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How to make a PCI back plate to host a custom pcb

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Hi all

I am new, but I love to tinker with stuff, so I decided to start with a customization of a case little by little.

So far the case is pretty much default config, I just painted it in a different color and cut some back plates to customize the position of the motherboard.

Now I have a problem: I want to use a PCB card which I use for my joystick; basically goes in the USB port and allow me to use an analog joystick device; the idea is to put the pcb on a PCI plate, so I can just plug the joystick, instead than have the PCB outside, plugged to the usb port.

I did not purchase the pcb yet, since I don't know if I can even do that...from what I can see, the PCB that gets mounted on the PCI slots, has holes on it, where the metal plate gets screwed on it (like a network card, video card, SATA card and so on).

Is there a way to avoid to drill on the pcb? I was thinking to get a thin sheet of wood or acrylic, screw the pcb on it, and then screw that one on the metal plate; but I am not sure how to do that; nor how to cut the pci plate.

Any suggestion would be really appreciated, thanks!
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Wow, guess nobody does that....got the wrong section of the forum to ask this question?
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If anything you could go with a piece of plexi glass or wood - use foam double sided tape to mount to it. Then to adhere to a pci-slot bracket simply attach it using a right angle L bracket perhaps? You may need a rotary tool/dremel to cut the bracket though - not much going around that unless you mount it inside and draw the joystick connection out a hole in the back or front.
Edited by Chozo4 - 11/8/13 at 6:47pm
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