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Introducing the BC1 Mini, an Open Benchtable for Small Form Factor Systems

The OBT BC1 Mini is a Portable, Lightweight Benchtable Designed Specifically for Small-Form-Factor Testing and Showcasing

October 18, 2017 – The Open Benchtable Project is today delighted to announce the official arrival of the BC1 Mini, a lightweight, toolless benchtable that has been designed specifically for Small Form Factor systems. Co-developed with HWBOT, OverClocking-TV and Streacom, the BC1 Open Benchtable is a community-developed product that has won awards from Red Dot and iF Design in recognition of its portability, esthetics and design prowess. Available in Q4 2017, the BC1 Mini follows the same design principles of the BC1 Open Benchtable, arriving in choice of three colors to match your preference.

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Open Benchtable Officially Launched, Community Edition Available Now for $149

HWBOT, OverClocking-TV and Streacom Bring the Open Benchtable to Market, a Portable Benchtable for Enthusiasts and Professionals

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August 23, 2016 – HWBOT, an organization regulating international Overclocking competitions and rankings is today delighted to announce the official arrival of the Open Benchtable, a lightweight, toolless benchtable that has been designed specifically for portability and ease of use. Co-developed with HWBOT, OverClocking-TV and Streacom, the Open Benchtable is a community-developed product that towers above current offerings in terms of portability, esthetics and general design.

Being 8mm thick and weighing a mere 1.82kg, the Open Benchtable is uniquely designed for travelling overclockers, enthusiasts and technical professionals who need put together a full open PC while on the road. It uniquely integrates all the components needed to quickly set up a benching or test platform including; standoffs, screws and brackets. Welcome to the next level of convenience and portability.

“The Open Benchtable story starts with a group of community members recognising the need for a wholly more portable benchtable solution,” commented Timothée Pineau, head of Project Development at HWBOT and VP of OverClocking-TV. “The design of the Open Benchtable has continued to evolve and improve with more OC community members contributing to help us finally arrive at the incredible design we have today.”

The Open Benchtable: True portability – Uniquely Designed, Ingeniously Implemented.

The Open Benchtable has been designed from day one with one key question in mind – how can we design a fully functional benchtable that is also 100% portable? Today, Overclocking is a community driven hobby and Esport where overclockers are willing to traverse the globe to bench with and compete against other like-minded people. The project has now developed a benchtable that is highly suited to the needs of a travelling PC enthusiast, overclocker, or any professional who needs to test components in the field.

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The main body of the Open Benchtable is made of machined, anodized aluminum which offers fantastic rigidity while also being extremely lightweight. The body also features an integrated carry handle with legs, standoffs, and brackets all seamlessly stowed within. This means no moving (or indeed rattling) parts when in transit.

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Open Benchtable: Key Features

  • Ultra Portability
    • Weights 1.82kg and is 8mm thin. Includes an integrated carry handle.
  • Full Component Integration
    • Main body integrates the legs, mounting brackets, standoffs and thumbscrews – everything you need to quickly set up an open rig.
  • Toolless Design
    • The entire product uses thumbscrews meaning you won’t even need to bring your screwdriver with you. Motherboard standoffs include traditional and convenient pushpin options.
  • True Versatility
    • Supports all form factor motherboards, plus up to four VGA cards. Integrated mounting brackets support system fans and radiators in a variety of configurations.

Open Benchtable: Community Edition – Available Now for $149

The HWBOT Community Edition is available now direct from OpenBenchtable.com for US $149 and includes a limited edition travelers sleeve. The Community Edition is limited to run of 200 units only: https://openbenchtable.com

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The Open Benchtable Project

Another crucial aspect of the Open Benchtable project is that its design is open to third party developers of additional accessories. Started by HWBOT and OverClocking-TV and later joined by Streacom, the project will allow full access to the blueprint files of this final product revision. This allows third party developers to build accessories that are compatible with all Open Benchtable products, plus modify and share their design improvements.

Ultimately, community enthusiasts will be able to share their own unique accessory designs and 3D files on the Open Benchtable site for others to use. Blueprints and other design related documentation will made publicly available later in Q3 2016.

To learn more about the Open Benchtable project, visit this website: https://openbenchtable.com/

Streacom, An Open Benchtable Partner

Streacom offer a range of products including active and passive cooled chassis, valve amplifiers, embedded home entertainment solutions, and other complimentary computer accessories. Streacom also offers OEM/ODM services to companies that require customized or newly developed products that span the entire service spectrum, from ‘design to delivery’.

http://www.streacom.com/

OverClocking-TV

OverClocking-TV.com is the home of overclocking broadcasting, providing the best coverage of overclocking events and contests, plus streaming coverage of individual benching sessions and more. Fasten your seatbelt, grab some popcorn and get overclocked.

http://www.overclocking-tv.com/

HWBOT

HWBOT has been involved with maintaining overclocking submission databases and monitoring and regulating overclocking leagues, records and contests since 2006. The core mission is to help grow the enthusiast community of overclocking around the world with a clear emphasis on inclusion, fairness and growth. HWBOT exists to promote overclocking at all levels, abilities and budgets, reshaping something that began as an enthusiast hobby, into a globally respected Esport. Above all however, HWBOT wants you to keep pushing!

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If you have any questions regarding this announcement or any other questions in general regarding HWBOT, please contact us at: contact [at} hwbot.org

Questions or enquiries related to the Open Benchtable project can be forwarded to: contact [at} openbenchtable.com

 

HWBOT, OverClocking-TV and Streacom Team Up to Develop the Open Benchtable

Introducing the Open Benchtable Project: A Community-Developed, Portable Yet Full-Featured Benchtable for Overclockers on the Move

March 24th, 2016 – HWBOT, an organization regulating international Overclocking competitions and rankings is delighted to announce its involvement in forming the Open Benchtable Project, joining with OverClocking-TV and Streacom to create an open, community-developed benchtable that towers above current offerings in terms of portability, esthetics and general design.

The first prototypes of the Open Benchtable design, manufactured by Streacom and referred to as the ‘Special HWBOT World Tour Edition’, will be used by overclockers during OC Workshops and contests throughout the World Tour, including forthcoming events in Europe and North America.
“We are excited to bring the HWBOT World Tour Edition benchtable with us on the World Tour, giving us a chance to expose our latest design to the global OC community,” commented Timothée Pineau, head of Project Development at HWBOT and VP of OverClocking-TV. “We are confident that overclockers of all levels and abilities will be impressed and appreciate the portable design and open nature of the Open Benchtable project.”

The Open Benchtable Project : Designed By Overclockers For Overclockers on the Go

The Open Benchtable project is the brain-child of several conversations with Streacom dating back to Computex 2015. Overclocking is a community driven hobby and sport where overclockers are willing to traverse the globe to get benching with like-minded people. Initially the project arose out of a desire to develop a benchtable that would be suited to the needs of an overclocker who tends to travel.

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of Streacom, the current prototype, the Special HWBOT World Tour Edition is a solid proof of concept. Subsequent retail models from Streacom will be branded as the BC1 benchtable. Measuring 36 cm x 27cm and with a thickness of only 8mm, the Streacom BC1 is made from a single piece of milled aluminum, making it light (only 2.5kg), portable yet rugged and ideal for carrying on the road. Despite its sleek light design the Open Benchtable is in fact extremely solid and designed to offer overclockers support for a full subzero cooled rig, including a CPU pot plus four LN2 cooled VGA cards.

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Central to the design is the ability to neatly store the table’s components within its sleek aluminum base. The legs of the table, plus screws and other components reside within a cavity in the table’s main base which is easily sealed for transportation. The result is elegant, refined, light to carry and utterly effective in an overclocking session, wherever you are.

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Perhaps the most crucial aspect of the Open Benchtable project is that its design is open to third party developers of additional accessories. Started by HWBOT and OverClocking-TV and later joined by Streacom, the project will allow full access to the blueprints files of the final product revision allowing third party developers to build accessories for these Open Benchtable products, modify and share their design improvements and more.

Ultimately, community enthusiasts will be able to share their own unique accessory designs via 3D files on the Open Benchtable site for others to use.

To learn more about the Open Benchtable project, visit this website: https://openbenchtable.com

Take a look also at the replay from the live unveiling of the first prototype on OCTV’s YouTube channel:

Product Availability

The prototype HWBOT World Tour Edition benchtable will be used and assessed during World Tour events around the world, garnering feedback from the world’s most seasoned overclockers, an essential step in its continued development. Details regarding the availability of the final retail BC1 benchtable will be announced by the OBT Project at a later date.

To stay up to date with news regarding BC1 availability, sign up for the OBT Project subscriber email here: OpenBenchtable.com

Streacom, An Open Benchtable Partner

With a range of products spanning active and passive cooled chassis, valve amplifiers, embedded home entertainment solutions, and other complimentary computer accessories, Streacom also offers OEM/ODM services to companies that require customized or newly developed products that spans the entire service from ‘design to delivery’.

“We have used our vast experience with aluminium cases and unique design approach to create a benchtable that excels in all the right areas,” commented Shimon Simon, Product Manager at Streacom. “Working with HWBOT and OC-TV has given us enormous insight to what overclockers and PC enthusiasts demand, helping us to create an incredibly minimal yet functional design that exudes quality.”

To learn more about Streacom visit: www.streacom.com

If you have any questions regarding this announcement or any other questions in general, please contact us at: contact@openbenchtable.com