No Case Computer for temporary time

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by nooodle, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. nooodle

    nooodle New Member

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    Hello everyone, I was planning on building a high end gaming computer
    (parts: http://pcpartpicker.com/list/xyrmxY),
    and the parts will come tomorrow except for the case. I am a really impatient person and I want to get into installing everything before the case comes in 4 days. Is it possible to have a fully functioning computer without a case for a few days, and how would I set it up in the safest way possible so I don't damage any parts?

    This will be my first computer build, so i'm a novice to this and I don't want to make any rookie mistakes that could damage this computer because it would be a very expensive loss.
     
  2. Intel_man

    Intel_man VIP Member

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    Sigh... why did you drop $300 on a R9 390. Don't really agree with half the parts list... but that's not the point of this thread.

    Anyways, I do not advise you to build your components without the case.
     
  3. nooodle

    nooodle New Member

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    My friend picked out most of the parts for me because I had no sense of compatibility..... I was just wondering if it would receive any damage if it was caseless for about 3 days. Its going to be placed in the basement where nothing can really touch it.
     
  4. Intel_man

    Intel_man VIP Member

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    Are you suggesting your motherboard is going to levitate in the air for 3 days? Because something will touch it and it will be at risk of shorting out your components.
     
  5. nooodle

    nooodle New Member

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    I will have a cardboard box where the top is cut out so it is only being held by its sides. Lets just say I found a way to make it work without shorting out, would everything else be fine?
     
  6. Intel_man

    Intel_man VIP Member

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    Sure sounds like you're set on doing what you asked in the original post and just wanted someone's approval. I'm not going to give it an approval, but if you want to take the risk, by all means, no one here is going to stop you from doing so.
     
  7. nooodle

    nooodle New Member

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    well what risk am I taking if the motherboard is properly raised?
     
  8. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    This thread is stupid as hell.. stop being an idiot and wait till your case comes... geez! Getting a headache from this..

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  9. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    You can do it, as per others it presents accidental risks to the PC and isn't recommended at all. From a technical perspective you can have a usable computer outside of the case though.
     
  10. PPBart

    PPBart Member

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    Don't you just love it when keyboard commandos respond with comments and opinions totally at odds with your actual question -- "why would you do that?", "that's too risky," "no one should do that!" <G>
    I normally try to ignore those divertive responses, but some times it's just worth commenting.
     
  11. Intel_man

    Intel_man VIP Member

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    What are you even on about?
     
  12. The VCR King

    The VCR King Well-Known Member

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    Wait for your case. Do it right. Don't be me
     
  13. voyagerfan99

    voyagerfan99 Master of Turning Things Off and Back On Again Staff Member

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    We used to have a member here on CoFo that always ran caseless. He just built everything on top of the motherboard box.

    He also regularly changed parts and eventually upgraded to a test bench case.
     
  14. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    If it's just 3 days and you're careful with it then go nuts. I would keep an eye on the 390 though, don't want it moving around within the slot since it's not secured.
     
  15. TheOnlyChaz

    TheOnlyChaz New Member

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    I say, make a desk computer like me, to where my computer parts are safely placed on the under side of the desk with coats of non - air sealed plastic protecting them.
     

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