Our graphics card test bench has been long overdue for an upgrade. We really can’t even call the old system a test bench as it was housed in a PC case. Taking into account that graphics card reviews are some of our most popular articles and the fact we really wanted to provide the best, in-depth, and thorough articles possible it was time for an upgrade. Our new test bench houses some of the latest hardware available, is a true test bench, and we have some extra accessories for testing power consumption and sound levels as well.
The illusive PC Test Bench, something that if you are reviewing or testing PC hardware is a must have. Test benches make it extremely easy to swap out hardware compared to a traditional PC case. This not only makes things easier, but saves you quite a lot of time and frustration as well. Surprisingly there are not that many companies that offer PC test benches, but Lian Li is one of them. They first released the PC-T60, which supported ATX motherboards, but lacked room for AiO watercooling. The Lian Li PC-T80 is now here and supports motherboards up to XL-ATX and has room for radiators up to 360mm. We will be using this test bench for our new graphics card test rig, will it fit the bill? Read on as we find out!
Using an open air case or otherwise called a test bench can save those that which out hardware on a regular basis a lot of time. Even for those that rarely change out hardware need to look at Dimastech Bench/Table Easy V3.0 for its ease of access, looks and options. Lets jump into the review and I will walk you though the build.
Lian-Li has just announced their brand new bushed aluminum PC-T80 DIY test bench. This test bench is an update to the original PC-T60. The PC-T80 will feature the same high-quality and simple design that the PC-T80 had, but also adds radiator support (something most test benches don’t have) and a more modular design.
Welcome to another Case Mod Friday case showcase! This week we have Shane McAnally’s custom open air case made of both wood and acrylic. Here is what he had to say about it: I wanted something to showcase the internals of the system, but not not look like most open test benches. I love wood and acrylic both and they work together beautifully. Read on to check it out!
We have seen quite a few different test benches over the years here at ThinkComputers. Some have been awesome and some have been downright garbage. A test bench is essentially a computer case or housing that has your motherboard on top or in an accessible area for easy swapping of parts. Test benches are perfect for reviewers like us or people who are constantly changing out their hardware. Recently Lian Li has come out with quite a few test benches, today we will be looking at the PC-Q06, which fits Mini-ITX and ATX motherboards. Let’s take a look…