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The Rosewill 146-piece toolkit has everything you need for tinkering with or building a PC. Not only can it be used for on a desktop PC, but also notebooks and other devices, especially ones where the manufacturer uses uncommon screws (looking at you Apple).

Our pick

Rosewill 146-piece

Everything you need to tinker with a PC.

This toolkit from Rosewill houses a cable cutter, hammer, brush, tape, flashlight, anti-static tag, and even a reversible ratch handle — everything you need for taking apart your PC to carry out some upgrades.

Who should buy this toolkit

Do you have a desktop PC that you need to open up and replace a part like a motherboard? Do you want to get into PC building and create something incredible? You'll need a toolkit, and this is a great one.

Is it a good time to buy this toolkit?

Tools aren't usually replaced by better models and everything contained within this kit will be useful in decades to come. Now is as good a time as any to pick one up.

Reasons to buy

  • Everything you need.
  • Hard case.
  • Soldering iron.

Reasons not to buy

  • A little pricey.

Why Rosewill's 146-piece toolkit is the best for PC tinkering

This Rosewill 146-piece toolkit has everything you need to not only get inside and manage your desktop PC, but also your laptop, smartphone, office equipment, and everything else in between. The tools themselves are of good quality and will endure years of use, backed by a one-year limited warranty.

A toolkit is an important accessory for any tech enthusiast to have. There's going to be a time when you need to get inside a device, whether it be for repairs or simpler curiosity. This kit has it all. Here's everything that's contained within this package:

  • 33-piece security bit and socket set.
  • Soldering iron, wick and solder reel.
  • Precision screwdriver set.
  • Reversible ratchet handle.
  • IC extractor.
  • Three prong holder.
  • Magnetic pickup tool.
  • Electronic tester screwdriver.
  • Mini flashlight with batteries.
  • Anti-static wrist strap.
  • 6-inch Philips 1 screwdriver.
  • 5-inch Long nose pliers.
  • 5-inch Wire stripper.
  • 4.5-inch Side cutter.
  • 8-inch Crimping tool.
  • Tweezers.
  • PVC tape.
  • Mini hammer.
  • Penknife.

It's a pricey package at $60, but is well worth the cost if you're an enthusiast and will be using the tools on a regular basis. Should you only plan to access your desktop Pc every once in a while, you may want to look at a cheaper recommendation below.

Alternatives to the Rosewill 146-piece toolkit

As outlined already, our highlight recommendation is a little on the pricey side and may be out your budget. This is where our alternative recommendations come into play.

Runner-up

Rosewill 45-piece

A great value-driven middle ground kit.

If you want something between affordable and premium, this Rosewill 38-piece toolkit is an ideal compromise. You'll only lose out on some of the more optional tools while saving some money and still able to get inside most devices.

Another solution from Rosewill, which includes a total of 45 tools for PC and other electronics tinkering. As well as the usual screwdriver and tip bundle, there are pliers, cutters, hex keys, tweezers, anti-static wrist strap, and a few extras. Not quite as barebones as cheaper kits but still missing other handy options like tape, lighting, and a hammer.

Budget pick

Yougai 38-piece

Cheap, compact, but has all the essentials.

Sometimes you don't need countless screwdriver tips, a brush, cable cutter, among other tools. This is what makes the Yougai toolkit more appealing for someone who won't be tinkering with hardware too often.

The Yougai toolkit is perfect for those who only require basic screwdriver tips and spudgers. There isn't a flashlight, nor is there a wire cutter, but for absolute PC building essentials, you'll be able to do pretty much everything with this kit. It's also fairly affordable, considering you will not only have tips for all manner of PC component and case screws, but also more fiddly ones on laptops and smartphones.

Bottom line

The choice depends on what you need, how much you have available to spend and how often you'll take apart hardware. Should you want the best of the best, go with the Rosewill 146-piece toolkit. The Yougai 38-piece is great for those just starting out or who don't plan on doing much tinkering at all.

Credits — The team that worked on this guide

Rich Edmonds is a staff reviewer at Windows Central, which means he tests out more software and hardware than he cares to remember. Joining Mobile Nations in 2010, you can usually find him inside a PC case tinkering around when not at a screen fighting with Grammarly to use British words. Hit him up on Twitter: @RichEdmonds.

Cale Hunt is a full-time writer for Windows Central, focusing mainly on PC hardware and VR. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and when he has some free time you can usually find him practicing guitar or reorganizing his ever-growing library. If you hear him say "Sorry!" it's only because he's Canadian.

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