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Unbelievably amazing!

I ordered a media centre pc about 18 months ago the whole process was easy, they kept all their promises, the product was... David, 9th July 2014 (via Trustpilot)
Serenity Value
Discontinued
(1 customer rating / 1 review)

Quiet PC Serenity Value

- Replaces the Quiet PC Serenity Z68 Value- Replaced by the Quiet PC Serenity Office

An excellent quality fully-built quiet PC, using best value high performance components. This high-specification machine doesn't compromise on performance and comes with a two-year fully inclusive warranty.

The best quiet / value balance

Achieving absolute PC silence is not the cheapest way of buying a PC as Nofan's incredible IcePipe cooler demonstrates. However, for customers who are prepared to accept a very small amount of running noise, we are delighted to offer the Serenity Value which is a fully-built PC system, ready to go. It is designed with performance and quietness in mind, using components which we feel offer the best balance of speed, quietness and value. The machine can be configured to your exact specification and offers, as you would expect, incredibly quiet operation which is barely audible.

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 Haswell CPU. Famous for its 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 offering our systems with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed at no extra charge.

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 - 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.

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 in 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 drive (SSD) on the other hand, offers tremendous speed and absolutely silent operation, but it will 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 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! And finally, we do offer the option of enclosing HDD(s) in an acoustic enclosure called a Smart Drive - this will significantly reduce the running noise of a hard disk.

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 relevant 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 quiet PC system, configurable according to your budget
  2. Selected quiet components offer great value and minimal running noise
  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

Specifications

Machine nameQuiet PC Serenity Value
Compatible Operating SystemsWindows 7 / Windows 8 / Ubuntu
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H87-HD3
GraphicsIntel HD 4600
Graphics portsDVI-D, HDMI and VGA (up to 3 ports simultaneously)
Max resolution DVI-D1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Max resolution HDMI4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
Maximum shared graphics memory1 GB
SATA 6Gb ports6 (SATA 3Gb compatible)
SATA RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
LAN10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
PCI Express x16 / x4 / x1 / PCI 2.0 slots1 / 1 / 2 / 2 *
PCI Express versionx16 slot: PCIe 3.0, all other slots: PCIe 2.0
Rear USB 2.0 / 3.0 ports2 / 4
Front USB 2.0 / 3.0 ports3 / 1 (Thrio case), 2 / 1 (Prominent R), 2 / 2 (Define R4)
Front eSATA ports1 (Prominent R case only)
AudioHD 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel with 6 x audio jacks
Other rear ports1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
Available 5¼" drive bays3 (Thrio), 4 (Prom R), 2 (R4)
Available 3½" drive bays8 (Thrio), 6 (Prom R), 8 (R4)
Available PCI Express x16 / x4 / x1 slots1 / 1 / 3
Available PCI slots2 (1 when double-width graphics card is installed)
Memory slots used / available2 / 2 (4 total)
PC dimensions (W x D x H) mm180 x 430 x 468 (Thrio) / 212 x 530 x 505 (Prom R) / 232 x 464 x 523 (R4)
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
  • * When a PCIe x4 card is installed in the x4 slot, the two adjacent PCIe x1 slots are disabled
Serenity Value

From Dave Burridge - very satisfied customer

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As an existing customer who had a system purchase about 5 years ago, apart from a fanless PSU giving up, the system has worked flawlessly and silently as stated it would. It was only after downloading some free PC demos that I realised it was not fast enough and I needed a new one.

Now working as a private tutor I can’t afford the type of systems I used to need for running my business as a Contract IT trainer (MCT) – but even so, did the usual research on the Internet and found a list of items I would ideally like. Not too keen to risk my out-of-date skills and ability to build my own ideal system, decided to check with QuietPC and was very pleased to see I could virtually get the same items with a very good build price and only £10 for postage, so I did.

As usual the help and support from Andy was fantastic and Paul too; both have a high level of knowledge and having taught many techies in my time I can tell. Both put up with my ‘Columbo’ type phone calls. No rush, both only too pleased to help and to give additional information. I pretty much knew the answers but it was great having them both confirm my questions thus taking away much of the ‘leg work’.

My new system arrived in record time and that was to the Isle of Man. I only wish that so many other companies could sort out postage as QuietPC does and not charge a fortune to do so. Blistering fast system and so amazingly quiet, I only wish your machines were around for the many hours I spent in Server Rooms trying to shout over the hum of them.

What I really like is the honesty of both Andy and Paul, in the candour and honesty in admitting they don’t know something instead of spouting what so many Online Support Technicians come out with (‘BS’), which if acted on can do a lot of damage to your system. Absolute pure joy to ring up and not have to wait for ages and not get a different person that can speak English and is not reading from a script.

Overall I want to say that being in the IT Industry for 20 years and dealing with so many Online Companies and even at times teaching Customer Service (i.e. ITIL) without doubt QuietPC is head and shoulders above everyone else. I have given out two of your business cards to students who trust my opinion and were amazed at how fast they start up and how quiet. It is such a shame that other companies can’t operate as you can. In another 5 or 6 years you can be sure I will be knocking on your door again for another system. Thank you very much.

 

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