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Theft deterrent for PC

#31PraetorXynPosted 3/26/2014 8:31:55 PM
Slayn posted...
I don't understand why the PC isn't bolted down like the rest of your equipment.


It would be impossible to pull it out and plug something in behind it for one >_>.
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#32Kokuei05Posted 3/26/2014 8:34:33 PM(edited)
Use a s*** case. When someone sees a case full of flashy lights; they go for it like a cat and a laser pointer. If they see a beige tower from 2001; they'll think it's not worth hauling a decade old 50 pound tower for literally $50. They'll probably steal your monitor though and all your other peripherals.
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#33Flaktrooper123Posted 3/26/2014 8:37:56 PM
Put it in a partially open safety box, the openings just allow you to put the cables through and push the power buttons. Watercooling is a must here due to lack of fan openings. Put the radiator outside. The safe should be welded (not bolted) to the ground.
#34SlaynPosted 3/26/2014 8:44:23 PM
PraetorXyn posted...
Slayn posted...
I don't understand why the PC isn't bolted down like the rest of your equipment.


It would be impossible to pull it out and plug something in behind it for one >_>.


Bolt it to the floor.
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#35Lemur_HPosted 3/26/2014 8:48:54 PM
Flaktrooper123 posted...
Put it in a partially open safety box, the openings just allow you to put the cables through and push the power buttons. Watercooling is a must here due to lack of fan openings. Put the radiator outside. The safe should be welded (not bolted) to the ground.


But what will cool that radiator then...

The cool air to cool down that behemoth has to come from somewhere.

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#36Knighted DragonPosted 3/26/2014 9:56:26 PM(edited)
Bolt it down? It wouldn't be hard at all to run some bolts through the bottom of the case to the floor / desk / what ever else you are securing it to. Just make sure they are in some place that is easy to get to if you need to move it but aren't blatantly obvious to see, and you should probably leave some space behind it so you don't have to un bolt it to plug things in.

Don't know why people are suggesting bike locks and things that wouldn't take a thief more than a few seconds to cut or pick if they have any kind of burglary tools with them

Edit: This obviously wouldn't stop them from just stealing all of your parts and leaving your case though, just get insurance or a security system or both
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#37shdwdrgnixPosted 3/26/2014 10:19:36 PM
I'd just place tripwires everywhere inside the computer room and tripping it unleashes a giant wave of deadly cobras at the criminal
#38The_Count_FooPosted 3/26/2014 11:15:16 PM
Put your parts in one of those big desk cases and bolt the desk to the floor.
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#39jernasPosted 3/26/2014 11:27:21 PM
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#40LvthnPosted 3/26/2014 11:32:58 PM
If you're even remotely serious, this is a waste of time. Any security scheme sufficient to prevent someone with a simple toolbox from walking off with it if they already got in your house will cost more than the PC itself is worth.

Just get renters insurance and keep receipts/invoices in case the value is questioned. If someone breaks into your house, unless they just happen to be a 15 year old looking for some weed, they're going to have tools and knowledge to walk off with whatever, and being bolted down is just going to tell them that this is even better than they thought.