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A PC On My Table


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#1 LiquidFox

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:27 PM

An impatient friend would like to know if his parts would function, they are all there, if laid out on a table. This would be done for one day to ensure everything is working and windows installs while the case arrives.



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#2 LiquidFox

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Posted 13 February 2014 - 07:32 PM

Sorry, now I am the impatient one. I should have checked google first. Sorry guys. For the forum, anyways, running open bed is fine, "as long as the cat stays off the table" if you get my drift. You can put it on cardboard or anything nonconductive.



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 03:31 PM

Be EXTREMELY careful with this, anything conductive can cause issues, parts are going to get hot, and there is a risk of overheating.

 

Computer cases while cool looking are designed to hold everything securely, ground everything properly, and conduct air in a manner that keeps everything cool, starting the computer up in open air runs all sorts of risks to every part in your system.

 

You have been warned.



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Posted 14 February 2014 - 04:30 PM

This can be done safely, I use this method commonly called the bench test to rule out hardware issues faster. Of course keep the cat off the table... As for overheating: as long as you have the cooler/fans on the cpu and the gpu fans are spinning you will be fine. In fact I have had better luck with cooler running bench computers than in any case even with maxed out fans.


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