It makes it run cooler you will have to dust it less and makes it far less likely that you will spill something in it. You can buy rolling stands for precisely this purpose that also make it easier to move your desktop around.
Putting the computer on thick shag carpet will potentially block this intake.
Desktop on carpet reddit. 3 points 2 years ago. Heck even laying a piece of wood on your floor and placing the pc on the wooden platform will solve this problem although it may not be pretty. This is coming from someone who lives with a family that has 3 dogs and 2 cats so i have quite a problem with dust accumulation.
A great thing you can is get a board with wheels on it from your local gardeninghardware store and put the pc on that. 3 points 2 years ago. The current trend is to get your computer up off the carpet and onto your work surface.
Many cases nowadays mount the psu on the bottom of the computer with an intake facing down. This isnt the best option for various reasons and you should really have your pc tower on a computer stand. Your computer isnt going to blow up if you dont but youre probably getting paid for whatever youre doing so consider it an investment.
I imagine dust would get caught up in the carpet which would result in a less dusty pc. Get a piece of plywood just big enough to catch all 4 feet and put that on the carpet. Carpet will fuck your day up without something under it more dust on average.
Depending on the carpet wouldnt it keep more dust than a wooden floor. Assuming the carpet doesnt inhibit ventilation of your pc and your pc is in a place where it wont get under foot you should be fine. But this isnt always possible and many people leave their computer tower on the floor often on carpet.
A note on carpets. Not only is no longer on the carpet but you can now easily wheel it out and back in when you need to clean around it upgradeplug or unplug peripherals. Easy access to front ports and buttons usb audio power etc much easier to manage cable length properly typically less dust compared to floor huge waste of desk space bright leds and fan noises are more in your face can fall off and get busted.
If the carpet is a problem consider putting it on a platform or stand on the carpet. If you for whatever reason actually care about doing an all core 247 overclock on a 3900x then get a motherboard with robust power delivery. Conversely under it it will run warmer you will have to dust it more youre more likely to spill something in it but you are less likely to accidentially knock it over and its a shorter distance to the floor than from your desk and you have more desk room.