Does static really matter with a pc build? - bolt

Hello everyone,

I bought a new processor motherboard and ram for my build and I was wondering does static really matter when building a pc? If so what should I do to prevent damage? If your wondering a bought a x470 auorus ultra gaming motherboard ryzen 7 2700x and 8 gig vengeance.

Any suggestions?

make certain you have touched earth before touching the components or get an earth lead to wrap around the wrist that connects to a work mat as you could damage the parts, I have the B450 and Ryzen 2700x with 32 gig memory and installed after touching earth first

some dont think its necessary but it is unless your not worried about losing a component, a high static discharge can cause a lot of damage to any electrical circuit.

Does static really matter with a pc build? - Engineer Andy

Certainly worth paying a few quid for an earthing lead to prevent damage to parts costing possibly 100x as much!

Does static really matter with a pc build? - bathtub tom

I retired nearly twenty years ago. We were using anti-static mats and linked wrist straps then. I'm sure what was true in those days still applies now (unless I'm really out of touch).

Does static really matter with a pc build? - bolt

I retired nearly twenty years ago. We were using anti-static mats and linked wrist straps then. I'm sure what was true in those days still applies now (unless I'm really out of touch).

More so now as the nanometre size components work at lower voltage and billions more of them running risk of electrical shorts, so a static shock would destroy a component/s very easily

Though I have noticed some repair shops do not use them??, so I build/repair my own pcs ...

Does static really matter with a pc build? - Engineer Andy

I retired nearly twenty years ago. We were using anti-static mats and linked wrist straps then. I'm sure what was true in those days still applies now (unless I'm really out of touch).

More so now as the nanometre size components work at lower voltage and billions more of them running risk of electrical shorts, so a static shock would destroy a component/s very easily

Though I have noticed some repair shops do not use them??, so I build/repair my own pcs ...

Like a LOT of so-called 'professions' these days, there are a LOT of rank amateurs posing as competent professionals, yet still charge a fortune for work.

 

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