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Hey guys, I had a question. Do any of you use a specific type of mat, padding, surface you prefer to build on? I always just build on type of my dining room table and never have issues. 

 

I was just curious to see what you guys build on. 

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The Verge taught me to use a table.

 

Before I was using wet grass.

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First few builds were on the motherboard box, but the Mod mat as expensive as it is is really nice and I wouldnt build without it. 

 

Not to say It's necessary, but just really nice to have an anti static surface anywhere

 

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3 minutes ago, King Poet said:

The Verge taught me to use a table.

 

Before I was using wet grass.

The poor Verge will never be able to recover lmao.

2 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

First few builds were on the motherboard box, but the Mod mat as expensive as it is is really nice and I wouldnt build without it. 

 

Not to say It's necessary, but just really nice to have an anti static surface anywhere

 

 

I was honestly thinking of buying that exact mat! My only dilemma is justifying the price when my dining room table gets the job done :d but I'm glad to see this in here tbh. 

 

3 minutes ago, corrado33 said:

The carpeted floor.

 

Seriously, static electricity isn't a problem, build on whatever you want. 

Oh I'm well aware, I watched Jayz video on how to build a PC wrong. Everything was F**ked and it still worked with no issues. I am just curios as to what other enthusiasts use. 

 

3 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

my kitchen table, because it's free most of the time

Exactly the same reason as me ;)

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I have the traditional ModMat Mainboard that I assemble and disassemble systems on.

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I hope that my table isn't cluttered and build with what remaining space there is.

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8 minutes ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

I have the traditional ModMat Mainboard that I assemble and disassemble systems on.

I might start a little dollar jar to buy the mod mat than. It's not that expensive, but it's not something I'd spontaneously buy. Hmm. 

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Just now, DVA said:

I might start a little dollar jar to buy the mod mat than. It's not that expensive, but it's not something I'd spontaneously buy. Hmm. 

It's pretty nice, you can ground yourself to the mat and ground the mat itself to something else.

 

I like it, although I do wish I had bought the bigger one.

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Just now, Crunchy Dragon said:

It's pretty nice, you can ground yourself to the mat and ground the mat itself to something else.

 

I like it, although I do wish I had bought the bigger one.

The 47x23 is only 10 dollars more than the 23x23 version on Amazon. Was that the price difference when you purchased yours? Or has it since gone down?

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1 minute ago, DVA said:

The 47x23 is only 10 dollars more than the 23x23 version on Amazon. Was that the price difference when you purchased yours? Or has it since gone down?

I don't remember, it's been a few years.

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15 hours ago, DVA said:

I was honestly thinking of buying that exact mat! My only dilemma is justifying the price when my dining room table gets the job done :d but I'm glad to see this in here tbh. 

14 hours ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

It's pretty nice, you can ground yourself to the mat and ground the mat itself to something else.

 

I like it, although I do wish I had bought the bigger one.

I have personally never used the grounding strap on the one I have. I jsut use it as a really nice clean area to build. Plus it has basically a bunch of info thats usefull like exact screw types, pin layouts if I ever needed to rewire something and a GPU disassembly area which will come in handy when (if) I ever do hardline watercooling and need to put on a GPU block. 

 

Since I've been building a lot of computers for friends lately I've gotten a lot of use out of it, but for someone who builds a PC every few years, the cardboard box is just as convenient and free.

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The dinner's room hardwood table.

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15 hours ago, King Poet said:

 

 

Before I was using wet grass.

Nothing like building a new rig in the garden. in the rain. ?

 

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1 minute ago, Nicnac said:

Nothing like building a new rig in the garden. in the rain. ?

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My TV room's hardwood center table

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Plywood desk at the moment. Planning to get a mod mat from Gamers Nexus. 

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Just now, MEC-777 said:

Plywood desk at the moment. Planning to get a mod mat from Gamers Nexus. 

I didn't even know he had his own. I'll have to check it out. 

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11 minutes ago, DVA said:

I didn't even know he had his own. I'll have to check it out. 

His mats are pretty cool but it costs around $100. I build on a wooden table. I use same table to build my electronic and RC stuff. As long as the place is clean and MB is on a non conductive surface, it is good. I have a grounding strap but I rarely use one. I just discharge myself (touch a conductive surface) before removing electronic components.

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i just use my desk in my office. Then again, i haven't opened my system in about a year... 

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