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post #21 of 30
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Don't really care about someone taking away the whole system anymore. Remove the wheels = too heavy to lift.

I'm concern more with the components now. Those screws for the side panel are designed to be easy to turn even with fingers.
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post #22 of 30
Run a cable through the holes in the rear of the case (ones designed for water cooling tubing) and padlock the cable to some piece of furniture.
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are swords allowed on campus?
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post #24 of 30
Lock it up, and throw some lojack on it.
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post #25 of 30
this might sound simple, but why not get a cage and shroud it over your cae then screw the cage into the floor with tamper resistant screws? That way you can still look at it, it has unrestricted airflow, and its unmovable.
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post #26 of 30
As soon as you get there find the biggest guy around and beat the crap out of him with a metal lunch tray to show everyone that you aren't one to be messed with...no, wait, that's if you go to prison...

Yeah, a cable lock onto an installed piece of furniture sounds reasonable.
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post #27 of 30
I never got this fear of your roommate stealing your stuff. The way I think of it is that he is coming back sooner or later at which point you and a couple friends can a have a little chat with them.
post #28 of 30
I had the same problem. So, I went to home depot, bought 7 feet of 1/4" cable, a padlock and the crimp connectors, I think their called fuerls or something like that and the tool for it. I drilled 2 holes through my case on the back where there is extra space next to the PSU. Then I fed the cable in one hole and out the other and crimped the cable so there is one end of the cable with a loop on it through my computer. I Also put a loop on the other end of the cable so i can lock it to something. When you drill the holes I reccomend you take the hardware out of the computer so no metal fillings get on your MB and short something out. I am planing to get security screws to lock the side panels on
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post #29 of 30
You might be able to get one of these used pretty cheap. Weld it to the floor and there should be enough room to have your wires going in and out:

https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikiped...ark_proof_cage
    
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post #30 of 30
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Originally Posted by HWI View Post
Run a cable through the holes in the rear of the case (ones designed for water cooling tubing) and padlock the cable to some piece of furniture.
Been thinking about that, but sorted the problem out with my future roommates anyway.
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Originally Posted by Smoblikat View Post
are swords allowed on campus?
If only my house is close to the campus, that Castle Doctrine law is effective in my state lol.
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