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So I am building a vortexbox (http://vortexbox.org/about/)

the case I am getting I have to order but the rest of the parts they have at frys for around the same price.
I was wondering if it is a bad idea to build it without the case until the case comes in? What is the right way to do this? I have seen other members with their PC's like this.
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post #2 of 28
Nah its not a bad idea.

all you do is put the motherboard on the motherboard box.


Can't you wait a few days for the case to come though?
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Originally Posted by jakemfbacon View Post
So I am building a vortexbox (http://vortexbox.org/about/)

the case I am getting I have to order but the rest of the parts they have at frys for around the same price.
I was wondering if it is a bad idea to build it without the case until the case comes in? What is the right way to do this? I have seen other members with their PC's like this.
You can do that till you receive the vortexbox.
I used my pc without a case so i don't think doing so will be a problem.
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Originally Posted by The Master Chief;12596507 
Nah its not a bad idea.

all you do is put the motherboard on the motherboard box.


Can't you wait a few days for the case to come though?


ha I can wait I am just impatient tongue.gif
Does it matter where the psu or HDD is?
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post #5 of 28
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ha I can wait I am just impatient
Does it matter where the psu or HDD is?
No,the PSU can stay on your desk be sure to keep it away from water and such things,the hdd can stay on the desk to,the motherboard should be putted on a your motherboard box or something that is not metal so you don't short circuit it.
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Just don't put anything on carpet, wood or cardboard is usually best/preferred for a temporary setup.
post #7 of 28
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ha I can wait I am just impatient
Does it matter where the psu or HDD is?
I run caseless, it dose not matter were you put anything, just plug it all in and go.
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alright awesome! thanks guys! If I mess anything up though I am sueing all of you! wink.gif

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Edited by jakemfbacon - 3/3/11 at 10:19am
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alright awesome! thanks guys! If I mess anything up though I am sueing all of you!

+rep


Well I'll be ready
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I had my Motherboard and entire set up running in a mess of wires, under neath it I just had it sitting on a piece of wood to elevate it slightly on top of a GPU plastic non-conductive package thingy.



fun stuff =P


Ran for nearly half a year like this, got to say the fans worked great only had to clean for dust once... soon as it went back into the case monthly cleaning's.


My word of warning, don't be reaching around touching or adjusting or hot swapping PCI-E cards... bad idea... I mean shouldn't hot swap those to begin with... don't even ask =P...

But I hit a junction at one point by accident with my finger and gave me a decent shock and it also shut down the computer, everything was fine though must have tripped something.
Edited by Neokolzia - 3/3/11 at 11:39am
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