The Powerhouse Quiet PC: Maximum Performance, Quality, and Silence at The Best Price Point Possible
In the Powerhouse PC we try and follow the best price to performance ratio possible. While not ascending quite to the top of the line where you pay exorbanant amounts for little performance gain, we specifically go for the most power, with the best cooling possible, for the money.
The Powerhouse Quiet PC is built in the Classic Antec P183 case, which is by far the best designed PC cases on the market, especially for the money. We have been using iterations of the Antec P180 and P183 since 2005, and couldn't be happier. It has 120mm fans strategically placed to keep cold air coming in from any given point of the front of the case for maximum airflow to all of the hotter components, and exhausts the hot air through the rear of the case to increase cooling efficiency and extend component life.
We default our Powerhouse PC with a reasonably priced, but high-end Asus Z170-Pro Motherboard that is compatible with the ASUS ThunderboltEX 3 Expansion Card, to add Thunderbolt 3 functionality for extreme throughput connectivity at up to 40Gb/s.
As always, we aren't limited to the options that are on our website, and would be happy to use any compatible motherboard, or component you would like us to special order in for you.
*Note: Not all Z170 motherboards support the ASUS ThunderboltEX III Expansion Card or Sata Express.
Powerhouse Motherboard Features
- Asus Z170 Pro
- Intel® Socket 1151 for 6th Generation Processors (Skylake)
- Intel® Z170 Chipset
- Up to 64GB DDR4
- 1 x DP | 1 x HDMI | 1 x DVI-D
- 2x USB 3.1 ports (1x Type C Reversible, 1x Type A)
- 8x USB 3.0 ports
- 6x USB 2.0 ports
- 6x SATA 6.0 Gb/s ports (+ 2x from 1x SATAe Port)
- 1 x SATA Express Port
- 1x M.2
- 1 x Gigabit LAN
- 8-Channel High Definition Audio
- Support for ASUS ThunderboltEX III Expansion Card
- ATX Form Factor
Asus Z170 Pro Images
Each of our Custom PCs go through a rigorous burn-in process. We test our PCs at 100% load for 24-48 hours to test the thermal and acoustic properties. Each PC is custom tailored for cooling and performance at full load. Whether your system is shipped with an OS installed or not, each PC goes through the same rigorous testing process. We check every component and each port thoroughly before your Custom PC ships. Our goal is to ensure stability and longevity as well as the highest performing and Custom PCs on the market!
Clean Software Installs
We install only the software you purchased. We will not install any trial software, advertisements or promotional offers like many of our competitors. We will only install the latest drivers, BIOS updates, patches and service packs available at the time of the build. We will also provide System Restore DVD for any system Featuring Windows™. This can help you quickly wipe the hard disk and restore the operating system to the state when you first received your PC! On top of this we will also provide you with all the original accessories and disks (including Windows™).
We do not outsource anything. If you contact sales or technical support, your call or email will be answered by a live professional technician. All of our sales representatives are seasoned technicians that can answer any technical questions, our support representatives are the same people who design, build and test our PCs!
Custom Made In The USA
Every single PC we sell is custom assembled with pride and care in Battle Ground, Washington. We do not simply re-brand, modify or resell other manufacturers' computers. Our focus is quality and long-term reliability using premium high end components.