wanna have some fun!
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#17
D007
Faaakk man, is that a cooler for a pc or the cooling tower of a nuclear stack?
The weight of that alone, makes me nervous you'd fracture the board somehow.
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#18
Bjorn_Of_Iceland
by: D007
Faaakk man, is that a cooler for a pc or the cooling tower of a nuclear stack?
The weight of that alone, makes me nervous you'd fracture the board somehow.
youd expect some reply like a "It comes with a backplate" or something like that. But Im here to put the kibosh on that one and say, "Hell yeah.. say goodbye to your mobo!"
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