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DIY motherboard standoffs using pennies and electrical tape?

Last response: in Motherboards
17 March 2013 03:58:42

Hi, I have some empty desk space so I'm thinking of putting my pc components on it instead of using a case.

I'm thinking of wrapping stacks of 5 pennies in electrical tape to use as standoffs for the motherboard, which I'll tape on the bottom where the screw holes are. Then I will place the mobo with electrical tape standoffs on top of a wooden table.

I know copper is conductive but will the black electrical tape be enough to prevent any shorting?

Pennies are pretty useless and I thought it would be a good opportunity to put them to use.