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First post, by vetz

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So I've been looking into buying a proper openair testbench. Do anyone know if any model will fit AT motherboards as well as ATX?

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Reply 2 of 7, by vetz

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Doornkaat wrote on 2020-10-27, 11:18:

You won't accept 'pizzabox' as an answer I assume? 😉

Hehe, nope, something more professional please

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Reply 4 of 7, by adalbert

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It should be possible to modify existing ATX bench (if it is made of acrylic) by drilling additional holes and pushing (with soldering iron) heat-set brass threaded inserts into them. Modifying metal bench is also possible, but requires more tools.

Reply 5 of 7, by vetz

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imi wrote on 2020-10-27, 11:25:

so you probably won't accept metal monitor stand with self-drilled holes and spacers either I assume? ^^

If its doable to drill them yourself that could work, but best would be a flexible platform that can accept different sizes of motherboards. Been looking at
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001217950387 … searchweb201603_

Looks like you can adjust the positions of almost everything.

EDIT: This one maybe for acrylic type:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33051136133.h … searchweb201603_

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Reply 6 of 7, by imi

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I just got these: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/image … _AC_SL1500_.jpg
they're pretty cheap and sturdy.
got two of them for €25 iirc.

the alluminium extrusion approach is nice too, I was wanting to do that but opted to cheap out and just get those monitor stands ^^

Reply 7 of 7, by dionb

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A lot of ATX cases have removable motherboard trays. Those trays invariably have AT holes as well as ATX ones. Remove the backplate and you have an L-shaped frame that will hold both baby and full AT boards. I have a pile I use for exactly that purpose.

This sort of thing:
lian-li-d8000-3-removable-motherboard-tray-silver.jpg