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    mdf or plywood pc case?

    i will redo my pc case in wood ..

    so what type of material is better for carpc?

    plywood or mdf?

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    MDF is denser than plywood. If you use screws with MDF there's a finite number of times you can remove and reinstall them. If you work with MDF make sure you use a dust mask, you don't want to breath in that crap.

    It doesn't really matter though, either should work fine.

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    mdf is denser but..

    is it more rigid than plywood?

    and wich is better for humidity and moisiture?

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    Depends on the thickness. I don't know first hand, but I don't think you can get MDF as thin as plywood.

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    ok so plywood would be more rigid than mdf in a 3/8 thick case


    ha...and i'm concerning about sound level in the case...so looking for a good compromise between the two

    thanks for your help

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    I just checked you can get MDF as thin as 1/4". As far as sound level, the denser MDF will deaden the sound more than plywood.

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    tthanks

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    maybe a could put aluminium tape in the casing for interference...and cooling

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    The "R" value of MDF is pretty high, so keeping it cool wouldn't be a problem with a small fan pulling air in and push air out [or just a clear aperture to let hot air out]. Also do a Google search for T Nut. You can use these to mount the board so as to be able to mount, unmount, and remount multiple times. You can get these at Homedepot or Lowes. I couldn't find them on they're websites but I know their stores carry them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djvillar View Post
    The "R" value of MDF is pretty high, so keeping it cool wouldn't be a problem with a small fan pulling air in and push air out [or just a clear aperture to let hot air out]. Also do a Google search for T Nut. You can use these to mount the board so as to be able to mount, unmount, and remount multiple times. You can get these at Homedepot or Lowes. I couldn't find them on they're websites but I know their stores carry them.
    thanks very helpful

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