Do i need an ESD strap?

Do i really need and electro-static discharge strap when assembling a pc or does it not make much of a difference

I would say USE one, its generally a good practice to wear a strap and they can be had for pretty cheap

if its convenient for you to get, but otherwise you needn't worry.


I've never used one and I haven't broken anything yet.

At the same time though I make sure to tough something that is grounded frequently while building.

when the psu is plugged into the wall and you touch the pc case/psu enclosure, it will do the same as a esd strap, the enclosure is earthed in every psu i have pulled apart.