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2 Questions about building my new pc

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August 26, 2012 8:47:42 PM

Hey, i am building my first every pc next week and I have a few questions to ask.

1) I am going to be working in my living room using a wooden table. The floor is a carpet (i have no other place in the house which isnt carpet apart from my kitchen which has no space to work) so I was wondering how should i prevent any chance of static build up? Should I sit on a wooden chair with my feet off the ground and touch the metal case after putting components in, or do I really need an antistatic wrist band? I have never gotten even the slightest electric shock in my house if that makes any difference.

2) i have been watching tutorial videos, and i would like to know how do I use my hd tv as a monitor for my new pc after i build it. I have an HDMI cable if that is what I need.

andfinally: Is my psu good for my build. here are the components:


CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz Quad-Core Processor
Motherboard: ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Gen3 ATX LGA1155 Motherboard
Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1333 Memory
Storage: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive
Video Card: MSI Radeon HD 7870 GHz Edition 2GB Video Card
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 Plus ATX Mid Tower Case
Power Supply: OCZ 550W ATX12V Power Supply
Optical Drive: Sony DDU1681S-0B DVD/CD Drive
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit)

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August 26, 2012 8:49:53 PM

oh the video card is wrong. It's the standard 7870 not the ghz edition.
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