Streacom FC9 Alpha Fanless Chassis Review: Page 2 of 7

Posted by Paul Malfy on Friday, July 29, 2016 - 8:00am

Specification and Features

  • Material: Premium Grade (6063) All Aluminum, 4mm thick Extruded Panels
  • Available Colors: Silver or Black
  • Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX or Micro ATX
  • Optical Bay: Slim Slot Loading (FC9 Optical Version Only)
  • Hard Drive Support: up to 3 3.5” or 2.5” HDD or SSD
  • Expansion Slots: 3 low profile expansion slots 156mm max length
  • USB Ports: 2 x USB 3.o
  • Cooling: Heat pipe Direct Touch 4 Pipes – Recommended CPU TDP 65W, Max TDP 95W**
  • External Dimensions: 348 x 289 x 100mm (W x D x H, 109mm including feet)
  • Internal Dimensions: 288 x 280 x 93mm (W x D x H)
  • Power Supply: ZF240 or Nano Series PSU (Not Included)
  • Remote Control: FLirc or IRRC Solutions (not Included)
  • Net Weight: 4.4KG

Features

The FC9 Alpha is constructed entirely out of premium grade 6063 aluminum and is one solid piece of machined beauty. Its cooling system consists of 4 copper heat pipes and has a recommended CPU TDP 65W and a max TDP 95W. However, with proper ventilation and air flow, it can handle. The model I have supports a slim slot loading optical drive as well as an infrared remote control, both of which are sold separately. The FC9 Alpha sports 2 USB 3.0 headers. One on the left and the other on the right side of the chassis. If your board doesn’t support USB 3.0, you can buy a USB 2 to USB 3 convertor. Aside from the USB 3, the FC9 Alpha has a spot for a slot loading slim DVD or Blu-Ray drive. You can also use a universal remote controlusing the FLirc or IRRC Solutions which are sold separately as well as is the optical drive. The FC9 Alpha can support up to 3 x 3.5” hard drives and 3 x 2.5” hard drives or SSDs. The FC9 Alpha requires a ZF240 or Nano Series power supply. However, they are sold separate. This chassis offers 3 low profile expansion slots. These are perfect for low end GPUs or a TV tuner card. 

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