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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.
Streacom is pleased to announce the F12C Optical, an addition to the F12C product line that adds Optical drive and front USB 3.0 support to the case. As with the original F12C, its built using the same high quality 4mm thick extruded materials, CNC processing and meticulous sandblasted anodising finish. These premium processes along with our innovative and flexible approach to hardware mounting sets this case apart from the competition, and make it the ideal choice for high end living room systems.

For full details,specification and pictures, check our F12C product page

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.

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
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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Streacom is pleased to announce the ZF240 (ZeroFlex), a 240W, no fan, no noise, internal PSU that is based on the Flex form factor.

The challenge has always been to supply high power, not only in a small package but also without any active cooling. To overcome this we have used extremely high quality components and developed an innovative power circuit that is more that 93% efficient. 240W may not seem a lot, but to put things into perspective, if this PSU had active cooling, it could easily run at 450W, and its still less than half the size of a standard ATX PSU.

Even with the high levels of efficiency, heat is inevitable, which is why we have the unique ‘L’ bracket which connects the PSU directly to the case heatsink, and is designed to dissipate the heat outside the chassis. The AC socket is also mounted on a cable instead of being fixed to the body of the PSU, allowing for flexible positioning and more innovative future case designs.

The ZF240 is compatible with the Streacom FC5 Evo, FC9 and FC10 and will remove the need for an external power supply whilst increasing the maximum power available to components.

Full specification and pictures can be see on the ZF240 product page

Streacom is pleased to announce the NC2, the bigger brother of our ultra compact NC1 NUC chassis.

With the release of Haswell NUC boards, we saw the introduction of SATA ports and the need for internal 2.5″ storage. The NC2 addresses those needs whilst still maintaining the same compact footprint and elegant design as the NC1, and is only 11mm taller. The NC2 also maintains all of the great features of the NC1, modular design, easy assembly, ultra efficient cooling, acrylic sides which allow for internal Wifi & Bluetooth, and of course the high grade aluminium sandblast finish that is used across our entire range of cases.

Full specification and pictures can be see on the NC2 product page

The best case on the market deserves the best IR receiver on the market, which is why we partnered with Flirc to bring you the Flirc-SE (Streacom Edition), an INTERNAL IR control solution designed for ALL Streacom cases.

For those of you are not familiar with Flirc, it’s the #1 cross platform IR receiver which features the ability to learn virtually any IR remote control and map those keys to any PC keyboard/media function. Not only does this allow you to use your existing TV remote to control you PC, but it also allows for a fully customized set of functions.

The Flirc-SE also features a power on from off (S4/S5) power state, allowing you to turn your PC on from the comfort of your living room chair. For more information, visit our flirc-se product page
Streacom is pleased to announce the NC1 WY, the latest addition to the NC1 range and designed to accommodate Intel’s newly released Haswell based Next Unit of Computing (NUC) platform. The ‘WY’ version of NC1 features the same high quality aluminium extruded design but with revised front and back panels to accommodate the new I/O ports and IR receiver.

Full specification and images can be found on the product page.