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So I want to have my logo for my build cut out of the back plate and able to route yellow LED's into it to kind of glow into the computer. I don't know what materials would be best to do this with. I was originally thinking acrylic and have holes drilled into it so I could route the LED(s) into it but I think the card temp would possibly melt it? Metal would short the back of it out right?

Any input is appreciated!
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You can use metal and coat the part that touches the PCB with like non-conductive Paint. smile.gif Or you can just cover the part with pcb with electrical tape
    
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Acrylic should not melt unless your card is having some major issues.

Here's a couple pictures to show you ideas:



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Acrylic doesn't melt until ~150C, but it has a relatively low softening point, something like 75-80C. So you should avoid having an acrylic directly over the GPU chip and VRMs.

For example (not my pic, found it here at OCN http://www.overclock.net/t/621797/mod-ati-5770-custom-backplate-mod-finshed/10)

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