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Windows 7: PC with side panel removed?

11 Aug 2014   #11
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KAAMO View Post
I'm not too worried about the dust build up as I clean my PC internals weekly. Also I don't live with any children or animals and the tower itself, out of reach.
Since dust or intrusion is not an issue - there is absolutely nothing to worry about running without a side panel.

You could run all components laid out on an exposed bench and be perfectly fine.


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12 Aug 2014   #12
KAAMO

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thank you, that was the answer I was hoping I'd get haha.
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14 Aug 2014   #13
KAAMO

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Picture of my build for AddRAM


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15 Aug 2014   #14
Ishraq

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by KAAMO View Post
Hey Guys,

I have a Dell Optiplex 745 and it is an ugly machine. I have stripped the tower down to its basic metal frame and sprayed it black as I like the industrial/raw look. I was just wandering if I run the PC like this, without any side panel, will it cause me any problems? The internal temperature dropped from 41 degrees C to 36 degrees C which is good I guess, but im mainly talking about any parts getting damaged.

Thanks in advance
It's fine, but there will be HUGE dust build-up, dirt and risk of damage e.g. water and animulz
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15 Aug 2014   #15
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

I opted for a cheap recase on an older cramped PC. A bit of fiddling but it needed the side off and a fan in hot weather.
Recase an Acer Aspire X1700 X1800 desktop PC
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15 Aug 2014   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Unless you have your computer in a hospital operating room you have dust, pollen, and many other things in the air.

You one needs to take off the side panels and use a fan blowing air in the case you need a new case with proper filtered air circulation.
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16 Aug 2014   #17
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
You one needs to take off the side panels and use a fan blowing air in the case you need a new case with proper filtered air circulation.
And that's what I did - reasonable case +PSU cost $79 at the time.

The new integrated PSU allowed a better graphics card and someone has used the PC a lot for the last 3 years with good temperature control.
I bet ACER sold heaps of these poorly designed PCs.
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