Streacom FC5 Alpha Silent PC Case Review

Introduction

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In a first for The Mod Zoo we’re taking a look at the Streacom FC5 Alpha, which is a silent chassis. Unlike other manufacturers who call their case “silent”, this one actually is; it’s completely fan-less and intended to be used as a passive heat-sink for the CPU as well.

At the time of review, the FC5 Alpha (in black) could be found on sale at Newegg for $295

Specifications from Streacom

Chassis Material Premium Grade (6063) All Aluminium, 10mm Thick Front Panel
Available Colors Silver / Black – Sandblast Finish
Motherboard Support Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and Full ATX
Drive Capacity Minimum 1 x 3.5″ + 2 x 2.5″, Maximum 3 x 3.5″ or 6 x 2.5″*
Optical Drive Capacity 1 x Slim Slot Loading Drive (FC5 Optical Version Only)
USB Ports 2 x USB3.0, Left & Right Side, 19/20 PIN
Expansion Slot 1 x Full Height Expansion Card (Flexible Riser Required)
Cooling Heatpipe Direct Touch 4 Pipes – Recommended CPU TDP 65W, Max TDP 95W**
External Dimensions 435 x 325 x 60mm (W x D x H, 69mm including feet)***
Internal Dimensions 380 x 318 x 55mm (W x D x H)
Power Supply ZF240**** or Nano Series PSU (Not Included)
Remote Control Lirc or IRRC Solutions (Not Included)
Net Weight 4.2KG

 

* Depending on hardware configuration, i.e. motherboard size
** 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
*** The front panel is wider that the rest of the body by 15mm, making it 450mm wide
*** See notes for use with OPTICAL version at streacom.com

 

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