The Kaby Lake Quiet Tower PC is our 7th Generation Intel (LGA1151) quiet Powerhouse Tower PC including the absolute latest technology available, while still pushing the boundaries of silence.
Kaby Lake Architecture (Z270 Chipset/Socket 1151 CPUs) features DDR4 memory, as well as an updated capacity for memory of 64GB. DDR4 memory, integrated and enhanced video capabilities, dual M.2 capabilities, NVMe compatibility, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), and expanded PCIe bus lanes.
Our Quiet Tower PC is built with the feature rich, high-end (but consumer oriented) Asus Prime Z270-A Motherboard. The Z270-A is loaded with just about every feature you could need, designed especially for all-around compatibility, and extreme durability. The focus for the Kaby Lake Tower PC is based on achieving a fully-featured socket 1151 processor based system featuring the Z270 chipset, at the best price point possible without sacrificing features, quality, or performance.
Tower Desktop PC
This Kaby Lake Tower PC is built around the Corsair 330R Quiet Tower Case.
- Intel® Socket 1151 for 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) Processors
- Support for ASUS ThunderboltEX 3 Expansion Card
- Up to 64 GB DDR4 Memory
- Up to 6 Quiet Hard Drives
- 2X M.2 PCIe 3.0 x4 Drives
- Lots Of Expansion Capability
- Silence Optimized Corsair 330R
- Silent Operation
- Superior Airflow (Ideal for Quiet Computing)
- Easy Upgrades
Tower Desktop PC Dimensions
- Width: 8.3" (210mm)
- Depth: 19.1" (484mm)
- Height: 19.5" (495mm)
- Starting Weight: 50lbs
Tower Desktop Front Ports
Tower Desktop PC Components
LGA1151 Intel® 6th/7th Generation Processor Ready This PC supports Intel® 6th/7th generation processors, with improved video, memory and PCI Express controllers integrated to support onboard graphics output with dedicated chipsets and power to support 4K video at 60fps. Socket 1151 also supports up to 64GB dual-channel DDR4 memory in 4 DIMMs, and up to 24 PCI Express 3.0/2.0 lanes. Intel® 6th/7th generation Intel® Core™ processor-based processors are among the most powerful and energy efficient CPUs in the world.
Fanless Video Cards We choose the quietest video cards available in the market. Every video card choice is silently cooled either with the manufacturer's fanless video heatsink or with a custom silent video card cooler. As well as being absolutely silent every video card offers support for at least two monitors simultaneously, many with options for more.
Quiet Hard Drives Every PC we sell comes defaulted with some of the most silent hard drive options available. Additionally, for those of you desiring absolute silence in a larger capacity WD Red quiet hard disk drive, our desktop computers include an option for the Smart Drive Classic hard drive enclosure, which further silences your hard drive without raising its temperature. If you are looking for total silence choose an SSD! Solid-state drives (SSD) have no moving parts, so they make no noise, have blazing fast read times, and are more reliable than standard mechanical hard drives.
Quality Asus Motherboard We feature the latest ASUS® motherboards in our quiet systems. ASUS® is the world's best selling and most award winning motherboard manufacturer. They provide supreme reliability, top-notch cutting-edge features, and excellent manufacturer support. Our motherboards contain fanless heatsinks and heatpipes to effectively cool the chipset heatsink and voltage regulators, without the use of noisy fans.
High Quality Memory comes with your choice of high quality Kingston® memory and Corsair. We use Kingston® and Corsair memory because they are highly reliable and feature a lifetime warranty. The Kaby Lake Tower PC has options for up to 64GB of RAM for those desiring ultimate performance.
- Intel® Socket 1151 Kaby Lake 7th Generation Processors
- Max. 64 GB, DDR4
- Intel®Z270 Chipset
- Video Output
- HDMI | DVI-D | DisplayPort
- 6x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
- 2x M.2 (1x Both SATA and PCIe x4 mode, 1x PCIe x4 mode only)
- 2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Type A/C on backpanel)
- 6x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) (4x on backpanel, 2x at mid-board)
- 6x USB 2.0
- 1x Intel® I219V Gigabit LAN
- Expansion Slots
- 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or x8,x8)
- 1x PCIe 3.0 x4
- 4x PCIe 3.0 x1
- 8-Channel High Definition Audio
- 24x Chipset Lanes
- ATX Form Factor
- Manufacturer Link
Optional Z270E-Gaming Motherboard Also Includes:
- Multi-User Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.0
- Gaming Audio
What are these Z270 Motherboards and Kaby Lake CPUs?
Z270 Motherboards feature the Z270 chipset, as well as Intel's new 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) Socket 1151 CPUs. The Z270 chipset also features 24 lanes of PCIe 3.0 bus (up from 20 lanes with Z170) and greater official memory speed support (Max. DDR4-2400). Z270 is backwards compatible with 6th Generation (Skylake) Socket 1151 CPUs, while Z170 motherboards also support the latest 7th generation CPUs (they are forwards compatiblity).
The Z270/Kaby Lake Upgrade Includes:
- 24 lanes of PCIe 3.0 bus for greater M.2 support
- Improved Energy Efficiency
- Support for up to DDR4-2400 (Z170 officially included support for up to DDR4-2133)
- Continued Graphics Improvement
What Is A Socket 1151 PC?
Skylake and Kaby Lake are the technologies used in 270-Series Motherboards and Socket 1151 CPUs (Intel’s consumer oriented CPUs).
Skylake CPUs include the Celeron G3900 to the i7-6700K (Passmark benchmark range from 3381 to 11109 on these CPUs). Kaby Lake CPUs range from the i3-7320 to the i7-7700K (Passmark benchmarks range from 6634 to 12165 on these CPUs).
Several new features are included with the new Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs that weren't included with Socket 1150 (New Haswell) CPUs. These include:
- Improved Graphics Support | Out of the box graphics performance (without the need for an added video card) has nearly doubled with Socket 1151 (Skylake/Kaby Lake/Coffee Lake) over Socket 1150 (Haswell and Broadwell).
- 64GB DDR4 Support | Socket 1150 CPUs maxed out at 32GB DDR3 RAM support. Socket 1151 allows for 64GB DDR4 RAM. If you are doing memory intensive work, you could probably benefit from using a greater amount of high performance RAM in your PC.
- Expanded M.2 and U.2 support | Socket 1151 is capable of greater M.2 and U.2 support.
Z270 and H270 series motherboards (like the motherboard featured in this system) also features improved support for high-speed RAM, as well as additional chipset lanes compared to previous versions.
What about Coffee Lake?
Z370 motherboards and i5 and i7 8xxx series CPUs have recently been released and are code named Coffee Lake. Z370 is virtually identical to the previous version Z270, except that it accepts Coffee Lake CPUs.
Kaby Lake (Z270, H270, B250) is not compatible with Coffee Lake (Intel 8xxx series CPUs). And Coffee Lake (Z370) is not compatible with Kaby Lake (Intel 7xxx series CPUs).
At the time of this writing, Coffee Lake has limited availability and its cost has yet to come down, but eventually Coffee Lake will replace our Kaby Lake PCs. At this time there are not lower end chipsets/motherboards out in Coffee Lake and Intel has not released any Celeron/Pentium CPUs in Coffee Lake.
We don't just choose quieter parts, we choose the quietest, best performing parts available and assemble them cleanly to optimize airflow and minimize the slightest vibration. We don't just replace one or two parts in our system with relatively quiet components, we replace each component with the quietest part available.
In addition to silent parts, our systems are built with pride for many years of use. From start to finish, we anticipate, research, and test each PC for maximum compatibility and performance; all while being absolutely silent. You will be amazed at how quiet our PCs are!
And like always, EndPCNoise.com backs these systems with a one year warranty along with the best professional, courteous technical service and support on the market today. Not sure what configuration would best suit you? Contact our Sales Team to receive a custom quote.