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You should be very safe as long as the power supply and its AC cord were safety approved by UL, CSA, or TUV (for real, not fake), the exhaust fan is located at least 12" away from anything flammable (like curtains), and everything is housed in a metal computer case without a side window. I don't think any case windows are fire resistant.

Yes and Nitroglycerin is completely safe as long as you dont move it or give it sunlight
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Yes and Nitroglycerin is completely safe as long as you dont move it or give it sunlight
LMAO
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LMAO

Here is a new word for you Hexanitrohexaazaisowurtzitane

And yes that is a real word i did not make it up
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post #55 of 57
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You should be very safe as long as the power supply and its AC cord were safety approved by UL, CSA, or TUV (for real, not fake), the exhaust fan is located at least 12" away from anything flammable (like curtains), and everything is housed in a metal computer case without a side window. I don't think any case windows are fire resistant.
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Yes and Nitroglycerin is completely safe as long as you dont move it or give it sunlight
I don't know if you're outside the US or if you're operating under information that's outdated by several decades, but major brand electrical devices have long been made of fairly fire resistant materials for the US. For example, a lit cigarette placed on top of a TV made before about 1973 has a good chance of starting a major fire, even one big enough to burn down a house, but a TV made later, at least for the US or Japanese market, will just char around the cigarette. Also notice that "UL94 V0'" is molded inside some plastic cases, indicating high fire resistance. Here's a report:

http://www.ebfrip.org/uploads/Press/documents/Troitzschfinalreport.pdf

One European consumer report from only a few years ago found that TVs made for other markets, even developed nations like Germany, weren't nearly as fire resistant.
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What i said was a joke
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I understood it as a joke. I suppose some others may not, but eh. No worries. I am aware that the kentek 750w psu probably wouldn't burn your house down. I don't think it would deliver on it's promise of 750 watts or run a fairly high end system either for that matter.
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