Streacom DA2 Mini-ITX Chassis Review (Page 5)

| Oct 17, 2019 at 12:53 pm CDT
Rating: 85%Manufacturer: StreacomModel: ST-DA2S

Inside the Streacom DA2 Continued


Here we removed the top-mounted horizontal tray to give you a better view of what we were talking about. The brackets which secure into the extrusions are the same as the one we mentioned as a fan mount previously, but this one comes with the previously mentioned HDD/PSU mounting trays in place. The tabs you see sticking up vertically are for cable ties to zip tie the main PSU cable into place and avoid it backing out. If using a full-size ATX PSU, this mount would not allow much for drive mounting. But with the ability to move and adjust brackets, you could indeed make something work for your needs. This is why I suggested that if you build in the DA2, opt for an SFX or SFX-L PSU, so you guarantee some space for mounting drives on this bracket.

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Here we see our SilverStone 700W SFX-L PSU installed on the bracket. As you can see, the opposing side bracket can be used for drive or SSD mounting if you need that. However, our build uses M.2 only, so that is not necessary. If installing an ATX PSU, the PSU would rotate 90 degrees. The side you see the SFX PSU installed within would be where the power cable inserts, similar to the SFX unit.

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Here we have the opposing side, you can see first off, we opt for a modular PSU with shorter cables since the DA2 does not have much usable space for hiding or tucking away excess cabling. Here you can also see that the opposing plate is wide open for drive mounting. It may seem tight, but you can fit six 2.5" drives or three 3.5" drives.

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There are only very few cables for the I/O being a minimalist case.

Here they are from left to right:

  • Power button and LED header
  • 20-pin connector for the Type-C port

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