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Old 11-07-2007, 04:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Id like to build my PC in my bedroom. Its carpeted and theres a large enough space in the middle to put it together here comfortably. But carpet is something to avoid I hear. So should I lay something across the ground before I take the bits out?

There arent many options though.. spread paper across the floor? Heh.

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Old 11-07-2007, 04:12 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd just use the kitchen table...

Carpet will indeed build up static electricity.

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Old 11-07-2007, 04:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I always work on my computers in the kitchen, since the rest of the place is carpeted. But if I'm forced to work on my computer where there is carpet, I just touch the metal chassis of the case for a minute or so to ground myself, before touching any of the other parts.

But what you can do is maybe, buy a rubber mat?


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Carpet is ok. Just be sure you ground yourself.

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I usually put my computer together on a large sheet of card board.
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lmao take off your socks too.

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