QuietPC Nofan Icepipe A40-Z68 Silent PC Review

Up Close - The Internals

QuietPC NoFan System Review

Up Close

Of course the Nofan CR100A CPU Cooler dominates the internals. We've reviewed this before and absolutely loved it, both for its silence (duh) but also its ability to keep even a quad core CPU within thermal tolerance limits. It's a beast of a thing but not that much larger than any dual tower CPU cooler you care to mention.

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Graphics are provided by a Sapphire HD6670 passive GPU. Sure you're not going to smash the latest titles into oblivion with it, but that's hardly the point. What it's perfect for is giving you a lot of connectivity options, media acceleration and enough power to run some sensible games if you so choose.

Below that is the 400W fanless Nofan PSU, ensuring that when you press the power button you'll be entirely unaware anything has happened until Windows appears.

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Mechanical drives are way noisier than you expect them to be, and the vibrations they produce bring havoc to your quest for silence. Hence the 120GB Zalman SSD in the hot-swap bays of the Nofan case.

Even in this fairly large case the CR100 cooler definitely catches the eye. As well as those rather gaudy yellow highlights.

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Most Recent Comments

17-04-2012, 08:45:40

FTLN
Nice review Tom,, You not gonna try any overcloking on it ???

Would be good to see how far the cpu cooler could go....


Actually I think 86c is pushing it a bit already.....Quote

17-04-2012, 08:47:20

Firat
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Originally Posted by FTLN View Post

Nice review Tom,, You not gonna try any overcloking on it ???

Would be good to see how far the cpu cooler could go....
If it hits mid 70s @ stock, overclocked it will cook the CPU heatsink Quote

17-04-2012, 08:47:42

mArTyN
Quite a smart looking pc.....................nice review Quote

17-04-2012, 08:48:36

FTLN
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Originally Posted by Firat View Post

If it hits mid 70s @ stock, overclocked it will cook the CPU heatsink
Yep, but would be intresting to watch Quote

17-04-2012, 08:53:32

Firat
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Originally Posted by FTLN View Post

Yep, but would be intresting to watch
Definatly!Quote
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