Passive Cooling

The FC5WS Evo keeps the same minimalist styling of the original FC5, but incorporates a host of improvements and refinements that keeps this chassis at the cutting edge of design and performance.

Features include, side accessible USB ports, a refined sandblast finish, and a new top panel design with hidden screws and improved venting. Our recently introduced direct touch heatpipe cooling system has been incorporated and the left side heatsink is now available for additional component cooling*.

With its thin profile, standard AV width and 10mm thick precision CNC’d front panel, the FC5 Evo fits perfectly in any high end home theatre setup.

See our System Build Guide for more information and advice on using our range of chassis.
Chassis Material: All aluminum, 10mm thick front panel
Available Colors: Silver / Black – sandblast finish
Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX
Hard Drive Bays: Up to 3 x 3.5″ or 4 x 2.5″ (with mini-ITX board only)
Side Ports: 2 x USB2.0, right side (USB3.0 Ready, cable sold separately)
Expansion Slot: 1 x Full height or 1 x half height expansion slot (riser card required)
Cooling: Heatpipe Direct Touch 4 Pipes – Recommended CPU TDP 65W, Max TDP 95W**
Dimension: 435 x 325 x 60mm (W x D x H), 450mm Width Front Panel
Power Supply: NanoPSU & AC Adapter (not included)
Remote Control: MCE compatible IR receiver & remote (not included)
Net Weight: 5.2KG

**As with any passive cooling solution, environmental conditions will have an impact on the performance. A TDP of 95W is only recommended when the chassis is placed in a location with adequate air flow and moderate ambient room temperature
  • FC5WS Evo – Techstation techstation-4.5
    Senza esagerare, possiamo assolutamente affermare di non aver mai avuto tra le mani un case di tale qualità ed eleganza…… – read the full review
  • FC5WS Evo – Bit-Tech bit-tech-84-premium
    There’s an awful lot to like about the ST-FC5S EVO WS. It looks fantastic, if a little server blade-esque, offers superb build quality and plenty of room for your typical HTPC – read the full review
  • FC5WS Evo – Tweak.dk tweak.de-8
    FC5 EVO hører til helt i toppen, når vi snakker byggekvalitet. Der er her tale om et kabinet udført i lækker aluminium, som ud over at se godt ud, også bidrager til konceptet med passiv køling af CPU’en…. – read the full review
  • FC5WS Evo – InsideHardware.it Inside Hardware Gold & Innovation Award
    L’implementazione del sistema di dissipazione integrato è senz’altro la più importante e altisonante caratteristica, ma non è l’unico elemento di rilievo di un cabinet realizzato secondo canoni stilistici che mirano al minimalismo e all’eleganza estrema, sfoggiando materiali e finiture di pregio. – read the full review
The FC8 Evo is the next iteration of our acclaimed FC8 fanless chassis and with it comes a host of improvements and refinements that keeps this chassis on the cutting edge of design and performance.

The ultra-efficient heatsink has now been paired with our new direct touch heatpipes for even better cooling performance. The high grade aluminium extrusion is now finished with a fine sandblast texture and the front USB ports have been upgraded to support USB3.0*. Internal changes include easier drive assembly, support for an additional 2.5” drive and a universal optical drive eject button for added compatibility.

Just like its predecessor, the FC8 Evo is a perfect building block for any silent PC solution.

See our System Build Guide for more information and advice on using our range of chassis.
Material: All aluminum, 4mm thick body
Available Colors: Silver / Black – sandblast finish
Motherboard Support: Mini ITX
Hard Drive Bays: 1 x 2.5″ + 1 x 3.5″ or 2.5″ (shared bay)
Optical Drive Bays: 1 x Slim slot loading drive, universal eject button
Front Ports: 2 x USB2.0 (*USB3.0 Ready, cable sold separately)
Expansion Slot: 1 x Low profile expansion card
Cooling: Heatpipe Direct Touch 4 Pipes – Max CPU TDP 95W**
Dimension: 240 x 250 x 100mm (W x D x H)
Power Supply: NanoPSU & AC Adapter (not Included)
Remote Control: MCE Compatible IR Receiver & Remote (not Included)
Net Weight: 2.5KG

**As with any passive cooling solution, environmental conditions will have an impact on the performance. A TDP of 95W is only recommended when the chassis is placed in a location with adequate air flow and moderate ambient room temperature
With its ultra-efficient heatsink and compact size, the Streacom FC8 pushes the boundaries of passively cooled chassis. Constructed from high grade aluminium and finished with a light brushed texture, this is the perfect building block for a near silent home theatre solution.

See our System Build Guide for more information and advice on using our range of chassis.
Material: All aluminum, 3.5mm thick body
Available Colors: Silver / Black – Brushed finish
Motherboard Support: Mini ITX
Hard Drive Bays: 1 x 2.5″ + 1 x 3.5″
Optical Drive Bays: 1 x Slim slot loading drive, left side eject button
Front Ports: 2 x USB, 1 x SD Card Reader
Expansion Slot: 1 x Low Profile Expansion Card
Cooling: Passive Heatpipe Solution – Recommended CPU Thermal Design Power: 65W
Dimension: 240 x 250 x 100mm (W x D x H)
Power Supply: PicoPSU & AC Adapter (not Included)
Remote Control: MCE Compatible IR Receiver & Remote (not Included)
Net Weight: 2.5KG

Designed to complement the style of your existing audio equipment, the Streacom FC5 not only looks great but provides a passive CPU cooling solution for near silent systems. The high grade aluminium construction, with 10mm thick from panel, can house both mini-ITX and micro-ATX motherboards, making a sleek and flexible home theatre solution.

See our System Build Guide for more information and advice on using our range of chassis.
Chassis Material: All aluminum, 10mm thick front panel
Available Colors: Silver / Black – Sandblast Finish
Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX
Hard Drive Bays: 1 x 3.5″ Drive + 2 x 2.5″ + 1 Shared 3.5″ or 2.5″ (Shared 3.5″ only with mITX)
Optical Drive Bays: 1 x Slim slot loading drive, left side eject button
Expansion Slot: 1 x Full Height Expansion Slot PCI/PCIE Card (Riser Card Required)
Cooling: Passive Heatpipe Solution – Recommended CPU Thermal Design Power: 65W
Dimension: 435 x 325 x 60mm (W x D x H), 450mm Width Front Panel
Power Supply: PicoPSU & AC Adapter (not Included)
Remote Control: MCE Compatible IR Receiver & Remote (not Included)
Net Weight: 5.2KG

Designed to complement the style of your existing audio equipment, the Streacom FC5 not only looks great but provides a passive CPU cooling solution for near silent systems. The high grade aluminium construction, with 10mm thick from panel, can house both mini-ITX and micro-ATX motherboards, making a sleek and flexible home theatre solution. The WS version of the FC5 comes without the option for slot loading optical drive.

See our System Build Guide for more information and advice on using our range of chassis.
Chassis Material: All aluminum, 10mm thick front panel
Available Colors: Silver / Black – Sandblast Finish
Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX
Hard Drive Bays: 1 x 3.5″ Drive + 2 x 2.5″ + 1 Shared 3.5″ or 2.5″ (Shared 3.5″ only with mITX)
Expansion Slot: 1 x Full Height Expansion Slot PCI/PCIE Card (Riser Card Required)
Cooling: Passive Heatpipe Solution – Recommended CPU Thermal Design Power: 65W
Dimension: 435 x 325 x 60mm (W x D x H), 450mm Width Front Panel
Power Supply: PicoPSU & AC Adapter (not Included)
Remote Control: MCE Compatible IR Receiver & Remote (not Included)
Net Weight: 5.2KG

Many of these reviews are for the FC5 OD, but as the only difference is the optical drive, they are just as applicable to the FC5 WS.