Safe to run without case cover on?

By Marshal103
Nov 22, 2004
  1. Recently I had to upgrade my power supply, and I find it won't fit into my case. Rather than going out to get another one, I simply plugged it in on the outside of the case and left the cover off. Is this safe?
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,689   +395

    Safe to do. Absolutely.

    But I don't recommend it if there is any chance something could get inside it and bump into stuff. (little kids, toys, dog or cat, ect).

    But yes, you can run without the side of the case on no problem.
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    For a sturdier solution, drill/saw/chew a hole in the computer case to let the PSU cables through. Then put the cover back on and tape/glue/screw the PSU on top.
  4. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    I run both of my machines with covers off, no problems. Have done so for many years. But as Nodsu said I would try to get that PSU tied down to something.
  5. Marshal103

    Marshal103 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for fast replys guys!
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