Streacom has designed a new Mini-ITX fanless case in a small form factor of just 5L. The DB1 is Streacom’s “most compact fanless case”, giving up to “45W of cooling”, making it the perfect case for power-efficient systems based on the likes of the latest Ryzen APUs and Intel CPUs with integrated graphics.
Measuring in at 222 x 222 x 101mm, the DB1 is made using 4 mm thick aluminium panels, solid aluminium pillars, and a 21mm “thick extruded heatsink”. All the construction components are made using CNC milling and feature an anodized/sandblasted finishing. The 4x aluminium pillars connect the heatsink and the side panel while also holding together the rear, front, upper, and lower panels.
The CPU cooling is made by the case itself by using the same copper CPU shim, adjustable CPU mount and heatsink mount as Streacom’s DB4. The heat generated by the CPU is transferred to the heatsink (side panel) through 6mm copper heat pipes, which is then dissipated to the rest of the case and its surroundings.
The CPU mount is compatible with “all current desktop sockets”, but there’s also an optional CPU mount to further increase the compatibility to other less known sockets. The included front I/O module only has a single port USB-A port, but users can replace it with another module featuring a USB-C or or faster USB standards.
To power such a small case, Streacom also developed the 90W Nano90 PSU. The small Nano90 PSU is plugged directly into the 24-pin power connector of a motherboard, reducing the overall space needed to place a PSU thanks to its compact size.
The Streacom DB1 chassis and Nano90 PSU will be available in Q1 2021, priced at €109/$129 and €68/$79, respectively. You can learn more about the Streacom DB1 HERE.
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