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Noob question here, should I place my tower on a piece of wood?

post #1 of 12
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I have my tower just on the carpet right now, it has a case fan on the bottom. The carpet is pretty thick. Would I really notice a difference in temps if I go out and buy a piece of wood for it to be placed on instead of the carpet? I water cool my CPU btw, but still have like 6 fans around my case.
post #2 of 12
The only problem I see with it being on the ground, is it would be more prone to gathering dust. If you don't have any fans on the bottom of the case, you shouldn't have a problem with it being on the carpet.

But personally, I'd head to Ikea, local store or something and pick up a little table to set it on.
post #3 of 12
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Originally Posted by mbudden View Post
If you don't have any fans on the bottom of the case, you shouldn't have a problem with it being on the carpet.
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Originally Posted by v639dragoon View Post
I have my tower just on the carpet right now, it has a case fan on the bottom.
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post #4 of 12
Yes you should probably get something to put it on. Though depending on how tall the carpet is and whether or not your case came with feet (and how tall they are) you might be ok.
     
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post #5 of 12
I did when I still had carpet. I put them on top of a couple of really short monitor stands.
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post #6 of 12
yeah put it on something, I would imagine the feet of your case sink into the carpet a little and thats gonna restrict airflow, noise levels might drop a bit so id say give it a go hope this helps bud
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post #7 of 12
ive got mine sitting on a piece of plexiglass cut slightly wider than the case.
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post #8 of 12
Noob question here, should I place my tower on a piece of wood?
What for,It's not a car battery.
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post #9 of 12
I had mine on the carpet for ages, was getting a huge dust build up. I built a little stool for it to sit on and it's solved alot of problems.
post #10 of 12
I have my tower on a piece of wood. Which is on a piece of carpet. Which is on the bottom of the desk, which is made of wood, Which is on carpet.

Get some wood. it might not help temps immediately, but it will stop dust from getting in there so easily and forming a woolly jumper. It will also stop longer strands of carpet from getting into the bottom fan or even into the power supply fan.
     
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