Quote: Originally Posted by DarkDavil
Does anyone think its .... bad.... to use a cardboard box instead of a case?
If so - speak up now! ^^ I really don't wanna buy a case - so im honestly thinking of using a cardboard box !!
LOL... whatever works...
But if you want reasons not to do this...
As has already been pointed out ... heat and fire.
But the ones that most computer people --including case manufacturers-- never seem to consider... Shielding and Grounding.
There is a reason why PCs have traditionally been boxed up in metal cases. First the case provides a proper earth ground at a common voltage with other devices, for the entire system.
But secondly there's the little matter of radio frequency interference. A metal case acts like a Faraday Cage
that does two very important things... It keeps strong outside signals from getting into the electronics of your computer and it keeps the rather nasty radio frequencies that travel about inside a computer from getting out of the case.
This accmplishes two things for you... First; that freaky CBer with the huge antenna down the block isn't going to cause false reboots everytime he keys his transmitter and Second; he's not going to show up at your door complaining that you're wiping out his receivers.
So, if you're looking for good reasons to buy a nice sturdy metal case, now you have them.