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Old February 4, 2008, 05:31 PM
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I rarely touch bare metal before messing with my computer. Don't even bother touching the PSU either. Nor do I use any of these anti-static devices. I stick my hands in and get to work.

I don't see what the big deal is with it all. Unless your like standing on carpet with wool socks and rubbing your feet, I don't think you could do any harm.
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Old February 4, 2008, 06:10 PM
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One more tip: shut down the PSU, then press the On button on the case - this will discharge the caps completly.
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I have an unbelievably high amount of static floating around my house, i mean i get zapped so hard that all the blue lights on my keyboard and my saitek x52 flight stick flash off then on when i zap em, on a very regular basis. That said, i regularly stick my hands in the case with nothing more than grabbing the sides to tip the case over, often zapping the case so hard my finger goes numb for a while and she still purrrs along like a well oiled machine. though i dont doubt that one day i wont be so lucky. i dont mind though cause if i fry it, it just means i have an excuse to get all new stuff!! :D
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I have an unbelievably high amount of static floating around my house, i mean i get zapped so hard that all the blue lights on my keyboard and my saitek x52 flight stick flash off then on when i zap em, on a very regular basis. That said, i regularly stick my hands in the case with nothing more than grabbing the sides to tip the case over, often zapping the case so hard my finger goes numb for a while and she still purrrs along like a well oiled machine. though i dont doubt that one day i wont be so lucky. i dont mind though cause if i fry it, it just means i have an excuse to get all new stuff!! :D
Time for a humidifier.
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i go through 2 liters of water a day already, its because i'm in a basement suite and the only heat we have is a natural gas floor heater in the living room where my computer is.
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Old February 6, 2008, 03:38 PM
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i go through 2 liters of water a day already, its because i'm in a basement suite and the only heat we have is a natural gas floor heater in the living room where my computer is.
Not for you.

I'm talking about to add some moisture to the air.
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lol thats what i ment, 2 liters of water in the humidifier ;D
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lol thats what i ment, 2 liters of water in the humidifier ;D
holy crap! hahah thats a lot of water a day.
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Unlike others here I have managed to fry a bios chip on an older machine by touching it. There was a visible sparc. I was working in the living room on carpet though and the case was all plastic so I hadn't been able to properly grouund myself. You can get a strap for less than $10 if you are worried about it, I actually have one now but haven't used it since my new house is all wood floors.
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