The HSPC Tech Station
(patent pending) is a fast-access computer case - a hardware workbench bringing
PC components within easy reach yet keeping them safe and secure. The Tech
Station makes a perfect work station for computer hobbyists, overclockers,
frequent upgraders, IT Professionals, PC Shops. - For anyone needing frequent
and fast access to internal PC components. With tool-less storage for all PC
components it has solid non-conductive construction and lots of great
Version 2.0 -Now
with secure motherboard standoff system, stiffer AGP/PCI support brace, cleaner
cut edges and updated ATX Control Kit!
Tech Station Includes:
- Two tier work
bench (pre-assembled or build-your-own kit)
- AGP/PCI card brace with thumb screws
- HDD Rails for storage/cooling for two hard drives
- Secure rubberized motherboard standoff system
- Dual 120mm fans and finger guards
- Self-stick non-slip feet for Drives/PSU
- Assembly & usage details
- ATX Control Kit:
(on/off & reset switches, power & HDD LED's, system speaker)
home for your hardware:
Based on ATX form factor motherboard specifications providing a
full 13x13” of surface area
for total accommodation of even the large extended ATX (server) motherboards.
The motherboard is perfectly secure in this version 2.0. A high friction
rubberized standoff system supports the motherboard 1/4" off the bench surface
(accommodates CPU cooler back plates and increases air circulation) and
positions the motherboard perfectly on the Tech Station using two Nylon guide
posts. AGP/PCI cards are securely locked in place with thumbscrews so the
motherboard is safe yet available for hands-on work and easily removed.
Top shelf, load it up:
The upper shelf is for stacking the drives and power
supply. Plenty of real estate here to hold optical, hard disk and floppy
drives. The top shelf protects the motherboard below from any possible impact
from above. Included are non-slip pads to keep things in place, and the bench
can hold over 150 lbs!.
Storage/Cooling Rail System:
standard 3.5" hard drives can be easily inserted,
protected and cooled via rails suspended under the top shelf. The far end of the
HDD Rails open to catch air from the 120mm cooling fan assembly. Slide the
HDD's in/out on smooth non-conductive acrylic rails.
AGP/PCI add-in cards!
AGP/PCI support brace solves the problem of loose motherboard add-in cards which
can come lose and damage circuitry. It offers universal support for all add-in
cards - blocking no cables or connections, and has some lateral flexibility to
make adding/removing cards easy. Nylon thumb screws twist into the top of the
brace and are positioned at ATX form factor spec locations so the AGP card and
six PCI cards can be locked in place. The support brace can also be removed,
flipped over and turned to support BTX form factor.
PC On/Off and monitor HDD activity:
directly onto the motherboard, The ATX Control Kit takes the place
of the computer case power and reset switches, power and hard disk drive
activity lights, and system warning speaker so that PC hardware can operate
totally independent of a standard computer case.
The Tech Station is
made of non-electrically conductive, scratch-resistant, high grade polymers.
Metal screws and brackets are not exposed in sensitive areas, the motherboard
rests on protective rubber standoffs, and the test bench sits on non-slip
thermoplastic rubber feet. No worries of frying your hardware like with a metal
things cool: Dual
120mm 12v DC fans are positioned on the left side so air is forced over heat
sensitive components, and over Hard Disk Drive(s) mounted
under the top shelf.
room to work:
between shelves is 7” offering adequate room for hands to reach in and change
components on the motherboard without having to remove the motherboard
completely from the test bench.
Traditional alternatives would include leaving components installed in the
computer case, which is an awkward and cramped environment for accessing
hardware, an ill-fitting frame assembly made of conductive metal, or just having
parts scattered around an open work area which is dangerous because components
are exposed and vulnerable to impact, shorting and electrostatic discharge. And
how is the motherboard switched on/off without the PC case? Our test bench and
Control switches solve all these problems. Now you can easily configure your
hardware exactly how you want it before installing it in your permanent