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I just shocked a GTX 260 and I do not want it to ever happen again.(should have been whering a wrist band) So what are some safe places to set the gpu when doing maintenance? I have seen allot of people place them on top of anti static bags, I have heard thats a really bad idea. I put mine on wood because wood does not conduct electricity. But what about paper or metal? Metal such as your case door.
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I don't believe that setting a GPU on an anti-static bag is dangerous, but I can't be certain. That being said, I always use cardboard. Cardboard is non-conductive and easily found. I also touch a bunch of metal to discharge myself before touching my computer.
    
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What aoya said. I always touch the screw that holds the cover over a power outlet. That screw is threaded into the housing which is a ground so if you have any charge that screw will shock you and ground you. I have heard that anti static bags are only anti static on the inside but I don't know how true it is. Cardboard or wood would be my top choice to set a card on.
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11675/pad-200/ModRight_Super_Large_Anti-Static_Mod-Mat_Work_and_Assembly_Surface_-_Version_2_Over_47_x_23_in_Size.html

ive got one of these i pull out whenever i go to work on my computers internals. after spending thousands of dollars on something its worth having it to prevent mishaps. havnt lost a single item while using it to ground me. and ive built half a dozen computers on it in the last few months. easily over $20,000 worth of components have been unboxed on it and not a single doa or faulty component.
    
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http://www.frozencpu.com/products/11675/pad-200/ModRight_Super_Large_Anti-Static_Mod-Mat_Work_and_Assembly_Surface_-_Version_2_Over_47_x_23_in_Size.html
ive got one of these i pull out whenever i go to work on my computers internals. after spending thousands of dollars on something its worth having it to prevent mishaps. havnt lost a single item while using it to ground me. and ive built half a dozen computers on it in the last few months. easily over $20,000 worth of components have been unboxed on it and not a single doa or faulty component.

Thats cool but kind of a waist of money when you have materials that can do the same thing laying around. Like one poster said a cardboard box. But if takes stress off your back its worth it. +1 rep for all
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