Originally Posted by archangelabove
Yea, well deff a learning experience, which is exactly what I wanted it to be.
So real quick, since everyone here seems to be knowledgeable, I need to know what kind of equipment I should get for antistatic protection when I'm building the new rig. What surfaces should I have everything on, should I get one of those wristbands?
You can get a static mat pad, and you don't have to clip it to a wrist band. This is about the safest way you can prevent static. I have ben taking electroincs apart for 20+ yrs, and I have never had static destroy any component. I only use the pad during the time of year we have static in Central Oregon, and that only lasts about 2 months. Other than that, I just touch something metal b4 touching any components.