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10 PC tools and toolkits that make tinkering with your rig a breeze

Upgrading your old PC or building a new PC doesn't have to be a stressful experience. In fact, many people enjoy the time they spend tweaking PC hardware, and most will tell you that the right tools make all the difference. But which tools should you get? Here are 10 products that should make your next upgrade or build a breeze.

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All of the above products can help when building a PC, but it's unlikely you'll need everything. If you're just starting out with your first build ever, we recommend grabbing the ORIA Precision toolkit (opens in new tab) for a well-rounded collection of common tools. Arctic MX-4 thermal paste (opens in new tab) is a must when installing a new CPU, and an HDE tester (opens in new tab) is always good to have around should you run into any problems with your PSU.

Cale Hunt
Cale Hunt

Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.