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I have watched a video on this case, and I am very impressed with this case. How do you all think of it.

 
I have mixed thoughts. It's like a regular ITX bench table but with worse functionality. You pay $170 for a frame that holds basic components and nothing more. If you want high-quality bench tables, Streacom has done that for years, and setting it at 45° doesn't make it any better or fresher looking. If you want a case for ITX setup, then pick one of the multiple ITX cases that support long graphics cards and AIOs for a more compact build and some air filters.
 
I have mixed thoughts. It's like a regular ITX bench table but with worse functionality. You pay $170 for a frame that holds basic components and nothing more. If you want high-quality bench tables, Streacom has done that for years, and setting it at 45° doesn't make it any better or fresher looking. If you want a case for ITX setup, then pick one of the multiple ITX cases that support long graphics cards and AIOs for a more compact build and some air filters.
To me it does it looks cool with your PC like that. If I was rich, I would do a build on it.;)
 
To me it does it looks cool with your PC like that. If I was rich, I would do a build on it.;)

You can browse the forums and see what PCs I made in the last few years ... and most of them were limited by my budget. If I had money, I wouldn't even touch the "case" mentioned in this thread, as many other cases give much better options. If I had the time, money, and proper tools, then I would cut and paint every case I would have in my hands, as I haven't seen even one perfect case that I wish to keep in the form as it was designed.

I don't get all the excitement about the functionality of the motherboard box ... those who were benching on boxes know what I mean ;)

Try to install regular components on this open-frame thingy, and you will have a lot of cables everywhere. To have a very simple build in open space "case," you need all custom cables and a lot of playing with cable management as the manufacturer doesn't give you anything besides a simple frame for mobo ... but hey, it's 45°, so pay us ~$170. The same is about the mentioned in my last post Streacom, but they at least add some more parts and options sold separately to expand the functionality. Still, their quite simple bench tables or open-space ITX cases cost $120-200.

Here is BC1 Mini - if you want, the stand can be ~30° or something - https://streacom.com/products/bc1-mini-v2-open-benchtable/ It costs ~$100 in some stores. It's nothing really new as similar products were around for 4+ years.
Here is something a bit weirder - https://streacom.com/products/da6-mini-itx-case/ I won't hide I wasn't really happy about it, but it's a longer topic. Here are some photos of the build I made for the review - https://www.overclockers.com/forums/threads/post-pictures-of-your-leet-system.592619/post-8188573
 
You can browse the forums and see what PCs I made in the last few years ... and most of them were limited by my budget. If I had money, I wouldn't even touch the "case" mentioned in this thread, as many other cases give much better options. If I had the time, money, and proper tools, then I would cut and paint every case I would have in my hands, as I haven't seen even one perfect case that I wish to keep in the form as it was designed.

I don't get all the excitement about the functionality of the motherboard box ... those who were benching on boxes know what I mean ;)

Try to install regular components on this open-frame thingy, and you will have a lot of cables everywhere. To have a very simple build in open space "case," you need all custom cables and a lot of playing with cable management as the manufacturer doesn't give you anything besides a simple frame for mobo ... but hey, it's 45°, so pay us ~$170. The same is about the mentioned in my last post Streacom, but they at least add some more parts and options sold separately to expand the functionality. Still, their quite simple bench tables or open-space ITX cases cost $120-200.

Here is BC1 Mini - if you want, the stand can be ~30° or something - https://streacom.com/products/bc1-mini-v2-open-benchtable/ It costs ~$100 in some stores. It's nothing really new as similar products were around for 4+ years.
Here is something a bit weirder - https://streacom.com/products/da6-mini-itx-case/ I won't hide I wasn't really happy about it, but it's a longer topic. Here are some photos of the build I made for the review - https://www.overclockers.com/forums/threads/post-pictures-of-your-leet-system.592619/post-8188573
I mean to each there own, I guess. Thats what's so great about this great Hobbie we all have likes and dislikes that's what makes it so cool.(y)
 
This case will secure an ATX PSU with 4 screws. The small form factor SFX PSU is secured with only two screws (and is wobbly), but some SFX PSUs have SFX to ATX face adapters.

My open air case has always been the motherboard box. :rofl:
 
My open air case has always been the motherboard box. :rofl:

I switched the box to Streacom BC1 V2 ... only because it was a review sample, as I wouldn't pay so much for a bench table. It's great quality and doesn't take up much space. It's a bit more functional than the motherboard box ;)
 
I switched the box to Streacom BC1 V2 ... only because it was a review sample, as I wouldn't pay so much for a bench table. It's great quality and doesn't take up much space. It's a bit more functional than the motherboard box ;)
Yeah, it should certainly be a lot better than a box for $200! lol I do bench builds prior to putting the hardware in a case, testing for DOA more than anything.
You're lucky to have received such a nice product as a review sample. The BC1 looks great if you're swapping CPUs, RAM & GPUs in & out for bench marking or reviews. :thup:
 
IMO, I think it's very cool. If you take your time with cable management and you can put the PS in with 4 screws to me on your desk it would look like a piece of art.
 
To me that's Ugley and no thought in the design. And so much plastic.(n)
Agree on the plastic... but that's why I specifically said I GOT THE METAL ONE. ;)

Also, worth understanding is my intent was to use this as an open air test bench for extreme overclocking/cooling that constantly changes hardware and not for fashion shows/marketing. The usefulness of the test bench was important to me.

If I was on ITX only and wanted it open-air, I'd consider it...but do wonder what wire management is like.

...here's my office with both open air benches. :)

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They have a kit for something that should come standard?
They have a kit to help hide the wires too.
 
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Agree on the plastic... but that's why I specifically said I GOT THE METAL ONE. ;)

Also, worth understanding is my intent was to use this as an open air test bench for extreme overclocking/cooling that constantly changes hardware and not for fashion shows/marketing. The usefulness of the test bench was important to me.

If I was on ITX only and wanted it open-air, I'd consider it...but do wonder what wire management is like.

...here's my office with both open air benches. :)

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In a nutshell I would like a rig built on it if you take your time on the cables it looks great IMO!!!!
 
if you take your time on the cables it looks great IMO!!!!
There's (another) kit to hide the wires along right edge, but nothing on the left for the rear IO (USB, DP/HDMI, Ethernet, audio) or power cable(s). I do like it, don't get me wrong, but for me who has 7 USB ports in use (minimum) with ethernet and two DisplayPort cables out of the GPU, that would take away from it's awesome look.

They need a third kit (lol) for the IO area and I think it's cooking with fire! :)
 
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