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  • Any Probs with Mobo being screwed to wood

    I'm in the process of doin a custom amp rack/carputer/sub install. I was thinkin about chopping my current case but then i got curious... is there anything wrong with just letting the mobo sit on the wood? I put a few small rubber washers as sorta a buffer and the wood will eventually be carpeted.
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    its fine, i did it and so have a ton of other people
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    • #3
      just remenber to ground one of the risers(screw) to a metal part of the car
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      • #4
        Originally posted by thanatos106
        just remenber to ground one of the risers(screw) to a metal part of the car
        Why? I've done it with plexi and (cough) cardboard for years and it hasn't caused any problems. (or is that why I occasionally have problems with ground loops?)

        If you're concerned about heat or shorts, a relatively simple solution is to drill holes through the backing material (your wood) and use 1/8" screws, nuts, and rubber washers.

        To install - set the mobo on the material and mark the holes with a thin marker. Drill the holes, insert the screws (from the bottom) and top off with 3-4 nuts (standoffs) and a rubber washer. Set the mobo on there and finish off with another rubber washer and nut.

        Pretty easy to do once you get the hang of it.

        Edit: On re-reading your post, I just realized that I sound like an absolute moron. Sorry for stating the obvious....
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        • #5
          Originally posted by PatO
          Why? I've done it with plexi and (cough) cardboard for years and it hasn't caused any problems. (or is that why I occasionally have problems with ground loops?)

          If you're concerned about heat or shorts, a relatively simple solution is to drill holes through the backing material (your wood) and use 1/8" screws, nuts, and rubber washers.

          To install - set the mobo on the material and mark the holes with a thin marker. Drill the holes, insert the screws (from the bottom) and top off with 3-4 nuts (standoffs) and a rubber washer. Set the mobo on there and finish off with another rubber washer and nut.

          Pretty easy to do once you get the hang of it.

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          Originally posted by bgoodman
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          • #6
            Mine's carpet over wood, no mobo grounding and it works fine. I suppose I ought to just out of principle....

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            • #7
              here's the best way to mount to wood...
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              I used these on my arcade box... and in my car...

              it is a small plastic foot that has a hole for wood screw and a nut in it for standard motherboard bolt... comes with the bolt and screw that you need...
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              • #8
                Originally posted by thanatos106
                just remenber to ground one of the risers(screw) to a metal part of the car
                I asked about this a while back and was told that it's not really needed....since the board is grounded through the power supply...

                as to the original post....I did it in my car...

                you can see it all in my sig - go to the computer link

                one thing to consider is that if you stand it off too much you might risk causing the board to flex in the car

                being that in a regular case in your house it's not moving aorund like it will be in a car....
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