Streacom ST-F12CS Aluminium ATX HTPC Chassis

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Complete System


Building a system inside this chassis was an absolute breeze, there’s so much room to work with! There’s no restriction on the size of the PSU, which is always a nice thing to have, as it means we’ve got no conflicts with modular cable connectors and plenty of room to bundle excess cables should you need to. What is missing, is the lack of cable tie loops to help with cable management, but as you can see, it’s still easy to get a tidy looking build.

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Installing the rather large Sapphire R9 270X graphics card was a close call, there’s just 2mm of clearance here.

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As the famous internet cats say “if I fits, I sits” and that’s the case here, more than enough room for many of the biggest graphics cards on the market and that’s great news for those using this as a gaming HTPC chassis.

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There’s even room for another GPU should you feel the need and that ventilation on the right side panel is great for cooling and additional fans should you feel the need; personally, I think this chassis has superb passive airflow too, so it’s up to you how much extra cooling your components actually need.

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There’s a good amount of room for a decent size air cooler, but you could get an AIO water cooler up top if you’re feeling adventurous. Personally, I’d be tempted to look into a passive-cooled solution for HTPC use and there’s certainly enough room to do so.

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All panels back in place and the whole thing looks as sleek and clean as it did when I took it out of the box; this would make a stunning addition to any high-end home AV center.

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