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Originally Posted by Ishinomori;13570806 
Hey all,

I'm about to start my build and i have to idea where to earth myself! confused.gif

haha am i the only one who laughed hysterical at that?
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I personally enjoy working on my computer wearing nothing but boxers in my kitchen... rolleyes.gif
    
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post #33 of 39
I can't believe the amount of people suggesting it isn't even important to discharge or worry about static. I've had a minimum of 3 sticks of ram and one gpu dead due to static. The gpu was 100% for sure a static death, I felt and saw the spark. The ram could have been doa, but at least one stick was a definite static death. This is over the course of 20+ years and hundreds of builds mind you. So while it may not be common, it is definitely a legit risk and cause for taking precautions.
post #34 of 39
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Originally Posted by dioxholster;13574597 
haha am i the only one who laughed hysterical at that?

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post #35 of 39
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Originally Posted by smorg;13571782 
plug in your power supply and touch that...

umm... ...this. If you are super worried about it. Paint or no paint, touching the case will still do the trick, but when in doubt, try the above suggestion.
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post #36 of 39
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ishinomori;13570806 
Hey all,

I'm about to start my build and i have to idea where to earth myself! confused.gif
Cheers,

Ishi

You seem like a very well earthed guy to me. Sometimes I wish I were a little more earthed.
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post #37 of 39
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Originally Posted by Strat79;13574622 
I can't believe the amount of people suggesting it isn't even important to discharge or worry about static. I've had a minimum of 3 sticks of ram and one gpu dead due to static. The gpu was 100% for sure a static death, I felt and saw the spark. The ram could have been doa, but at least one stick was a definite static death. This is over the course of 20+ years and hundreds of builds mind you. So while it may not be common, it is definitely a legit risk and cause for taking precautions.

How long ago did you kill ram sticks and cpu's? Really modern computer parts are a lot more resilient than they used to be. I have built many computers and never grounded myself. The most I would do was touch the metal on the case before picking up the CPU.

This reminds me of my EX bosses mother who thought she knew lots about computers telling me that a screw driver with a small magnet to hold the bits in it would somehow damage the computer. Her words were this: "the magnetic field would not be good around the electronic parts." I mean its a screw driver...
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post #38 of 39
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Originally Posted by james_ant;13575053 
How long ago did you kill ram sticks and cpu's? Really modern computer parts are a lot more resilient than they used to be.QUOTE]

complete and utter lie.. parts are getting smaller and smaller and are using less and less power which makes them even more prone to static damage because the micro strands that the power travels along are getting smaller aswell!
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post #39 of 39
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Originally Posted by james_ant;13575053 
How long ago did you kill ram sticks and cpu's? Really modern computer parts are a lot more resilient than they used to be. I have built many computers and never grounded myself. The most I would do was touch the metal on the case before picking up the CPU.

This reminds me of my EX bosses mother who thought she knew lots about computers telling me that a screw driver with a small magnet to hold the bits in it would somehow damage the computer. Her words were this: "the magnetic field would not be good around the electronic parts." I mean its a screw driver...

I guess the real point here is...why the heck not take the precaution of a wrist band. It's really easy...and it could save you 100's of dollars. This is especially true if building for someone else who's paying. Why put their money at risk?

Takes 5 seconds... maybe it looks a little dorky but geez man.
Edited by [\/]Paris - 5/20/11 at 12:53pm
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