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Anti static wrist band??

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July 29, 2009 3:54:23 PM

I am goint to be putting my own computer together. shoul i get a anti static wristband??

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July 29, 2009 4:15:19 PM

an anti-static mat helps too.
July 29, 2009 4:15:20 PM

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)....
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July 29, 2009 5:39:35 PM

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.
July 29, 2009 5:45:07 PM

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.
July 29, 2009 5:49:45 PM

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.
July 29, 2009 5:54:27 PM

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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