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SilentMaxx Readies Fanless Sandy Bridge-E Desktop

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  1. btarunr

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    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.

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    Shame about the shitty graphics card...
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    That is one huge wacky cooler...In house or an OEM by someone?
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    I'd like to see silent optical disk drive.
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    with that cooler, its no surprise that it could run passive
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    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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    You were saying...?

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    Anywhere that shows actual results of this without the fans on?
    It's kinda confusing, sais fanless but has fans...
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    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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    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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    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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    Maybe they should just put up a gorilla in a pink tutu instead.
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    Aye it would be as helpful eh? :laugh:
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    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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    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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    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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    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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