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Old 01-28-2006, 11:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My friend told me that nearly 100% of the time, a first build messes up and fries something. I'm worried because I've got some pretty expensive parts(7800 gt, x2 4400). Is it true?
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Old 01-28-2006, 11:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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its true if you don't take the right precautions... for ex, don't wear socks because that decreases your static, don't build on carpet, and don't touch the bottom of the CPU. wear an anti-static wristband if you've got one.
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Old 01-28-2006, 12:01 PM   #3 (permalink)
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wear an anti-static wristband if you've got one.


wait is that like a livstrong or somthing??...Or is it specifically a Anti-static wristband??....oh and and to add on to your list dont go near ur computer with Magnets...I did that once....ouchh..
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any other tips? my friend thinks i'll mess up my pc and I want to prove him wrong
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It would take something like an industrial grade magnet to hurt anything in your computer.
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I'd leave my friend at home if I were you while you are doing this, and ignore all his comments, because it sounds like he's probably fried something. Don't worry so much about it, it's not as bad as he says.
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just be careful when you're putting things together. As long as you got a good power supply and keep yourself grounded during installation, you should be fine. Use common sense and don't force things that are fragile (CPU pins).

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Yeah, it's really not that hard, especially if you follow all the instructions. I just finished my first build, it wasn't that bad at all to put together.
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lmao my first build i did everything wrong, for ex woar socks built on carpet, no static wristband, and everything went fine, but after i knew everything i fried my video card by dropping a screwdriver on it
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lmao my first build i did everything wrong, for ex woar socks built on carpet, no static wristband, and everything went fine, but after i knew everything i fried my video card by dropping a screwdriver on it
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