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The HSPC Tech Station (patent pending) is a fast-access computer case - Its a hardware workbench that brings PC components within easy reach yet keeping them safe and secure.
The Tech Station makes a perfect work station for computer hobbyists, overclockers, frequent upgraders, IT Professionals, PC Shops. - For anyone needing frequent and fast access to internal PC components.
It has solid non-conductive construction, tool-less storage for all PC components and lots of great features...
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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A good home for your hardware:
Based on ATX form factor motherboard specifications providing a full 13x13 of surface area for total accommodation of all motherboards from micro ATX to large extended ATX (server) motherboards. 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. Two standard 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. The Large model can support an optional second set of HDD Rails to hold a total of four hard drives!
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. The kit 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, The ATX 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.
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.
The Tech Station Includes:
Traditional alternatives would include leaving components installed in the computer case, which is an awkward and cramped environment for accessing hardware, an ill-fitting frame assembly made of conductive metal, or just having parts scattered around an open work area which is dangerous because components are exposed and vulnerable to impact, shorting and electrostatic discharge. And how is the motherboard switched on/off without the PC case? Our test bench and ATX Control Switches solve all these problems. Now you can easily configure your hardware exactly how you want it before installing it in your permanent case!
Total Reviews: 4 Average Rating:
Does the Job, Feels Overpriced01-21-2013
Reviewer: ICONIK (3)
This tech station definitely does the job just fine. It is what you would expect it to be. I do agree with one of the earlier responses -- It is priced too high. I expected a level of fit and finish I just didn''t get. Several parts feel very cheap(grey legs, PCI card bar). It does craft together nicely though, so I can''t complain too much. Overall, yes this is a good buy. Would be much better prices $20-$30 cheaper.
Hey 1st reviewer05-17-2010
Reviewer: Surferjoee (2)
Hey reviewer "ethr" (1 use some common sense, loosen the screws that hold the metal brace in place before you insert the cards, dumb ass! I have one os these, great product and the price is fair. If you tried to build one yourself, buy the supplies and tools you would spend more.
Good product, bad price10-05-2009
Reviewer: ethr (1)
This product does what it says and is fairly well built. The price is way too high however. The expansion card support should be made of plastic reinforced with metal. It should also be redesigned so that it swings out. You have to bend it to get cards under it.
It does the job04-29-2009
Reviewer: Rambler (1)
I''d rather rate it a 3.5 but that wasn''t available so a 4 it is. It gets at least a three because it does what it is supposed to do. However, some things to realize. There''s a reason why they only show one cable in the picture. With all of the cable you need to attach, it gets messy very quickly. Even with a modular PSU it''s pretty bad. It took me a little longer than the directions stated (20-30mins) to put it together. Mostly because I made some mistakes. I attribute that to possibly not reading the directions well enough and/or the poor pictures included (I''m a visual learner kind of guy). I personally think it should be priced a bit lower (no higher than 120, preferably 100) but it was worth it to me as my last build was riddled with hardware problems and I made the mistake of just slapping everything into the case before testing.