If you have a desktop PC or even a notebook, you’re probably all too familiar with the noises and groans your rig can generate when in use, especially if you do graphic intensive stuff like gaming or video editing. And if you have an optical drive, those things can make sounds akin to jet engines readying aircraft for takeoff, especially if yours comes in the form of a 5.25-inch bay device.
However, though small form factor PCs aren’t new, the Steam Machine wave could popularize the form factor and bring it into the main stream. These things are designed to run quietly, though whether those rigs take off remains to be scene. In the meantime, we have good ol’ small form factor desktops, like the newest from Stealth.com, dubbed the LPC-630F. The LPC-630F won’t just run quietly though. It’s got no fan, with Stealth.com claiming that it’ll run silently. However, it won’t come cheap.
The LPC-630F, which measures 2.96 x 7.9 x 7.9-inches (HWD) and weighs a feather-like 6.6-pounds, costs a minimum of $2,190 with the base config. The base model LPC-630F sports a laptop-class Intel Core i7-3520M dual core CPU clocked at 2.9 GHz, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 120GB SSD and an Intel HD Graphics 4000 integrated GPU.
You can bump the RAM up to 16GB, and the storage options top out with a 480GB SSD. The Core i7 CPU can’t be swapped out for anything processor on the company’s configuration page, and considering the LPC-630F’s dwarfish dimensions, a dedicated graphics card can’t be added.
If you’ve got money to burn, you don’t have the chops to build your own rig and you want a teeny tiny PC, you might want to check out Stealth.com’s LPC-630F.
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