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#1 Mikky004

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 02:04 PM

What tools do I need to build my computer?



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#2 Planemaster2

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 02:09 PM

A screw driver, some zip ties for cable management and the parts themselves. You can also have an anti-static wrist band to reduce chance of damaging computer components.



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Posted 31 May 2017 - 02:21 PM

I have found that a headlamp (i.e. those hiking type lights you strap to your forehead) can be useful at times. Or just a flashlight if you don't want to go to the extreme of a headlamp.

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 05:51 PM

rare to need much more than this....

 

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 09:48 PM

A screwdriver, a light of some kind and patience.

 

There are some cheap toolkits one can buy if unsure what screwdriver to use.

 

https://www.amazon.com/Belkin-55-Piece-Computer-Tool-Black/dp/B00004Z6N6?th=1

 

Or a multi bit screwdriver:

https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-69-189-Ratcheting-Multi-Bit-Screwdriver/dp/B002I3TDP0/ref=sr_1_1?m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&s=power-hand-tools&ie=UTF8&qid=1496803657&sr=1-1&refinements=p_89%3AStanley%2Cp_6%3AATVPDKIKX0DER

 

and a flashlight


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Posted 07 June 2017 - 08:32 AM

Not a "tool" but valuable...the motherboard manual, along with any instructions for mounting CPU heatsink/fan.  As mentioned above by several, I find a screwdriver and flashlight the only "tools" needed.

 

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Posted 08 June 2017 - 04:31 PM

I will add that a long handled screw driver can be useful at times. I got a couple strictly for the purposes of computer building. When doing the screws that hold the motherboard down, I found that a few near the edge of the motherboard at the back of the case could be a challenge when using a typical length screw driver. You either bang your hand/knuckles against the case or it is a challenge to even turn the screw driver due the proximity of the case back. With the screw drivers I have now, the actual handle of the screw driver is fully outside the case and this mades things a lot easier on the build I just did.

Also, some nut driver heads can be useful. While case typically come with a nut-to-phillips adapter to help install standoffs, I found it just easier to put an appropriate sized nut driver bit on my ratcheting screwdriver. This actually can in very handy this time as CoolerMaster did a poor job on threading three of the standoff holes on my case. It took a little bit of effort to get the standoffs "bite" and I am not sure how well that would have worked with using the adapter and a phillips head screw driver.

Neither of the above is required by any means, but I found them definitely to be of benefit during my last build...in addition to the head lamp I was using.

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Posted 17 June 2017 - 11:16 AM

Don't forget the thermal compound.  Not a tool, but it will stop the build if you haven't got it.






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