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Top Deck Tech Station Kits (XL-ATX)  

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Name Price Availability  
Top Deck Tech Station - XL-ATX $169.00 In Stock

   If out of stock - visit our official resellers

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HSPC 'Top Deck' Tech Station (PATENT PENDING)                                Press Release: (PRWEB) October 18, 2004                  

XL-ATX open-air computer workbench

                                                                                                                   

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...    
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      What's new:  

  XL-ATX version fits mITX, mATX, ATX, eATX, and XL-ATX  (HPTX boards also fit with just a few inches overhang in the back and removal of vid card fans.) 

  4-Way SLI Support with 10 expansion slots!  Perfect for your EVGA X58 4 way SLI Classified motherboard

  3x 120mm Fans!  Two dedicated fans for video card cooling

  2.5" SSD and 3.5" Hard Drive Support! Choose between 3.5" or 2.5" HDD during assembly.  Swap anytime!

  Add even more drives with an optional second set of Drive Rails! For example, have one set for 3.5" drives and the other for 2.5"   SSD's...  See the Accessories Section.

  ...one bench does it all!  


Assembly Instruction Guide
(.pdf)

XL-ATX Tech Station size: 15.75"w x 11"d x13.5"h 
View our other Tech Station models including the New mother of all test benches: HPTX Tech Station!

      The Tech Station Includes:
- Two tier work bench
- Add-In Card support brace with thumb screws
- HDD Rails for storage/cooling for two 3.5" or three 2.5" hard drives
- Secure rubberized motherboard standoff system
- 3x 120mm fans: 1x HDD/motherboard cooling, 2x vid card 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
XL-ATX open-air computer workbench - EVGA X58 4 way SLI Classified installed
10 Expansion Slots - 
4 Way SLI
XL-ATX open-air computer workbench - Two dedicated Video Card cooling fans
Two dedicated video card fans
XL-ATX open-air computer workbench - Storage and cooling for Two 3.5" hard drives or Three SSD's!
SSD and/or 3.5" Drive Storage
XL-ATX open-air computer workbench - Three 120mm cooling fans
Three 120mm cooling fans

~ "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 
  Highlights


120mm Fan blowing over motherboard on top and hard drives below!

A good home for your hardware:  Based on XL-ATX form factor motherboard specifications.  It has a surface area of 15.75x11 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.  Add-in 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 or three 2.5" SSD's 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.  Set the rails for 3.5" drives or re-set them for SSD's anytime. An optional Second set of Drive Rails are also available.  

No loose Add-in cards, 4-Way SLI Compatible!  The Add-In Card 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 (mITX through eATX and XL/HPTX) so all your add-in cards can be locked in place, including 4-WAY SLI!

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 drives, extra hard disks, even liquid cooling components. 

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.

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 with Three 120mm fans:  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.  Two 120mm fans are dedicated to cooling all your double-wide video cards, including 4 Way SLI!  Finger guards are included, but the fan can accommodate an additional 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.   

Customize your bench:  The materials used are easily machineable with common tools.  Great for water cooling/extreme cooling and overclocking setups.  We'll be glad to help with customizations!


ATX Control Kit
Click for Larger Image... Rubberized Motherboard Standoff System.
Secure Motherboard Standoffs

XL-ATX open-air computer workbench - Build it yourself kit
Kit Contents

 
Add-In Card Support Brace

  

Neoprene Mat for non-slip lower shelf

  More Details

Assemble your own with our easy-to-build kit version, or have us build it for you - we'll ship it to you ready to use right out of the box!  Either way you can finally have a professional grade computer hardware testing station ready to work for you in no time.  

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!

Custom designs available!  We can custom build units to your size requirements... Visit our custom quote form for details.  
Notes:
Returns- We realize the Tech Station is not for everybody, returns will be accepted for 60 days after purchase date, even if assembled.  Please see our Sales Terms for details on returns.
Interested in becoming a reseller?  See our Reseller page for details.

 

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