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    Just make sure no other parts then then 2mm around the four holes in the MB touch anything metal.
    This means you should use standoffs, and not screw your board right to a metal plate. If you are a very lucky bastard, that could work for some time, until you hit a bump in the road or something... ;-)

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    I drill tapped 4 standoff screws into a metal board. Then i layed the mobo on top and screwed 4 screws into the standoff screws. There is about 3-4mm clearance from the metal board to the mobo. Nothing is touching besides the screws on the board. I used the small screws so that the head of the screw is touching nothing besides the area it is supposed to sit on.
    Am i doing anything wrong? I feel so afraid to get a new board then to have it fry again.

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    would it be better to use plexi glass instead of the metal board?

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    definitely. anything non-conductive will work fine. i was actually gonna suggest a thin sheet of foam runner, but plexi will do just fine.
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    <======== learning the hard way

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    3 mm isnt very much. The board could easily flex that much. Mine is about 10 mm off from the case.
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    damn, i should've known better.

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    It is quite likely the board flexed due to the inertia of the CPU heatsink. this could have also damaged the board due to flexing as well as the possibility of touching the case. You might want to siply use MDF under your board and if possible support the middle to reduce the flexing.

    have you tried re-seating the CPU at all?

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    yes, i have tried re-seating the CPU. still dead.
    What is MDF and where can i get some of that?

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    nevermind, MDF = Medium Density Fiberboard
    Can i just use regular wood board? Is there no chance of fire with wood on the bottom of a mobo?

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