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I was wondering if there was any reason to or not to use a certain material for a mobo tray. I was thinking plexiglass may get static-y or aluminum may pull some heat away from board. Then I started thinking I have no idea what I'm contemplating and thought I should ask and see if anyone had given any thought to this.
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Nah plexi is fine, I had mine on a box for a month!

Vent holes behind the hot components will be sufficient
Edited by andrewmchugh - 8/9/11 at 1:37am
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Nah plexi is fine, I had mine on a box for a month!

Vent holes behind the hot components will be sufficient
CPU and NB seem like they could use a vent, what about the FETs? That's like a 5 inch long vent right next to the fairly large CPU vent hole, could that cause flexy problems?
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foxconn send out there OCcers mobo's with a plexi plate that you screw standoffs into,making a test platform,its a great idea.

Edited by MightyMission - 8/9/11 at 1:56am
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foxconn send out there OCcers mobo's with a plexi plate that you screw standoffs into,making a test platform,its a great idea.
Do you think there is a reason that they have 1 inch standoffs on that?
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airflow under the tray.
i get condensation behind the pci-e slots and cpu slot if not insulated,so there is enough space for a fan to move air through,and a hd/dvd drive fits neatly under there
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