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October 7, 2012 7:38:28 PM

Could I just run a open bed, or would this not be wise? I wanna get a nice Monitor, and I've already went over budget. Perhaps only intill money starts to roll around. Thoughts?

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October 7, 2012 7:47:14 PM

Well an open bed system is probably not ideal, but I would advise against it considering something could get on it or worse you hitting it or something hitting it or breaking it. They have open air cases but they may be pricey. Try to look around for one, or even a cheap case. Try not to be too cheap considering its housing your hardware.
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October 7, 2012 8:10:42 PM

Jeffdom55 said:
Could I just run a open bed, or would this not be wise? I wanna get a nice Monitor, and I've already went over budget. Perhaps only intill money starts to roll around. Thoughts?

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jsc said:

Nothing wrong with running a caseless computer either permanently, or semipermanently - as long as your cat is trained to stay off the tabletops. :) 

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October 7, 2012 8:16:38 PM

Great. Is it better cooling then having a case? I have a Saphire 7950 and a 3570k with a aftermarket cooler. (Evo)
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October 7, 2012 8:49:56 PM

Jeffdom55 said:
Great. Is it better cooling then having a case? I have a Saphire 7950 and a 3570k with a aftermarket cooler. (Evo)


Considering its an open air case it can depend on your room airflow and temperature as well, but most likely you will see nice temps. because of it just not be enclosed in anything so nothing is stopping airflow. I would say go for it. Just watch out for anything that could step on it or damage it.
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October 13, 2012 9:11:24 AM

Hi

depending on Country you are in it may be illegal as PC's generate electromagnetic interference which may cause problems with your radio, TV & HiFi equipment or neighbours who could report you.

A metal case or plastic case with conductive coating helps prevent radio frequency interference

If playing games or other heavy load on cpu + gpu you may need to put a electric fan near by to help with cooling.

A well designed case + extra fans is better than no case and the metal case helps conduct heat away from hard disks

finally there is safety risk if there are any young children in household.

PC Cases (without power supply) need not be very expensive

regards

Mike Barnes

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