Almost every time I plug in a USB device, it will lock my computer up, leaving me with a completely unresponsive black screen, with everything in the case still operating (fans, drive, lights, etc). I caught on and realized static shocks were causing the issue. If I take the USB tip and tap it against the metal case, releasing the static, and THEN plug it in, I never get the issue.
My question is how could I fix this? It occurs with every single USB port on my tower: rear mobo ports, PCI adapter ports, case (plugged into headers) ports, and hubs plugged into any of the above. I had the idea of connecting a wire to the metal frame of each port, and connecting that to the case, grounding them, but I'd have to do this to every single port I have. Is there one central place (I'm guessing somewhere on the mobo) where the issue might lie?
I have a GA-MA785GM-US2H mobo, CoolerMaster RC-310 case.