The Nexus Psile Quiet Media PC looks pretty cool in its standard configuration. Mmm…? Oh sorry, it’s a tiny, silent, mini-itx PC that looks almost, but not quite, like a Mac Mini. But why did they have to go and spoil it all with covers? Covers, for goodness sake. Sheesh! From £169.00 barebones.
One of our own test systems was tested in a ISO certified anachoic chamber for noise testing. We selected an average quiet hard disk drive and used a intel pentium m processor in combination with a passive heatsink and the supplied 80mm nexus real silent case fan. The result measured from 1 meter distance from the front of the case was: 21 dB(A). As a reference a dead quiet room is somewhere between 27 and 30 dB(A).