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Silence is golden, service was impeccable.

I wanted a silent PC for audio production and general improved ambience. For over 20 years I've built my own PC's. Time... (4th September 2018 via Trustpilot)
Nofan A860i Silent PC
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Quiet PC Nofan A860i Silent PC

- Replaces the Quiet PC Nofan A470S Silent Tower

Now you can have a powerhouse of a PC running in absolute silence, using Nofan's revolutionary IcePipe processor cooling technology. This machine is built for performance and comes with a two-year fully inclusive warranty.

Serious silent PC power for the professional user

Building on the success of the Nofan A470 Silent Tower we are delighted of offer this updated version. The Nofan A860 is very similar in many ways to the A470 but with one very major difference. The A860 is based around Intel new 8th Generation architecture, meaning it is compatible with Intel's new 6-core i7 8700K CPU (or lower) and the new Z370 chipset.

Features

  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 compact tower chassis

Intel's 8th Generation Processors

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.

Unparalleled storage capability

The machine can be configured with up to 10 terabytes of internal storage, as a mixture of SSD or HDD devices, primarily depending on your requirement for speed versus budget. A "hot swap" hard drive can also be included as a convenient way of making data backups, high volume data transfer etc.

Which CPU cooler should I use?

The Nofan 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.

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Quiet PC Nofan A860i Silent PC

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FT03B Black Aluminium Micro-ATX Computer Case

Case

AU$218.90
ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING LGA1151 Micro-ATX Motherboard

Motherboard

AU$210.97
8th Gen Pentium Gold G5500T 3.2GHz 35W UHD 630 2MB Dual Core CPU

Processor

AU$123.57
AU$141.17
AU$292.07
AU$310.44
AU$328.80
AU$457.39
AU$477.59
AU$512.49
AU$622.71
AU$658.69
AU$714.55
Vengeance LPX 8GB (2x4GB) DDR4 2666MHz Memory

Memory

AU$123.44
AU$219.62
AU$425.54
AU$836.52
CR-80EH Copper IcePipe 80W Fanless CPU Cooler

CPU cooler

AU$67.60
AU$153.00

Thermal Compound Upgrade

Choose an option below and we will use the selected thermal compound wherever it is required. Alternatively leave none selected and we will apply the thermal paste supplied.

AU$0.00
AU$10.12
AU$14.73

Graphics card

AU$0.00
AU$115.74
AU$131.96
AU$258.41
P-500A Silent 500W 80PLUS Gold Fanless Modular Power Supply Unit

Power supply

AU$259.31
IEC C13 UK Mains Power Cord, 1.8m (Type G)

Mains cord

Please note, we are only able to supply UK or Euro mains cords.

AU$7.99
AU$7.99
PM961 128GB Polaris NVMe M.2 SSD, MZVLW128HEGR

M.2 drive

The figures in brackets show the read and write speeds of the drive.

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AU$41.42
AU$57.61
AU$94.64
AU$127.59
AU$129.59
AU$216.50
AU$242.86
AU$292.60
AU$328.80
AU$429.78
AU$552.59
AU$599.78
AU$908.16
AU$1,451.15

M.2 drive 2

The figures in brackets show the read and write speeds of the drive.

AU$0.00
AU$94.64
AU$127.59
AU$129.59
AU$216.50
AU$242.86
AU$292.60
AU$328.80
AU$429.78
AU$552.59
AU$599.78
AU$908.16
AU$1,451.15

Data drive

Please note; selecting a HDD or SSHD will generate some noise as they contain moving parts. Choose a SSD for total silence.

AU$0.00
AU$59.86
AU$63.02
AU$66.99
AU$73.48
AU$77.92
AU$92.34
AU$93.37
AU$96.79
AU$98.40
AU$101.36
AU$108.38
AU$108.73
AU$132.90
AU$137.47
AU$144.25
AU$151.05
AU$155.88
AU$167.45
AU$193.76
AU$195.91
AU$234.15
AU$272.15
AU$279.08
AU$307.20
AU$348.06
AU$370.91
AU$493.10
AU$530.92
AU$600.41
AU$646.70
AU$1,287.39
AU$1,348.91

Data drive 2

AU$0.00
AU$59.86
AU$63.02
AU$66.99
AU$73.48
AU$77.92
AU$92.34
AU$93.37
AU$96.79
AU$98.40
AU$101.36
AU$108.38
AU$108.73
AU$132.90
AU$137.47
AU$144.25
AU$151.05
AU$155.88
AU$167.45
AU$193.76
AU$195.91
AU$234.15
AU$272.15
AU$279.08
AU$307.20
AU$348.06
AU$370.91
AU$493.10
AU$530.92
AU$600.41
AU$646.70
AU$1,287.39
AU$1,348.91

Data drive 3

AU$0.00
AU$59.86
AU$63.02
AU$66.99
AU$73.48
AU$77.92
AU$92.34
AU$93.37
AU$96.79
AU$98.40
AU$101.36
AU$108.73
AU$132.90
AU$137.47
AU$144.25
AU$151.05
AU$155.88
AU$167.45
AU$193.76
AU$195.91
AU$234.15
AU$272.15
AU$279.08
AU$307.20
AU$348.06
AU$370.91
AU$493.10
AU$530.92
AU$600.41
AU$646.70
AU$1,287.39
AU$1,348.91

RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks)

Please note: We can install RAID on Windows systems only

AU$0.00
AU$27.55
AU$27.55
AU$27.55

Optical drive

AU$0.00
AU$66.31
AU$72.04

Internal USB 3.0 card

AU$0.00
AU$50.06
Windows 10 Home 64-bit OEM DVD

Operating system

AU$0.00
AU$146.93
AU$206.23
Backup 16GB Pendrive - restores to factory defaults, Win 10 only

Backup

Select "Use Microsoft DVD media" to receive a DVD of the Windows OS only. The "Backup Pendrive" provides an image of your system which includes drivers for the PC (highly recommended). Instructions here - www.quietpc.com/download/restoring-windows10.pdf

AU$0.00
AU$15.30

Windows anti-malware software

AU$0.00
AU$27.48
AU$43.92

Windows Internet security software

AU$0.00

Office software suite

AU$0.00
AU$0.00
AU$180.77
AU$326.75
AU$541.44

Audio

AU$0.00
AU$37.64
AU$59.15
AU$116.70
AU$185.34

Speakers

AU$0.00
AU$37.11
AU$55.62
AU$66.68
AU$66.79
AU$110.51

TV card

AU$0.00
AU$124.67
AU$129.13
AU$251.58
AU$318.37

Wi-Fi / Bluetooth

AU$0.00
AU$55.62
AU$64.00

Keyboard and mouse set

AU$0.00
AU$31.65
AU$37.44
AU$46.36
AU$74.39

Keyboard

AU$0.00
AU$23.22
AU$24.69
AU$40.82
AU$59.99
AU$144.99

Mouse

AU$0.00
AU$11.99
AU$15.30

External USB 3.0 portable hard drive

AU$0.00
AU$73.95
AU$161.78
AU$202.06
AU$266.35

Main monitor

AU$0.00
AU$193.57
AU$213.32
AU$257.81
AU$415.38
AU$436.30
AU$553.82
AU$1,590.18

Second monitor

AU$0.00
AU$193.57
AU$213.32
AU$257.81
AU$415.38
AU$436.30
AU$553.82
AU$1,590.18

Printer

AU$0.00
AU$106.32
AU$178.11

Webcam

AU$0.00
AU$78.25
AU$108.60

Free gift

Please select your free gift below. Please be aware the items below are of limited supply and therefore supplied on a first come, first served basis and may not always be available.

AU$0.00
AU$0.00
Free Silver Warranty (2 years labour and parts)

Warranty

AU$0.00
AU$84.96
AU$176.80
7 Working Days Build Time

Build time

We are dedicated to provide your new PC within 7 working days at no extra charge but if you require a faster service then we have different options below. These services and not 100% guaranteed for customers outside of the UK.

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AU$45.90
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SpecificationsNofan A860i PC
Machine nameNofan A860 Silent Tower
Compatible Operating SystemsWindows 10
MotherboardASUS ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING
GraphicsIntel HD or optional discrete graphics card
Graphics portsHDMI and DisplayPort
Max resolution DisplayPort4096 x 2304 @ 60 Hz
Max resolution HDMI4096 x 2160 @ 24 Hz / 2560 x 1600 @ 60 Hz (HDMI 1.4b)
Maximum shared graphics memory1024 MB
M.2 connector2
SATA RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5 and 10
LANIntel I219V Dual interconnect between MAC and PHY with Anti-surge LANGuard
BluetoothV4.1
Rear portsPS/2 combo port, 2x USB3.1 (red), 4x USB3.0 (blue), 2x USB2.0 (black), Optical S/PDIF out, 5x Audio jacks
Front ports2x USB3.0, 2x USB2.0, headphone and mic port
AudioROG SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition CODEC S1220A
Memory slots4 (max 64 GB)
PC dimensions (H x W x D)235 x 284 x 487 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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