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Old 02-15-2008, 04:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default total newbie, what tools to buy for building first PC?

I found this place from another message board, and i plan to lurk for a bit and read up/research building a PC, but in the meantime, i'd like to order all the pertinent tools and set up a work area in a spare room.

so far the only thing i've done is pick out a case (asus vento 3600). it won't be a gaming pc, but it's so ****ed stylish

much thanks
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Old 02-15-2008, 04:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: total newbie, what tools to buy for building first PC?

You don't necesarlity need specific tools for PC building, you need however anon magnetic phillips screwdriver and a workbench. To prevent static damage to your components you need to earth yourself by touching the backof the case.
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Default Re: total newbie, what tools to buy for building first PC?

Yeah, barely any tools are needed when putting a computer together, as nickm926 mentioned a phillips screwdriver will do. Maybe get an anti-static wrist strap too, however it's not really needed.
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Default Re: total newbie, what tools to buy for building first PC?

I just build of my mb box with the static bag on top.
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Default Re: total newbie, what tools to buy for building first PC?

Make sure you have lots of tea... because it can get frustrating and thirsty. But in the end you will be like "God, thank you for tea"
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feel free to substitute tea w/ beer
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...and your mobo with the closest look alike
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Old 02-15-2008, 12:21 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Default Re: total newbie, what tools to buy for building first PC?

I always get sweaty palms and get very hot and sweaty when I build computers.

No joke.

Moist wet naps would do the trick eh?
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Default Re: total newbie, what tools to buy for building first PC?

replace beer with rum and coke. Also i tend to keep papertowels close as you never know when part of the machine is going to bite you. Bloody computer parts arent cool.
Duct tape
screw driver
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Thats pretty much the extent of what i have ever needed, and i take my machine apart quite often.
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he's probably going to end up drunk and rowdy while building a computer
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