I like it naked

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by cliffa, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. cliffa macrumors newbie

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    Just got my nMP a few minutes ago. As I'm looking at it with the shell off, I think I actually like it that way. Anyone running without the case? Any reason not to?
     
  2. tuxon86 macrumors 65816

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    Dust, static electricity, spilled coffee...
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Yes
    The enclosure, being aluminum, is an integral part of the nMP cooling system.
    Run with it off at your own risk...
     
  4. The-Pro macrumors 65816

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    They do look great without the casing :)

    The cooling systems as far as I know is designed to work as a channel. It moves air from the bottom out the top (or other way round, not sure). If you remove the casing the air being moved will come out the sides before reaching components further in. It is possible that some components will therefore not be cooled properly. Im not sure if this would cause any serious problems.
    On top of this the dust buildup will be much higher in the machine.
    Depending on where you have placed your machine, it is easier for components to be damaged if you lets say bang it with your foot or knock it over.
    Static electricity, from for example vacuuming in the viscinity, can reach the parts much easier, the case protects them.
     
  5. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502

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  6. cliffa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, I guess it wouldn't be a good idea. I'm just surprised how much I don't like the shell. I wasn't expecting this metallic gray look, I think it's kinda tacky. I wonder how much the local body shop will charge to paint it something less ... cartoonish.

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    There's a small magnet embedded in the shell that lines up near the switch, I'm sure you can stick a small RE magnet at that point and it would boot.
     
  7. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502

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    Do it. It will be awesome I'm sure.
     
  8. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    Maybe, but it will die young, leaving a beautiful (naked) corpse.
     
  9. cliffa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think he means have the shell painted, not run it coverless
     
  10. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    *re-reads*

    Oh. You're probably right.

    Re the casing: I've not seen one in the flesh, but from the official portraits I'd assumed it was glossy piano black. Looking at photos of them in the wild I'm still not entirely sure what colour they are – looks like they have adaptive camouflage!
     
  11. cliffa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, that's what I thought. It's actually more like black chrome. Or those shiny magnetic rocks you can find in souvenir shops, that's exactly what it's like.
     
  12. flat five macrumors 601

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    nah.. seems fine
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  13. Riwam macrumors 6502a

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    Not related but... Is it a silent one?

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    Has nothing to do with your suggestions.
    However...may I ask if it works silently?
    Thanks for the info!
     
  14. impay macrumors newbie

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    yipee

    Can't wait until some third party comes out with a transparent case.
     
  15. Cubemmal macrumors 6502a

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    It won't run without the case on, for good reason, to prevent idiocy like taking it off because it looks good.
     
  16. m4v3r1ck, Apr 11, 2014
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    m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    DONE, you can even choose your color! AND better safe then sorry... :D
     

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  17. Stephent macrumors member

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  18. cliffa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, you're just a total *******, aren't you?
     
  19. Cubemmal macrumors 6502a

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    Nope! I post a lot of technical information on this forum about the Mac Pro, and felt that if you had done a simple search instead of starting yet another thread about the Mac Pro without the cover, we'd all be better off.

    But maybe we needed another thread on this subject, and one with a sexy title that would be sure to lure people to read. If so, then my apologies, and I retract that it would be stupid to want to leave a cover off of the nMP.
     

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