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Nofan A810i Silent PC
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Quiet PC Nofan A810i Silent PC

- Replaces the Quiet PC Nofan A430S Silent Desktop

Our best-selling 100% silent PC comes fully-built using Nofan's revolutionary IcePipe processor cooling technology. This high-specification machine doesn't compromise on performance and comes with a two-year fully inclusive warranty.


  1. Fully built silent PC tower, based around Intel's 8th gen CPU
  2. 100% fanless design gives zero noise and no dust build-up
  3. We build to your specification and deliver within 7 days
  4. Clean Build™ Promise and original OS+drivers supplied on DVDs
  5. Two year warranty with open-case policy
  6. Stylish and cleanly-designed tower chassis

The most affordable silent desktop PC!

Building on the success of the Nofan A430S Silent PC we are delighted of offer this updated version. The Nofan A810 is very similar in many ways to the A430 but with two major differences. The A810 is based around Intel new 8th Generation architecture, meaning it is compatible with Intel's new 6-core i7 8700K CPU (or lower). We have also rehoused it into the Riotoro CR480 chassis. The reason for this is two fold, the Nofan CS-30 chassis is no longer available and the CR480 provides the same amount of ventilation required for housing fanless components, as well as providing more eye-candy compared to the CS-30.

Intel's 8th Generation Processors

As mentioned, this PC takes advantage of Intel's latest Coffee Lake CPUs. These processors have broken the mold as they now feature more cores and threads compared to previous generations. The Core i3 now features four cores and the i5 and i7 versions are now 6 core CPUs, which is an increase of two cores for each processor. As well as an increase in core count, the amount of threads for each CPU has also gone up, meaning more multi-tasking can be achieved. These additional cores and threads really make the 8th Generation a great performer. For example, the Core i3 8350K CPU is now equivalent in terms of performance to the 7th Gen Core i5 7600K but costs significantly less - giving you more performance for less money.

You'd think there would be a downside to all this extra performance but to be honest we cannot think of any. The CPUs have a maximum Thermal Design Power (TDP) of 91W for the K-suffix and 65W or 35W for the others, meaning they can take advantage of the NoFan fanless CPU coolers and be cooled without the need for a fan! Now that is fantastic (pun intended).

We also have available Intel's cost effective Pentium GOLD 8th Gen CPUs. These CPUs are perfect for cost conscious customers looking for great performance on a budget. They are ideal for a general purpose/office PC as they have two cores and four threads, allowing for reasonable multi-tasking performance.

Which CPU cooler should I use?

The Nofan A810 is offered with a choice of two CPU coolers, the Nofan CR-95C and the smaller Nofan CR-80EH. The Nofan CR-95C is ideal for processors up to 95W and we recommend the smaller Nofan CR-80EH for processors up to 65W.

Does the cooler cover the PCI-E x16 slot?

It is important to note that the larger CR-95 will cover the PCI-E x16 slot so you can’t use a graphics card in that slot if you choose that cooler.

While the smaller CR-80EH cooler doesn’t interfere with the PCI-E x16 slot, it is very close so if the graphics card that you choose doesn’t use a wrap-around cooler (one that also covers the back of the card), then it should fit in the PCI-E x16 slot.

It has to be said that if you do choose the larger Nofan CR-95C then having the graphics card fitted in the slightly slower PCI-E x8 slot doesn’t really impact on performance too much (5 – 10%) and it certainly doesn’t reduce the speed of the graphics card in half as many people believe.

Storage considerations

When specifying your new PC's storage options using our system configurator below, you will be offered a choice of drives which vary by price and capacity. There are two primary types of storage. A conventional hard disk drive (HDD) offers huge storage capacity for a low price, but it won't be especially fast and it will generate a certain amount of running noise since it contains a constantly-rotating spindle. A solid state (SSD) or a M2 drive on the other hand, offer tremendous speed and absolutely silent operation, but they cost more than an HDD for any given capacity.

So if you need a lot of storage space (for videos or large quantities of digital photos for example), then we would recommend an HDD. On the other hand, if you prefer silence and speed (especially boot-up speed), then an SSD or M2 drive would be a better choice. Of course, you can have more than one drive, so you could have the best of both worlds by choosing one of each! We recommend that customers choose an SSD or M2 drive as a boot drive that contains the operating system and important programs. A conventional HDD would store other data but remember that if you intend to have a totally silent PC, you might want to forgo the HDDs altogether as they will make some noise due to their moving parts.

Clean Build™ Promise

The price of many pre-built PCs these days is often supported by cash kickbacks from software companies who pay hardware manufacturers to pre-install limited or trial versions of their software and then hope that the customer pays to upgrade to the full version. The downside to this approach is that the new PC comes pre-loaded with a lot of "junkware" which bloats the operating system and can cause severe performance degradation.

Here at Quiet PC we believe that customers have every right to expect the best possible performance from a brand new PC, so every system we build comes with our Clean Build™ promise. We install the operating system (if you order one), motherboard drivers, OS updates and Microsoft Security Essentials / Windows Defender - that's it. You won't be pestered by pop-ups and nag screens and you can get on with using your new PC immediately without having to uninstall lots of junkware first. Your new machine will boot in super-quick time and will stay running quickly for many months and years to come.

Free hardware support and fully inclusive warranty

We offer free hardware technical support for as long as you own the machine. This support covers any hardware query or problem, including advice on maintenance and upgrades. We regret we can't offer software support or training so we would recommend contacting the software vendor in this instance.

Our hardware warranty runs for two years and is "collect and return" meaning that you don't need to worry about getting the machine back to us - we will instruct our courier to collect it from you on a day of your choosing, then after we have checked and repaired it, we will send it back to you by express courier at our expense. In addition, unlike many other PC suppliers, we have an "open-case" policy which means you are free to open the machine and perform your own minor modifications or upgrades without worrying that your warranty might be affected.

SpecificationsNofan A810i PC
Machine nameNofan A810i Silent PC
Compatible Operating SystemsWindows 10
MotherboardASUS PRIME B360 PLUS
GraphicsIntel HD or optional discrete graphics card
Graphics portsVGA, DVI and HDMI
Max resolution HDMI4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz (HDMI 1.4b)
Max resolution DVI1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Max resolution VGA1920 x 1200 @ 60 Hz
Maximum shared graphics memory1024 MB
M.2 connector2
LANRealtek 8111H Gigabit LAN support LANGuard
Rear portsPS/2 port, 2x USB 2.0 (black), VGA, DVI-D, 2x USB 3.1 (blue), HDMI, 2x USB 3.1 (teal), LAN, 2x USB 2.0 (black), 3x Audio jacks
Front ports2x USB3.0, headphone and mic port
AudioRealtek ALC887 8-channel high definition audio CODEC
Memory slots4 (max 64 GB)
PC dimensions (H x W x D)467 x 204 x 412 mm
Clean Build™ promiseOS+updates, drivers and MS Security Essentials only
Recovery methodWindows installation and drivers DVDs supplied
Warranty typeCollect and return, open-case policy
Warranty24 months

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