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I've bought from Quiet PC before and as always the service was excellent - easy online ordering and payment, followed by... Tony Heath, 14th October 2014 (via Trustpilot)
Nofan A460 Silent Desktop
Built & delivered within 7 days
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(15 customer ratings / 4 reviews)

Quiet PC Nofan A460 Silent Desktop

- Replaces the Quiet PC IcePipe A43 Silent Computer

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.

At last - Affordable PC Silence!

Building on Nofan's revolutionary IcePipe silent cooler as a starting point, we are proud to offer the Nofan A460 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.

Top Performance and Reliability

The PC itself doesn't compromise on performance, and can be built pre-installed with up to 32 gigabytes of memory and an Intel 4th Generation "Haswell" CPU. Famous for their excellent performance/value balance, the Core i5 and i7 processors have a quad-core architecture and under heavy loading, will automatically "Turbo Boost" their clock speed. We also offer the Core i3 processor for cost-conscious customers. Regarding memory, we supply a minimum of 4GB to ensure that the machine's performance is not bottlenecked, although upgrading to 8GB or more will ensure that it has plenty to spare and will always offer excellent responsiveness even when running multiple applications simultaneously. We are now also offering our systems with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed.

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 (for Windows 7 only) 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. Support for Ubuntu can be obtained through online forums, or on a commercial basis from Canonical Ltd.

Our hardware warranty runs for two years and is offered on a "collect and return" basis, 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.

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

Quiet PC Nofan A460 Silent Desktop

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Case

£49.99

Motherboard

£96.44

Processor

£45.92
£98.16
£107.69
£153.49
£154.38
£184.53
£207.08
£207.08
£207.44
£218.28
£231.14

Memory

£28.31
£33.54
£50.08
£56.96
£92.69
£109.08
£197.21
£223.06

CPU cooler

£34.38
£72.69

Power supply

£104.25
£121.15

Mains cord

£4.35
£4.35
£4.35
£4.35

First drive bay

£0.00
£26.27
£37.75
£43.48
£52.94
£55.91
£63.58
£70.98
£71.45
£82.37
£90.78
£95.63
£97.29
£119.63
£123.22
£123.44
£140.00
£168.07
£240.20
£287.15

Second drive bay

£0.00
£26.27
£37.75
£43.48
£52.94
£55.91
£63.58
£70.98
£71.45
£82.12
£82.37
£90.78
£95.63
£97.29
£98.00
£119.63
£123.22
£123.44
£140.00
£168.07
£240.20
£287.15

Third drive bay

£0.00
£26.27
£37.75
£43.48
£52.94
£55.91
£63.58
£70.98
£71.45
£82.37
£90.78
£95.63
£97.29
£119.63
£123.22
£123.44
£140.00
£168.07
£240.20
£287.15

3.5" bay option

£0.00
£17.36
£19.44

Internal USB 3.0 card

£0.00
£14.60

First 5.25" drive bay

£0.00
£8.80
£13.05
£51.50
£64.40

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£0.00
£8.80
£13.05
£51.50
£64.40

RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks)

£0.00
£15.00
£15.00
£15.00

Audio

£0.00
£22.78
£50.42
£74.78

Speakers

£0.00
£12.73
£22.42
£46.83
£57.59
£59.38
£74.04

Video

£0.00
£26.25
£34.13
£37.63
£64.24
£85.00
£109.04
£272.42

FireWire

£0.00
£34.08

Bluetooth / Wi-Fi

£0.00
£19.82

Operating system

£0.00
£15.00
£59.39
£62.05
£92.29
£92.99
£114.08

Windows anti-malware software

£0.00
£39.35

Windows Internet security software

£0.00
£0.00
£0.00

Office software suite

£0.00
£0.00
£88.48
£169.55
£315.12

TV card

£0.00
£70.08
£72.15
£138.64
£168.80

eSATA ports

£0.00
£23.52

Keyboard and mouse set

£0.00
£8.45
£12.35
£16.12
£22.17
£27.47
£27.55

Keyboard

£0.00
£13.00
£49.79
£104.40
£104.40

Mouse

£0.00
£3.89
£7.00
£14.99
£15.83

External USB 3.0 portable hard drive

£0.00
£40.70
£65.56
£146.26

Main monitor

£0.00
£109.97
£158.71
£217.98
£336.39
£374.34
£408.85
£746.35
£759.00

Second monitor

£0.00
£109.97
£158.71
£217.98
£336.39
£374.34
£408.85
£746.35
£759.00

Third monitor

£0.00
£109.97
£158.71
£217.98
£336.39
£374.34
£408.85
£746.35
£759.00

Printer

£0.00
£50.72
£79.68

Webcam

£0.00
£38.25
£49.89

USB Flash drive

£0.00
£19.46
£31.30
£43.68

Warranty

£0.00
£46.25
£96.25
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SpecificationsNofan A460 PC
Machine nameNofan A460 Silent Desktop
Compatible Operating SystemsWindows 7 / Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu Linux
Power supplyNofan 400W Fanless PSU
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5
GraphicsIntel HD4600
Graphics portsDVI, HDMI and VGA (up to any 3 ports simultaneously)
Max resolution DVI & VGA1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Max resolution HDMI4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz (HDMI 1.4a)
Maximum shared graphics memory1 GB
SATA 6Gb/s ports6 *
SATA RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
LANQualcomm Atheros 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
Wireless LANOptional
BluetoothOptional
USB 3.0 ports5 (4 on rear panel / 1 on front)
USB 2.0 ports6 (4 on rear panel / 2 on front)
AudioHD 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel + 1 x optical S/PDIF In/Out
Other rear panel portsPS/2 keyboard & mouse ports
x16 PCI Express slots2, running at x8 and x4
x1 PCI Express slots1
Memory slots4 (max 32 GB)
PC dimensions (W x D x H)196 x 426 x 430 mm
Maximum PCI card length (PCB only)330 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
  • *4 when M.2 or SATA Express ports are used

Customer Reviews

Simply awesome

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My Machine was built and ready to ship in 2 working days - I decided to upgrade my graphics card on the day of shipping and even though it was all tested and boxed up. QuietPC had no problem unpacking, upgrading and testing the new card. Shipped the next day. Ready to go as soon as I plugged it in. AMAZING machine, Great spec choices and is the BEST machine I have ever owned. I did opt for 32gb ram and the top processor though ;) ---- AND - IT is TOTALLY silent. Boots to login in 20 seconds from cold. Simply awesome.

Fantastic customer service, emails are responded to very quickly with great advice.

A great choice

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I waited a few days before writing this review. But from the start I was delighted. The Nofan A460, configured with SSD, is indeed completely silent, and has remained constantly cool. You have to get used to not having a fan breezing away next to you, but it is extremely pleasant. I use the PC as a music server. Silence is golden. Performance-wise, I am very happy. I also use the PC for photo editing, which it does quickly and efficiently. In general, with Windows and programmes on an SSD, start-up and shut-down times are extremely fast.

One final note to express appreciation for the staff at Quietpc. My initial questions were answered quickly and clearly, helping me to make the right choices.

I would recommend Quietpc without reservation.

Peace at last

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Very happy with this.

I ordered it with an i5 4670 and a passively cooled HD7750 graphics card. In normal use, and even when gaming, the passive cooling is sufficient. For example, the 3dmark benchmark suite gets the cores up to 63°C and the GPU up to 73°C (and scores 2158 on the Fire Strike test). It is possible to get the CPU temperature to reach 100°C if you run something really demanding, resulting in a loss of processor speed, but I'm happy to trade that for the silence.

My only gripe: The power button on the case is spongy and unresponsive, but as the system can be powered on and off from the keyboard, this can be worked around.

And I have to say, the service from QuietPC has been awesome.

Great service, great product

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Good to be able to talk direct to people and exchange emails to get pre-sales advice. Purchased a pre-configured NoFan i7 system with SSD, HD and fanless graphics card, running Windows 8 Pro. System arrived very quickly. I'm really pleased with the PC, easy to setup, good build quality - 'silent power' - no more noise!

 

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