Streacom FC10 ALPHA HTPC Aluminum Fanless Chassis
* PLEASE NOTE: Optical Slot models currently on backorder with Streacom.
A work of art that beautifully combines form and function. Introducing the FC10, the ultimate fanless HTPC case.
The FC10 follows the same vision as the FC9, a stunning design that delivers new levels of compatibility and performance, but with a 435mm wide form factor that perfectly complements any home theater setup. The all-aluminum sandblasted finish houses a multitude of features such as Heatpipe Direct Touch cooling, universal optical drive eject button and a pivoting drive cage that makes assembly easier than ever. More than just a computer enclosure, the FC10 is a work of art that beautifully combines form and function.
PLEASE NOTE: The only difference between the FC10 ALPHA and the FC10 ALPHA OPT chassis is that the FC10 ALPHA OPT has a slot for a slot-loading optical drive, where the FC10 ALPHA does not.
- Fully fanless HTPC chassis
- Direct touch passive CPU cooler
- Two USB 3.0 ports
- New universal optical drive eject mechanism
- Compatible with Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and Full Size ATX motherboards
Many home theater chassis are finished with the brushed aluminum effect, but the FC10 is not like other home theater chassis. Streacom have finished the FC10 in a very fine shot-blasted finish which gives an elegant pitted look to the aluminum rather than a lined look which brushing produces. It is all down to personal preference as to which looks better but one advantage that a shot blasted finish has over a brushed finish is that it does not leave visible fingerprints behind as brushed aluminum finishes often does.
Streacom have a comprehensive build guide that provides general tips and suggestions on what should be considered when building in a Streacom case and how to achieve the best results.
Motherboard and CPU - The FC10 is compatible with ATX, Micro-ATX and Mini-ITX motherboards. Depending which motherboard you opt for will determine which CPU to use. The case is capable of cooling virtually all CPUs that have a TDP of 95W or lower.
One important point to note when selecting a motherboard is that the board must not have the 24-pin ATX connector (shown in red in the image below) or any tall heatsinks located in this area otherwise the Nano-PSU adapter may obstruct the heatpipes, preventing the CPU block from being fitted correctly.
Note: Although the overall cooling ability of the case allows the use of 95W processors we would strongly advise using a processor with a TDP of 65W or lower to avoid using more power than a nano / pico PSU can provide. This means that the Intel i5/i7 CPU with either a S (65W) or a T (45W) suffix would be ideal for a socket 1155 motherboard.
To increase compatibility Streacom have a CPU Cooler Riser that raises the CPU heatpipes above conflicting components. The riser gives the included heatpipe solution an additional 32mm of clearance above the CPU.
Power Supply - We recommend using a fanless nanoPSU which can provide up to 150W of power. This is more than enough to power a CPU that has a TDP of around 65W along with suitable peripherals. It is recommended not to overload the number of peripherals; two HDDs (or one SSD and one HDD), one optical drive, a TV tuner and obviously a motherboard should not be a problem for this miniature PSU.
Optical Drive - The FC10 uses a new universal eject mechanism so it will work with any slot loading laptop drive regardless of where the eject button is located on the front of the drive. Streacom have already sourced the perfect drives for these cases, whether you require a Blu-Ray or a DVD player.
Remote Control - If you are looking to take control of the PC with the use of a remote control, then look no further than the Streacom's FLIRC. It is designed to fit all Streacom chassis and will work with virtually any remote control. If you don't have a remote then you may want to consider this.
Thermal Paste - These cases are supplied with thermal paste.
FC10 ALPHA Black
FC10 ALPHA Silver
Premium Grade (6063) All Aluminium, 4mm Thick Extruded Panels
Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and Full Size ATX
Minimum 2 x 3.5" + 3 x 2.5" Maximum 5 x 3.5" + 4 x 2.5"*
|Optical Drive Bays||
1 x Slim Slot Loading Drive
2 x Full Height Slots (300mm Upper, 190mm Lower Slot, Flexible Riser Required)
|Expansion Card Maximum Length||
2 x USB3.0, Left & Right Side, 19/20 PIN
Heatpipe Direct Touch 4 Pipes - Recommended CPU TDP 65W, Max TDP 95W**
440 x 319 x 100mm (W x D x H)
5.4kg - 11.88lbs.
**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
Streacom FC10 ALPHA User Guide
|See more detailed information in the Streacom FC10 ALPHA User Guide.|
If you are a reseller or a system builder we offer special pricing on bulk orders of this product. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Toll Free (877) 205-2020 for more information.