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QUICK question from a first time computer builder

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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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Attaching it to the case is usually sufficient enough.
 

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The case needs to be plugged in too remember, so you're earthed via the psu.
 
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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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#6
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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#8
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 ;)
 
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#9
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: