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Zero Moving Parts PC - Totally Silent Computing - Dwarf Boards

A powerful system with smooth HD playback capabilities and not a single moving component! - We show you how it's done.

| Editorials in Computer Systems | Posted: Apr 20, 2009 5:01 am

Dwarf Boards

 

The ITX board almost looks dwarfed by the size of a mATX case; but don't worry, that empty space will soon be filled with our massive Orochi heatsink!

 

Zero Moving Parts PC - Totally Silent Computing

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First let's remove the fan at the front to give us a little more room and tidy up the insides of the case while we're at it.

 

Zero Moving Parts PC - Totally Silent Computing

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Popping out the front grill is no problem really, but removing the fan is another matter.

 

Zero Moving Parts PC - Totally Silent Computing

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After much confusion and fruitless attempts, I finally figured out how to remove the front mesh from the fan mount. This has to be removed in order to gain access to the fan mounting screws.

 

Zero Moving Parts PC - Totally Silent Computing

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These small clips on the side are the reason for much frustration in attempting to remove the grill. But once you do it you discover the 'knack' for getting it off easily.

 

Zero Moving Parts PC - Totally Silent Computing

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A noteworthy feature is the inclusion of a soft fine mesh screen on the mounting bracket, acting as a large particle dust filter. For this I am thankful my systems always end up caked in dust no matter how hard I try to prevent it.

 

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The fan is really quiet for a 100mm variety; good work there Silverstone!

 

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