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Windows 7: Tower height off floor vs. dust?

27 Nov 2012   #1
markg2

Windows 7
 
 
Tower height off floor vs. dust?

I acknowledge this may be a silly question but here goes...

For a normal tower computer without super duty fan has anyone ever bothered to determine at what ~ height off a carpeted floor will the fan suck significantly less carpet dust into the machine?

Mark


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27 Nov 2012   #2
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm going to say no, because it shouldn't ever be sitting on carpet anyway. Carpet is a conductor of static electricity, so if you need it on the floor, I would put something under it, like a piece of wood from an old shelf, etc.
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27 Nov 2012   #3
markg2

Windows 7
 
 

I planned on cutting a piece of plywood for the computer to sit on. However due to the configuration of the space the tower sits within under the desk the intake (front) will be adjacent and fairly close to the carpeted floor--hence the question about elevation.

Mark
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27 Nov 2012   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If it isn't sitting down into the carpet, it will be a non-issue.
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27 Nov 2012   #5
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

This is what I made to get my computer off the carpet:
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27 Nov 2012   #6
markg2

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks--
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27 Nov 2012   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Nicely done, HAVOC.
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27 Nov 2012   #8
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

It's my own Ikea hack. Ekby shelf and Capita legs. The bolts I got from a local hardware store.
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