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The ideal workstation PC for any creative design or photo editing work, for example Photoshop, Lightroom, Indesign, Illustrator. Aimed at the serious PC professional or home user.

Features

  1. The ideal workstation for any creative design/art or photo editing work
  2. Graphics hardware acceleration optional
  3. Suitable for the home user or PC professional
  4. Clean Build™ Promise and original OS+drivers supplied on DVDs
  5. Two year warranty with open-case policy

The Pixelstation

The Pixelstation offers a quieter way to edit and process your photographs, graphic designs or artwork using your favourite applications unleashing new levels of creativity and removing bottlenecks typically associated with less well specified computer hardware platforms.

With a choice of components as well as the option to go fully fanless if required, the Pixelstation is the ideal system for home enthusiasts or professionals working in the photographic or graphic/art design industries.

Intel Alder Lake 12th Gen Processor

The 12th Gen Intel processors offer a significant improvement over past generations, thanks to the introduction to Performance-cores (P-cores) and/or Efficient-cores (E-cores). The processors P-cores are optimised for single and lightly-threaded performance, while its E-cores, are optimised for scaling highly-threaded workloads. That means gamers, creators, and professionals can harness both intelligence and power to enhance the experiences that matter the most. All processors on the list feature P-cores, but not all offer E-cores. To give you an idea of much of an improvement the 12th gen is over the 11th Gen processors, take a look at the table below that shows some PassMark CPU Benchmarks, the higher the number the better the performance the processors offers.

12th Gen Processor Core i5 12400 Core i7 12700 Core i9 12900
PassMark score 19,492 31,288 36,621
11th Gen Processor Core i5 11400 Core i7 11700 Core i9 11900
PassMark score 17,072 20,051 23,031

The figures above are as of September 2022. They do change over time.

For the Home User

Home users or enthusiasts can simply build on the base configuration, adding higher capacity SSD drives and a graphics card if required. Not everyone will need a graphics card as the processor’s own on-board graphics will be fine for most users and it supports up to three monitors running from the motherboard one of which (via HDMI) will work at a resolution of 4096 x 2160. If more graphics power is required, there are fanless cards on offer which would be perfect for most home users.

For the Serious or Professional User

With the addition of a discrete graphics card, the maximum supported number of monitors and/or resolutions will be increased. Photo editing programs usually take up a lot, if not all of the space on your Windows desktop so it is usually a good idea to use a large display like the ASUS 27” ASUS VG278Q 27in Gaming Monitor 1920 x 1080 Monitor or even the 28” ASUS TUF VG289Q 28in Monitor, IPS, 5ms, 3840x2160, HDR10, Monitor to expand your desktop. The more space you have available on your Windows desktop the easier it will be to work with your editing software.

Motherboard Features and Options

This particular computer utilises the Z690 chipset, so expect the improved connectivity, like USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 for USB speeds up to 20Gbps. The Z690 chipset also features PCI Express 4.0, RAID, M.2 connectors, premium audio, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs and support for up to 128GB RAM. Below are images of each motherboard available in this system with a table that shows some of the specification each motherboard offers.

ASUS PRIME Z590-P ASUS TUG Z690-PLUS
Rear USB 3.2 Gen2x2 ports, 20Gbps 1 (Type-C) 1 (Type-C)
Rear USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, 10Gbps 1 (teal) 2 (teal)
Rear USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, 5Gbps 2 (blue) 5 (blue, 1x Type-C)
Ethernet Controller (LAN) Realtek 2.5Gb Ethernet Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
Built-in Wi-Fi and BT None Wi-Fi 6 and BT v5.2

Storage Options

The system can accommodate three different storage types. The first and fastest option are the M.2 drives. These drives offer speeds around 3-4 times that of the SSDs we offer. We recommend selecting one of these drives as the boot drive. Other options include SSD drives up to a capacity of 4TB which will be large enough for most users. But if the speed of an SSD is not required please consider a conventional HDD to backup or store your work.

Many applications work better if they have a ‘scratch disk’ which they can use as a temporary workspace, (Photoshop being a good example of this). Of course adding any component with moving parts like a hard drive will make some noise but to keep noise levels low we recommend using 2.5in drives where possible as these are usually quieter in operation than 3.5in drives.

A better alternative would be to use 2.5in SSD’s as they are not only faster than conventional hard disk drives they are totally silent and SSD prices have fallen hugely in the past few years making them much more affordable.

Internal Card Reader

If a card reader is required then we offer the Akasa AK-ICR-14 Internal USB 3.0. Please note: If the ASUS TUF Gaming Z690-PLUS WIFI D4 motherboard is chosen, that doesn’t have additional USB 3 header required for the card reader so you would also need this USB expansion card which will provide the additional USB 3 header.

RAID Storage

Users with more advanced storage needs may be interested in having two drives in a RAID array in order to increase data read/write speeds or to provide a higher level of resilience against drive failure. The two types of RAID offered on this system are RAID 0 (Striped) and RAID 1 (Mirrored) and they store information in completely different ways.

RAID 0 arrays stripe data and write information across two separate hard drives and are often used to increase the speed at which data is accessed and retrieved. For instance, Photoshop has the ability to batch process images and a RAID 0 configuration would help with faster image retrieval and storage after Photoshop has processed them. The downside is that if either drive fails then you lose everything, so it is important to make regular precautionary backups.

RAID 1 arrays mirror data and write identical information across both drives simultaneously without a speed penalty. So if one drive fails, no data is lost and the PC stays running. However, if both drives (or more likely the motherboard) fails then you lose everything, so it is still important to backup regularly.

Clean Build™ Promise

The price of many pre-built PCs these days is often supported by cash kickbacks from software companies who pay hardware manufacturers to pre-install limited or trial versions of their software and then hope that the customer pays to upgrade to the full version. The downside to this approach is that the new PC comes pre-loaded with a lot of “junkware” which bloats the operating system and can cause severe performance degradation.

Here at Quiet PC we believe that customers have every right to expect the best possible performance from a brand new PC, so every system we build comes with our Clean Build™ promise. We install the operating system (if you order one), motherboard drivers, OS updates and Windows Security - that’s it. You won’t be pestered by pop-ups and nag screens and you can get on with using your new PC immediately without having to uninstall lots of junkware first. Your new machine will boot in super-quick time and will stay running quickly for many months and years to come.

Free hardware support and fully inclusive warranty

We offer free hardware technical support for as long as you own the machine. This support covers any hardware query or problem, including advice on maintenance and upgrades. We regret we can’t offer software support or training so we would recommend contacting the software vendor in this instance.

Our hardware warranty runs for at least two years and is “collect and return” meaning that you don’t need to worry about getting the machine back to us - we will instruct our courier to collect it from you on a day of your choosing, then after we have checked and repaired it we will send it back to you by express courier at our expense. In addition, unlike many other PC suppliers, we have an “open-case” policy which means you are free to open the machine and perform your own minor modifications or upgrades without worrying that your warranty might be affected.

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Pure Base 600 Silver ATX Gaming Case

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PRIME Z690-P D4 LGA1700 ATX Motherboard (DDR4)

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12th Gen Core i3 12100 3.3GHz 4C/8T 60W 12MB Alder Lake CPU

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Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz Memory

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NH-U12S REDUX High Performance CPU Cooler

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Pure Power 11 400W Quiet PSU 80PLUS Gold

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IEC C13 UK Mains Power Cord, 1.8m (Type G)

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Please note, we are only able to supply UK or EU mains cords. If you reside outside of the UK or EU, you will need to supply your own cable.

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980 PRO 500GB Elpis M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD

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RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks)

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5.25" Drive Bay 1

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Internal USB 3.0 card

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Windows 11 Home 64-bit OEM DVD

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Windows Backup 32GB Pendrive - restores to factory defaults

Backup

Select “Use Microsoft DVD media” to receive a DVD of the Windows OS only. The “Backup Pendrive” provides an image of your system which includes drivers for the PC (highly recommended). Instructions here. Please note, that a pendrive can only be purchased along with a copy of Windows. It is not available separately.

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TPM security

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Windows anti-malware software

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Windows Internet security software

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Office software suite

Please note; that when purchasing an office suite it will not be installed on the PC. You will need to download and install it from https://setup.office.com/downloadoffice/. A product key will be supplied with the PC to allow you to activate the software.

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Main monitor

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SpecificationsPixelstation i17
Machine nameSerenity Pixelstation
Compatible Operating SystemsWindows 10/11
MotherboardASUS PRIME Z690-P D4 or ASUS TUF Gaming Z690-PLUS WIFI D4
GraphicsIntel UHD or optional discrete graphics card
Graphics portsHDMI and DisplayPort
Max resolution HDMI4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz (HDMI 2.1)
Max resolution DP4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz (DP 1.4)
M.2 connector3
LAN (Z690-P)Realtek 2.5Gb Ethernet
LAN (Z690-PLUS)Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
AudioRealtek 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC
Rear ports (Z690-P)PS2 combo port, 2x USB 2, DisplayPort, HDMI port, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port (Type-C), USB 3.2 Gen 2 (teal), 2.5Gb Ethernet port, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (blue), 5x Audio jacks, Optical S/PDIF out port
Rear ports (Z690-PLUS)DisplayPort, HDMI, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port (Type-C), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (teal), 5x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (blue, 1x Type-C), 2.5Gb Ethernet port, 5x Audio jacks, Optical S/PDIF out port, Wi-Fi Antennae ports
Front ports
PC dimensions (H x W x D)
Clean Build™ promiseOS+updates, drivers and MS Security Essentials only
Recovery methodWindows installation and drivers DVDs supplied
Warranty typeCollect and return, open-case policy
Warranty24 months
SpecificationsPixelstation i17
Machine nameSerenity Pixelstation
Compatible Operating SystemsWindows 10/11
MotherboardASUS PRIME Z690-P D4 or ASUS TUF Gaming Z690-PLUS WIFI D4
GraphicsIntel UHD or optional discrete graphics card
Graphics portsHDMI and DisplayPort
Max resolution HDMI4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz (HDMI 2.1)
Max resolution DP4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz (DP 1.4)
M.2 connector3
LAN (Z690-P)Realtek 2.5Gb Ethernet
LAN (Z690-PLUS)Intel I225-V 2.5Gb Ethernet
AudioRealtek 7.1 Surround Sound High Definition Audio CODEC
Rear ports (Z690-P)PS2 combo port, 2x USB 2, DisplayPort, HDMI port, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port (Type-C), USB 3.2 Gen 2 (teal), 2.5Gb Ethernet port, 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (blue), 5x Audio jacks, Optical S/PDIF out port
Rear ports (Z690-PLUS)DisplayPort, HDMI, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port (Type-C), 2x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (teal), 5x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (blue, 1x Type-C), 2.5Gb Ethernet port, 5x Audio jacks, Optical S/PDIF out port, Wi-Fi Antennae ports
Front ports
PC dimensions (H x W x D)
Clean Build™ promiseOS+updates, drivers and MS Security Essentials only
Recovery methodWindows installation and drivers DVDs supplied
Warranty typeCollect and return, open-case policy
Warranty24 months

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