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Old 12-16-07, 05:40 PM   #1
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I see on hardware sites they often test computers without the case. Are there guides on how to mount computers in the open and use them like that? Seems cheap and cool (temp).
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Like that.
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Old 12-16-07, 05:57 PM   #3
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The reason they test them without cases is because it saves huge amounts of time. I don't think there is really any benefit to doing that way. Why do you need a guide? There really isn't anything to figure out....just plop the motherboard down on the table and plug everything in. Unless you want a fancy setup, like a custom board to mount everything on or something.
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The reason they test them without cases is because it saves huge amounts of time. I don't think there is really any benefit to doing that way. Why do you need a guide? There really isn't anything to figure out....just plop the motherboard down on the table and plug everything in. Unless you want a fancy setup, like a custom board to mount everything on or something.
Yeah, like a custom board to mount on and scure the hard drives and optical drives too, so they aren't dangling everywhere.

This way I save 100 dollars for the case and 50 dollars for case fans. And it's cooler than the 150 dollar more system. The temps are always lower when tested in the open. Plus it's easy go clean for dust etc...

My case is so screwed up right now that the wires for the front led display are pulled out, all that works is the beeper. Also, the dust in there are impossible to clean, they are caught in the creveases of pieces of metal, and it cuts my hand every time and kills my waist when I try to clean it. You can't reach stuff with a case than in the open.

Why do you want a case unless you want to carry it around?
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Or like that.
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See how cool that is?
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Oh I like that

But dang can those coolers get any bigger ...
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What is that? Just a normal rack or a special computer mounting platform?

Are the parts actually screwed into that thing?

That is so nice, just what I wanted. No more unreachable dust.
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Try a Danger Den Torture rack . . .MUCH more pimp . . .also LANable.

http://www.dangerden.com/store/produ...&cat=94&page=1

That's not good because it's small and costly.
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You could go grab some lexan from your local home depot or slowes and make it to your specs.
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You could go grab some lexan from your local home depot or slowes and make it to your specs.
Is Zero's pic custom built or an actual product?

The problem is that I need to have the precise holes for the MB and other parts etc...
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Being that lexan won't ground out your mb you could just mark the holes and drill em. I would still use some spacers of some kind. You could find everything like rubber spacers at the same store.

You will need a saw to cut that lexan as well because it comes in sheets. I think if I get time I may build one.
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