The HSPC Tech Station (patent pending) is a fast-access computer case - a hardware workbench bringing PC components within easy reach yet keeping them safe and secure.
The Tech Station makes a perfect workstation for computer hobbyists, overclockers, frequent upgraders, IT Professionals, PC Shops. - For anyone needing frequent and fast access to internal PC components.
With tool-less storage for all PC components* it has solid non-conductive construction and lots of great features...
What's new:Version 1.0 – The Top Deck Tech Stations are all new! This model brings the motherboard to the top bench for easiest access.
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The Tech Station Includes: - Two tier work bench - PCIe/AGP/PCI/ISA card brace with thumb screws - HDD Rails for storage/cooling for two hard drives - Secure rubberized motherboard standoff system - 120mm fan: HDD and motherboard cooling - Neoprene mat for non-slip lower bench surface. - Assembly & usage details - ATX Control Kit: Mini on/off & reset switches Power & HDD LED's System speaker
~ "We've been waiting for someone to..improve upon the 'tech station' concept we embrace in our Lab. That time has finally come with HighSpeed PC's new Tech Station." Gordon Mah Ung, MaximumPC magazine. ~ "The Tech Station is exceptionally versatile and the most efficient configuration for testing available today."virtual-hideout.net ~ "...I have received and assembled my TECH STATION. I LOVE it, have tested three motherboards already!" M. Powers ~ "Have not stopped using this thing...it's just too handy..." D. Francis www.pclincs.com
A good home for your hardware: Based on ATX form factor motherboard specifications. It has a surface area of 14x9.5” on each bench which keeps the footprint small yet will support hardware for a complete computer system! The motherboard is perfectly secure on the upper shelf with a high friction rubberized standoff system that supports the motherboard 1/4" off the bench surface (accommodates CPU cooler back plates and increases air circulation). Nylon guide posts position the motherboard perfectly on the Tech Station. AGP/PCI cards are securely locked in place with thumbscrews so the motherboard is safe yet available for hands-on work and is easily removed.
Hard Drive Storage/Cooling Rail System:Slide the HDD's in/out on smooth non-conductive acrylic rails. Twostandard 3.5" hard drives can be easily inserted, protected and cooled by rails suspended under the top shelf. One end of the HDD Rails open to catch air from the 120mm cooling fan, a nylon stopper keeps the drive from making contact with the fan.
No loose AGP/PCI add-in cards!The AGP/PCI support brace solves the problem of loose motherboard add-in cards, loose cards can damage circuitry. The brace offers universal support for all add-in cards - blocking no cables or connections, and has some lateral flexibility to make adding/removing cards easy. Nylon thumb screws twist into the top of the brace and are positioned at ATX form factor spec locations so the AGP card and six PCI cards can be locked in place. The support brace can also be removed, flipped over and turned to support BTX form factor.
Bottom shelf, load it up:The lower shelf is for stacking the drives and power supply. Includes a neoprene mat to make the entire shelf a non-slip and non-conductive work surface. There is plenty of real estate here to hold optical, extra hard disks and floppy drives.
Power the PC On/Off and monitor HDD activity:Plugging directly onto the motherboard, TheATX Control Kit takes the place of the computer case power and reset switches, power and hard disk drive activity lights, and system warning speaker so that PC hardware can operate totally independent of a standard computer case.
Non-conductive materials:The Tech Station is made of non-electrically conductive, scratch-resistant, high grade polymers. (The bench can hold over 150 lbs!) Metal screws and brackets are not exposed in sensitive areas, the motherboard rests on protective rubber standoffs, the lower shelf has a non-slip neoprene work mat, and the test bench sits on non-slip thermoplastic rubber feet. No worries of frying your hardware like with a metal bench.
Keep things cool:A 120mm 12v fan positioned on the left side forcing air over heat sensitive components on the motherboard and the Hard Disk Drive(s)mounted under the top shelf. A finger guard is included but the fan can accommodate one on both sides.
Lots of room to work:With the motherboard on the top shelf there are no height restrictions for CPU heatsinks and all the motherboard components can be changed very easily! The height between shelves is 7” offering enough room for all your optical drives, power supply, and even more hard drives if needed.
120mm Fan blowing over motherboard on top and hard drives below!
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This platform is great if you need constant access to your rig. I grew tired of hauling my case out, pulling panels off and reaching in to swap components. It is a compact unit so it does not take up much space. It is quite sturdy but I still would not want to drop it. You can order replacement parts from the manufacturer. The assembly instructions are excellent.
It is surprisingly small. Now that I have one it will be the only case I'll ever use for my "main" PC. Swapping components is a joy and extremely easy. All in all, I had 8 fans before I got this (CPU, graphic card, PS and 5 case fan). Now I only have 3. I did not even use the "side" fan included in the assembly, I think it's overkill. Heat is leaving the case so easily now. The only drawback is the quality of some of the parts. For exemple, the HD rails are made of some kind of plexiglass and I heard a "crack" while I was screwing them to the case. They're still holding fine but I won't be unscrewing them anytime soon. And forget this is you have kids. Recommended
A handy case for system builders and tinkerers. Everything is wide open and easy to access, which makes it easy to swap out parts and test new ones. The materials are high quality, and everything just fits right. Assembly takes some time, but you only do it once. Highly recommended.
...............i just received one of these and assembled my Gaming platform on it. Now I'm wondering why the heck i went 15 years without one !! I've got half a dozen cases and there are none that can compare with this. Noise? what noise - there are no case fans to make a noise. Dust? In a case your case fans pull dust in. Throw a dust sheet over this platform when you are not using it if you are the paranoid type or have a dirty house. And did i mention heat? No more heat problems. The cpu and graphics and northbridge now radiate their heat straight up to the ceiling, not into a case to be recirculated and exhausted by noisy case fans.
I'm always fussing with my computers. With this easily moved platform i don't wreck my back or spend time digging through and arranging cables. Just reach an arm over and you can do anything. And if you've payed for flashy looking components you can see them working for you all the time. My cpu cooling tower and dual fanned graphics card now make me grin every time i walk past the system.
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