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Old 08-21-2006, 01:37 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I use only an anti-static wrist strap. Depending on the job (ie. switching RAM), i may not use it.

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Old 08-21-2006, 02:05 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Simple laws of physics and the flow of electricity, if you touch the METAL case to discharge your static buildup it is impossible to transfer any electrostatic charge onto another component.

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Old 08-21-2006, 04:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Touch a metal part of your case. You don't need anti static stuff
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Old 08-21-2006, 04:26 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally posted by A-mak

Just get an anti-static wrist strap.

I bought one of those a long time ago from the only local store I could find that had it, then once I opened it up I realized the cable was way too short to make building computers with it on possible.

Do you have any recommendations for a place that sells long ones?
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Old 08-21-2006, 04:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I don't even touch the back of a plugged in PSU now. Hugely over rated. I build vomputers of thick carpets, with socks on and don't do anything to protect the components. Spend that $10 towards something useful.

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Old 08-21-2006, 04:58 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally posted by The General
You don't need them. I've built hundreds of computers never wearing them and have never had a problem. I have wool carpet too.


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Im sorry dude, I just had to write that.. XD

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Don't wear socks, work on a wood surface, and work on a non-carpet surface and you'll be fine.

Make sure you hold on to a metal part of the case frequently, so that if you discharge any static it will go to the case and not static-sensitive parts.

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or i can buy the glvoes and be fine

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