Pan-scrubber looks helps to cool Silent Power PC
Silent Power’s prototype is the feature of a crowd funded project to build a completely silent and passively cooled PC.
The tiny PC (16x10x7cm) features an Intel Core i7 4785T CPU and an Nvidia GTX 760 desktop class graphics card and that copper bush on the top is where the cooling will happen.
The Silent Power team wrote on their blog that they are relieved that the first prototype is working as intended but admit 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.
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 with a max surface temp of 50°C.
Thanks to community feedback, Silent Power has decided to include a 4K capable display port connection on the PC. That said, I very much doubt you’ll be running 4K games on a passively cooled GTX 760 but you should be able to play native 4K media content such as blu ray rips.
You get 4x USB 3.0; DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort, audio in, audio out, and Ethernet connectivity.
- €699: 8GB RAM and 500GB SSD
- €769: 16GB RAM and 500GB SSD
- €1159: 16GB RAM and 1TB SSD
That copper brillo pad-esque topping may put some people off as well as being a dust catching nightmare but, jut maybe, Silent Power will come up with a way to cover it up whilst still keeping the small silhouette.
Silent Power currently has €26,924 of its €45,000 funding goal. If you’re interested in backing the project you can get on it here.
What do you think of this? Would you use a passively cooled system like this as a part of your living room set up?