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Anyone Else Think This Is A Fire Hazard?

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October 2, 2010 3:24:53 AM

A PC made out of cardboard. It's only a matter of time before one of these things starts on fire.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/10/01/recompute-cardboard-...

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October 2, 2010 3:33:10 AM

Just run prime95 and furmark.
October 2, 2010 1:54:53 PM

Dont forget a massive O/c :p 
it'd be quite easy to mod though, bigger heatsink wont fit?
/cut, hack, slice, rip
Now it fits fine hehe
I'm thinking watercooling too, drill the channels through the card, feed pipes through and your now a bit closer to imminent disaster
and if you get another hard drive, just go to the local shop and get an old food box, voila! matching modular drives
I did see a mod where someone had built a pc inside a Windows 7 retail box, that was kinda cool imo.
Moto
October 3, 2010 11:37:44 AM

It's unique for sure, which isn't a bad thing, but I just can't get over the potential for a fire/one heck of a smoke show. For example, I've been doing a bit of video encoding the past 6 hours and the ol' Q9400 has been throttled at 100 percent for most of that time. It hasn't topped 55C on any of the cores, but metal touching cardboard at that temp would make me paranoid.

No doubt it would make for one heck of a modding PC. You could just keep adding boxes as you add more components. Heck, might as well get a medium sized shipping box, stick 4 hard drives together, glue a RAID controller in there, and declare it the ultimate NAS storage box. ;) 
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