Originally Posted by Farmer Boe
The plexi shouldn't be conductive so you're fine with the backplate idea. I'm really curious as to how it turns out. I have a Xonar STX and always thought about making a backplate for it. Keep up the good work!
Surprisingly many who have these cards, anyways if making a backplate it would be in our best interest to distance it 1-2mm from the card. If not you run the risk of bending the PCB, having an uneven back plate or even shorting out the card (yes even with plexi it is possible due to it being able to hold static electricity). I would simply use regular shims for your screws to distance it above the solder points and then mount the backplate. It would end up looking way better as well as the backplate would always be 100% straight.
Now for the news about making one yourself, you can if you want to and I intend to do that as well. however there is someone already making them and selling the m if you don't want to do the work. http://www.coldzero.eu/5-backplates
Originally Posted by Mark011
Sound card done, I cut the backplate by hand with a hacksaw
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looking good Edited by Rainmaker91 - 2/18/15 at 6:50am