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My case is starting to become very cramped and when i add my next 5850 it will also be too hot in there

So my thoughts turned to caseless, it looks cool and will make it much easier to upgrade but what are the pros and cons? and how would i go about doing it
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My case is starting to become very cramped and when i add my next 5850 it will also be too hot in there

So my thoughts turned to caseless, it looks cool and will make it much easier to upgrade but what are the pros and cons? and how would i go about doing it
I say check out the Case Labs section - purchase their motherboard tray/ tech bench setup and possibly their pedestal mount, or post a question to the Case Labs rep as he might have some better ideas although the setup I mentioned looks damn good for a caseless setup from the pics imo. http://www.overclock.net/case-labs/9...-shipping.html
    
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The cons are dealing with dust and what will be an increased amount of clutter on your desk and in your system. If you're on that makes upgrades/changes alot that is, otherwise rack/bench builds can be quite clean and look nice. Your biggest enemy will be dust though.

The pros are often lower temperatures, easier upgrades and easier access to your system internals.
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I didnt think caseless would cost that much!
If most cases cost that much then i think i ought to just get a HAF X
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I didnt think caseless would cost that much!
If most cases cost that much then i think i ought to just get a HAF X
Pretty much mate, these torture racks / test benches don't tend to be cheap.

You could always build one, it wouldn't be that hard. Some wood and other bits and bobs from your local hardware store and you're well on your way. Would cost alot less than a high end case or test bench aswell I'd think.
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All you gotaa do is take a mobo tray of a pc case and stick that ontop of your mobo's box and your set. THen rest other components on your desk.

This requires lots of space though.

I have coolermaster ATCS840 In black if you want, for very cheap. ITs massive case with exeptional airflow and craploads of space
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All you gotaa do is take a mobo tray of a pc case and stick that ontop of your mobo's box and your set. THen rest other components on your desk.

This requires lots of space though.

I have coolermaster ATCS840 In black if you want, for very cheap. ITs massive case with exeptional airflow and craploads of space
That case isnt as 'epic' as i like my cases to be
having this p.o.s case make me need one with massive red LED fans etc

edit: but how much?
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pro is obvious temps being lower, con is i would say your components are at risk of being knocked over by pets, family members etc.

To run caseless all you need to do is grab your motherboard box, and setup your mobo and everything on top of that. If you want it even cooler, you can run a room fan on the floor next to it. Makes a big difference in temps.
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If this is temporary i would just use a motherboard box for now and when your not using the pc cover it with a sheet to help with dust.
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