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Metalive

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Do I need to worry about static when I build my PC? If so, what should I do?

Also, I'm trying to find a good 19 inch LCD moniter for under $400. Can you guys reccomend some, or tell me what I should look for?
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u should always take a precaustion when building a pc towards static

static can damage yoru coomponants and then its a bit buggered

there are three options you have..

1: buy an antistatic mat

stand on it when building

2: by an anti static wristband..

earth yourself when building

3: put both hands on the side of your case before building

this gets rid of static in your body before building.. but dont build on a carpet or owt coz ull just build up charge again :tazz:
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Static can affect your building in many ways, if you get the slightest spark and fry one of your parts your done and have to order a new one as there is no way to restore it. As the other poster has suggested methods to take before building, make sure you follow those, you can buy an antistatic band pretty cheap if your very worried about it

As for the moniter- look here at Tigerdirect or here at Newegg

Good Luck :tazz:
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Thanks, but about the moniter...

I know absolutely nothing about them. What should I be looking at? It's for a gaming PC BTW.
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just touch some metal with your hands and don't move your fet or legs on carpet/rug while yuo're making it or better yet sit in a chair thats leather or something and not having any parts of your body touch the ground. and if you want to be extra caerful get the anti static wristband like knaggsy said at your nearest computer store you can ask the staff they'll know what you're talking about.
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