‘Silent’ is a word that is greatly over used in the PC industry. Power supplies, CPU coolers and video cards are all marketed as being silent, despite featuring fans or other moving parts. These products may well be quiet, but they are definitely not silent.
Chillblast’s Fusion Vacuum PC is different. It is 100% passively cooled in nature, has no moving parts whatsoever outside of the optical drive, and the manufacturer claims that it makes no sound whatsoever.
Despite this, the Vacuum is designed to be an uncompromising general purpose PC, with credible gaming abilities, plenty of expandability and great overall performance.
Lian Li PC-A05FNB Aluminium Tool-less Chassis in Black
AMD A8 3870 CPU
Nofan CR-95C IcePipe 95W Fanless CPU Cooler
Asus F1A75 Motherboard
Sapphire HD6670 1GB Ultimate
8GB Corsair Memory (2 x 4GB)
Corsair Force 120GB Solid State Drive
Samsung B123L Blu ray ROM/DVD-RW Combo drive
Silverstone ST40NF 400w Fanless PSU
Chillblast’s choice of a Llano AMD chip is an interesting one. These processors may lack the raw grunt of a Core i5 or Core i7 CPU, but the integrated video solution is far more powerful. It also means that, despite being passively cooled, the Vacuum can actually be marketed as a Crossfire gaming rig.