I'm going to be build my computer within the next couple days and i am worried i'm going to ruin it. So, how can i avoid static electricity? I already decided im not going to get a anti-static wrist band.
I'm going to be building it in my kitchen that has Tile Flooring(Not sure what kind of tile) and Tile Counter tops(Not sure what kind of tile).
Just touch something metal before you start to discharge any static electricity build up. I'd wear shoes and not fuzzy bunny slippers, a fuzzy robe, and a sweater. No, but seriously, I have build and worked on so many computers and never had any issues. Unless you are working in a manufacturing facility, you don't have to go to any extremes. Just make sure you aren't going to static shock something when you touch it by just making sure to touch the computer chassis or something else metal that will discharge you.
Yea like the other two posters stated your being overly paranoid about it. Just don't go around on carpet like a little kid trying to create static electricity. Touching the case will discharge anything else. Your not really going ruin a part unless your really trying to create static electricity.
"technically" to ground through the case you need the power supply in and plugged into the wall, but turned off. The PSU would ground to the case and the ground in the power cable would truly ground you. However, I think a static discharge would still dissipate through anything conductive that is of any size. So just tapping the case with your fingers should be good.