Anyone hear running an Open Case PC; or using PC Components with out a Case.

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Message 1900378 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 22:53:12 UTC - in response to Message 1900375.  
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Is anyone doing this or has anyone tried this.

People have been doing it for decades.


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Message 1900380 - Posted: 10 Nov 2017, 22:57:34 UTC - in response to Message 1900375.  

Try searching for mining case, or rack ...
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Message 1900540 - Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 16:46:23 UTC

At one stage I was running 3 "table tops". Each with 3 video cards.
Cable management wasn't a problem, I ran the networking through a table mounted 4 port switch to the main network and controlled them with VNC, so there was only the power supply cables to worry about.

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Message 1900559 - Posted: 11 Nov 2017, 18:36:14 UTC

My biggest cruncher is an open frame device.
Periodically I will run a trial system that is held together with tape and tie wraps.
As you say cable management can be an issue, but that can be overcome using cable ties.
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Message 1900693 - Posted: 12 Nov 2017, 12:04:24 UTC

I have one cruncher which is just a mobo laying flat, no case. It works just fine.
Have it on some spacers to allow airflow to the back of the mobo to help avoid possible hot spots. CPU air cooler does not have to deal with heat build up inside of a case, and the GPU always has ambient air to cool with.
It's up high enough that the kitties can't get at it, and I have no visitors, so I don't care how neat and tidy it looks (or does not.....LOL).
"The secret o' life is enjoying the passage of time." 1977, James Taylor
"With cats." 2018, kittyman

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