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On what surface should I be working when building a PC? What safety equipment would I need when building a PC so that i won't damage any of the parts. If I was to build it on a mini rug what kind should I get?
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From what I understand, its a static shock that could damage hardware, so as long as you touch the metal on the case before each component you won't have any trouble. That said, you may as well NOT build while on carpet as it builds static, although I've done it many times without problem.

If you are worried about it you can buy a static wrist band that connects you to the pc case, but I personally don't see that its necessary.
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On what surface should I be working when building a PC? What safety equipment would I need when building a PC so that i won't damage any of the parts. If I was to build it on a mini rug what kind should I get?
You can work with them any where really i work with them on my bed, couch, floor etc but a desk would be the best place

Main thing is to discharge any static electricity you may have built up on you ie touch anything metal before touching any of the pc parts

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What about on a plastic feeling wooden floor?
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What about on a plastic feeling wooden floor?
That will be fine. I have built mine on cardboard boxes and desks. Just don't build it on anything fabric tbh.
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Do I touch a metal piece before opening the Box/Plastic the product is on or after I open the box/Plastic?
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Do I touch a metal piece before opening the Box/Plastic the product is on or after I open the box/Plastic?
I always touch a metal piece before I handle pcbs, mobo, gpu, cpu. You know anything that would be sensitive to static you just touch something metal first to ground yourself.
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Yep, just touch your case before touching anything at all and you can't go wrong! It's nerve-racking the first time but you will soon get used to it! Haha.
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Yep, just touch your case before touching anything at all and you can't go wrong! It's nerve-racking the first time but you will soon get used to it! Haha.
+ 1.

If you are so worry then buy an anti-static wrist strap. They are cheap btw.
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+ 1.

If you are so worry then buy an anti-static wrist strap. They are cheap btw.
^ what he said, just buy a static band for your first build and attach it to the case, no worries and no static
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