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The AMAZING $30 "Computer Case"!

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Lately we’ve been running out of test benches in the office. Thankfully, AliExpress has us covered - For under $30! Some assembly required...

 

 

Buy a Geek Studio test bench on Taobao: https://lmg.gg/8KV6f

Buy an Open Bench Table: https://lmg.gg/8KV6F


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Now do a vid showing how YOU would make an acrylic test bench (using ur CnC) better than this one.


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The only thing this has going for it over just sticking everything on top of a box and calling it a day is the bars to hold up expansion cards and that sick vertical PSU look.


¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

 

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You really notice @GabenJr is becoming a real part of LMG, stupid mistakes, dropping stuff, exactly the stuff we are expecting!

 

It's actually nice to see that Anthony is the source for a bunch of actually really good videos recently. Keep it up! :)

They should really let you go ham on aliexpress once with no budget just to see what kind of crazy stuff you would buy.


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5 minutes ago, Rune said:

Parenting tips jokes was on point

I had a shop teacher in high school that did a similar thing when he dropped stuff. He stopped after losing his grip while moving a drill press table.


¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

 

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Also glad to see Anthony more. Really like the guy. No idea why tho.


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Could have used the cardboard box that shipped with the motherboard.

Non-conductive, free of charge and nothing goes to waste.


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55 minutes ago, samcool55 said:

You really notice @GabenJr is becoming a real part of LMG, stupid mistakes, dropping stuff, exactly the stuff we are expecting!

 

It's actually nice to see that Anthony is the source for a bunch of actually really good videos recently. Keep it up! :)

They should really let you go ham on aliexpress once with no budget just to see what kind of crazy stuff you would buy.

I've seen stuff from SODIMM to DIMM adapters to AGP USB 3.0 cards. 

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16 minutes ago, OneGuy83 said:

you have your own giant CNC machine... why don't you make your own Test Bench?

Just because you can do something from scratch doesn't mean you need to or should.  Let me just have my expensive engineer spend a full week doing a case design that probably won't be as good as this $30 one I can buy that is ready to go off the shelf.


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Very happy to see Anthony in more videos. Linus is good and all, his taste in comedy is perfect. But if you want some real intelligent content the source seems to be Anthony, Taran, or Alex.

 

Feature them in more videos LMG!


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6 minutes ago, MrMartellato said:

I found the link to the bench on AliExpress, but it seems they've bumped up the price to $67 :(

motherf... just came looking for the AliExpress link, was eyeing some test benches but never saw this one

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12 minutes ago, Stalkholm said:

This is gonna' sound weird, but can anybody tell me what the cooler/heatsink he's using is?

 

It's the 'big boy' stock Intel heatsink, for skylake I think?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Active-Thermal-Solution-TS15A-130W-CPU-LGA1151-1150-1156-Heatsink-Cooler/253288601670?hash=item3af92d5846:g:PusAAOSwZtJW--~h:rk:3:pf:1&frcectupt=true

TS15A, not cheap to buy on it's own I guess but Intel says it'll do 130W.

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Bitter said:

It's the 'big boy' stock Intel heatsink, for skylake I think?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Intel-Active-Thermal-Solution-TS15A-130W-CPU-LGA1151-1150-1156-Heatsink-Cooler/253288601670?hash=item3af92d5846:g:PusAAOSwZtJW--~h:rk:3:pf:1&frcectupt=true

TS15A, not cheap to buy on it's own I guess but Intel says it'll do 130W.

Thank you for the help!  I collect heat sinks and I was like "Huh, don't know that one."  Finding new things is cool.  :)

It'd be neat if those heatsinks were a standard diameter, so that I could get an elcheapo but equally neat looking Chinese fan to slap on top of it.  We will see.  Thanks again!  :D

 

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