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Is Styrofoam Safe For My PC?

by 444bandit / February 5, 2015 11:51 PM PST

So i recently build a new gaming, an i dont want any dust getting on it, so i try to keep it elevated from the ground by putting my PC on top of the Styrofoam that came with my case.Is this safe, considering that Styrofoam conducts electricity? Also, do you think Styrofoam attracts dust?

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Tin foil time.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2015 12:00 AM PST

If I pick up 100 pieces of random Styrofoam 99 to 100 pieces have the issue of high static potential. I'll leave why that is to you and the web. Fix it by a layer/cover of aluminum foil and this should abate the dust attraction due to the static build up as well.

My answer that with a little work, it's safe.

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by pgc3 / February 6, 2015 12:05 AM PST

Mr. Proffitts's idea is a very good one...not only, with the aluminum foil will it help with potential static build up, but it should also help to abate noise, vibration....sounds like the way to go.

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by Steven Haninger / February 6, 2015 3:43 AM PST

I'm thinking you'll only bring the PC up a couple of inches. That's not going to eliminate much dust from getting inside. I've put up a bunch of PCs in a school. Some teachers don't want them on their desks so we put them on short stands or make-shift boxes near the floor. All the computer lab PCs are on top of the tables. When I do the annual dust bunny removal, I find very little accumulation in PCs on desktops and huge amounts in those kept anywhere near the floor. The higher up the better is what I've experienced.

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