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Streacom ST-FC8B EVO Mini ITX Case Review

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   Enthusiasts, hardcore gamers and professionals may prefer to use full tower PC Cases for their systems but there's really no doubt that every hardware component will get smaller as technology progresses (both Intel and AMD are aiming towards that). Of course to date the really power hungry high performance systems belong inside full towers for a variety of reasons but more and more people turn towards smaller mITX cases for their new HTPC systems which can actually be used for gaming as well something which was not really possible a few years ago. Things however don't end there and although in the market there's an abundance of midi and full tower PC Cases the same can't be said about mITX/HTPC ones especially for people who are looking for high quality solutions. Lucky for every consumer out there new manufacturers emerge all the time and although most don't jump in all at once to bring quality products into the market one of the latest players that listens to the name Streacom seems to be doing the exact opposite of that.

 

   Streacom was founded in 2010 and together with Wesena, form an elite team of experts in design, engineering, manufacturing, and distribution. All of the key individuals within our company have amassed many years of experience within the industry and understand every aspect of the business. With this experience comes the ability to deliver products that are in a class of their own. Our Mission to design, engineer, manufacture and supply a range of computer products and accessories that push the boundaries of form, function, quality and value. With a truly multinational team, we have the perfect balance of European design, Asian manufacturing and Global sales channels. This mix of influences also give us the ability to think outside of the box, pushing the design envelope, finding new and innovative solutions for our products and manufacturing processes. Our current range of products include, active and passive cooled chassis, valve amplifiers, embedded home entertainment solutions, and other complimentary computer accessories. All consumer retail products are now sold globally under the Streacom brand, with the Wesena brand being phased out and reserved for b2b applications. We offer a range of OEM/ODM services to system integrators and other businesses, with a complete ‘concept to delivered product’ solution. For all chassis related retail and OEM/ODM inquiries contact Streacom, and for all other types of manufacturing inquiry (non chassis), contact Wesena.

 

   Although Streacom has been around for slightly over 3 years we first heard of them in the beginning of this year so they are an extremely new manufacturer to us. However that matters little if at all what really matters is the quality of their products and just by looking at the FC8 EVO we feel as if they've been around for decades. You see the FC8 EVO is the only mITX case we've seen to date that is entirely made out of 3.5mm thick aluminum and makes use of that relatively unique feature to also cool the CPU resulting in a completely Fanless system. Certainly we wouldn't recommend using a six or eight core CPU with a passive/Fanless cooling solution nor would we recommend any kind of overclocking but for low/mid-end dual/quad core CPUs this smart innovation should be sufficient. However since that's not the only thing you're getting with the latest FC8 EVO time to leave our introduction page.