Following in its predecessors footsteps with the same minimalist styling, the FC5 Alpha brings even more refinement to this timeless sleek design.
At the heart of these improvements is the updated bottom panel which is not only more robust but has been redesigned to optimize airflow, reducing internal temperatures. Motherboard size and drive storage options also benefit from this new design, with the FC5 Alpha now accommodating an additional 2 x 2.5? drives and a full size motherboard*.
USB ports are now located on both sides of the case for easier access and balance.
As with all Alpha cases, the heatpipes and mounts have been uprated, USB3.0 is native and the power LED is now a subtle pure white.
With its super thin 55m profile, premium AV design featuring a 10mm thick precision CNC'd front panel, the FC5 Alpha perfectly compliments any high end home theatre setup.
See Streacom's System Build Guide for more information and advice on using the chassis.
|Side Fan||Fanless Heatpipe Kit Included|
1 x 3"1/2
2 x 2"1/2
Additional shared 3"1/2 or 2"1/2 Bay
|Motherboard||Mini ITX / Micro ATX|
|Power Suppply||Supports 150W or 80W DC PSU|
|Expansion Slots||1 (Riser Required) egPCI-E 16x Riser orPCI Riser|
|Port Extensions||USB||USB 3.0||Audio||eSATA|
|-||2 (Internal Cable Included)||-||-|
F5C WS is the model with a plain fascia and no optical drive bay.
*Power Supply Choice
Recommend the use of PicoPSU and external AC adapter - the case already has a mount to fix the connection for PicoPSU. Please see ourDC Power Supply page for Pico / Streacom Power Supplies - ../components/power-supplies/dc-boards-ac-adapters/
*Optional Remote Control
A remote receiver designed for the Streacom case is available separately here ../peripherals/home-media/remote-controls/streacom-flirc-se-universal-remote-ir-receiver/
Heatpipe Direct Touch 4 Pipes Recommended CPU TDP 65W, Max TDP 73W For LGA115x / LGA1366 / LGA2011 / AM2/3, FM1/2 Socket CPU. Avoid motherboards with tall heatsinks to the right side of the CPU socket. As with any passive cooling solution, environmental conditions will have an impact on the performance. A TDP of 73W is only recommended when the chassis is placed in a location with adequate air flow and moderate ambient room temperature
Techpowerup - 7th December 2011
"If you look at the Streacom FC5 OD without taking into account the price, the chassis is of excellent quality, looks incredibly sexy and the fact that it is passive cool