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Static Frying parts

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October 30, 2012 7:46:09 PM

Hello i am going to build my very first pc soon and i was just wondering what are the chances of static shocking a component and frying it? and if i buy an Anti-static wrist strap, does it eliminate all the chances of it happening?

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October 30, 2012 8:03:47 PM

no. It does not but it helps reduce the risk. Most of the time when static fries parts it is user error. Nothing can prevent static from frying parts not even making a pc with a antistatic wrist strap + workstation + going nude. All those may help. Just remeber to ground yourself. Do not touch any of the contacts and it should go well.
October 30, 2012 8:11:57 PM

What does grounding yourself mean? Sorry i'm not very good at computers at all :/  could you explain it a bit further thanks :) 
October 31, 2012 12:37:46 PM

Well grounding yourself means that you stay in your room for X amount of time and do not go out to play with your friends :p . This article is just basic tips. 2 things
1: do not do this on carpet
2: do not have a water balloon fight while building your computer(avoid regular balloons and squirt guns as well)