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Community Project

In this blog post we focus on the community project and how you can participate with your ideas.

The philosophy

From the very beginning of the project, the Open Benchtable team aim to create the best possible benchtable. At the genesis of the project: overclocking competitions took place all around the globe. Things have changed but the mission stayed the same. We wanted a product that is slim and compatible with the major form factor without compromising the versatility.

The philosophy behind the product stayed along the project while the use-case evolved. The Open Benchtable is now part of the daily life of leading tech-reviewers and enthusiasts alike. Moreover, as a team of makers, we know how frustrating it can be when products full dimensions aren’t easily available. This is why make the OBT family as open as possible by sharing our CAD (source) files directly with the community.
These files are available on our community page with an abundance of projects put together by the community itself.

Built for the community

Through time and passion, these makers came up with different projects to enhance the open benchtable. Spanning from a 3D printed Cable-Tie Holder to a DIY 360 Radiator Horizontal Stand. All of these projects are available to anybody who wants to use them. Highligths are avaialble on our community page and you can find some on sites like thingiverse .

Industry support commitment

When they were challenged by the VRMs Temperature on a demo platform, NOCTUA chipped-in to the open source project. The creativity of the community and the open standard of the OBT made it a perfect fit for a custom accessory. NOCTUA designed a custom VRM Fan holder for 2x 60mm fans and solved their challenges. The schematics are available to 3D print, CNC or simply order straight from the community page. You can read more about the NOCTUA VRM bracket history on the blog.

We always try to share all of the projects on our community page and make them available to the widest audience.

Community Edition

The Open Benchtable community aspect is an important part of the project. The first 200 units of the OBT where called and engraved “Community Edition” for that reason. We strive to share the community projects or your build.

If you worked on a project, an accessory or a mod of the Open Benchtable, contact us!

 Finally, we would like to thank every community members who dedicated their time to create these amazing projects!

PC Building Simulator Features Open Benchtable

In the latest update of PC Building Simulator you can now put together and use the best computer test bench in the virtual world

Building PCs is a Game?

Officially released in January 2019, the ultimate PC Building Simulator (PCBS) challenges computer enthusiasts to build their own PC empire from scratch. The game allows you to build incredible PC systems with the world’s best and most prominent hardware. You can build anything! From simple repair to amazing boutique creations, you’re only limited by your own imagination. The game offers an expansive marketplace full of real-world components.

PCBS also offers a career mode which puts you in charge of your own PC building business. From your own cozy workshop, you must rely on all your technical skills to complete the various jobs that come your way. The game is widely recognized by enthusiasts as an ideal first stepping stone to building your own PC.

Virtual Open Benchtable

Thanks to the kind effort of the developers over at The Irregular Corporation, the developers of PCBS, the Open Benchtable is now available in-game. You can use any of three available varieties of the original ATX-size Open Benchtable in black, red or silver. Use the virtual Open Benchtable to test a new configuration before installing it in the chassis or as the basis for a sleek and compact open-air build. We gave the virtual benchtable a try a couple of days ago and can tell you it’s almost as good as the real deal!

Check out some in-game screenshots below. In case you’re looking for the real-world equivalent of the virtual Open Benchtable, head over to the webshop. You can find the Open Benchtable also in the retail channel by Streacom as the BC1 Open Benchtable.

Download PC Building Simulator

If you like to try out building your very own virtual Open Benchtable, check out the game on your favorite platform :

First steps with the Open Benchtable in PC Building Simulator

OBT Spare Parts Full Pack Now Available

Today we bring you news that we are now offering a Spare Parts – Full Pack for the Open Benchtable . The Pack include the full array of screws, standoffs, pushpins and brackets that are supplied with original Open Benchtable and BC1 products.

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