Slightly larger than the NanoQube, the MicroQube is similarly diminutive but offers the advantage of being able to accommodate a PCI Express card, as well as being equally beautiful of course!
Good things come in small packages
The MicroQube offers an unbeatable blend of style and substance. At 5.6cm taller than the NanoQube and 4cm shorter than the MiniQube, it can accommodate a full-size PCI Express card and up to two 2.5/3.5in drives. It uses a conventional fully-featured Mini-ITX motherboard. And because we offer the latest power-frugal processors, it is cooled without a fan. The power supply is a fully integrated unit so there are no black "bricks" to have lying around behind the PC. There is an option to choose a semi-fanless SFX PSU where its fan will only operate if its running temperature climbs to dangerous levels. In normal use there will be no noise, no dust, no moving parts and no maintenance. Alternatively it is also possible to use a 100% fanless full size ATX PSU, for silence at all times!
- Tiny Mini-ITX fully-featured, fully configurable PC with space for a PCI-E card
- Silent and fanless cooling design for no noise or dust build-up
- We build to your specification and deliver within 7 days
- Clean Build™ Promise and original OS+drivers supplied on DVDs
- Two year warranty with open-case policy
Top performance and silent operation
The PC itself doesn't compromise on performance, and can be built pre-installed with up to 32 gigabytes of DDR4 memory and an Intel 7th or 6th Generation CPU. Famous for their 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 and Pentium processors for cost-conscious customers. Regarding memory, we supply a minimum of 8GB to ensure that the machine's performance is not bottlenecked, although upgrading to 16GB or more will ensure that it has plenty to spare and will always offer excellent responsiveness even when running multiple applications simultaneously.
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.
Therefore 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.
Two motherboards, HDMI 2.0 option
The MicroQube has two motherboards to choose from. The main reason for this is due to the fact we have had many customers ask if it is possible to run a 4K @ 60Hz TV/Monitor via a HDMI port. For this to happen there has to be a HDMI 2.0 port, but it is very rare for a motherboard to have HDMI 2.0 built in. That is until ASRock released their Fatal1ty Z270 Gaming-ITX/ac motherboard which features a HDMI 2.0 port as standard. This means it is now possible to run anything at 4K @ 60Hz without the need for a graphics card. This not only reduces the overall power consumption of the system, as no graphics card is required, but also reduces the cost of the system. Of course HDMI 2.0 may not be required for all customers and therefore we suggest opting for the less expensive Gigabyte ITX motherboard if that is the case.
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.