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    grounding motherboard

    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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    Quote 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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    Several treads address grounding in detail including plexi cases.... do your reSEARCH.
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    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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    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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    ya i found the plexi case fab one after posting, thanks

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    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

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    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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    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.

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