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Old 04-05-2009, 05:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, I've got a question about my computer case being left open.. It seems to be running cooler with the case off but I'm wondering would this cause some sort of complication?

The side fan on my case broke the other day... gatta get the wires reconnected to the fan so I just took the side case off until I can get that fan going again. Is this ok?
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Old 04-05-2009, 05:50 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I ran my old computer with the case side off for years, never had any problems other than dust (I had to dust it out like every three months, especially the CPU fan).
Just makes sure NOTHING spills into it!
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As long as you dont have a habit of wearing carpet encased shoes and rubbing your shoes into the open pc then your fine.

Mines open right now and its a pos dell.
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I ran my old computer with the case side off for years, never had any problems other than dust (I had to dust it out like every three months, especially the CPU fan).
Just makes sure NOTHING spills into it!
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As long as you dont have a habit of wearing carpet encased shoes and rubbing your shoes into the open pc then your fine.

Mines open right now and its a pos dell.
Aight cool thanks
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hahaha i dont know if any of my computers have ever run more than a day WITH the side panel on....hahahaha i always wind up losing them too...or soldering on them LOL
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It is safe as long as you keep critters out of it, and make sure your house is mouse/roach free...
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Running it without a sidepanel is fine. Like everyone else said, you'll just have to watch for dust, spills, and animals.
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Running it without a sidepanel is fine. Like everyone else said, you'll just have to watch for dust, spills, and animals.

yea..you might misplace a cat, give up so you go play on the comp, turn it on...then MEOW kitty cat sucked into your psu..oh noes
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yea..you might misplace a cat, give up so you go play on the comp, turn it on...then MEOW kitty cat sucked into your psu..oh noes
LOL. no cat so I should be fine then
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I'm running my temp rig w no side panel.. LOL I can't find it.. -It's an older case...
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