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Old 11th May 2017, 12:34   #1
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Desk or Floor

Am I the only floor person. I've never had my PC on the desk, always floor. I've ever never had space or feel it takes too much space on the desk.

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I enjoy seeing the insides and never get to see them because no one makes a case with a roof window. No one accommodates floor placements with an eye for the view! Should they make cases with roof windows? I'm not overly sold on the alternative like TT P3.
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Old 11th May 2017, 13:07   #2
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Currently a desk person when I moved to itx and wanted to use the wasted space behind one of my monitors. Shorter cable runs rather than routing behind the desk to one of the corners and down was much easier.
Previously I had the tower on the floor. Sat out of the way out of mind and acted as a foot rest when lounging. Turning on involved crawling under the desk but that was only a minor annoyance. Currently it sits behind the TV sucking up dog hairs which saves hoovering

TBH I think it's horses for courses. I always choose a case based on features such as HDD capacity, motherboard form factor,cable management, Fan placement followed by price rather than look. If it will sit on a desk then I may factor in looks a tad but I've never fully bought into the side pane window or liked the aggressive styling of "gaming" pc's. Usually those other factors dictate size and by extension location of placement. Placing a mammoth case on the desk is asking for it to be knocked over accidentally.

Guess I preference desk but only because I enjoy small builds currently and it's possible to hide them on a desk.
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Old 11th May 2017, 13:08   #3
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Floor, in between desk and wall in the corner, out of sight.

Not because I have an ugly case, I have a beautiful Silverstone FT-02 limited edition, single aluminium front, really good looking. But if I have the option to have the case in another room for total silent computing, I would. It's all just parts, I only look at them when they are being replaced/fixed.
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Neither. I have my PC on a side table, mainly because my desk isn't that big.
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Said floor but technical my 2 PC's are inside the desk cupboards, their close to the floor
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Used to have the Ncase on a sliding arm under the desk, but the A4 was too small for the arm to hold so now it sits on the desk. Might build a small shelf to move it back under the desk again.
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It really has to go on the floor. It sort of dominates the room.
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Floor. I err towards quiet computing but it is never silent, so lets get that s**t as far away from my ears as possible.
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Old 11th May 2017, 13:47   #9
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I go for desk personally. Partly so I can see inside the case / have a tinker without lugging it up off the floor but also I find that it gets much less dusty that way
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Always on the desk, or in the past when my desk has been too small, on a pedestal at the side. Off the carpet, away from the dust bunnies.
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Always desk but then that depends on how silly your case size. Bearing in mind I have 2 GPUs and an atx mobo in a 21L case I see very little reason for anyone to have anything bigger than 40 or so litres but understandably of you have a stupidly oversized case then a desk isn't appropriate.
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BITD I always used to have them on the floor. I ran a cube case for many years, then a modded Chieftec Dragon with a SGI 550 motherboard and dual P3 Xeons in. Both were very large, and tbh back in those days you didn't see what was inside.

Ever since getting my first Alienware Predator 2 rig back in '08 I've either had them on a side table or the desk itself
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Technically 'desk' but it's on the bottom shelf so more similar to 'floor'.

It's a MATX cubey style case (Corsair Carbide Air 240) and I have it in 'desktop' orientation (motherboard horizontal), mainly to prevent stress on the graphics card PCB but it also means I can see inside through the window on the top, and gain access very easily if I need to.

Even the Corsair badge on the front rotates so you can have the case any way up you want:

(The desk is raised on bricks, 2 per corner, because my legs are too damn long. )

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Floor, on laminate rather than carpet though. I think this is the best of both worlds as I have a pretty small desk, but don't need to worry about excessive amounts of dust.

I replaced my case recently with the Phanteks P400s Tempered Glass, so you get a pretty good view of the innards while it's on the floor.
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My first PC was a C128D and it was designed to sit on the desk with the monitor ontop. In the 80s and 90s most of the PCs were desktop PCs tho.

The first PC with a tower-case I got sometime in the early 00s, but at this time I didn't live at home anymore and was starting to work and had a big desk with enough space for the case to sit to the side of the monitor.

Having a PC on the floor doesn't seem quite right to me, as this would make access difficult and it's also more dusty.

The perfect option is to go for a 80+ cm deep desk, where you can place the ATX-tower behind your TFT, or you go with small ITX-cases that don't require that much space to begin with.
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Used to have the Ncase on a sliding arm under the desk, but the A4 was too small for the arm to hold so now it sits on the desk. Might build a small shelf to move it back under the desk again.
Ooh, that sliding arm thingy sounds like a great idea. Got a link to the one you used? I currently have my M1 on the desk but to be honest it's a bit noisy for my liking so I'd like to have the desktop between me and it, but I don't want to put it on the floor as it'll be too far away to plug anything into easily.
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I always have my PC on my desk, functionally because the one time I did have it on the floor it absorbed twice as much dust, and because otherwise my desk would end up accumulating junk...
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I always have my PC on my desk, functionally because the one time I did have it on the floor it absorbed twice as much dust, and because otherwise my desk would end up accumulating junk...
Yep that's the only one I can find. Shame the reviews complain of pants quality, though. They've just replaced it with the View 28 which is hellaugly.
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