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PC on the desk or on the floor?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by almoststew1990, Feb 13, 2016.

  1. macca672


    Joined: Mar 20, 2005

    Posts: 3,100

    Location: Leicester

    I use a banchetto 101 so on the desk for me :)
  2. Angst


    Joined: Nov 26, 2008

    Posts: 3,495

    Location: Ipswich

    Mines in my window sill for maximum air cooling.
  3. HAz


    Joined: May 1, 2003

    Posts: 10,854

    Location: Torquay Devon

    on display on my desk as its beautiful
  4. Montala


    Joined: Oct 8, 2005

    Posts: 2,842

    Location: Herefordshire (U.K.)

    Good man! :D
  5. Rifte


    Joined: Sep 17, 2010

    Posts: 2,722

    Location: Somewhere in Asia

    Floor! I get that it gathers dust, but nothing that a bi-monthly blow out with compressed air wont fix.

    I find it easier to keep the cable management tidy with it being on the floor. Also I don't have the fan noise by the side of my face.
  6. mrbios


    Joined: Jun 7, 2003

    Posts: 15,797

    Location: Engerland

    Desk personally. I've battered cases due to having them on the floor...the last one my chair leg hit it a few too many times and left a nasty mark on one side. Got a Corsair Air 540 now, sat side ways with the window facing outwards and the front sat behind my monitor.
  7. Munkyman

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 8, 2005

    Posts: 1,857

    Location: Coventry

    I tend to put smaller cases on the desk and bigger ones on the floor.
  8. koolpc


    Joined: Dec 2, 2004

    Posts: 11,482

    Location: Under The Desk, Wales

    I like that idea
  9. anything I don't mind


    Joined: Dec 28, 2009

    Posts: 13,054

    Location: london

    i prefer a small desk 1m wide by 60cm depth. This way it has a small foot print, I put my desktop on the floor next to the desk.
  10. Rossi~


    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,517

    Mine's on the floor. So long as you vacuum often, it's not a problem.
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2016
  11. uncle_rufus


    Joined: Mar 14, 2011

    Posts: 3,965

    +1 for the Floor... although what I've done is grabbed a bit of wood cut to just slightly larger than the footprint of the tower, then got some of these big flat-dome-shaped plastic furniture feet and attached them to it. Keeps it just slightly raised from the floor to help with dust (but really dust filters take care of most of that anyway as long as you remember to clean them now and then) and makes it easy to slide out if I need to get at the inside...

    Also grab a big set of the largest bulldog clips you can find, and some large metal washers - if you screw one side of the bulldog clip handles into the desk (using the washer to hold it in place) they are an amazingly good way to manage the cables
  12. Twirlywoos


    Joined: Jan 8, 2010

    Posts: 10,271

    Location: UK

    You are all living in 1999. Nowadays your desk is your PC. However I have seen some people mount their PC's on the wall like the Tt P5. Very nice, very modern, very arty farty.
  13. Greboth


    Joined: Aug 6, 2010

    Posts: 4,678

    Location: Birmingham

    I would prefer mine on the desk but I have no room on my desk so it is on the floor.
  14. Thekwango


    Joined: Feb 5, 2009

    Posts: 11,494

    Location: Northern Ireland

    a pc on a desk, what is this heresay?!
  15. DrunkRufie


    Joined: May 10, 2012

    Posts: 720

    Location: Donegal

    Had mine on the desk, but it's now on the floor as I needed the desk space for a new 2nd monitor.
  16. Glanza


    Joined: Mar 13, 2007

    Posts: 10,081

    Location: South Yorkshire

    Mines on the floor, wouldn't want to put it on a desk at home due to the size of it.
  17. Robzere31


    Joined: Nov 20, 2005

    Posts: 4,006

    Location: Redditch


    I haven't spent all that time & money making it look good to hide it away. :D
  18. Rossi~


    Joined: Nov 5, 2010

    Posts: 19,517

    I wouldn't put a mine anywhere if i were you, they're seriously dangerous.
  19. labcoattech

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 1,047

    Location: England

    On the floor, I need the desk space!
  20. Jeps


    Joined: Jul 9, 2009

    Posts: 965

    Mine wouldn't fit on my desk, not that i'd even want it there anyway. Buy a case with dust filters on every intake and vacuum them once a month and its fine on the floor. If i had a good looking mATX system and a bigger desk i might consider it. I'd probably still put it on the floor out of the way though.