|ST-DB4 Fanless Aluminium Bi-Symmetrical Chassis |
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Streacom ST-DB4 Fanless Aluminium Bi-Symmetrical Chassis
Approximately every 10 years or so a product is released that defies belief. It scream quality and is utterly gorgeous, the Streacom DB4 is this decade's product!
The DB4 is a design masterpiece featuring a bisymmetrical design that blurs the lines between technology and art. 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 Streacom's characteristically understated design tone.
- A manufacturing masterpiece featuring a bi-symmetrical design
- Full aluminium body
- Passively cooled CPU and power supply
- Compatible with mini-ITX motherboards
Key to its design are the identical sides of the case which 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 top of the chassis features a matt black PVC cover that has cutouts on each edge to allow heat to escape.
Motherboard compatibility has been address and the DB4 solves one of the biggest complexities of building a fanless case. 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.
The existing CPU mount has also been re-engineered to be adjustable and universally compatible with any current desktop 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 the ST-F12C, components are fitted using a universal bracket system that supports, drives, heatsink 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 length, 110mm height), up to 5 x 3.5" or 12 x 2.5" drives (lots of combinations in between), and can be powered by their ST-ZF240 or Nano Series PSU solutions.
|Chassis Material||Premium Grade (6063) All Aluminium, 4mm Thick Extruded Panels|
|Available Colours||Silver – Sandblast Finish|
|Drive Capacity||Maximum 5 x 3.5" or 12 x 2.5" (six SSD/HDD brackets supplied) *|
|Optical Drive Bays||Requires ST-DB4ODD optical kit for slim slot loading drive|
|Expansion Slot||2 x Full Height Slots (max 200mm Length, 110mm Height) †|
|USB Ports||2 x USB3.0, Bottom Facing|
|Cooling||4x 6mm Heatpipes with 65W per Side Panel, Expandable to 110W (requires ST-LH6) ‡|
|External Dimensions||260 x 260 x 270mm (W x D x H)|
|Power Supply||ST-ZF240 or Nano Series PSU (not included)|
- *Many different combinations of both.
- †Pay attention to the AUX Power Connector orientation on the graphics card as this could increase the total height above the 116mm limit.
- ‡As with any passive cooling solution, environmental conditions will have an impact on the performance. A location with adequate air flow and moderate ambient room temperature is required.