This question is about ESD-protection while installing/removing components (RAM, SSDs, etc.) inside a PC.
When grounding the GND of an USB-port to earth or to my wrist strap (as advised earlier) the moment-of-contact would be the moment i plug the USB-cable (which is attached to my wrist strap somehow) into the USB-port.
So, the USB-port is the point-of-contact where an ESD-event (due to a potential-difference) could happen at the moment-of-contact.
In theory, is the USB-port better protected when the resistor is nearby?
(Maybe far fetched question, but i'm wondering on which end of my self-made cable i should place a resistor.)