Silent PC Review is passionate about ergonomic spaces for people and finding creative, practical solutions to silencing all kinds of IT machines. We provide detailed reviews and ground-breaking knowhow about the acoustics of computers and components, as well as their energy efficiency and thermal performance.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Mon, 2012-06-25 13:43.
SPCR Certified Silent PCs | Complete|Mobile Systems
The first SPCR Quiet Certified PC from AVADirect Custom Computers features a GTX560 Ti graphics card along with an Ivy Bridge i7-3770k CPU in a system that's quiet doing ordinary tasks and ramps up only moderately at full GPU/CPU load.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2012-06-25 04:20.
Reeven, a relatively unknown PC cooling company, looks to make a name for themselves with a pair of oddly named heatsinks. The Kelveros is a classic tower heatsink with direct touch heatpipes while the Arcziel is a traditional, but rather tall down-blowing model.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Thu, 2012-06-21 16:20.
The Lian Li PC-Q18 is a slightly slimmer PC-Q08 tweaked to focus on its usability as a mini-ITX server. The changes include a four drive SATA backplane, an improved hard drive and side panel mounting system.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2012-06-18 04:20.
Thermalright goes in a slightly direction with the Archon SB-E, an unusually tall and wide 8-heatpipe cooler with an equally unusual 15 cm fan.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Wed, 2012-06-13 04:20.
The Scythe Big Shuriken 2 is a high performance CPU cooler in a low profile package, looking to improve upon the performance of its popular predecessor. The Reeven Vanxie is almost comically small by comparison, a tiny low profile offering for use in ultra compact cases.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Mon, 2012-06-11 15:17.
Cooling | The Silent Front
At Computex 2012 last week, there were two fan developments worthy of serious note for SPCR readers. The first and more revolutionary of the two is an Active Noise Cancellation fan project from Noctua, with partner RotoSub. The second is from a more unlikely source, Corsair, of memory, PSU and case fame.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Sun, 2012-06-10 04:20.
WD's VelociRaptor 1TB might be the fastest hard drive in the world, but it could also be the loudest. The new Scorpio Blue 500GB is a different kind of drive, a single-platter notebook model with ultra-low acoustics.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Sun, 2012-06-03 21:15.
Nine fans marketed as quiet are examined with a new SPCR-centric testing methodology that emphasizes acoustics and cooling effectiveness over airflow. Scythe, Noiseblocker, Antec, Nexus and Thermalright fans duke it out.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Tue, 2012-05-29 04:20.
Jetway's new barebones PC powered by AMD's dual core G-T40E APU is really tiny, fanless, and surprisingly affordable. It runs a bit hot and needs more driver development, though.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2012-05-07 16:20.
The Asus P8Z77-V Pro is a full-featured Sandy/Ivy Bridge motherboard with five independently controllable fan headers and Asus' new FAN Xpert 2 utility.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Sun, 2012-04-29 16:02.
The NH-L12 exhibits the same qualities as Noctua's other CPU heatsink/fans in a much smaller form factor, standing only 66 mm high in single fan configuration. For a lower profile cooler, it delivers top-notch performance at a luxurious price.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Thu, 2012-04-26 09:49.
Streacom FC5 OD is a classic, minimalist, low profile, aluminum case designed to fit neatly with other audio/video equipment and cool the CPU fanlessly without any noise.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Sun, 2012-04-22 16:20.
The update to Sandy Bridge brings 22nm fabrication technology, a souped up integrated graphics chip, and a host of minor improvements to LGA1155. Best of all, Ivy Bridge is backwards compatible with series 6 motherboards and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Wed, 2012-04-18 16:18.
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