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what cheap usefull thing should all pc enthusiasts have?

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like the title says what thing do you think all people should have available to use?

My addition would be this IDE / SATA to usb adapter that I bought for $15 I think, it came with a power supply with a single molex plug and molex / sata adapter and a sata cableI use this a couple times a week and it has IDE sata and laptop ide. it works with HDD's and dvd/cd drives, I used it to reinstall windows on a laptop with a broken dvd drive.

oh and an anti static wrist band, I have never had a problem with static but my friend fried my 9800gtx with static once so I am careful ever since then. luckily xfx was awesome and rma'd it and even paid for the return shipping.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000YJBL78

link is to what I got except mine is all black and didn't come in a box

List so far of the "LTT forums OFFICIALLY unofficial tool kit"

1. screw driver set W/ torx and obscure and small bits
2. esd wrist band
3. power supply jumper / peice of wire or paper clip
4. flashlight
5. sata/ide to usb converter
6. microfiber cloth
7. flash drive W/ antivirus and other utilites
8. multi meter
9. a copy of hirens boot disk
10. various cables usb/Rj-45/D-sub/ect.
11. zip ties
12. confirmed working ram
13. surge protector


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For myself, A tool kit! Screw drives, including torx and other weird bits, pliers, soldering iron, knife. A lot of that stuff is more tech enthusiast and electronic related than specifically pc, but its still useful to have!

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audio card ( let aside new ASUS mobos ) 

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A flash drive


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wireless pci-e card


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i dont even ground when i go deepah in to my case

but i think an essential would be a kick-ass usb eg 64gb

and a sound card of good wuality


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tool kit, flash drive and a mug of tea.


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a hammer.

 

I just use a multitool as a substitute for that! Much easier to carry, and I'm sure people would look at you strangely if you walked around with a hammer!

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I just use a multitool as a substitute for that! Much easier to carry, and I'm sure people would look at you strangely if you walked around with a hammer!

 

 

a hammer.

I agree with hammer. Most versatile tool ever.


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my tool kit consists of:

1X screwdriver

 

 

thats it, i have had it for 6 years, its nothing special but i love it, its solid and robust.


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A knife, I lost my toolkit when building a pc and had to tighten all the screws with a steak knife.


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I've found  a LED flashlight to be a great aid. Mine is powered by a single AA cell and illuminates dark corners in a pc case well. :D


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A paperclip does the same.

And there's my point: paperclip! Use it to extract power connectors, jump start your PSU. You could even install a fan with those if you're aiming for ghetto pure!

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Business cards of a computer tech (not yourself)....just for when your family says "can you fix.." "how do I..."

 

In all serious though, an usb to bluetooth is my favorite


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Don't use static wristband at all i touch metal grounded objects tough before touching stuff.

Never been issue.

Anyway multi meter very usefull and cheap.

I sugest having this not just for pc, you can bassicly even use it to test if speakers have burned voicecoils for example.

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Microfiber cloth

 

Not that I think this is the only thing one should have, but it's something that hasn't been listed yet ;)

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A flash light if your house light is too dim. :P


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A girlfriend


Why do i always get blue screens? Why not a red one for a change?

 

 

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A girlfriend

I think most girlfriends are pretty useless when it comes to PC enthusiast stuff.


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I think most girlfriends are pretty useless when it comes to PC enthusiast stuff.

But not for pc enthusiasts. Although, some are not cheap from my experience


Why do i always get blue screens? Why not a red one for a change?

 

 

Spoiler

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A girlfriend

Not cheap.


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Usb to micro b cord.


Life is pain. Anyone who says any different is either selling something or the government.

 

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