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I wanted a silent PC for audio production and general improved ambience. For over 20 years I've built my own PC's. Time... (4th September 2018 via Trustpilot)
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Nofan A870i Silent PC
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Quiet PC Nofan A870i Silent PC

- Replaces the Quiet PC Serenity UMX PC

Built around the excellent Jonsbo UMX3, the Nofan A870 Silent Desktop is quite possibly the most attractive totally silent small PC available!

Building a PC around the Jonsbo UMX3 chassis was a must as soon as we saw it, it is such a great looking case it had to be done. The full brushed aluminium outer casing and minimalistic design give it a sophisticated high-end feel. It measures just 365 x 188 x 358mm making it extremely compact. One would think that due to these small dimensions there would have to be some compromise regarding the components it can accommodate - that is not the case. A top of the range 8th and 9th gen Coffee Lake CPUs are supported along with a fanless graphics card if required, meaning you can achieve excellent performance and total silence in a small and elegant chassis.

Features

  1. Fully built silent PC tower, built using an Intel's 8th or 9th gen CPU
  2. Built using Nofan's legendary fanless CPU coolers
  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

Intel's Latest Generation Processors

This PC takes advantage of Intel's latest Coffee Lake CPUs. These processors have broken the mold as they now feature more cores and threads compared to previous generations. The Core i3 now features four cores and the i5 and i7 versions are now 6 core CPUs, which is an increase of two cores for each processor. 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 8th and 9th Generation a great performer. For example, the Core i3 8350K CPU is now equivalent in terms of performance to the 7th Gen Core i5 7600K but costs significantly less - giving you more performance for less money.

You'd think there would be a downside to all this extra performance but to be honest we cannot think of any. The CPUs have a maximum Thermal Design Power (TDP) of 95W for the K-suffix and 65W or 35W for the others, meaning they can take advantage of the NoFan fanless CPU coolers and be cooled without the need for a fan! Now that is fantastic (pun intended).

We also have available Intel's cost effective Pentium GOLD 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.

Does the cooler cover the PCI-E x16 slot?

It is important to note that the larger CR-95 will cover the PCI-E x16 slot so you can’t use a graphics card in that slot if you choose that cooler.

While the smaller CR-80EH cooler doesn’t interfere with the PCI-E x16 slot, it is very close so if the graphics card that you choose doesn't use a wrap-around cooler (one that also covers the back of the card), then it should fit in the PCI-E x16 slot.

It has to be said that if you do choose the larger Nofan CR-95C then having the graphics card fitted in the slightly slower PCI-E x8 slot doesn’t really impact on performance too much (5 – 10%) and it certainly doesn’t reduce the speed of the graphics card in half as many people believe.

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.

Quiet PC Nofan A870i Silent PC

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UMX3 Zone Black Window Compact Tower Aluminium Micro-ATX Case

Case

€126.69
€132.53
€145.29
€149.37
TUF Z390M-PRO GAMING (WI-FI) LGA1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard

Motherboard

€192.30
8th Gen Core i3 8300T 3.2GHz 4C/4T 35W 8MB Coffee Lake CPU

Processor

€165.71
€193.82
€211.23
€279.13
€305.63
€307.02
€324.13
€401.72
€412.40
€470.59
€611.50
Vengeance LPX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 2666MHz Memory

Memory

€80.67
€131.82
€263.05
€520.08
CR-80EH Copper IcePipe 80W Fanless CPU Cooler

CPU cooler

€49.12
€111.18

Thermal Compound Upgrade

Choose an option below and we will use the selected thermal compound wherever it is required. Alternatively leave none selected and we will apply the thermal paste supplied.

€0.00
€7.46
€10.01

Graphics card

€0.00
€96.00
€186.08
SS-400FL2 400W Platinum Series Fanless Power Supply

Power supply

€148.92
€188.44
€251.44
IEC C13 UK Mains Power Cord, 1.8m (Type G)

Mains cord

Please note, we are only able to supply UK or Euro mains cords.

€5.81
€5.81
PM961 128GB Polaris NVMe M.2 SSD, MZVLW128HEGR

M.2 drive

The figures in brackets show the read and write speeds of the drive.

€0.00
€25.83
€41.63
€63.92
€86.50
€154.85
€215.23
€297.69
€432.70
€573.20

M.2 drive 2

The figures in brackets show the read and write speeds of the drive.

€0.00
€63.92
€86.50
€154.85
€215.23
€297.69
€432.70
€573.20

Data drive

Please note; selecting a HDD or SSHD will generate some noise as they contain moving parts. Choose a SSD for total silence.

€0.00
€43.51
€53.40
€56.62
€62.62
€67.86
€71.51
€88.28
€101.54
€109.77
€125.03
€126.97
€170.15
€183.43
€185.36
€223.25
€436.32
€448.21
€866.88
€980.26

Data drive 2

€0.00
€43.51
€53.40
€56.62
€62.62
€67.86
€71.51
€88.28
€101.54
€109.77
€125.03
€126.97
€170.15
€183.43
€185.36
€223.25
€436.32
€448.21
€866.88
€980.26

Data drive 3

€0.00
€43.51
€53.40
€56.62
€62.62
€67.86
€71.51
€88.28
€101.54
€109.77
€125.03
€126.97
€170.15
€183.43
€185.36
€223.25
€436.32
€448.21
€866.88
€980.26

Data drive 4

€0.00
€45.07
€48.68
€67.10
€67.41
€79.01
€104.83
€106.19
€123.55
€205.12
€246.10
€253.22
€395.75

RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks)

Please note: We can install RAID on Windows systems only

€0.00
€20.02
€20.02
€20.02

PCI Express slot

€0.00
€27.35
€30.85
€53.51
€58.73
€83.96
€90.59
€129.14
€182.82
€231.36

PCI Express slot 2

€0.00
€27.35
€30.85
€53.51
€58.73
€83.96
€90.59
€93.84
€129.14
€182.82
€231.36

PCI Express slot 3

€0.00
€27.35
€30.85
€53.51
€58.73
€83.96
€90.59
€93.84
€129.14
€182.82
€231.36

Internal USB 3.0 card

€0.00
€36.38
Windows 10 Home 64-bit OEM DVD

Operating system

€0.00
€111.54
€149.24
Backup 16GB Pendrive - restores to factory defaults, Win 10 only

Backup

Select "Use Microsoft DVD media" to receive a DVD of the Windows OS only. The "Backup Pendrive" provides an image of your system which includes drivers for the PC (highly recommended). Instructions here - www.quietpc.com/download/restoring-windows10.pdf

€0.00
€11.12

Windows anti-malware software

€0.00
€20.01
€33.36

Windows Internet security software

€0.00

Office software suite

€0.00
€0.00
€131.36
€237.45
€393.47

Audio

€0.00

Speakers

€0.00
€26.21
€40.94
€42.39
€48.53
€84.03

Keyboard and mouse set

€0.00
€20.20
€23.05
€27.21
€50.80
€53.94

Keyboard

€0.00
€16.88
€17.94
€27.23
€43.59
€105.37
€154.98

Mouse

€0.00
€8.72
€11.12
€31.79
€60.55

External USB 3.0 portable hard drive

€0.00
€53.74
€117.56
€146.84
€193.56

Main monitor

€0.00
€102.72
€129.16
€129.57
€136.15
€176.42
€229.20
€279.68
€291.96
€311.69
€399.89
€837.36

Second monitor

€0.00
€102.72
€129.16
€129.57
€136.15
€176.42
€229.20
€279.68
€291.96
€311.69
€399.89
€837.36

Printer

€0.00
€77.27
€129.43

Webcam

€0.00
€56.87
€78.91
Free Silver Warranty (2 years labour and parts)

Warranty

€0.00
€61.74
€128.48
7 Working Days Build Time

Build time

We are dedicated to provide your new PC within 7 working days at no extra charge but if you require a faster service then we have different options below. These services and not 100% guaranteed for customers outside of the UK.

€0.00
€33.36
€55.61
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SpecificationsNofan A870i PC
Machine nameNofan A870 Silent Desktop
Compatible Operating SystemsWindows 10
MotherboardASUS TUF Z390M-Pro (Wi-Fi) GAMING
GraphicsIntel HD or optional discrete graphics card
Graphics portsDisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4
Max resolution DisplayPort4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
Max resolution HDMI4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz (HDMI 1.4b)
Maximum shared graphics memory1024 MB
M.2 connector2
SATA RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
LANIntel I219V, featuring Turbo LAN with TUF LANGuard
Wi-FiIntel Wireless-AC 9560 Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothV5.0
Rear portsPS/2 combo port, 1x USB3.1 (Teal, gen2), 5x USB3.1 (blue, 1x Type-C), Wi-Fi/Bluetooth, 3x Audio jacks
Front ports2x USB3.1 (gen2), 2x USB2.0, 4x USB3.1 (gen1), PS2 combo port, RJ45, S/PDIF out and 5x Audio jacks
AudioRealtek ALC S1200A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Memory slots4 (max 64 GB)
PC dimensions (H x W x D)365 x 188 x 358 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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