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My Sweaty Jands vs Rubber Gloves for static protection?

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Guys, I really need some help.

I am planning to install my new V PRO mobo, 2500k and G Skill RAM.

Would it be better to use rubber gloves (I have em for dish washing but they're dry now).. or just use my somewhat sweaty hands.. keep drying my hands with a cloth every 1 minute and keep touching the case?

I don't have any anti static wrist straps or stuff like that..

All I remember for safety is to unplug the PSU from the wall socket and keep touching the case (antec 900) with both hands, from time to time. Or touch the metal door knobs in the house.

If ever, should I aslo do that with my rubber gloves on?

Any other tips?

I am really afraid to damage these as this is my first time doing this alone.
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post #2 of 9
just have one hand on the case or have the pc plugged in but switched off at the psu
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Giving your hands a good wash with soap should keep it dry to be safe for handling electronics. Also give your psu a touch while it is plugged in but turned of before starting.
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just have one hand on the case or have the pc plugged in but switched off at the psu
Thanks for the quick reply.

I will do that.

But, how should I handle the motherboard? with my sweaty hands or would it be better with rubber gloves on?

Or are you suggesting for me to just frequently dry my hands with a cloth, then keep touching the metal case then handle the board and or components?



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post #5 of 9
Just touch the case every now and then. i've never had any issues by doing that. also if you're on carpet don't wear socks.
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post #6 of 9
just touch the PSU and don;t move your feet you should be ok.

just dont wear socks on carpet
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post #7 of 9
Oh yeah I hate sweaty jands.
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post #8 of 9
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Oh yeah I hate sweaty jands.
Dman right I do.. hate it... too bad I can't replace it with anything better atm

Thanks guys.. just gonna wash my hands first.

Just wooden floors here.. and just my rubber slippers... any other final thoughts please?

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post #9 of 9
lol i was nervous my first time too.. but dont be, i dropped my i7 860 when i first unboxed it XD it was in the packaging though so no damage, but i was like OMGGGGGGG when i dropped a $300 ( at the time) chip =P all u gotta do is grab one of the cheapy OEM PSUs with the aluminum housing, plug it into a wall socket then touch it for bout a minute, then just get on with yer work... plug in the new PSU first to remove any static build inside it before you plug it into your system. you'll do fine computer parts arnt as delicate as some people make em seem
    
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