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Old 22-11-07, 07:10 PM
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Case window locks are useless!

I have got to say, locks for cases windows are the worst invention ever, except for the coolness they give..

Imagine if you will, being a thief... You find a costly looking PC, and decide, that it is a good way to get yourself some cash. Remember, you are a thief, and may not know anything about which components are useful or valuable, or indeed how to remove them from the case.

You see a lock on the cases side. the window it is on is made of plastic....

If you were an idiot, you would think, Darn! there's a lock, i can't get in! Ah well...

If you were even mildly intelligent, you would simply TAKE THE WHOLE PC!

If you were very intelligent, and knew about the components and how to remove them, and didnt want the case, you are a thief. You will probably have a tool for breaking into things. A kinfe would easily get you in after a minute or twos dogged hammering. If it was a metal panel, then a crowbar would make the lightest work of its removal...

Who agrees with me?

And if anyone disagrees, please explain why

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Old 22-11-07, 07:18 PM
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i agree, but imagine if you had a little brother....

the case lock would then be handy
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Old 22-11-07, 07:20 PM
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I only really see locks on thermalcrap cases..
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Old 22-11-07, 07:42 PM
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my akasa mirage 62 has case locks...
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Old 23-11-07, 12:23 PM
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The only type of lock on a PC that is useful is the one that locks it to your desk or to a bolt on the wall....

Most burglars want a quick in and out. If they have to start faffing around with things locked to desks or walls, they aint gonna bother.
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Old 23-11-07, 12:31 PM
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Case locks are really made for LAN parties so people aren't tempted to take your components, but yes they're a bit pointless
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Old 23-11-07, 03:01 PM
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Lol, tbf, if you didnt notice a part was gone, its your own fault :P... hmm i swear there was a PSU there before! But yes, a chain, linked through the rear of the pc, and then a wall bracket put into brick, would be a good detterent. If it was in plaster they'd probably rip it out.
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Old 23-11-07, 03:13 PM
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could mount everything inside the case with rubber fixing and run a couple thousand volts through the chassis
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Old 23-11-07, 06:05 PM
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Until you wanted to turn the bugger on
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Old 23-11-07, 06:12 PM
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do it with a wooden stick
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