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The build is done!

I was soo worried about ESD because this is the first time i have built a computer worth over $500, or that wasn't mine (work experience), lol!
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Originally Posted by Ishinomori View Post
Just not sure i would look professional (im not totally sure why it matters) but picturing myself working on my comp with a wristband connected to a Cooking Pot is mirth-worthy!
It also wouldn't help. The point in grounding is to make your relative potential zero. There may be a potential difference between a random iron pot and your case, which could cause a discharge.
In all honesty, you are probably fine, I stopped worry about static once I started having frost form around my cpu
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Just not sure i would look professional (im not totally sure why it matters) but picturing myself working on my comp with a wristband connected to a Cooking Pot is mirth-worthy!
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Originally Posted by Ishinomori View Post
The build is done!

I was soo worried about ESD because this is the first time i have built a computer worth over $500, or that wasn't mine (work experience), lol!
Dont worry, my first build I did in the kitchen in my boxers with an ESD strap connected to the case. Took no chances, and looked absurd in the process
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post #24 of 39
It's really not necessary to ground yourself.
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post #25 of 39
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Originally Posted by TheLastPriest View Post
Dont worry, my first build I did in the kitchen in my boxers with an ESD strap connected to the case. Took no chances, and looked absurd in the process
haha, this is basically what i did!
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My wife and mother in law, couldn't help but laugh. Didn't help that once I finished I put my hands to my hips and announced like a super hero that I was successful
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post #27 of 39
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Originally Posted by Ishinomori View Post
Just not sure i would look professional (im not totally sure why it matters) but picturing myself working on my comp with a wristband connected to a Cooking Pot is mirth-worthy!
You dont have to be grounded.. all the time. Touch something metal and work on your computer... Its not that big of a deal.
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post #28 of 39
I find that the easiest way to ground myself is to periodically touch the grounding contacts on any wall socket. I'm pretty sure you can't do that in Australia though because the sockets are different.
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post #29 of 39
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Originally Posted by Ishinomori View Post
Just not sure i would look professional (im not totally sure why it matters) but picturing myself working on my comp with a wristband connected to a Cooking Pot is mirth-worthy!
Well, the pot would have to be grounded as well.

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Originally Posted by lapengu View Post
You dont have to be grounded.. all the time. Touch something metal and work on your computer... Its not that big of a deal.
Exactly.

But the beauty is that if you're assembling the system for the first time, and let's say you did ESD-fry the CPU (or some other component), you'd never really know, and just think that the component was DOA or something. The biggest risk is really just the time it would take to RMA a DOA component.

Regardless, I've found all I need to do is touch the PSU with it plugged into the wall socket, and all seems to have been fine and dandy for the last decade.
    
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post #30 of 39
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Dont worry, my first build I did in the kitchen in my boxers with an ESD strap connected to the case. Took no chances, and looked absurd in the process
Well that's a little extreme, but honestly I don't see why wearing a little wristband is such a big deal, then you can just work on the rig without thinking about touching anything periodically...really doesn't look that bad.
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