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    Conehead
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    @conehead

    Hello again! Is there any recommendation/”standard” to put your PC in a case while in the cab itself, or is it better for circulation/air flow to just install the motherboard, etc in the open, and perhaps mounted on some risers or something.  I imagine it’s better to leave it open without a case so it’s easier to get to, and then the cab itself really acts as the “case”.

    Thoughts?  Thank you!

    #168370
    LynnInDenver
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    @lynnindenver
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    If you’re doing a “full size” PC, you can get a frame meant for benchtesting rigs to help hold the cards upright – video cards expect a case in place as part of the structural support. Since the PC is in the cabinet, it doesn’t need a real case so to speak.

    I only stuffed a whole cased PC into mine because it’s a miniITX form factor so it’s already as small as it can get, and it was already built (my old desktop).

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    #168373
    Conehead
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    @conehead

    ” video cards expect a case in place as part of the structural support”  <— Thanks for pointing this out!  Based on your input I’ll still get a case to install the parts, but just won’t put the cover on it to allow for air circulation.  Much appreciated!

    #169559
    topper-2k
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    @topper-2k

    Based on your input I’ll still get a case to install the parts, but just won’t put the cover on it to allow for air circulation. Much appreciated!

    Thanks for asking this question. I was wondering the same thing. And I’d kinda arrived at the same place. I might see if I can remove the decorative plastic stuff on the front of the case, try to get it down to something close to a frame.

    #169565
    Conehead
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    @conehead

    Good idea!  I’ll try doing the same.

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