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Is ESD a concern for building a new & unpowered pc?

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July 15, 2012 11:13:41 PM

Nothing I've read makes it clear whether electrostatic affects newly built systems that haven't even been powered on yet.

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July 15, 2012 11:32:20 PM

Well when you're building a new PC handling compenents like the CPU and motherboard definitely poses a threat. It takes a certain amount of ESD in order for someone to feel it discharge, but its the ESD that people dont feel that can discharge and ruin your components. The best way to discharge it is either to use a ESD bracelet or touch a grounded metal object before you handle anything.
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July 16, 2012 12:03:23 AM

Dupontrocks11 said:
Well when you're building a new PC handling compenents like the CPU and motherboard definitely poses a threat. It takes a certain amount of ESD in order for someone to feel it discharge, but its the ESD that people dont feel that can discharge and ruin your components. The best way to discharge it is either to use a ESD bracelet or touch a grounded metal object before you handle anything.

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@OP this link may help you to understand ESD alittle better. >> http://www.computerhope.com/esd.htm

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July 16, 2012 1:25:09 AM

Thanks to both of you.
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July 19, 2012 5:21:17 AM

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