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Nofan A490 Silent Desktop
Discontinued
(19 customer ratings / 2 reviews)

Quiet PC Nofan A490 Silent Desktop

- Replaced by the Quiet PC Nofan A490S Silent Desktop

We are now offering a fully-built 100% silent PC, 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!

We are proud to offer the Nofan A490 Silent Desktop which is a fully-built silent computer 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, these 'Haswell' processors have a quad-core architecture and under heavy loading, will automatically "Turbo Boost" their clock speed by up to 12%. Regarding memory, although Microsoft Windows will run on 2GB, we recommend a minimum of 4GB to ensure that the machine 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, and again we would recommend a minimum of 4GB for this operating system to perform at its best.

GIGABYTE 9 Series Motherboard

We supply the Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H Ultra Durable motherboard with this system which offers a wealth of features suitable for all applications. GIGABYTE 9 Series motherboards support the latest 4th & 5th Generation Intel Core processors, bringing together a unique blend of features and technologies that offer the absolute ultimate platform for your silent PC.

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.

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. Full-size ATX design allows plenty of expansion possibilities

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 "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 A490 PC
Machine nameNofan A490 Silent PC
Compatible Operating SystemsWindows 7 / Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu Linux
Power supplyNofan 400W Fanless PSU
MotherboardGigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H
GraphicsIntel HD4600
Graphics portsDVI-D, HDMI and VGA (up to 3 ports simultaneously)
Max resolution DVI-D / VGA1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Max resolution HDMI4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz
Maximum shared graphics memory1 GB
NVIDIA 2-Way SLI SupportYes
AMD 3-Way CrossFire SupportYes
Supported RAMDDR3 1600/1333 MHz memory modules
Memory slots4 (max 32 GB)
SATA 6Gb ports6 (SATA 3Gb compatible)
SATA RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
M.2 PCIe connector1
LANIntel GbE LAN chip (10/100/1000 Mbit)
USB 3.0/2.0 ports6 (2 internal / 4 rear panel)
USB 2.0/1.1 ports8 (6 internal / 2 rear panel)
AudioHD 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel with 6 x audio jacks
RS232 serial port headerYes
Other rear panel portPS/2 keyboard and mouse ports
PCI Express x16 / x8 / x4 / x1 / PCI 2.0 slots1 / 1 / 1 / 3 / 1 *
PCI Express versionx16 / x8 slots conform to PCIe 3.0, all other slots PCIe 2.0
Motherboard DimensionsATX form factor (30.5 x 21.4 cm)
PC dimensions (W x D x H) 200 x 421 x 445 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
  • *When a PCIe x4 card is installed in the x4 slot, all the PCIe x1 slots are disabled

Customer Reviews

Brilliant service!

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System build ordered Monday morning, delivered to rural France 48hrs later. Top notch kit.

Great product, great service

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This is a Rolls-Royce PC in every respect. Top of the range everything, superbly built and unbelievable performance. None of the usual manufacturer's bloatware either, a generic Windows build and you get the DVD in case you need to reinstall it at any time. Excellent service from QuietPC, it arrived very well packed in 2 working days. It's a very strange experience sitting next to it in complete silence apart from the occasional murmur from the hard drive. Worth every penny.

 

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