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Hi there,

Just out of interest, do any of you wear gloves (latex) when building rigs? I'm putting together my first water cooling loop this weekend and have a bit of EK CSQ and wanted to avoid fingerprints and such.

Do you?
 

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no, I just clean everything off when im done. The gloves would honestly be useless considering how frequently my hands get cut up to hell every time I'm doing a "nice" build due to the inevitable sharp objects and necessary fine motor control in small areas at odd angles. All it would do is make stuff harder to work with.
 

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You could I guess do that. But I never wear gloves, not even a static band. ...knock on wood, heer I mean steel.
 

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I don't wear gloves. Only when I'm dealing with harsh chemicals. And if I am painting. 1. To keep oils from my skin of surfaces to be painted. 2. To keep paint off fingers.
 

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I often wear gloves when working with things that are best kept clean, including water loops. The cleaner your loop the longer it will last.
 

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I use gloves whenever I'm going to be physically removing a component that plugs into a socket on the motherboard. Also come in handy applying TIM if you like to spread it a little with your finger (as I do). Just slip off the gloves when you are done and voila all clean and tidy (also keeps oil and skin grease from contacting purified surfaces, dust, etc).

I wouldnt go out of the way to buy gloves strictly for pc building but having a wife who is a medic, we typically have boxes of them laying around so I figure why not.
 

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Yeah I don't plan on going out of my way but my dad always has some on his work van so I'll probably grab a pair for when I do my loop.
 
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