Solved Nervous about electrostatic discharge? Tags: Build Cases Computer Systems Last response: January 27, 2013 4:39 PM in Systems Share sauron_the_great January 27, 2013 4:25:06 PM OK, my new computer parts came in yesterday, and I'm going to build it today. I'm really scared I'm going to damage something with electrostatic discharge. Would putting the case on a ceramic tile floor or a wooden table be better? Also, I'm not sure if I can ground myself with the case, because I think it's all painted. It's the NZXT Tempest 210: http://www.nzxt.com/new/images/_upload/product_gallery/... Any advice? More about : nervous electrostatic discharge Best solution cball1311 January 27, 2013 4:28:40 PM You can touch any where where it is metal. You will discharge through the paint. The only thing to make sure that you do not do is touch any pins on the CPU, RAM, and GPU. Share sauron_the_great January 27, 2013 4:29:42 PM OK. What about the building surface? Ceramic or wood? m 0 l Related resources Question about the threat Electrostatic discharge damaging my componen - Forum Worried about electrostatic discharge while building? - Forum Electrostatic Discharge Help - Forum Electrostatic discharge help - Forum Electrostatic Discharge - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer cball1311 January 27, 2013 4:31:33 PM Either is fine. Just don't be around any plastics or styrofoam. Stay of the carpet, if you can, as this generates static as you move. m 0 l sauron_the_great January 27, 2013 4:33:59 PM OK. I know I'm probably being way too paranoid about this, but do I need to plug in my PSU to ground the case, or will it be fine unplugged? m 0 l cball1311 January 27, 2013 4:38:17 PM No definitely leave it unplugged. You don't want to take any chances of turning it on by accident while you are installing parts. m 0 l sauron_the_great January 27, 2013 4:39:07 PM Alright, thank you for helping me. m 0 l sauron_the_great January 27, 2013 4:39:15 PM Best answer selected by sauron_the_great. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources can electrostatic discharge dmg a pc case? Forum How do I protect from Electro-static discharge when my case is completely painted? Forum Electrostatic discharge (all components) Forum Radeon 7950 install help (electrostatic discharge) Forum Prevent Electrostatic Discharge while Cleaning?? Forum ElectroStatic Discharge Forum Electrostatic Discharge Forum Q236934 Electrostatic Discharge Disables Devices Plugged I.. Forum Electrostatic Discharge on CPU? Forum SolvedNervous about building PC Forum SolvedI'm nervous about damaging my card with overclocking. Can someone please clear a few things up for a newbie?  Forum SolvedQuick question about static discharge Forum SolvedFirst time build, nervous about it xD Forum SolvedAbout to have a nervous breakdown about this Forum SolvedNervous about building my first computer Forum More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !