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Excellent computer, its reliable.

I've had no problems with the computer at all, except a faulty CD ROM drive but took me a while to notice because I don't... Tim M, 28th July 2014 (via Trustpilot)
Nofan A470 Silent Tower
Built & delivered within 7 days
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Quiet PC Nofan A470 Silent Tower

- Replaces the Quiet PC IcePipe Silent Tower

Now you can have a powerhouse of a PC running in absolute silence, using Nofan's revolutionary IcePipe processor cooling technology. This machine is built for performance and comes with a two-year fully inclusive warranty.

Serious silent PC power for the professional user

Building on Nofan's revolutionary IcePipe silent cooler as a starting point, we are proud to offer the A470 Silent Tower 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 one of Intel's 4th Generation Core processors. Famous for their excellent performance/value balance, the Haswell processors have a quad-core architecture and under heavy loading, will automatically "Turbo Boost" their clock speed by up to 12%. We are now offering our systems with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed.

Unparalleled storage capability

The machine can be configured with up to 10 terabytes of internal storage, as a mixture of SSD or HDD devices, primarily depending on your requirement for speed versus budget. A "hot swap" hard drive can also be included as a convenient way of making data backups, high volume data transfer etc.

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 3-year 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 "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.

Which CPU cooler should I use?

The Nofan is offered with a choice of two CPU coolers, the Nofan CR-95C and the smaller Nofan CR-80EH. The Nofan CR-95C is ideal for processors up to 95W and we recommend the smaller Nofan CR-80EH for processors up to 65W.

Does the cooler cover the PCI-E x16 slot?

It is important to note that the larger CR-95C 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.

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Features

  1. Fully built silent PC tower, 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. Stylish and cleanly-designed compact tower chassis

Quiet PC Nofan A470 Silent Tower

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Case

£159.78

Motherboard

£97.55

Processor

£44.56
£95.53
£107.69
£145.24
£151.40
£157.60
£205.01
£209.99
£213.12
£219.52

Memory

£28.06
£33.54
£51.01
£55.51
£95.83
£103.50
£183.03
£218.29

CPU cooler

£34.38
£72.69

Power supply

£104.25
£121.15

Mains cord

£4.35
£4.35
£4.35
£4.35

System boot drive

£0.00
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£97.58
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Optical drive

£0.00
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RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks)

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£15.00
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Audio

£0.00
£19.39
£47.36
£74.00

Speakers

£0.00
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£57.59
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£74.04

Video

£0.00
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£26.25
£33.79
£37.26
£64.82
£85.31
£133.22
£570.00

FireWire

£0.00
£34.99

Bluetooth / Wi-Fi

£0.00
£19.82
£32.59

Operating system

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£15.00
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Windows anti-malware software

£0.00
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Windows Internet security software

£0.00
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Office software suite

£0.00
£0.00
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TV card

£0.00
£70.08
£72.15
£138.64
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Keyboard and mouse set

£0.00
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Keyboard

£0.00
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Mouse

£0.00
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External USB 3.0 portable hard drive

£0.00
£41.56
£65.56
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Main monitor

£0.00
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£158.71
£223.97
£329.92
£380.81
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Second monitor

£0.00
£108.39
£158.71
£223.97
£329.92
£380.81
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Third monitor

£0.00
£108.39
£158.71
£223.97
£329.92
£380.81
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Printer

£0.00
£44.54
£76.80

Webcam

£0.00
£39.92
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USB Flash drive

£0.00
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£31.30
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Warranty

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Specifications

Machine nameNofan A470 Silent Tower
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 top)
USB 2.0 ports4 (on rear panel)
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)235 x 284 x 487 mm
Maximum PCI card length (PCB only)300 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
Warranty36 months
  • * 4 when M.2 or SATA Express ports are used
A470 Silent Tower

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I took it with i7 3.5 GHz, integrated HD4600, 2x Intel 335 SSD, Win8. Placed order on Sunday, only one SSD in stock but the other arrived on Tuesday, dispatched on Wednesday, arrived Finland the next Monday. So 8 days to build and deliver, but still impressive given I'm located outside UK. My last PC was quite silent but it is pretty amazing to have absolute silence! I really like the design of the case too. You can't go wrong with this one.

 

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