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post #11 of 17
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Why not stick a dryer sheet in there instead? Bounce works well, but Snuggle is the best.
Aluminum foil creates a barrier a drier sheet doesn't unless your patient enough with scissors
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Why not just look up your local computer shop and ask them if you can purchase some of their old ones? They're like 6-10 bucks through amazon, walmart, newegg, etc. I'm sure a comp shop would sell what they have lying around for a buck a bag or something.
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post #13 of 17
Aluminum foil might discharge a capacitor on the video card and fry something sensitive. Or the packing material might generate friction and static electricity would surge through the outer layer of the foil via the skin effect.

Why risk it? Use paper.
post #14 of 17
Anti-static bags (with grids) conduct electricity.
post #15 of 17
I don't see why you think a metal sheet is going to protect your components from electricity.Just wrap it in foam and ship it off.
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imho, if you are shipping a nice card, not a super cheap budget card, spend $5 and buy some anti-static wrapping at Staples.
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imho, if you are shipping a nice card, not a super cheap budget card, spend $5 and buy some anti-static wrapping at Staples.
Quoted for truth. Thats what I told him. I don't want a GTX580 delivered in the same wrapping as my Steak and Cheese sub I ordered for lunch.
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