The Streacom FC5 is unique chassis, that does exactly what it's supposed to do. Since the arrival of SSDs, the completely silent computer has become reality, and the passive cooling performance of this case is more than adequate for this. The asking price of £180 is high, but decent HTPC chassis do easily cost £80 or more, to which you also need to add a reasonably good CPU cooler. Those slightly more affordable options will also take up more space than the FC5, which has a very low profile.
This is a very innovative product that offers quite a bit of flexibility when it comes to choosing a motherboard. There are limitations, but far less so than previous comparable chassis. If you are looking to assemble a very high-end, sharp-looking and completely silent HTPC, then this is what you want.
The Streacom FC5 earns the Hardware.Info Gold Award.