The Ultimate Compact PC (2019) - Streacom DA2 Review

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  • Published: 27 May 2019
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Comments • 1 463

  • SCUBA Steve
    SCUBA Steve  8 hours back

    linus is such a fag with his clickbait facial expressions on his thumbnails , here I am fag what do you have today fag did you get some new shoes fag?

    • Devon Strzelewicz
      Devon Strzelewicz  5 days back

      anyone know what pump that is?

      • Clay Kuppinger
        Clay Kuppinger  5 days back

        Just bought this guy. Anyone have any thoughts on running a blower style 5700xt? Ive read that blowers are better for itx cases but have no experience building one.

        • Matt Szebelledy
          Matt Szebelledy  5 days back

          ACTIVATE WINDOWS

          • Grey Fox
            Grey Fox  6 days back

            the case is prob pulling off the heat. Nice rig Linus

            • DAVID GREGORY KERR
              DAVID GREGORY KERR  1 weeks back

              What about a Micro-ITX running an A10-7800k and 64GB of DDR3 RAM and no need for a graphics card plus 100TB Data Center SSD and 1KW PSU and finally installing Windows 10

              • DAVID GREGORY KERR
                DAVID GREGORY KERR  1 weeks back

                @James That is what I am running at the minute in a DAA78L Motherboard with 16GB of DDR3 RAM with Builtin Bluetooth/WIFI and also has a Light-on DVD/RW drive that is normally used in a laptop the whole package is called the ACER TC-220 computer.

              • James
                James  1 weeks back

                DAVID GREGORY KERR the a10 7800 apu line has been discontinued and succeeded by ryzen vega graphics. Your build would work fine but changing the a10 out for a 2200g would be better

            • aa311
              aa311  1 weeks back

              how about using Bykski Mini DDC Pump Reservoir Combo instead?

              • CrazyMetal
                CrazyMetal  2 weeks back

                minimalistic, yet masculine

                • SunSir
                  SunSir  3 weeks back

                  The only thing missing here is ... a rose gold color option. ))))) LIKE!

                  • Thomas Bryde Jepsen
                    Thomas Bryde Jepsen  3 weeks back

                    Looks like the HP micro file server i have standing on my table.

                    • Thomas Bryde Jepsen
                      Thomas Bryde Jepsen  3 weeks back

                      I got the N54l with 8 GB ram. Been running a webserver on it with no hassle and low power consumption.

                    • Thomas Bryde Jepsen
                      Thomas Bryde Jepsen  3 weeks back

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8_V2w4xwQ_0

                  • nick bould
                    nick bould  3 weeks back

                    perfect for a HTPC.

                    • Takumi
                      Takumi  3 weeks back

                      I still prefer the Phanteks Evolv Shift over this case.

                      • free thinker
                        free thinker  3 weeks back

                        You could have put McGrath’s fan ( high flow 200 rpm)

                        • free thinker
                          free thinker  3 weeks back

                          Wow I love this case

                          • HangGlideTube
                            HangGlideTube  3 weeks back

                            2:12 - Is that the Schiit Magni Amp - Nice !

                            • Marian Pelmus
                              Marian Pelmus  4 weeks back

                              let's not exaggerate,
                              NFC dude has the ultimate compact case

                              • Bob Harrison
                                Bob Harrison  4 weeks back

                                so they make all these system and then put them on the self to collect dust when their done?

                                • Kym Neenan
                                  Kym Neenan  4 weeks back

                                  If you are going to build an ITX small form factor desktop. I would highly recommend a blower style GPU to exhaust all hot air out the back of the case. I am running a 2080 Turbo in a NZXT H200i. I get 144fps on a ultra wide screen at 1080p. My GPU temp stays around 73C at 70% fan speed. I also have a AIO to cool my Ryzen 2700 cpu. I have not seen the CPU exceed temps of 40C. The PC is very quite unless I’m gaming, but i would have headphones on so i cant hear the fan noise anyway.

                                  • CommentModeratorsAreNaziCunts

                                    when in 2019 they say 1440p is pushing a top end thousand dollar card hard... ffs

                                    • M K
                                      M K  4 weeks back

                                      The mini builds are my favourite. Thanks for going all out in that little thing!

                                      • Tyler
                                        Tyler  4 weeks back

                                        For $219.00, Streacom can eat a dick. A.BIG.HARD.DICK.

                                        • CzechGop
                                          CzechGop  4 weeks back

                                          It would be nice, if they made something bigger, but as modular as this one

                                          • emilik82
                                            emilik82  1 months back

                                            Naa. SST SG10 is still the best compact enthusiast case out there.

                                            • kgonepostl
                                              kgonepostl  1 months back

                                              $230!? GEEEEEET FUUUUUUUUCKED.

                                              • Andrew Frink
                                                Andrew Frink  1 months back

                                                "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.

                                                • ivymike83
                                                  ivymike83  1 months back

                                                  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...

                                                  • Valen Neptune
                                                    Valen Neptune  1 months back

                                                    I don't like the little plate under the power button and the usbc port.

                                                    • State of Aporia
                                                      State of Aporia  1 months back

                                                      $200 for a flippin ITX case... I don't think so.

                                                      • Tom Hsia
                                                        Tom Hsia  1 months back

                                                        Did Apple take some design cues from this for their Mac Pro? This and a cheese grater.

                                                        • The Illuminati
                                                          The Illuminati  1 months back

                                                          I don't hate RGB, i personally would use only white LEDs.

                                                          • Elmo Allén
                                                            Elmo Allén  1 months back

                                                            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.)

                                                            • Kevski802
                                                              Kevski802  1 months back

                                                              Thanks Seasonic for this and 5 years of power in both my at work and gaming PC

                                                              • JBrinx18
                                                                JBrinx18  1 months back

                                                                Unicorn vomit, that's exactly what I call RGB too!

                                                                • Jennifer Bates
                                                                  Jennifer Bates  1 months back

                                                                  so a ikea pc case?

                                                                  • Diego Alberto Navarro Isunza

                                                                    Could you build a Threadripper, 2080ti machine on this?

                                                                    • WoodyBLike
                                                                      WoodyBLike  1 months back

                                                                      So basically, dont watercool it because it has the exact same temperatures. Got it.

                                                                      • memeylord
                                                                        memeylord  1 months back

                                                                        Coolios

                                                                        • Steve V
                                                                          Steve V  1 months back

                                                                          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?

                                                                          • Steve V
                                                                            Steve V  1 months back

                                                                            Where is the front THUNDERBOLT port!

                                                                            • Steve V
                                                                              Steve V  1 months back

                                                                              Advertises a PSU; shows it upside down.

                                                                              • MidnightSun
                                                                                MidnightSun  1 months back

                                                                                "I gotta say this is an absolutely incredible amount of raw power for the size...."

                                                                                Yes... I am 12

                                                                              • yasser limam
                                                                                yasser limam  2 months back

                                                                                8:03 DAT OUPS moment looll

                                                                                • DANK
                                                                                  DANK  2 months back

                                                                                  wth this bitch is 341 bucks on amazon. Jesus. Overpriced much?

                                                                                  • daniel sepulveda
                                                                                    daniel sepulveda  2 months back

                                                                                    please no more Intel set ups

                                                                                    • Magnus Nilsen
                                                                                      Magnus Nilsen  2 months back

                                                                                      The PC design sucks





                                                                                      OK i just kidding

                                                                                      • Dirk Dykstra
                                                                                        Dirk Dykstra  2 months back

                                                                                        So everything was so tight, the case became a secondary radiator

                                                                                        • Yeezy westy
                                                                                          Yeezy westy  2 months back

                                                                                          rail system. genius,... only took until 2019.... tap tap tap... is this thing on.... hello....mcfly.....

                                                                                          • Amiga Wolf
                                                                                            Amiga Wolf  2 months back

                                                                                            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).