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What tools do you realistically need to assemble a computer?

#11KidInTheHallPosted 11/8/2012 1:59:40 PM
Probably building a bomb inside so he could sell it and send it to some government officials kid or something. F***ing terrorist.
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#12gastamanPosted 11/8/2012 2:01:42 PM
Pretty much just a screw driver. Optionally, I would like to have something to pick up screws in case they drop into the case and something to cut zip ties with.
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#13CatToyPosted 11/8/2012 2:02:02 PM
Stopthink posted...

And a thick thumb nail in exchange for a screw driver.

Realistically though, I keep a small flashlight handy as well.
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#14SpazH3dPosted 11/8/2012 2:03:31 PM
Your braaaaaaaain. It's really not that complicated. And stop using the word realistically.
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#15sprites7Posted 11/8/2012 2:19:44 PM
One straight and one philips screwdriver , and it's good.
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#16Treason686Posted 11/8/2012 2:38:08 PM
It's nice to have something magnetic to pick up screws if you drop them in the case. Also, I have a magnetic LED light with a hook. I either hook it somewhere on the case, or stick the magnet to something. It's actually designed for a car, but it works really well for a PC, too. Especially if you're wiring the front panel.

So I'd say the essential kit is:
Magnetic LED light
Philips screwdriver with a long neck
Magnet to pick up screws dropped, or even just a magnetized screwdriver.
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#17DV8ingSourcesPosted 11/8/2012 2:43:52 PM(edited)
Yeah a light is handy. I have a headlamp that works great when not working in ideal lighting conditions. 1 preferably magnetized philips 1 or 2 screwdriver and some decent lighting is all the usual build needs.

Before someone chimes in with the magnetized screwdriver being risky... its not. Do some research.
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#18brainlackPosted 11/9/2012 11:29:00 AM
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