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    PC Build; What will i need?

    im a complete n00b to PC building and i am just wondering apart from the parts what will i need?


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    Screwdriver.

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    that it? if so thats a peice of p***, was expecting it to need a few more tools than that

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    But the machines i've build have been done with just one screwdriver, cases these days tend to have thumbscrews etc, and HD's can be mounted on rails aswell - its almost a tool-less thing to do in my (albeit limited) experience.
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    plasters if you get a cheap case you'll need plenty of plasters to dress your wounds...

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    i needed some pliers when i built a mates PC, although that was only becuase of the poor case quality. If you've got a good case then just get yourself a screwdriver and your in business - u might also want something to spread the thermal paste with (bit of an old credit card works a treat)
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    £50 Case, should be ok...if not ill wear gardening gloves save my fingers from further cuts...also got a few credit cars type things laying around for thermal paste

    thanks guys

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    I think I only used a screwdriver on mine, and even then, you can get screwless cases .

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    no idea if mine has screws or not...have to check when i get it

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicksmith182 View Post
    no idea if mine has screws or not...have to check when i get it
    Youll need a torch and some eyes to do that
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    Quote Originally Posted by streetster View Post
    plasters if you get a cheap case you'll need plenty of plasters to dress your wounds...
    Ouch ... cheap case have cut my fingers in the past, building my current system I managed to butcher my little finger fitting the M/B I/O back plate to the case. My finger went through one of the PS/2 holes - got my finger stuck in the hole just had to grin and bear it and pull - lots of blood.

    Tools: strange as it sounds just a screw driver.

    Anyone who has fried a component with static will recommend an anti static straps - I have never used one. I earth myself on another electrical appliance, normally the shinny metal on the toaster in the kitchen.

    My Tip for building a new PC, add a few bits at a time. I normally connect the PSU, M/B, CPU and memory then start it up, keep adding bits (video card, HD, DVD, sound card etc) one at a time.

    A few times connected everything then power up - and nothing. Dismantle the whole thing, added a few bit at a time, and ended with everything in the same place but the PC works...

    ** Note if you do power up the PSU it can hold charge for a long time, so bear it mind if you are disconnect/connecting bits **

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    A philips screw driver, a nice case and some thermal compound.

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    ditto.. all you need is a screwdriver.. maybe some allen's key if you're using allen's screws to lock the motherboard in place..
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    ** Note if you do power up the PSU it can hold charge for a long time, so bear it mind if you are disconnect/connecting bits **
    My tip: if you want to take out a component, unplug the PSU from the wall, then press the power button on your PC, this will 'turn on' the PC and drain any residual voltage from the system (I think)
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