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me and my dad connected a wire to a screw in the light switch plate. going to connect to other end of the wire to the anti static band i got. then good to go
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post #22 of 51
Tie a copper wire around your waste and connect the wire to a metal rod inserted in the ground.

Oh wait, that's how we ground our generator.
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post #23 of 51
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me and my dad connected a wire to a screw in the light switch plate. going to connect to other end of the wire to the anti static band i got. then good to go
Excellent answer to your own question.
I have the metal pin that broke off a 3 prong plug. I stick that in the ground slot in my surge protector and clip to that.
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do you guys actually worry about static???? because i have a little tip for ya, bad things happen to people who worry
    
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As long as you don't put together your computer while standing on a carpeted floor, you have a low chance of frying your equipment.
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tbh i wouldn't worry if this wasn't my first build but heh. i do not want to **** up anything i bought with my money lol.
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post #27 of 51
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do you guys actually worry about static???? because i have a little tip for ya, bad things happen to people who worry
Hey, I don't know about where you are, but it's static heaven up here in NH. Cold+Dry= static. And winter is at least 6 months here. Skin is still splitting from the cold.
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You could just plug in your PC to a wall socket and touch the case. It will ground you regardless of the switch being on or off.
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Skin is still splitting from the cold.
eeeeewwww...
    
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eeeeewwww...
If you live in a cold climate, you'd know what I mean.
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