Anti static wrist band??

I am goint to be putting my own computer together. shoul i get a anti static wristband??
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  1. YES, specially if its your first time...... they are dirt cheap.. better safe than sorry...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16899261005
  2. OvrClkr said:
    YES, specially if its your first time...... they are dirt cheap.. better safe than sorry...

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16899261005


    Ok thanks
  3. an anti-static mat helps too.
  4. Normally when I build i use gloves and a strap, just to be on the safe side since I build on carpet.... When you get your strap make sure you attach it to the PSU or case (METAL)....
  5. I never take any precautions and I haven't had any problems yet. But if it will help with your peace of mind then go ahead.
  6. My entire place is carpeted, so I throw down a piece of cardboard and remember to touch an unpainted part of the case before putting my hands in there. Been in my computer a good 20-30 times in the past few months, no problems yet.
  7. certainly doesnt hurt.

    i was careless once and zapped a videocard, fortunately it was under the 30 day return. *rma*

    ill never zap anything again tho. you just ground yourself before you touch anything electronic. ie, touch your case.
  8. jsrudd said:
    I never take any precautions and I haven't had any problems yet. But if it will help with your peace of mind then go ahead.


    Yea, but for a first build IMO it is necessary to stay grounded (carpet).... I had a friend not too long ago that spent 2,000$ on a new i7 build.... and guess what...spark!!... POOF!!!! bye bye mobo !!!! So you never can be too carefull....
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