Best PC Test Bench Case for Hardware Testing & Benchmarking in 2018

If you are a professional and do a lot of components testing, hardware testing, overclocking or benchmarking then you need a good PC test bench case for it. A PC Test Bench is generally an open air computer case or a modular computer case with removable trays for easily installing and removing components. Most of the computer test bench cases are open frame cases and they also do not require fans for cooling because of their open air case design they already have good airflow or ventilation. However, some of the test bench cases may offer optional fan mounting points for added cooling and increasing airflow.

A test bench case should be strong and sturdy because you will be installing and removing components most of the times and it should be able to handle this abuse. Also, it should be big enough to fit all the high-end components that includes big and bulky CPU Coolers (both Air & Liquid CPU Coolers), high-end graphics cards, high-end power supplies and other expansion cards or components. Another quality that a good test bench case should possess is the ease of use i.e. you do not have to put extra effort to install / remove components. The size of a PC test bench case may vary depending on the motherboard size as some PC test bench supports up to ATX size motherboards and some can go up to bigger E-ATX motherboards. Here in this post I am going to list down some of the good PC Test Bench Cases for testing purposes.

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Top PC Test Bench Cases for Professionals

Here are some of the best computer test bench cases for PC hardware testing, overclocking and benchmarking of components.

Lian Li PC-T60 Test Bench Case

Lian Li PC-T60 is one of the most popular test bench cases around. This is a solidly built test bench case having an open design. This is an ideal case for hardware testing and if supports up to ATX sized motherboards. The case has got separate space for power supply (ATX PS/2) and it supports 5.25”, 3.5” and 2.5” inch drives. It has got 8 expansion slots and there is not limit for CPU cooler height and graphics card length. For I/O ports, you have to get a separate card for it that comes with e-SATA port, two USB 3.0 ports and audio ports.  In this test bench case, a trestle can be easily set-up with thumb-screws, to give the back-end of the T60 Test Bench additional stability. It also allows you to install two 120mm/140mm case fans if you need additional cooling.

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This PC test bench comes unassembled and you have to assemble it yourself by looking at the instructions given in the manual that comes with it. Once set up, it is very user friendly and you can easily install, switch and remove components for testing purpose. So, if you are looking for a strong, sturdy, spacious, affordable, feature rich and easy to use flexible PC test bench case then you should definitely for it. Highly Recommended by me.

Lian Li PC-T60 Test Bench Case Specifications
Form Factor ATX Test Bench
Motherboard Micro-ATX, ATX
Drive Bays 5.25” x 2, 3.5” x 2, 2.5” x 2
Front Ports USB 3.0 x 2, e-SATA x 1, Audio Ports [Optional]
Expansion Slots 8
CPU Cooler Height NA
Graphics Card Length NA
Fans / Cooling 120mm or 140mm Fans x 2 (optional)
Features Trestle for PCI Card Stability, Open Design, Aluminum Construction, Rubber Pads for PSU and HDDs

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Cooler Master HAF XB EVO Cube Case

Cooler Master HAF XB EVO is a multipurpose cube case that can be used as a HTPC case, LAN Party case, compact gaming case and also as a test bench case. This is a compact case but still offers loads of space for all your high-end components whether for testing or for building a powerful compact PC. This PC cube case has got removable HDD / ODD cages and removable motherboard tray that makes it ideal for use as a test bench case. This case supports up to ATX motherboards and comes with two 120mm XtraFlo fans on front for cooling, and you can optionally install fans at top and rear too. The case has good build quality and on front panel it has got two USB 3.0 ports, audio ports and two X-dock bays for 3.5”/2.5” drives.

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The case can accommodate 334mm long graphics cards, 180mm tall CPU coolers and 240mm radiator for liquid cooling. It supports drive bays of all sizes and a standard ATX PS2 Power Supply. Other features include rigid carry handles for easy transportation and slide-out dust filters. It may not be a traditional open design type test bench case but it is a complete all-rounder and comes in pretty handy for every type of situations. So, if you are looking for a test bench case that can be used for different purposes then this will definitely suit you.      

Cooler Master HAF XB EVO Cube Case Specifications 
Form Factor ATX Cube Case
Motherboard Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX
Drive Bays 5.25” x 2, 3.5” / 2.5” x 4
Front Ports USB 3.0 x 2, Audio
Expansion Slots 7
CPU Cooler Height 180mm
Graphics Card Length 334mm
Fans / Cooling Top: 200mm fan x 1 (optional)

Front: 120mm XtraFlo fan x 2 (installed; 1200 RPM, 17 dBA), or 140mm fan x 2 (optional)

Rear: 120mm fan x 1 or 80mm fan x 2 (optional)

Features Carry Handles, Removable HDD / ODD cages, Removable Motherboard Tray, Two X-Dock Bays, Removable Dust filters, 240mm Radiator support, Mesh top Panel

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HighSpeed PC Half-Deck Tech Station Standard (ATX)

This is a traditional open frame design test bench case from company called HighSpeed PC which specializes in open air test bench cases. PC Half-Deck Tech Station is test bench case that supports up to ATX size motherboards. The case comes with a 120mm fan for motherboard and HDD cooling. The case is divided in two platforms or benches, the upper one is for motherboard and add-in cards while the lower one is for hard drives, optical drive and power supply. There is no restriction on CPU cooler height and graphics card length because of its open air frame design.

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The case has good build quality and it is surprising easy to work with. Installing and removing components is a breeze on this test bench case. The case comes with all the required screws, rubberized pads, 120mm fan and other connectors that you will need to assemble or install components on this test bench case. It is also very affordable and gets a thumb up from me.

HighSpeed PC Half-Deck Tech Station (ATX) Specifications
Form Factor ATX Test Bench
Motherboard Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX
Drive Bays 3.5” x 2 / 2.5” x 3
Front Ports NA
Expansion Slots 7
CPU Cooler Height NA
Graphics Card Length NA
Fans / Cooling 120mm x 1
Features Anti-Static Neoprene Mat for non-slip under bench storage surface, Secure rubberized motherboard standoff system, Add-in card support with 7 thumb screws

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HighSpeed PC Half-Deck Tech Station Large (E-ATX)

This is the bigger version of the above mentioned HighSpeed PC Half-Deck Tech Station Standard (ATX) test bench case. It supports up to Extended ATX (E-ATX) sized motherboards while other features remain the same as in the ATX variant. You can check out the specifications and features of this HighSpeed PC Half-Deck Tech Station Large (E-ATX) below. This is a very good test bench case for someone who want to use E-ATX or lower sized motherboards but it does eats away extra space with its slightly bigger size or dimensions.

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HighSpeed PC Half-Deck Tech Station Large Specifications
Form Factor E-ATX Test Bench
Motherboard Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX
Drive Bays 3.5” x 2 / 2.5” x 3
Front Ports NA
Expansion Slots 7
CPU Cooler Height NA
Graphics Card Length NA
Fans / Cooling 120mm x 1
Features Anti-Static Neoprene Mat for non-slip under bench storage surface, Secure rubberized motherboard standoff system, Add-in card support with 7 thumb screws

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DIYPC Alpha-GT3 Test Bench Case

DIYPC Alpha-GT3 is an open style test bench case that can be used for testing, overlocking and benchmarking. This is high quality test bench that supports up to ATX sized motherboards. The case supports 5.25-inch, 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives and comes with an I/O port that consist of two USB 2.0 ports and Audio ports. It is very easy to assemble and mount components on this case, and has got enough space for all of your high-end components. There is also no restriction on the height of CPU coolers graphics card length. So, if you are looking for a durable and a no nonsense open style test bench case then give this one a try.

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DIYPC Alpha-GT3 Test Bench Case Specifications
Form Factor ATX Test Bench
Motherboard Micro-ATX, ATX
Drive Bays 5.25” x 1. 3.5” x 3, 2.5” x 2
Front Ports USB 2.0 x 2, Audio
Expansion Slots 7
CPU Cooler Height NA
Graphics Card Length NA
Fans / Cooling NA
Features Easy to assemble, Spacious

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InWin X-Frame 2.0 Test Bench Case

InWin X-Frame 2.0 is one of the best open-frame test bench cases that you can get for testing and overclocking. The case is on expensive side but it is worth every penny if you are a professional. This is a high-quality and modern test bench case that comes with features that you won’t find other test bench cases. The case comes with a rotating stand that can be rotated 360 degrees and the can be mounted horizontally and vertically. The case allows space for three 120mm fans for increasing airflow or cooling. The front part of the comes with three USB 3.0 ports, one USB Type-C port and HD audio ports.

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The case has no limits on CPU cooler height and graphics card length and supports 360mm radiator for liquid cooling. It also has a mounting bracket for water pump for custom liquid cooling solutions. The case comes bundled with InWin SI-1065W power supply which is a modular PSU having 1065W capacity. Overall a high-quality open-frame case that has great build quality and is high on features.

InWin X-Frame 2.0 Test Bench Case Specifications
Form Factor Open-Air Chassis
Motherboard E-ATX, ATX, Micro-ATX, Mini-ITX
Drive Bays 1 x 5.25”, 3 x 2.5″/3.5”, 3 x 3.5″, 7 x 2.5″
Front Ports USB 3.0 x 3, USB 3.1 Type-C x 1, HD Audio
Expansion Slots 8
CPU Cooler Height NA
Graphics Card Length NA
Fans / Cooling 120mm x 3 (Side)
Features 360-degree rotating stand, Horizontal / Vertical mounting, SI-1065W power supply included, 360mm radiator support, Water Pump bracket

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Lian Li PC-T70 Test Bench Case

Here we have Lian Li PC-T70 which is an ultimate test bench for professionals. This test bench case supports up to E-ATX size motherboards and comes with various advanced features. For cooling, you can install two 140mm or three 120mm fans and on the front panel you will get three USB 3.0 ports and HD Audio ports. The case supports 3.5” and 2.5” inch drives but lacks support for 5.25” drives. The case is modular in design and with the snap-on panels it can rapidly convert from bench to case and back.

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The case is liquid cooling ready and supports 360mm radiators. However, there is no restriction on CPU cooler height and graphics card length. Other features include cable management and panels with magnetic strips. Overall a solid test bench case for hardware enthusiasts and professionals.

Lian Li PC-T70 Test Bench Case Specifications
Form Factor Test Bench E-ATX
Motherboard Micro-ATX, ATX, E-ATX
Drive Bays 3.5” x 1 + 2.5” x 5 or 3.5” x 2 + 2.5” x 1
Front Ports USB 3.0 x 2, HD Audio
Expansion Slots 8
CPU Cooler Height NA
Graphics Card Length NA
Fans / Cooling 140mm x 2 / 120mm x 3 (optional)
Features Cable Management, Modular Design, 360mm Radiator support,

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Final Words

So, whether you are a hardware tester, overclocker or a hardware enthusiast, these above mentioned computer test bench cases are great for testing various hardware components and PC benchmarking. If you have any got any queries or doubts then please ask them by leaving a comment below.

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