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Renowned iF International Design Forum Selects the BC1 Open Benchtable for Computer Product Design Award 2017

STREACOM and HWBOT, an organization regulating international overclocking competitions and rankings, is proud to announce selection of the BC1 Open Benchtable as winner of the prestigious iF DESIGN AWARD. The BC1 Open Benchtable was the winning product in the category of Computer Product, underlining the unique design of the BC1 which offers a lightweight, portable, toolless and fully integrated benchtable for enthusiasts and professionals.

“After more than a year of research and design, followed by months of work with partners Streacom to bring the product to market, it’s an honor to receive industry recognition from a respected group like the iF International Design Forum,” commented Timothée Pineau, VP of OverClocking-TV.

“This award from iF Design underlines the value of leveraging the unique knowledge base and expertise of the PC enthusiast community at HWBOT,” commented Pieter-Jan Plaisier, Director at HWBOT. “The innovative design of the Open Benchtable owes a great deal to the input and feedback of enthusiastic HWBOT members from around the world.”

“It is truly an honour to receive this prestigious award for the BC1, which stands as a testament to the unique and innovative design that has redefined the benchtable market,” commented Shimon Simon, Head of Design and Manufacturing at Streacom. “The award further validates our reputation as a company that pushes the boundaries of form, function, quality and value.”

The BC1 Open Benchtable and its uniquely portable and integrated design clearly made a positive impression on the 58-member iF DESIGN Forum jury which was made up of independent experts from all over the world. The competition was intense with over 5,500 entries submitted from 59 countries – all hopeful of receiving the iF DESIGN seal of approval.

More information about the BC1 Open Benchtable award from iF DESIGN can be found in the “Design Excellence” section of the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

About the iF DESIGN AWARD

For over 60 years the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concepts. All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed at the iF design exhibition Hamburg.

To learn more about the BC1, visit the product page or to know more about the Open Benchtable Project, visit openbenchtable.com

**update – 20/03/2017**
Here is the official link on IF Design Award Website
Today we are delighted to announce the official arrival of the BC1 Open Benchtable, a lightweight, toolless benchtable that has been designed specifically for portability and ease of use. Co-developed with HWBOT, OverClocking-TV and Streacom, the Open Benchtable is a community-developed product that towers above current offerings in terms of portability, aesthetics, quality and design.

Being only 8mm thick and weighing a mere 1.82kg, the Open Benchtable is uniquely designed for travelling overclockers, enthusiasts and technical professionals who need put together a full open PC while on the road. It uniquely integrates all the components needed to quickly set up a benching or test platform including; standoffs, screws and brackets. Welcome to the next level of convenience and portability.

“The Open Benchtable story starts with a group of community members recognising the need for a wholly more portable benchtable solution,” commented Timothée Pineau, head of Project Development at HWBOT and VP of OverClocking-TV. “The design of the Open Benchtable has continued to evolve and improve with more OC community members contributing to help us finally arrive at the incredible design we have today.”

The Open Benchtable: True portability – Uniquely Designed, Ingeniously Implemented.

The Open Benchtable has been designed from day one with one key question in mind – how we can design a fully functional benchtable that is also 100% portable? Today, Overclocking is a community driven hobby and Esport where overclockers are willing to traverse the globe to bench with and compete against other like-minded people. The project has now developed a benchtable that is highly suited to the needs of a travelling PC enthusiast, overclocker, or any professional who needs to test components in the field.

The main body of the Open Benchtable is made of machined, anodized aluminum which offers fantastic rigidity while also being extremely lightweight. The body also features an integrated carry handle with legs, standoffs, and brackets all seamlessly stowed within. This means no moving (or indeed rattling) parts when in transit.
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Open Benchtable: Key Features

Ultra-Portability
Weights 1.82kg and is 8mm thin. Includes an integrated carry handle.

Full Component Integration
Main body integrates the legs, mounting brackets, standoffs and thumbscrews – everything you need to quickly set up an open rig.

Toolless Design
The entire product uses thumbscrews meaning you won’t even need to bring your screwdriver with you. Motherboard standoffs include traditional and convenient pushpin options.

True Versatility
Supports all form factor motherboards, plus up to four VGA cards. Integrated mounting brackets support system fans and radiators in a variety of configurations.

bc1-asm-ren-045-345 Open Benchtable: Community Edition – Available Now for $149
The HWBOT Community Edition is available now direct from OpenBenchtable.com for US $149 and includes a limited edition travelers sleeve: https://openbenchtable.com

BC1 Open Benchtable Retail Edition – Will be available 3-4 weeks after the Community Edition, through existing Streacom retailers.

View full details, specification and pictures on the BC1 product page

The Open Benchtable Project
Another crucial aspect of the Open Benchtable project is that its design is open to third party developers of additional accessories. Started by HWBOT and OverClocking-TV and later joined by Streacom, the project will allow full access to the blueprints files of this final product revision, allowing third party developers to build accessories for all Open Benchtable products, modify and share their design improvements and more.

Ultimately, community enthusiasts will be able to share their own unique accessory designs and 3D files on the Open Benchtable site for others to use. Blueprints and other design related documentation will be publicly available later in Q3 2016.

To learn more about the Open Benchtable project, visit this website: https://openbenchtable.com/

bc1-psu-ren-045-140 Streacom
Streacom is a computer hardware manufacturer with a focus on quality and a passion for creating products that break the mould of traditional designs. Established in 2010, it has become a benchmark for unique SFF and fanless cases. With the use of premium materials and minimalist designs, Streacom is the perfect partner for the Open Benchtable project.
https://streacom.com/

OverClocking-TV
OverCocking-TV is a web-TV focussed on the production of video content and live broadcasts exclusively about overclocking. Since 2009, OCTV has been pioneering and innovating to push overclocking to new heights. Projects like the Open Benchtable are a testimony to such commitment to the community.
https://www.overclocking-tv.com/

HWBOT
HWBOT has been involved with maintaining overclocking submission databases and monitoring and regulating overclocking leagues, records and contests since 2006. HWBOT exists to promote overclocking at all levels, abilities and budgets, reshaping something that began as an enthusiast hobby, into a globally respected Esport.
https://hwbot.org/
Introducing the DB4, our most ambitious fanless case to date, featuring a bisymmetrical design that is uniquely bold and blurs the lines between technology and art.

With the DB4 we set out to not only redefine what a PC case could look like, but the performance and compatibility achievable from a fanless solution. Every element of this case subtly screams premium, from the 13mm thick extruded aluminium side panels to the precision CNC’d internal frame, all perfectly blended together with our characteristically understated design tone.

The identical sides of the case serve both as the striking monolithic exterior and the convection surface (or heat sink) for component cooling and is the basis of its fanless operation. The challenge was to create an efficient heat sink that didn’t look industrial, one that would actually be integral to the sleek exterior, and the result speaks for itself. Each side can handle 65W of heat dissipation and can be coupled to provide 120W of total CPU cooling.

Beyond simply looking impressive, the DB4 solves one of the biggest complexities of building a fanless case. Traditionally motherboard choice is limited and alternative heat pipes might be required depending on layout, but the DB4 rewrites the rules. With both the motherboard and side panels being parallel, the heat pipes run perpendicular, away from any components and in combination with the flexibility of the universal bracket, means that virtually all ITX motherboard are compatible with the case.

Our existing CPU mount has also been re-engineered to be adjustable and universally compatible with any socket. It now features a copper shim interface between the IHS and heat pipes which creates a more efficient all copper thermal path to the heat sink, greatly improving cooling performance. To make assembly easier, all the side panels are removable, as is the motherboard tray, leaving an open frame with plenty of accessibility.

Building on the innovation of our F12C, components are fitted using a universal bracket system that supports, drives, heat sink mounts and the ZF240, allowing components to be mounted anywhere along the frame of the case, delivering a truly modular and flexible layout.

The DB4 measures 260 x 260 x 270mm but still manages to accommodate an ITX motherboard, a dual slot full height PCI card (max 200mm), up to 5 x 3.5” or 12 x 2.5” drives (lots of combinations in between), and can be powered by our Nano or ZeroFlex PSU solutions.

Full specifications are on the DB4 product page.

Following on from last years Computex exhibition, we are in Taipei 101 tower again and this time we are not only showing off future products, but launching something special 😉.

Meetings will be by appointment from the 1st to 3rd of June and are open to business customers, suppliers, press and marketing partners.

If you are interested in meeting with us, please fill in a request using our contact page form.

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**UPDATED 8th June 2016**

So now that Computex is over, we want to say a big thank you to those of you who took the time to visit us a see first hand what we are doing and the direction we are going. The coverage has been overwhelming and feedback incredibly positive, we truly appreciate all of it. Below is a round up of all the press from Computex 2016

  • youtube.com/watch?v=etbh-YOQtp4 (HardwareCanucks)
  • kitguru.net/components/cases/jon-martindale/computex-streacoms-db4-reinvents-the-fanless-case
  • gizmodo.com.au/2016/06/good-god-this-case-is-gorgeous/
  • fanlesstech.com/2016/06/streacom-db4-2016.html
  • fanlesstech.com/2016/06/exclusive-streacom-db2.html
  • nl.hardware.info/nieuws/48240/computex-db4-kubusbehuizing-met-passieve-koeling-bij-streacom
  • nl.hardware.info/nieuws/48240/computex-db4-kubusbehuizing-met-passieve-koeling-bij-streacom
  • techpowerup.com/223103/streacom-announces-the-db4-chassis
  • tomshardware.com/news/streacom-passive-fanless-db4-case,31973.html
  • gdm.or.jp/crew/2016/0603/164820
  • nag.co.za/2016/06/03/computex-2016-streamcom-announces-the-db4-cube-chassis/
  • ubergizmo.com/2016/06/streacom-db4-pc-case-looks-gorgeous/
  • funkykit.com/events/computex-2016-streacom-db4-fanless-aluminium-chassis-test-bench/
  • technic3d.com/news/hardware/gehaeuse/11066-computex-2016-streacom-stellt-das-db4
  • technologygrip.com/computex-streacoms-db4-reinvents-the-fanless-case-design/
  • madshrimps.be/news/item/148474#axzz4ASQsAkib
  • comptoir-hardware.com/actus/boitiers-barebones/31677-streacom-refroidit-passivement-votre
  • 1it.ro/streacom-db4-o-carcasa-pentru-pc-uri-complet-silentioase-componente-pc/
  • go4it.ro/componente-pc/streacom-db4-o-carcasa-pentru-pc-uri-complet-silentioase-15422751/
  • nordichardware.se/nyheter/cases-news/streacoms-flaktlosa-chassin-frossar-i-minimalistisk
  • hardforum.com/threads/sff-passive-cube-case-streacom-db4.1901363/
  • tomshardware.de/schnappchen-daily-deals-sonderangebot-rabatt-20160606,news-255869.html
  • futurelooks.com/computex-2016-streacom-db4
  • futurelooks.com/computex-2016-streacom-db2
  • gadgetfreak.gr/2016/06/02/streacom-db4/
  • pcekspert.com/novost/streacom-db4/
  • razorman.net/forodeinformatica/threads/nueva-streacom-db4.20898/
  • xtremehardware.com/news/hardware/streacom-db4-nuovo-case-con-design-fanless-2016060111543/
  • tweakers.net/nieuws/111977/streacom-toont-vierkante-mini-itx-behuizing-voor-passief
  • padbyte.com/2016/06/computex-streacoms-db4-reinvents-the-fanless-case-design.html
  • ipon.hu/hir/12_ssd_is_elfer_a_streacom_passziv_mini_itx_pc_hazaban/37401
  • fragtist.com/masaustu/diger/kasa/streacom-db4-fan-icermeyen-bilgisayar-kasasi/
  • changlonet.com/blog/2016/06/streacom-presenta-la-db4-minicubo-con-refrigeracin-pasiva/
  • padbyte.com/2016/06/computex-streacoms-db4-reinvents-the-fanless-case-design.html
  • streacom-db4-alyuminievyy-korpus-dlya-bezventilyatornoy-sborki-pk.html
  • gadgetfreak.gr/2016/06/02/streacom-db4/
  • tugareviews.pt/noticias/streacom-bd4/
  • 59hardware.net/actualit%C3%A9s/bo%C3%AEtiers/le-db4-par-streacom-2016060217999.html
  • ipon.hu/hir/12_ssd_is_elfer_a_streacom_passziv_mini_itx_pc_hazaban/37401
  • readweb.org/10013-db4-neobychnyj-korpus-dlya-pk-ot-streacom.html
  • itsvet.com/kockasto_aluminijumsko_mniitx_kuciste_kompanije_streacom
  • fr.ubergizmo.com/2016/06/03/streacom-db4-boitier-pc.html
  • lesscro.com/2016/06/03/streacom-db4-un-cube-extraterrestre-en-guise-de-boitier-pc/
  • arabhardware.net/2016/06/03/%D9%83%D9%8A%D8%B3-streacom-db4
  • zeden.net/actu/24003-Streacom-lance-son-nouveau-boitier-fanless-le-cubique-DB4
  • diacaf.com/stiri/it-si-media/streacom-db4-o-carcasa-pentru-pc-uri-complet-silentioase
  • dotemirates.com/ar/details/1781175?from=dot
  • occlub.ru/novosti/hardware/2398-streacom-db4-shassi-dlya-polnostyu-passivnoj-sistemy
  • geekparadize.fr/high-tech/article-275083-streacom-refroidit-passivement-votre-configuration-mini-itx
  • goha.ru/article/1130671/Computex+2016+Streacom+DB4
  • 3dnews.ru/934046
  • overclockers.ru/hardnews/76709/streacom-db4-kubicheskij-mini-itx-korpus-s-passivnym
  • pclab.pl/news70021.html
  • ixbt.com/news/2016/06/04/streacom-db4-tdp-120.html
  • prostotech.com/hardnews/1080-streacom-db2-i-db4-passivnye-itx-korpusa-dlya-trebovatelnyh.html
  • novostiit.net/streacom-db4-korpus-radiator-dlya-sistem-mini-itx-00039539
  • pc-audiophile.com/streacom-db4-fansiz-kasa/
  • myinforms.com/en-us/a/35396194-streacom-announces-their-new-db4-chassis/
  • proclockers.com/news/streacom-db4
  • rendszerigeny.hu/szepre-sikerult-a-streacom-uj-szamitogephaza/2016/06/02
  • technoclub.pro/streacom-db4-korpys-radiator-dlia-sistem-mini-itx/
  • wpgames.ru/streacom-db4-korpys-radiator-dlia-sistem-mini-itx/
  • hardzone.es/2016/06/05/computex-streacom-db4-db2-las-torres-completamente-pasivas/
  • xtreview.com/addcomment-id-44507-view-Streacom-DB4—cubic-Mini-ITX-case-with-passive-cooling
  • realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Streacom_db4.html
  • 3djuegos.com/foros/tema/42624661/0/computex16-streacom-db4-y-db2-las-torres
  • newsnhk.com/aluminievyi-korpys-dlia-mini-pk-streacom-db4-passivno-ohlajdae
  • vidilab.com/vijesti/hardver/2186-streacom-stvorio-svoje-najambicioznije-fanless-kuciste-do-sad
  • it-time24.ru/hardware/259-streacom-db4-korpus-s-passivnym-ohlazhdeniem.html
  • actu.pcastuces.com/afficheactu.asp?Id=29140
  • tehnokrat.com/tehnology.php?id=4417
  • gelezo.com.ua/forum/topic479848.html
  • play3r.net/news/press-release/streacom-announces-new-db4-fanless-case/
  • nikktech.com/main/news/6595-streacom-db4-product-announcement
  • legitreviews.com/streacom-db4-fanless-mini-itx-pc-case_182137
  • kotaku.com.au/2016/06/good-god-this-case-is-gorgeous/
  • hardwareasylum.com/n7734/Streacom-DB4-MiniITX-BiSymmetrical-Aluminum-Case
  • adrenaline.uol.com.br/2016/06/02/43901//
  • dailyitfix.com/2016/06/02/good-god-this-case-is-gorgeous/
  • enostech.com/streacom-releases-new-fanless-db4-pc-case/
  • tech-critter.com/2016/06/streacom-unleashes-db4-fanless-chassis.html
  • bjorn3d.com/2016/06/streacom-announces-different-case-db4/
  • smallformfactor.net/news/streacom-launches-db4-fanless-m-itx-cube
  • guru3d.com/news-story/streacom-announces-bisymmetrical-db4-chassis.html
  • infoziare.ro/stire/8567632/Streacom+DB4+o+carcas%C4%83+pentru+PC+uri+complet+silen
  • overclock3d.net/articles/cases_cooling/streacom_announces_their_new_db4_chassis/1
  • teckknow.com/streacom-announces-new-db4-case/
  • headlines.ru/go.php?aHR0cDovL3d3dy4zZG5ld3MucnUvOTM0MDQ2Lz9mZWVk
  • stiri.astazi.ro/stire-streacom-db4-o-carcasa-pentru-pc-uri-complet-silentioase-componente
  • sql.ru/forum/1217033/chotkiy-kompik
  • press-mania.ro/stiri/it-c/it-c/streacom-db4-o-carcasa-pentru-pc-uri-complet-silentioase
  • it-coms.org/alyuminievyj-korpus-dlya-mini-pk-streacom-db4-passivno-oxlazhdaet-processory
  • tweakpc.de/news/37219/streacom-db2-kompaktes-mini-itx-gehaeuse-dient-zugleich-als-cpu-kuehler/
  • pcekspert.com/novost/streacom-db2-prototype/
  • comptoir-hardware.com/actus/boitiers-barebones/31712-steacom-commercialise-son-boitier-db4
  • gdm.or.jp/crew/2016/0607/165607
  • gigglehd.com/zbxe/14238544
  • actu.pcastuces.com/afficheactu.asp?Id=29140
  • purepc.pl/obudowy/streacom_db4_obudowa_itx_bedaca_aluminiowym_radiatorem
  • techreport.com/news/30224/streacom-db4-is-a-passively-cooled-silver-mini-itx-cube
  • blog.livedoor.jp/nichepcgamer/archives/1058264251
  • pcfoster.pl/aktualnosci/streacom-db2-i-db4—nowe-obudowy-pasywne-20389
  • goldfries.com/tech-news/computex-2016-streacom-db4-fanless-case
  • goldfries.com/tech-news/computex-2016-streacom-bc1-open-benchtable


  • And of course no update would be complete without some product shots, now that we have made them official :)



    Introducing the Open Benchtable Project: A Community-Developed, Portable Yet Full-Featured Benchtable for Overclockers on the Move

    Streacom is delighted to announce its involvement in forming the Open Benchtable Project, joining with OverClocking-TV and HWBOT to create an open, community-developed benchtable that towers above current offerings in terms of portability, esthetics and general design.

    The first prototypes of the Open Benchtable design, manufactured by Streacom and referred to as the ‘Special HWBOT World Tour Edition’, will be used by overclockers during OC Workshops and contests throughout the World Tour, including forthcoming events in Europe and North America. “We are excited to bring the HWBOT World Tour Edition benchtable with us on the World Tour, giving us a chance to expose our latest design to the global OC community,” commented Timothée Pineau, head of Project Development at HWBOT and VP of OverClocking-TV. “We are confident that overclockers of all levels and abilities will be impressed and appreciate the portable design and open nature of the Open Benchtable project.”

    The Open Benchtable Project : Designed By Overclockers For Overclockers on the Go

    The Open Benchtable project is the brain-child of several conversations with Streacom dating back to Computex 2015. Overclocking is a community driven hobby and sport where overclockers are willing to traverse the globe to get benching with like-minded people. Initially the project arose out of a desire to develop a benchtable that would be suited to the needs of an overclocker who tends to travel.

    Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Streacom, the current prototype, the Special HWBOT World Tour Edition is a solid proof of concept. Subsequent retail models from Streacom will be branded as the BC1 benchtable. Measuring 36 cm x 27cm and with a thickness of only 8mm, the Streacom BC1 is made from a single piece of milled aluminum, making it light (only 2.5kg), portable yet rugged and ideal for carrying on the road. Despite its sleek light design the Open Benchtable is in fact extremely solid and designed to offer overclockers support for a full subzero cooled rig, including a CPU pot plus four LN2 cooled VGA cards.

    Central to the design is the ability to neatly store the table’s components within its sleek aluminum base. The legs of the table, plus screws and other components reside within a cavity in the table’s main base which is easily sealed for transportation. The result is elegant, refined, light to carry and utterly effective in an overclocking session, wherever you are.

    Perhaps the most crucial aspect of the Open Benchtable project is that its design is open to third party developers of additional accessories. Started by HWBOT and OverClocking-TV and later joined by Streacom, the project will allow full access to the blueprints files of the final product revision allowing third party developers to build accessories for these Open Benchtable products, modify and share their design improvements and more.

    Ultimately, community enthusiasts will be able to share their own unique accessory designs via 3D files on the Open Benchtable site for others to use.

    To learn more about the Open Benchtable project, visit this website: https://OpenBenchtable.com/

    Intel introduced its 6th generation of Core™ Processor at IFA last month and with it comes the new socket LGA1151. So over the past few weeks we have been bombarded with the question “is the Streacom CPU cooler mount compatible with Skylake”, the answer is YES!

    Whist the number of connecting pins on the CPU has gone up from 1150 to 1151, the overall physical dimension remain the same and more importantly, the CPU cooler mounting holes retain the same spacing, so all existing CPU coolers will fit.

    It’s important to note that care must still be taken to select a motherboard that has a compatible CPU location and a TDP within the operational range of the case and PSU. See our System Build Guide for more help.

    The Intel Newsroom has the official press release and full details on Skylake, 6th Generation Intel® Core™.
    The Nano120 is the latest addition to our fanless, silent, small form factor range of power solutions and this time we have focused on energy efficiency. With a constant trend towards lower power consumption and reduced energy waste, it was important for us to release a product that addressed these consumer and industrial needs.

    With an efficiency of 87% + and standby power consumption of under 0.5W, the Nano120 not only fully complies with all EU regulations but sets an industry leading benchmark for this form factor.

    The increase in efficiency also means a reduction in heat and that combined with the use of Japanese components mean higher reliability, stability and compatibility.

    For full details and specification, check our Nano120 product page
    Streacom is pleased to announce the F12C, our first case designed to accept all FULL SIZE STANDARD ATX components for a zero compromise system. Of course being Streacom, its built using the same high quality 4mm thick extruded and CNC’d materials and processes that sets our cases apart from the competition and we developed an innovative mounting solution that offers more flexibility that ever before.

    For full details,specification and pictures, check our F12C product page
    In a change to our usual public booth display at Computex, this year we have decided to take a different approach and have booked a private meeting room at the Taipei 101 Tower. Meetings will be by appointment and are open to business parters, suppliers, press and marketing partners.

    We will be showing off our latest creation as well as discussing our product roadmap for the coming year. If you are interested in meeting with us, please fill in a request using our contact page form.
    Streacom ALPHA is the culmination of a yearlong project to re-design, re-engineer, and refine all aspects of our computer chassis range, from production right through to the packaging. We scrutinized every single part, the smallest screw to the largest aluminium extrusion and asked a simple question …….. “If you could start from scratch, what would you change ?”

    Make no mistake, whilst on the surface ALPHA cases may look almost identical, not a single part from any previous case has been re-utilized. More than just a product revision, it is a total reboot and lays the foundation for future product compatibility, expansion, and manufacturing processes.

    With the unified internal design, all Alpha cases will be available with and without optical drives, so we are also introducing a naming change. Cases with optical drive openings will have the ‘Optical’ suffix, those without will simply carry the model name.

    Whist every ALPHA case has its own unique set of changes compared with its predecessor, they all share the following upgraded features:

    • Higher precision extrusion, CNC and tolerances for all aluminium parts
    • New anodizing process with improved surface treatment which is more dust/mark resistant
    • Redesigned drive trays for easier installation, greater flexibility and more storage options
    • The introduction of a dedicated optical drive tray for easier fitting and adjustment
    • Optimized venting to improve internal convection airflow and cooling
    • Refined power button with O-ring damper and pure white power LED indicator
    • Front/side USB ports are 3.0 as standard and PCB-free for higher speed and compatibility
    • Uprated heatpipes and improved mount surfaces for better thermal performance
    • Fewer visible screws and aesthetic refinements to all sides and surfaces
    • Unified internal designs allowing for non-optical versions across the range
    • Reduced IR window acrylic thickness to improve detection and increase remote range
    • New packaging with less waste, better protection and easier product removal
    • Improved documentation with revised procedures and clearer part identification
    • Updated CPU mount to support AMD socket AM1
    Individual case improvements include:
    • FC5 – Redesigned bottom panel with higher strength, improved convection and more drive options
    • F7C – Added supports for 92mm fan and larger side venting for more airflow
    • FC8 – Top panel holes replaced with stealth side panel vent, cleaner looks and reduced internal dust
    • FC8 – Redesigned heatsink, sleeker, more balanced, less industrial looking and much easier to clean
    • F7C & FC8 – Single piece extruded top panel, virtually unbreakable design, better fit
    • F7C & FC8 – Simplified drive tray with easier installation, more drives and more component clearance
    • F7C & FC8 – Dedicated SSD mounting brackets for easier installation
    • FC5, FC9, FC10 – USB ports are now on both sides for better accessibility and balance
    • FC5, FC9, FC10 – Thicker top panel brackets reduces the chance of thread damage
    • FC5, FC9, FC10 – New silicon feet pads for better dampening, grip and surface protection
    • FC9 & FC10 – New drive tray with variable position drive mounting
    • FC10 – Standard width PCI expansion slots for dual card support

    Below are some Alpha photo highlights and product pages are now live, so click the links below to detailed spec and pictures for each product: FC5 Alpha, F7C Alpha, FC8 Alpha, FC9 Alpha, FC10 Alpha

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