BC1 Mini
ITX Open Benchtable

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 it 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 weighs 805g but still manages to incorporate the same 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.

The BC1 V2, a familiar form factor but with a huge engineering re-design that is nothing short of spectacular. It aims to be more robust, more versatile, more functional, more practical and easier to use than ever before.

Read the full press release here

The original BC1 Mini (now known as the V1)  launched in October 2017 (see the press release here) and was the first ITX benchtable on the market.

See the BC1 V1 product page here for full details

Overview

Motherboard

D/ITX
Small Form Factor (SFF), Mini-ITX & Mini-DTX motherboard support

PSU

SFX / L
SFX and SFX-L

Expansion

3 Bays
2 PCIe Support Screws Included

Cooling

Variable
Support for 240, 140, 120, 92, 80mm, 5KG Max

Drives

2 x 2.5"
2 x 2.5", any thickness

I/O

2 x 12mm
No front I/O included
It's an overclocker thing 🙂

Dimensions

3.4ℓ
Packed 230x190x8mm (W x D x H)
Assembled height of 78mm

Weight

785g
785g NET
1080g GROSS
(packed weight)

Material

AL5052 + SS
5052 grade aluminium for body, 304 steel for all screws

Finish

Sandblast
Sandblast and anodized surface treatment, available in black or silver

Load

15kg
Maximum recommend total weight of components

Model

BLACK
SKU: ST-BC1B-MINI-V2
EAN: 8718469091591

Model

SILVER
SKU: ST-BC1S-MINI-V2
EAN: 8718469091584

Model

TITANIUM
SKU: ST-BC1R-MINI-V2
EAN: 8718469091607

Features

AN UNRIVALED & INGENIOUS DESIGN

Just like the large ATX version, the beauty of the BC1 Mini lies in the design that is extremely simple yet highly functional.

A key objective was portability, even more so for the compact ITX form factor meaning it would need to occupy minimal space when not in use and be self-contained for ease of transport.

The solution was to derive everything from a single slender body, integrating and incorporating all the parts so they could also be stored and occupy minimal space.

SIMPLE TO ASSEMBLE AND USE

Having to assemble before use my seem tedious but thanks to the toolless assembly and custom screws, assembly and use is a breeze. Once the feet are attached to the body all that remains is to add the standoffs in the appropriate locations depending on your motherboard size. Support for expansion cards, storage drives and cooling it achieved with more thumbscrews and the included brackets.

With the use of its pushpin standoffs, no screws are required to secure the motherboard in place making it ideal for quick and easy hardware testing and swapping.

COMPREHENSIVE HARDWARE SUPPORT

You would be forgiven for thinking the compromises made to achieve such a portable product would leave it lacking in hardware compatibility. On the contrary, the BC1 has incredible hardware support thanks to its open platform design. The adjustable side bracket approach to mounting hardware also provides a wide range of support for cooling and other hardware to be mounted.

A VERSATILE APPROACH TO MOUNTING HARDWARE

With such a compact and minimal design, a different approach was needed to add support for cooling such as fans and radiators. The solution is side mounting brackets that pivot to adjust for different size fans.

The V2 now features twice as many brackets that can either be combined to support longer screws and higher loads or split and use together at a single location or individually to add more mounting locations.

Reviews & Media Coverage

PC Ekspert
Written Review

BC1 Mini, kao i njegov veći brat BC1 su odlično osmišljeni i izvedeni bench stolovi, tj. stolovi za testiranje hardvera......

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  1. The power button on my SFX PSU conflicts with the edge of the foot on my V1, what can I do?
    Note, this applies to the V1 only, the BC1 Mini V2 features a winder foot design for improved PSU compatibility. 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.
  2. Can I travel with my BC1 and take it on the plane?
    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.
  3. What is the difference between the Streacom BC1 and Open Benchtable?
    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.
  4. Can I get a customised version of this case made?
    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.
  5. What if I have a question that is not listed?
    If you can’t find the information you need, please send us a message using the ‘Get in Touch’ link at the top right of the page, choose the appropriate department and we will respond with the relevant information.
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