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    is it nessesary or will there be any issues if the motherboard screws are not in metal like a normal case? sound or other?

    i'm planning on building my own plexi case, cause i have some layin around, and it looks cool.

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    nothin?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by fuctup
      is it nessesary or will there be any issues if the motherboard screws are not in metal like a normal case? sound or other?

      i'm planning on building my own plexi case, cause i have some layin around, and it looks cool.
      There is actually no way of telling until you do it. Though even there are it is very easy to ground a mobo.

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      • #4
        Several treads address grounding in detail including plexi cases.... do your reSEARCH.
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        • #5
          i did search. motherboard grounding, motherboard ground, motherboard grounds, searching by title gets nothing, searching normally gets tons of posts about all different things.

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          • #6
            Try these search terms:

            "motherboard AND ground AND plexi" gives a thread called "Plexiglass case fabrication".
            "motherboard AND ground AND wood" gives a thread called "wood".
            "mobo AND ground AND plexi" gives a thread called "Mobo: Ground on MDF/Plexiglass?".
            "mobo AND ground AND wood" gives a thread called "grounding".

            All these threads seem very relevant to grounding on non conductive cases, and I wasn't bombarded with "tons of posts about all different things". I don't know what you were doing wrong when you searched.

            Make use of the boolean operator "AND" when searching. It's a fairly standard thing on vbulletin.
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            • #7
              ya i found the plexi case fab one after posting, thanks

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              • #8
                ground everything. Your mobo, PSU, hard drives, optical drives, I make ground straps out of the shielding inside shielded cable, ground them all together and have one tie to the car body ground
                Chris Krug
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                • #9
                  so whats the best way to ground the board? standoffs with a wire connecting them all ? what type/gauge of wire?

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                  • #10
                    Make sure the hole you pick for the standoff is tied to the ground on the power supply connector. Use some 16 ga wire, thicker is better.
                    Chris Krug
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                    • #11
                      so i should only ground one standoff?

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                      • #12
                        i've used motherboards without any grounding at all with no problems. Maybe try running without ground to see if everything goes good then ground it if you have a problem?
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                        • #13
                          Grounding everything helps keep noise to a minimum which means a more reliable system.
                          Chris Krug
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by turbochris
                            Grounding everything helps keep noise to a minimum which means a more reliable system.

                            Tis true, but I have also heard of people on here grounding their motherboards and getting more problems.
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                            • #15
                              Stupid question, but since there is a Ground on the ATX power connector, wouldn't that "ground" the motherboard? Is it really necessary to run another ground? (And no, I know absolutely nothing about electronics or electricity)
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