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I need more desk space, so I want to move my desktop tower to the floor. Are there any platforms that I could just lay on the carpet? I want to make sure there's enough room underneath the case for ventilation, and not to have any issues with static etc.

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ikea! :) ikea.com/no/no/catalog/products/30090438 –  pavsaund Aug 21 '09 at 21:02
    
My (then) girlfriend's entire freshmen dormitory floor flooded 1-2 inches deep because of a damaged toilet. On the 14th floor. Many noble computers died that day. Take home lesson: buy a $3 wooden 2x4 and make a simple square stand. –  Kevin L. Aug 21 '09 at 22:11

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You could try something like this. It has wheels and is a little bit above the floor, giving your computer room to breathe.

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Wheels are most bodaciously awesome on a computer stand. You'll wonder what you ever did without them. –  J.T. Grimes Aug 21 '09 at 22:14

There are plenty - I recently picked one up for $10.

If you have an IKEA desk there are also under-hang supports although these wont take the wider cases you can get.

Despite that, I keep my computer on my desk, it seems to get far less dust in it.

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If you want to go really cheep you can grab some extra level construction supplies, like bricks and small pieces of lumber, that you or a friend have laying around. Clean them off and use that to make a stand for you computer. If you don't have access to this kind of thing it might not be worth it to you, but free is free.

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If your system functions fine sitting on your desk, you shouldn't have any problems with it sitting directly on the floor. (Although be aware that it will accumulate dust internally at a higher rate).

Wheels are very useful for under-desk systems; makes pulling them out to get at the back connectors much easier (provided all the cables have enough slack). Either add-on ones (see ephilip's answer), or if a new-/re-build is an option look at something like Akasa's Eclipse or Mirage cases where they're part of the deal.

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