A weird copper shrub keeps this computer totally silent

Silent Power’s tiny computer doesn’t even really look like a computer. It looks more like a pot with some strange hedge growing out the top of it. But in fact, the whole package is half computer, half heat stink, with an oversized copper blob on its top side being used to cool the entire machine, allowing it to run without fans. It isn’t a weak computer either: though it’ll be inside of a small package (just 6.3 inches on its longest side), Silent Power says that it’ll include a Core i7 Haswell processor and a discrete graphics card from Nvidia.

The heat sink on top is a metal foam, which isn’t a new innovation, but is something you’re more likely to read about in a scientific paper than a spec sheet. The Silent Power PC isn’t ready to…

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