View Full Version : tool kit to build

06-08-06, 11:48 PM
soo uhh i need a lil toolkit to build my first pc... all the non magnetic screw drivers n tweezers etc.. ne1 kno where i can find a good kit for like under $20?

06-09-06, 12:06 AM
why do you need a toolkit, how hard is it to find screwdrivers and tweezers?

06-09-06, 12:12 PM
i dunno i was readin online that i need like special screw drivers n such... o well guess i can scrounge through the tool box n find somethin

06-09-06, 12:28 PM
You don't really need "special" screw drivers. You just don't want a screw driver too big since it will most likely get in the way or won't fit.

EDIT: Probably shouldn't need to say this but stay away from electrical/battery powered screw drivers.

06-09-06, 03:06 PM
Probably shouldn't need to say this but stay away from electrical/battery powered screw drivers.

really now? lol how bout a magnetic screw driver that would be good right? ;)

06-09-06, 03:20 PM
Magnets and pc components don't really sound like a good match to me. However I haven't personally tried using a tool with a magnetic tip or end in a pc.

Maybe someone else can inform you on that.

06-09-06, 03:24 PM
ive never had a problem using a magnetic screw driver to tell you the truth, its good if your case is sorta messy so you dont drop and loose the screw.

06-09-06, 05:15 PM
staples has one. comes with jumpers and crap too.

Linky (http://www.staples.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/StaplesProductDisplay?zipCode=12180&jspStoreDir=Staples&catalogId=10051&errorUrl=zipcode&krypto=mfxq1nTSMWh0shUQOLdqejr6zGQ2Y8NL&cm_mmc=Pricegrabber-_-Shopping-_-ProductFeed-_-listing&ts=1149891262668&langId=-1&partNumber=486108&storeId=10001&ddkey=StaplesZipCodeAdd)

not under 20, but a good kit nonetheless. my bro's got one.

06-09-06, 08:43 PM
I build computers and repair computers all day every day. Magnetic tip screwdrivers are a MUST HAVE. It is incredibly annoying to be working in a tiny cramped OEM Micro-atx case and drop a screw onto the motherboard through a rats nest of cables. You either grab it with a magnetic tip screwdriver or turn the thing over and start shaking it. heh

06-09-06, 09:08 PM
yea tbh, magnetic screw drivers are so weak, i bet they wouldnt do anything unless you pressed it against the BIOS chip.

ive used magnetic tip screw drivers in my case before. no damage. and as was stated, theyre awesome for pickin up dropped screws.