We've been putting together PCs for more than a decade and have a vast wealth of knowledge when it comes to everything you need to be adequately equipped, which includes a handy set of tools. Here are some toolkits you should consider buying, whether you're replacing a hard drive or putting together a new build.
Recommended by the pros
The official toolkit from the professionals who document taking apart different products. You’ve got the basics right here. The iFixit professional kit has 64 driver bits, several device opening picks, and specialty tools for working on computers, laptops, cell phones, and gaming devices. Everything is covered by a lifetime warranty.
Everything you need
The Rosewill toolkit houses plenty of screw heads, a cable cutter, hammer, brush, tape, flashlight, anti-static tag, and more. It has star bits and spanner bits and hex bits and key bits and several torque screwdrivers. There isn’t much that is missing from this comprehensive toolkit.
All the driving screws
This is the most barebones kit you’ll need. It includes nothing more than a screwdriver, numerous tips, and an anti-static strap. The GANGZHIBAO toolkit has screwdriver magnetized tips that are compatible with Xbox and Playstation controllers, MacBook, digital and analog watches, and even glasses. An extender is included for hard to reach crevices.
A basic kit
Sometimes you don’t need countless screwdriver tips, a brush, cable cutter, among many other tools. This multipurpose kit is for you. The CB 38-piece toolkit is great for quick fixes in desktop computers, laptops, cell phones, and tablets. It includes a pentalobe star, .8mm, and tri-wing tip screwdrivers, which are specifically needed for Apple products.
A precision tool set
This Royace 199-piece screwdriver kit is excellent for PC work, including building your own computer from the ground up. This kit comes with an electric screwdriver and a magnetic sleeve to keep all your precious screws safe. Also included are three impact drivers specifically designed for Playstation consoles.
Packing your toolbox
The choice of which toolkit is best for you depends on what you need, how much you have available to spend, and how often you'll take apart hardware. Our recommendation for most PC owners goes to the iFixit Essential Electronics Toolkit. It's high-quality, houses plenty of tools, and is available at a budget-friendly price.
Should you want the best of the best, go with the Rosewill 146-piece toolkit. This kit has everything you'll need to tinker around your PC builds, including some optional extras like tape, a flashlight, anti-static tag, and more.