Original post by: Chris ,
Ok, I myaswell add one for the books... Antistactic Mat? Sure if you intend to Bench a computer that you are working on. Installing and Removing parts as necessary while providing a workspace for the job. Antistatic wristband? Sure if you want to handle static sensitive devices. But you don't really have to go to all of that extreme if you just want to do it at home and quick. The computer case itself when plugged in and turned off still provides ground just make sure the power switch either on your Power Bar or the back of your Power Supply is turned off. Using one hand to touch the metal case will discharge static. Watch out for sharp edges. If you are unsure, leave it alone. Use at your own risk. Repairs to a "ZAPPED" computer can be costly. I personally never had any trouble.