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So how many of you actually do the whole antistat thing when building a comp

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2 years ago#1
You know. The wristband, the multimeter, whatever it takes to prevent your finger from zapping that $300 video card to death
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2 years ago#2
I just shave my entire body and take off all my clothes to make sure no static is generated.
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2 years ago#3
I don't, and I don't know anyone who does. I've built 6 PCs for myself and family members, and about 4 for friends. I've never used any of that crap, and every one of my builds has worked flawlessly.
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2 years ago#4
Never used one.
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2 years ago#5
As long as you ground yourself before handling the CPU you shouldn't need to.
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2 years ago#6
I just touch grounded metal before doing anything with the mobo, gpu, or cpu.
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2 years ago#7
Only to handle the CPU.

Everything else can take a shock no problem.

And frankly, the CPU can handle the shock too.


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2 years ago#8
i just touched metal parts of my case a lot when i built my pc, worked fine...
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2 years ago#9
As long as you touch grounded metal before you touch anything, it should be fine.

This isn't military class computer building.
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2 years ago#10
Never for my own personal builds but when I was building a bunch at the same time for some friends, I did. Just the wrist guard. Its not needed so long as you touch the side of the case before fiddling with anything. The strap just prevents you from forgetting to do so.
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