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We know that many ITX builders have expressed concerns as to whether or not their builds can fit a brand-new NVIDIA RTX 30 Series card. It is a reasonable concern when factoring increased sizes and cooling needs. The folks over at OC3D spotted this latest offering from Streacom. Streacom is not a common name here in the US, but it has been manufacturing PC products since 2010. It specializes in passively cooled designs while focusing on unique engineering approaches. This latest is very reminiscent of some Mac designs while having its own identity. Meet the new Streacom DA2 V2 Mini-ITX chassis.

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History

Streacom was founded in 2010 by a small but experienced team that shared a common vision of producing uniquely designed and engineered computer cases. With our head office in Holland and the manufacturing base in China, we entered the market by focusing on SFF and passively cooled products all made from premium grade aluminum. This combination of premium quality and compact design has established Streacom as a global player in the PC component market and earned us a reputation for making stylish well-crafted products.

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Cooling

This small form factor (SFF) design is kept simple and clean, offering a variety of options. Airflow is of paramount concern, as is the ability for liquid cooling solutions. This case could feature either a single 280 mm radiator or two 140 mm radiators. That is not the biggest but definitely enough to take on some major tasks, as our David Schroth has reviewed some that could potentially do the job in recent months.

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With the release of the RTX 3000 series cards and its radical cooler design, the DA2 has a clear advantage compared with sandwich-style case layouts that are not optimal for this airflow configuration. The DA2 provides unrestricted access to fresh air from below the case, the optional rear case fan removes warm air being blown upwards from the rear GPU fan and even the SFX PSU can be rotated 90 degrees to assist with that.

The good news on this case doesn’t stop with modularity and cooling options. Take a close look at this spec sheet and you’ll see how they even brag about not including RGB. It should also be noted that this case is available in both black and silver. Those wanting or needing to keep to a particular aesthetic needn’t worry about being trapped in silver.

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Specifications

  • Form Factor: SFF Mini Tower
  • Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX, Mini-DTX
  • CPU Cooler Max Height: 145mm
  • PCI Support: Dual Slot, 330x150x50mm (LxWxH)
  • Water Cooling Support: 120 to 280mm
  • Fan Support: 40 to 180mm, 92mm (Rear)
  • Drive Support: 3 x 3.5″ or 6 x 2.5″ (/Bracket)
  • PSU Support: SFX, SFX-L, and ATX
  • Front Port: USB Type-C (3.0 upgradeable to 3.1)
  • External Dimensions: 340 x 286 x 180mm, 17.5ℓ
  • Primary Material: Aluminium 6063
  • Finish: Sandblast, Silver or Black
  • RGB Lighting: Still no RGB!
  • Weight: 3.9kg

Depending on the selection of GPU, motherboard, or PSU, users may have some configuration limits, but this is somewhat normal for building in an SFF case. Builders probably won’t be able to fit the behemoth 3.75-slot cards coming out now, but this case has plenty of options for smaller solutions. Prices for the DA2 V2 have not been announced yet, but Streacom is available globally from many different retailers that you can find here.

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Peter Brosdahl

As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my...

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8 Comments

  1. The price is a bit much, while I like the case, I’d personally go the Cooler Master NR200 route for $80 over the Streacom $250 price tag.

  2. [QUOTE=”Dogsofjune, post: 18888, member: 168″]
    The price is a bit much, while I like the case, I’d personally go the Cooler Master NR200 route for $80 over the Streacom $250 price tag.
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    It’s not cheap, one would assume top notch materials and build quality tho, so could be worth it to those that care about that.

  3. [QUOTE=”Dogsofjune, post: 18919, member: 168″]
    We all know what happens with assumptions….
    [/QUOTE]
    well, some mostly good news, I read a review for v1 of this case and they mostly praised the quality except for some acrylic parts(not bad but worth critiquing, and during assembly, the wires kept slipping off the power button in the case when they bumped them. Otherwise, they really praised the quality of it.

  4. [QUOTE=”Peter_Brosdahl, post: 18930, member: 87″]
    well, some mostly good news, I read a review for v1 of this case and they mostly praised the quality except for some acrylic parts(not bad but worth critiquing, and during assembly, the wires kept slipping off the power button in the case when they bumped them. Otherwise, they really praised the quality of it.
    [/QUOTE]
    Wires slipping off, that can be fixed easily enough.

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