FC10 EVO Black Full Aluminium Fanless ChassisDiscontinued
FC10OD Silver Full Aluminium Fanless ChassisDiscontinued
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Streacom FC10 Full Aluminium Fanless Chassis Ultra
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 theatre setup. The all-aluminium 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.
- Fully fanless HTPC chassis
- Direct touch passive CPU cooler
- Two USB 3.0 ports (requires SC30 cable)
- New universal optical drive eject mechanism
- Compatible with Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and Full Size ATX motherboards
Many home theatre chassis are finished with the brushed aluminium effect, but the FC10 is not like other home theatre chassis. Streacom have finished the FC5 in a very fine shot-blasted finish which gives an elegant pitted look to the aluminium 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 aluminium 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 under the heatpipes otherwise the nano / pico PSU adapter will obstruct the them and it will prevent the CPU block from being fitted.
Note: Although it is stated that the overall cooling ability of the case is 95W, we strongly advise using a processor with a TDP of 65W or lower to avoid using more power than the Nano-PSU can provide. We have a selection of Intel LGA1150 CPUs available that produce 65W or lower which can be found here.
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 Nano PSU which can provide up to 150W of power. This is more than enough to power a CPU that has a TDP of 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.
Alternatively, Streacom now has available a 240W Internal fanless PSU, the ST-ZF240. That extra 90W (compared to the Nano-PSU) will allow for even more drives to be connected to the system or you may want to opt for a CPU that has a maximum TDP of 95W for greater performance. The ZF240 works best when installed into the chassis.
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, take a look at the available drives here.
Remote Control - If you wish to take control of the PC with the use of a remote control, then look no further than the Streacom Flirc IR receiver. 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.
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|Specifications||FC10 EVO Black||FC10OD Silver|
|Chassis Material||All aluminium, extruded fabrication||All aluminium, extruded fabrication|
|Chassis Finish||Fine sandblast||Fine sandblast|
|Motherboard Support||Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and Full Size ATX||Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and Full Size ATX|
|Hard Drive Bays||2 x 3.5″ Drive + 3 x 2.5″||2 x 3.5″ Drive + 3 x 2.5″|
|Optical Drive Bays||1 x Slim slot loading drive, left or right eject button||1 x Slim slot loading drive, left or right eject button|
|Expansion Slot||2 x full height expansion slots (riser cable required)||2 x full height expansion slots (riser cable required)|
|Expansion Card Maximum Length||180mm||180mm|
|USB Ports||2 x Side Facing (USB3.0 Ready, cable sold separately)||2 x Side Facing (USB3.0 Ready, cable sold separately)|
|Cooling||Passive Heatpipe Direct Touch Solution||Passive Heatpipe Direct Touch Solution|
|Dimension||440 x 319 x 110mm (W x D x H)||440 x 319 x 110mm (W x D x H)|
|Remote Control||MCE Compatible IR Receiver & Remote (not Included)||MCE Compatible IR Receiver & Remote (not Included)|
|Warranty||24 months||24 months|
|Specifications||FC10 EVO Black||FC10OD Silver|
|Chassis Material||All aluminium, extruded fabrication|
|Chassis Finish||Fine sandblast|
|Motherboard Support||Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and Full Size ATX|
|Hard Drive Bays||2 x 3.5″ Drive + 3 x 2.5″|
|Optical Drive Bays||1 x Slim slot loading drive, left or right eject button|
|Expansion Slot||2 x full height expansion slots (riser cable required)|
|Expansion Card Maximum Length||180mm|
|USB Ports||2 x Side Facing (USB3.0 Ready, cable sold separately)|
|Cooling||Passive Heatpipe Direct Touch Solution|
|Dimension||440 x 319 x 110mm (W x D x H)|
|Remote Control||MCE Compatible IR Receiver & Remote (not Included)|
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