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Nofan A480S Silent Desktop
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Quiet PC Nofan A480S Silent Desktop

- Replaces the Quiet PC Nofan A480 Silent Desktop- Replaced by the Quiet PC Nofan A850i Silent PC

This fully-built 100% silent PC uses Nofan's revolutionary IcePipe processor cooling technology and Intel's new processors. It doesn't compromise on performance and comes with a two-year fully inclusive warranty.

We are proud to offer the Nofan A480S Silent Desktop which is a fully-built silent computer system, ready to go, based around Intel latest 7th Generation processors. Cooling the CPU is Nofan's unique IcePipe processor cooler. It produces no noise, doesn't attract dust and has no moving parts, therefore it requires no maintenance. The machine can be configured to your exact specification and offers, as you would expect, totally silent operation.


  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. Full-size ATX design allows plenty of expansion possibilities

Top Performance and Reliability

The PC itself doesn't compromise on performance, and can be built pre-installed with up to 64 gigabytes of memory and one of Intel's 7th Generation Core processors. Famous for their excellent performance/value balance, these processors have a quad-core architecture and under heavy loading, will automatically "Turbo Boost" their clock speed. Regarding memory, although Microsoft Windows 7 will run on 2GB, we recommend a minimum of 8GB to ensure that the machine has plenty to spare and will always offer excellent responsiveness even when running multiple applications simultaneously.

RAID Options

The Nofan A490S system has a choice of two motherboards. The reason for this is to give greater options when RAIDING drives. The ASUS H270-Pro is RAID compatible but it only supports RAID for SATA devices, it does not support RAID for two M.2 drives. The ASUS Z270-A motherboard on the other hand does support RAID for SATA devices and M.2 drives. Therefore if you would like to RAID M.2 drives and maybe SATA devices then opt for the Z270 motherboard, if not opt for the cheaper H270 motherboard.

MotherboardM.2 RAIDSATA RAID

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.

SpecificationsNofan A480S PC
Machine nameNofan A480S Silent PC
Compatible Operating SystemsWindows 10
Chassis MaterialSteel / Plastic
MotherboardASUS H270-PRO or ASUS Z270-A
GraphicsIntel HD or optional discrete graphics card
Graphics portsDVI, HDMI and DP (up to any 3 ports simultaneously)
Max resolution DVI1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Max resolution HDMI4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz (HDMI 1.4b)
Max resolution DP4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz (DP 1.2)
Maximum shared graphics memory1024 MB
M.2 connector2
SATA RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
M.2 RAID Support - H270No
M.2 RAID Support - Z270Yes
LANIntel I219V Gigabit LAN Controller
Rear ports - H270PS/2 combo port, 3x USB3.1 (one Type-C), 2x USB2.0, 3x Audio jacks
Rear ports - Z270PS/2 combo port, 2x USB3.1 (one Type-C), 4x USB3.0, 5x Audio jacks, Optical S/PDIF out
Front ports2x USB3.0, 2x USB2.0, headphone and mic port
Audio - H270Realtek ALC887 8-Channel High Definition Audio
Audio - Z270Realtek ALCS1220A 8-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC featuring Crystal Sound 3
Memory slots4 (max 64 GB)
PC dimensions (W x D x H)200 x 490 x 470 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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