(Auszug aus der Pressemitteilung)
December 8, 2003 – Calgary, Alberta – VoodooPC, a world leader in the design
launched the world’s first fan-free PC. The new Voodoo F-50 Powerful
Personal Computer features an AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3200+ and supports
high-end hardware, such as the ATI Radeon 9800XT video card. The F-50, which
is configured with no fans, runs at an ambient noise level of under 20
decibels. The F-50 delivers outstanding performance in all applications,
including gaming, and it provides the most realistic cinematic computing
experience available today.
„As software becomes more complex, particularly games, PCs have been
equipped with faster chips making them progressively louder over the years.
The Voodoo F:50 is deadly silent,“ said Desmond Brown, Director of Business
Development for VoodooPC. „The noise level of the F:50 is below 20dB and
PCs have several noise sources, making most systems at 50 to 60 decibels.
The power unit that provides power to the motherboard, hard drive and
components, the central processing units (CPUs), and video cards have fans
that cause noise. Additionally, today’s computers house an average of seven
to nine fans, resulting in as many potential points of failure. The F-50
uses an aggressive heat pipe liquid hybrid cooling system; through standard
convection it whisks heat away from all the core components in the system.
„Who says you need nine fans to have a fast PC!“ said Rahul Sood, President
and CTO of VoodooPC. „Our biggest challenge was to ensure that the system
had enough cooling to the components when they’re stressed. If it’s
something we’re good at, it’s stressing a system until it either dies or
passes our quality control.“