Streacom F12C Case Review
Posted by Aaron Howe on Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 8:00am
Today we take a look at a home theater computer case, one with several key innovative features. The F12C by Streacom is designed to be for the high-end market for these kind of cases, and with its all metal construction – it does not disappoint. With support for motherboards ranging from Mini-ITX all the way up to full-sized ATX boards; and an exterior constructed from thick 4mm premium grade extruded and sandblasted aluminum panels, it creates a simple but timeless design. With a unique hardware mounting system, and an equally innovative top panel release mechanism; this case is guaranteed to be an attractive spectacle for anyone interested in the design aspect of computer cases.
Streacom’s take on the F12C
“The F12C is our first case designed to accept all standard ATX hardware, but of course being Streacom, the design is anything but standard. The ultra-minimalist exterior is made from 4mm thick premium grade extruded aluminium panels which are sandblast finished to create this simple but timeless design.
The unique design isn’t just skin deep, we have developed a new drive and fan mounting system that does away with traditional fixed location bays, making this case incredibly adaptable and configurable. Drives and fans can be mounted anywhere along both sides of the case and at virtually any orientation. This allows you to mix, match and perfectly position drives and fans for optimal cooling and hardware compatibility.
There is an additional upper mounting rail which is designed for fans and water cooling radiators, and combined with side panel venting, provides incredible amounts of cooling potential. Fan grills have been specially chosen to filter dust whilst maximising airflow and can all be externally removed for easy cleaning.
The open internal structure and flexible design allows for oversized PSU’s, 310mm long expansion cards, and 140mm + 2x120mm water cooling whilst still maintaining a footprint of just 420x320x184mm, making it perfectly suited for the high end home entertainment system.”