Welcome to our Computex 2023 product highlights page where you can find more detailed information about the product we have on display. It will be updated during and after the exhibition with coverage from media and FAQs that come up during the event so please check back to get the latest info.
The 4 upcoming products we have on display are the SG10, VU1, FF1 and ZS800. Expand each section to find out more ……
The SG10 is a collaboration with Calyos, an ambitious project to create a fanless gaming case, capable of cooling high-performance CPUs and GPUs in fully passive mode (no forced airflow). It also serves as a proof of concept for the application of loop heat pipe technology in the consumer PC market and is the first step to making it a viable high-performance alternative to water cooling.
The SG10 began life as a Kickstarter project launched by Calyos as the NSG0 however the project in its original form could not be realised. A search ensued to find a partner with case manufacturing experience to get the project back on track and having extensive experience with fanless cases, Streacom was the natural fit.
The SG10 represents a complete redesign of the NSG0, not a single component was carried over from the original concept. Even the core components of the Evaporator that pumps the coolant around the system and the Condenser that radiates the heat have been entirely redesigned, re-engineered and improved far beyond the original specification and scope.
Comprising of extruded precision-milled aluminium and structural steel elements, the SG10 is an intricate design that blends demanding cooling functionality, component flexibility and elegance in a truly unique package. Beyond the fact it can handle TDPs well beyond any other fanless case, it features other never-before-seen features such as fully adjustable diagonally mounted components and front/back IO ports that can be positioned anywhere along the front and back of the case.
The VU1 is a collaboration with Sasa Karanovic and was inspired by project CAPS which used analogue dials to show network, RAM, CPU and GPU activity. The initial idea was to create a similar kit to display standard PC hardware information but quickly evolved into a highly flexible and more versatile product that was capable of relaying virtually any information from any source.
The breakthrough happened with the idea of adding an e-ink display to act as the gauge demarcation marking. This turned the single-purpose dial into a multi-purpose one that could be used for virtually anything. With that in mind, it was also important for us to make the VU1 as open as possible as that would allow it to be used in ways and applications that we had not imagined yet. It will also be platform agnostic and run in any environment, further removing limitations.
The hardware consists of a single HUB that connects to the PC via USB and any number of DIALS that daisy chain to the HUB and each other to form the communication backbone.
Each VU1 has a built-in two-colour paper-like e-ink display (resolution: 200x144px) and a built-in RGB backlight. Just like any other e-ink display, the built-in one has a very low refresh rate, it does however have a high pixel density making it ideal for demarcation. As the display does not emit any light, it’s not intrusive or distracting when you have multiple screens on your desk or when you want to have complete “darkness” in your room.
The coil movement is fully configurable allowing adjustment of the motion to suit the application and there is backdrop ambient RBG lighting (also fully configurable) to further enhance the functionality and provide lighting for the e-ink if needed.
The software side firstly consists of the VU1 Server application which is lightweight and tasked with taking requests from any application(s) running on that PC or same network or even the internet. VU Server then takes those requests and passes them along to each individual VU1 through HUB.
The second element is the VU1 App which will have some of the “most-common” built-in features (ie. CPU/GPU temperature, CPU/MEM/NET usage), allowing them to be assigned to each dial. The app will allow extending the functionality by adding simple plug-ins that add features to the VU1 app, growing the number of pre-defined uses.
FF1 PC enclosure is a collaboration with NCase that combines class-leading versatility, compatibility, space efficiency, and thermal potential with a small footprint.
Designed for horizontal and vertical placement and up to six different build configurations, FF-01 enclosure’s versatility and component compatibility makes it ideal for those looking to downsize their larger PC builds.
Additional details can be found on the NCASE FF1 information webpage
The ZS800 started life as a project to create a ‘better’ power supply for SFF builds.
The first area of improvement we identified was the cables, specifically the 24PIN ATX which is bulky and difficult to route within most space-limited SFF cases.
Our experience with compact DC to DC ATX converters lead us to explore the idea of combining these with a standard ATX PSU as they could deliver the required multiple voltages from a single 12V supply. This would allow us to reduce the cable count from 24 to just 6. The concept was further validated when Intel announced their ATX12VO specification and whilst it differed from our originally planned design, we were able to create a hybrid solution that is both ATX3.0 and ATX12VO compatible. This has the added benefit of being forward-compatible when/if ATX12VO is adopted by more motherboard vendors.
Next we looked at optimising the size and whilst the dimensions are defined by the SFX standard as 125×63.5x100mm, the depth does not include the cables that typically protrude an additional 20-30mm. By rotating the connectors 90 degrees we can keep the total depth within 125mm which is preferable as it also allows for a 120mm fan whilst keeping the total effective depth the same as an SFX.
Most fans used in PCs are user replaceable and we think the same should be true of PSUs. The ZS800 is the first SFX PSU that allows the user to replace the fan with one of their choosing to create a perfectly matched system. The ZS800 also includes additional features such as a diagnostic LED and the ability to set custom fan profiles via USB and an App.
Computex 2023 was a blast, truly grateful to everyone that stopped by our booth to check out what we have been working on. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and a great confirmation that we are doing something right. We are now all back on home ground and working hard to bring everything to market very soon.
Here is most (but not all) media coverage from the exhibition. If we have missed anyone, drop us a message and we will add a link ASAP
- GamersNexus: https://youtu.be/ZVpO4Owmgko
- Hardware Canucks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmiGCIQonI0
- Gear Seekers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCdcLuosdmM
- Machines _ More: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pPU-XuuVLvg
- Gear Seekers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCdcLuosdmM
- HardwareDealz: https://youtu.be/1Nc6vGwQ9yk?t=465
- Toms Hardware (ZS800): https://www.tomshardware.com/news/streacom-zs800-rethinks-psus-for-sff-builds
- Toms Hardware (SG10): https://www.tomshardware.com/news/look-ma-no-fans-case-passively-dissipates-600w-of-heat
- Toms Hardware (Best Cases of Computex): https://www.tomshardware.com/features/best-of-computex-2023
- TechPowerup (SG10): https://www.techpowerup.com/309486/streacom-and-calyos-demonstrate-the-fanless-sg10-chassis
- Anandtech (SG10): https://www.anandtech.com/show/18887/streacoms-sg10-case-can-cool-down-geforce-rtx-4080-without-fans
- PCMag (SG10 – Best Cases of Computex): https://me.pcmag.com/en/pc-cases/17355/the-10-best-pc-cases-of-computex-2023
- PCMag (DA6 – Wildest PC Mods of Computex): https://www.pcmag.com/news/the-20-wildest-pc-mods-of-computex-2023
- PCMag (VU1 – New PC DIY you didn’t know you needed): https://www.pcmag.com/news/computex-2023-12-new-pc-diy-accessories-you-didnt-know-you-needed
- HardwareLuxx (SG10): https://www.hardwareluxx.de/index.php/news/hardware/gehaeuse/61172-streacom-computex-2023.html
- HardwareInfo (SG10): https://nl.hardware.info/nieuws/85321/computex-streacom-behuizing-is-zelf-passieve-koeling-voor-heel-systeem
- Overclock3D (SG10): https://overclock3d.net/news/cases_cooling/streacom_showcases_their_fanless_sg10_pc_case_at_computex/1
- Overclock3D (ZS800): https://overclock3d.net/news/power_supply/streacom_s_new_zs800_hybrid_sfx_power_supply_rethinks_small_form_factor_pc_builds/1
- GDM (SG10): https://www.gdm.or.jp/crew/2023/0601/491137
- Elchapuzas (ZS800): https://elchapuzasinformatico.com/2023/05/streacom-sg10-fanless-zs800-hybrid/
- Cowcotland (ZS800): https://www.cowcotland.com/news/86792/computex-2023-what-s-up-chez-streacom.html
- Cowcotland (SG10): https://www.cowcotland.com/news/86782/computex-2023-calyos-un-retour-bouillant-avec-streacom.html
- Komputerswiat (SG10): https://www.komputerswiat.pl/aktualnosci/sprzet/streacom-sg10-to-obudowa-ktora-pasywnie-schlodzi-rtx-a-4080-i-13900k/903j82f
- Habr (SG10, VU1): https://habr.com/ru/news/739396/
- Trendhunter (SG10): https://www.trendhunter.com/trends/sg10
- Sweclockers (SG10): https://www.sweclockers.com/nyhet/36518-streacom-kyler-600-watt-utan-flaktar
- MyNavi (SG10): https://news.mynavi.jp/article/20230601-2693302/
- Makeuseof (SG10, Best Tech Launched at Computex): https://www.makeuseof.com/best-tech-computex-2023/
- WCCFTech (SG10): https://wccftech.com/streamcom-passive-cooled-sg10-pc-case-handle-600w-intel-core-i9-13900k-nvidia-rtx-4080-gpu/