The Tech Station makes a perfect work station for computer hobbyists, overclockers, frequent upgraders, IT Professionals, PC Shops. Great 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.
A good home for your hardware
Based on ATX form factor motherboard specifications. It has a surface area of 14x9.5” 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. 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.
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 included 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. 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.
- Two tier work bench
- PCIe/AGP/PCI/ISA card brace with thumb screws
- HDD Rails for storage/cooling for two hard drives
- Secure rubberized motherboard standoff system
- 120mm fan: HDD and motherboard 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