carboard baffles?

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chico1st
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carboard baffles?

Post by chico1st » Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:41 am

Hello I would like to put baffles in my computer and i only have easy access to cardboard. Can I use this or will it catch on fire?

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Post by bonestonne » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:12 am

You can use it, and it has been done before. You just need to make sure to keep the cardboard away from the motherboard, meaning, just make sure that the cardboard is not directly touching the motherboard when you create your baffles. 1/8 or 1/4" is more than enough room, you just want to prevent the contact in case there's ever a short circuit, as the sparks would catch fire if in direct contact.
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Post by BlackWhizz » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:35 am

Why not? You sure can do. It wont catch fire because (when everything is ok :P) your components will never get hot enough to light up the cardboard.

Also cardboard doesnt conduct so you can put it on components if you want.
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Post by tay » Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:40 pm

BlackWhizz wrote:Why not? You sure can do. It wont catch fire because (when everything is ok :P) your components will never get hot enough to light up the cardboard.

Also cardboard doesnt conduct so you can put it on components if you want.
There is a small probability that the cardboard will catch on fire. Not worth it. That said I have no idea what would be better for baffles... Check an art or craft store.
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Post by speedkar9 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:38 am

Use plastic from a cheap binder like Ralf Hutter did with a PSU duct.

1/8" - 1/4" foam boards might also work.
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