I successfully built my first computer this morning and I had some environmental concerns for my new build. My room only has 2-prong outlets with moderately cushiony carpets and I also live in Northeastern US, thus I was very concerned about the upcoming winter.
Although I took my computer and monitor to another room with 3-prong outlets when installing windows 7, my ideal workplace would be my own room.
This is my power supply = SeaSonic X750 Gold 750W ATX12V V2.3/EPS 12V V2.91 SLI Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
I'm not very good with understanding technical jargon so please be clear in your suggestions.
I thought about just taking out the 'ground' prong on my surge protector, and connect my computer case with a metal wire for dealing with background static, connect that to a metal pipe in my room (I think it touches the soil...).
Is taking out that 3rd prong on a surge protector a bad idea? I've done it before with older computers and didn't have much problem with it... But I don't know if there are any negative effects associated with that.