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F1CWS EVO Silver ITX Aluminium Chassis, no optical
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F1COD EVO Silver ITX Aluminium Chassis
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Streacom F1C EVO Mini Home Theatre Aluminium Chassis

Measuring only 197 x 197 x 75mm, Streacom’s new F1C EVO is the perfect Home Theatre PC chassis if space is a premium or minimal looks are preferred.

Features

  1. Air cooled mini HTPC chassis
  2. 100% aluminium with brushed finish
  3. Ideal for media centre system
  4. Compatible with Mini ITX motherboards

Streacom’s F1C EVO is the smallest chassis we offer. It will look great in any audio visual system or home theatre, due to being made entirely from aluminium. The surface is sand-blasted and treated with anodic oxidation which prevents any unsightly finger-prints from ruining the look of the case.

The F1C EVO WS has no optical drive slot, meaning it can accommodate either three 2.5” hard drive/SSD’s or one 3.5” hard drive and one 2.5” hard drive/SSD. Although it belongs to the mini-series family, the powerful storage options available make these cases more convenient and useful. With its gorgeous looks and generous specifications, the F1C EVO is a great Mini-ITX chassis.

Recommended Components

Streacom has 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 F1C EVO is only compatible with Mini ITX motherboards. Because the chassis is air-cooled, there are no limitations regarding the TDP of the chosen CPU however, to keep temperatures down in a confined case like this, we would recommend using processors no higher than 35W. The only issue to consider is the size of the CPU cooler which may dictate the CPU to use. Due to the size of the chassis, it is only possible to install a CPU cooler no taller than 34mm. The Gelid Silence iPlus for Intel and the Slim Silence A-PLUS for AMD are CPU coolers that will fit the chassis; both available from Quiet PC. Also worthy of consideration are Noctua’s NH-L9i (for Intel) and NH-L9a (for AMD) low profile CPU coolers.

Power Supply - We recommend using a fanless nanoPSU which can provide up to 160W of power. This is more than enough to power a CPU that has a TDP of sub 65W along with suitable peripherals. It is recommended not to overload the number of peripherals; three HDDs/SSDs (or one SSD and one HDD) and obviously a motherboard should not be a problem for this miniature PSU.

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SpecificationsF1COD EVO BlackF1COD EVO SilverF1CWS EVO BlackF1CWS EVO Silver
Manufacturer Product CodeST-F1CB-OPT-EVO ST-F1CS-OPT-EVO ST-F1CB-EVO ST-F1CS-EVO
MaterialAll aluminium, 3.5mm thick, one piece extruded body All aluminium, 3.5mm thick, one piece extruded body All aluminium, 3.5mm thick, one piece extruded body All aluminium, 3.5mm thick, one piece extruded body
Motherboard SupportMini ITX Mini ITX Mini ITX Mini ITX
Hard Drive Bays3 x 2.5” 3 x 2.5” 3 x 2.5” or 1 x 3.5” and 1 x 2.5” 3 x 2.5” or 1 x 3.5” and 1 x 2.5”
Optical Drive Bays1 x Slim slot loading drive, universal eject button 1 x Slim slot loading drive, universal eject button None None
Cooling1 x 40x40x10mm or 1 x 60x60x10mm Fan (not included) 1 x 40x40x10mm or 1 x 60x60x10mm Fan (not included) 1 x 40x40x10mm or 1 x 60x60x10mm Fan (not included) 1 x 40x40x10mm or 1 x 60x60x10mm Fan (not included)
Max CPU cooler height34mm with one SSD only, (24mm with 2nd SSD installed) 34mm with one SSD only, (24mm with 2nd SSD installed) 34mm with one SSD only, (24mm with 2nd SSD installed) 34mm with one SSD only, (24mm with 2nd SSD installed)
Dimension (W x D x H)197 x 197 x 77mm 197 x 197 x 77mm 197 x 197 x 77mm 197 x 197 x 77mm
Power SupplyNone - consider a 150W Nano PSU None - consider a 150W Nano PSU None - consider Streacom’s Nano PSUs None - consider Streacom’s Nano PSUs
Remote controlNone - consider Streacom’s Flirc None - consider Streacom’s Flirc
Net Weight1.6KG 1.6KG 1.6KG 1.6KG
Warranty24 months 24 months 24 months 24 months
EAN barcode8718469090297 8718469090303 8718469090686 8718469090693
SpecificationsF1COD EVO BlackF1COD EVO SilverF1CWS EVO BlackF1CWS EVO Silver
Manufacturer Product CodeST-F1CB-OPT-EVO ST-F1CS-OPT-EVO ST-F1CB-EVO ST-F1CS-EVO
MaterialAll aluminium, 3.5mm thick, one piece extruded body
Motherboard SupportMini ITX
Hard Drive Bays3 x 2.5” 3 x 2.5” or 1 x 3.5” and 1 x 2.5”
Optical Drive Bays1 x Slim slot loading drive, universal eject button None
Cooling1 x 40x40x10mm or 1 x 60x60x10mm Fan (not included)
Max CPU cooler height34mm with one SSD only, (24mm with 2nd SSD installed)
Dimension (W x D x H)197 x 197 x 77mm
Power SupplyNone - consider a 150W Nano PSU None - consider Streacom’s Nano PSUs
Remote controlNone - consider Streacom’s Flirc
Net Weight1.6KG
Warranty24 months
EAN barcode8718469090297 8718469090303 8718469090686 8718469090693

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Quiet - but don't push it

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I bought this case thinking it would be an unobtrusive HTPC if partnered with a Core i3 2100T and Gelid Silence iPlus (one of two recommended low profile CPU coolers). The resting fan speed is about 1500RPM and you can’t hear it but put the machine under stress (1080p decoding for example) and the noise becomes distracting. By removing the optical drive and mounting the hard drive sideways I’ve been able to increase the airflow by freeing up space above the cooler but the fan still kicks in sometimes.

Can’t complain though, the case makes no claims to be silent.

Take care...

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This is a nice chassis, but its utility is compromised by the poor market availability of slim slot-loading DVD rewriters. The writers which have previously been recommended and sold by QuietPC are now end-of-life and it seems that no substitute DVD drivers are being suggested or stocked by this retailer.

Quiet PC replied on 10th December 2014

Thanks for your comments Paul. You’re right in saying that slot-load DVD rewriters have been hard to source recently. However, we have recently located some stock of the Sony AD-7640S so we will have plenty of those available again soon.

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Delivered well before estimated date. Excellent product. Even the managing director is on hand for technical advice. Replacement parts were ordered and delivered - no quibbles.
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