FC8 Alpha

BC1 Mini, kao i njegov veći brat BC1 su odlično osmišljeni i izvedeni bench stolovi, tj. stolovi za testiranje hardvera. Napravljeni su od kvalitetne aluminijske slitine, pjeskareni su i anodizirani, jednostavni za slaganje (tool less) i korištenje i vrlo korisni overclockerima, kao i svim entuzijastima kojima kroz ruke prolazi mnoštvo hardvera. – read the full review
When the FC8 was originally released, the trend for CPU location was center/left bias on ITX motherboards, in common with thin-ITX fixed specification, so naturally we designed and included the SH8 heatpipes to match. Since then the trend has shifted and the majority of current ITX motherboards have a center/right CPU location.


With this in mind we have decided to change the stock heatpipes included with the FC8 Alpha to SH2, which for the majority of customers will give better motherboard compatibility without the need to purchase additional heatpipes.


The switch to SH2 heatpipes also adds the ability for the FC8 Alpha to use the HT4 thermal riser in situations where the motherboard has components that are blocking the path of the heatpipes, further improving the compatibility.


SH8 and MH1 heatpipe kits will still be available for less common CPU locations, but the switch to SH2 heatpipes will give better out-of-the-box compatibility with the current range of ITX motherboards on the market.


FC8 Alpha units with SH2 heatpipes have already begun shipping to the majority of our distributors and can be identified by the addition of “SH2” or “CM2” on the printed product label.
If you’re looking to build that next level silent workstation, the Streacom FC8 Alpha is a fantastic choice. – read the full review
Das lüfterlose Streacom FC8 Alpha ITX Gehäuse überzeugt durch sein ausgezeichnetes Design, sehr gute Verarbeitung sowie ein ausgereiftes Kühlkonzept für einen völlig lautlosen PC oder HTPC im Wohnzimmer. – read the full review
FC8 Alpha će tako odlično poslužiti za maleno fancy računalo koje želite svima pokazivati ili pak kao HTPC gdje će se odlično uklopiti s linijskim komponentama u dnevnom boravku. Kvaliteta izrade i materijala je odlična i tu se nema što za prigovoriti. – read the full review
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Avec son design sobre et réussi et sa finition exemplaire, il pourra débarquer dans votre salon sans problème. La conception interne montre que le constructeur maitrise son sujet, que ce soit au niveau du système d’alimentation, du plateau pour les SSD ou du système de heatpipe. – read the full review
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La Streacom FC8 Alpha cumple con todo lo que se le puede pedir a una caja HTPC de alta gama: diseño, materiales de construcción exquisito, conectividad delantera, refrigeración 100% pasiva y posibilidad de instalar disco SSD más dos discos duros de 3,5″. – read the full review
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Pentru premizele unui viitor excelent, pentru calitatea materialelor, pentru consumul redus şi silenţiozitatea maximă…… Streacom FC8 Alpha este alegerea mea personală în construirea viitorului sistem desktop all-day-use – read the full review
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La cura prestata in ogni aspetto, corredo incluso, i livelli qualitativi riscontrati negli aspetti costruttivi, nei materiali e nelle finiture – read the full review
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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