If you have bought or have a desktop computer, you probably noticed which box you liked the most, or which one was better for the components, space and cooling you needed, however, you never thought that you still didn’t need anything, since you could hang your pc on the wall.
And it is that, there are people who use their own wall to hang the computer components, but is it harmful to do so, or does it have positive parts? Apart from a much more curious and striking design.
Is it bad to hang my PC on the wall?
As you can guess, there are risks when performing this practice, but also benefits. The first thing that obviously catches our attention and the reason why it is done is because of its design, much more impressive than having it inside a box hidden in a piece of furniture. Also, if we add RGB lights or liquid cooling, we can have a work of art in our room. However, it also has its weaknesses.
It will not be necessary for me to tell you which is the worst, right? Obviously, dust, dirt and the risk of damaging our components. As a general rule, it will not rain or liquid fall on it, but the rest of the particles in our room will be in direct contact with it.
And it is that, a very easy and curious example to understand is the reason why when an error occurs we call it a bug, and this story goes back to 1947 when a moth interrupted the work of a group of Harvard engineers, He is paralyzed and shuts down a computer, leaving all his work in vain. From that moment on, any computer failure is called a bug, which means bug in English, due to that moth. We leave you here the image of the aforementioned, which was attached to the papers of the project they were carrying out.
This leads us to think something similar, if we have our processor, RAM or graphics card running and something gets into them, it could damage them, that’s why the boxes have small ventilation grills and filters, so that large particles do not enter.
Although of course, this also has a benefit, and is refrigeration. You will not need extra fans or any other type, because being in direct contact with the air and without anything covering it, its temperature will drop so much that you will have a much quieter and more efficient computer, as well as very manageable for the change of any piece.
So nothing, if you are thinking of creating one like this, think about the risks-benefits, and if you only want to do it for aesthetics, there are very interesting options, such as covering everything with totally transparent glass with ventilation holes. So you will have aesthetics and functionality without risks.
Many people also use old computers just to hang them in their houses, without the need for them to work. That is another possibility. I have only shown you how interesting it is, now it’s up to you if your curiosity has piqued you and you want to set up something similar.