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#1 MuscularPigeon

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 05:26 PM

Ok im making an acrylic xbox case.
I know alot of people dont like them and alot of people do theres no in between.
But im one of those people who like em.
And my question is where do i ground the mother board to?
Or do just leave the motherboard not touching any metal? huh.gif

#2 estin

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 05:33 PM

the mobo will ground to the power supply. thats the main ground anyhow. the rest of the sheilding just acts as a ground since the mobo is screwed to it.

#3 MuscularPigeon

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 05:35 PM

Thanks ill keep that in mind when building.

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Posted 01 April 2004 - 05:37 PM

I would get some decent gauge wire and go to all the screw down places and wire them all to a ground just so its got a strong ground all over on the board. The way the original case is designed it looks like some of the metal around the mother board is to sheild from static.

Better to be safe then have a fried box.

#5 MuscularPigeon

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 12:14 AM

thanks for your help guys im currently in the middle of getting supplies for my case but if you want to see my project just go
here
Im using a samsung sd-616t so i have to wait for that before i can really get stared

#6 anthony88guy

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 12:29 AM

you never posted your name, i can possible figure out which one it is urs. smile.gif


#7 MuscularPigeon

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 12:30 AM

the link should take you right there but fyi it 'MuscularPigeon'

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 12:38 AM

The main point of grounding the motherboard to the shielding is for the metal shielding's benefit, not the mobo's. All that shielding connects together and then to the mobo so that it will all be grounded and create a faraday cage around the xbox, preventing it from interfering with the tv and such. It's really not that important. The mobo itself is grounded by the psu. It'd be pointless to run wires, as the mobo doesn't need it and it wouldn't create any shielding just from a wire. So basically, just stick the mobo standoffs into the plexi and don't worry about it.

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 04:08 AM

so if you throw a modchip in an acrylic case you cant obviously ground the chip with a screw can you?

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 04:10 AM

QUOTE (oak @ Apr 2 2004, 06:08 AM)
so if you throw a modchip in an acrylic case you cant obviously ground the chip with a screw can you?

Dude... Thats why one has sheilding...

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Posted 02 April 2004 - 04:12 AM

so wait, im still confused....do you need sheilding to ground the chip or do you just have to run a wire over to the ground from the psu




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