The Open Benchtable story

The growth of overclocking as a hobby and also a pro level eSport means that more than ever before there is a genuine demand for a benchtable product that truly breaks the mould in terms of portability. Overclockers are not the static, home-based overclockers they once were – today’s overclockers want to meet with other like minded enthusiasts, traveling to OC meetups, social events and contests that are becoming more and more common around the world.

Members of the HWBOT community realized that current benchtable offerings were designed with no regard for portability. The common classic design was wholly unfit to carry in a suitcase, especially considering the necessity of LN2 pots, blow torches and hairdryers – no to mention actual hardware. Thus the concept of the Open Benchtable was born.

Working closely with Streacom, a respected manufacturer of PC chassis and accessories, HWBOT and OverClocking-TV formed the Open Benchtable Project. Today the OBT is the fruit of thousands of hours of research and design time, having been used and tested by a community of overclockers really understand what a portable benchtable should look like.

How it all started

The Open Benchtable Project originates from a group of DIY enthusiasts and overclockers trying to find the best possible benchtable product to use when either travelling to the likes of pc enthusiast gatherings, or looking to optimize space in their test lab.

Conversations between HWBOT and OverClocking-TV team members led to discussions with Streacom at Computex 2015. Within moments the idea of a slim and light aluminum design was in everyone’s mind. The project has since moved forward with significant inputs and advices delivery by key members of the overclocking community.

After countless hours of design, testing, prototyping and feedback, the Open Benchtable is the ultimate portable benchtable.

A successful team beats with one heart

HWBOT

HWBOT

HWBOT has been involved with maintaining overclocking submission databases and monitoring and regulating overclocking leagues, records and contests since 2006. HWBOT exists to promote overclocking at all levels, abilities and budgets, reshaping something that began as an enthusiast hobby, into a globally respected Esport.

Streacom

Streacom

Streacom is a computer hardware manufacturer with a focus on quality and a passion for creating products that break the mould of traditional designs. Established in 2010, it has become a benchmark for unique SFF and fanless cases. With the use of premium materials and minimalist designs, Streacom is the perfect partner for the Open Benchtable project.

OverClocking-TV

OverClocking-TV

OverCocking-TV is a web-TV focussed on the production of video content and live broadcasts exclusively about overclocking. Since 2009, OCTV has been pioneering and innovating to push overclocking to new heights. Projects like the Open Benchtable are a testimony to such commitment to the community.