What screwdrivers will I have to use. Is it just a Phillips or will I need others? Thanks
To add to what everyone else has said, I'd highly recommend that one of your Philips head screwdrivers have a magnetic tip. It won't hurt any components - contrary to the myth out there that they can. But it'll make life much better when trying to put in screws in hard to reach places like back corner motherboard standoff mounts, etc.
For the most part, you'll only need a phillips (or 2). But I recommend a nut driver too. I find it very convenient. Just a personal preference.
Put it this way, if all you have is a phillips screwdriver, you'll probably be fine.
I have a little toolkit that cost me about $10:
- 1/8" Flat Screwdriver
- 3/16" Flat Screwdriver
- #0 Phillips Screwdriver
- #1 Phillips Screwdriver
- 3/16" Nut Driver
- 1/4" Nut Driver
I'll add to that a pair of tweezers. More than once I've dropped a screw into a case and had to dig it out. Maybe I'm just clumsy like that.
Phillips screw driver and your hands. Done.
One thing I found extremely helpful was my Petzl headlamp.
I also used a pair of needle nose pliers to gently unplug one of the case fans from the motherboard after I decided I wanted to plug it in a different place.
A small box cutter is nice for opening all those boxes.
A camera for taking pictures to show off your work.
Finally, a glass of scotch on the rocks to calm the nerves.
Could always have an anti static wrist band if you wanna be really safe