Streacom BC1 MINI V2 Open Benchtable
* Will begin shipping on April 25, 2022
The BC1 MINI as the name suggests is a small version of the award winning 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 aluminum 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 ingenious self contained design which makes it incredibly portable, versatile and easy to store.
While 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.
V2 Released Q4 2021 - V1 Launched Q4 2017
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.
|Material:||5052 grade aluminum for body, 304 steel for all screws|
|Finish:||Sandblast and anodized surface treatment
|Available Colors:||Silver, Titanium, Black|
|Motherboard Support:||Small Form Factor (SFF), Mini-ITX & Mini-DTX|
|Expansion:||3 bays, 2 PCIe Support Screws Included|
|PSU Support:||SFX / SFX-L|
|Drive Capacity:||Up to 2 x 2.5″, any thickness|
|I/O 2 x 12mm:||No front I/O included|
|Dimensions:||Packed 230x190x8mm (W x D x H) Assembled height of 78mm|
|Load 15kg:||Maximum recommend total weight of components|
|Cooling - Variable:||Support for 240, 140, 120, 92, 80mm, 5KG Max|
|Maximum Recommended Total Load:||15kg - 33lbs|
|Stored Dimensions:||230 x 190 x 8mm / (W x D x H)|
|Net Weight:||785g Net, 1080g Gross (packed weight)|
AN UNRIVALED & INGENIOUS DESIGNJust 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 USEHaving 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 SUPPORTYou 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 HARDWAREWith 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.
If you are a reseller or a system builder we offer special pricing on bulk orders of this product. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Toll Free (877) 205-2020 for more information.
BC1 WINS IF DESIGN AWARDFEBRUARY 21, 2017
“This award from iF Design underlines the value of leveraging the unique knowledge base and expertise of the PC enthusiast community at HWBOT,” commented Pieter-Jan Plaisier, Director at HWBOT. “The innovative design of the Open Benchtable owes a great deal to the input and feedback of enthusiastic HWBOT members from around the world.”
“It is truly an honour to receive this prestigious award for the BC1, which stands as a testament to the unique and innovative design that has redefined the benchtable market,” commented Shimon Simon, Head of Design and Manufacturing at Streacom. “The award further validates our reputation as a company that pushes the boundaries of form, function, quality and value.”
The BC1 Open Benchtable and its uniquely portable and integrated design clearly made a positive impression on the 58-member iF DESIGN Forum jury which was made up of independent experts from all over the world. The competition was intense with over 5,500 entries submitted from 59 countries – all hopeful of receiving the iF DESIGN seal of approval.
More information about the BC1 Open Benchtable award from iF DESIGN can be found in the “Design Excellence” section of the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.
About the iF DESIGN AWARD
For over 60 years the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concepts. All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed at the iF design exhibition Hamburg.
To learn more about the BC1, visit the product page or to know more about the Open Benchtable Project, visit openbenchtable.com