5 Tools Every PC Gamer Needs to Build a PC

No matter which game you like to play, every PC gamer needs certain tools to build a PC. And if you want to make sure you do the job right, you should invest as much time in your toolkit as you do on your PC hardware.

Here are five tools every PC gamer needs to build a PC:

1. Screwdriver



A screwdriver is the most important tool a PC gamer will need to build a PC. Almost every piece of PC hardware requires screws and building a PC will be impossible without this tool. Do yourself a favor and invest in a quality screwdriver because chances are you’ll use it often.

Recommended: magnetic screwdriver or electric screwdriver

2. Cable Ties


It’s no secret NZXT loves good cable management – that’s why we include tie-down points on our PC cases. But besides being nice to look at, proper cable management will make it easier for your PC to breathe. It also makes it easier to upgrade your PC when the time comes.

Recommended: plastic ties or velcro straps

3. Air Duster


Building a PC is only half the battle. If you plan on actually using your PC for gaming, you’ll also need to perform regular maintenance on it during the building process. There’s not bigger enemy to a PC than dust so remember to keep the air flowing throughout the entire building process.

Recommended: disposable air dusters

4. Accessory Tools


You don’t really need any more tools to build a PC besides a screwdriver, but having them will make your life a lot easier. A handful of tools will go a long way and help you do the job right the first time. They’ll also help you get to those hard-to-reach nooks and crannies inside your PC.

Recommended: wire cutters, tweezers, and needle nose pliers

5. PC Monitoring Software


There’s nothing worse than building a PC and not knowing if you did it right. The frustration that comes along with spending time and money fixing a PC is never a good time. Save yourself the hassle and install PC monitoring software so you can keep an active eye on your PC.

Recommended: CAM

What’s Inside Your Toolbox?

Every PC gamer is different – and so is their toolbox. What tools do you use to keep your PC running sharp? Do you have any more hilarious stock photographs to contribute? Let us know in the comments below!

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