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Windows 7: Buying a new desk, PC ventilation questions

13 Jan 2012   #1
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Buying a new desk, PC ventilation questions

Hi, i'm planning to buy THIS desk so I can use it for my computer. The only problem is is that the PC is supposed to go in the little bit at the left, i'm just curious as to what would happen if it overheated?



I know I could leave the door open but it's not very practical. Should I buy it or should I get one with an open side? (Sorry if this is in the wrong place, couldn't find a designated desk section )
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13 Jan 2012   #2
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Well, mine is like that but with a different colour and a wider door (actually two) so my computer has loads of space and I used a screwdriver to remove the doors.
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13 Jan 2012   #3
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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Well, mine is like that but with a different colour and a wider door (actually two) so my computer has loads of space and I used a screwdriver to remove the doors.
So it's open at the front?
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13 Jan 2012   #4
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

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Well, mine is like that but with a different colour and a wider door (actually two) so my computer has loads of space and I used a screwdriver to remove the doors.
So it's open at the front?
Permantly, I removed the doors. I'll upload a picture of my desk once my phones fully charged.
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13 Jan 2012   #5
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Infinite View Post
Well, mine is like that but with a different colour and a wider door (actually two) so my computer has loads of space and I used a screwdriver to remove the doors.
So it's open at the front?
Permantly, I removed the doors. I'll upload a picture of my desk once my phones fully charged.
Sounds good. Even with the door off, it's a tight squeeze and there wouldn't be much air circulation.
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13 Jan 2012   #6
Infinite

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 - 64 Bit
 
 

Here you go:

I am going to drill holes in the back of the desk for all the cables to flow through soon.

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13 Jan 2012   #7
jloc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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Here you go:

I am going to drill holes in the back of the desk for all the cables to flow through soon.


Looks quite good, alot of cables though :P
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13 Jan 2012   #8
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

jloc,
As long as the opening is wide enough to slide the PC to the right side and leave a nice air passage to any front and side air intakes then place a couple of rubber bumpers so the door doesn't close all the way so air can come in from the front. Then you will need to drill several holes for air at the bottom and middle and top of the back which won't be scene. This will allow air to exhaust somewhat. A better answer would be to install cooling fans but this will add cost and complexity to the desk build. I've always found that this type of install will build up heat no matter, so rule out massive overclocking and crossfiring or sli'g of GPU's.
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