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Yes, it ought to be safe. Those plates are sometimes referred to as "dust covers" (or "slot covers"). If you don't have the plate covered, there is a larger opening that dust can enter the system. (Fans usually aren't pointed at the slots to blow dust out in that direction.) It's also big enough that some bugs might be able to crawl in. Admittedly, that ...


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Leaving it off isn't ideal, since the case helps keep the RF emitted from your system inside the case so, theoretically, it won't interfere with your other household electronics. One could argue that it might disrupt the internal air flow, but I think the risk is negligible. I've never had a problem running my systems this way. Don't worry about it.


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Yes it's perfectly safe. So long as the rest of the framework for holding in the addon cards is in tact, then you're fine. Those metal strips are there to keep big things out of the system, like items inserted by children, or larger critters. They can also reduce the inflow/outflow of air when they're blocking the slot; however this only really matters to ...


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Will the MasterAir Maker 8 fit on the Gigabyte LG 1151 Micro ATX Motherboard inside of the Cooler Master Elite 110 Micro ATX Case alongside the ASUS GTX 970 Graphic Card? Here are the MasterAir Maker 8 specifications: Here are the ASUS TURBO-GTX970-OC-4GD5 specifications: Here are the `Cooler Master Elite 110 Micro ATX Case specifications: ...


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My old windows gaming laptop was notorious for overheating. I struggled to use it in really hot weather, as the keyboard would get too hot to touch. I eventually got a little desk fan, and just had that blowing straight at the laptop whenever I wanted to use it in hot weather. The external case was aluminum, just like the Macbooks etc. so the moving air was ...



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