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It will never be in danger of any falling\\flying projectiles (I guard that room, indeed that area of the house) with my life. If there's a fire, the MB and the rest of the components are toast in or out of a case, and the smoke detector a few feet away would alert someone (there is always someone, unless we are all on vacation, in which case it's turned off).

Then again, if exploding components are more common, we'd probably be hearing more about people's houses burning down, what with the hundreds of millions of plastic-boxed computers out there. I'm much more worried about my LiIon battery\\flashlight combination spontaneously combusting myself
well after having a 4 inch flame coming off a hard drive i know im not walking away from a system that isn't in a sealed case for long. it happens, i know my i7 pulls around 450 watts at idle from the wall thats plenty to cause a problem if something goes wrong.

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You are afraid to walk away from your computer while it's on? That's a bit paranoid. Given the 800,000,000+ computers in use today and the relative lack of massive explosions and or fireballs (batteries aside), I think it's pretty safe. Yea, it'll toast my motherboard and a few other things, but no more then it would do in a case. Someone at my house would be all over it with a fire extinguisher in a matter of seconds, anyway, so I don't think there's any great danger of the house burning down. A plastic case wouldn't really help anyway, a 4 inch flame would set the plastic on fire as well
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i know my i7 pulls around 450 watts at idle from the wall thats plenty to cause a problem if something goes wrong.
I hope that by your i7 you're referring to the whole system and not just the proc....
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I hope that by your i7 you're referring to the whole system and not just the proc....
yes the whole system has a 850 watt zalman psu with a gtx 295 video card and idle with a killawatt pulls around 450-500 watts from the wall.


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You are afraid to walk away from your computer while it's on? That's a bit paranoid. Given the 800,000,000+ computers in use today and the relative lack of massive explosions and or fireballs (batteries aside), I think it's pretty safe. Yea, it'll toast my motherboard and a few other things, but no more then it would do in a case. Someone at my house would be all over it with a fire extinguisher in a matter of seconds, anyway, so I don't think there's any great danger of the house burning down. A plastic case wouldn't really help anyway, a 4 inch flame would set the plastic on fire as well
so you havn't heard of all the dell laptop battery recalls and ever wounder why colo's have co2 or dry pipe fire extinguishers built in to the rooms. being inside a computer case i would bet your voltage regulators would be cooler first off since there on the far side from where your fans are, but it also contains every thing a lot better then a wood desktop, your cpu temp would drop since it would have air behind the motherboard tray instead of the back plate (that gets just as hot as the cpu) sitting flat on wood, google around there plenty of computer fires that happen every year.

maybe its just me, but after taking a 2 year associates for computer electronics engineering and working on computers for the last 8 years or so i have seen a crt monitor that well it was being used went up in smoke, a power supply for a server in a business i was interning at started fire and burned its self out before any alarm tripped, and personally watched a hard drive melt down i wouldn't trust running my computer out side of a case to save a few bucks, you would be better off long run to get even a cheap case and mod it to hold every thing and have it in a metal container then on kindling
    
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Colos have fire extinsuishers because they generally have thousands or tens of thousands of computers running in a small space. Also because most buildings are required to have one by law

I'd be worried more about batteries if I had one. Then again, I think the 4-5 older laptops I have sitting around in various stages of repair and the large LiIon collection I have for flashlights would *probably* be more likely to explode.

And while I respect your experience, I know several hundred people with computers, and I've never even heard real-life stories of computer parts exploding\hrowing out fireballs big enough to burn a house down. I heard one about a laptop battery of a friend of a friend of a friend's, but like I said, no batteries

Either way, it's for convenience and airflow, not buck-saving. So I'll take my chances and hope that a few hundred million other people with highly flammable plastic cases aren't wrong
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whats your room temp? could be a bad sensor....

right now cpu 27c or 80.5f with room temp of 70f your north bridge temp is really high tho it seems.
    
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That's definitely a wiring stalemate.
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