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Not literally, I mean, get a motherboard tray then run a wire to a nice sized piece of metal. Isn't that the same thing as a metal desk?!
The idea of grounding is to have someplace for the current to go if it gets shorted. Idealy, the ground goes to a 8ft iron rod in your lawn.
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post #12 of 27
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Hey... that's not a bad idea.
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post #13 of 27
Cardboard doesn't conduct electricity, so I don't see the need to ground it to anything. Your PSU will be grounded, and that should be more than enough.
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Yeah, but the 8 foot iron rod in my yard sounds so awesome!
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Yeah, but the 8 foot iron rod in my yard sounds so awesome!
Hopefully you already have one.
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Hopefully you already have one.
Only if a sign that says "We accept free beer." counts.
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Yeah, but the 8 foot iron rod in my yard sounds so awesome!
Spoken like a true tweaker....
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Spoken like a true tweaker....
I feel at home now here

By the way, I would like some input on this:

Would a smaller more streamlined box be more efficient? Or would a taller one that allows the hot air plenty of room to rise be better? What I'm trying to get at here, if the case/box is smaller, the fans should be able to get the air out quicker, right? Or would it be better to allow plenty of room for the air to rise?
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I feel at home now here

By the way, I would like some input on this:

Would a smaller more streamlined box be more efficient? Or would a taller one that allows the hot air plenty of room to rise be better? What I'm trying to get at here, if the case/box is smaller, the fans should be able to get the air out quicker, right? Or would it be better to allow plenty of room for the air to rise?

I really don't know... Maybe somewhere in the middle would be best, heat rises so if it had a little head room in it the heat would rise from your components, kind of keep you from having any hot spots....
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I really don't know... Maybe somewhere in the middle would be best, heat rises so if it had a little head room in it the heat would rise from your components, kind of keep you from having any hot spots....
Good point. I am actually starting to think about doing my main rig this way; having the motherboard laying flat, a Big Typhoon VX pointing upwards, and a hole especially cut out for the air to exit (and if it isn't tall enough, just throw in a duct) and an intake fan in the front, and exhaust in the rear...

External power supply running into the box (with special holes cut out, and sealed air tight) and some hard drives in another little cardboard box, and yet another cardboard box for the optical drives.

Ahh... I could stack them like legos!
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