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before you say it, yes, I actually bought one, better safe than sorry, only costed me $5. I see too much people saying "touch the PSU" while plugged in, I'm working on a brand new build, with all my parts coming out of a box. They also say clip it into a unpainted metal of the case, but you see I have a CM 690 II, and it's painted all over 100%.

So where do I go about clipping this antistatic strap to?
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I never actually use one when dealing with computers that aren't on. I just touch a metal portion of the case and start working.

I do remember having to wear one when working with oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers for transmission lines. Those things are like $10k per analyzer so obviously that was called for.
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I never actually use one when dealing with computers that aren't on. I just touch a metal portion of the case and start working.

I do remember having to wear one when working with oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers for transmission lines. Those things are like $10k per analyzer so obviously that was called for.
This, I just try to stay in contact with the case at all times with an arm or hand. I find the wrist straps snag or get in the way too much.

But anyways, clip it to the metal of the case (even painted).
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yeah, I figured that it really gets in the way, but I'm only using it for unarmored parts, like my mobo especially, things like the PSU and its connectors , I don't need to have it on. It was only $5, so it's like having $5 to have all my parts guaranteed 100% safe.
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post #5 of 16
I work barefoot and keep my foot on the case at all times. lol
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i bought one to, about 3 minutes into my instal i said to myself , "Wow this is annoying" and threw it back on the table lol.
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I work barefoot and keep my foot on the case at all times. lol
Barefoot? I work with flip-flips on, because barefoot and near carpeted areas is an almost-sure way of picking up static.

For me, I just touch the PSU or case every now and then, and I tend to do it shirtless.
    
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before you say it, yes, I actually bought one, better safe than sorry, only costed me $5. I see too much people saying "touch the PSU" while plugged in, I'm working on a brand new build, with all my parts coming out of a box. They also say clip it into a unpainted metal of the case, but you see I have a CM 690 II, and it's painted all over 100%.

So where do I go about clipping this antistatic strap to?
Just screw a screw into something, and then clip it onto that screw. The threads shouldn't be painted.
    
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post #9 of 16
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Barefoot? I work with flip-flips on, because barefoot and near carpeted areas is an almost-sure way of picking up static.

For me, I just touch the PSU or case every now and then, and I tend to do it shirtless.
No carpet, I sit on a wood floor when working on my PC. I don't have a proper bench to work on.
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I work barefoot and keep my foot on the case at all times. lol
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