DimasTech Bench Test/Table Easy V2.5 ReviewPsywar - May 4, 2010
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The DismasTech bench table comes as a solid glossy black table that is made from 1.5mm thick SECC steel with two installation areas. These areas consist of the top where the motherboard is secured and the bottom, which is where the hard drives, optical drives and power supply are installed. The motherboard installation area consists of finely threaded screw holes that support the motherboard stand-offs, cable management areas, four water cooling tube access holes and areas for the fan brackets to be installed. The bottom layer where the expansion bays are placed comes with holes throughout it so you can choose the best location for installation of the modular bays. These bays are secured by running a screw in though the bottom of the panel that is secured by the use of a thumb-nut at the top. Turning the case around you see a few different access areas that will allow for each component to be easy to get to and an area that will support either three 120mm case fans or up to a triple 120mm fan radiator for water cooling.
To set up the case I am going to follow the installation manual and show my progress step by step. The first area that is dealt with is the motherboard stand-offs. These are simply screwed into the top panel and can be placed in many different combinations that can support a wide variety of motherboards. The support ranges from ATX, full ATX, microATX, XL-ATX and Mini ATX, making this a case that can support just about any setup you could possibly consider. The included stand-offs are rather long and due to their height will hold the motherboard almost a ful inch off of the chassis. After the stand-offs are secured in place I moved on to the power and reset buttons. To secure these to the case you simply place them though the pre-drilled holes on the front of the case and then secure them using a nut that screws onto the back side. Directly beside the reset button is an access area to install the single USB port, which is secured by screws on each side.
Next up is installation of the VGA support bracket. This is secured by running two screws from under the top panel into the bracket and securing it using thumb-nuts. The screw holes that are used to secure it to the chassis are actually rectangular, allowing the bracket to slide about an inch and a half along the back of the case into a location that can support your specific motherboard's expansion needs. Now that we have most of the top panel setup we can start to install the expansion bays and the first step in this process is to remove the bottom tray from the case.
The bottom tray is held into place by six thumb scews that can be easily removed to allow the panel to slide in and out of the chassis. To secure the modular bays and PSU bracket to the panel you use the same method that was utilized for the VGA bracket on the top panel. It is up to you as to where you want to install each specific bay since there are multiple holes throughout that will allow you to pick the best location for your specific needs. Securing the bays and PSU bracket to the panel is very easy and once completed you can easily slide it back into the case.
Now that all the installation brackets and bays are in place there are only the optional fan brackets left. These are also secured with the use of screws and thumb-nuts and like the VGA bracket can be slid across a portion of the top panel, allowing you to place the fans in the most optimal location. As you can see in the last image, Dimastech has really induced all necessary components to properly keep all areas of the motherboard cool. This includes four 120mm fan brackets, with one having a long flexible base that will allow it to be adjusted to different locations throughout the top panel. Altogether this case can hold up to seven 120mm case fans, greatly increasing the ability to cool each area of the motherboard and reducing temperatures, which will increase the overclocking potential of your components.