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In general a test bench (aka leaving it on the cardboard) vs. a decent case, a decent case does better temp wise because you have moving air across your components where as you have simply still air without the case. No harm in leaving it out of the case unless you short it out, or actually enjoy the look of a good case...
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post #12 of 41
Quote:
Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
In general a test bench (aka leaving it on the cardboard) vs. a decent case, a decent case does better temp wise because you have moving air across your components where as you have simply still air without the case. No harm in leaving it out of the case unless you short it out, or actually enjoy the look of a good case...
Not entirely true. I get lower temps with the same amount of fans OUT of my case which is why I removed it from the case originally. Now not all cases will be the same, and to be fair I use a crap ton of fans. I tried different combos of in and out and all of that too and got far better temps outside of the case than in.
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post #13 of 41
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Originally Posted by 4LC4PON3 View Post
I friggen hate computer cases. Im about to rip my PC out of its case and get myself a tech bench of some sort or mount the entire PC neatly on my desk.
Just asking, why do you hate them?

And to the OP, as long as you don't drink or eat near it as some mentioned you're safe. Keep it away from static too. (this is still a problem right guys?)
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post #14 of 41
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Originally Posted by appleg33k85 View Post
In general a test bench (aka leaving it on the cardboard) vs. a decent case, a decent case does better temp wise because you have moving air across your components where as you have simply still air without the case. No harm in leaving it out of the case unless you short it out, or actually enjoy the look of a good case...
How does a window fan work for cooling?
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post #15 of 41
I had my stuff running on the motherboard cardboard box, had a small room fan blowing next to my pc, had that setup for about a month. Best thing was i could overclock the hell out of the gpus and the heat was no issue.
post #16 of 41
Seriously been considering going case-less , cause my friggin 1200 is a dust collecting machine. Does this mean I'm a dirty mofo>?
    
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post #17 of 41
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by heathmcabee View Post
Seriously been considering going case-less , cause my friggin 1200 is a dust collecting machine. Does this mean I'm a dirty mofo>?
Prolly? lol
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post #18 of 41
This is my setup at the moment:



To be honest, I'm not really that happy about going back to a case, but I need to for watercooling really. I'll miss having it like this.

You can throw together a quick techbench easy if you have some skills, and it looks much nicer than just sitting on a box.
    
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post #19 of 41
3 of mine are caseless. Once I RMA the board on this one in my sig (too many problems with everything so unstable and not oc'd at all) I'll put it in my case.
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post #20 of 41
i would love to go caseless, but i wouldn't be able to keep my cat away from it.
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