German tech firm SilentPower
is raising money to create world's first line of fanless PCs cooled by copper foam. The PCs will go into production when the company receives 45,000EUR worth of pre-orders, so far they've reached 7,573EUR. If the goal is reached production will start in Spring 2015.
Pricing starts at 699EUR for a Windows 8.1 system with Intel Core i7-4785T processor, 8GB DDR3 memory, 500GB SSD, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 760 graphics card, and 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi. The computer measures 150mm x 130mm x 70mm and weighs just 1.35kg. It has four USB 3.0 ports, DVI and HDMI outputs, audio-in, audio-out and Ethernet.
The system is designed so that the heat generating parts are located in the upper part of the chassis so that heat can be dissipated without any detours. The copper foam cooler creates its own micro-circulation and reportedly the cooling capacity increases the warmer it gets. According to SilentPower it's expected never to get hotter than 50°C.