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Is it best to mount a motherboard on metal, plastic, or wood? I'm guessing metal because thats how it's done in most cases (has to do with the grounding, I've heard). Just want to make sure before I start cutting up my old dryer with a hacksaw.
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Metal seems to be the material of choice, although plastic or wood could work, I suppose,

Cutting up an old dryer, eh? This calls for pictures, please!
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metal is the choice that is mostly, but plastic and wood could work
    
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I see three scenarios where OP makes sense.

1 - Trying to get at the goodies inside a dryer and needing to know what kind of sawblade to use

2 - Building an awesome, homebrew case out of a dryer... for some reason

3 - Upgrading your dryer's.... screw it. I have no idea where you're going with this. The suspense, I'm surprised to say, is killing me.
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post #5 of 8
There's a lot of acrylic cases, metal cases, and some wood cases floating around here, so you can just about mount it to anything you want.

It seems most modern day motherboards are grounded in several places through the PSU.
    
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post #6 of 8
Anything can work.

Just remember to mount it on actual mounts opposed to directly to the plastic/wood/metal
    
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post #7 of 8
But the motherboard does have to be electrically isolated from any metal mounting plate.
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Originally Posted by Aardobard View Post
Metal seems to be the material of choice, although plastic or wood could work, I suppose,

Cutting up an old dryer, eh? This calls for pictures, please!
Yep, cutting a sheet and card support out of an old dryer and mounting it between 2 of 4 in. pvc pipes which will double as bongs. There will be pics, hopefully sometime this week.
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