53 months ago
I live in a tiny studio apartment with wall-to-wall carpet, and don't relish the thought of taking up valuable desk space with my new rig. Anyone with experience have a recommendation for the best type of platform or material to put under a case on a carpeted floor so it can breathe and have some dust protection? I've looked at some wood or laminate boards online, like what would be used for cheap shelving, but so far they're all too long, and thicker than I'd like them to be - it'd look like crap, take up valuable floor space, and I'd undoubtedly stub my toes on it.
Alternatively, how necessary is it if I'm prepared to vacuum every week or two? I have the Corsair Carbide 300R. Its feet give it exactly one inch of clearance, and it has a filtered vent on the bottom under the power supply. The front intake is also filtered. My carpet is extremely flat and hard with no fluffiness to it at all. The minuscule amount of give it has causes the case to lose maybe 1/16 inch of clearance. How about if I mount the power supply with the fan facing into the case rather than towards the vent underneath it?