for more context... I need to test about 8 old DFI 939 and 775 boards to prep for sale... and more that I just want to play with.. I want something I can leave out on my desk with the PSU attached ready to put a mobo down on and test it..
As far as shelving goes I like Rubbermaid adjustable shelving. The twin track rails and brackets can hold quite a bit of weight when mounted in studs or with good anchors and are fairly unobtrusive in my opinion. Can be used with wire or wood shelves.
Thanks.. I have those in my other room.. they are very sturdy and the adjusaibility is great. I was hoping to get a corner unit but I will likely move the poster and just get a flat wall set. And something with mesh rubber coated mesh shelves so I can hang tools through the open bits.. Anyways this is getting OT so I'll do some searchin' on the internets today and find something.
As far as a bench goes I think I may have a solution. I have a smaller plexiglass case with a bottom compartment which holds a psu and some drives and a top compartment for the mobo... it might not be the easiest to work in though.. I'm going to try it though.
I am in the same boat as dvsman. We had a similar test bench at work and it was honestly easier to just build the PC on a piece of cardboard.
Spotswoods custom cases were great for my mining rigs and loved them, but his stuff isn't exactly cheap IIRC. At the end of the day it is still more work than just assembling the test rig on a mobo box.
I have read that you should not set things on anti static bags because in some cases the bags are not AS on the exterior. No idea if it is true but no reason to risk it. Cardboard and actual anti static mats are easy to come by.
Yeah same boat here as dvs/kardonxt. Use a box for repairs and then a wooden bench with a thick piece of foam for testing. I've thought a lot about getting an actual test bench but really I don't need it to be super secure to test most of the stuff.