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, 2014-11-11 17:34.
The ASUS Z97-PRO socket 1150 ATX board features M.2 and SATA Express support, as well as an expansive UEFI BIOS, and a top-notch fan control system.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Tue, 2014-11-04 20:52.
The Zotac ZBOX CI540 Nano gives up a little CPU/GPU horsepower to deliver a completely fanless, silent and full-featured mini-PC experience.
Submitted by Mike Chin on Mon, 2014-11-03 00:54.
Cooling | Graphics Cards
Despite being tagged in our Cooling and Graphics Cards sections, the G10 is not actually a heatsink, but a metal bracket with a fan that allows any of 27 different models of AIO CPU water coolers to be used with a variety of video cards. This arrangement promises much improved cooling over stock coolers for GPUs that peak at well over 200W, but can it do so quietly?
Submitted by Mike Chin on Wed, 2014-10-29 10:57.
The latest in Logic Supply's continuing efforts in the realm of Silent Computing is the ML400 series, which features mini-ITX boards in robust, fanless cases. A close look at the ML400G-50, based around a mobile 4200M chip in the ASRock IMB-180 motherboard.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2014-10-27 17:48.
The Habey MITX-6771 is a thin mini-ITX board with an embedded quad-core Bay Trail SoC and a fanless heatsink.
Submitted by Lawrence Lee on Mon, 2014-10-20 21:36.
The Crucial MX100 512GB is the ultimate value SSD with the best capacity:price ratio on the market, while the Samsung 850 Pro 256GB is positioned as the latest ultra-fast premium flagship emphasizing performance and reliability.
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.