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Very fast delivery, expertly packaged and worked out of the box. Will definitely use again. (29th August 2017 via Trustpilot)
Serenity Home Value
Discontinued
(47 customer ratings / 1 review)

Quiet PC Serenity Home Value

- Replaced by the Quiet PC Serenity Home Value

A great quality fully-built quiet PC, using best value high performance components. This PC is perfect for a home or family environment and its all-round capability will appeal to users of all ages and abilities.

Features

  1. Fully built quiet PC system, configurable according to your budget
  2. Selected quiet components offer great value and minimal running noise
  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

The best quiet / value balance

Achieving absolute PC silence is not the cheapest way of buying a PC as Nofan's incredible IcePipe cooler demonstrates. However, for customers who are prepared to accept a very small amount of running noise, we are delighted to offer the Serenity Home Value which is a fully-built PC system, ready to go. It is designed with performance and quietness in mind, using components which we feel offer the best balance of speed, quietness and value. The machine can be configured to your exact specification and offers, as you would expect, incredibly quiet operation which is barely audible.

Top Performance and Reliability

The PC itself doesn't compromise on performance, and can be built pre-installed with up to 16 gigabytes of memory and an Intel Haswell CPU. Famous for its 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 processor for cost-conscious customers. Regarding memory, we supply a minimum of 4GB to ensure that the machine's performance is not bottlenecked, although upgrading to 8GB or more will ensure that it has plenty to spare and will always offer excellent responsiveness even when running multiple applications simultaneously. We are also now offering our systems with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed.

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.

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 in 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 drive (SSD) on the other hand, offers tremendous speed and absolutely silent operation, but it will 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 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! And finally, we do offer the option of enclosing HDD(s) in an acoustic enclosure called a Smart Drive - this will significantly reduce the running noise of a hard disk.

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 relevant 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 offered on a "collect and return" basis, 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.


SpecificationsSerenity Home Value
Machine nameQuiet PC Serenity Value Home
Compatible Operating SystemsWindows 7 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 10 / Ubuntu Linux
MotherboardGigabyte GA-H97-D3H
GraphicsIntel HD 4600
Graphics portsDVI-D, HDMI and VGA (up to 3 ports simultaneously)
Max resolution DVI-D1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Max resolution HDMI4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz or 2560x1600 @ 60Hz
Maximum shared graphics memory1 GB
SATA 6Gb ports6 (SATA 6Gb compatible)
SATA RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
LAN10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
PCI Express x16 / x4 / PCI 2.0 slots1 / 1 / 2
PCI Express versionx16 slot PCIe 3.0, x2 slots PCIe 2.0
Rear USB 2.0 / 3.0 ports2 / 4
Front USB 2.0 / 3.0 ports2 / 1 (Z5), 2 / 2 (DarkForce), 1 / 2 (DS4)
AudioHD 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel
Memory slots2
Other rear ports1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
PC dimensions (W x D x H) mm205 x 490 x 460 (Z5) / 200 x 453 x 378 (Silencio)
207 x 530 x 505 (DarkForce) / 200 x 480 x 380 (DS4)
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

Excellent system from an awesome company

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The system is supposed to be a "value" system? All I can say is "Wow"! Sure there are more expensive components available but this is an intelligently matched bundle. Excellent quality components (having seen the case supplied with this system I immediately bought one to upgrade my own PC). Quality oozes from the whole package. We selected the Intel i3 based system (latest chip version, of course). All components are branded and obviously well tested together. Although this isn't sold as a silent system it's whisper quiet thanks to the clean, well ventilated layout, with all cables tucked away behind the clever backplate. Rubber grommets are everywhere to ease access and routing.

It's all top quality smooth edges and solidly built. It's almost completely tool free and there's no skimping on the quick release drive bays. All 5 full sized HDD bays have their drive trays installed and are side release for convenience. It'll be a pleasant job for once to put my own components into this case. The one I bought for my friend won't need touching for ages and he loves the perspex window through which we can admire his lovely kit. If, like me, you don't go for perspex you'll be pleased to know there's even a spare case side provided without a window! All fixings are ready for a water cooling system if you wish to install one in the future and you'll have loads of space to do so.

I'll finish with a few comments about QuietPC. I'm nothings to do with this company other than a happy customer. They have simply the best customer service I have ever encountered in the IT industry. "Professionalism personified". Click on the "Contact" tab on their website and you'll see the direct dial numbers for everyone. Which other hardware supplier is as accessible as that? Their "clean install" policy is exactly that. They'll install your selected operating system without a single byte of bloatware.

My Serenity system arrived at 8:30 the day after they emailed me to say they'd started assembly and they'd even installed all Microsoft security updates and drivers. Most suppliers would offer that as a chargeable option, if they offered it at all. Emails to ask which bits I'd prefer to be hooked up to which ports and, in the past, emails to say "You've ordered product X but it's out of stock. However, we've got the equivalent product Y *which is cheaper*"! Great PC from a great company. Simply can't be beaten. Buy with confidence.

 

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