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PC building kits?

By HeadFonez
Aug 21, 2010
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  1. Any good PC building tool kits, i'm about to build my rig soon and I wanted to know what would be the best thing to get. >:p
     
  2. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,976   +956

    Well, you can buy a "bare bones" type package, then purchase the rest of the parts to turn it into a computer. OR (my favorite) figure out how much money you have to spend and pick out the parts yourself.

    There are buying and building guides here at Techspot, this for starters; http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic133075-3.html#post923060
     
  3. HeadFonez

    HeadFonez TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    Uhh, i mean't a TOOL Kit i understood how you could be misguided and edited my post.
     
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,976   +956

  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,484   +233

    It's not necessary to quote the entire post ahead of yours to reply to it.

    Is this tool kit's primary use to assemble a PC? IMO, all you really need is a #2 phillips head screwdriver, maybe a #2 flat blade screwdriver to help pry out the I/O cover plates in the back of the case and a pair of pliers to snug up motherboard standoffs to just beyond finger tight. Instead of pliers I use the proper sized 1/4" drive socket but I have a large automotive tool set from which to draw.
     
  6. HeadFonez

    HeadFonez TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    Uhh, it will be for PC building and for unscrewing stuff that is broken or old to "explore" I just don't feel like going to buy individual stuff and enjoy kits, as they usually come with a nifty storage case.
     
  7. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,484   +233

    As you may know there are many different kits with varying compositions. Take a look at what Newegg has to offer and pick one although I'm not saying you need to buy it from there. I've already stated what tools I think you need. The rest are optional.

    You could pick out a kit or two or three and link them here and ask for opinions or just go for what captaincranky suggested.
     
  8. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,976   +956

    I went through about four pages of tools, and (as one might expect), the store brand Rosewill was the most reasonable. Twenty bucks, and it does come with a wrist strap, which would be about 8 bucks anyhoo....
     
  9. HeadFonez

    HeadFonez TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    I can get a pair of pliers from my dad easily, i think i will order that kit! thank you.
     
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,976   +956

    I'm with you, cases are neat. You tend to lose less stuff when you have a visual representation of what should be there, before you put it away.
     
  11. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 903

    I can't imagine actually using close to all the things in that kit. PC's seem to pretty much just have Phillips head screws in them. If I were you, I would just get a decent screwdriver- slightly magnetic ones seem to work best, as they hold on to the screws, but don't mess up your hard drives. I've never bothered with anti-static straps ever either. I just try to touch something grounded, like a plugged in PSU, before handling more sensitive hardware.
     
     
  12. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    You don't need anything to build a computer :(.
    Screwdriver isn't even necessary because it doesn't need to be particularly tight; just bare hands will do ok. Though I definitely would advise that you get a proper phillips head, thats it though.
     
  13. HeadFonez

    HeadFonez TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 56

    I'll get a magnetic philips head, pliers and a flat head screw driver? I'm a beginner so i don't know what is needed to build a computer, and i'm like ;O
     
  14. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,377   +127

    I'll repeat myself, just a Phillips head is fine for me.
    The vast majority is just snap in place style easy-peasy.
     


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