The Ultimate Compact PC (2019) – Streacom DA2 Review

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34 Comments on “The Ultimate Compact PC (2019) – Streacom DA2 Review”

  1. "Small" form factor with a 18L sized case. I'd really like to see LTT do a sub 10L build. Also it would be amazing if Streacom had something sizewise between the DA2 and FC2.

  2. You guys have gotta get your hands on a thermal camera… I'd LOVE to see the hotspots on the case, and then the internals with that Metro Exodus + Stress test…

  3. It's a really good case (yet not owning one, but I will), but there's one real downside: the GPU clearance allows only 50mm high cards. E.g. Asus has no RTX 2080 card that'd fit. Gigabyte and MSI have only two that may fit, barely. So basically it's only the Nvidia FEs or then just 2070s. Maybe with the bottom grille removed some larger cards could fit, I'm not sure. I believe it would really help with the GPU temps if there was room for cards with thicker heatsinks. It'd only require to make the case 10 to 20 mm higher to allow basically any card to fit.

    Oh, and you don't have to be a Mac fanboi to want that minimalistic design. But as an owner of a Dell laptop and a Cambridge Audio amplifier, this is basically the only option to get a good-looking stylistically similar PC case that'd fit bigger CPU coolers. (Ncase M1, nah. Not on the same level in visual design.)

  4. Feedback anyone? Seems like this would be fine for my office ppl to run Excel, QB, and Word, all with onboard graphics only? Comments? Forum link maybe?

  5. I find 78C for the GPU to high for water cooling with 2x 240mm radiators, i have a MSI GeForce GTX 1080 AERO 8G OC water cooled with NZXT Kraken G12 and NZXT Kraken X31, and replaced the radiator of the NZXT Kraken X31 (30mm 120mm radiator), with the Alphacool NexXxoS XT45 Full Copper 120mm (45mm radiator), and my GPU never gets above 64c, and that in the Raijintek Thetis Window case ( fantastic case BTW).

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