Good God, This Case Is Gorgeous

Computex just isn't Computex without some insane and crazy cases. But every now and again, you get one that's simply stunning as well. Enter stage right, Streacom's DB4.

The DB4 is the company's latest crack at building a fanless case that tries to dispel the standard notion of the bits and parts that house a gaming PC. The sides are made of extruded aluminium, while also helping serve to cool the components inside.

According to Streacom, who announced the case at this year's Computex, the sides can handle up to 120W of cooling for the CPU when coupled. It's also a versatile case, with support for just about every ITX motherboard on the market.

You'll need one of Streacom's ZeroFlex or Nano power supplies to operate the unit, but beyond that you've got as much freedom over the internals as you'd like. There's room for a full dual slot PCIe card, provided it's within 200mm, and up to a maximum 5 x 3.5" drives or 12 x 2.5" drives. You'd probably opt for a mix of the two though — a big SATA drive for storage, a couple of SSDs for your Windows and Steam installs, and so on.

Here's the full list of specs:

Chassis Material: Premium Grade (6063) All Aluminium, 4mm Thick Extruded Panels Available Colours: Silver – Sandblast Finish Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX Drive Capacity: Maximum 5 x 3.5″ or 12 x 2.5″ * Optical Drive Bays: Optical Kit for slim slot loading drive Expansion Slot: 2 x Full Height Slots (MAX 200mm Length, 110mm Height) USB Ports: 2 x USB3.0, Bottom Facing Cooling: 4 x 6mm Heatpipes with 65W / Side Panel, Expandable to 120W** External Dimensions: 260 x 260 x 270mm (W x D x H) Power Supply: ZF240 or Nano Series PSU (Not Included) Remote Control: None Net Weight: 7.5KG

The DB4 isn't available locally yet, although you should be able to get Newegg to ship a case down under when suppliers receive stock. LifeFX also stock Streacom's cases if you'd rather deal with a local retailer.

The author travelled to Computex 2016 as a guest of Intel.


    It reminds me of an exposed-aggregate concrete government building from the 70s.

    Depressing brutalism.

    Last edited 02/06/16 2:36 pm

      Exactly what I was thinking. Thought I was looking at the 'town hall' of the town I grew up in, lol.

    Gorgeous? It's a box...

      No this is a box.

    I really love out of the box design thinking (well in this case in the box design).
    Interesting design, some impressive use of volume but I see a big issue with the nano PSU, 240w is not enough for my needs but a case is a personal preference choice so hopefully someone finds a cool use for it.

    "There’s room for a full dual slot PCIe card, provided it’s within 200mm"

    I'm not sure where you'd put it considering no mini-ITX boards have 2 slots...

      Dual slot refers to the PCIe card taking up 2 case slots (for exhaust or connections space) and not the number of PCIe connections it uses.


    Gorgeous? Looks like an industrial air conditioner you'll find on the roof of most buildings.

    In unrelated news, any Sydneysiders? I swear to Christ I saw a rocket launch this morning (planes don't go vertical! chemtrails!) but the only info I can find on rockets launching in Aus was some experiment done in SA earlier in May. Looked a pretty long distance away. :/

    Wait so is the hole for all the cable connections and stuff on the bottom?

    Seems kinda awkward.

      all these designs are ruined by the cables. I guess chucking them out the bottom where you can cable manage them through the desk is the only way to maintain the design integrity.

      I'd sooner mount all of the gubbins hidden under the desk and have a minimalist sculpture on my desk.

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