Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Mobo tray guide not sure where to put

  1. #1

    Mobo tray guide not sure where to put

    Found this mobo tray guide on another site. Didn't want to claim it as my own by sticking it in the member guides forum. So figured i'd post here, saw some post about people wanting to know how to do a mobo tray.

  2. #2
    Master Modder Tazz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006

    Mobo tray guide not sure where to put

    Having done a few plexi mobo trays over the years I will add a little.

    This example did not like the plexi tray to well. If you do not have a lot of room to span and don't have a lot of weight. The 2mm / 3mm plexi will suffice. If you plan on moving the rig a lot or taking it to a LAN event for example. I would suggest going a little thicker. I used a 3mm sheet for the tray that the sapphire board is on and after a year I finally decided to replace it. It developed several cracks around the standoffs and really flex'd a lot when installing any PCI/PCI-E cards.

    You do want to elevate the mobo off of the plexi tray. The mobo does create heat when in use, it is also not a level surface, especially when your mobo requires you to use a backing plate for the CPU cooler. If you bolt it straight down to a piece of plexi, steel, or wood, your going to cause 1 or both of the parts to warp to an extent. I would say to give it at the least an 1/8" gap. I normally do a 1/4" and depending on the case have done them as much as 3/4" to 1". The bolt idea works fine, and you can pick up some nylon spacers to give you the desired height as shown in the above linked post.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. How to change the orientation of mobo tray
    By sasikanth8 in forum Modding Questions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-01-2011, 05:28 PM
  2. mobo help
    By azaman in forum Modding Questions
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-25-2008, 12:18 PM
  3. AM2 SLI Mobo
    By britrb in forum Motherboards
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: 12-31-2007, 08:10 PM
  4. 939 SLI Mobo
    By fusinfun in forum Motherboards
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 11-27-2007, 07:21 PM
  5. New Mobo?
    By BeRt in forum Motherboards
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-17-2006, 04:46 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts