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Is it ok to put my Tower on the carpet ?

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I have a small desk and I'm going to have to put the tower on the carpet by the desk is there any cons in doing this ?
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Biggest con is really dust. You are going to need to clean your system more. Try to find a board to at least put it on. Also, what case do you have?
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as long as you can control the dust then yes it's fine but if you get a lot of dust in your room then it will build up faster while on the carpet.
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If it has no intakes on the base, then yes, it'll be fine. If you have a super-cheap nylon carpet you may get some damage from static, so be careful. If you have any intakes or vents on the underside of the case, then a board or similar between the case and carpet will help.
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If your psu has an intake on the bottom of the case you should find something to put under it
    
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Depends on how plush or thick the carpet is, what case it is (bottom intake, feet, dust filters, etc?), and how often you clean your place smile.gif
    
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I have not put my new pc together yet. I ordered from newegg Sunday and should be home afterwork today. Anyway it's a Antec 300 I don't know yet if theres holes on the bottom of the case. One good thing about this case is the fan is on top and the other one is on the upper part of the rear of the case.
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post #8 of 9
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Originally Posted by answ3r;13466319 
Biggest con is really dust.

And what a con. Jeeze. I had my computer on the floor in a carpet filled floor for years. What a nightmare. If I were you I would try to find another way, dust filter on the intakes or not.
    
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Originally Posted by Subzero11;13466475 
I have not put my new pc together yet. I ordered from newegg Sunday and should be home afterwork today. Anyway it's a Antec 300 I don't know yet if theres holes on the bottom of the case. One good thing about this case is the fan is on top and the other one is on the upper part of the rear of the case.

You also have 2 front intake fans, and both have fan filters. There are no mounts for a fan to be placed on the bottom of the case, so you are good.
I have had my PC sitting on carpet for as long as I have had a computer. There have always been animals around, and I have never had any problems. I just vacuum the intakes once a week when I am vacuuming anyway. Then every 6 months or so, I will take the computer outside and blow out all the dust with my trusty Metro Datavac. It all works as it should. smile.gif
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