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If I'm Forced to Upgrade Now...
07-26-2011, 10:43 PM,
#21
RE: If I'm Forced to Upgrade Now...
I run Crysis on max settings Big Grin
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07-29-2011, 02:52 PM,
#22
RE: If I'm Forced to Upgrade Now...
Parts have arrived! I was amazed that UPS delivered everything to me at once, since the case was on 3-day and the parts were on 2-day. Huzzah!

...but I don't have time to start until tomorrow. Angry
I'm just sitting in my living room staring at the packages before I have to leave for work.
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07-29-2011, 03:25 PM,
#23
RE: If I'm Forced to Upgrade Now...
At least you got your parts before the beginning of the weekend Wink
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07-29-2011, 03:41 PM,
#24
RE: If I'm Forced to Upgrade Now...
Good point, I was very worried about getting the innards today and the case Monday. THAT would have been particularly aggravating.

A quick question about static: I've been reading up on it, and I picked up a wrist strap from Radio Shack. What is the appropriate way to ground myself with the strap? The case has no bare metal (even the inside is painted black), and although I have a surge protector, the outlets in my apartment are old, two-pronged ones. Should I be worried? The floors are hardwood, so I planned to build on the floor of my living room, then put the assembled rig on the desk.

I've set aside tomorrow to tackle the project, along with my friend who has some prior building experience. Wish me luck!
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07-29-2011, 04:15 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-29-2011, 04:17 PM by Brian.)
#25
RE: If I'm Forced to Upgrade Now...
If you can't ground yourself using the case, just touch the metal faucet. That's all you need to do. In fact, grounding yourself using the faucet is the absolute best way.

Since you have the old two-pronged power thingys, get an adapter for the two prong to three prong and use it correctly. The third prong is the ground.
Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced CPU: Intel Core i7 2600K CPU Cooler: Thermalright Silver Arrow CPU TIM: Thermalright Chill Factor III GPU: Sapphire Radeon 6970 VGA Cooler: Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus SSD: Crucial M4 256GB HDD: Samsung F3 1TB Motherboard: ASRock P67 PRO3 RAM: 4x4GB (16GB) Kingston HyperX DDR3 1600MHz Optical Drive: ASUS 24X PSU: 550W Kingwin Lazer 80 Plus Platinum Fan Controller: Scythe Kaze Q12 Sound Card: Asus Xonar Essence STX Keyboard: Rosewill RK-9000 Cherry MX Blue Mouse: Logitech G500 Monitor: Sceptre 27"
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07-29-2011, 06:42 PM,
#26
RE: If I'm Forced to Upgrade Now...
I have those 2-to-3-prong adapters already, I was just wondering if plugging the case into the wall and leaving it off would still ground it and make it an appropriate attachment for the wrist strap.

This "faucet," is that a technical term for something on the case? Or are you talking about an actual sink faucet? Pardon the noobiness. Confused
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07-29-2011, 06:45 PM, (This post was last modified: 07-29-2011, 06:45 PM by Brian.)
#27
RE: If I'm Forced to Upgrade Now...
Actual sink faucet. Where do the pipes go? Into the ground. That's why it's the best grounding possible. Just touch the faucet once in a while and you'll be fine.
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07-29-2011, 07:00 PM,
#28
RE: If I'm Forced to Upgrade Now...
So, is that a no on the wrist strap, or should I do my work near a sink?
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07-29-2011, 07:23 PM,
#29
RE: If I'm Forced to Upgrade Now...
I'm saying that a wrist strap isn't necessary, and you don't need to work near the sink, just poke the faucet once in a while.
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07-29-2011, 07:25 PM,
#30
RE: If I'm Forced to Upgrade Now...
Okay, thanks! My last job cancelled and I found myself with extra time today, but I was terrified of taking out my motherboard and frying it without being grounded. I feel slightly less terrified now.

Just out of curiosity, what would I attach the strap to if I wanted to use it for peace of mind?
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