My pc parts are going to arrive on Monday, and I'm kind of freaking out that I might break the parts (especially the cpu) when I install them. I'm really afraid I might release static electricity on to the components, and break them.
My question is: what is the best way to make sure that doesn't happen using house hold items.
I already watched the newegg how to build a computer video, but I read somewhere that touching the case doesn't keep your parts perfectly safe.
don't rub your hands and feet on the carpet and touch your your PC parts.
if you are really worries then build your PC in the garage/basement/ or kitchen where there is little chance to build up static. touch a kitchen appliance, car door, etc., to make sure you have no build up. Otherwise run to radio shack, micro center, best buy for a wrist strap.
the power and sata and ram are keyed. they only go in one way. with an intel cpu and amd there key too just make sure when you take off the cover on the mb be care full and check to see if there any bent pins. if there are stop and get an rma number.