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What tools do you realistically need to assemble a computer?

#1samatashPosted 11/8/2012 1:19:31 PM
I don't have one of those fancy anti-static wrist wraps but I'll just touch the computer case to discharge any buildup.

I presume I pretty much only need some screwdrivers (probably medium size).

But am I missing any other tools?
#2ShubPosted 11/8/2012 1:20:30 PM
In most cases you should only need a Phillips head screwdriver.
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#3DV8ingSourcesPosted 11/8/2012 1:21:24 PM
From: Shub | #002
In most cases you should only need a Phillips head screwdriver.

Yep.

Any other tools or attachments should come with the case or whatever device you buy.
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#4KidInTheHallPosted 11/8/2012 1:22:37 PM
I used a anti-static wrsit strap, phillips head and a set of diagonal cutters for my zip ties.
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#5samatash(Topic Creator)Posted 11/8/2012 1:22:40 PM
Thanks guys.
#6doomviPosted 11/8/2012 1:25:15 PM
I would suggest one of these, when I built mine I used about half of the tools.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16899261002
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#7GM_Posted 11/8/2012 1:32:14 PM
Screw driver only. Maybe an anti-static wrist thing if you're paranoid.
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#8StopthinkPosted 11/8/2012 1:49:01 PM
Fingers
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imo for the tight asses
#9KillerTrufflePosted 11/8/2012 1:50:56 PM
From: Shub | #002
In most cases you should only need a Phillips head screwdriver.

This is for the most part all I have ever needed. The exception is the little hex wrench for my aftermarket CPU heatsink, but that actually came *with* the heatsink, so the only tool you should need to provide is a Philips.

From: Stopthink | #008
Fingers


Are you also using thumbscrews for motherboard risers and to secure the motherboard *to* the risers?
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#10KillerTrufflePosted 11/8/2012 1:51:52 PM
From: doomvi | #006
I would suggest one of these, when I built mine I used about half of the tools.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16899261002

What on earth were you doing inside that thing that you needed even half of those tools? @_@ Building your own motherboard from scratch too or something?
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