Dimastech Bench Table V2 Review

Initial Impressions

Dimastech Bench Table V2 Review

Initial Impressions

Firstly let me clear something up, regular readers may be sat in shock that the pictures are not edited on white backgrounds and following the usual OC3D format. The reason for this is once in the light tent the bench table has a cunning cloaking device and disappears into the back ground! The white walls in the office were bad enough!

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Believe it or not the V2 is actually pretty hard to review as its almost self explanatory. When we first spoke to Dimastech about getting a sample we were given the choice of what colours we wanted our sent in. This is no easy choice as the range of colours is HUGE. In hindsight I wish i had got the table in blue just so I could have taken pictures in the light tent! The table is powdercoated to your colour of choice, and a very high standard powdercoat it is too. With an item that will get as much use as this a good tough powder is essential to keep it looking fresh for years of service.

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As it's easy to see the motherboard goes on the top of the unit to give easy access to the components you are testing. There are also many cable routing points. Pretty much everything else goes underneath in any number of configurations thanks to the amount of mounts there are to choose from on the lower level. It's also worth pointing out there is a radiator mount that can accommodate any radiator on the market today up to a maximum 3x120mm (360mm). Power and reset buttons on the front are essential for motherboards without onboard buttons, and it's great to see a USB port on the front too. Sadly a big down point is the USB port connection for the motherboard is only a single row and thus has no indication which way it should be fitted. Its nothing short of a 50/50 guess which way to fit it and even I have lost a rather expensive USB drive by fitting the cable the wrong way round.

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The table comes with several very well made adapter mounts for fitting 3.5" drives, optical drives and many different fan mounts to enable you to direct airflow at the right components. Sadly it has to be pointed out that the PSU bracket is not made from the same material, the PSU bracket is very very thin. When plugging in the power cord and even turning the PSU on and off the bracket bends very easily. It's a big let down compared to the other brackets and mounts and a strange one to say the least.

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Dimastech sent us an adjustable fan bracket that you can buy as an optional extra. It simply screws into the top of the table and you can manoeuvre it to where ever you need the airflow.

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Testing an item like this is easy but it doesn't really warrant temperature graphs so lets just take a look at the Bench Table in use. This is a great way to see how easy it is to get access to the motherboard and componants, but it also manages to keep all of the lesser changed parts such as the PSU, optical drive, hard drives and even a watercooling system tidy and safe in the lower level.

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Lets move on to the conclusion and wrap things up.

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Most Recent Comments

01-06-2010, 07:59:57

Looks like a very nice piece of kit - certainly going to come in handy for OC3D to test new components - you can just keep the board up there, and just chop and change out the bits and bobs you need to test!

Awesome piece of kit there, and a nice review TomQuote

10-06-2010, 06:52:29

Yes, glad you got one for "A barrage of motherboards, heatsinks, graphics cards and ram"! Sounds like your going to hit us with a nice barrage of reviews Got a feeling you'll know soon about that PSU bracket after a proper TTL workout. Great review as always.Quote

10-06-2010, 07:49:05

I have a few bug-bears with these things.

Concept - excellent, great things to have when you constantly work with changing out bits, components, testing. If they're exactly as you require them.

Prices - absolutely rediculous up to this point. Cheapest one I've broken ** was probably £75 or so, and felt like it. I didn't buy it, so hey.

Essentially, an enthusiast can put one of these together themselves, suprisingly cheaply. If you consider yourself a compitent wc'er and especially a case-modder, the task is simple.

** the breaking usually comes cos although the basic form is there - they don't facilitate 'something' - so you end up modding it in some fashion.

LL tray - $25, salvedged parts from old cases, "hack saw", misc cables from your favorite outlet. Coat it ? I've scratched the heck out of them usually with so much in/out of components. Monkey prints on the LL stuff can be annoying tho.

Meh, each to their own.Quote

10-06-2010, 08:23:37

I was all for the cheap versions too Rasta, but tbh once you get something quality like this, especially for something that for me at least will get a huge amount of use they are worth twice the retail price. Kustom PC's has these in stock for £109 which is brilliant imho.

My only bugbare was the PSU bracket which i do belive will be getting changed asap, other than that the quality was top notch.Quote

10-06-2010, 10:18:53

Spelling error, page 3, "professionals" Quote

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