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    The main purpose of a case, as far as I can tell, is as an EMR shield so the system doesn't muck with radio/tv reception in the neighborhood... Also, a properly designed case will improve cooling by properly channeling airflow from the system fans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    The main purpose of a case, as far as I can tell, is as an EMR shield so the system doesn't muck with radio/tv reception in the neighborhood... Also, a properly designed case will improve cooling by properly channeling airflow from the system fans.
    They will also keep curious cats* out of your PC's gizzards

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    Quote Originally Posted by elija View Post
    They will also keep curious cats* out of your PC's gizzards

    You can substitute "children" and it reads as well
    I've been thinking about a custom designed (by me) plexi-glass case, complete with a/c filter on the intake. That should keep the bugger clean. Of course, by the time I got through stuffing it it would need wheels, but that's ok. On the top, one could place a mat for curious cat who come by to watch the funny lights.

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    I've seen the plexi cases and was initially drawn to them. I've since learned that they're not the best for naturally radiating heat so you need a good fan and airflow system. I've since gone for an aluminium case though it does have a plastic sandwich in between for noise reduction. Still, it's always cold to the touch and seems to do its job very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtomrodney View Post
    I've seen the plexi cases and was initially drawn to them.
    I'm finding the huge majority of plexi cases to be unappealing overall, and certainly don't like those that come loaded with bright blue LEDs scattered throughout them.

    In fact, on this last mission to purchase a new case, I was a little upset to find that so many of the new cases had them. I'm not bothered by others having them, but it would be nice if the case manufacturers would make the same models without the blue LEDs at a slightly lower price for those users not in favor of paying for LEDs that they don't want.

    As for the computer case speaker... hey, it's been almost two weeks without it and now that I'm used to not having it, I'll be disabling them in any other computer cases that have them!
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