Arctic Cooling Shows Off Fanless Media PC

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burnley14

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They shouldn't even offer disk drives if the idea is silence. My old platter drives make more noise than the case fans when spinning up.
 

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This is the way to go! Just connect this and i can also do Netflix!! No wireless but with rear usb, i can suffice. But i do wonder at using win 7 32 as its OS... not a bad OS by any means but still. Well at least we will know the support will be there for sure. I wonder what player it will use, not a big fan of media player :( . +1 for the extra pic of the chicks at end of article, ;) way to go toms Thumbs Up!
 

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[citation][nom]sliem[/nom]4GB of RAM and only 32bit of Win7? Cmon, make it 64bit.[/citation]
I agree as well, but i think it would lead to more heat and in something that small (ps2 slimish by the looks) less heat always helps.
 

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Also looking at pictures, (at actual product ;) , i see there is an antenna, does that mean there is built in wireless, just no included in specs?
 
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Are the two girls included with the purchase? Instant customer right here
 
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read the headline, arctic cooling, saw the pix, in sudden need of cooling too, shirtless pop into my mind, and everything went downhill from there....
 

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Well, as long as those HDDs are quiet enough (thinking it may be a Cav Green class), that would be a nice HTPC.

Arctic Cooling is really pushing the whole cool theme, even their models are sporting clothes to sport the blazing heat.
 

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[citation][nom]Soul_keeper[/nom]The only thing that mattered in this article were the booth babes.[/citation]
The taller one is really, really cute, but the shorter one is even cuter. :) I'd love to meet them.
 

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[citation][nom]jacekring[/nom]Screw the hardware, I want that software (girl in the first pic) how much for her?[/citation]
No thanks. I would rather screw the girl.
 

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[citation][nom]Soul_keeper[/nom]The only thing that mattered in this article were the booth babes.[/citation]
Yep. The Arctic Cooling girls are giving the Samsung girls a run for the money.
 

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"Prices start from $249"
eh?
On their website they list $308.79 (might be because I'm accessing the site from Europe) but the price is for a barebone system without HDD, RAM or OS (which is fine. Linux apparently makes for a great home theatre system)
The cheapest complete system is $585.15.

Wonder how hot it runs if the graphics card is decoding high-bitrate H.264 video while the CPU is doing other stuff.
Fanless design is nice, but I don't see what's wrong with adding a fan.
My core2duo HTPC has one fan but it's completely inaudible from more than 20cm away even while decoding H.264 and running a Minecraft server in the background.

The real noise problem for HTPCs are external hard drives. Best solution might be NAS.
 

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I don't think I could run a fanless system. Just install one low RPM 120mm fan. You won't even be able to hear it and it would keep the temperatures drastically lower.
 
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why is it when ever i visit TomsHardware i ended up clicking this link......
 
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