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The building of my rig is just around the corner, and I have noticed I havnt included a ant-static band. Just wanted to ask if its Ok to build without them or is it just a no?

Also, any good assembly guides out there?
     
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I used to mod old xboxs without one, never had a problem. Have built a couple computers without them without a problem. But luck runs out eventually. Is a wise investment, only a couple bucks. Been using one every time in the last couple years.
Build environment helps choose as well. Carpet, even if you aren't building directly on it is a big static generator so it's more necessary then.

As for building guides I can't think of any other than randomly googling. It's all pretty basic though. Stuff will only fit together one way. I like to plug my sata stuff in order of boot that I prefer ( i.e. DVD drive on sata 0, hdd for c:\ on sata 1, hdd for storage d:\ on sata 2. SSD's should go on the sata3 plugs if you have them. Single gpu goes in the top slot that it fits in closest to the cpu and such.
Edited by Tadaen Sylvermane - 3/1/13 at 9:28am
 
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I've never used one and never had a problem. Just touch a metal part of the case to discharge yourself first.
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post #4 of 59
You don't need one IMO, just be sure not to wear your favourite pair of synthetic fibre pants and fleece. I've built and rebuilt computers several times without an anti-static band and never had any problems. I always ground myself by touching the wall outlet before touching the parts.

Assembly should be pretty straight-forward, most of the connectors only go in one way and it's quite hard to mess up anyway.
NewEggTV has a good guide if you need one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPIXAtNGGCw
    
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post #5 of 59
I've never used one outside of school....
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Never used one and like the above poster I've worked on lots of Xbox,360,ps2,dreamcast,PC's just make sure you discharge yourself before you get to work

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I guess you can go wrong with £3.99 with free shipping, may aswell get one
     
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The touching the case suggestions are good as well but it won't do a thing if the psu isn't installed and plugged in to the wall. No ground if that isn't done.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tadaen Sylvermane View Post

The touching the case suggestions are good as well but it won't do a thing if the psu isn't installed and plugged in to the wall. No ground if that isn't done.

Yup thumb.gif

Also Newegg guide as said before is great...
I tell all my long distance installs to look at it first,
it save a little time smile.gif
Edited by hyperkite - 3/1/13 at 9:44am
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But his case doesnt have a psu in it, how is he grounded
     
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