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Actually clipping the anti-static bracelet to the case works just fine. If the case is the same electrical potential as you, then no electricity will flow from your hand, through the expensive computer part, and into the case, or vice versa. It may not be considered "ground" by a scientific definition but it works.

I just build my computers barefoot. Socks and my Adidas always build up a shock so I never wear them when building. The walk from my office to the bathroom door at work always builds up enough shock to physically feel it when I touch the metal handle Just another way work pwns me...
I swear to god... No. This is still a risk because if you happen to be holding something--like the RAM, or the CPU, and that component touches something that IS grounded, the discharge will occur through the component, and possibly damage it, just like not grounding yourself properly in the first place... Anytime there is a potential difference between you and something else conductive, there is the chance of discharging your static charge to it (or vice versa...). Doesn't matter if something's at ground potential or not. But if you are grounded, then you cannot build up a static charge, so that's why it's important to properly ground yourself.
    
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If you really want to get yourself grounded, punch one (or both) of your parents in the face
    
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I swear to god... No. This is still a risk because if you happen to be holding something--like the RAM, or the CPU, and that component touches something that IS grounded, the discharge will occur through the component, and possibly damage it, just like not grounding yourself properly in the first place... Anytime there is a potential difference between you and something else conductive, there is the chance of discharging your static charge to it (or vice versa...). Doesn't matter if something's at ground potential or not. But if you are grounded, then you cannot build up a static charge, so that's why it's important to properly ground yourself.
Well yea that's definitely true. But why would you hold an expensive part in your hand, then go touching it to random things in your room? I mean the electricity has to flow from you, through the part, and into a grounded object. So you literally have to touch the CPU to some random grounded piece of metal in your house, that's just dumb lol. The only thing you really have to worry about is bumping your hand on the metal case, so if you're the same potential as the case you're fine. But I guess the other suggestions being made are more Darwin-award-proof. But if anyone holds a $200-300 CPU then starts touching it against metal objects in their house, they don't deserve a nice computer IMO lol.
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stand on the carpet, rub your feet briskly while standing in place on the carpet and touch your finger to the cat's nose.
    
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i really just dont bother, ive assembled a pc on a carpeted floor before and nothing has happened (yet)
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I just lick my finger and touch a grounded screw on a light switch or air conditioning vent.
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Honestly the easiest thing I have done so far is to wear rubber soled shoes ?
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If you really want to get yourself grounded, punch one (or both) of your parents in the face
when i saw the topic i thought it was a young angry teenager thread .
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Well yea that's definitely true. But why would you hold an expensive part in your hand, then go touching it to random things in your room? I mean the electricity has to flow from you, through the part, and into a grounded object. So you literally have to touch the CPU to some random grounded piece of metal in your house, that's just dumb lol. The only thing you really have to worry about is bumping your hand on the metal case, so if you're the same potential as the case you're fine. But I guess the other suggestions being made are more Darwin-award-proof. But if anyone holds a $200-300 CPU then starts touching it against metal objects in their house, they don't deserve a nice computer IMO lol.
LOL. Sure, I know what you're trying to say--I really don't think static discharge is THAT big of a deal either, when assembling a computer. But what are the chances of building up a charge on yourself and then touching a grounded component either? Slim-to-none (since people generally set their components on, say, the cardboard packaging, when beginning to assemble, as opposed to a metallic, grounded object). It really shouldn't matter. But it can be a problem.
    
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don't rub your feet on the carpet ? other than that i usually just touch the inside of the case
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