Streacom BC1 V2 Open Benchtable
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The BC1 V2 is a collaboration between HWBOT, Overclocking-TV and Streacom to create a truly exceptional benchtable,
one that redefines the product category and towers above current offerings in terms of portability, aesthetics,
quality and design. It also forms the foundation of the Open Benchtable Project, a community driven platform which
will allow the benchtable to evolve over time though accessories and mods from third party developers.
Being only 8mm thick and weighing a mere 1.75kg, the Open Benchtable is uniquely designed for traveling 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.
The entire BC1 V2 is made of precision machined, anodized aluminum which offers fantastic rigidity while also being extremely lightweight. The body also features an integrated carry handle and has been ingenuously designed to incorporate the legs, standoffs, and brackets which all seamlessly stow within. This means no moving (or indeed rattling) parts when in transit.
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. The BC1 V2 supports all form factor motherboards, plus up to four VGA cards. Integrated mounting brackets support system fans and radiators in a variety of configurations.
The BC1 V2, a familiar form factor but with a huge engineering re-design that is nothing short of spectacular. It aims to be more robust, more versatile, more functional, more practical and easier to use than ever before.
|Body Material:||5052 grade aluminum for body, 304 steel for all screws|
|Maximum Recommended Total Load:||Maximum recommend total weight of components is 25KG|
|Available Colors:||Sandblast and anodized surface treatment, various colors available|
|Motherboard Support:||ATX+ Open Frame ATX Benchtable
|PSU Support:||Full ATX or SFX/SFX-L PSU, up to 320mm in length (180mm in Vertical Mode)|
|Drive Capacity:||Up to 2 x 2.5″ or 2 x 3.5″ or 1 of each|
|Cooling Support:||Support for 360, 280, 240, 140, 120, 92, 80mm, 7KG Max|
|Expansion 7 Bays:||4 support screws included,all ATX slot positions available|
|Stored Dimensions:||370 x 260 x 8mm (W x D x H)|
|Motherboard Standoff Height:||25mm|
|I/O 2 x 12mm:||2 x 12mm holes for panel mount switch, depth > 8mm|
|Net Weight:||1.75kg NET 2.1kg GROSS(packed weight)|
AN UNRIVALED & INGENIOUS DESIGN
The beauty of the BC1 (apart from how it looks) is the simple yet highly functional design. A key objective was portability, meaning it would need to occupy minimal space when not in use and be self-contained for ease of transport. The solution was to derive everything from a single body, integrating and incorporating all the parts so they could also be stored and occupy minimal space.
SIMPLE TO ASSEMBLE AND USE
At first sight the BC1 may look complicated or tedious to use but thanks to the tool-less assembly and fully custom screws, assembly is a breeze. Once the feet are attached to the body all that remains is to add the standoffs in the appropriate locations depending on your motherboard size. Support for expansion cards, storage drives and cooling it achieved with more thumbscrews and the included brackets.
With the use of its pushpin standoffs, no screws are required to secure the motherboard in place making it ideal for quick and easy hardware testing and swapping.
COMPREHENSIVE HARDWARE SUPPORT
You would be forgiven for thinking the compromises made to achieve such a portable product would leave it lacking in hardware compatibility. On the contrary, the BC1 has incredible hardware support thanks to its open platform design. The adjustable side bracket approach to mounting hardware also provides a wide range of support for cooling and other hardware to be mounted.
A VERSATILE APPROACH TO MOUNTING HARDWARE
With such a compact and minimal design, a different approach was needed to add support for cooling such as fans and radiators. The solution is side mounting brackets that pivot to adjust for different size fans.
The V2 now features twice as many brackets that can either be combined to support longer screws and higher loads or split and use together at a single location or individually to add more mounting locations.
VERTICAL MODE FOR HARDWARE DISPLAY/DEMO
One of the most unexpected uses for the BC1 has been the trend in people using it in a vertical orientation so with the V2 we have introduced this as a native feature. Whilst we still don’t recommend this for a critical system, especially with some of the larger/heavier GPUs on the market, the alternative foot location gives much greater stability than before and is ideal for a product display solution.
"I absolutely love it and it will be replacing by old work test bench that i have been using since 2011." – watch the full review
"Overall, we are enamored with the Streacom BC1 Open Benchtable – there is so much it does right." – read the full review
"The Streacom BC1 is an awesome open bench table that will please hardware enthusiasts no doubt about it. The BC1 is the perfect option and deserves a spot on your desk!" – read the full review
"The Open Benchtable is the only test bench I want to use anymore. The solid construction, ease of hardware installation, and attention to design combine into an easy recommendation from me." – read the full review
Streacom BC1 User Guide
See more detailed information in the BC1 V2 User Guide.
If you are a reseller or a system builder we offer special pricing on bulk orders of this product. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Toll Free (877) 205-2020 for more information.
BC1 WINS IF DESIGN AWARDFEBRUARY 21, 2017
“This award from iF Design underlines the value of leveraging the unique knowledge base and expertise of the PC enthusiast community at HWBOT,” commented Pieter-Jan Plaisier, Director at HWBOT. “The innovative design of the Open Benchtable owes a great deal to the input and feedback of enthusiastic HWBOT members from around the world.”
“It is truly an honour to receive this prestigious award for the BC1, which stands as a testament to the unique and innovative design that has redefined the benchtable market,” commented Shimon Simon, Head of Design and Manufacturing at Streacom. “The award further validates our reputation as a company that pushes the boundaries of form, function, quality and value.” The BC1 Open Benchtable and its uniquely portable and integrated design clearly made a positive impression on the 58-member iF DESIGN Forum jury which was made up of independent experts from all over the world. The competition was intense with over 5,500 entries submitted from 59 countries – all hopeful of receiving the iF DESIGN seal of approval.
More information about the BC1 Open Benchtable award from iF DESIGN can be found in the “Design Excellence” section of the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.
About the iF DESIGN AWARD
For over 60 years the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concepts. All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed at the iF design exhibition Hamburg. To learn more about the BC1, visit the product page or to know more about the Open Benchtable Project, visit https://openbenchtable.com/