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Hello, Caselab fans! I need help with ideas here. Anyone who buys a Caselab case most likely has intention to put some expensive components in the case. I'm getting the TX10. I can't wait for its arrival. So here is my question: does anyone have any ideas on how to lock the case to protect its contents and prevent unauthorized access into the case? For all their beauty, I believe it's a serious omission that Caselab did not consider as critical the need to secure or lock the case.
post #2 of 22
im pretty sure that there is no case on the market that is able to lock as i dont see the point if it's going to be in your house on your desk the whole time. maybe if you take it to a lan, then that might be a useful feature but if you're buying a caselabs case you're likely not going to travel with it. who would have unauthorized access to your computer?
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post #3 of 22
Agreed. Most PC case locks are pretty worthless any way. If you're really worried about it though use a cam lock. They work well on CL cases and they're cheap, simple and effective thumb.gif
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Really? Who would have unauthorized assess? Have you thought of inquisitive children unscrewing your compression fittings and spilling your cooling fluid? Have you thought of some wrong-headed fella making away with your hard drive or graphics cards? You don't ever see the chance of those happening? Mind you: a Caselab case is not just any computer case. It doubles as a work of art that attracts attention and forces people to be curious, to want to know what's in the box, to want to fiddle with the entrails of the box. And you certainly know that you're not going to strap that case to your back.
post #5 of 22
I think much, much more importantly than that, high end cases should have the ability to be locked to the ground/wall. All it would take is an extension of the case in the form of a steel loop in which you could put a chain/bike lock through and connect it to something grounded to the floor/wall.

Obviously it wouldn't be foolproof, but what kind of burglar would expect a desktop to be grounded to the floor?
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Really? Who would have unauthorized assess? Have you thought of inquisitive children unscrewing your compression fittings and spilling your cooling fluid? Have you thought of some wrong-headed fella making away with your hard drive or graphics cards? You don't ever see the chance of those happening? Mind you: a Caselab case is not just any computer case. It doubles as a work of art that attracts attention and forces people to be curious, to want to know what's in the box, to want to fiddle with the entrails of the box. And you certainly know that you're not going to strap that case to your back.

to be honest, not really. put your case on your desk and talk to your children and tell them that it is not to be touched and lock your house's doors and you will not have any problems. it just doesn't seem like an event that would occur if you put some thought into it.
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Hello Choice, welcome to OCN. smile.gif Good choice with TX10. You could get a hold of Bill over at MNPCTECH, he may be able to help you out with a mod that suits your needs. Hope to see a TX10 build log from you. thumb.gif
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post #8 of 22
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That is not a bad idea And I'm sure it does offer some benefits to talk to the kids. But even simple cabinet drawers have locks. Some companies enclose their computers in tamper-proof cabinets, thus admitting the necessity of securing their pc's. The Themaltake Level 10GT has locks and this is true of many other cases made by other companies. It definitely will be a welcome idea and a step forward if high-end cases as those of Caselabs have locks (or at least the option to add those to the design) to make them tamper-proof.
post #9 of 22
did you try the electrical cabinet lock , these are small metal cable with a loop at the end after having passed trough the 2 piece you go trough the loop and put a lock larger then the loop at the end and job done. you just need a hole about 2cm in both part.
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post #10 of 22
I consider my PC cases like a gun safe. My safe houses thousands of dollars of firearms that I would like to keep safe and out of the hands of children and burglars. I wouldn't mind locking my case and drives away from anyone to tamper with them even if it is in my own house! Thieves STEAL computers to recover sensitive info btw!
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