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Old 02-11-2006, 08:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all. I've finaly decided to build a comp for the first time. I just have one question.

Where do you suggest I look for the propper tools? Such as, ESD wrist strap, non magnetic screwdriver and the like? Sorry for the noob questions, but I want my first building experience to be a good one. lol


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Old 02-11-2006, 08:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the non magnetic screwdriver is easy unless you want to be picky, just make sure that it isn't magnetised, it's not really a special screwdriver. ESD wrist straps you can buy at the average electronics hobby store like Radio Shack (assuming you're american) or online http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16899888207
the wrist strap is not completely necessary but its good to see that you are prepared to do things properly

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the local hardware store would be all u need. u don't really have to go over board on the tools just go get some cheap set of screw drivers.
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Old 02-11-2006, 09:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I like using magnetic tiped screwdrivers, they make things easier. The magnetic tip is not going to harm your computer, there is a magnet within your hard drive. It would take something like an industrial grade magnet to harm anything in your computer, with the exception of a floppy disk.
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You should be able to get all of your tools at a local computer store or radio shack or the likes. Magnetized screwdrivers are fine. We work with them all the time in my computer class. They havent caused any problems.
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well in my opinion its always better safe than sorry. as soon as i have a hdd in my case the magnetised screwdrivers are out the window, i will use them to mount a motherboard though.
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lol. But there is a magnet within Hard drives. Oh well, I'll leave it at that.
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Thanks guys! I appreciate the help. I'll probably just run to radio shack and get the stough. Then again, I did find this on the net. http://www.pc-extras.com/prods/tk29pc.html

Be nice to have everything in an organized pouch. lol
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