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Well i'm getting that itch again fellas... I need to spend money.
But this time, the budget is ~£55 and I want to swap to an open air test bench. Currently my coolermaster 330 is so cramped and far too hot inside, the airflow (with my non modular PSU) is horrible... thus open air is the way to go imo.
What do I go with? I have looked at the cooler master one and whilst it is nice it doesn't have a bracket to support PCI-E accessories which is a bummer, I don't like to think a thin bit of PCB is holding the card level.
Also whilst I'm here, would it work if I got some clear acrylic and created a pseudo case around it just to lower the risk of things getting onto the parts and will I see a very noticeable increase in sound produced from my PC (I'll be getting a 8950/70 at xmas if they're out and they will be jet engines...)?
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Save your money. Buy something that you will really enjoy and will last.
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I presume most benches are over my budget then?
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The good ones. Check out Little Devil, Phobya, and Dimastech.
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post #6 of 18
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Thanks stub smile.gif

With that coolermaster one though the problem is still that there's no plate to hold the PCI-E cards, Does that pose as much of a problem as I think? ie. Cards snapping if they fall off balance
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post #7 of 18
You could build one with £50. Or wait to get a £100ish one.
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Thanks stub smile.gif

With that coolermaster one though the problem is still that there's no plate to hold the PCI-E cards, Does that pose as much of a problem as I think? ie. Cards snapping if they fall off balance

yeah it would unless you do some modding.. i just threw that one in to show you how cheap options arent that good and the difference between Dimastech and Lian Li testbenches.. i would save abit more and look at one of them thumb.gif
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Save your money and buy this one:

http://www.sidewindercomputers.com/miba101rev2b.html

it is nice, but add about min $100 shipping to the UK unless you can buy it in the UK!
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