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I'm a chemical engineer myself but I have access to the mechanical projects lab at my school, and quite a few mechanical engineer friends. So after seeing some projects they did with acrylic I decided I wanted to make a back plate for my sound card biggrin.gif

I'm thinking of having X-Fi large and centered. Above that the Creative logo, maybe 1/2" high and on the bottom Titanium, again about 1/2" high. I'll make it solid white to match the rest of my build.

Question is, I'm not sure whether to go with 1/16" or 1/8" thickness. I'd prefer thinner but I don't want to crack it while screwing it on or have it warp. It'll be made on a laser cutter. Also should I use acrylic, polycarbonate, or some other plastic?

I'm thinking 4 rubber washers as spacers and getting black screws and through bolting it on. The PCB already has holes on the far end and then I would the holes for the PCI bracket. I'm also thinking of painting the PCI bracket white to match the rest of the brackets.

I'm going to start drawing it up in autocad, I'll post some screen shots when I have some progress thumb.gif
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Awesome! I really want a white backplate for my Ti HD, so I will be following this.

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Alright, let's see it.
   
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any progress on this?
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