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Yes, it's HAF X that weights a ton (+ boatload of heavy components inside), but I don't plan to remove the wheel (unless really necessary).

Should I just get a padlock to prevent access into the interior and a cable to lock it up to a desk?

I'm asking this because I'll be moving to my dorm next week.
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post #2 of 30
Can't you just keep your dorm locked?
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Evil room-mates can be evil.
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Put a bolt through the bottom and into the floor.
    
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post #5 of 30
Quote:
Originally Posted by Duplicated View Post
Should I just get a padlock to prevent access into the interior and a cable to lock it up to a desk?
Reasonable precautions.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Waffleboy View Post
Can't you just keep your dorm locked?
Won't keep out anyone sharing the room.
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post #6 of 30
You could padlock it, and then once you know your roommates you could determine if it is necessary. I never locked up my PC, because my roommates were awesome. I left my x200 tablet on the coffee table most of the time just so they could use it when they needed to. So it all depends on your roommates.
post #7 of 30
If you have a reason to worry that someone will be breaking into your room and stealing your desktop components, I'd say go ahead and take preventative measures like that.
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post #8 of 30
If Duplicated is moving to a college dorm which 'encourages' roommates, or has a pranking tradition in rez, he may not want $1000+ of equipment to be damaged.

Harden the machine? Lock the wheels (or remove them), get tamper-resistant screws for your case, and set BIOS and Windows passwords. Make sure your mobo does NOT have a rear clear CMOS switch. If it does, consider finding a way to physically disable that feature (I suggest taping the jumper over with nonconductive tape).

Oh, put the expensive keyboard and mouse away in a place you can lock up in your room when you have guests over.
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post #9 of 30
Where are you going to put the padlock? I don't see a hole for it on the sidepanel or back. (Going by newegg pics)
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post #10 of 30
I just wouldn't take it. I cant think of a better way, other than drugs, booze, and women that you could be led to flunk out.
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