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ok as i have really bad case with really bad airflow and much more im thinking on making a testbench and use it as case,
i was looking at this website
http://www.dimastech.it/IT/c/banchetto-da-bench-test-dimastech-mini-v10-aurora-blue/
and what is better, to make one or just buy?
maybe someone post yours testbench
post #2 of 18
These are pretty awesome, may wanna check them out: http://highspeedpc.com/

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I'm personally not a big fan of test benches due to all the dust I get in my house. Making one yourself, it would be way cheaper and you can customize what features you want and where you want them. Obviously, it depends on your skill but homemade, imo, will look much better than bought.
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post #4 of 18
Tech bench's can be great! The open air design allows for great cooling potential with a few down side's.

1. dust, dust, dust! With a traditional case you can control dust with filter's and planing out airflow(positive or negative case pressure). The open air design you cannot control dust at all, so you have to keep an eye on it and keep a can-o-air at the ready at all times.

2. Pets, Children and people who have to touch what they see. Your hardware has absolutly no protection from these kinds of things. Cat's/Dog's could jump onto the PC or the dreaded "Hey man, that is sweet, what is **ZAP**.......oops... Did I break it?" situation's.

As long as your aware of these two problems then your fine, there is nothing wrong with a tech bench and they have many many pro's. The biggest of the two being airflow and accessibility to hardware for frequent hardware testing/swapping. Not to mention it looks pretty sweet if done right:) best of luck man.



EDIT: forgot the other question you asked lol.

As far as DIY vs store bought that depends on you. Making a test bench can be very very easy, but it will look like it was a very easy DIY project. If you take your time with the design you could do a wonderful job with it. I would personally buy a cheap test bench and then make one after getting some experience with them. Hind sight is 20/20:) best of luck!
Edited by KhaoticKomputing - 5/3/12 at 4:25am
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post #5 of 18
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ooooh thanks a lot guys smile.gif im thinking making one from acrylic stuff and have some design things in my head
post #6 of 18
I'm actually thinking the same. I just bought an XL-ATX MB, and not so happy with the cases available on the market. Some are ugly, and others very expensive. A modded bench table would be the perfect solution, as it's also difficult to find motherboards trays.

There's one thing that would help a lot :

http://www.dangerden.com/store/10-slot-i-o-shield-for-danger-den-or-custom-cases.html

Then, if you have access to a lot of tools or friends who have some, I think our imagination is the only limit.

Good luck wink.gif
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post #7 of 18
I would be glad to swap out my corsair 600t for a tech station. They are very nice if you are swapping out parts. Needing to monitor temps on phase, ln2 and dice. Great to have it all in the open where you can get to it fast. Thanks
post #8 of 18
If you can't find one that fits your requirements, build something yourself, cut the mobo tray and exp slot section from an old case, and add a lower deck for ancilliaries.

Or build from scratch, few more tools needed, but really just as easy.

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post #9 of 18
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really thank you guys, im thinking to make one, and i already have the design in my head spinning around, maybe soon ill start to make one but after i finish sff case model
post #10 of 18
The one you linked look great, i need one of them soon... very soon smile.gif
     
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