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Hi guy's and girls, quick question, am considering building a case from scratch using acrylic and was wondering if there is anything I need to take into account when mounting the PSU? I have taken the metal PSU front bracket from an old build and was just going to use this to mount in rear of case, is this ok?

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I'm not an electrician, but I thought that was the point of the Ground (Earth) pin of the power cord itself? I don't think you should be grounding it to the case, right?
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actually you should. The ground pin is connected to the casing. For the acrylic case just attach a wire to one of the motherboard's screw holes and attach that to the power supply casing. That way static electricity won't build up on the board itself.
I had that issue with my NES a few times and luckily nothing got fried. Usually what would happen is that I would touch one of the heatsinks on the ram and the system would immediately shut down. If the power supply were close enough to the gpu's heatsink I would see a spark between them and the system would shutdown. Luckily there was never any permanent damage as far as I could tell.
Edited by IvantheDugtrio - 4/6/12 at 12:01am
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Thanks for the replies, this is what I need to know before I make an expensive mistake. thumb.gif Am just doing the drawings for the build and am trying to get everything "straight" in my head before I start.
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Just run an earth wire around the case, and to ground points on devices. Like to a motherboard standoffs or two, the PCI bracket, drive casings and so on.
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Well I will be using a mountain mods motherboard :
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and at the moment the only other "electrical" component not attached to the mb will be a lamptron fan controller mounted to the acrylic, do I need to earth that as well? It will be running my rad fans and pumps. Oh and I i'll be using passive heatsinks for the hdd's as well.

So if i have this right I need to run a wire from PSU housing to MB tray and then to HDD heat sinks.. oops and fan controller as well?
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post #7 of 8
Yes. The idea is to keep all the devices at the same ground voltage, to prevent any nasty build up of electrical energy/static that could harm your expensive parts. Static itself isn't a problem, it's when it decides to go somewhere that it makes trouble for you. Keeping one linked ground on everything is enough to stop it from having anywhere to go.
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Thx Allicat, now i gotta try and figure out how to do it neatly. smile.gif
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