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I have an awesome patio/lakeview and I want to put a permanent computer out there. What's the best way to weatherproof a case/monitor.

I'm thinking of putting the computer inside a pelican case...would that be fine?
post #2 of 28
Aquarium with ambient mineral oil cooling and glass top, perhaps. I don't know of any ready-made weather proofed PC's.
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It would be pretty difficult to create an outdoor computer like you want. You would pretty much need extremely lower power consuming parts, because you wouldn't be able to use fans in outdoor weather. You could however get an outdoor monitor and just run the cables out to it.
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What's the best weather-proof case out there?

One that stays inside.


Joking aside, I'd recommend encasing your entire PC in something (cables included) to prevent weather from messing it up. I'm sure that's what you're talking about though, but I don't know if I'd like a pelican case, I'm sure it'd kill the view.
 
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post #6 of 28
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let me takes some pictures of my view....i just cleaned it so hopefully you guys get an idea.

Spring is basically here so it would be awesome to to play starcraft or tf2 out here at night time. I also just bought a flowtron bug killer thing too.

pics will come in 5 minutes.
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you need a Long hdmi cable and wireless mouse/keyboard and a weather resistant tv , as for a pc out side. like 1st poster said. minera oil based pc. No pc case is water proof because the pc itself needs to move air. or cooling fuild. other thing. is you could make like a dog house. but still windy day = killed pc. Why not a laptop?
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post #8 of 28
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I'm thinking about placing the rig next to grill inside the pelican case, since it's waterproof and I can secure it with a cable lock. and whenever I use it, I can just open up the lid.

here's the case:

post #9 of 28
I don't really hink there is one. I reccomend leaving the PC inside, but getting a weatherproof screen and running cables to it. You can also use a wireless keyboard and mouse. You'll have it outside, but you won't
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post #10 of 28
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Mookster View Post
Aquarium with ambient mineral oil cooling and glass top, perhaps. I don't know of any ready-made weather proofed PC's.
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Originally Posted by GfhTattoo View Post
you need a Long hdmi cable and wireless mouse/keyboard and a weather resistant tv , as for a pc out side. like 1st poster said. minera oil based pc. No pc case is water proof because the pc itself needs to move air. or cooling fuild. other thing. is you could make like a dog house. but still windy day = killed pc. Why not a laptop?
I want to be able to leave this PC outside and not care about it.

pc specs:
asus modo p5q pro
dual core cpu
gtx 460


(if this thing gets stolen, I wouldn't be furious as if they stole my main rig.)
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