First one guessed it. Well I admit it wasn't to difficult. :0)
I'm not going to go for the arctic theme though. :0)
Okay let’s go. I’m going to show you what I did in the meantime.
First of all I would like to thank Christian from Streacom
for getting a Streacom FC5
out to Germany for me before becomes officially available over here. Sadly I won’t be the only one to hold it in my hands for very long as they are coming to the German market soon – if I understood it correctly that is.
I unpacked it straight away of course. Sadly the feel of the Case doesn’t come across on the pictures.
This was in the big black box: The Streacom FC5 Case and a little accessories box.
Let’s have a look in the accessories box.
Heatpipes, heatsinks and installation material.
The heatpipes are very well made. No solder discolorations and very clean tips. Now let’s see how good the case is.
Here‘s the beauty:
I’ve got the silver one – there is also a black one. It has a great feal to it. The silky matte blasted finish looks really nice. Everything that you can touch is made of metal, even all of the buttons. Not what you see very often.
Let’s see if everything on the inside is as nice as on the outside. Five little screws later and you can take off the lid (made of 2.5 mm thick aluminium!)
First thing you notice is that apart from a few rubber-decouplings, a PCB and a Cable, it’s all made of metal on the inside too. It has enough room for a mATX Motherboard. The huge cooling fins really stand out too.
Yeah. Thats right 10 mm pure Aluminium. No plastics, no bent aluminium, 10 mm pure aluminium. :0)
The sides with the cooling fins are over 40 mm thick on the widest area of the slimmest side. Pure aluminium here again. That’s what I call quality.
So let’s take it all apart. The ODD-Tray first.
There we have all the parts. And I found something that’s not made of metal. The rubber on the feet.
Well the rest of the foot is made of pure aluminium.
Okay taken it all apart now. Let’s get on to the rest.
I orderd this stuf fas well… what could it be?... well the name says it all really.
Jep! A PicoPSU + and an external Power Supply. Passiv Power Supply – CHECK!
What could that be? Well, what could still be missing?
And this is where the first proper work began – reverse engineering…
And the result:
My - well for me at least – new idea is to rebuild the FC5 completely in CAD. Then I want to show you what I want to do in CAD first and then try to do it in real.
Status CAD today: ca. 80%
Still has a bit of time though as all of the rest of my hardware still has not arrived – still waiting for quite a few things. :0(
Could also be that I can’t solely see to this project in the near future as I have applied to take part in the den we-mod-it casemoding contest
. So it could be that I have to do two projects at the same time – shouldn’t be too bad as I’ve done it before.
Thanks for reading if you got this far!
So long :0)