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Lora Fanless Media PC
Discontinued
(14 customer ratings / 4 reviews)

Quiet PC Lora Fanless Media PC

- Replaced by the Quiet PC Lora Fanless Media PC

This beautifully finished high-end PC offers almost limitless possibilities for storage, power and expansion. It can accommodate up to five drives and two full-size PCI Express cards. It's 100% fanless so noise and dust are a thing of the past.

Beauty and power in your living room

We are pleased to announce yet another ground-breaking example of living room PC design - the Quiet PC 'Lora' Fanless Media PC. A perfect compromise of beauty and practicality, it is 435mm wide by only 100mm high and is sure to look great as the focus of any home entertainment system. The machine is supplied in a shot-blasted silver or black finish and its fascia is clean, elegant and uncluttered. Only the power button, power light, optical slot and remote control sensor (option) are visible on the front of the case.

Features

  1. Fully built silent media PC, 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. Can accommodate up to five drives and two PCI Express cards

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. Although Microsoft Windows will run happily on 2GB of memory, we recommend a minimum of 4GB to ensure that the machine has plenty to spare and will always offer excellent responsiveness whilst running PVR software such as Windows Media Center.

Despite its diminutive size, it packs a real punch - Intel's 4th Generation (Haswell) Core processors gives fantastic performance and low power consumption, allowing the machine to be cooled without any forced air whatsoever. The whole case acts as a processor heatsink, with heat being efficiently transferred from the CPU to the chassis via six copper heatpipes.

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.

Blu-ray playback

If you like to watch Blu-ray films then we offer an optional Blu-ray player which is a slimline slot-loading model. However, Windows does not have the built-in ability to play Blu-ray movie discs and if you would like to be able to do this, we recommend that you purchase third party software to enable the facility. Software such as CyberLink PowerDVD will allow seamless playback and control of Blu-ray movies.

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 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.

Windows Media Center

All versions of Windows 7 include Windows Media Center which is a great way to watch and record terrestrial and/or satellite TV (in conjunction with a TV tuner card), as well as watching films, viewing photos and listening to music. Windows 8.1 and 10 do not include Media Center, although it can be added to Windows 8.1 Pro only for a nominal charge by requesting a product key on the Microsoft website. Adding Media Center to Windows 8.1 Pro also gives you the ability to play DVD films. We recommend Windows 8.1 Pro for Media Center use rather than Windows 7 because it has more features, faster performance and will be better future-proofed. Please note: The Media Center key mentioned earlier is only compatible with Pro version of Windows 8.1. PLEASE NOTE: As already stated Windows Media Center is not available with Windows 8.1 (non-Pro version) and Windows 10.

There are other programs available that offer similar features to Microsoft's Windows Media Center. The most popular are MediaPortal and Kodi (formally known as XBMC). Both programs offer the facility to do exactly (and much more) what Windows Media Center does, although some configuration is required via plugins (add-ons) supplied by both MediaPortal and Kodi. Both pieces of software are open source which means they are free for personal use and they can be used with any Windows operating system, including Windows 8.1 (non-Pro version) and Windows 10. We highly recommend you take a look at them to see if they are more suited to your needs.


SpecificationsLora PC
Machine nameLora Fanless Media PC
Chassis TypeStreacom FC10 series
Chassis Material100% Aluminium
Cooling SystemPassive fanless CPU heatsink with 4 heatpipes
Compatible Operating SystemsWindows 7 / Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu Linux
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97MX-Gaming 5
GraphicsIntel HD 4600
Graphics portsDVI, HDMI and VGA (up to 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
LAN portQualcomm Atheros Killer E2201 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
Wireless LANOptional
BluetoothOptional
Rear USB 2.0 / 3.0 ports4 / 4
Side USB 2.0 / 3.0 ports0 / 2
AudioHD 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel + 1 x optical S/PDIF In/Out
RS232 serial port headerNo
TPM supportNo
Other rear panel portsPS/2 keyboard & mouse ports
Available PCI Express slots2 (1 x PCIe x16 + 1 x PCIe x8) - both PCIe 3.0
Memory slots4 (max 32 GB)
PC dimensions (L x W x H)435 x 319 x 110 mm
Maximum length of expansion cards180 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

Customer Reviews

Lightning fast and utterly silent

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I went for a spec well above the baseline, including SSDs as main storage, and I am very pleased with the result. After a couple of weeks usage, I am still revelling in all aspects of it's performance and the ease with which I was able to install it into my system - just a few minutes to connect it up, switch on and log into Windows. Negatives? I suppose it's rather bulky and unattractive on my desk, but that's it!

Great product and service start to finish

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I started with a couple of technical queries to the company which were answered knowledgeably and honestly by Andy. Having placed the order for a pre-assembled Lora Fanless (SSD + (2+2)TB striped hard drives) everything was delivered well packaged just under a week later. The HTPC looks every bit as good as the other high end home theatre equipment in the rack and it's absolutely silent apart from when the DVD drive spins up. One day later and it's running MythTV with tuner capable of simultaneously recording 4 HD channels and watching a HD channel. With passive cooling the processor's temperature has been spotted at ambient+15C.

Overall I'm very pleased with my experience with QuietPC and I'll be recommending the company to others as well as using them again myself. Good to see a company that is building a reputation for quality rather than the usual box shifters.

Brilliant product BRILLIANT company!

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Purchased a Lora media PC. Had the privilege of dealing with Andy Ford. Simply put, you rarely get this level of service and support these days! PC is amazing. Thank you.

Streacom FC10 Fanless Media PC

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To all the staff at Quiet PC ..... a BIG THANKYOU note! I couldn't resist opening the Streacom FC10 chassis - beautiful inside - would have taken me a while to piece everything together myself so well worth paying your build team to do it (as well as protecting my investment).

GA-Z77MX-D3H motherboard
Core I7 3770T 2.5Ghz 45 W Quad Core CPU
32 GB RAM
150W PSU and adaptor block
512 GB SATA SSD
Challenger 240 GB SSD (Primary Disk)
Sony AD-7640S DVD+RW
Windows 8 Pro Sys Builder Edition.

Having now started looking at Hyper V virtualisation and running some of my old software like Adobe Std v7 and other software in an XP virtual machine this PC does all that I need and more. Downloaded 64 bit personal edition of Qlikview as well to do some training on this and soon will create a separate Virtual machine to learn Java programming within et al.

Today I bought a lovely set of PC Speakers : Bose Companion 3 Series II which just brings the rich media experience to another level. I originally was going to go and purchase a high spec laptop from m-tech computers but after speaking with a friend decided to stick to full form PC and am so glad I did.

The main consideration was for the chassis to fit on a shelf of a purpose built desk I made as my old Thermaltake tower with 800 W PSU, 5 disks etc was just too big and noisy (it is circa 10 yrs old and performed admirably though). However spending the money to keep up to date with technology is so much the better when you pay a bit extra and get exactly what you are looking for.

For all customers who are hesitating, just call Andy or a member of the QuietPC sales team and they will be glad to help you iron out your purchasing decisions. Thanks Andy for your guidance and Glenn for assisting me in getting my review written as I had some difficulty registering on the forum.

Thanks to the Quiet PC build team who also got my PC built, tested and shipped out beating my expectations. Kudos to you all. I LOVE my FC10 and all the bits in it especially the 32 GB RAM and no noise experience !!! Delighted customer.

 

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