Description

This is the smallest build I've ever attempted. These Streacom cases are high quality, only if they were more widely accessible I'd imagine they'd be a big hit in the PC community.

CPU: I wanted to try the Skylake. Since my PICO PSU limited my power, I settled with the i3-6100. Since this PC is for mostly streaming and light-medium gaming. This CPU is the answer to all these things, I might even use it for my second HTPC build I plan on doing.

CPU COOLER: This cooler is amazing. Its my first Noctua, definitely won't be my last. This thing is soooo quiet, you can't even hear it running from a foot away.(Or my hearing is just so bad, but oh well)

MOBO: I originally bought a ASrock H170 board, but I made a dumby mistake and realized it only had a 20 pin atx header and not the 24 pin my pico psu has. Short story, went to my local Microcenter and walked out with this MOBO. Microcenter matched the lowest internet price so I got it for right around $155

RAM: Since the MOBO I purchased takes DDR4, I bought a couple sticks of 2133. I am partial to Kingston RAM, I've used them on nearly all my builds. Dont know why, just am.

SSD: Not much to say here that other ppl haven't. Great SSD, its my first samsung SSD, won't be my last either.

CASE: The Streacom F1C EVO WS is a beautiful case. Brushed aluminum and super small. They do make fanless cases for each of their models as well. Was easy to work around inside. Good luck finding a American web site that carries exactly the case you want.

Comments

  • 35 months ago
  • 3 points

Hi! Really nice build. I've been thinking about building something similar and I already have some of the parts in my current pc. I'm wondering if you have had any issues using only a 4-pin ATX 12v cable given that your motherboard have a 8-pin ATX 12v connector. I have the same motherboard but I'm a bit concerned about the pico-psu only having a 4-pin ATX 12v cabel.

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Also looking for this answer.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Nice little build, I like it. That motherboard is super overkill, though.

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Yes it is. I'll eventually take it out and use it in my other HTPC build I'll be doing in a Fractal Design Node 202 and pair it with a GTX 960.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Damn this case is awesome! I never heard of Streacom before and now I really wanna build in one... nicely done!

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

Yeah I had never heard of them either. I knew I wanted a small small case but nothing cheap and plastic. After doing some research I found this on a google image search and fell in love with them. They are pretty hard to find in the US.

  • 49 months ago
  • 1 point

Streacom are great, love this case! (Easy to get here in the UK — Quiet PC supply the full range i think, for anyone who's interested)

I'm also using that cpu cooler on my htpc, it's amazingly quiet and effective, good choice!

+1 for an awesome little build! What do you plan to use this for?

  • 49 months ago
  • 2 points

We're using it in our living room as a replacement of our cable box. So mainly streaming/downloading movies. I also use it for some gaming. I'm going to be using emulators with it as well.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm considering a very similar build; same CPU and SSD, double the RAM, changing the mobo to Asus H170i, but wanted to go with passive cooling so using the Streacom FC8OD and the 120W nanoPSU. I would have thought the ATX header can have the last 4 detach to become a 20 pin header, no? Calling QuietPC/Streacom (suspect they're the same company) tomorrow. Will link my build here when it's done if you want.

How's it running?

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

So far so good. I had a extra 40mm fan to bring in fresh air. I took it out and the temp still remains low. With the noctua cpu cooler, this thing is dead silent. For the purposes of the build its been operating flawlessly. The CPU is just awesome. Theres really no complaints I have.

  • 45 months ago
  • 1 point

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/b/v8pbt6

Mostly pretty happy with it, internet connection not good enough for my purposes at the moment though!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Hi, nice build! I'm thinking of doing something very similar. I notice you used the streacom 150W nanoPSU. I read here: http://www.quietpc.com/st-nano-psus?gclid=CPSWj-DZs8sCFRUTGwodJ64AMw that this doesn't work with ITX mobos, while the 120W version does. Did you definitely use the 150W psu? And if so I assume you had no issues? I'm thinking of a build with an i5 6600 and 16GB of RAM so I need the 150W psu (this might even be cutting it a bit fine anyway, I haven't given it too much though yet)

Cheers.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes I went with the 150w psu, I haven't had any issues thank goodness.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok that's good to know. Thanks!

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

I've even tried to purposely go under heavy load by playing games the i3 might have issues running and I still couldn't get the psu you go over so. Seems like I got a good one out of the batch.

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

Ok. Well, the 160W picopsu that minibox make should work too so i might just play safe and get that if i use a different motherboard. If i go with the asus z170i then perhaps i'll get the same psu as you. Thanks again

  • 47 months ago
  • 1 point

No problem, post again once you complete your build. I love seeing these ultra small streacom builds.

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Does a stock Intel cooler fit in there?

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

I believe it does. But I'd highly recommend the one I used. So quiet

  • 42 months ago
  • 1 point

Thanks!