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Windows 7: Building your own computer

21 May 2012   #61
Chips

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Where's the best place to plug it onto? And being a cheap "one use" band does that mean I have to build the computer in one session and not in stages?


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21 May 2012   #62
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Chips View Post
Where's the best place to plug it onto? And being a cheap "one use" band does that mean I have to build the computer in one session and not in stages?
An unpainted surface on the case.

I never heard of a "one use" band.

I'm guessing it has an alligator clip. Use it the rest of your life unless it breaks.
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21 May 2012   #63
linnemeyerhere

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Chips,
Take it nice and slow. Take pictures at all the various stages and close ups of the processor and other items. You will have fun and when you're done it will only be the beginning of you getting back inside the case to tidy things up. If you can go slow and route the wires in several different ways then settle on the one that is the cleanest then use that one. Routing wires behind the mobo and even some of the thin ones under the mobo. I envy you as there really is no more pure fun then the first build and getting to the point were you power it up for the first time and you question all your connections......it's the best and were here for you all the way through this process.
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21 May 2012   #64
Trucidation

 

Sorry for the OT, just getting a quick reply in.

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I'd love to live where you do, because in the rest of the world, buying online is FAR cheaper. The stores have much more overhead and don't buy in volume that someone like Newegg does.
Yeah, I understand you guys in the west pay a lot for labour. Here labour is a pittance - heck, bring a friend to buy another computer at the same time and you can bargain to get them both assembled at no charge instead of accepting the free gift (usually some crap usb toy). The pimply-faced college kid temp will assemble the thing far more deftly than I can, while I sit there watching and asking questions.

Admittedly, they pay an arm and a leg for software over here - which explains the piracy rate (although it's getting better, stores are mostly legit now compared to a decade ago).
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21 May 2012   #65
Zepher

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With respect to the anti-static wrist band, as a computer builder and assembler for over 20 years, a professionally employed systems admin for over 15 years, I have NEVER, and I repeat NEVER used an anti-static wrist strap. I've never seen a fellow admin use one. And I've never once seen a vendor who came onsite to install, repair or configure any of our enterprise equipment use one.
Yes, and as a computer builder, I'm sure you were working in a controlled environment. Not walking around barefoot on carpet....
I build all of my systems while sitting on the carpet in my room. Probably built 100 machines in the past 16 years. Never used a strap or anything.

Here I am testing a pair of 36gb seagate cheetahs 10,000rpm scsi drives, which get hot enough to cook on.
Almost burnt my hand when I touched one.
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21 May 2012   #66
writhziden

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With respect to the anti-static wrist band, as a computer builder and assembler for over 20 years, a professionally employed systems admin for over 15 years, I have NEVER, and I repeat NEVER used an anti-static wrist strap. I've never seen a fellow admin use one. And I've never once seen a vendor who came onsite to install, repair or configure any of our enterprise equipment use one.
Yes, and as a computer builder, I'm sure you were working in a controlled environment. Not walking around barefoot on carpet....
I build all of my systems while sitting on the carpet in my room. Probably built 100 machines in the past 16 years. Never used a strap or anything.

Here I am testing a pair of 36gb seagate cheetahs 10,000rpm scsi drives, which get hot enough to cook on.
Almost burnt my hand when I touched one.
One of George Carlin's old routines comes to mind... Have you ever spoken to an electrical engineer about the negligence of working on electronics this way?
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21 May 2012   #67
ignatzatsonic

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
Have you ever spoken to an electrical engineer about the negligence of working on electronics this way?
I'm no engineer, but I have heard that static discharges can cause damage even though you don't feel any shock of any type at the time.

And that the damage is cumulative over time.

I have no idea if this is true. I have a grounding strap, but I don't use it religiously.
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21 May 2012   #68
writhziden

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Thank you, ignatzatsonic. A voice of reason. Here is an interesting Blog about it that seems fitting based on the argument that has been taking place in this thread: ESD: Urban Myth or Shocking Reality?
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21 May 2012   #69
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

All I am saying is that i don't think you need to be paranoid about using the wrist strap or refraining from touching something until your wrist strap comes in. Many of us, have built successfully and support computers without using them. I make it a habit when walking at work to touch the case, touch a door frame or anything else before I dive into the case and start yanking out parts. And I've worked in quite a number of data centers over the years and have never seen any tech/vendor using one of these straps.
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21 May 2012   #70
James7679

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

And all we are saying is, what proof do you have that your negligence hasn't caused any damage. Because there are literally millions of dollars poured into the study of electricity and protection of sensitive components. So you're saying you're smarter than all of the major tech companies around? I bet you think lightning is a fallacy as well...
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