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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by wildmonkeys77, Dec 25, 2006.

  1. wildmonkeys77 New Member

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    Hey, new to these forums, merry Christmas all.

    I'm building a computer tomorrow, never done it before, and I have an anti-static wrist strap but I've encountered some conflicting advice on what to actually connect it to.

    here's my selections that are final at this point if you are curious: hooray

    I will be working on a garage floor.

    Do I need to attach my strap to a grounded object, such as a faucet, or to the computer case?

    Thanks a ton guys. Here's some pandas for you wee
     
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    stevorob New Member

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    Attaching it to the case is usually sufficient enough.
     
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    peach1971 New Member

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    awwwwwww :)

    Have a nice christmas & fun with your new PC! :toast:
     
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    Gorre New Member

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    The case needs to be plugged in too remember, so you're earthed via the psu.
     
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    zekrahminator McLovin

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    Please take a quick look at my guide, it helps to have step-by-step instructions for first time building (with pictures!).
     
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    he looked at it. Dude don't worry, if you worry, you screw up. I reckon antistatic wrist straps are gimmicks. My friend ESD'ed his motherboard (finally someone does it) with a wrist strap; he was testing it out to see if it was that "effective", he did it to an old Pentium Pro motherboard though...

    EDIT: Uh smithfield? Get conroe... smithfield these days isn't worth it.
     
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    pt not a suicide-bomber

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    i agree :)
    go conroe, and save on something else
     
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    Ketxxx Heedless Psychic

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    anti stat wrist straps are a scam really. just touch 2 metal objects at the same time (for example your pc case chassis with one hand and a metal pole with the other) and your good to go. much less restricting too ;)
     
  9. wildmonkeys77 New Member

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    I read your guide completely (I think!) prior to my original post and Zekrahminator and I just wanted to say thanks a ton for writing something such as this, it's the best guide I've read so far in terms of bringing the wordy knowledge into a visual, more practical form.

    At this time I'd like to use this nifty smiley :respect:
     

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