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my computer case wont close so theres a big opening in the back... is it bad if theres a space open in the back of my cpu?

heres my little drawing =)

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How come it won't close? Does it swing open? Is the side removable where it slides back then off. Maybe is slides up and off? Anyways, I would say it would definitely be best to make it close, but if it does not close that's ok too. If you're like me and live somewhere where random creatures can climb in there then this could be bad. Otherwise no problem, some go to the extreme and don't even use a case!

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well when my old power supply died my dad bought an ultra x-connect 500w

the 20 pin atx motherboard cable is just too fat so when i close my case it hits the (cd drive holder?) dont know what you call it and my pc case has little room because of this fat cables =/

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Yes I am familiar with the X-connect and it's cables. Well don't worry your computer should be fine without closing the case all the way. :whistling:

Remember you will probably accumulate more dust in there because of this though. Don't forget to use some compressed air every so often so your computer does not soon have a blanket of debris, this will act as insulation and cause things to overheat.

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Edited by -=jonnyrotten=-, 03 April 2006 - 12:08 AM.

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is it bad if theres hella dust inside your computer? because when my dad uses the air compressor (not the one in can) i see dust almost everywhere in the air
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Yes it can be very bad eventually depending on how much dust. Sounds like he blows it out with air already though, so it can't be accumulating that much can it? How often is it blown out?

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2yrs later when we bought and thats it (case was close)

Edited by realistpnoy, 03 April 2006 - 12:17 AM.

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Ok well that's kinda long to wait. I clean mine out every month. I would say at least every other month especially if the case is open. Pretty easy to do just buy a can of compressed air that way you don't have to take outside to the compressor everytime. Also if you do it more often, then there will be less dust to fill the air with.

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ok i see i have another question what is female look like on power cables for the psu?
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Female plugs are any plug basically for anything that has holes in it for pins from a male connector to go into. If it has pins sticking out of it then it's a male connector. Holes in it = female connector.

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well i went to frys today and didnt find any female to female motherboard power cable and 4 pin female to female power cable...so i can change the ultra x-connect cables and close that case
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I don't think you are going to find any sort of adapters to modify the cables on that power supply.

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my only solution is to buy a case? =/

what is the price range of those without any power supply just the case?
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or just buy another power supply =(
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Well I don't want to go as far as to suggest you do that, but maybe if the power supply is still relatively new you can exchange it at the store it was purchased from for one that fits. Or just leave the case open, it's really up to you at this point.

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