first_imgIf you want a high-end performance desktop machine right now the CPU to choose is an Intel Ivy Bridge Core i7. You’d expect such a system to require a decent PSU and heatsink/cooling solution, which typically brings a load of fan noise along with it. However, there’s a growing number of fanless Core i7 PCs appearing on the market.We’ve already covered one of these in the form of the CompuLab Intense PC, but now Habey has produced a competitor running Windows 8.The Habey BIS-6922 is a completely fanless design measuring just 244 x 156 x 54mm in a black aluminum and steel case. Inside you’ve got a range of options including both 2nd and 3rd generation Core i3, i5, and i7 processors. The top end is a quad-core Ivy Bridge Core i7-3749QM with Intel HD 4000 GPU.Whatever your CPU choice you can combine it with up to 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM and a single SATA-III 2.5-inch SSD or hard drive. There’s also enough room for 2 Mini PCIe slots allowing you to add an SSD module and 3G if you so wish. Ports on the back include HDMI, DVi-D, VGA, 4 USB 2.0, dual Ethernet, and Realtek HD audio out.The video below shows the BIS-6922 running a graphics performance demo and video encoding using Intel’s Quick Sync Video:The on board GPU in a Core i7 is good enough to handle a wide range of games and will easily cope with all the HD video you want to throw at it. There’s also no problem hooking the BIS-6922 up to dual monitors running at up to 1920 x 1200 resolution as the video above proves.Habey is an OEM company so they are happy to customize the system however you want it. Unfortunately pricing hasn’t been made available yet, but they’ll give you an idea if you give them a call. If it’s reasonable this certainly makes for a portable PC that will outperform most laptops out there and quite a few fan-filled desktop machines, too.More at Habeylast_img