FC5 Alpha Fanless Chassis

Following in its predecessors footsteps with the same minimalist styling, the FC5 Alpha brings even more refinement to this timeless sleek design.

At the heart of these improvements is the updated bottom panel which is not only more robust but has been redesigned to optimize airflow, reducing internal temperatures. Motherboard size and drive storage options also benefit from this new design, with the FC5 Alpha now accommodating an additional 2 x 2.5″ drives and a full size motherboard*1.
USB ports are now located on both sides of the case for easier access and balance.

As with all Alpha cases, the heatpipes and mounts have been uprated, USB3.0 is native and the power LED is now a subtle pure white.

With its super thin 55m profile, premium AV design featuring a 10mm thick precision CNC’d front panel, the FC5 Alpha perfectly compliments any high end home theatre setup.

See our System Build Guide for more information and advice on using our range of chassis.

FC5 Alpha Models Black Silver
With Optical Slot

SKU: ST-FC5B-OPT-ALPHA

EAN: 8718469090907

SKU: ST-FC5S-OPT-ALPHA

EAN: 8718469090914

No Optical Slot

SKU: ST-FC5B-ALPHA

EAN: 8718469090884

SKU: ST-FC5S-ALPHA

EAN: 8718469090891

Chassis Material: Premium Grade (6063) All Aluminium, 10mm Thick Front Panel
Available Colors: Silver / Black – Sandblast Finish
Motherboard Support: Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and Full ATX
Drive Capacity: Minimum 1 x 3.5″ + 2 x 2.5″, Maximum 3 x 3.5″ or 6 x 2.5″*1
Optical Drive Capacity: 1 x Slim 12.7mm Slot Loading Drive (Optical Version Only)
USB Ports: 2 x USB3.0, Left & Right Side, 19/20 PIN
Expansion Slot: 1 x Full Height Expansion Card*2 (Flexible Riser Required)
Cooling: Heatpipe Direct Touch 4 Pipes – Recommended CPU TDP 65W, Max TDP 95W*3
External Dimensions: 435 x 325*4 x 60mm (W x D x H, 69mm including feet)
Internal Dimensions: 380 x 318 x 55mm (W x D x H)
Power Supply: ZF240*5 or Nano Series PSU (Not Included)
Remote Control: FLirc or IRRC Solutions (Not Included)
Net Weight: 4.2KG

*1 Depending on hardware configuration, i.e. motherboard size
*2 Limited to Half Height Cards when using the ZF240 PSU
*3 As with any passive cooling solution, environmental conditions will have an impact on the performance. A TDP of 95W is only recommended when the chassis is placed in a location with adequate air flow and moderate ambient room temperature
*4 The front panel is wider that the rest of the body by 15mm, making it 450mm wide
*5 See notes for use with OPTICAL version
You can also see our FC5 Evo reviews for reference
On motherboards which have upward facing USB3.0 header connectors, users should note that there will be a conflict with the USB cable and top panel. We have done our best to minimize this by selecting a low profile connector that complies with the USB3.0 standard, but as the FC5 is only 55mm high (internally) the cable does still interfere with the top panel. The cable itself is flexible and users should be able to overcome the problem by bending the cable.

When using the OPTICAL version in combination with the ZF240, there will be a conflict between the ZF240 and Optical drive SATA connector. An angled connector is required in order to install both at the same time.

When using the ZF240, expansion cards will be limited to half height.