The Skylake/Kaby Lake Tower PC is our 6th/7th Generation Intel (LGA1151) quiet Powerhouse Tower PC including the absolute latest technology available, while still pushing the boundaries of silence.
Skylake Architecture (Z170 Chipset/Socket 1151 CPUs) features DDR4 memory, as well as an updated capacity for memory of 64GB. DDR4 memory, integrated and enhanced video capabilities, expanded M.2 capabilities, U.2 compatible (all Skylake systems are NVMe compatible), USB 3.1 (10 Gbps), and expanded PCIe bus lanes (up to 20 depending on CPU). Kaby Lake (Z270) adds extended PCIe bus lanes (24X).
This particular Skylake PC can also be configured with ample expansion slots, ample USB 3.1, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0, an Asus Hyper Kit, superior audio, and DP or HDMI 2.0 video outputs (right from the board). HDMI 2.0 is fully 4K ready, streaming 4K at 60 fps and our Skylake Tower PC features the only motherboard featuring HDMI 2.0.
Our Skylake Tower PC is built with the feature rich, high-end (but consumer oriented) Asus Z170-Deluxe Motherboard. The Z170-Deluxe is loaded with just about every feature you could need, designed especially for all-around compatibility, and extreme durability. The focus for the Intel 6th/7th Generation Powerhouse Quiet PC is on achieving a fully-featured socket 1151 processor based system, featuring the Z170 chipset and the best price point possible without sacrificing features, quality, or performance.
Tower Desktop PC
This Skylake/Kaby Lake Tower PC is built around the Corsair 330R Quiet Tower Case.
- Intel® Socket 1151 for 6th/7th Generation (Skylake/Kaby Lake) Processors
- Support for ASUS ThunderboltEX 3 Expansion Card
- Up to 64 GB DDR4 Memory
- Future Ready with SATA Express support
- Includes HDMI 2.0 right off the board (with Asus Z170-Deluxe)
- Includes Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.0 (with Asus Z170-Deluxe)
- Up to 6 Quiet Hard Drives
- Capable Of Operating Lightning Fast NVMe and 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
- Height: 19.49" (495mm)
- Depth: 8.27" (210mm)
- Height: 19.06" (484mm)
- 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 20 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 Skylake/Kaby Lake Tower PC has options for up to 64GB of RAM for those desiring ultimate performance.
Skylake Tower Main Motherboard - - Z170-A
- Intel® Socket 1151 (Skylake) 6th/7th Generation Processors
- Max. 64 GB, DDR4
- Intel®Z170 Chipset
- 1x HDMI ports | 1 x DVI-D | 1 x VGA | 1 x DisplayPort
- 6x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports
- 1x M.2
- 1x USB 3.1 (Up To 10 Gbps transfer rate) Type A
- 1x USB 3.1 Type C (Reversible and Future Ready)
- 6x USB 3.0, 6x USB 2.0
- 2x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x16 or x8,x8), 1x PCIe 3.0 x4, 3x PCIe 3.0 x1, 1x PCI
- 8-Channel High Definition Audio
- ATX Form Factor
Optional Prime Z270-A Motherboard Also Includes:
- Extra M.2 Drive (PCIe only)
- Realtek ALC S1220A 8-Channel Sound
- 24 Chipset (Compared to 20 of Z170 PCIe Bus Lanes)
- SLI HB Bridge (2-Way-M)
Optional Z170-Deluxe Motherboard Also Includes:
- HDMI 2.0 | DP
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and Bluetooth v4.0
- Asus Hyper Kit for 2.5" NVMe Drive Support
- 1x More PCI 3.0 x1 instead of 1x PCI
- 4x More USB 3.1 (Up To 10 Gbps transfer)
What are these new Z270 Prime Motherboards and Kaby Lake CPUs?
Z270 Motherboards feature the Z270 chipset, as well as Intel's new 7th Generation (Kaby Lake) Socket 1151 CPUs. Z270 is also backwards compatible with 6th Generation (Skylake) Socket 1151 CPUs. Z170 motherboards also support the latest 7th generation CPUs (forwards compatiblity). Z270 also features 24 lanes of PCIe 3.0 bus (up from 20 lanes with Z170) and greater official memory speed support (Max. DDR4-2400) when paired with a Z270 .
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 is the technology used in 170-Series Motherboards and Socket 1151 CPUs (Intel’s consumer oriented CPUs). Skylake CPUs which we include with our consumer oriented PCs include the Celeron G3900 to the i7-6700K (Passmark benchmark range from 3204 to 11099 on these CPUs). Several new features are included with the new Skylake 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) over Socket 1150 (Haswell and Broadwell). Socket 1151 also includes full 4K support at 60 fps and includes expanded support for DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.4, and Open CL 2.0.
64GB DDR4 Support | Socket 1150 CPUs maxed out at 32GB DDR3 RAM support. Socket 1151 allows for 64GB DDR4 RAM. So, 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 (Skylake) is capable of greater M.2 and U.2 support (Asus Z170 motherboards are all compatible with the Asus Hyper Kit necessary for lightning fast NVMe drive support).
Both Skylake and Kaby Lakes CPUs include these improvements. In addition to the features mentioned above, Kaby Lake offers improved speeds as well as additional bus lanes integrated into the CPU. Kaby Lake motherboards (270 series motherboards like featured in this system) also featured improved support for high-speed RAM.
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.