The Skylake Tower PC is our 6th 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) now feature 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).
This particular Skylake PC also features ample expansion slots, ample USB 3.1, an Asus Hyper Kit, 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 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 Tower PC is built around the Corsair 330R Quiet Tower Case.
- Intel® Socket 1151 for 6th Generation (Skylake) Processors
- Support for ASUS ThunderboltEX II Expansion Card
- Up to 64 GB DDR4 Memory
- Future Ready with SATA Express support
- Includes HDMI 2.0 right off the board
- Includes Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.0
- 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 Generation Processor Ready This PC supports Intel® 6th 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 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 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 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 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)
Will I Benefit From Skylake?
Skylake (the technology used in the Z170 Chipset and Socket 1151 CPUs) is Intel’s latest line of consumer oriented CPUs. As of this writing, there is only one Skylake CPU available, the i5-6600k. The i5-6600k is a quad-core CPU running at 3.9GHz. Overall, it is similar in performance to i5 Socket 1150 CPUs, but with added features. Eventually, Skylake CPUs will outperform current Socket 1150 CPUs, but right now that isn’t the case. You can purchase an i7 Socket 1150 PC which outperforms the general performance levels of a Socket 1151 (Skylake CPU), for less cost than the new Socket 1151 CPU.
Then Why Would I Want to Purchase A Skylake PC?
Several new features are included with Skylake CPUs that aren’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 would like to go with a budget-oriented PC (rather than a performance oriented Socket 2011 PC), and are doing memory intensive work (for instance Photoshop, consumer level video editing, video games, back and forth in multiple office applications, etc.), 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).
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.