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  • Would it be bad to have bottom of motherboard pressed up against cardboard?

    I am making a minimalistic case for my carpc and I was wondering if this would cause any problems.

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    as long as the cardboard isn't conductive you'll be fine. make sure no metal can put a hole in the cardboard.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by PaulF View Post
      as long as the cardboard isn't conductive you'll be fine. make sure no metal can put a hole in the cardboard.
      Ok, thanks Paul

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      • #4
        i have used cardboard for short term use, and think it is fine for that, but because cardboard disintegrates after it gets damp, i would not recommend it for car use. some thin lexan/plexiglass(whatever you can get cheaper) would probably do better in a car environment.
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        • #5
          My whole case is cardboard. (See my latest posts in my worklog) I took some EnviroTec resin (meant to be used like polyurethane to give tabletops a glass-like finish) and brushed it onto the cardboard until it soaked through. It dries like a plastic with a glassy finish in two or three days.
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          • #6
            MDF works good too. I have used it for a base for 2 setups and had no issues...

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            • #7
              good ideas. thanks everyone

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              • #8
                Cardboard or anything that can hold moisture is not a good idea, or anything that's semi-conductive of course. High humidity or a rainy day and it could soak up some moisture and have a high resistance between many pins on the board and cause unexpected results. That moisture can also breed mold/mildew which is organic and conductive along with increased risk of rust in the long term on any metal touching it.

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