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post #1 of 48
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So are there any precautions I should take? Is it bad to do this? poke.gif



Like leave it unplugged, reset the overclock back to stock, etc...?
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Cover up holes in the chassis. The amount of dust it would bring in is crazy for a year or more.
>dat smooth feel
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>dat smooth feel
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post #3 of 48
Unplug it, lay it down on it's side. make sure where it's kept is not damp or too cold or hot. That's all.
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post #4 of 48
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Quote:
Originally Posted by andos;13162019 
Cover up holes in the chassis. The amount of dust it would bring in is crazy for a year or more.



There aren't any holes in my PC-v1110a really. redface.gif
post #5 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by BradleyW;13162030 
Unplug it, lay it down on it's side. make sure where it's kept is not damp or too cold or hot. That's all.

Quoted for truth.
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post #6 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Master Chief;13162031 
There aren't any holes in my PC-v1110a really. redface.gif

Oh right I forgot that 1110 aint nothing like a PC-v1000b

But atleast cover up the fan holes for the PSU and the hole in the back of the case. redface.gif
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post #7 of 48
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Quote:
Originally Posted by m4rtian;13162048 
Quoted for truth.



Okay. Makes sense. thumb.gif




Other than that... good to go, and being completely obsolete and time to build another one haha.
post #8 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by m4rtian;13162048 
Quoted for truth.

Thank you.
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post #9 of 48
I also recommend taking the motherboard's battery out to avoid the risk of corrosion (that is, if this is still a risk with batteries).

Other than that, it's harmless since it will be off and unplugged.
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post #10 of 48
I am willing to bet that if you just left it and came back to it after a year it would just work as normal.
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