F7C
Compact ITX Case

The F7C is a compact, space efficient ITX case with a clean aesthetic, simple curved panel design with a good balance of hardware support for lower power desktop builds. Being just 6l in volume, its still features support for low profile cards and 3.5″ drives, including an optical version for media application. Constructed entirely from high grade aluminium extrusions that are precision CNC’d then finished with a sandblasted texture and anodizing sealing process, giving this small enclosure a premium finish that will complement any enviroment.

Version 3 (AKA Alpha) shares the same upgraded all aluminium construction and single piece extruded top panel design as its fanless brother the FC8 Alpha, but being actively cooled, we upgraded its cooling potential. It now features room for a larger 92mm side panel fan and extra headroom for larger CPU coolers*. The bottom panel vents have also been optimized to improve airflow around the motherboard, helping to reduced internal temperature.

The drive tray has been totally re-design making it easier to install yet more versatile than ever, and now supports 2 x 3.5″* (up from just 1) whilst still having room for an optical drive and 2.5″ drive. If you prefer the non-optical version, there is room for an additional 2.5″ drive, taking the full capacity up to 5 x 2.5″ or 2 x 2.5″ + 2 x 3.5″ drives*. The tray also features variable drive position and orientation mounting, so you can optimally position your drives.

As with all Alpha cases, USB3.0 is native, the power LED is now a subtle pure white colour and it is available with and without an optical drive opening.

All these improvements to the finish and hardware support make the F7C Alpha an unrivaled enclosure for building a stylish, compact yet powerful system.

In keeping with the Evo range ethos, the FC7 Evo brings a new level of refinement to our classic F7C chassis. Its high grade aluminium extrusion body now features our fine sandblast finish 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.

With is clean, simple lines, ability to support larger components such as 3.5” hard drive and low profile expansion card, the F7C Evo is perfect for building compact yet powerful systems.

The original F7C was introduced in 2011 and in addition to the USB and IR window, featured a front media bay for SD cards. The overall look was similar but the finish was brushed aluminium with a high gloss anodized surface treatment.

Overview

Form Factor

ITX
Small Form Factor (SFF), Desktop with Mini-ITX motherboard support

CPU Cooler

55mm*
*Without 3.5″ Installed
28mm With 3.5″ Installed

Expansion

Low Profile
Single Low Profile Slot,
Max 230 x 80 x 20mm

PSU

Nano
Requires Nano or Similar DC to DC style PSU, 5.5mm Rear Jack

Case Fan

92mm
Single 92 or 80mm, 25mm thick

Drives

3.5" & 2.5"
2 x 2.5″ + 2 x 3.5″ or
5 x 2.5″ or
3 x 2.5″ + 1 x 3.5″*1

Drives OPT

12.7mm
1 x ODD + ( 4 x 2.5″ or
1 x 2.5″ + 2 x 3.5″ or
2 x 2.5″ + 1 x 3.5″ )

Ports

2 x USB-A
19PIN USB 3.0 motherboard connector

Weight

2.1kg
2.1g NET
3.2kg GROSS
(packed weight)

Dimensions

6ℓ
240 x 250 x 109mm
(D x H x W)
6ℓ volume

Material

AL6063
Aluminium 6063 for all outer panels & rails, steel brackets

Finish

Sandblast
Sandblast and anodized surface treatment, available in black or silver

IR Support

Optional
Front Panel IR Window,
Support for Flirc Module

Model

Black
SKU: ST-F7CB-ALPHA-OPT
EAN: 8718469090945

SKU: ST-F7CB-ALPHA
EAN: 8718469090921

Model

Silver
SKU: ST-F7CS-ALPHA-OPT
EAN: 8718469090952

SKU: ST-F7CS-ALPHA
EAN: 8718469090938

Features

EXTRUDED AND PRECISION MILLED PANELS

Unlike the majority of cases on the market (even the aluminium ones) the panels of the F7C are constructed using a meticulous process of extruding aluminium profiles that are then precision milling, hand polishing, sandblasting and finished using anodizing. This give an ultra premium look, feel and finish to all the parts.

COMPACT FOOTPRINT THAT WILL COMPLIMENT ANY ENVIRONMENT

With a volume of only 6l and the all aluminium premium construction, the F7C can be used in virtually any environment and is perfectly suited as a compact desktop or media center PC.

COMPACT YET EXPANDABLE

Whilst the size of the F7C has been kept down to a minimum, there is still enough space to allow for a single low profile expansion card, opening up the possibilities for a wide range of peripherals and even discreet graphics.

KEEP COOL

Despite its compact size and hardware density, the F7C still manages to find space for a single 92mm exhaust/intake fan (depending on positive or negative pressure cooling setup) and can accept a cooler height of up to 55mm if not using 3.5″ drives.

FLEXIBLE STORAGE OPTIONS

Whether its 3.5″, 2.5″ or optical media, the F7C drive bracket has a simple yet elegant solution for mounting the storage device of preference which the ability to mix and match to suit your needs.

Reviews & Media Coverage

PC Ekspert
Written Review

Na kraju možemo samo zaključiti kako je F7C Alpha odlično maleno kućište koje spada u premium segment proizvoda zbog načina.....

Conseil Config
Written Review

Nous voici arrivé à la fin de ce test, que dire du Streacom F7C Alpha? Streacom met un point d’honneur.....

RealHardTechX
Written Review

Presenta una impresionante calidad de construcción habiéndose utilizado aluminio de la más alta gama siguiendo un minimalista diseño que resulta.....

eTeknix
Written Review

It’s like a ninja, it sits there in hiding in the shadows, quiet and unobtrusive and thanks to the IR.....

Blog HTPC
Written Review

La calidad de construcción y el material utilizado para fabricar esta caja son de gran calidad, el grosor del aluminio.....

iTrends
Written Review

Streacom F7C kabinettet får et “Editors Choice” med i pakken og det fordi jeg har ventet på et kabinet som.....

Award Fabrik
Written Review

Das gebürstete Aluminium ist kratzerfrei und auch die Kanten sind so verarbeitet, dass man sich an diesen nicht schneidet oder.....

Device Unknown
Written Review

The Streacom F7C is a true beauty which matches its looks with decent airflow and a feature rich layout.

    Support

  1. Can I leave out the drive tray and use a taller CPU cooler?

    It is possible to leave out the drive tray and gain an additional 20mm of height, but its not recommend as the tray is integral to the rigidity of the front and real panels.

  2. Why are no fans included with the case?

    Streacom doesn’t design or manufacture fans and therefor we would simply be sourcing another supplier’s fans and charging you extra for that whilst also forcing our own choice of make and model instead of leaving that to the individual

  3. Can I get a customised version of this case made?

    Whilst we are considered in many ways a boutique manufacturer, its not possible for us to produce customised versions of our cases as one-offs or in limited numbers to cater for individual requirements and modifications.
    We are however able to offer a customisation service for businesses (OEM / ODM) and depending on the product and type of modification, this becomes viable at relatively low volumes.

  4. What if I have a question that is not listed?

    If you can’t find the information you need, please send us a message using the ‘Get in Touch’ link at the top right of the page, choose the appropriate department and we will respond with the relevant information.