Silent Power has just released the first images of its upcoming, crowd funded project- a completely silent “high end” PC cooled solely by copper foam. The PC is tiny, coming in at 16x10x7cm and features an Intel Core i7 CPU and an Nvidia GTX 760 desktop class graphics card.
The Silent Power team wrote on their blog that they are relieved that the first prototype is working as intended. However, there is still a lot of testing to be done to ensure that the PC will last. The blog will continue to be updated over the coming weeks, reporting on the PC’s qualities and capabilities.
This isn’t just a large block of foam sitting on top of a custom board design, the company released a diagram detailing how the passive cooling design works. There is a solid copper block sitting on top of the GPU and CPU, which will distribute heat evenly to the copper bush sitting on top.
Thanks to community feedback, Silent Power has decided to include a 4K capable display port connection on the PC. While you won’t be running 4K games on a passively cooled GTX 760, you should be able to play native 4K media content such as blu ray rips.
Here are the full specifications for the PC:
- Operating system: Windows 8.1 64-bit
- Processor: Intel Core i7 4785T
- 8GB or 16GB of RAM
- 500GB or 1TB SSD
- Nvidia GTX 760 2GB
- Connectors: 4x USB 3.0; DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort, audio in, audio out, Ethernet
- Maximum surface temprature: 50°C
The PC comes in three configurations:
- €699: 8GB RAM and 500GB SSD
- €769: 16GB RAM and 500GB SSD
- €1159: 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD
Silent Power currently has €26,924 of its €45,000 funding goal. If you’re interested in backing the project you can do so, HERE.
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KitGuru Says: It will be interesting to see how Silent Power’s passively cooled PC performs when compared to something like the Zotac Z-Box, which also features a GTX 760 but suffers from thermal throttling issues under load. I imagine the copper bush sticking out of the top will also put some people off. However, maybe Silent Power will come up with a way to cover that up while still keeping the form factor small. What do you guys think of this? Would you use a passively cooled system like this as a part of your living room set up?