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    Quiet PC Nofan A890S Silent Desktop

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    Re: Quiet PC Nofan A890S Silent Desktop

    Surprised they use a Core i7 8700k for a passive build when it consumes more power than a Ryzen 7 1700,and the use of TIM probably does not help temperatures too.

    I could understand if they were using the IGP,but then they use a graphics card,and I hardly see a GTX1050TI being bottlenecked by either CPU.

    I think they missed an opportunity there.

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    Hmm,apparently not as they have a Ryzen based equivalent here:

    https://www.quietpc.com/sys-ryzen-fanless-pro

    It would be interesting to see how the Ryzen 7 1700 equivalent fares in comparison,as it is around £150 to £160 cheaper for a similar spec(the Intel build needs the 95W CPU cooler due to its higher TDP).
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    Re: Quiet PC Nofan A890S Silent Desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    ... It would be interesting to see how the Ryzen 7 1700 equivalent fares in comparison,as it is around £150 to £160 cheaper for a similar spec ...
    Spec the Ryzen 5 1600 and you can get 6C/12T, 16GB, 250GB SSD for ~ £300 less than the Intel build. It would be *very* interesting to see what the thermals were like on that. Although I'll be even more interested when the 65W desktop Raven Ridge APUs come out...

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    Re: Quiet PC Nofan A890S Silent Desktop

    That system doesn't make much sense for value, I bet they were just trying to show off the best performing fanless system possible for the review.

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Spec the Ryzen 5 1600 and you can get 6C/12T, 16GB, 250GB SSD for ~ £300 less than the Intel build. It would be *very* interesting to see what the thermals were like on that. Although I'll be even more interested when the 65W desktop Raven Ridge APUs come out...
    Go to the plain ryzen fanless system (with a gamer-y case and a B350 motherboard), and you can get a comparable system £470 cheaper than the reviewed one. Shame they don't offer RAM faster than 2.4 GHz though

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    Re: Quiet PC Nofan A890S Silent Desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    Although I'll be even more interested when the 65W desktop Raven Ridge APUs come out...
    You should have a look in the Ryzen thread. Raven Ridge looks pretty awesome even at lowish TDPs.


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    Re: Quiet PC Nofan A890S Silent Desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by Xlucine View Post
    ... Go to the plain ryzen fanless system (with a gamer-y case and a B350 motherboard), and you can get a comparable system £470 cheaper than the reviewed one. ...
    I also noticed they do the 80W version of the cooler on its own for ~ £45, which looked decent value to me. And it's not too ridiculously large either; at only 113mm tall it should fit in the majority of tower cases...

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    Re: Quiet PC Nofan A890S Silent Desktop

    I'd love to see what the ryzen version would do

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    Re: Quiet PC Nofan A890S Silent Desktop

    I've always been intrigued by NoFan's IcePipe coolers. Interesting concept, making the whole cooler out of wick-less copper heat pipes.

    Still, I have to wonder how much cooler this would run if you added two low-rpm airflow fans, one to the bottom (blowing onto the GPU) and one to the top (pulling hot air out, past the CPU cooler), and if it would be noticeable given good fans.

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    Re: Quiet PC Nofan A890S Silent Desktop

    They'd be better off using the Silverstone FT02 or FT05. Thinking longer term, this bodes well for next year's GPUs. We should be able to have a fanless equivalent of the GTX 1060 for high-quality PC gaming, with no noise.

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    Re: Quiet PC Nofan A890S Silent Desktop

    Quote Originally Posted by scaryjim View Post
    I also noticed they do the 80W version of the cooler on its own for ~ £45, which looked decent value to me. And it's not too ridiculously large either; at only 113mm tall it should fit in the majority of tower cases...
    The CR-80 has a serious flaw in that it will gradually come loose due to different thermal expansion properties of the various components. At least that's what happened when I tried it on my PC.

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    Re: Quiet PC Nofan A890S Silent Desktop

    I personally gave up on total silence a few years back and opted instead for many ultra quiet fans (14dB at 100% fan speed) with a PSU that has to be heavily loaded to even run its ~20dB fan (Corsair RM750). It means I can't overclock as highly, but my performance/noise ratio is fantastic. Even my graphics card has been quietened with a Morpheus II cooler.

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    Re: Quiet PC Nofan A890S Silent Desktop

    must admit i`m kind of puzzled why they have not put the graphics card in the lower [pciex16] slot and given things a bit more room to `breathe`.
    the vrms could do with a bit more air surely.

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    Re: Quiet PC Nofan A890S Silent Desktop

    Delidded 8700k version would be interesting to see from a temp perspective. Reduce the voltage and clocks a bit as well.

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