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. sauron_the_great January 27, 2013 4:29:42 PM OK. What about the building surface? Ceramic or wood? Related resources ElectroStatic Discharge - Forum Electrostatic Discharge - Forum Electrostatic Discharge on CPU? - Forum Question about the threat Electrostatic discharge damaging my componen - Forum Radeon 7950 install help ( 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. 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? 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. sauron_the_great January 27, 2013 4:39:07 PM Alright, thank you for helping me. sauron_the_great January 27, 2013 4:39:15 PM Best answer selected by sauron_the_great. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWorried about electrostatic discharge while building? ForumElectrostatic Discharge ForumElectrostatic Discharge ForumCM HAF-922 Front Panel + Static Discharge Problems. ForumNervous about hooking everything up. ForumBuried under boxes? ForumIs this store bought worth it ForumCustom Build Out-Source...? ForumStatic Discharges Now Turn on My PC?!?!?!? ForumHow To Build A PC, Part 3: Putting It All Together ForumShould I worry about static damaging my parts? ForumNeed advice about graphic card and power problems (GTX 560). ForumPCI compatibility question Forum[Solved] Straight forward question about video cards and sound ForumWhat do you think about this More resources Read discussions in other Systems categories Homebuilt New Build Prebuilt Cases Power Supplies RAM CyberPower !