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Hello guys,

im going to be doing some troubleshooting and i want to know if i setup my PC on a big piece of Arcylic like a makeshift PC Test Bench (like a side panel) would there be any need to use the risers? would it short? Could i just place it on my wooden desk?
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It wouldn't short without standoffs being on acrylic or wood because those materials are not electrically conductive however you should use them because the bottom of the motherboard is not perfectly flat.
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you can place it on anything that's non-conductive (wood, plastic, paper, cardboard, etc) and it'll work just fine, though it will scratch the surface you set it on. What I have used several times as a tech station is the box the MB came in.

Edit: here are pics of my GPU box tech station (at the time my MB box tech station was already in use)




Edited by radodrill - 12/29/10 at 9:33am
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Originally Posted by Core300 View Post
It wouldn't short without standoffs being on acrylic or wood because those materials are not electrically conductive however you should use them because the bottom of the motherboard is not perfectly flat.
The only real reason for the standoffs in cases is to hold the MB in place and in metal cases keeps the contacts on the bottom of the MB from shorting to the case and provides a case ground (not necessary for the system to run).

For tech station or out of case testing it's not necessary to mount the MB to standoffs.
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