One of the innate characteristics of being an Atomican is the way that we treat computer hardware – sometimes with awe, other times contempt, but never with indifference. Many of us just can’t leave our PC’s alone to perform their allotted tasks in peace, being fuelled by an overwhelming desire to poke and prod at silicon and copper components until the machine is performing perfectly, at speeds far beyond its original specifications.
The extreme echelon of this practice is the realm of the overclocker, an enthusiast with a drive so pure that even the computer case can sometimes become just another physical barrier to be vanquished... at which point the PC is a pile of expensive parts lying on a desktop, with a jumble of power and data interconnects giving them life. Very handy for immediate access, but lacking in vital protection from impact, static, dust and the inevitable spilt cola beverages.
So what is the sensible median ground? How can you add order and control without a case? It might just be the subject of this tutorial, the Lab Station. This type of equipment has been around for many years, and we do not intend to take any kudos for the principal or design; it is just impossible to acknowledge the initial source of such inspiration. So, to whoever thought of the original concept, “Well done, Sunshine!”DISCLAIMER
Whenever you pick up power tools, cutting and grinding instruments, or even a can of spray paint, you are putting your general wellbeing at risk from some form of industrial level accident. We take every precaution by wearing appropriate safety equipment, using tools with respect and within their limits, and by not inhaling the contents of glue and paint containers. We suggest that you should follow a similar regime, and seek professional assistance and guidance if you are attempting a task outside of your skill set.
NB. Atomic MPC and staff are not responsible for your safety or longevity.