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    Default Carbon Fiber...

    So I'm kinda amazed that there isn't much about carbon fiber being used here. I'm kinda new to modding, but I figured it would be used more... anyway, I have an idea in mind, but I don't know enough about the electrical issues involved in using carbon fiber. I was thinking about using an existing tower chassis and making a carbon skin. I'm not too worried about how to do the carbon, but I am worried about grounding issues. Is this going to be a problem since carbon is a conductor? My initial guess is that it shouldn't be a problem at all since all cases are some sort of metal that are obvious conductors. What do you all think about this? Would I need to isolate the carbon from the chassis?

    Thanks for any input!

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    There is actually a case made of CF.

    Another thing, it's expensive.

    Check the worklog section, it's in there somewhere



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    Default Re: Carbon Fiber...

    Quote Originally Posted by Omega
    There is actually a case made of CF.

    Another thing, it's expensive.

    Check the worklog section, it's in there somewhere
    Its here... http://www.thebestcasescenario.com/f...ead.php?t=1493

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    Default Re: Carbon Fiber...

    Problem: Carbon Fiber is expensive.

    Solution: Carbon Fiber vinyl!

    New Problem: Its not really Carbon Fiber.

    Since when did Carbon Fiber conduct electricity?

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    Since when did Carbon Fiber conduct electricity?

    since carbon is a conductor , and a preaty good one to

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cool1Net6
    Problem: Carbon Fiber is expensive.

    Solution: Carbon Fiber vinyl!

    New Problem: Its not really Carbon Fiber.

    New Solution: Use real CF.

    New Problem: It's expensive

    New New Solution: Vinyl!


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    Default Re: Carbon Fiber...

    Cost really isn't the issue, I work with an aerospace company and I can get scrap for pretty cheap. I'm just worried about the electrical issues, i don't want to be loading this with a fancy computer that just fries everytime you turn it on....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jefe_de_estado
    Cost really isn't the issue, I work with an aerospace company and I can get scrap for pretty cheap. I'm just worried about the electrical issues, i don't want to be loading this with a fancy computer that just fries everytime you turn it on....
    Maybe something that you can coat the inside of the computer with that is non conductive?

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    Rubber, Roof tar or roof rubber. They sell them in buckets at hardware stores.Its like paint, but a bit more thick. Just coat the inside with that.

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    let's see... cases are usually made of conductors (metals...) because they also conduct heat too good thing! to avoid conducting electrycity (bad thing!) they carefull isolate any source of unwanted current... hence, you have wires with insulation, a small space under your motherboard, insulated devices... all you have to do is avoid getting bare metal or CF touching any wires or resistors or electrical parts. and if you are unsure you can watch out for these issues, just clear coat as much as you want this way the CF will be visible and shinier just my 2 cents

    edit: graphite is a good conductor, but if you take carbon fiber and put it paralel to the voltage source, electrons will have a tougher (not imposible though) time travelling, but if you put the CF perpendicular then you get some bad effects going on, from our point of view. the good thing is that in the near or distant future, this thing will replace heatpipes or water-tubes, becasue CF laid perpendicular to the heat-source is much more effective than the above mentioned techniques.. but it conducts electricity too just rambling.. i'll go back to my meal

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