Originally Posted by DatBrotato
yeh that makes sense. I was originally going to ground everything that way. But keep in mind, if at any point that single ground wire gets dislodged or disconnected you then have a completed circuit linking all your components together, which would fry everything at once.
So I intend on grounding each plate and component individually
Edit: I PM'd show4pro, and am waiting to hear his input on the matter. I'm not sure if he actually went about making sure everything was grounded, or if he just accidentally ended up grounding everything
Nice! Very cool build!
I do not have my motherboard grounded to Earth as it is typically done in a regular case. I plan on doing that when I upgrade the mobo sometimes in the near future. However I don't think grounding is your issue.
Also, static cannot slowly build up on the acrylic board with a motherboard on top of it. It would flow into the ground layer on the motherboard which is connected to the acrylic via the brass standoffs, or into your LED strip. To answer your question earlier, I currently don't any of the components on my wall mount rig grounded.
It is possible that you killed your mobo with static discharge from your finger to the board. With all the components exposed, you have to always make sure to ground yourself before touching anything on the board.
How did you come to conclusion that your motherboard is dead? Would it not post? Did you try it with the GPU plugged directly into the slot?
Just an observation. With your PCIe riser cable laying so close on top of the motherboard, it could be picking up and throwing back lots of interference. When I had the unshielded riser cables, simply touching the cable would cause my system to freeze. And that's with 2 layers of aluminum foil wrapped around it!