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.Originally Posted by fuctup
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.
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
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
so whats the best way to ground the board? standoffs with a wire connecting them all ? what type/gauge of wire?
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.