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Build Advice PC Tool kit Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Salty Wagyu, 4 Mar 2011.

  1. Salty Wagyu

    Salty Wagyu moo

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    I'm looking to buy a PC toolkit for PC maintenance as the ones I have are inadequate - screwdrivers are not magnetic and it's made with small cheap plastic handles that have no grip whatsoever.

    I looked on newegg to get an idea and they have Rosewill RTK-045 which gets a lot of good reviews, but there are no Rosewill products whatsoever in the UK.

    What can you all recommend, and purchasable in the UK for a decent price? (under £30)
     
  2. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    I tend only to use a screwdriver with my PC so any reasonable ratchet screwdriver and a bit kit should do you fine.

    If you want a bit more, this is basic but has pretty much everything I think you'd need: http://cpc.farnell.com/duratool/d00029/tool-kit-electronics-duratool/dp/TL10269

    As with most things, it's worth just stopping and thinking what you're actually needing. Once you've decided, have a look on ebay or similar and see what's on offer.
     
  3. Salty Wagyu

    Salty Wagyu moo

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    Thanks for your reply, will check out your link.

    I'm generally happy to get a complete set as I do not know what I need exactly when it comes to screwdriver sizes and so on.

    Another thing I forgot to mention about my current screwdrivers - they're probably so bad that they have in the past destroyed the tip of some screws, my first gen xbox for example when I was modding it. So I am looking for something with a bit more quality to prevent this.
     
  4. r3loaded

    r3loaded Well-Known Member

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    Ratcheting screwdriver, thin metal screwdrivers and a screw extractor are all you really need tbh.
     
  5. adam_bagpuss

    adam_bagpuss Have you tried turning it off/on ?

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  7. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    My tool kit:
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    zip ties and canned airs too but they really aren't tools
     
  8. DMU_Matt

    DMU_Matt mmmm cheesy

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    I have something similar, though it has a soldering iron and torch etc.
    Though I'll be honest - the only things I use is the screwdriver and the little grippy thing that can pick up a dropped screw, and the torch
     
  10. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    single Phillips head screwdriver. nothing else is needed.

    oh, and compressed air for cleaning.
     
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  12. Salty Wagyu

    Salty Wagyu moo

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    Cheers everyone! :thumb:

    Might be going for the 43 piece from Maplins as Amazon don't seem to be selling the Belkin 36 piece at the moment
     

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