positioning a recording computer

Discussion in 'Computing' started by silent_nick, Apr 18, 2003.

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  1. silent_nick

    silent_nick Guest

    Hey guys. This is probably a stupid question but possibly important to me.

    Is it okay to have a computer tower on a piece of plywood on a carpeted floor. I was assuming that being on the carpet itself would be bad because of static electricity. I could be completely wrong about that as well but i figured just in case... I guess my question to the point is does wood conduct static electricity?

  2. jdier

    jdier Active Member

    Mar 20, 2003
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    You cpu should be fine. I have mine on a MDF stand I made sitting on carpet and everything is kosher. It does seem to make the thing a bit louder, but not too much.
  3. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    The case itself is grounded so you're safe whether you have it on carpet or wood. I myself have a desk that is wood and have lined the computer area with carpet to reduce the vibration noise of the water pump echoing through the wood.


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