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Can I use a test bench instead of regular pc tower?

#1Stalker415Posted 9/16/2013 12:23:39 PM
I was strongly considering one as I could sit near on or near table and clean it fairly often. Any experiences with this?


Some I had been looking at:

http://www.amazon.com/Deck-Tech-Station-Open-Air-Standard/dp/B001JYRZ54/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379359329&sr=8-1&keywords=pc+test+bench
http://www.amazon.com/PC-T60B-Black-Aluminum-Micro-ATX-Computer/dp/B003VIEDOC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1379359329&sr=8-4&keywords=pc+test+bench
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#2greenyoshi46Posted 9/16/2013 12:41:00 PM(edited)
Stalker415 posted...
I was strongly considering one as I could sit near on or near table and clean it fairly often. Any experiences with this?


Some I had been looking at:

http://www.amazon.com/Deck-Tech-Station-Open-Air-Standard/dp/B001JYRZ54/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379359329&sr=8-1&keywords=pc+test+bench
http://www.amazon.com/PC-T60B-Black-Aluminum-Micro-ATX-Computer/dp/B003VIEDOC/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1379359329&sr=8-4&keywords=pc+test+bench


Well in a test bench, youve had to clean it often
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#3Lemur_HPosted 9/16/2013 12:43:27 PM
There's the HAF XB. Case and test bench in one. Even with all the doors off, it's still rigid as f***.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91BoHvHTfoL._SL1500_.jpg
#4Stalker415(Topic Creator)Posted 9/16/2013 1:05:59 PM
Lemur_H posted...
There's the HAF XB. Case and test bench in one. Even with all the doors off, it's still rigid as f***.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/91BoHvHTfoL._SL1500_.jpg


I like that. it seems to be only be a mid tower though. Is there a full version?
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#5Lemur_HPosted 9/16/2013 1:11:50 PM
Don't think so.

Small, but it holds enough: http://www.nag.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/full-system.jpg
#6Stalker415(Topic Creator)Posted 9/16/2013 5:30:19 PM
Nice. I'll probably get that one. Any idea what cpu cooler that is?
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#7PraetorXynPosted 9/17/2013 8:36:57 AM
The point of a test bench is to ensure all your components work as they should. It's especially important for custom liquid cooling setups, as you want to verify that all your components work as advertised without any defects, and do stress testing using Air cooling and/or closed-loop water cooling.

Only after that do you build your custom liquid cooling PC, because it would suck tremendously if you got it built and later found out your video card or CPU was under-performing.

Using a test-bench for an actual PC is a terrible idea as it just invites dust into every component you've got.
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#8mrCubePosted 9/17/2013 8:42:24 AM
I know a guy who uses a test bench instead of a regular case. It works fine for him, it doesn't even get that dusty.
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