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Ground a motherboard?

Hi all,
Just a quick question. I'm building an HTPC and putting it in an antique silverware case. The case is made of wood, I'll be running the OS off a usb, and I'll have a GT430 gpu, and 1 or 2 small fans for ventilation.
The Question:
Do I need to set up some kind of ground to discharge static electricity?
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  1. the motherboard grounds itself through the motherboard standoffs so you can put a ground wire on one of your stand offs and ground it to your power supply mounting screw
  2. Best answer
    Hi,
    If the socket is grounded, and the PSU plug has a ground prong, then it should be OK.
  3. i was wrong, alexoiu is right, the case i saw with that set up was an anomaly
  4. I'm sorry but I don't understand "the socket is grounded". Do you mean the wall socket? The psu Does have a ground plug.
  5. Yes, the wall socket, if the PSU is plugged directly in the wall socket.
  6. Best answer selected by travalon.
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