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Don't wear synthetic fabrics while building ie. polyester, fleece, etc... I build my rigs completely naked.
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post #12 of 17
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Thanks for all the feedback so far. I will have a friend helping me build it (someone who knows a thing or two about building). However, I just want a better idea of what I'm getting into. Unfortunately, my motherboard's arrival date was today, but was pushed back because of weather. Hopefully, Monday I'll have my new computer
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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by Chalupa View Post
Thanks for all the feedback so far. I will have a friend helping me build it (someone who knows a thing or two about building). However, I just want a better idea of what I'm getting into. Unfortunately, my motherboard's arrival date was today, but was pushed back because of weather. Hopefully, Monday I'll have my new computer
Just remember to be careful to not touch any part of the board that has cathodes, resistors, etc. to be on the safe side. Though, touching these may not do anything, it is better practice grab the components by the edge. Now a-days components are getting pretty heavy duty and can withstand some jarring, nudging, compression, and pressure (pushing the video card firmly into the PCIE slot) but your worst enemy is static electricity. Just clear off a table that is off a carpeted area while not wearing any nylon, or other synthetic fabrics that I mentioned before that may build up static electricity (I personally don't like wearing socks, also).

Just be sure to take your time and not rush. There are plenty of build logs and walk-throughs on this site that will help you on your way to an expert builder. GOOD LUCK!!
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post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by bajer29 View Post
Just remember to be careful to not touch any part of the board that has cathodes, resistors, etc. to be on the safe side. Though, touching these may not do anything, it is better practice grab the components by the edge. Now a-days components are getting pretty heavy duty and can withstand some jarring, nudging, compression, and pressure (pushing the video card firmly into the PCIE slot) but your worst enemy is static electricity. Just clear off a table that is off a carpeted area while not wearing any nylon, or other synthetic fabrics that I mentioned before that may build up static electricity (I personally don't like wearing socks, also).

Just be sure to take your time and not rush. There are plenty of build logs and walk-throughs on this site that will help you on your way to an expert builder. GOOD LUCK!!
Pretty good post but to avoid confusion when you typed "cathodes" you really meant to type "capacitors" , right?
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post #15 of 17
Wear a static bracelet thingy, or constantly touch your chassis to prevent static buildup. Make sure your hands aren't greasy. Just make sure you don't drop sensitive components on a hard, tile floor. Use a bb gun size pellet of TIM smack dap center of the cpu. Read the mobo manual to know what the heck's going on. It will usually tell you everything.
post #16 of 17
Not all cases require stand offs.Some cases have built in "bumps"instead of stand offs.

I suggest if you are using the stock cooler,install the cpu,ram,and cooler to the mainboard BEFORE installing the motherboard in the case.
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post #17 of 17
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Originally Posted by enorbet2 View Post
Pretty good post but to avoid confusion when you typed "cathodes" you really meant to type "capacitors" , right?
lol <----- noob
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CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
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ARM Cortex-A7 Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Broadcom VideoCore IV 512MB 
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64GB Corsair Voyager Go 16GB Micro SD Aluminum heat spreaders RetroPi 
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Intel Core Duo T2400 / 1.83 GHz Intel GMA 950 2x 2GB DDR2 120GB 5400 rpm HDD 
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Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
ARM Cortex-A7 Raspberry Pi 2 Model B Broadcom VideoCore IV 512MB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
64GB Corsair Voyager Go 16GB Micro SD Aluminum heat spreaders RetroPi 
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Samsung 23" LED Logitech Wireless Touch Keyboard K400 Anker 24W PowerPort 2 OneNineDesign RasPi Black 
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