Originally Posted by jlchavis0844
Don't worry about static. I've been working with computers for 20 years and I've never had a problem with static. I just removed my GPU shroud and heat sink to resink and I did it on carpet with socks on and no grounding strap. Rip that puppy out, remove the shroud (plastic cover) and get to blowing out not only the fan but also the heat sink. Dust collects inside the fins as well as the fan and will block airflow. Just don't set the card on the carpet.