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Copper foam cools this crazy Silent Power PC

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by micropage7, Aug 2, 2014.

  1. micropage7


    Mar 26, 2010
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    Standard copper heatpipes and heatsinks can be
    pretty boring and unoriginal, so the team behind
    the new Silent Power PC have resorted to copper
    foam to cool their system.
    The copper foam sits atop the case like a bushy
    patch of hair, transferring heat away from the
    internal components using its "micro-circulation"
    capabilities. The foam essentially works by
    having the air inside it heat to very hot
    temperatures, causing it to expand and move to
    the outer regions, effectively creating air
    circulation. With the copper foam, there's no need
    for fan cooling at all, making the PC silent.
    The Silent Power is currently being offered as
    three systems on a crowdfunding pre-order basis:
    if the company reaches its €45,000 target through
    pre-orders of their systems, they'll enter
    production. Each system differs in RAM (8 or 16
    GB) and solid state drive capacity (500 or 1000
    GB), while other specifications are fixed.
    CPU-wise you get an Intel Core i7-4785T, a
    quad-core hyper-threaded part running at 2.2
    GHz. There's also an Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
    graphics card included, which should make this
    system a very capable gaming PC. Unfortunately,
    due to the nature of the system's construction
    and cooling system, neither part is upgradeable at
    this stage.
    Other features include a light bar on the case's
    front edge, controllable through an ambient light
    sensor and included software, plus a movement
    sensor that can automatically power the system
    on when you sit down at your desk.
    The base model Silent Power PC will set you back
    €699 (~US$930) for 8 GB of RAM and a 500 GB
    SSD, but there's also €769 (~US$1,030), and
    €1,159 (~US$1,550) models available if you want
    more RAM or storage.

  2. craigo


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