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 Lawrence Lee on Tue, 2014-10-14 20:35.
The Thecus N7710-G is a no-nonsense 7-bay NAS tower server that focuses on function over form. The user interface is humdrum but the hardware is the true star, including a 2.9 GHz Sandy Bridge processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 10 GbE card.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Tue, 2014-10-07 16:33.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2014-10-06 12:17.
The Gigabyte BRIX Pro is essentially a supercharged NUC sporting a high speed quad core Haswell CPU. While it offers similar performance to much larger machines, it's also far from whisper quiet.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2014-09-29 17:40.
While limited in expansion capabilities with just a single 120mm fan for airflow, the Rosewill Legacy U3 is compact for a microATX tower, and sports a pleasing all-aluminum exterior.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Sat, 2014-09-20 20:02.
With a massive 28 cm radiator, dual 14 cm fans, lighting effects, and software to control pump and fan speeds, the NZXT Kraken X61 has the makings of a truly premier CPU cooling solution. Our review shows you how to run it super quietly while achieving great cooling.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Wed, 2014-09-10 21:41.
The Enermax Liqtech 120X utilizes dual fans, a chunky 120 mm radiator design, and a proper metal mounting system to challenge competing all-in-one liquid coolers.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Fri, 2014-09-05 13:17.
This is not a standard SPCR heatsink review. It is a reader's roundup of the most affordable coolers, with an emphasis on perceived noise and performance, supported by acoustic test data from SPCR, collected with our usual high standards. If you're seeking an effective and really inexpensive quiet cooler, Andrew's roundup is a must read.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Wed, 2014-09-03 10:26.
The highest power SFX power supply to date, boasting 80 PLUS Gold efficiency rating, is Silverstone's latest PSU offering. Is it quiet enough for SPCR?
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Tue, 2014-09-02 22:18.
While both are members of the WD Red family, the 6TB model is a massive flagship desktop drive, while the 1TB model is a tiny 2.5-inch drive for the budding slim NAS market.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2014-08-25 12:48.
LEPA's first heatsink is a mid-range direct-touch model with plated fins, speed switches directly on the fan itself, and a modern mounting system.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2014-08-18 19:46.
With six 1TB platters, 128MB of cache, and a 7200 RPM motor, Seagate boasts that the Enterprise Class 3.5 HDD v4 6TB is the world's fastest hard drive. The validity of their claim and the environmental ramifications lie within.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2014-08-11 21:25.
Armed with pleasant-sounding fans, extra long tubing, and new management software, the NZXT Kraken X31 and X41 seek to leave a more favorable impression on us than previous CPU water coolers.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Thu, 2014-07-31 12:36.
Powered by a Bay Trail Atom processor and a 5400RPM hard drive, speed isn't one of ASUS X200MA's strengths. It does however offer a decent value in a light and compact frame.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Mon, 2014-07-28 16:31.
Cases|Damping | Cooling
Tesla H is one of a dozen fanless "heatsink" cases offered by Akasa. This one is for the Haswell NUC and can house two 2.5" drives in a wider, sleeker design. Thermally, it's a winner, too. Market pricing vis a vis NUC kits and boards is its real challenge.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Sat, 2014-07-19 13:19.
The 5th edition takes the Raven back to its roots by reviving the original floor-mounted fans. Though based primarily on the superb RV02/FT02 design, the RV05 is less bulky, slimming down its dimensions and shedding weight by reducing the number of 18cm fans and limiting the number of drives it will hold.