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    Wood case, for Computer.

    Hi all...... i have question...... if i mount my computer on wood case is dangerous? or is ok.

    Computer is hot, and wood not is same steel.... i have fear of burn my system.

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    I had the first version of my carpc was in a wood case, a computer will not get hot enough to light wood on fire. I ditched the wood after I got my new system it was just a pain in the *** to work with. Good luck.
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    There are quite a few modded pc's that use timber cases. I'm no expert but I'm guessing that if your CarPC is hot enough to burn wood you may need to consider some additional cooling!!
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    i have seen a few mdf cases. I wouldnt worry about burning. however wood doesnt transmit heat like metal does (wood is a far better insulator). This means you will have to rely more on fans and air cooling.

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    Yeah wood's cool to use. My case/backseat is MDF and 2x6 / 2x8... I do have 3 80mm fans to circulate air through the edge of the case/backseat...

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    I too used an MDF custom built case for my first. The thing you have to remember is that most of the time, we build these PCs to be as energy efficient as possible. Meaning less heat. Make sure you have adequate ventilation, but I ran a full biostar Micro-ATX, a 7200 WD HDD, an opus 150 and an athlon 2400+ mobile in an MDF box with zero problems for 2 years.
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    Thanks all! ok this week i build my mdf custon box, my sistem is:

    PIV 2.2Ghz
    Motherboard Dell <------ fast to wake up, and no noisy motherboard
    256RAM
    300Gb Hd
    WinTV PCI TV/Radio Card
    M2ATX

    I think put in my custon wood case 3 fans coolers.

    Wait me for the pics!...... and tanks all for sugestions

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    Actually, I recently decided that for my current project I will use MDF again. Just a tip, if you predrill holes very small, and you get the brass standoffs with the wide threads, you can thread standoffs into the mdf and it will hold strong and true.
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    Furniture

    When I was a kid back in the 60's, almost all televisions and stereos were mounted in consoles. These were basically big beautiful pieces of wood furniture with the electronics housed inside. Nothing new about that idea.
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    I have found that using a good grounded metal chassis, with your components grounded will work much better than wood. Less engine whine, less failed parts, and increased stability of the system itself. I'm not saying wood will not work, but I am saying that metal, particularly aluminum, will work much better.
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