Streacom FC8 EVO Review

👤by David Mitchelson Comments 📅28-07-14

Product on Review: FC8 EVO
Manufacturer & Sponsor: Streacom
Street Price: £125 GBP / $190 USD

There is no denying that in the Small Form Factor (SFF) segment there is fierce competition from an assortment of contenders. Each of the computer case vendors are appear to be delving into this arena to offer up what they consider the best compact computer chassis.

Combine SFF with silence and this is the playground that many home theatre advocates seek. Today we are to put one such case under the spotlight.

FC8 EVO is a compact computer chassis which is primarily designed for the Mini-ITX form factor. Streacom has adorned this case with a luxurious all-aluminium construction to give it that premium feel and to ensure it sits in pride of place beside other gadgets in the living room… or den!

Streacom on their FC8 EVO
The FC8 Evo is the next iteration of our acclaimed FC8 fanless chassis and with it comes a host of improvements and refinements that keeps this chassis on the cutting edge of design and performance.

The ultra-efficient heatsink has now been paired with our new direct touch heatpipes for even better cooling performance. The high grade aluminium extrusion is now finished with a fine sandblast texture and the front USB ports have been upgraded to support USB3.0*. Internal changes include easier drive assembly, support for an additional 2.5” drive and a universal optical drive eject button for added compatibility.

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