A powerhouse living-room PC

SAN FRANCISCO (09/22/2003) - The PC Power and Cooling Inc. SleekLine 3000MX targets power users seeking a compact system that's capable of handling home-theater PC duties. My shipping unit--loaded with a 3.2-GHz Pentium 4, 1024MB of DDR-400 SDRAM, and two hard drives configured in a 240GB RAID arrangement--ran quieter than most desktops, though louder than the fanless Hush Technologies GmbH and Tranquil PC Ltd. PCs. In performance, the US$2999 system trounced both, however, garnering an impressive PC WorldBench 4 score of 136.