How to Build a Computer Test Bench

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Optimus Prime

As cool as this bench is, I was very disappointed that although the title was "How to Build a Computer Test Bench", the title should really been "How to buy and use a HSPC Computer Test Bench". This was not about building anything, it was abut purchasing an HSPC bench. Good poduct, poorly worded title for the article.

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Benjo

Fancy setup! I used to use an old ATX case with the drive bays pulled out of the case, mounted on top of a wooden table.

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aarcane

The only criticism I can offer is that a part of the point of the metal chassis is to provide suplemental ground points between the ground contacts on the Motherboard, the PSU, the PCI* add-in cards, and any front bay devices. Rubber standoffs, neoprene mats, and nylon brackets kinda eliminate one of the primary ESD protection mechanisms from the system, creating a more hostile environment for the components in the system, and more of an ESD hazard while handling and modifying the system componenture.

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goku_dsv

As nice as this article is, I was wondering if MaxPC xan do one about top 10 pc repair tool kits. Sure not every kit has every tool you need or use, but I get tired of having to buy each tool individually So an article on overall good kits would be nice

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The Mac

there have been several.

It also depends on what kind of tool kit, as a multipurpose one would be unwieldy.

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amirault0

I built one of these for my PC with some scrap wood I had. I like the configuration much better than a regular case, especially the SSD slots.

Pictures of case:
http://imgur.com/61epFxQ

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severnia

not bad at all. My only criticism is the stack of nuts in place of a standoff for the motherboard. rob some brass ones from old cases or go spend a few bucks at your favorite hardware store and buy some nylon ones. other than that, looks like it does the job quite well.

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amirault0

Yes I agree, but I was just using what I had. I made a few compromises because of time and money (like using 2 smaller and cheaper PSUs rather than a large one). Eventually I'll get around to building a better one that's a bit more modular and professional looking.

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The Mac

thats a nice quality finish...