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I am going to build a computer soon, and instead of buying a pre-built case I am planning to build my own case; either closed and built with wood and plexiglas, or open and built with just wood.

My question is, would either of those materials or an open-air case be unsafe for the components as far as ESD?

EDIT: found something similar to what I'm thinking (except this isn't made of wood):
http://compare.ebay.com/like/251030376877?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar

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Besides ESD, you should also be concerned about heat retention, (radiating) EMI and combustion. –  sawdust May 12 '12 at 22:44
    
Your good with wood if your worried about ESD, I have had open loop system running on blocks of wood before (with screws and spacers!). Not sure about enclosing it though... –  Kyle May 24 '12 at 20:47
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For wood, don’t forget humidity as well. Sweaty cases are not ideal. As for ESD and plexi-glass, I can’t help but think of all those nurses walking around and touching electrical medical equipment with rubber Crocs… (or myself walking on the carpet in the winter with rubber-soled slippers). –  Synetech Jun 27 '12 at 5:00
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