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Just sitting on a box is fine. On an old mobo tray is better. On a tech station, better still
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post #12 of 25
Running caseless is fine but you should get a motherboard tray. I highly reccomend this CM 840 tray http://cmstore.coolermaster-usa.com/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=&products_id=462

Just make sure u keep people and pets from touching it and make sure it wont be exposed to any liquid spilling over it.
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post #13 of 25
no glove no love... err just get a cheap case for now. dont want external elements to mess up your components
    
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post #14 of 25
Caseless is great. Don't know what cooling you guys are talking about, everything was cooler for me without a case. Caseless is fun and easy to manage while you get that great case.
     
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post #15 of 25
I found my makeshift tech bench was much cooler then any case I ever owned. Tons of airflow. and it's constantly fresh. But if you do find a way to secure the expansion cards. I just took a scrap strip of a aluminum and drilled holes in it so I could bolt my cards to each other for support.
post #16 of 25
What would happen if you ran caseless with a piece of cardboard underneath all the while having fans blow on/around it?

An air purifier?
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post #17 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spykerv View Post
Caseless is great. Don't know what cooling you guys are talking about, everything was cooler for me without a case. Caseless is fun and easy to manage while you get that great case.
In most peoples normal cases, I'd agree with you. Caseless (or tech stations) are much cooler running.

Coming from a case filled with 8 Delta's (seriously, 4 intake & 4 exhaust) like I did...lol, not so much. Can you say "wind tunnel"? Or maybe that was "shop vac"? I just compensated for losing that much airflow by having a Silverstone AP181 blowing top down on my nb, ram & vrm heatsinks.

From the vast majority of examples however, that statement is very much true.
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post #20 of 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by aerieth View Post
Get a torture rack. Otherwise, running caseless is not recommended. As it will be tacky and much harder to cool. Just save up man.
Those are fairly expensive and personally I don't see a problem with caseless as long as it isn't a permanent solution. I ran my case just on top of my mobo case awaiting my current one

Little messy, but still functional :

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