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Okay, i am wondering, whats the best way to have your pc without a case?
for like a benching station or whatever, what is safe to put the mobo on?
    
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also, it is very unwise to not have a case. The issue really is static electricity. After spending a lot of money on a computer, you'd be risking a lot to have it unprotected. It's not just a matter of non-conductive surfaces because other materials (plastic in particular) can cause a lot of grief with static.

Custom enclosures present the problem of cooling. Modern cases are designed specifically to create a current of air that flows correctly through the case, cooling the components. I've found that leaving a case door open will INCREASE the temperature of the CPU sometimes because it no longer has that current.

I would very very highly recommend looking harder for a big enough case. I know Dell used to have a program where you could buy a bare-bones XPS 700-series system and pimp it out with reckless abandon. Those cases are behemoths and would fit anything you would ever need.


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If your looking to boot up just to test somethings your best bet would be to put it on a wood table with a large house fan blowing on the mother board for air circulation.

Or even better place it on the side on a milk crate so air can get under the board also, but I wouldn't run without a case or a benching station for 24/7.
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I know ASUS shipped some motherboards in cardboard boxes that doubled as test bench/ pc case for short term.



Its not a long term solution though.

I have also seen people make cases out of lego's but I would not recomend it because a lot of lego plastic can generate static.
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also, it is very unwise to not have a case. The issue really is static electricity. After spending a lot of money on a computer, you'd be risking a lot to have it unprotected. It's not just a matter of non-conductive surfaces because other materials (plastic in particular) can cause a lot of grief with static.

Custom enclosures present the problem of cooling. Modern cases are designed specifically to create a current of air that flows correctly through the case, cooling the components. I've found that leaving a case door open will INCREASE the temperature of the CPU sometimes because it no longer has that current.

I would very very highly recommend looking harder for a big enough case. I know Dell used to have a program where you could buy a bare-bones XPS 700-series system and pimp it out with reckless abandon. Those cases are behemoths and would fit anything you would ever need.


i hope i helped you out!!! (:
I have a big anti static mat that I test stuff on.. got it from ebuyer..
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