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.