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Hi all,

Building my first computer tomorrow, pretty nervous to be honest and i really don't want to screw it up.

I've bought an anti-static wristband - figured a £3 investment was better than taking the risk.

Any tips or advise that might help me?

The system i'm building is in my Sig.

Thanks in advance!
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post #2 of 7
personally i have never used a anti-static band, but i have always made sure i grounded myself before picking up an electronic component. i.e. touch a piece of metal that touches directly on the floor. Another computer case, leg to a desk/table. Take your time and you'll be fine.
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Take your time, follow mobo manual step by step. Everything should be fine.
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post #4 of 7
Use that anti-static wristband, and follow all your instruction manuals, and you should be fine. I'm pretty sure you already know how to get everything running after it's built.
    
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Originally Posted by bratas;12843102 
personally i have never used a anti-static band, but i have always made sure i grounded myself before picking up an electronic component. i.e. touch a piece of metal that touches directly on the floor. Another computer case, leg to a desk/table. Take your time and you'll be fine.

This, but I'd honestly recommend you use one. I've only built a few from ground up but I've endlessly tinkered with my current rig and others, taking parts out and replacing such and such. When we build computers at college we're required to wear the wrist straps, and they're honestly not that much hassle.

It's quite hard to mess something up, just make sure that you take your time. I know you might be dying to get it up and running, but don't rush it and you'll be sure it actually switches on. tongue.gif
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Yep..Always use a static wrist strap. Cause it's not worth taking a risk no matter what anyone tells you, and I'd hate to be the one that has to say "I told you so?!" drunken.gif
    
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Yeah I'm itching to get started on building it, got work though so it's got to wait a little while longer.

Thanks for the advice guys!
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