Streacom BC1 Open Benchtable Chassis Review

Installation

The entire product uses thumbscrews meaning you won’t even need to bring your screwdriver with you. Motherboard standoffs include traditional and convenient pushpin options. The BC1 supports all form factor motherboards, plus up to four VGA cards. Integrated mounting brackets support system fans and radiators in a variety of configurations. The Open Benchtable has been designed from day one with one key question in mind – how we can design a fully functional benchtable that is also 100% portable. Weighing just 1.82 kg featuring an integrated carry handle and design leaves no moving (rattling) parts when in transit. This is true portability – uniquely designed, ingeniously implemented. Requiring no tools to assemble a full rig, the Open Benchtable offers a full compliment of M3 and 6#32 thumbscrew, all of which are seamlessly integrated within the main housing. One key aspect of the OBT’s ultra-portable design is the integration of the benchtable’s legs or stands within the main body of the product. This design offers the ability to house screws and standoffs and is utterly unique to the Open Benchtable project. Four brackets are provided that can be installed on the edges of the main body, these offer a flexible yet vital way to add and secure cooling fans to your rig. The design supports AIO water cooling systems as well as standard 80mm, 120mm and 140mm cooling fans. Supporting Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, full sized ATX and E-ATX motherboards, the OBT integrates a full compliment of eight standoffs which work with standard thumbscrews, but also an additional eight pushpin standoffs for fast or temporary board installation. All standoffs are discreetly stowed within the main body of the benchtable.

Ensuring support for up to four VGA cards, the OBT includes four full length PCIe standoffs that are ingeniously tucked in the main body of the benchtable. Simply install the number of stands required, leaving the remainder safely housed within. A full sized ATX power supply unit can be mounted to the Open Benchtable and held in place with just three 6#32 thumbscrews. The PSU is mounted beneath the main deck with a choice of two orientations depending on your preferred fan direction. Up to two drives can be discreetly mounted on the underside of the main deck with support for 2.5” SSDs and larger mechanical 3.5” drives. The drives are mounted using thumbscrews already integrated within the design.

To ensure problem-free bench sessions under any live OC conditions, the OBT is fitted with sturdy rubber feet. No slipping. No sliding. Just a solid benchtable experience.

 

Finished Looks of the BC1

There we have it! The BC1 Open Benchtable brought to us by Streacom! Let us cover a few final thoughts in the conclusion of our review.

 

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