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 +====== General Build Guide ======
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 +  - Be careful of electric shock. Disconnect the power before working on a computer. NEVER dismantle a PSU, there are lethal voltages and currents inside and you can still get a shock off them even when they are disconnected from mains power. Computer parts are replaceable,​ you are not.
 +  - Be careful of the sharp edges of the computer case/​chassis. This tends not to be so much of a problem these days as contemporary computer cases tend to be made better now.
 +  - Disconnect the power before connecting or disconnecting cables or components. If power is still going to the motherboard while you are carrying out these activities you might damage the electronics.
 +  - Always use an antistatic wrist band when handling the components.
 +  - Don’t build your server on a surface that is or could become heavily electrostatically charged (e.g. carpets, etc).
 +  - Certain types of clothing are more prone to electrostatic build-up than others (in the past Fester built all his computers in a gorgeous diaphanous negligee, but was building up too much charge. I now wear nothing more than a cheeky smile and the thong).
 +  - Don’t grab the contacts when handling components. Even the cleanest hands have a thin film of grease on them which you will transfer to the copper contacts.
 +  - Good cable management will slightly improve air flow around your components. Take some time on this and do a little planning (I tend to get the power cables in first and then the data cables).
 +  - Have a good supply of cable ties, these will help you with cable management.
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 +(If anyone can think of anything else that should go in this section let me know and if it’s reasonable and I have time, I will add it.)
  
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