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Diversification is the name of the game...

Arctic Cooling have today announced their new range of Home Entertainment Systems, here's what they have to say about them:

The New MC101 Series - Entertainment Always  

It seems that diversification is now the name of the game, Corsair have come from making memory to making almost everything else for a pc, gigabyte, once known only for motherboards are now making some of the best graphics cards about, and Arctic Cooling, once known only for cheap, good quality, silent CPU coolers have come a long way from their origins to now be offering full entertainment systems with all the bells and whistles.


Artic Cooling Home Entertainment Systems

The MC101 Series features an AMD APU with plenty of graphics grunt to back it up and a HD audio decoder to boot, it should be more than powerful enough for any HTPC needs and even the occasional gaming session if you fancy a go no your big screen TV instead of your monitor.

Connectivity is covered by an inbuilt wireless N card, gigabit lan, HDMI, and the usual selection of USB including USB3, it even has a TV tuner!

There are three variaties of this system, the basic, the pro, and the barebones, to clarify it for you all, the barebones is the basic, but without the hard drive, you simply select whatever hard drive (or SSD if you want complete silence), and away you go, it gives you the choice.

And with a nice efficient PSU in these money scrimping times, it shouldn't be too bad on the old electricity bills either not to mention the fact it looks like a solid bit of kit that would fit right in under any modern TV setup.

Arctic's MC101 Series will be released after the official launch of the AMD Trinity APU.





MC101 Barebone


AMD Trinity A8

AMD Trinity A10

AMD Trinity A8






A70M (Hudson M3)

Memory (RAM)

4 GB (two x 2GB) DDR3

8 GB (two x 4 GB) DDR3

4 GB (two x 2GB) DDR3

Internal Connection/

mPCIe(mSATA) : free to use
SATA III 6 GB/s : HDD 1TB 5,400RPM
SATA III 6 GB/s : free to use

mPCIe (mSATA) : SSD 128GB
SATA III 6 GB/s : HDD 1TB 5,400RPM
ATA III 6 GB/s : free to use

mPCIe (mSATA) : free to use
SATA III 6 GB/s : free to use
SATA III 6 GB/s : free to use


Microsoft Windows® 7 Home Premium ( Windows® 8 ready)

(Microsoft Windows® 7 and 8 ready)


WIFI 802.11n


Gigabit LAN
WOL option in Firmware

TV Tuner

DVB-T (for EU) / ATSC (for US)


8 channels audio codec
Support Blu-Ray
HD audio through HDMI


Back panel

TV Antenna
Audio jack x 2 (line-in and line-out)
Optical SPDIF
USB 2.0 x 4
DC power jack
USB 3.0 x 2
RJ45 (ethernet)

Side panel

4 in 1 card reader (SD/MMC/MS/XD)
Combo eSATAp + USB 2.0 (2 in 1)
USB 3.0
audio jack (for headset)

Power supply

DC 12V EuP 2013 compliant (<0.1W)


200 (W) x 160 (D) x 30 (H) mm


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Most Recent Comments

22-01-2012, 12:12:48

Hello everyone.
My situation is that my PSU started making noise and i can smell "electronics" from it ... that sucks. (it is about to blow) ;-)
Have looked around a bit and came to up with those 2 PSUs:

Chill Innovation CP-1000M 1000W
Chill Innovation is a danish company and it does not have "80 plus" certification (whatever that is). I cant find any reviews of it and i was hoping someone knows it ir can tell me something from the specs of it...
Corsair HX850W
They are about the same price (here in Denmark)....

Question 1:
How quiet is the HX850? My rig is very silent so i want to keep it that way.

Question 2:
It says: (Dual 12V High-Current Rails (2 x 40A)) --- What does that mean?
... I think that corsair has only 1 rail.

Best regards.

22-01-2012, 12:52:50

go for the HX single rail will beat multiple rails all day.

22-01-2012, 14:04:51

Johnny Rook
I agree with S_I_N: between those 2, the HX850W is a better choice.
It has a single +12v rail -- not having the Volts and Amps spread across multiple rails is better when overclocking --, it's "80 PLUS" certified -- this means it has at least, 80% energy efficiency at 20, 50 and 100% of rated loads, which have a real impact in your power bills --, it's Modular and it comes with a 5 year warranty -- btw, didn't your TX750 came with this warranty? if it's not void yet, I would RMA it instead of replacing it by a PSU that's +100W only. Unless I was struggling for case space and needed a Modular PSU or I was thinking on going for Tri or Quad SLi (or Tri or Quad Crossfire), I wouldn't change the Corsair TX750W. It's a great PSU. Have one myself working almost 24/7 for three years now and had no problems.


22-01-2012, 17:25:19

How about the noise level ?
Chill Innovation one is 19db max. While HX850 is all the way up in the 35db range... How is HX850 comparing to mine TX750? (not v2, the first model)

22-01-2012, 17:38:18

those numbers are at full load with what you have for ur setup i doubt it'll go over 50%

25-01-2012, 09:28:48

This review shows the fan speed curve for the HX 850:
So as long as you are not loading it up beyond 600W then the fan will only spin at ~1000RPM.

The 750W version of this had its maximum fan speed measured at ~700RPM

NZXT Hale90 850W 80Plus Gold Modular DKK 1.235,49

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