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Old 03-01-2009, 06:45 PM   #61 (permalink)
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You don't really need to worry about that sort of stuff. Just touch a radiator before you start and handle the PCBs by their edges. Honestly I've never had a problem with ESD.
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A wrist strap helps prevent ESD by constantly keep you grounded. Its not a bad idea to get one. They tell you to touch the PS because its metal.
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In all of my years building PCs ESD has never been a problem. I have put machines together on shag carpet wearing a sweat suit before. The machine worked fine. ESD is mostly a throwback to the 1980's when components had much lower tolerances and you could fry them pretty easily. Nowadays the IC can take up to 10,000 volts from a static discharge or thereabouts. Not to say that you should build your pc in a thunderstorm while holding a metal pole in the other hand, but just touching the case every few minutes will be sufficient.
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Old 03-02-2009, 11:52 PM   #64 (permalink)
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:P Right! touch a metal thingy every couple of minuets just in case ^_^ And don't build in a thunderstorm ^_^
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