Hello i am going to be building my first pc in a few weeks time and i am very nervous as i am on a tight budget and don't want to break any of my parts and was just wondering if it is worth buying a anti-static mat and wrist strap to prevent static electricity from breaking my pc?
This is the one i am planning to buy: http://www.amazon.co.uk/LINDY-43080-Anti-Static-Service...
its only worth it if the place you live in produces a lot of static, other than that buying it is almost worthless as you can just sit in a chat/stand next to your case and touch it to release the static
All you have to do is make sure you build on a clean surface and you'll be fine. Unless you're working with live (powered on) equipment you don't need to purchase that - and for the most part you won't.