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What are some ways to ground yourself when you dont have a case yet but have every other one of your parts? *first time builder*
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Anti-Static wrist band is your best option. They're about 10$ and worth every penny.

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I just put mine on my kitchen table (with linoleum floor) and make sure to touch the chassis every few seconds, just in case. I don't want to say that if you're not on carpet you'll be fine, but it's always worked for me...
    
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post #4 of 51
If you want to be cheap just touch a unpainted part of your case before handling your parts.
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yea but what to clip it on to.
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post #6 of 51
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Anti-Static wrist band is your best option. They're about 10$ and worth every penny.

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are they not sapposed to be connected to the case?

dont ware anything that is really staticly on.
touch some thing metal for a couple of seconds you should be fine
post #7 of 51
Clip on the peripherals on the back...

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post #8 of 51
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Clip on the peripherals on the back...

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so you can send the static straight to the device?
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If you are doing a lot, might want to get either an anti-static bag or anti-static mat to lay your stuff on. You can get a FREE sample of even the largest ESD bags over here < links right to a nice big one, feel free to search around the site >... no s & h or anything! I got four samples so far They are so big, that if you do actually make an order, you often have to order ~ 1000+ at a time... they give out free samples like candy, and you only need one
    
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post #10 of 51
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so you can send the static straight to the device?
No, I am not saying stick the clip inside. On the casing... Please don't make me have to take pictures.

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