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Sidewinder Fanless Media PC
Discontinued
(44 customer ratings / 1 review)

Quiet PC Sidewinder Fanless Media PC

- Replaces the Quiet PC Streacom Fanless Media PC- Replaced by the Quiet PC Sidewinder Fanless Media PC

This super-slim high-specification beautiful PC uses 4th Generation Intel processors and comes in a choice of silver or black. It has no fans for zero noise, zero dust and zero maintenance.

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 'Sidewinder' Fanless Media PC. With its design goal being focussed on beauty, the machine is 435mm wide by only 60mm high and is sure to look great at the centre 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 (WS case only) 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 four drives and one PCI Express card

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.


SpecificationsSidewinder PC
Machine nameSidewinder Slimline Fanless Media PC
Chassis TypeStreacom FC5 series
Chassis Material100% Aluminium
Cooling SystemPassive fanless CPU heatsink with 4 heatpipes
Compatible Operating SystemsWindows 7 / Windows 8.1 / Ubuntu Linux
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-Z97M-D3H LGA1150 Micro ATX Motherboard
GraphicsIntel HD 4600
Graphics portsDVI, HDMI and VGA (up to 3 ports simultaneously)
Max resolution DVI & VGA1920 x 1200
Max resolution HDMI4096 x 2160 (HDMI 1.4a)
Maximum shared graphics memory1 GB
SATA 6Gb ports6 (SATA 3Gb compatible)
SATA RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
Wired LANRealtek 10/100/1000 Mbit Ethernet
Wireless LANOptional
BluetoothOptional
Rear USB 2.0 / 3.0 ports2 / 4
Side USB 2.0 / 3.0 ports0 / 2
AudioHD 2/4/5.1/7.1-channel + HDMI audio out
Other rear ports1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
Available PCI Express slots1 x PCIe x16 (PCIe 3.0)
Typical power usage at Idle / Full Load
(i7 4770K 3.5GHz 84W)
22 / 92W
PC dimensions (W x D x H)435 x 325 x 70mm
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

Streacom Media PC

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Great service, ordered Tuesday delivered Friday, well pack and built to exact spec, very happy. Can not quite believe there is no noise, absolutely delighted as my old system sounded like an aircraft! Good communication about order and delivery etc would definitely order again.

 

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