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are there any problems associated with running you pc outside its case (say on the mobo box)
    
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nope, just dust. of course you always have to worry about other things like cats and or spillage.
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Yeah, I'd really like a caseless setup, but living in a dorm, I would fear for my computer's life.

Can't think of any issues other than reduced protection against clumsy people/pets/wolves.
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post #5 of 9
Biggest problems is air flow over components that need it.Most of the time when using a air cooler for the cpu its ok.If water cooling then might need to add a fan or two to the NB etc.As mentioned already dust and spills are the other main concerns.If you are planning on a open air set up like this make sure you do not place it on the anti static bag.
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Thanks for all your answers (il be making sure there are no wolves around Asantas93) smile.gif
    
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nope, just dust. of course you always have to worry about other things like cats and or spillage.
Haha, this! I came in here to warn about cats. I get paranoid when my two kittens are rummaging around behind my closed-boxed PC...doing the whole open-air thing would be impossible.

If you live in a pet-less home, it may be an option.
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you always could build your own test bench kinda thing, milk crate has been done so you could try that lol
   
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You mean like this?

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That's a 4GHz i7 860 rig.
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