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Tranquil PC MMC-12

Tranquil PC MMC-12

Verdict

It doesn’t come cheap, but this slender, passively cooled PC is almost perfect for a stylish living room setup

Review Date: 25 Jan 2012

Price when reviewed: £649

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Overall Rating
5 stars out of 6

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Comparison

Product

MMC-12

Tranquil PC MMC-12

IcePipe A43-H67 Silent PC

Nofan IcePipe A43-H67 Silent PC
Details
Part Code MMC-12 IcePipe A43-H67 Silent PC
Review Date 25 Jan 2012 16 Jun 2011
Price ex VAT £649 £935
Price inc VAT £779 £1,122
Overall rating 5 stars out of 6 5 stars out of 6
Performance 4 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6
Features & Design 6 stars out of 6 6 stars out of 6
Value for Money 4 stars out of 6 4 stars out of 6
Warranty
Warranty 3 yr return to base 1 yr return to base
Basic specifications
Total hard disk capacity 80GB 120GB
RAM capacity 4.00GB 4.00GB
Screen size N/A
Processor
CPU family Intel Core i3 Intel Core i5
CPU nominal frequency 2.50GHz 3.30GHz
CPU overclocked frequency N/A
Processor socket LGA 1155 LGA 1155
HSF (heatsink-fan) Passive Nofan CR-100A
Motherboard
Motherboard Intel DH61AG Gigabyte H67MA-UD2H
Motherboard chipset Intel H61 Intel H67
Conventional PCI slots free 0 0
Conventional PCI slots total 0 1
PCI-E x16 slots free 0 1
PCI-E x16 slots total 0 2
PCI-E x8 slots free 0
PCI-E x8 slots total 0
PCI-E x4 slots free 0
PCI-E x4 slots total 0
PCI-E x1 slots free 0 0
PCI-E x1 slots total 0 2
Internal SATA connectors 4 5
Internal SAS connectors 0
Internal PATA connectors 0
Internal floppy connectors 0
Wired adapter speed 1,000Mbits/sec 1,000Mbits/sec
Memory
Memory type DDR3 DDR3
Memory sockets free 1 2
Memory sockets total 2 4
Hard disk
Hard disk Intel SSDMAEMC080G2 OCZ Vertex 2E
Capacity 80GB 120GB
Internal disk interface SATA/300 SATA/300
Spindle speed N/A
Cache size N/A
Hard disk 2 make and model none
Hard disk 2 nominal capacity N/A
Hard disk 2 formatted capacity N/A
Hard disk 2 spindle speed N/A
Hard disk 2 cache size N/A
Hard disk 3 make and model N/A
Hard disk 3 nominal capacity N/A
Hard disk 4 make and model N/A
Hard disk 4 nominal capacity N/A
Drives
Optical drive DVD writer
Optical disc technology Blu-ray reader/DVD writer combo
Graphics card
Graphics card Intel HD 2000 Intel Integrated graphics
Multiple SLI/CrossFire cards? no
3D performance setting Low Low
Graphics chipset Intel HD 2000 Intel Integrated graphics
Graphics card RAM N/A
DVI-I outputs 1 1
HDMI outputs 1 1
VGA (D-SUB) outputs 0 1
DisplayPort outputs 0 1
Number of graphics cards N/A 1
Monitor
Monitor make and model none
Resolution screen horizontal N/A
Resolution screen vertical N/A
Resolution N/A x N/A
Pixel response time N/A
Contrast ratio N/A
Screen brightness N/A
DVI inputs N/A
HDMI inputs N/A
VGA inputs N/A
DisplayPort inputs N/A
Rear ports
USB ports (downstream) 2 6
eSATA ports 1 1
PS/2 mouse port no yes
Electrical S/PDIF audio ports 0 0
Optical S/PDIF audio output ports 1 1
Modem no no
3.5mm audio jacks 2 8
Additional Peripherals
Speakers none
Speaker type N/A
Sound card N/A
Peripherals N/A
Case
Chassis Tranquil PC MMC Nofan CS-60
Case format Mini ITX Full tower
Dimensions 395 x 225 x 40mm (WDH) 180 x 410 x 425mm (WDH)
Power supply
Power supply Generic Nofan P-400A
Power supply rating 90W 400W
Free drive bays
Free front panel 5.25in bays 0 0
Front ports
Front panel USB ports 2
Front panel memory card reader no no
Mouse & Keyboard
Mouse and keyboard none
Operating system and software
OS family Windows 7 Windows 7
Noise and power
Idle/eco noise level 0.0dB(A)
Peak noise level N/A
Idle power consumption 14W 33W
Peak power consumption 44W 124W
Performance tests
3D performance (crysis) low settings 23fps 40fps
3D performance setting Low Low
Overall Real World Benchmark score 0.62 0.94
Responsiveness score 0.75 0.97
Media score 0.63 0.96
Multitasking score 0.48 0.90
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