Hi, so I've got all my components. I've got a couple of questions first.
I don't have an anti-static wrist band or whatever, I heard the best thing to do is to plug the PSU in and leave it off and it will act as a ground? Is this correct? Also, should I install my GPU before installing my OS or should I get everything up and running and install it? I heard a few places saying the latter is the best way to go. Thank you for your input
I always unplug the PSU from the wall and never use any anti-static mat, wrist band, whatnot. Just be sure to disperse any static electricity you may have built up before you start working. I usually just touch metal items before starting work, like the computer case, a metal door knob, something like that. I also do all my work on the dinner table, after I clean it off of course. Generally don't have carpet in that room so it's hard to build up static electricity while working on the PC.
Yeah, I'm in a basic apartment that has carpeting everywhere except the kitchen so I guess it's going to take place there after an incredibly thorough cleaning. Would it be okay to make a makeshift work area from cardboard or something else as I can't fit a table in there