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Old 07-09-2012, 09:01 PM
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Default Waterproof/Weatherproof PC Case

Has anyone here found any Computer cases that are essentially Water/Weather Proof. We have a client that has a Desktop PC by their pool, and with the kids constantly splashing, it has already gotten wet twice, and we are looking for a better case/solution.

Moving the PC is not really an option at this time. The PC is somewhat sheltered, but it still isn't waterproof enough.

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Old 07-09-2012, 10:53 PM
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A Pelican case would be worth a look. They're heavy duty, with a pretty heavy duty price tag, but the kids could throw it in the pool and it would stay dry (as long as it's shut...)
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Oops, misread, thought it was a laptop case you were after sorry.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:04 PM
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Other than creating something "MacGuyver" like....modifying some large Igloo cooler or something with an intake/exhaust...or doing some large zip lock bag trickery with intake/exhaust....I don't know what would be "budget friendly" for a home user.

Google "Industrial PC Enclosures" to see what professional products cost. I suppose one could spend some time on ebay...and find something below 1,000 bucks.
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Old 07-11-2012, 06:40 PM
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There are actually a ton of waterproof industrial PCs out there that are IP-rated to ensure reliability in wet/dusty/corrosive environments. For your application, IP65 should be more than sufficient. Performance levels will be somewhat limited, as sealed fanless systems can usually only dissipate up to ~25W; this means Atom and Fusion. And they're not cheap, but nothing waterproof ever is (checked waterproof enclosures for cameras lately?).

A good start would be a GW-01 IP67 system. If you need a monitor or waterproof input (touchscreen, on-screen keyboard) as well, a sealed panel PC like the SR101 would do the trick. You'll have to google them as I don't have permission to post links yet.

Let me know what you need for I/O and performance and I'll see what else is out there.
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I'm not aware of any 'cases', therefor I would suggest that you go with a custom made box to put the 'computer' into and mount the door to the box and a large fan on the opposite side of where the water would be splashed from.
3/8" or 1/2" red oak would look good if stained/varnished.
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I thought about this for a little while. I thought about humidity, bugs seeking heat, the whole water splash issue...

first idea that popped in my head and let me get this out of the way right now
(DISCLAIMER: I HAVE NOT TRIED THIS NOR HAVE I EVER TRIED ANYTHING SIMILAR)

http://www.pugetsystems.com/submerged.php

Humidity should go straight down to the bottom of the tank, bugs won't get in, water not likely to get in with that type of lid.

*shrugs* should work
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I thought about this for a little while. I thought about humidity, bugs seeking heat, the whole water splash issue...

first idea that popped in my head and let me get this out of the way right now
(DISCLAIMER: I HAVE NOT TRIED THIS NOR HAVE I EVER TRIED ANYTHING SIMILAR)

http://www.pugetsystems.com/submerged.php

Humidity should go straight down to the bottom of the tank, bugs won't get in, water not likely to get in with that type of lid.

*shrugs* should work


Dood! Put fishez in ur tank!!!1

Answer: No. They would die.
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