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Hey guys... I was just about to setup my rig on the desk (please don't ask why) and I was wondering if there is any special grounding or shielding needed? I was planning on just setting the actual motherboard on a thin piece of foam on the counter. Will this be OK? Might the foam melt to the motherboard? Should I put it on an anti-static bag too? I've never done this before and I don't want to find out what happens the hard way
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post #2 of 10
The foam should be fine... You could put the anti-static bag there if it will make you feel better about it.
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post #3 of 10
I would use a few peices of foam to raise it a little, like legs to get some air under it.
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post #4 of 10
I think you should just put some cardboard under the mobo... easiest option if you ask me
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Got it up and running! Thanks
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post #6 of 10
Phonebooks work good too.
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post #7 of 10
Cool... My cousin's husband runs the server for his house like that. He's never had problems running it that way except for their one cat wanting to jump on it.
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What is the temp of you computer now? any advantages to running it out of the case? One thing to consider though is you'll have to clean it more often, to get the dust that would normally settle on the case, but now onto the motherboard directly.
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post #9 of 10
say hello to ultimate airflow, put a few box fans around it too lol
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Originally Posted by kevin_tsoi2000
What is the temp of you computer now? any advantages to running it out of the case? One thing to consider though is you'll have to clean it more often, to get the dust that would normally settle on the case, but now onto the motherboard directly.
So far the cpu temp is about 2C lower and the video card is 10C lower. Not a big difference but it's going back in the box as soon as my MATX mobo comes back from RMA.
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