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Any Issues with Putting Fractal R4 case on Carpet?

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September 5, 2013 7:21:49 AM

The PSU in the Fractal R4 case vents out the bottom. Has anyone had any issues with putting the case on carpet? I'm a bit concerned that having it sitting on the floor on carpet may block that vent for the PSU.

Right now my desk sits in between the tiled dining area and the carpeted family room/kitchen area. I have my computer sitting on the tile since I"m concerned about putting it on carpet, but it sits too far away from the desk (http://i.imgur.com/bbxmjXA.jpg). There's not enough room in the titled dining area to move the whole desk there.

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September 5, 2013 7:28:13 AM

jrstriker12 said:
The PSU in the Fractal R4 case vents out the bottom. Has anyone had any issues with putting the case on carpet? I'm a bit concerned that having it sitting on the floor on carpet may block that vent for the PSU.

Right now my desk sits in between the tiled dining area and the carpeted family room/kitchen area. I have my computer sitting on the tile since I"m concerned about putting it on carpet, but it sits too far away from the desk (http://i.imgur.com/bbxmjXA.jpg). There's not enough room in the titled dining area to move the whole desk there.


That's the intake vent for the PSU. It will be sucking up junk directly out of the carpet, and have decreased airflow going into the PSU.
Put the PC on something. A piece of wood cut to size, a couple of ceramic floor tiles..almost anything but the carpet.
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September 5, 2013 7:31:33 AM

You could just get a block of wood and put it under there (or any other flat surface for that matter i suppose, wood is just easiest for many), it would be essentially the same as what you have with the tile floor
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September 5, 2013 7:37:51 AM

USAFRet said:
jrstriker12 said:
The PSU in the Fractal R4 case vents out the bottom. Has anyone had any issues with putting the case on carpet? I'm a bit concerned that having it sitting on the floor on carpet may block that vent for the PSU.

Right now my desk sits in between the tiled dining area and the carpeted family room/kitchen area. I have my computer sitting on the tile since I"m concerned about putting it on carpet, but it sits too far away from the desk (http://i.imgur.com/bbxmjXA.jpg). There's not enough room in the titled dining area to move the whole desk there.


That's the intake vent for the PSU. It will be sucking up junk directly out of the carpet, and have decreased airflow going into the PSU.
Put the PC on something. A piece of wood cut to size, a couple of ceramic floor tiles..almost anything but the carpet.


Thanks. That's what I was thinking. Time to run to Home Depot.... I guess a piece of clean cardboard might suffice in the interim.
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September 5, 2013 7:38:42 AM

mc962 said:
You could just get a block of wood and put it under there (or any other flat surface for that matter i suppose, wood is just easiest for many), it would be essentially the same as what you have with the tile floor


Thanks for the reply. Yup, heading hit the hardware store soon.
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