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Old March 23, 2011, 06:23 AM
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I am looking for a good antistatic mat.. any suggestions ?

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Old March 23, 2011, 06:26 AM
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I've used one similar to this for quite some time...it's served me well.

StarTech Desktop Anti-Static Mat, 24in x 26in at Memory Express Computers
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Old March 23, 2011, 07:27 AM
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it is need to have a wrist with that ?
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Old March 23, 2011, 07:34 AM
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Anti static anything..lol. I've built computers on carpet without issue (though, not recommended), just keep touching a bare metal part on your case.
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Just use that soft backing they ship most asus motherboards with, its like foam, but red/pink
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I believe the wrist strap is more important than the anti static mat, but that said I only use the wrist strap and not the mat. If you don't have a grounded strap (either on your wrist, ankle, or shoe), then remember that you can build up a charge moving around so you have to touch your anti static mat or whatever it is electrically connected to so you don't zap your components.

Instead I ground my case while working on PCs, and I always have an anti static bag ready for a component if I'm taking it out of the case. Essentially my computer components only ever touch the inside of the anti-static bag, my fingers (while I'm wearing a wrist strap), and the computer case / components inside the computer case which is grounded either by having the PC's PSU plugged in but turned off, or through the odd setup through a butchered AT power supply as I pictured below.


Figure: Oddball grounding scheme that goes wall -> cheap PSU that's turned off -> alligator clip -> case of computer I'm working on
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