Streacom FC9 HTPC Case Review
Up Close: Interior
Normally we'd split the inter section up as there's usually quite a lot to get through what with various drive bay configurations, PSU mounts and fan location. As you can see from the images below though, there's not really a lot to talk about in here. The FC9 is able to accept both Mini-ITX and Micro-ATX motherboards with the size chosen having no impact on the choice of other internal components. As we'll see when we get to the build section though you will need to be careful with regards to the location of the 24pin power connection on your boards as there's a chance of interference with the direct touch heat pipes.
Either 3x2.5" drives or 1x3.5" and 1x2.5" drives can be mounted on the drive rack. The rack is dual sided and rotates via a hinge towards the front of the case. Brackets are also provided to secure a slim line slot loading optical drive in place.
Peering into the front of the case with the drive rack rotated upwards we can see the limited wires extending from the front I/O and the USB2 ports.
Well that's it for the interior, nothing to see here...Move along now... And no skipping to the conclusion. Yes You!