Questions regarding enclosures for devices

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Is it okay to have a PCI-e back panel missing from the case?

This is the first computer I've ever built, and coming from a mentality of "never read the manuals ever", I obviously made a few mistakes along the way. One of these mistakes was installing the ...
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Can a MasterAir Cooler 8 fit in a Cooler Master Elite 110? [closed]

I'm currently building a PC and about to finalize my purchase--components all listed below. As far as I know, all of the components are compatible with each other. I've already got a standard 3.5" WD ...
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Will it damage my MacBook if I put it in the fridge to cool it down?

I've a got longstanding problem with laptops overheating (MacBook Air/Pro) and it's not only related to one machine. The laptops are overheating especially during hot days (summer). I've found that ...
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Notification Lights On Desktop Case

One more question about the Corsair Carbide Series SPEC-03 Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Gaming Case - the activity light will light up and display red, and both the power button and the reset button work....
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Low Profile PCIe card in a standard ATX case - will it fit, and do I need adapters?

I've got a standard normal-sized ATX case (don't know its name or specifications, because I got it from a friend) and a standard motherboard (MSI B150 PC-Mate) inside. Since it doesn't come with a ...
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Will it matter if I install an SSD in case location with limited airflow?

I am building a new desktop PC using an SSD as the main drive. The case provides a spot in the back of the case (effectively behind the power supply) for mounting an SSD. See attached picture that ...
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USB ports device descriptor issue

I've been suffering from a USB Device Descriptor error for quite some time. This bug has been chasing me since Win 7, and has carried on to Win 8, and then to my dual boot of Win 10 and Ubuntu 14.04+...
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Is it in way bad for a PC to leave its case off? [duplicate]

For a desktop PC is it bad to leave the side panel to it's case off? Initially I thought it would help cooling (and allow me easy access) but wondered if it lets more dust in. Any other pros and cons?...
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Anti Static Spray

Can anti static spray be used inside the computer, to help all the components from collecting dust? If so, I understand the computer would need to be turned off & everything unplugged first. Is ...
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How to add additional SSDs on Corsair 780T case [duplicate]

I am new to PC building. I have recently completed a build using a Corsair 780T case. It only has 3 slots for SSDs. What is the best solution for installing additional SSds? Can you get replacement ...
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Power supply or motherboard busted. How can I fix it quick?

A few days ago, my desktop PC just stopped turning on. Pressing the power switch elicits no response altogether. This is the sum total of the troubleshooting steps I've done: Super-newbily switched ...
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How can I connect USB 3 case jacks without a USB 3 motherboard header?

I just bought a new case, which has two USB 3.0 jacks on the front. The supplied internal cable for those jacks looks like this: Unfortunately, my motherboard doesn't have a USB 3.0 header that I ...
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Does usb 2.0 port differs from usb 3.0 port on pc case [duplicate]

My main board has only usb 3.0 ports. If I connect those ports to USB 2.0 ports on pc case will they work as USB 3.0 port (with full speed) or will they work as USB 2.0 ports (with lower bandwith). In ...
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Does anybody know what this Apevia X-Cruiser front panel 2 pin connector is for?

This 2 pin connector is coming from the front panel of my computer case. I have no idea what it does or where it's supposed to go. EDIT 1: More Information and Pictures 1. Here are the traced ...
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Are these graphics card standoffs?

I am preparing to build a custom case for myself and have come across these circular holes in my graphics card that look like standoffs holes. Could I put standoffs in these to hold the graphics card ...
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Should I remove the front side of the case?

Hey I hope I am in the right community. I have this PC case(CASE CORSAIR OBSIDIAN SERIES 750D FULL TOWER ATX BLACK): And I am wondering if I should have the front side of the case open so the 2 fans ...
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aerocool v3x no front fan case screw holes

Hey guys I have an Aerocool V3X case with preinstalled rear fan and I can install 2 side fans and one front fan. I went to install the front fan but there are no screw holes! There is a "mesh" but no ...
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Old PC case, new motherboard, connector incompatibility

I have an old PC desktop case, about from the ddr1 / single core k7 era. I've modernized it into a much newer desktop machine (centralized around an MSI 970A motherboard, if it matters). Everything ...
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Will a cooler master hyper 212 evo fit in a x11 advanced x-station case?

I have a x11 advanced x-station case with an amd fx-6300 processor inside. I'm currently using the stock heat sink which isn't that great. Will a cooler master hyper 212 evo fit in the case? Edit: My ...
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CPU fans gradually turn to max power, unusual PSU & motherboard config

https://drive.google.com/folder/d/0B0ijOBuJiVJnQ1ZLdUlRQTlkY28/edit I am giving an old PC of mine away, and decided to turn it on one last time before I gave it away. The fans start out silent and ...
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Turn off LEDs on case fans?

I'm thinking of getting LED strips with adjustable colors for my PC. The problem is that I have several case fans, all with bright LEDs on them. I want to turn off these LEDs. What my first idea is is ...
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Will a GTX 950 SC fit in an AZZA Z case?

I have a beefy enough power supply but I was unsure if the dimensions of the card will let it work in this case even with a pci expansion cable.
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Could the magnet used in smartphone covers damage the device?

I am reading reviews of a smartphone cover with magnetic lock and some people reported that the magnet causes their phone screen to go dark. why is this happening and could this actually damage the ...
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would it be a bad idea to build a computer case? [duplicate]

I am beginning to build a new desktop. I am going to invest a fair amount of money into it and commit to a high quality pc with high-end graphics. My question is about the case for it - I have been ...
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How can I determine which video cards will fit into this computer?

Trying to purchase a video card with dual monitor support for my HP Elitedesk 800 desktop computer. The specs say it is a 'small form factor.' However, my research tells me this could mean one of ...
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How to use internal SSD hard drive with a case as an external hard drive?

I have bought and used many external hard drives, such as the traditional ones like Seagate Backup Plus 2TB, or the Samsung SSD T1 with 512GB, and all of them can be repartitioned using Mac's Disk ...
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Pink LED on case with high processing C++ program

I have written a very intensive program in C++ that should loop on some code for a quite long time. I can't explain why, after few minutes, the program stops working (I don't see any output) and a ...
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PC Case Side loudly vibrating when on high fan RPM

My CPU is an AMD FX-6300 and it is cooled by it's stock cooler. The problem with the stock is that it tends to spin at 6600+ RPM when on heavy load. So every time I start GTA V for example I start ...
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Put USB to PC Front Panel

I am going to DIY my PC case. But this problem happens to stock cases also. For example, I use the Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD5H-BK motherboard. It has 2x USB 3.0 and 4x USB 2.0 ports through the internal ...
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identifying custom half-built computer [closed]

We were recently cleaning through an old storage unit when I came across what appears to be a half-built server. I don't see any stickers or identifying information. The case is a 'superfox' (there ...
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Can you mount motherboard spacers/standoffs into plastic?

I'm planning on building a custom computer case out of acrylic plastic. With little-to-none electrical engineering experience I'm wondering if the motherboard spacers needs to be screwed into a ...
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How to determine air intake holes in pc case

My PC has a huge dust intake (I have two parrots and a cat occupying the room). So I don't want to unplug the pc and clean it from dust every week. I want to install exterior dust filters which I ...
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Removing case for HP ElitePad 1000 G2 Rugged

I just received a HP ElitePad 1000 G2 Rugged to test my software on and I was looking to remove the case it comes with. All pictures I see of the ElitePad 1000 looks slim, so that leads me to believe ...
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Case fan not spinning

I was plugging in my computer and I noticed that one of my case fans wasn't spinning and the other one was. I opened up the case and spun the fan with my hand and it started spinning again. I ...
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Can a loose SATA hard drive disconnect itself because of vibration or shaking?

I have a WD Green 2TB which was working perfect until I've put it in a new case which doesn't use the standard screw system to fix the drives, but instead uses these plastic HDD trays which doesn't ...
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Why aren't my case fans spinning?

I have an ASUS P6T WS Professional motherboard mounted in a Thermaltake Armor+ case. The case has a fan on the front of the chassis that is functioning, but the rear fan behind the CPU heatsink (the ...
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Will a Noctua NH-D15 fit inside a bitfenix colossus full tower? [closed]

Building my first PC and wanted to make sure they will cooperate before purchasing. Thanks in advance!
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Computer bumpers/feet have fallen off, how do I fix it?

The bottom of my computer has these small rubber bumpers. Today the back one fell off. The computer is a razer blade 14. If someone could tell me a way to fix it or point me in that direction it would ...
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Stop case side-panel from buzzing

My desktop's case is a Cooler-Master Storm Scout 2. The removable top panel (the one that exposes fans mounted to the top of the case) often buzzes while my computer is running. I've verified that ...
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Case sensitive file extensions in Windows and Linux

In linux you can have the files example.JPG and example.jpg in the same directory. In Windows you have case sensitive extensions, but you can't put these two files in the same directory. Why not?
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SATA Connector Stress Impact on Reliability [closed]

As we fill up a mid-tower case with more drives, the SATA cables get rather tricky to get in a position so that they enter the connection near perfectly aligned so as to not put any stress on the SATA ...
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Is 42 degrees Celsius a safe ambient temperature inside the case of an operating PC?

I have purchased a new HP PC (EliteDesk 800 Small Form Factor). It is exceptionally quiet, I assume HP favors quietness over thermal performance for office use. Under load (long-running calculations,...
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No screws at the front of my Bit Fenix Comrade Case for fan

I am using the BitFenix Comrade which does feature slots in the front for fans but when trying to install a fan there I found out that there are no screw holes for a fan even though there is a dust ...
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What is this flat brown 8-pin case plug? [duplicate]

I reused an old computer case of mine to build a PC for my parents. I found this cable connected to the front I/O and I have no idea what it is: The front IO contains 2x USB2, head- and microphone ...
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What kind of standoffs work with this case?

I have a Chenbro PC61166 Xpider case which I got second hand. The standouts for ATX mounting are missing, but where there would normally be screw holes for me to install common brass standoffs, ...
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Building first PC in 7 years, some confusion hooking up case I/O connectors

The case I have is the Rosewell THOR V2. The motherboard I have is the ASUS Z87-PRO. I have hooked up majority of the case connectors. power sw reset sw p+/- HD LED AAFP USB 2.0 USB 3.0 Note: ...
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PSU compability

I would like to ask a few questions about this PSU: RM Series™ RM1000 — 1000 Watt 80 PLUS® Gold Certified Fully Modular PSU Computer specifications: Case: Compucase 6C11BS-UT Motherboard: MB H77 ...
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Large video card bends under own weight

My ASUS GTX 770 card is so long and heavy that it bends under its own weight. The following picture is not mine, but my situation looks exactly like it: The bending has already become permanent, ...
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Do hard drives really have open cases now?

I'm shopping for new hard drives and all the stores (Amazon, Overstock, Newegg, etc.) now show product pictures like this: I can find no information in the product descriptions or in Google searches ...
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Is the Dell T110 using a standard motherboard size? [closed]

I have the opportunity to buy a very cheap, second hand Dell T110 tower. However, I want to move most of the components, namely motherboard, processor and memory, to a rack case. Is anyone able to ...