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motherboard mouting hardware, what to use?
« on: July 12, 2017, 11:33:40 pm »
hello,
what are people using to mount a motherboard inside of a bartop arcade style cabinet? im trying to look for nylon mounts but unsure as to what to look for exactly. thanks!

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Re: motherboard mouting hardware, what to use?
« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2017, 12:02:43 am »
PCB mounting feet - if you need them fairly quick Ebay has them 10 for $4.57 ( http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-PCB-Board-Mount-Leg-Feet-L-Post-Bracket-Jamma-Pinball-Arcade-Vewlix-CandyCab-/182139243833?epid=1970523391&hash=item2a68584d39:g:nIkAAOSwq5pXPpyi )

or if you can wait 2 or 3 weeks - 10 for $0.99 (without screws) from China/Hong Kong ( http://www.ebay.com/itm/10-20-50pcs-fixed-plastic-PCB-mounting-feet-20mm-L-type-feet-without-Screws-/112462029076?var=&hash=item1a2f426114:m:mpserav_PlVlKwM6GZoCOFw )

OR if you want a cheaper method cutting up an old Bic plastic pen into pieces works also !
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Re: motherboard mouting hardware, what to use?
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2017, 11:08:27 pm »
Thank You so much!

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Re: motherboard mouting hardware, what to use?
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2017, 09:21:00 am »
I used some narrow rubber tubing (airhose line for a fish tank).  Short pieces are rigid enough to do the job.  Screw goes through the hole on the mother board, through the tube piece and then screws into the side of the cab.
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Re: motherboard mouting hardware, what to use?
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2017, 08:40:10 pm »
I've used bic pens cases. I'd cut them with wire cutters and then pass the screw through the motherboard, through the case and into the wood.


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Re: motherboard mouting hardware, what to use?
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2017, 12:16:05 am »
I used these:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0026GUEN4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
And used standard computer standoff screws, scavenged from the PC.

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Re: motherboard mouting hardware, what to use?
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2017, 12:38:33 am »
      Jennifer likes fun colors and longevity.... Anodized aluminum
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Re: motherboard mouting hardware, what to use?
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2017, 01:57:01 am »
Get some small wood screws and paper washers and drill the board directly to the cab wall.  Or to assist in proper cooling get a cheap PC case.
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Re: motherboard mouting hardware, what to use?
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2017, 11:29:14 am »
BYOAC user Severdhed has some great examples of the bic pen mount here:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,95017.msg1017156.html#msg1017156



He also mounts a video card in the same way to make it nice and sturdy.   :applaud:

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Re: motherboard mouting hardware, what to use?
« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2017, 12:06:11 pm »
   Big fancy board, and mounted on recycled garbage?.... I would feel so cheated to buy/sell that kind of workmanship. :banghead:    https://www.unicorpinc.com/standoffs.htm
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Re: motherboard mouting hardware, what to use?
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2017, 11:36:31 am »
not sure if radio shack still exists but, ive purchased "stand off's" for a few bucks....that are black plastic outside and metal inside threaded for motherboard sized screws

  
 

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