SunbeamTech Tech-Station UV Case - Assembly, Installation and Usage

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SunbeamTech Tech-Station UV Case
Assembly, Installation and Usage
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Assembly:

As I mentioned on the previous page, assembly went very well and the system is laid out in such a way that the instructions weren't really needed at all.  The top and bottom decks are notched so that the drive racks can only go in a certain way.  This prevents screw-ups and helps you get it assembled very quickly.  All the bags of parts and screws are clearly labeled and this too is a big help.

Bottom Assembled
Bottom Assembled
Bottom Feet
Bottom Feet

 

Almost everything screws together with thumbscrews and I only needed a screwdriver for the USB/Audio/Button bracket and the power supply bracket.  As you can see in the images above, the drive racks have a "V" mounting system that has soft silicon lining in the "V".  The drives are mounted using brass thumbscrews with a knurled finish.  This helps the drives stay securely in place - not like the HSPC Top Deck Tech Station where the drives can slide around and fall out.  This is a much more secure system.

 Assembled
Assembled
 Tech-Station Done
Tech-Station Done

 

Installation:

There are certainly some great things about the Tech Station worth mentioning.  Other than a very simple assembly, the SunbeamTech Ultra-Tech Station has very tall motherboard standoffs which allow you to run cables from your power supply and drives up under the board and out the side.  This helps keep everything nice and tidy.  Also the ability to have two 5.25" drives and three 3.5" drives is a nice bonus.  Also, a standard power supply can be held securely to the bottom deck of the Tech Station with a nice little bracket - unfortunately, this didn't work on the Thermaltake ToughPower 1200W PSU as it is a little too long for the bracket to work.  

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