Debunking Popular PC Myths
Created by Jimmy Thang and Paul Lilly on
You Need to Wear an Anti-Static Wrist Strap to Build or Modify Your PC
While it's true that your PC components can be damaged by static electricity, which can particularly build up if you're working on a computer in a carpeted environment, you don't need to wear an anti-static wrist strap to build or modify your gaming rig.
You can skirt around this issue by grounding yourself by touching metal before you build. For instance, you can touch your metal case. Just make sure that you touch metal every so often to ground yourself as you're building, and you'll be good to go.