The Bestbuy People Stacked All My consoles on Top of each other?

The Paladin

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suggest getting a 1/2" door hole cutter and make some hole on the back side of that cabinet to get the heat to exhaust somewhere if you ever close that door..
you should really get a proper shelve unit for those electronics. but in a pinch, get wooden Lego blocks (not plastic) and space them on corners of each unit to have space between them while stacking them

this would be a good home depot alternative : http://www.homedepot.com/p/Bench-Dog-Plastic-Bench-Cookies-4-Pack-10-035/202736685
cheaper would be get to sports store and get hockey pucks and use some cork or rubber on them as in this article and make them yourself cheaply. http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=67844&cat=1,43456,43465
 

USAFRet

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1. Why would you let the monkeys from BestBuy touch your stuff?
2. Why would you let the monkeys from BestBuy into your house to touch your stuff.
3. There will probably be airflow issues, and some things may get hotter than they should. Fix that.
 

ricdiculus

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Please tell me you at least dont close the cabinet door while in use. What you have there is the makings of an oven! There's no way any of that equipment is getting enough ventilation.
 

USAFRet

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I would say....
Go out to the garage and, from your scrap pile of wood, cut 8 small pieces of wood.
1x1x1 cubes.
Stack the components, so that there is a little space between them.

But I'm assuming you don't have all that stuff.


You could order some spacer things from Amazon. Rubber feet, at least 1" tall.
(please don't ask for a utube video on this)
 

lakimens

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Make sure there's space between them, put a stack of paper as 4 legs, or some other household item, just make sure to make space between them.
Some household items that could qualify: box(of cigarettes, pills and other boxes that aren't too tall), paper(take a few pages and tear it in squares, stack the squares on top of each other to form a leg), wooden pieces, food cans and others.
 

Bulletproof123

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Only 1 thing is turned on.
 

USAFRet

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Yeah, the Xfinity box.
What happens when you turn the XBox on?

This is not rocket surgery.
Fix this.
 

madmatt30

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The DVR & the bluray you'll probably get away with.

The Xbox one though mate just NO!!!!!

only a Muppet would stack anything on top of an Xbox one , it vents out of the top ,whole top of the case to the right of the DVD slot is one big grill system - it will get ***** obscenely hot in use like that.

Never ever put anything on top of an Xbox one - you want 4 inches space above it minimum.
 

madmatt30

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Move those shelves about , your denon av is too restricted , amps run hot.

Move that shelf up at least one hole , move the other shelf up at least 2 or 3 .
Leave the DVR & bluray stacked on the middle ,
they're fine , put the Xbox one on the top shelf with nothing stacked on top.

You have enough room for another shelf in there near the top (or the bottom) for the bits & bobs
 

thejanitor

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I'd just get three laptop cooling pads (the ones with the fans in them) and put one under each component. These typically use USB for power - you can either plug them into the USB ports at the back of the XBox, or (better) get a three-port powered USB hub and plug them into that. This will keep the "neat" appearance of the stacked components while providing additional airflow through the stack. And if you ARE planning to close a door over that, drill some holes in the back wall and put a muffin fan over it it to pull air through the door (assuming it isn't a latching, close-fitting door)...
 

The Paladin

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suggest getting a 1/2" door hole cutter and make some hole on the back side of that cabinet to get the heat to exhaust somewhere if you ever close that door..
you should really get a proper shelve unit for those electronics. but in a pinch, get wooden Lego blocks (not plastic) and space them on corners of each unit to have space between them while stacking them

this would be a good home depot alternative : http://www.homedepot.com/p/Bench-Dog-Plastic-Bench-Cookies-4-Pack-10-035/202736685
cheaper would be get to sports store and get hockey pucks and use some cork or rubber on them as in this article and make them yourself cheaply. http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=67844&cat=1,43456,43465
 

USAFRet

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You don't need a cooling pad or anything like that.

You just need some air space between the components, and a hole or two in the back of that cabinet. Preferably near the top. Heat rises.
 
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