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Arctic Releases New XBMC Barebones & HTPCs

The HTPC, the MC001-XBMC Limited Edition is a fully passively cooled system. It measures at 161 by 65 by 275 mm and weighs just 3.1 Kg.  The system comes packed with a dual core Intel Atom D525, which runs at 1.8 GHz, along with an AMD Radeon HD5430M graphics card with 512 MB integrated GDDR3. The system also sports 2 GB of RAM and has a 1 TB 2.5" 5400RPM hard drive. It also has an external power adapter rated at 60 W. It also has a built in DVB tuner.

Moreover, the MC001-XBMC comes with every port you'll ever need; 6 3.5 mm audio jacks, an Optical SPDIF port, a VGA port, the expected HDMI port, Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports on the front of the device, a card reader and 802.11n WiFi support.

For the tweakers among us, there are also two barebone versions, the MC001-E and the MC001-N. The first comes with a DVD drive and the second skips on optical storage all-together. The specifications of these two barebones are the same as the MC001-XBMC, except that they will ship without any storage or memory. The user will have to pick a HDD or SSD and RAM and assemble this themselves. All units also come with Arctic's remote control.

Pricing for the MC001-XBMC is currently at $229. The MC001-E (With DVD drive) costs $149.95, and the MC001-N barebone without a DVD drive costs $129.95. All three units are already available.

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Niels Broekhuijsen

Niels Broekhuijsen is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US. He reviews cases, water cooling and pc builds.