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Posted · Original PosterOP

Does anyone else just have a "fuck it" attitude when it comes to PC parts and electronics? Like I never discharge myself, or work on hard surfaces like wood or granite, test for loop leaks etc... I've never ran into an issue where its screwed me over or even came close. I can't be the only one


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I was expecting a UPS/Fedex bashing thread

 

but I do that usually when I've been working on a PC for an entire day and my hands hurt and I just want to screw around on the internet again


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Nope, I don't want to break/damage my hardware because I can't afford to replace it and definitely avoid damaging something that belongs to someone else.


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I do wear a static band, thats about it. CBA checking to make sure all the components work before building the PC and things like that.


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I will build on a desk or table but I usually don't discharge and I've never had an issue either.


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Nope, I don't want to break/damage my hardware because I can't afford to replace it and definitely avoid damaging something that belongs to someone else.

Damaging it, like shocking it, doesn't matter when it's turned off.... I've shocked multiple RROD Xbox's that I tinkered with an they all still powered on.


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I will build on a desk or table but I usually don't discharge and I've never had an issue either.

I always build on my bed lol


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I doubt you're doing that with Athena though ;)

I probably will. I'll probably build it on my bed (since my chair is screwed and sinks all the way down when you sit in it) so that it will be more comfortable, but I will touch the case (so I can peer in) and I will leak test the H80i just in case.

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I kept a stick of RAM on my desk for a month, and I constantly picked it up and fumbled with it, I know, I'm a bad person...


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Damaging it, like shocking it, doesn't matter when it's turned off.... I've shocked multiple RROD Xbox's that I tinkered with an they all still powered on.

I don't take chances I ground myself and work on a proper surface when I'm able to.


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I kept a stick of RAM on my desk for a month, and I constantly picked it up and fumbled with it, I know, I'm a bad person...

I step on my ram whenever I take my system apart , whoops

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Useing a soft blanket to build. That's too much money on the table to be careless. Maybe you laugh but I'm handling processors in sockets like an high sensitive atombomb. Slow with rubberglowes.


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Does anyone else just have a "fuck it" attitude when it comes to PC parts and electronics? Like I never discharge myself, or work on hard surfaces like wood or granite, test for loop leaks etc... I've never ran into an issue where its screwed me over or even came close. I can't be the only one

 Fuck it? Moar like FUCKITALL! Cept when watercooling unless it's an AIO Custom loops I'm weary of but I don't have any particular experience with custom loops I've done them but not that often...


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I generally work on the newegg box that my case came in. My idea of grounding myself is touching the mounting screw on the nearest outlet once. And I work in a room that's carpeted. Also I'm a chain smoker, and I have a fan blowing the entire time.

 

Oddly enough, I also store everything in the newegg box the case came in, makes it extra fun when I have to find something. And it's not organised either, I literally just throw any and all leftovers in that box

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For myself or good friends I will do everything by the book,  when I was working in the shop I was much more relaxed (If something went wrong it's hard to prove static).

 

I know lots of people say they have never had static kill a part before and the odds support the unlikelihood of that,  but I question how many people have had DOA's and whether it's possible that they weren't actually DOA but died on install?


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I don't use an anti static wrist strap and neither does Linus (nah it's on my ankle).

 

#rebel 


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Yeah! i can relate to you, but i do care a bit tho when handling things of high value or something new , like few weeks ago a 780 ti i had bought for a friend & getting it installed in the case i kinda handle those things real subtly, most of the accidents happen when it's been taken care "properly"...

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Pc parts are much sturdier than people say they are in my experience, it takes some real dumb crap to ruin things most of the time.


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I kick my PC when the fan rattles. I do ground myself here and there when handling my own PC, and am a bit more careful when dealing with other people's. I've never zapped hardware before but yeah.

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Does anyone else just have a "fuck it" attitude when it comes to PC parts and electronics? Like I never discharge myself, or work on hard surfaces like wood or granite, test for loop leaks etc... I've never ran into an issue where its screwed me over or even came close. I can't be the only one

I'm the same in a sense, I build on my bed a lot, I tinker with stuff and never wear a band, I just know what will and what won't break my components anyway, computers are tougher than people act. I have ram (ddr 2) that I threw in my closet a few years ago, I stacked stuff on top of it as I moved, I've man handled it, threw it into a box after finding it and just not caring, put it in my dad's pc last time I visited them now he has 4 gb ram. If you know how much force is required to destroy something you rarely break things (in my case I only once broke a stick of ram because I was bored I literally broke it in two on purpose 64 mb ram ftw)


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