[[fester:build_general]]

Differences

This shows you the differences between two versions of the page.

Link to this comparison view

fester:build_general [2016/06/07 23:25]
dan created
fester:build_general [2016/06/07 23:26] (current)
dan
Line 1: Line 1:
 ====== General Build Guide ====== ====== General Build Guide ======
  
-  - +  - 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. 
-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. +  - 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). 
-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. +  - 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.
- +
-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.+
  
 (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.) (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.)
  
  • fester/build_general.txt
  • Last modified: 2016/06/07 23:26
  • by dan