Rated 5 out of 5 by 2
Rated 5 out of 5 by Maru Simply perfect
I was looking for good HTPC case that would be able to house MSI GeForce GTX 980Ti for a while now. Originally I've tried the Cooltek G3 Home Theater (LN59286), but it is not tall enough to fit MSI GTX 980Ti. Ended up using it for another project and decided to bite the bullet and buy Streacom F12CB.
It is expensive, but quality is superior to anything I've seen before. Forget SilverStone or Fractal Design - Streacom is the way to go.
Black anodized aluminum chassis is simple and elegant. It looks stunning in a living room. Not too flashy to attract too much attention, but when you notice its there it does look professional.
I've manage to put ATX motherboard, 2x MSI GeForce GTX 980Ti, bulky MSI SLI adapter (LN66501), 2x120mm Noctua fans, 120mm AIO water cooler for CPU, hard drive and meaty 750w PSU. All components that otherwise would fit only into a full/mid tower case.
There is no space to put a CD/DVD drive, but I don't feel the need for one.
All filers are held in place with small but powerful magnets, making it easy to clean and almost screwless installation.
The only non standard component that I had to install was 90 degree low profile extension lead for 8pin power to GPUs.(ebay) GTX980Ti gets power from the top and cables were too thick and I was missing 2mm to fully close the lid. After I've installed extenders, it closes fine with at least 5mm gap between cables and the top lid.
15 December 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by UKYooper Very easy install; smart; not robust; external access via PCI slots only
Allows a decent size CPU cooler to be used (Arctic Freezer 11i).
Graphics card fits comfortably (4GB Asus NVIDIA GTX 970 STRIX).
The removable magnetic vent covers on the side and top look neat and make for easy access when installing, but they need treating with kid gloves - be careful when moving the case around.
Note there is no external connectivity (other than a hidden window on the front for optional IR control).
With a full size ATX board (Asus ROG Z170 Maximus VIII Ranger Skylake ATX) I couldn't fit the 140mm fan I'd planned to use on the case side; a 90mm fan fit OK though and if I'd picked a micro ATX board I may have been able to use 140mm one.
10 December 2015