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MicroQube Breeze i17
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Quiet PC MicroQube Breeze i17

The MicroQube Breeze i17 takes advantage of a very quiet Noctua CPU cooler and an Intel processor, all housed in a very compact ASUS chassis.

Features

  1. Very quiet and compact Intel PC
  2. We build to your specification and deliver within 7 days
  3. Clean Build™ Promise and original OS+drivers supplied on DVDs
  4. Two year warranty with open-case policy
  5. Configurable with up to 64GB DDR4 memory, Core i9 CPU and two drives

Total Tranquility in a small package

Apart from the tiny UltraNUC, the MicroQube is one of the smallest PC we offer. Unlike the UltraNUC, this PC uses a conventional fully-featured motherboard, albeit a Mini-ITX sized one. The machine accommodates an Intel 12th or 13th gen processor, 2.5Gb LAN, WIFI 6, a single M.2 SSD and up to two 2.5” hard drives. It also features support for up to 64GB DDR4 memory. To keep temperatures in check we use one of the extremely popular Noctua CPU coolers. And because we offer the latest power-frugal processors, it can be cooled with very little airflow, making it one of the quietest air cooled PCs we offer. The power supply is either a small form factor (SFX) PSU and unlike the power supplies in many other small PCs, this one is fully integrated so there are no clumsy black “bricks” which you need to have lying around behind the PC.

The chassis is the classy Cooler Master NR200P which is supplied with both a vented or tempered glass side panel. So if thermals are important to you we suggest the vented panel, but if you prefer to glance inside the PC then you may be tempted by the glass alternative. Both panels are supplied so the decision is yours.

Intel Alder Lake 13th Gen Processor

The 13th Gen Intel processors bring significant improvements over previous generations, offering enhanced performance through the use of improved Performance-cores (P-cores) and Efficient-cores (E-cores). These cores are optimised to deliver impressive results in both single and lightly-threaded tasks, as well as highly-threaded workloads. This optimisation allows gamers, creators, and professionals to unlock the full potential of their systems and elevate their experiences.

To provide you with a glimpse of the improvements offered by the 13th Gen Intel processors compared to the 11th Gen, the table below showcases some PassMark CPU Benchmarks. Higher numbers in the benchmarks indicate better overall performance, helping you understand the notable performance gains delivered by the 13th Gen processors.

13th Gen Processor Core i5 13400 Core i7 13700 Core i9 13900
PassMark score 26,206 39,665 50,765
11th Gen Processor Core i5 11400 Core i7 11700 Core i9 11900
PassMark score 17,068 20,028 23,014

The figures above are as of January 2023. They do change over time.

These benchmarks demonstrate the improved performance capabilities of the 13th Gen processors, highlighting their ability to handle a wide range of tasks with increased efficiency and power. Whether you are a gamer, content creator, or professional user, the 13th Gen Intel processors aim to deliver a significant boost in performance and productivity.

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 chose an SSD or M2 drive as a boot drive that contains the operating system and important programs and a conventional HDD to store other data, but remember that if you intend to have a totally silent PC you might want to forgo the HDDs all together as they will make some noise due to their moving parts.

Clean Build™ Promise

These days, many pre-built PCs often rely on cash incentives from software companies to support their prices. These companies pay hardware manufacturers to pre-install limited or trial versions of their software, hoping that customers will eventually opt to upgrade to the full version. Unfortunately, this approach has a downside: it fills the new PC with unnecessary “junkware,” leading to an inflated operating system and performance issues.

At Quiet PC, we firmly believe that customers deserve the utmost performance from their brand new PCs. That’s why we proudly offer our Clean Build™ promise with every system we build. When you choose one of our PCs, we install only the essentials: the operating system (if requested), motherboard drivers, OS updates and Windows Security. Say goodbye to annoying pop-ups and nag screens. With our clean build promise you can immediately start using your new PC without the hassle of uninstalling numerous unwanted programs. Experience lightning-fast boot times and enjoy optimal performance for 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 at least 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.

SpecificationsMicroQube Breeze i17
Machine nameMicroQube Breeze i17
MotherboardASRock H610M-ITX/ac or Gigabyte B660I AORUS PRO
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics support *
Multi-VGA output supportDisplayPort 1.4 / HDMI 2.1
DisplayPort (1.4) Resolution4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
HDMI 2.1 Resolution4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
M.2 connector1
LAN (ASRock)Intel 1Gb Ethernet
LAN (Gigabyte)Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (ASRock)Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi Module plus Bluetooth v5.1
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (Gigabyte)2x2 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Supports 2.4/5GHz frequency band and Bluetooth v5.3
Audio7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Rear ports (ASRock)Display Port, HDMI, 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 (blue), LAN, 2x USB 2.0 ports (black), PS/2 Combo port, 2x Wi-Fi/BT jacks, 3x Audio jacks
Rear ports (Gigabyte)2x USB 3.2 Gen2 (one Type-C), 4x USB 3.2 Gen1, 2x USB 2.0, DisplayPort, HDMI, Q-Flash button, 2.5Gb LAN port, 2x SMA antenna connectors, 1x optical S/PDIF Out, 2x audio jacks
Front ports2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x 3.5mm Headset Jack
PC dimensions (H x W x D)376 x 185 x 292 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
  • *Graphics specifications vary between CPU.
SpecificationsMicroQube Breeze i17
Machine nameMicroQube Breeze i17
MotherboardASRock H610M-ITX/ac or Gigabyte B660I AORUS PRO
GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics support *
Multi-VGA output supportDisplayPort 1.4 / HDMI 2.1
DisplayPort (1.4) Resolution4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
HDMI 2.1 Resolution4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
M.2 connector1
LAN (ASRock)Intel 1Gb Ethernet
LAN (Gigabyte)Intel 2.5Gb Ethernet
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (ASRock)Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi Module plus Bluetooth v5.1
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (Gigabyte)2x2 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax), Supports 2.4/5GHz frequency band and Bluetooth v5.3
Audio7.1-Channel High Definition Audio CODEC
Rear ports (ASRock)Display Port, HDMI, 2x USB 3.2 Gen1 (blue), LAN, 2x USB 2.0 ports (black), PS/2 Combo port, 2x Wi-Fi/BT jacks, 3x Audio jacks
Rear ports (Gigabyte)2x USB 3.2 Gen2 (one Type-C), 4x USB 3.2 Gen1, 2x USB 2.0, DisplayPort, HDMI, Q-Flash button, 2.5Gb LAN port, 2x SMA antenna connectors, 1x optical S/PDIF Out, 2x audio jacks
Front ports2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x 3.5mm Headset Jack
PC dimensions (H x W x D)376 x 185 x 292 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
  • *Graphics specifications vary between CPU.

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