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i dont wanna zap any components so what should i do?
    
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If you're worried about building on the carpet, don't build on the carpet.. rolleyes.gif
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id rather build on carpet than carry my computer three flights of stairs to the gaming room :/
    
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Honestly you run a really low chance of ruining any parts from building on the carpet. If youre worried about it, just make sure to touch your PSU before you pick up a new part.
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I've built computers on carpet before. The whole static thing isn't as big of a deal compaired to 20 years ago. Just take off your socks And lay down some garbage bags
    
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Originally Posted by nicoclops;14487973 
i dont wanna zap any components so what should i do?
In all seriousness, I recommend working barefoot. I also recommend trying to avoid wearing the kind of clothing that easily generates static electricity (so 100% cotton would be a great choice, for example).

However, just handle PCBs by the edges so you don't have any chances of sending one of those little electric shocks that you can feel to any parts soldered to a PCB. wink.gif

So really, as long as you don't have any "direct hits" with one of those static shocks that you can feel (and hear), then it's all good.
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thanks a lot for the advice friends!
    
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built several pc's on carpeted flooring.... no anti-static strap what-so-ever, only thing I did was be sure to ground myself prior to working on pc.
Also, trash bags are a great idea... I use cardboard when possible, but for the most part, the coffee table in living room is my workbench lol
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People say touch the power supply or touch the pc case before starting work on your pc...whats happening when you do either of these things?
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Originally Posted by $ilent;14488967 
People say touch the power supply or touch the pc case before starting work on your pc...whats happening when you do either of these things?
If your PSU's power switch is in the Off position and if it's plugged into a grounded outlet, then this causes you to be grounded. Every last bit of static electricity is discharged.
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