The BC1 MINI as the name suggests is a small version of the award wining BC1 Open Benchtable. We took everything great about the BC1 and shrunk it down to perfectly suit ITX and SFF PC builds.
It may be smaller but is still shares the same 8mm thick precision machined and anodized aluminium construction which offers fantastic rigidity while also being extremely lightweight. With the reduced size it only weights 805g but still manages to incorporate the same ingenious self contained design which makes it incredibly portable, versatile and easy to store.
Whilst overclocking on an ITX platform is not exactly the “done thing”, the BC1 MINI does allow for it, and lets you build an incredibly compact, robust open small form fact rig or test bench.
AN UNRIVALED & INGENIOUS DESIGN
The beauty of the BC1 is how simple yet functional the design is. A key objective was portability, this meant focusing on how the product could not only occupy a small space but also contain all the necessary parts for assembly. The solution was to derive everything from a single outer form and multi-purposing the screws for storing, assembling and mounting.
SIMPLE TO USE, YET COMPREHENSIVE IN HARDWARE SUPPORT
You would be forgiven for thinking the compromises made to achieve such a portable product would leave it lacking in hardware compatibility or make it difficult to use. On the contrary, the BC1 is incredibly easy to assemble and mount components with its toolless design. The unique approach to mounting hardware also provides a wide range of support for cooling thanks to the adjustable brackets and open design.
CUSTOM 304 STEEL SCREWS COMPLETE THE TOOLLESS DESIGN
Every screw supplied with the BC1 has been custom designed and manufactured from high grade 304 stainless steel in order to ensure long lasting use with the table. They are an integral feature of the toolless design and ensure easy assembly and secure hardware mounting.
This is a known compatability issue with some Corsair SFX PSUs as the placement of the power switch is very close to the edge of the PSU enclosure. There is currently a limitation of the BC1 Mini design, but there is a workaround that can be used by using spacers to leave a gap between the PSU and foot. This will allow enough clearance for the PSU switch but will require the use of longer screws (~14mm in length) as the thumbscrews supplied will be too short.
The BC1 was designed with portability in mind, so absolutely! The BC1 has travelled through customs and security checks at several airports around the world (incl. TSA in the US, France and Taiwan) without issue. However, there is no guarantee where hand luggage is concerned, so best to place it in check-in language.
It should be no surprise that they are identical as it was a collaboration. The only difference is that the Open Benchtable ships with a travel sleeve and must be purchased directly from their website.
Whilst we are considered in many ways a boutique manufacturer, its not possible for us to produce customised versions of our cases as one-offs or in limited numbers to cater for individual requirements and modifications.
We are however able to offer a customisation service for businesses (OEM / ODM) and depending on the product and type of modification, this becomes viable at relatively low volumes.
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