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Streacom FC5 ALPHA Full Aluminium Low Profile Fanless Chassis

The shot-blasted FC5 makes its presence known in the HTPC market with its low profile look, fanless cooling and 100% aluminium construction! Looking for a new HTPC case? You just might have found it!

Features

  1. Build a completely fanless media centre PC
  2. Extremely low profile chassis
  3. Supplied with fanless heatpiped CPU cooler
  4. Side heatsinks cool CPU without the need of fans
  5. Compatible with full size ATX motherboards or smaller

The new FC5 ALPHA follows in its predecessors footsteps with the same minimalist styling, the updated version 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 optimise 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. A single USB3 port is now located on both sides of the case for easier access and balance.

Many home theatre chassis are finished with the brushed aluminium effect, but the FC5 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.

Recommended Components

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 FC5 ALPHA is compatible with Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and ATX motherboards. Depending which motherboard you opt for will determine how many HDD/SSDs can be installed (more info on this below) and 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 the red shaded section in the image below) or any tall heatsinks are located in this area otherwise the Nano-PSU adapter may obstruct the heatpipes, preventing the CPU block from being fitted correctly.

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 too much power than the Nano-PSU can provide. We have a selection of Intel and AMD CPUs available that produce 65W or lower which can be found here.

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), 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 FC5 chassis.

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.

SSD/Hard Disk Drives - The FC5 cases can house many drive combinations depending on which size motherboard is fitted or which PSU is used. The instructions from Streacom’s website go through in detail the options that are available. It is highly recommend that you take a look at the images below, or alternative feel free to look at the instructions.

FC5 Image Gallery


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SpecificationsFC5WS ALPHA SilverFC5WS ALPHA Black
Manufacturer Product CodeST-FC5S-ALPHA ST-FC5B-ALPHA
Chassis Material Premium Grade (6063) All Aluminium, 10mm Thick Front Panel Premium Grade (6063) All Aluminium, 10mm Thick Front Panel
Drive Capacity Minimum 1x 3.5” + 2x 2.5”, Maximum 3x 3.5” or 6x 2.5" Minimum 1x 3.5” + 2x 2.5”, Maximum 3x 3.5” or 6x 2.5"
Optical Drive Capacity 1x Slim Slot Loading Drive (FC5OD Version Only) 1x Slim Slot Loading Drive (FC5OD Version Only)
USB Ports 2x USB3.0, Left & Right Side 2x USB3.0, Left & Right Side
Expansion Slot 1x Full Height Expansion Card, Flexible PCI-E Riser Required 1x Full Height Expansion Card, Flexible PCI-E Riser Required
Cooling Heatpipe Direct Touch 4 Pipes – Recommended CPU TDP 65W, Max TDP 95W with good airflow Heatpipe Direct Touch 4 Pipes – Recommended CPU TDP 65W, Max TDP 95W with good airflow
Socket CompatibilityIntel LGA1151 and AMD FM1/2, AM2/3/4 Intel LGA1151 and AMD FM1/2, AM2/3/4
Dimension (W x D x H)435 x 325 x 60mm, 450mm Width Front Panel 435 x 325 x 60mm, 450mm Width Front Panel
Power Supply Streacom ZF240 or Nano PSU (Not Included) Streacom ZF240 or Nano PSU (Not Included)
IR Receiver Streacom Flirc (Not Included) Streacom Flirc (Not Included)
Net Weight 4.2KG 4.2KG
Warranty24 months 24 months
EAN barcode8718469090891 8718469090884
SpecificationsFC5WS ALPHA SilverFC5WS ALPHA Black
Manufacturer Product CodeST-FC5S-ALPHA ST-FC5B-ALPHA
Chassis Material Premium Grade (6063) All Aluminium, 10mm Thick Front Panel
Drive Capacity Minimum 1x 3.5” + 2x 2.5”, Maximum 3x 3.5” or 6x 2.5"
Optical Drive Capacity 1x Slim Slot Loading Drive (FC5OD Version Only)
USB Ports 2x USB3.0, Left & Right Side
Expansion Slot 1x Full Height Expansion Card, Flexible PCI-E Riser Required
Cooling Heatpipe Direct Touch 4 Pipes – Recommended CPU TDP 65W, Max TDP 95W with good airflow
Socket CompatibilityIntel LGA1151 and AMD FM1/2, AM2/3/4
Dimension (W x D x H)435 x 325 x 60mm, 450mm Width Front Panel
Power Supply Streacom ZF240 or Nano PSU (Not Included)
IR Receiver Streacom Flirc (Not Included)
Net Weight 4.2KG
Warranty24 months
EAN barcode8718469090891 8718469090884

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Not as difficult as I thought

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I’ve been meaning to buy an FC5 for some time now but none of my gaming motherboards would fit in it. In the end I plumped for an Asus B365M-A, which had space for the heatpipes and two M.2 slots on the top with easy access. It all went together faster than I thought, once I’d read the instructions and watched an excellent video on Youtube called “Building a Fully Silent Fanless PC - Streacom FC8 Audiophile PC” which helped considerably. It’s all set up now and looks great.

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“Purchase of a Serenity Series Quiet PC”

“I confess its still early days as I received my PC the day I went on holiday and have only just returned. I’m no PC expert but having decided to buy the above PC I had Windows 8.1 64 bit installed as my operating system so I am still finding my way around. I have managed to connect to my mail, install new drivers for my scanner and my printer, so far so good.

I received detailed personal assistance from the team at Quiet PC, they phoned me to discuss my needs and we agreed on a spec. There was an issue with the case initially selected as the mother board would not fit, being too long, however this was quickly rectified and a rebate provided without any issues by Quiet PC. The build occurred within the indicated time and the unit delivered in line with the email sent confirming it had been built and tested.

So even though its early days the PC is indeed very Quite and very fast - I would highly recommend this Company and this PC.”

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