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  Product:     HighSpeed PC HSPC Tech Station  
  Price:     $159 (CDN) / $139 (U.S)
  Supplied By:     HighSpeed PC
  Author:     Hi-TEK
  Date:     February 22nd, 2006
  Rating:     star star star star star star star star star 

MODTHEBOX would like to thank Scott from HighSpeed PC for sending the HSPC Tech Station for review.

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Introduction:

IT Professionals and Service Technicians often face day to day challenges when it comes to keeping their networks and workstations operational. A faulty PC can reduce productivity and often take longer to diagnose for problems while fully assembled inside computer chassis. The same rules apply to the System Builder or Computer Enthusiast who must test various system components for stability and performance. In order to solve this problem HighSpeed PC based out of Canfield, Ohio has introduced a new product dubbed the HSPC Tech Station. Today in the MTB Labs, we will be evaluating the HSPC Tech Station v2.0; a product that simplifies the process of testing system components using a portable workstation.

Specifications:

The HSPC Tech Station is a fast-access computer case and hardware workbench bringing PC components within easy reach yet keeping them safe and secure. Consumers have the option of selecting from two different sizes (14" x 9.5" or 14" x 13") as well as six different colours (Black, Red, Blue, White, Yellow and Green). Here are some specifications taken directly from HighSpeed PC website:

Model
HSPC Tech Station (Large)
Heatsink Dimensions

14"x 13" x 8.5"

Material

Scratch-resistant high grade Polymers and Neoprene work mat

Fan Dimensions

120mm x 120mm x 25mm

Weight

Can support up to 150+ lbs

Motherboard size

Fits all full ATX motherboards up to 10" in size

Construction

Heavy duty with no sharp edges

Support

AGP/PCI card brace with thumbscrews

Storage

HDD Rails for storage/cooling for two hard drives

Features

ATX Control Kit (Mini Power/Reset switches, LED's and Speaker)

Secured Motherboard with rubberized standoffs/guide post kit
HDD storage/cooling rails for up to two 3.5" hard drives
Rubber non-slip feet
Assembly & use guide (Kits retail boxed)

HighSpeedPC HSPC Tech Station
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HighSpeedPC HSPC Tech Station
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The HSPC Tech Station arrived in standard retail packaging with HighSpeedPC logo and product specifications located on the front. The premise behind this product is quite simple and is based on the original Senfu Tech Station which was marketed overseas under the name of Overclocking DIY House in 2003. While the Senfu Tech Station is no longer available; the HSPC Tech Station represents a more improved design of the original concept.

HighSpeedPC HSPC Tech Station
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HighSpeedPC HSPC Tech Station
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The packaging for the HSPC Tech Station is excellent and bundled with an assortment of accessories which include the following:

  • 2 x High grade Polymer Bench Surfaces
  • 4 x High grade Polymer Square Bars (7")
  • 1 x AGP/PCI support brace (13.5" x 1.5")
  • 4 X Black rubber bumpers
  • 8 x 1" screws (#6)
  • 8 x 1/4" screws (#6)
  • 8 x Stainless steel flat washers
  • 4 x Hinged black plastic screw covers
  • 7 x 6-32 nylon thumbscrews
  • 6 x 1/2" angle brakets (1")
  • 12 x Standing PC case fan screws
  • 2 x 120mm 12v DC fans w/finger guards
  • Hard drive storage rack
  • ATX Control Kit
  • Motherboard Bumper Kit
  • Black Neoprene rubber mat
  • Installation manual
A well-written 6-page users manual provides all the necessary information on assembly, testing and components included in the package.

HighSpeedPC HSPC Tech Station
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HighSpeedPC HSPC Tech Station
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A quick inventory of all the package components revealed everything of high quality. In order to complete the assembly of the HSPC Tech Station consumers will require at least one Phillip's screw driver and approximately 30 minutes of their own time. As an alternative those individuals who are not good with tools can opt to order the HSPC Tech Station fully assembled and shipped directly from HighSpeed PC.

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