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Is this safe? (Pentium 3 in Shoebox)

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So, wanting to make a smaller build out of this old computer, I started looking around for cardboard boxes that would fit it. I came across this shoebox (for boots) that fits perfectly. Is it safe though?

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I love it. This thread makes me smile.

You may need to elevate the board off the bottom of the shoebox so it has a small amt of air flow. You may need to cut some slits in the top and add some fans but it should work =)

Good luck with the shoebox build. Now I want one.
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Who gives a crap. It's an old POS computer. Have fun with it. If you fry it, well, at least you were creative. If you don't fry it, more power to you!
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You need to define safe. Are you worried it will catch fire or something. I remember a guy in my class did that long a go but I don't know how it ended.
    
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Originally Posted by Bit_reaper;14343488 
You need to define safe. Are you worried it will catch fire or something.
Yes, that was the one concern I had. Obviously I'll test it before I tuck it away somewhere to run (probably as a router or similar), but I just wondered if cardboard + PCs is particularly dangerous. Is the only likely fire scenario if the computer just catastrophically fails?
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post #6 of 8
Its fine... cardboard isnt conductive(Unless its some new type idk about O.o) all you need is some good airflow
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^ Yes. Cardboard has to be at least like 250c to ignite and PC's operate at less than 100.
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post #8 of 8
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Thanks everyone. I might post some updated pics when I have it all set up.
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