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Hardware Streamcom ST-FC5S EVO WS Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 29 May 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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    I want one of these so much but really would prefer a slightly taller one that fitted more HDDs. Either way can't buy them out here NOOOOOOOOOOOOooooo
     
  3. C4B12

    C4B12 Minimalistic PC's

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    Nice review. Im working with a Streacom F1C Evo right now, they make good qualite cases. :)
     
  4. Shirty

    Shirty Time travelling rogue Super Moderator

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    This would look great under my silver TV. But the price would need to come down by 50% before I'd even consider it.
     
  5. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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    You want more hdds?! It doesnt have to be youe only computer you know. ;)
     
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    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    These cases are ace. I've got a predecessor, I guess you'd call it, of these cases. It's one of the HFx Classic cases. It's truly brilliant. I'd agree with Shirty, mind - they're expensive!
     
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    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Gorgeous, I'd have to have the slot-loading version though, don't see the point in an HTPC that can't do BR/DVD.
     
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    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Quite! No streaming service can (yet) match the bit-rate (and therefore quality) of Blu-Ray!
     
  9. abezors

    abezors Lurking since '08

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    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    There's a typo in this thread title - the company name is 'STREACOM', not 'STREAMCOM' :)
     
  11. SchizoFrog

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    I find the swing of opinions really hard to follow some times. A week ago people couldn't wait to state their absolute disgust at Microsoft's design for the XBox One but now they seem eager to state their love for this £200 case that looks like it fell of a washing machine or the back of a fridge.
    OK, the design features innovative cooling but even that is seriously limiting and certainly now worth the price tag in my opinion.
     
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    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    These look like high-end monoblock hi-fi amps, though...
     
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    Very true, a friend had an Alpine amp in the back of his car that looked a lot like this... but that was in '98 and the car was an Escort XR3i.
     
  14. amagriva

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    nice rewiew but...where is the case ? With that white background I've seen only hardware floating in a blinding white-out. Maybe it comes in black too if you're not able doing white balance on cameras...
     
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    The price of aluminium would make that prohibitive unfortunately.

    I want it to be my server/HTPC. I want 1xSSD and two separate RAID arrays so I can remove all HDD from my bedroom PC. The loudest thing in it is my storage drive but equally I don't want to have to clean it out from dust every few weeks (I live inner city).

    Because it's one of the very few cases that will support a decent wattage CPU absolutely passively. This isn't the same 2-tone plastic tat the Xbox One looks like either. Brushed alu is nice and it's 5 kilos of quality build says the review.
     
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  16. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    "A quick check in the BIOS once we booted the PC saw the CPU sitting at a fairly normal 28°C, with an ambient temperature of 20°C, making a delta T of 7°C"

    Interesting maths.
     
  17. LightningPete

    LightningPete Diagnosis: ARMAII-Holic

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    Am I the only one that thinks '' this looks like an expensive looking radiator" ?
     
  18. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    I was going to trawl up a load of links to Audiolab gear that you wouldn't find in the boot of an XR3i, but I can't be bothered to feed your pointless trolling. You don't like the case. We get it.
     
  20. GuilleAcoustic

    GuilleAcoustic Ook ? Ook !

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    ... and comparing high-end audio gears to ... a car amp :D ... that makes my heart bleed
     
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