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    For those who build their own cases (Plexi to be specific).

    I'm going to be building my own case out of plexi.. Did people who did this use stand off screws to screw down the motherboard? If so, where did you get them (did you have a model number)? I searched Radio shack's website and they have some but not ones with a threaded end. I would think I need one side threaded that I can screw into the plastic. What did you all use?

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    Use bolts through the bottom of the case & nylon standoffs.
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    And where can I get these? Is that what you did? Do you have any pics of your case?

    Thanks man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2340
    And where can I get these? Is that what you did? Do you have any pics of your case?

    Thanks man.
    A quick trip to your local hardware store.
    I used machine screws and nylon stand offs (spacers) to mount the controller and related items to a sheet of plexi for a 17" lcd monitor (now on ebay). hard to tell in the pictures, but the electronics are sandwiched between the lcd panel and the plexi, as in no parts on the outside, and I mounted them face up for viewing. This is a project that I have no time to complete, so off to the auction block it went.
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    Yeah I used the one Radio Shack has, and there is a model store near me that has all the parts I'll ever need. Def. use stand off to prevent static from causing more problems.


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    So what'd you do w/ the ones at Rat Shack? Did you just drill holes and glue them in since they aren't threaded? I guess I could do that but I don't want ones that are that high.. I need the lowest ones possible. Thanks for the replies!
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    I made my case out of plexiglass and all components in it (Motherboard, hard drive, USB hub, secondary power supply, ITPS and electro distro connector board) are mounted with the standard little standoffs that are normally used to mount a mother board to a computer case...

    You know, small hex piece with a female thread in one end and a male thread on the other end.

    I had a **** load of these lying around from all the cases I have been through over the years.

    If you go this route I would recommend the silver loooking ones (I think they are plated brass) and stay way from the brass color ones. The plain brass ones snap off too easy... found that out the hard way.

    What I did was drill a hole about 0.010" smaller then the major diameter of the threads on these standoffs and just slowly and carefully screwed them into the plexi-glass... they basically became a self tapping screw.... But be warned this is where the "snapping off" issue comes about.... be slow and go in a little and back off some until you get it all the way in...

    Hope it helps.

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