Inside the Streacom DA2
First up in the tear down will be the expansion slot covers, as you can see the top lug removed with a single screw from the interior. Be sure to loosen the screws at the bottom of the lug so that the covers can be removed.
Here you see the DA2 now with both side panels removed. This is the first sign that this is NOT a beginner's chassis as you have to do a bit of planning on component positioning to ensure everything fits as expected.
By default the fan mounting bracket is located at the bottom edge toward the front. These are universal brackets and can be used for a variety of configurations depending on needs. If you would like to see all of the available options for installation and configuration Streacom covers it well in their user guide and product introduction.
Looking at the top of the DA2, we see the ventilation mesh and shiny plastic liner, as I mentioned previously. These ventilation areas are found at the top and bottom sections of the DA2. The DA2 is especially the outer shell with aluminum extrusions placed for framing. These filtered areas work to close up and make the extruded aluminum frame feel like a closed up case. Otherwise, it would be more of an open-air case if these were removed.
The bracketing we see here while it is configured for PSU and/or drive mounting depending on the configuration. It is more of the horizontal brackets as we observed at the bottom, but these ones come with the mounting plates pre-mounted to them. Streacom even uses a removable zip tie to zip the cabling to this bracketry to ensure it helps guide you in the right direction.
At the bottom of the chassis, we can now see the same ventilation we mentioned up top. Without any fans installed, this will only help with a passive airflow and with exhausting of radiant heat.
Last updated: Nov 15, 2019 at 01:16 pm CST