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I am running my rig open air and i was wondering when do you have to worry about em being a problem? Is it if you have a particular monitor or what?
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Worry about what being a problem? You're fine to run it out in the open air as long as you like, no harm unless you spill something on it, or short something out
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I run my rig with a huge plexiglas window that faces the monitor's left side. No electronic interference with that.

So yeah, don't worry about that being an issue. You should worry more of dust, liquids, and other dangers of foreign object damage.
Edited by t0adphr0g - 5/23/11 at 1:53pm
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
Worry about what being a problem? You're fine to run it out in the open air as long as you like, no harm unless you spill something on it, or short something out

Electromagnetic Interference (EM or EMI). Should not be a issue anymore unless you have notable EMI producing devices near your rig.


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I run my rig with a huge plexiglas window that faces the monitor's left side. No electronic interference with that.
LCDs don't generate that much EMI.... unlike CRTs.

Besides, is plexiglass even effective for a Faraday Cage?
Edited by DuckieHo - 5/23/11 at 1:58pm
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What those guys said, mines open on a testbed about a foot and a half away from my monitor, no issues.

EDIT: A foot and an inch to be exact.
Edited by Churminess - 5/23/11 at 1:57pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Churminess View Post
What those guys said, mines open on a testbed about a foot and a half away from my monitor, no issues.

EDIT: A foot and an inch to be exact.
CRT or LCD?
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
CRT or LCD?
That's an LCD. Google helps, lol
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Yeah, I've had an totally open bench rig sat next to my monitor for maybe a year now, no problemo whatsoever
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
CRT or LCD?
Ah, missed your edit, it is an LCD. Didn't even consider him running a CRT.
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Ive even had a CRT sitting less than a foot away from my old folding rig, never had an issue with that either.

EMI should never be an issue simply due to the fact that everything is grounded. More than likely, any electro-magnetism that is emitted would get absorbed and simply pass through the system.

Now, very large magnets on the other hand, like ones from 12 or 15" sub woofers, it's magnetism can cause issues with electronics.
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