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June 25, 2012 9:13:08 PM

i have seen videos where they are using their pc's without a case. i was wondering on how they do it because if i do it i worried about damaging things underneath. what do i need to get to rest my motherboard and the components on my Chester draws.

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June 25, 2012 9:38:54 PM

You could use a piece of cardboard but I would recommend having some clearance between the MB and whatever you place it on. It will be susceptible to dust and dirt without a case. I suppose you could support the MB with small wooden blocks or anything that won't be a conductor.
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June 25, 2012 9:50:17 PM

cmichael138 said:
You could use a piece of cardboard but I would recommend having some clearance between the MB and whatever you place it on. It will be susceptible to dust and dirt without a case. I suppose you could support the MB with small wooden blocks or anything that won't be a conductor.

where could i put the wooden blocks. can you show me an image where i can put them so i can have a clearer view please.
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June 25, 2012 10:29:34 PM

I dont think it particularily matters. The only thing you need to do is make sure the environment is clean, and that you can lift the motherboard away from the surface its being used on slightly so that your contact points are NOT touching anything. Jesus, if you botch that up you'll short your motherboard and god knows what your motherboard might drag down with it. Whatever you do, take great care and caution not to screw it up.
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June 25, 2012 11:40:55 PM

Agree with above post. You can place them on the 4 corners and the middle, under the screw holes.
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June 26, 2012 8:01:14 AM

thedeathclox said:
I dont think it particularily matters. The only thing you need to do is make sure the environment is clean, and that you can lift the motherboard away from the surface its being used on slightly so that your contact points are NOT touching anything. Jesus, if you botch that up you'll short your motherboard and god knows what your motherboard might drag down with it. Whatever you do, take great care and caution not to screw it up.

what are the benefits of not having the components in the pc case?
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June 26, 2012 10:28:12 AM

I would not run it for long without a case, believe it or not, you will not get much airflow because the air is just hanging around. i would suggest this if you like looking at your fancy circuitry.

if you must go caseless:
http://www.xoxide.com/dangermini-torturerack.html
or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

clear cases

http://www.xoxide.com/sunbeam-9bay-acrylic-clear.html

http://www.xoxide.com/sunbeam-ufo-cube-case-uvblue.html

have fun!
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June 26, 2012 10:59:33 AM

What are Chester drawers?
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June 26, 2012 11:50:48 AM

lourendo said:
What are Chester drawers?

wooden drawers
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June 26, 2012 11:52:12 AM

lourendo said:
I would not run it for long without a case, believe it or not, you will not get much airflow because the air is just hanging around. i would suggest this if you like looking at your fancy circuitry.

if you must go caseless:
http://www.xoxide.com/dangermini-torturerack.html
or http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

clear cases

http://www.xoxide.com/sunbeam-9bay-acrylic-clear.html

http://www.xoxide.com/sunbeam-ufo-cube-case-uvblue.html

have fun!

thanks for your suggestions but i am from the uk
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June 26, 2012 7:29:26 PM

umar rehman said:
what are the benefits of not having the components in the pc case?


Well, It looks pretty damn cool, and you don't risk heat buildup inside a little case. Instead, you have an entire room. I believe people run rigs permanently without cases by the way, as long as its clean and your parts have sufficient cooling.Also, you can set up fans to blow air at the parts without the system being cased.
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June 26, 2012 9:08:03 PM

I did that with my old build. My motherboard came with a foam layer so I simply put that underneath, and assembled everything around that. It probably helps with cooling, but I lived in a dusty environment and it quickly got clogged up, so I always had packs of compressed air.
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June 27, 2012 7:23:19 PM

Best answer selected by umar rehman.
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