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I got the Eltrical tape on this but the case still shocks me!
OK, if i were me I'd spend an hour or two and rip the whole thing apart. And put it back together again. Check every wire, especially wires from the PSU. A computer runs on voltages that are lower than what would shock you. That's got to be some sort of problem with the PSU. Don't run any wires behind the motherboard. That could lead to a short. And make sure to get that fixed, because that same spark you are getting could burn out an expensive hardware component. It's possible that your PSU is directly shorting to the case. In which case you just need to get a new PSU.
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A computer runs on voltages that are lower than what would shock you.
It's true that the voltages a PSU puts out (12, 5, 3.3V) wouldn't harm you and I doubt you would feel them all that much. Since you say it's a good little shock I have a feeling you are feeling AC current from your house's electricity. Did you ever try a different outlet? A defective outlet was the cause the last time I remember this happening. If that doesn't help and after you've made sure everything is connected properly and there are no shorts anywhere inside the case, you most likely have a defective PSU.
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Got it on differt socket and its not doing this yet
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