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Fanless PC + Server

Fanless PC + Server
PCs with fans are not only annoying, they also interfere with concentration. Silent PCs ensure more satisfaction and efficiency in the workplace as well as a pleasant atmosphere in customer-facing environments.

Annoying fans
Standard computers are usually equipped with several fans. Even very quiet, actively cooled systems are sometimes very clearly noticeable and disruptive when the fan speed changes frequently due to dynamic workloads. In addition, there are vibrations, which are transmitted especially with thin sheet metal housings, that also have a negative influence as continuous noise.
Water cooling systems, by the way, also work with a radiator (i.e. an air cooler) and a pump and are therefore subject to the same problems.

Are fanless PCs absolutely silent?

If there are no fans at all in the system and no other mechanically movable components (e.g. hard drives), such a PC is inaudible (0dB). However, it is also a prerequisite that all components of the power supply are carefully dimensioned and of high quality. Otherwise, resonance vibrations with an audible frequency and volume can occur, for example, in inductances.

Passive cooling technology
Instead of sucking in ambient air and expelling warm air in a constant circulation process, passive cooling systems work differently. As one of the best known conductors of heat, aluminum is used for the entire housing of TX-Team systems. The thermal coupling of the housing (heat sink) and CPU / power semiconductor etc. (heat source) takes place via heat spreaders (elements for heat distribution). In the case of high-performance systems, additional heat pipes are used, which support the heat transport to the housing.
Advantages of fanless PCs
Fanless PCs are compact, robust systems that are absolutely noiseless. From a technical point of view, passively cooled systems have no disadvantages (only advantages) compared to actively cooled PCs. However, purely passive cooling systems can be expensive and large in volume, for example for very powerful servers. Even if it is technically possible, it can make more economic sense to rely on forced air cooling or water cooling if there is a great demand for computing power.

Compact PCs and servers are reduced to the essentials and therefore require significantly less material to manufacture, compared to standard systems. The absence of fans also means material savings, but above all it saves energy.
Despite their compact dimensions, our PCs and servers are easily expandable: The system structure is modular and all components comply with current industry standards - which, compared to manufacturer-specific, proprietary standards, ensures upgradeability and repairability. Last but not least, to optimize the recyclability, we only use screw connections and no adhesives when assembling our PCs and servers.
Our housings are made of pure aluminum. Of course, we are aware that the production of aluminum requires large amounts of energy. However, it is a material that is approximately 95% recycled. The complete aluminum process chain, from casting to anodizing, is located in Germany.
Another key item on this list is that TX-Team fanless PCs and servers are in use for significantly longer periods of time than average. Life times of 10 years and longer are the rule here, not the exception. The reason is: passively cooled systems are robust and maintenance-free.

In summary it can be said:
    Regional process chains and production
    Saving energy by eliminating fans
    High recycling rate
    Good expandability and repairability
    Easily dismantled
    Long lifetime


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