Best open-air chassis?

I've seen a few open-air chassis for testing hardware and demonstrations, such as overclocking competitions, but I can't remember the names of every manufacturer.

These will be used for a few hours at a time to test hardware, demo CPU cooling methods, etc. in situations where "no chassis" and a phone book might otherwise be used, but with the ability to keep all the parts together for transit.

I'm considering alternatives to this one:

http://www.highspeedpc.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=TopTechSTD

Do any of you guys have a list of open-air chassis you think I'd like?
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  1. the only one i know of is the antec skeleton

    but do you really want dust settling on your computer all the time , and the cat jumping up to have a look while blowing the ram with static electricity you made by stroking it?
  2. Outlander_04 said:
    the only one i know of is the antec skeleton

    but do you really want dust settling on your computer all the time , and the cat jumping up to have a look while blowing the ram with static electricity you made by stroking it?


    Yeh, that would be ideal. Let me add a few reasons to the original post, and thanks for the suggestion!
  3. dirtmountain said:


    LOL, you must have found that the same time as me, because when I added it to the original post your reply showed up.

    Thanks again!
  4. Crashman said:
    Yeh, that would be ideal. Let me add a few reasons to the original post, and thanks for the suggestion!



    Until you posted your reasons I wasnt aware there could be a good reason for an open air case .
    I was wrong

    but I am happy since I learned something new

    EDIT : dirtmountains link is fascinating and the idea makes a lot of sense .
    It would also be fairly simple to make your own , in that format
  5. Outlander_04 said:
    Until you posted your reasons I wasnt aware there could be a good reason for an open air case .
    I was wrong

    but I am happy since I learned something new

    EDIT : dirtmountains link is fascinating and the idea makes a lot of sense .
    It would also be fairly simple to make your own , in that format


    Exactly. That's the one I was thinking of when I started the thread but couldn't remember the name. Now I'm simply trying to consider all the alternatives :)
  6. dirtmountain said:


    Coolness. Keep the ideas coming :p
  7. Get the Antec Skeleton like Outlander_04 suggested but take the top off like this guy did.
    http://www.techpowerup.com/gallery/2237.html
  8. Here's a pic of a homemade test bench that looks pretty decent, not sure if there's plans or not, but looks fairly simple.
    http://www.forumapex.com/anything_goes/72386-making_a_homemade_test_bench.html

    better link
    http://www.boxgods.com/dept/modding/index.php?Action=Article&ID=188
  9. Here are a few others that came on the market a few months ago.

    MicroCool Banchetto 101 Clear Modular Tech Station Case
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8967/cst-903/MicroCool_Banchetto_101_Clear_Modular_Tech_Station_Case.html?tl=g1c9s928

    Tecnofront HWD HardWareDock Acrylic Tech Station
    http://www.frozencpu.com/products/9126/cst-912/Tecnofront_HWD_HardWareDock_Acrylic_Tech_Station.html?tl=g1c9s928
  10. I personally like the Antec Skeleton :P
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