Whether you’re building a PC completely new, are upgrading an older build, or are tinkering with a pre-built desktop PC or pre-built gaming PC, having the right tools and accessories at hand for the job will make your experience so much better.

I’ve attempted in the past to put together a PC with the gear I had lying around the house, and I wouldn’t recommend it. The proper tools and accessories for building PCs really don’t cost much, especially when compared to the price of the actual PC hardware, and you won’t have to spend extra time fixing mistakes caused by improper handling and assembly.