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Windows 7: Using a Cardboard Box!

21 Apr 2010   #1
DarkDavil

7 x64/ Back-Track 4
 
 
Using a Cardboard Box!

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 !!
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21 Apr 2010   #2
Pontii

Windows 7 Better then yours
 
 


Like that :P
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21 Apr 2010   #3
FuturDreamz

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

as long as the system has proper cooling (airflow) and components that get really hot are situated so they don't ignite the cardboard: go for it!
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21 Apr 2010   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

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22 Apr 2010   #5
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DarkDavil View Post
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.
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22 Apr 2010   #6
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post

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.
You can line your house with tinfoil to offset this.
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22 Apr 2010   #7
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post

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.
You can line your house with tinfoil to offset this.
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22 Apr 2010   #8
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
You can line your house with tinfoil to offset this.
LOL... good one.... but then, would the tinfoil attract lightning?
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22 Apr 2010   #9
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

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22 Apr 2010   #10
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
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