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Well... Basically what the title says.

I'm wondering if it's okay to put a small & thin (sheet) blanket over the side of my computer case while I'm not using it at night.

The motherboard lights are cool looking, but can really impede my needed sleep because they're bright. Even if I unplug the computer from the wall, the mobo lights will still always be on. Lol. The lights make the same shape as the "honeycomb" grill on the side panel of my HAF 922 .

Would this be a bad idea to put a small blanket over the case? I would only have the blanket on after I go to bed & the computer would be off completely.

Sorry if this is a stupid question..
Edited by Electric - 3/28/11 at 8:56pm
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post #2 of 21
A) Usually the covering the *side* of a case won't obstruct airflow, which is what you really don't want to do. So, in theory, that shouldn't be a problem.

B) Is there really a need for it to be on at night?
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post #3 of 21
Does the blanket cover any ventilation intakes? if not I don't think it would matter at all.
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de-solder the leds
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Originally Posted by Aeschylus View Post
A) Usually the covering the *side* of a case won't obstruct airflow, which is what you really don't want to do. So, in theory, that shouldn't be a problem.

B) Is there really a need for it to be on at night?



Even if I unplug the computer from the wall, the mobo lights will still always be on. Lol.

The light is showing through the honeycomb grill (where you mount the side fan on the HAF 922.)
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lol? why is the mobo on when the power is off?
    
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Does the blanket cover any ventilation intakes? if not I don't think it would matter at all.
Not just the intakes needs a good exhaust for airflow, i too agree i sleep in the same room as my rig and i normally dont turn it off unless im working on it/cleaning it haven't figured out a way to block the light out.
post #8 of 21
you really shouldnt come here and announce that you are torrenting.

JK. so your board has a power ok light.

1: ask sister for fingernail paint stuff.

2: apply to LED.
post #9 of 21
If the computer is completely off then its not an issue at all.
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you really shouldnt come here and announce that you are torrenting.


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