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December 9, 2013 11:59:46 AM

Ok so i bought a rosewill antistatic wrist strap from newegg, and i just got my components yesterday, so if i take the alligator clip and clip it onto the screw on a GROUNDED outlet, will i be grounded and safe to build my pc?

I am planning to work in the kitchen with tile floor and granite countertop, and its a large area i can work on, is this a good place to work in?

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December 9, 2013 12:03:28 PM

Ground yourself to the case you are working on.
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December 9, 2013 12:04:27 PM

Kurdain1 said:
Ground yourself to the case you are working on.


What if it is painted?
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December 9, 2013 12:05:30 PM

Kurdain is correct, you clip yourself to the case itself.
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December 9, 2013 12:06:42 PM

So my case is a bitfenix prodigy, its all painted... Where do i clip it
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December 9, 2013 12:10:33 PM

The inside of the case shouldn't be painted?
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December 9, 2013 12:14:53 PM

A wrist strap is more of a precaution I've worked with people that have been doing repairs for 20 years and never use one and just ground themselves by touching the case. Your hdd drive bays should be un painted or inside of the case clip to one of those. also using a wrist strap doesent give you protection to touch everything however you want. make sure to keep away from the gold contacts on ram and on your mobo same goes for the cpu and gpu. just hold and seat things using the corners ie. the green part. other than that you should be fine dont stress.
edit: So youre right every single thing is painted lol. just hook it to a corner, you should be fine.
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