Well, I guess it would be around 1000$ ??
WAY more. The two iRam drives they had easily exceeded that amount...
It doesn't mention the video card or drives in the specifications, but judging by the cost of the PSU and case they used, I am going to estimate $3500
EDIT: There are cheaper, fully passive solutions. This was just a "proof of concept" to make a computer with one of those ionic breeze things...
Just because it has no moving parts dosn't mean it's silent.
Very very quiet yes, but not silent.
It is actually possible to hear the electronics work, even over the noise of the fan. (I found this out once, while running a memory test on a PC; The test was of the type that filled, then emptied, then filled, then repeated indefinately. I noticed something odd while preforiming this test: The noise from the PC changed subtly depending on if it was filling or emptying at the time. This was an older PC, and did not have dynamic fan speed support; the only thing it could have been was the electronics themselves. (The IDE drives were not connected, and the floppy was not doing anything at the time.)) I imagine you'd be able to hear this better on a fanless PC.
My hard drives are louder than the fans in my Shuttle. Hard drives can be VERY loud.
Yep, they don't use hard drives ^^
Just iRAM, which is expensive I reckon o.O
iRAM is reaallly expensive buddy. You are going to need deeper pockets than 1000. You are probably looking at around $4000. Plus, there are other ways to have a silent pc. This is just a novel way to do it. And by novel I mean uselessly novel.
Huh, no hard drives. Windows XP will barely run on that 8Gb of solid-state. There is no way you can game on it, no game will fit!
Its not really feasable given the price to noise loss ratio there would.
Your best bet for right now until these things become cheaper is to just go low noise, not totally silent.
Use a standar 7200RPM HDD, they make noise, but not much.
Use a passive HS for the processor like the Ninja or something
Use no case fans or very low RPM 120mm fans if you need them
Use a passive cooler for your NB and GFX card
Use one of the passive or low noise PSUs that are available on the market
In total, you could build a near silent PC for well under $1000 if you looked around for good deals long enough.