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Mounting Motherboard Without Tower

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August 6, 2012 7:37:40 PM

Hello,

I recently moved across country and rather than trying to pack my tower into a box I stripped the necessary parts and brought those only. How would I go about placing the motherboard in a safe way to run the PC with no shell?

For example, can the motherboard lay on plastic or cardboard without shorting out? Should I get small foam or rubber circles and place them under the screw holes so it is still raised and lay it on any flat surface? I know it is possible, I just don't know how chipsets react to certain materials.

Thanks in advance.
August 6, 2012 8:20:45 PM

Nevermind, I found a cheap tower on craigslist so I don't really need an answer at this point.

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August 6, 2012 8:22:46 PM

Get some anti static material and you're good to go. I've had systems run for short amounts of time (less than 2 hours) with the motherboard laying on a wooden chair with no problems
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August 6, 2012 8:25:53 PM

Oh great, good to know. Thank you.
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August 6, 2012 8:26:06 PM

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August 7, 2012 4:13:34 AM

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