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Hey ladies and gents what are the essentials I need to build a computer? in a few days or on the weekend i'm going to go get a job and save up $3000 for my next build, don't worry about the actual build I've got that sorted. So what essentials do I basically need?

Example: will I be needing a screwdriver? obviously, what type? I saw that its not good to use a metal one but i'm not sure.

is there anything else? I need
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post #2 of 20
A couple of different sized phillips heads is all you need (metal/magnetic is fine). Some might say anti static writs band but I have never used one and have yet to ruin a single part in all my years of building. Just touch the kitchen sink or something before you start.
    
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post #3 of 20
Phillips and slotted screwdrivers. Or a good multidriver. Whoever said you can't use metal screwdrivers is a little screwy themselves. biggrin.gif
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post #4 of 20
the need of a screwdriver is actually dependant on what type of case you have. most modern cases are designed so you don't even need a screwdriver (except to install the motherboard)

other than that you just need the basic computer components such as a CPU, RAM, motherboard, Hard drive, case, and graphics card.
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post #5 of 20
Just don't build it while on a rug, wearing socks, while dragging your feet and you will be good.
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so basically I can use a metal screwdriver? and my hands, and thats all?

Will it be better if I put shoes on? closed in shoes?
Edited by BrighteousPony - 2/5/13 at 11:15pm
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post #7 of 20
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so basically I can use a metal screwdriver? and my hands, and thats all?

Will it be better if I put shoes on? closed in shoes?

simply put... yes
Just dont wear socks and you'll be good. shoes if you want, i guess
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post #8 of 20
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so basically I can use a metal screwdriver? and my hands, and thats all?

Pretty much everything just plugs/pops in in a PC. You need 1-3 different sized phillips heads depending on your case. One to screw in the mobo. One for the case sides/ expansion slot screws and one for the HDD/SSD/optical drive screws though the last mentioned are most often toolles now days.
    
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post #9 of 20
i don't think shoes really matter too much. just as TSM106 said, don't be dragging your feet around while wearing socks. and try to ground yourself if possible.
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post #10 of 20
I was joking, but seriously don't build on a rug/carpeting. Build it on a desk off the carpet. You can build up static just by walking on a rug and that would be bad on your parts when you touch them.
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