HTPCs or as they are more widely known as Home Theatre PCs, have become an ever popular part of people’s living rooms. Long gone are the days of low powered systems which would buckle under the onslaught of 1080p movies and HTPCs have never been as affordable as they have been recently. One of the most tedious parts of building a HTPC is usually the case; there are so many to choose from and companies are onto the popular train in bringing out new ones every couple of months.
So how does one choose a HTPC case? Is it based on performance? Is it based purely on aesthetics or is it something else altogether? Well everyone has their own needs and opinions but one company I would like to introduce you to today is Streacom.
Streacom was founded in 2010 by an elite team of designers, engineers and manufacturing experts with the intention of pushing the envelope of computer products and accessories to new and improved levels. With a range of products which includes active and passive cooled cases, amplifiers, home entertainment systems and accessories such as HTPC remotes, it is no wonder than the name on peoples lips when talking about HTPCs has been Streacom.
Today I will be taking a look at one of their HTPC grade cases, the FC9 in black. With its full aluminium frame all the way down to the 4 copper pipe passive cooling for the CPU, it should make for a very interesting review indeed. Without further ado, let’s take a look at the FC9, first starting with what Streacom has to say…
What Streacom has to say about the FC9:
From its inception, the FC9 has been envisioned to provide new levels of compatibility and performance, with a design that is nothing short of stunning. 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 FC9 is a work of art that beautifully combines form and function.