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If I attach an Anti Static Wrist Band to the interior of the case ( where it is painted ), with a PSU installed, hooked up and off. Will this still ground me?
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Everything I have read pertaining to static says unpainted metal surface, I just use some antistatic gloves so not sure on the painted vs unpainted and wrist band grounding
    
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Honestly, you don't even need one of them. I have been building systems for years. Not once have I ever used one.
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Honestly, you don't even need one of them. I have been building systems for years. Not once have I ever used one.
I'm paranoid, and I already have it.
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I'm paranoid, and I already have it.
that's exactly why you want one =P
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Yeah, it will ground you man.

But I've been hearing, and a lot of people on here too, leave the PSU unplugged, and still connect the anti static wrist band.

I've heard having PSU off but still unplugged is still a bad idea.


I usually set the anti static mat under the case, and then I still use the wrist band.

I think not using anything is fine, but saying nothing has happened to you for years while using this method, is somewhat idiotic. It doesn't justify the fact that you shouldn't use an anti -static wristband.

It's like saying you've smoked cigarettes for years and never got cancer. It doesn't mean that someone else will be able to replicate the same results, obviously someone could smoke for a fear years and get cancer. It just doesn't justify the method.

I'm a neat freak perfectionist and will actually probably use gloves next build for myself, in addition to the static mat and wrist band.
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Yeah, it will ground you man.

But I've been hearing, and a lot of people on here too, leave the PSU unplugged, and still connect the anti static wrist band.

I've heard having PSU off but still unplugged is still a bad idea.


I usually set the anti static mat under the case, and then I still use the wrist band.

I think not using anything is fine, but saying nothing has happened to you for years while using this method, is somewhat idiotic. It doesn't justify the fact that you shouldn't use an anti -static wristband.

It's like saying you've smoked cigarettes for years and never got cancer. It doesn't mean that someone else will be able to replicate the same results, obviously someone could smoke for a fear years and get cancer. It just doesn't justify the method.

I'm a neat freak perfectionist and will actually probably use gloves next build for myself, in addition to the static mat and wrist band.
Thanks for the intel.
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If I attach an Anti Static Wrist Band to the interior of the case ( where it is painted ), with a PSU installed, hooked up and off. Will this still ground me?
If you touch anything electronic or have carpet on your floor, don't shuffle your feet at all. Use your bare hands and touch the metal part of the case and the power supply. If you have a plastic case, use a grounded metal piece in your home, like the kitchen sink, touch it with both hands for about 15 seconds or so....use flip flops when walking back to your case so that you don't create static with your feet touching the carpet. Finally after thoroughly discharging yourself, put on some anti static gloves and build away!
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