How to Build a PC! Step-by-step (2020 Edition)

How to Build a PC! Step-by-step (2020 Edition)


What’s up ladies and gentlemen and
welcome to Robeytech the show where we get you up to speed on everything having to
do with the tech and PC world. We would say gaming, but this one.. this one’s special.
This is a DIY for a video we did a couple weeks ago which was about
building a thousand dollar PC. Not only do we just tell you about the parts that
we chose but you know we’re gonna build it today as well. If everything goes
according to plan by the end of this we will actually have a PC built. But before
I do that if you want to check out the why we chose the parts you check out
that video right here. I will also go ahead and put a link to that in the video
description below. We had a lot of comments about why we chose the parts
that we did. I wanted to spend a little time before we got into the build,
I promise we’ll get to the build quickly, on why I chose these particular parts.
This build is the most future-proof kind of cornerstone build that you can do for
a thousand dollar. Everything that I chose here, was specifically because not
only would you be able to build it but you would have a great foundation for a
build that you could upgrade later. So I didn’t choose like B450 for the
motherboard I chose X570 because I wanted you be
able to upgrade this very very easily. Same thing with the graphics card, same
thing with the cooler, same thing with the case everything was about
upgradability. You want to check out that build and why we chose this parts you
can check out that video right here. Let’s talk about the parts that we put
inside of this build. At the brain is the rise in 5 3600 this is a 6 core 12
thread CPU and processor. The reason I chose this, and the reason I chose Ryzen,
is because unlike anything choosing on Intel right now Intel is a one-trick
pony. Ryzen is kind of king, we’re gonna start
simple choose something like the 3600. This does actually have a cooler in it,
which is kind of cool, but we went ahead and did it different cooler, we’ll talk
about that here in a few minutes. For the motherboard we chose the Prime X570P. I chose specifically Asus. This is their budget board. Couple things: One I
chose x570 because it has PCIE Gen 4. Yes, yes, I know, there isn’t a real reason quite
yet for PCIe gen 4, but in the future we already actually have PCIe gen 4
graphics card coming out, and in two years if you want to upgrade to one of
those in a 3000 or 4000 in NVIDIA
series or our RDNA 2.0 then you have a board that already supports it, you’re
not going to basically having to replace your motherboard. Standard features, I
mean you still got addressable headers you’ve got plenty of M.2 space, overall
it’s an aesthetically pleasing board as well so felt like a good choice and
overall quality choice for the price. For M.2, this actually says 500 gig,
that’s because, at the time of filming the the one that we chose was 1
terabyte, we’re gonna throw 1 terabyte in this, but this is a 500 gig Western
Digital blue, again you’re looking at 2,400 megabits per second. There is
nothing faster than m.2 and I want to make sure that if you’re going to use
this for gaming or rendering or anything else that you had the fastest i/o speed.
Western Digital is a great brand right now these are going for like 99 bucks
which is why they’re always selling out. So that’s why I specifically chose this
one. I know a lot of people are like well why not throw like a physical, like a
7200 rpm drive, because bang for buck and M.2’s is actually really good right
now, and there’s just there really isn’t anything faster. For cooler this is the
Hyper 212 Black. I have used Cooler Master before, there’s lots of different options.
Trying to keep in that price point if you ever wanted to quickly, let’s
say for instance you had a 3600, you got an extra couple hundred bucks you wanted
upgraded to a 3700X, so I went with the Hyper 212. It’s really such a personal
choice, and so if you decide to go off rails, wouldn’t be surprised if something
like this was something you might do that with. G.skill Ripjaws. This is DDR4.
This is a 3600 kit at C16, compatible with this one.
Ideal for Ryzen, obviously the faster the RAM, the better it is for the CPU. I
didn’t want you to have to rebuy all of your dimms going to 3600, specifically, as
we get faster kits going further and furthe. Again, upgradeability, this is
compatible with the x570. You’ll actually see me make sure this runs when
we get this done. And we’ll upgrade that in the BIOS. Another part, and this is
the one that’s actually probably caused the most debate, and I’ll talk about this.
I did the RM 750X by Corsair. A lot of people chimed in on this because, they
were like, why 750X? Let me just be super clear, the main reason being, is: A)
Corsair makes a great great PSU. I’ve used a ton of Corsair, I’ve yet to
have one of these fail on me, in the 30 or so builds that I’ve done in the last
year and a half. The second thing is, this has two EPS connectors for CPU. If you’re
gonna talk about upgrade-ability, and know let’s say for instance,
you like, let’s say you threw a B450 or a B350 motherboard in here, and you
only got like a 650 watt or 500 watt power supply… Which would be completely
fine for this. If you decided, hey, I’m gonna go ahead and go to an X570 or an
X670 or you know, heaven forbid, a Z490 umm build later-on. Guess what! You have to
also replace your PSU, because most of those cards require two EPS CPU
connectors. So when I thought about, hey, why did I choose this specifically? A 750 watt? It is because when I went to a later build, if I wanted
to upgrade this, you’re not gonna have to replace this motherboard. This is
gonna be more than powerful enough if you went in 2080 TI a 3080 TI, this will be
perfectly fine. Finally, the other thing that got, a ton of comments. You know I’m
gonna just put this out of the way. Another thing that got a ton of comments. Was the
Zotac Gaming Geforce 1660. I know a lot of people are like, oh my gosh! Why a
1660? Why not a 5700XT? Why not an RTX 2060? Well, the main thing is, is again..
When you think about the principles, of why I chose all the parts that I did for
the build. There was only so much money I had, to spend on a graphics card. Because,
again, if I spent more on the graphics card that may mean I was going to a
B450, which would mean you wouldn’t get PCIe Gen 4. Or I had to choose a less
powerful power supply which meant that you’d have to upgrade then later on. So,
when I went with the Geforce 1660, again I was sticking to budget. Now, why I chose
Nvidia? Team Green over team red? Well, it’s quite simply, having to do with, this
is still the king when it comes to ah this tier of graphics card. 5600 and 5600XT were
not outperforming it at the time that I had basically chosen this part. AMD
graphic drivers haven’t been the best. They’ve been actually pretty
problematic, while team Green has done a really good job of staying up to date
and just doing a better job of making sure that compatibility. The other thing to. Is in the links, in the description below, I also put some very easy upgrades like
for instance the 2060KO, which is a 2070 and 2080 die, that actually performs on
par with the 2070 Super for not much more. So if you wanted to know an easy upgrade..
that’s there. I also went ahead and threw in a 5700 XT and 5700. So there’s links
there for that. If you’re looking for, probably the first thing to upgrade, this
would be the one that I’d select. But again, for the price, this is going to be
a great 1080p graphics card, 1080p gaming PC, and I still stand by my
decision in terms of this is the best choice for that. So boom! We get to the
last part which is our case. I didn’t want to skimp here right. I have no issue
with this case actually, I’m a big fan of this case. Great case, sexy looking case.
The one thing that I wanted to make sure that I chose, is like.. I put a USB C
connector in here.I thought that was pretty important. The thing is, is that
there is no USB C header on the x570p It’s not actually being used, so, kind
of a lot of my logic, in terms of choosing this one, was more about
aesthetic. This may be so many people’s first build. This is a great PC chassis
to build in. I think when you start going to a lot of the more inexpensive cases
you’re finding, that people have a problems building in those cases,
and though they save that 10, 15, 20 bucks. They end up struggling and getting
super frustrated, and may never come back. It’s just an easy case to build in.
NZXT did such a good job being able to make sure, when you’re done, you
actually have a PC that looks really good. There is no RGB in this
build, obviously, given $1,000 and I wanted to spend everything on not having RGB.
Adding RGB, in NZXT specifically, with their AER fans and their
hue controllers and stuff like that. It’s actually really easy, if you wanted to
add some bling later on. Doing it in the NZXT ecosystem, with their CAM software
and everything else, is really easy and actually we’re gonna be doing a video on
that. This isn’t on the list, I’m gonna add it to the list, but this isn’t on the
list. I just have an issue with stock cables that come with PSU. So, I’m a huge
fan of Asiahorse, they make some really really great cable extensions. We’ll talk
about when we build this like what to do if you don’t have the cable extensions.
They make such a big difference. You’ll see that when you get done here.
We’re gonna do some b-roll we want to make sure this PC still looks sexy
at the end of this video. That’s everything that we need to build. Let’s
just quickly talk about what we’re gonna need for this build. Now some of this is
optional, some of this is not. But this is what I usually do for a build. What you
definitely will need is a screwdriver call this one Excalibur because I’ve had
this since what does mean he is serious 9 it’s been around forever has multiple
heads the one thing I would recommend is a really nice screwdriver with a nice
long neck because you’re gonna need it and then magnetic it’s not necessary but
magnetic definitely helps but if you just have like what I think it’s a
number two phillips screwdriver then you’re gonna be in good shape you can
also go to something like this which I would definitely recommend if you’re
gonna get serious about this especially upgrading this is a kit by iFixit these
are incredible kits they just make it really easy to basically do the work
that you need to do and they have so many options for heads so that’s why I
would definitely recommend and I fix it especially we’re gonna be serious about
that for cable management because cable manages the thing you got a couple
options you got these these are velcro cable managers they’re really easy a lot
of times these are just means you don’t have to worry about cutting them versus
the secondary option that you have there what your zip ties or as the verge calls
them tweezers these zip ties are just gonna be really easy for funneling stuff
to bundling cables together you’re gonna see me use these the main reason that I
have these out here is because when you get finished zip tying these down these
are what you use to basically cut off the excess these are just standard wire
cutters you can get them from any and basically hardware a store I have a
couple of them laying around these things make such a big difference when
you’re using these two so if you’re gonna use these you want something like
this and then finally and maybe not necessary but thermal paste this is not
too it in in th one thermal paste most coolers and many of the air coolers and
specifically if you’re using liquid coolers have this stuff already you just
need to verify when you get it before you go out and buy your own thermal
paste that you do in fact need this because like I said a lot of this stuff
is pre applied if you got Corsair guaranteed it’s on their on their air
coolers or their liquid coolers but again verify that before you sit down
and do your build because one thing you don’t want to do is get all the way down
there and feel like oh man I need thermal paste you end up having to way
today because if you’re anything like me you want to get this started right away
last thing is you’re looking at here and I’ll talk about this is static this is a
PC building mat this one we specifically got from Newegg having a nice
anti-static clear / clear place to build is absolutely critical
I have a special flooring that is on the floor that keeps me from basically
getting static but this is what you need a nice clean surface nice open surface
these particular tools here if you add the cable management then you’re ending
you’re going to end up with a much cleaner looking build so again this is
what you need now let’s get to building so let’s talk
about the next step which is we’re gonna put the motherboard together so what
does everything that you need for the mother we’re in a well you need the
actual motherboard surprise surprise you actually need the
thing that you put it all in being a the CPU and then finally you need the MDOT
to drive which we have right here and you need the cooler which is right here
there’s your cooter and then you also need the Rams because we’re gonna keep
in the German the German accent is their RAM we need the RAM is then let us get
started okay so when taking this out of the case not a whole lot you got to
worry about here there’s an anti-static bag inside of the case is other things
that you will need so the other things that you will need out of here I’m gonna
give you kind of an update of some stuff that comes inside of this the first
thing that you will need is your this has stuff like where your front panel
connectors get plugged in this also shows things like where you’re gonna put
your RAM slots because they because you only have two dims we have to know where
to put those so make sure that you keep this you will need this on hand for when
you’re building these little things right here that you’re looking at these
are in dot 2 screws when we install m dot 2 you’re going to need these so
please make sure you do not throw these away you will not get these any other
place and these are little easy things to freaking loose this right here is
your i/o shield some awesome very very happy motherboards actually include
these already kind of built in this one does not this is a budget X 570 board so
this is a m4 or specifically this is where we’re gonna install our CPU this
is for Rison specifically because it’s called an m4 socket these two brackets
here are going to change right they may change depending on what’s cooler but in
many cases we’ll end up taking these off but in some cases like for instance in
Corsair coolers um these would actually stay on and the Corsair a i/o pump would
actually connect directly to this this is actually we’re gonna install our rent
thing that’s interesting about this is that we actually have four places that
we can plug in again you’ll notice that these are actually color coded grey
black these are actually different colors that so you can actually know
where they’re paired because this is dual channel specifically in this
motherboard that they’re gonna go either in the gray slot or the black slot these
only have one in them some motherboards actually have
to but this one specifically has one so when we install these would basically
just use the one side this is our 4 by PCI C 16 for plugging in our graphics
cards or other expansion cards for this specific motherboard you can see that
this actually a different color this is where you’re gonna plug in your graphics
card and make sure that you’re getting the full power of your graphics card in
this case these right here are your m2 you can see that we’ve actually got two
of them you can install up to two nvme in two’s on this motherboard some have
more than that but this particular board has two down here you’ll actually see
the different screw holes where we’ll plug in those little tiny screws we
showed you earlier and then again you’ve got another PCIe 16 and then some other
expansion slots here this is your X 570 chipset this is specifically cooling
your X 570 chipset something that just a little bit of information for you
in this particular case this is something that can run warm so these are
actively cooled so that is your motherboard in a nutshell we’ll talk
about some of these other parts later on but for the most part I want to give you
a rundown as we start walking through this you’re familiar with what we’re
going to do so this is our AMD rising processor a couple things about when you
open this up first thing you definitely don’t want to touch the top try and
touch the sides this is the this is the IHS or the heat spreader for your CPU
and then on the back you can see all these golden pins
don’t touch the golden pins even though they’re shiny you don’t want to touch
them that would be bad now when you’re looking at the CPU you see this little
gold arrow right here that you want to line up with the other arrow that is on
the motherboard which is right here so that little gold arrow goes to the same
place as this little arrow right here now when you’re gonna saw CPU see this
little arm right here you’re gonna kind of push it off the side and then lift up
that’s gonna release the pins right here then remember we talked about that
little arrow again the arrow in the corner you’re gonna basically align with
little arrow here and then it slips right in and you can just kind of jiggle
it you can see that’s in there nice and good
and finally just gonna push this down like so a little bit of pressure and
then slip it under like that so let’s talk about the RAM here real
quick so this is the this is basically the RAM when you install the RAM in you
can see in the PCB this little notch un align this little notch with the little
notch at you see right here for this one because we’re installing two bits we’re
gonna install in B 2 and E 2 which are these two right here so we’re gonna open
up these two just like so we’re gonna put the first one in all you’re gonna do
is push down apply pressure on both sides get a nice clean snap in make sure
that you see that snap like so there’s one the second one
stay away put it in push it down make sure it goes all the way in Clips it
there you go rammons install one or anything guys is
there’s always little bits of plastic on these things so make sure that you look
around on this particular board it’s only in this one place make sure you get
that nice peel get that cleaned off like so so let’s install our MDOT to drive
first thing you gotta do is you see down here it says 2280 I know you probably
can’t read this but it says 20 to 80 20 to 60 and 20 to 42 we’re using what’s
called an 80 millimeter MDOT to see this little screw right here I’m gonna screw
that in where it says 20 to 80 like so you don’t want to do it too tight but
you want to make sure it’s nice and snug next thing we’re gonna do is you’re with
your MDOT to is you’re gonna slide this in make sure it clicks in nicely then
you know that it’s kind of installed because it gets like it’s like a little
diving board finally take your little screw you’re a little bit like so hold
it down like that little screw in screw it down and this one you just want to
screw until it stops just like that you’ve got to is installed this is
probably the most complicated part of the build in terms of up until this
point is putting together the air cooler for the CPU what you see here is not
everything that is including the BOK this is just what’s in the box that you
need specifically for installing this on an AM for or rise in bracket this is
your cooler your CPU cooler right here so this is what you’re gonna basically
be installing in this is your backplate we’re gonna be putting this together
here in a couple minutes all of these components are all the things that are
going to get used on this it includes thermal paste so please don’t go by
thermal paste this actually has thermal paste so don’t worry about that and then
finally you can screw things into your motherboard so let’s put the backplate
together first for the backplate what we’re gonna do is we’re going to use
these parts these parts specifically so these are all parts that you need these
are these right here are your little clips for putting things in and then
these are your little post that you’re gonna screw stuff in for your
motherboard so what you’re gonna do is you’re going to take your bracket like
so I take these little metal posts you’re going to basically slip them in
to these little slots on the outside like this clip in like that and then you
rotate them and then they’ll fit right in like that you’re gonna take one of
these little brackets like this you’re just gonna kind of push this kind of
hard I’m just gonna kind of slip right over it clips over just like that and
then you’re just going to do that for the last two so we’ve just showing you
up close what that looks like so putting the last two in push those together
don’t worry about it just know that goes over you’re watching me doing here too
so it’s a little bit iffy but they clip right over it like that and then you’re in the end this is what
your back plate looks like you see those middle posts are poking through on all
four slides let’s prep building this next what you’re gonna do is we’re going
to remove the brackets we do not need them for this build for this particular
thing so we’re gonna take these off same thing with the one down here there you go now the last thing is is
that we’re gonna lift this up yeah you’ll see look at that
a little backplate we’re just gonna get rid of that we’re gonna do is we’re
gonna take our new backplate and you’re gonna basically stick these in like that
and lay this back down like so now we’re going to take this little contraption
here and then slide this roll these on all four of these don’t tighten them all
the way now just kind of screw em down there’s one speed this up just to show
this there’s four then this little device right here just stick it on top
of it like that just give it like one or two turns
nothing nothing too crazy just till it kind of stops don’t want to over tighten
but just like that you’ll so now the motherboard is prepped the last thing we
want to do is we want to install our bracket onto our cooler so what you’re
gonna do is you’re basically gonna take this slide it underneath like that and
align up right with the hole it’s like little notches on it which hold it then
with these weird angles this is where a magnetic screwdriver helps hold this
down screw that all the way in then you just repeat tighten it well it’s good
just grab that you oh snap so next step we’re gonna take the word
because whoops wow that just pops right off so yeah we’re take the clips off of
this writer move this fan okay that is now prepared I’m gonna stick that off to
the side next thing we’re gonna do is install our thermal paste we do what’s
called the rice method so this is our thummell paste right here this came with
the cooler what you want to do is you want to do about the size of a grain of
rice maybe a little bit bigger because the IHS and this is a look up that’s a
big piece of rice but that’s totally fine so in the magic of YouTube you’re
probably noticing that these brackets are different just FYI I put the wrong
brackets on here so when you go back and install them they install the exact same
way but choose the other brackets in the Box just as an FYI okay so what you’re
going to do make sure the cooler mass stur is lined up at the top you’re gonna
line this up just like that push it down like so quick clips in there like that
and from there you’re gonna use your screwdriver and you’re gonna do in a
star pattern you start putting it in one then just go to each side and this is
where like the one thing that’s tough about some of these screws is there you
go just keep going around in like a star pattern versus a and this is basically
putting pressure and spreading out that stuff that you’ve had before you don’t
want to go to you know our word about going too tight you’re kind of know when
to stop like it’ll feel you’ll feel it in terms of attention and stuff like
that basically just keep going around there you go that one so what we have here is we have
two connectors you have one basically fan header connector you have here this
is your CPU and this is your i/o you want to make sure you plug this into
your CPU connector now the only two is you’ll probably notice that I still have
this zip-tied that’s again it’s just already set up cable management it makes
it easy we’re gonna clip it on like this and the way this clips work put these in
these little holes these are the screw holes and there’s a little hole back
here you can pull push it in that little Ridge right there
and there we go our motherboard is completely built and for this like what
I have a density to do is is go ahead now that you have it all done some
twisty tie this like so and then take off this white sticker that’s annoying
because again we want to make sure this is a clean-looking build so lift off the
white sticker buy buy a white sticker you don’t even know what part you are
bunch up really tight like so and you can use that same twisty tie but in my
case I’m gonna use a zip tie tie this bad boy so it’s all cable match it’s nice and clean when we get it in
later let me gonna grab our handy dandy
Coopers just around it looks like was meant to be that way now we are
motherboard is ready we’re gonna put this inside of his awesome PC so first
thing we got to do is we got to prep the case there’s only a couple things we got
to do for that there are these thumb screws that we have to get out so we’re
gonna take off these thumb screws I can never get them undone with my thumb so
usually I just take the good old screwdriver and get that done be careful
here this can kind of fly off there we go so pop that off like so flip this
around let’s take the back panel off first as well undo that one again I can
never seem to get that one I actually was able to just get off with my hands
same thing down here then this one just kind of pops off nicely as well just
like that and then now that we’re in you can see down here it’s nice little box
these are all your accessories that you need for putting your PC together time
to actually get the PC into it and guys if you hear if you hear fireworks we’re
shooting this the day of the Super Bowl so what you are hearing right now is the
Kansas City Chiefs apparently just won spoiler alert if you’re catching this
later because this is not going to be out in the next day so anyway guys first
thing we’re gonna do is we’re in a sorrow shield this isn’t the part let me
just tell you please do not forget this part if you’re falling along with this
build you go ahead and can do so but this is your i/o shield this thing is
pretty flimsy but we’re gonna put this in there’s a little slot in the back
here where we’re gonna install this when you push this you’re gonna look for a
big snap oh yeah there you go congratulations to Kansas City for doing
that we’re gonna push this in here in the back like so and you’re gonna hear
kind of snap and it’s you’re gonna kind of work around but you’re gonna make
sure it snaps in nice and solidly now the one thing I’ll tell you there’s
holes little circles at the very bottom those are your audio jacks these always
go towards the bottom we’re gonna put in the motherboard now the standoffs in
this case are already set up for you to basically they’re already installed one
thing to always do is check is to go around just make sure that they’re all
nice and tight there is one stand up in the middle this one actually has like a
little pay that one is going to go in the middle
slots and when you push this in and we’re going to show you in there we’re
gonna basically you do not want to grab it by the cooler you want to grab this
like so just kind of line it up and just kind of push it over in those little
circles and I’ll line up and then that little slot is gonna click in just like
that now make sure you don’t lift up the motherboard cuz it’s not installed yet
but it’s basically all lined up it should just basically line up like
this and you can see these little slots are all in the right spot we’re ready to
put this in here we’re gonna give you a view of doing a salt they’re gonna want
to use the 632 screw flat or the screws that you’re going to want to use your
motherboard you’re going to use eight of these and then they go in three
locations you can just follow along on the top they’re going to go in the
middle across the top and there’s going to be an 8 total so we’re going to screw
those in okay so again for those of you don’t
know just to remind you that one there one there one there one there that one
is a peg one there one there one there and one there okay next step let’s
connect front panel connectors so let’s talk about what your front panels are
alright so the front panel connectors just to be clear this is your HD audio
connector it says HD audio on it will show ahead
of cooking up this is USB 3.1 this is USB C we won’t be using this because we
don’t have a USB C header on our motherboard and then this is a front
panel connector that connects into something that comes in your case it
looks like this this plugs into this like so so there’s a little there’s a
little hole but you’ll you’ll just be able to line these up like this they
plug in like this and then these are what actually hooks into your case and
you’re going to want to look at you will show you how to do that here in a minute
so first thing we do is this is a USB 3.1 connector there’s a little notch
here that lines up with a notch right there you one thing is this is one where
you can definitely put Bend pins you want to come straight down line it up
and then push it in a little snap right in but if you start to feel like there’s
not a lot of pressure then just make sure that you didn’t bend any pin push
it down next one up is the power switches you can see here this is power
plus – you’ve got your power switch in your hard drive this is your front panel
you can see that it’s actually labeled on this we’re gonna do the power plus
and minus in the top left the hard drive light goes right below it and then the
power switch goes right next to it and let’s show you how to hook those up now
okay so my recommendation is start with a hard drive light since it’s the only
one on the bottom that goes in the bottom left two slots like so push it in
then you got your power + and – they go right above it so – is on the left and
then sorry on the right and then + it’s on the left like this this will take a
little bit of practice here and then finally power switch goes right next to
it just like that there you go all your front panels are connected for the HD
audio you can actually see there’s a missing pin
right here so what you want to do is when you line this up and it actually
says HD idea this goes facing towards the CPU cooler I’m going to take this
and you just want to plug it in just like that and there you go and boom all
of our front panel connectors are connected now we’re installing our PSU
now there are more parts than this inside of the PSU box when I walk
through the stuff that you need specifically for this build you need
your 750 watt power supply which you have right here it’s a little sticker
it’s gonna peel that bad boy off oh is that as good for you as it was for me
let’s talk about the connectors you need these are your EPS CPU connectors you’ll
need both of these you’ll know their CPU because they say CPU and on the head
they actually look like they can actually split into into two I’ll show
you that a little later on so you’ll need both of these you don’t need this
for the build we’re gonna plug one set in these are actually SATA power these
do things like power RGB power a iOS and other things it’s just easier to do this
early so I’m gonna plug one of these in already this is your 24 pin motherboard
connector you need this this is what you need for your graphics card as you can
see there’s actually two they can do six pin or eight pin connectors and then of
course then your power cable you have screws for your power supply so first
thing we’re going to do is our 24 pin and remember guys these are all labeled
so pretty easy but dog helped explain where these are first thing you’re gonna
do 24 pin plug that in right there next one goes right there let’s go and
connect our CPU connectors you can see that it says for CPU or PCI 6×2 those
are the ones we care about the ones that don’t say CPU is where you don’t plug
into the CPU this goes to the PSU so we’re gonna plug one there take the
second one and plug it right next to it like so this is for our graphics card
the part that splits is the part that plugs in so anything it’s label says
PCIe for like in this case or right here those are ones that you are not gonna
plug in the power supply so the unlabeled one goes into there like that
and finally we’ve got our single SATA or peripheral one we’re just gonna plug
that one in right here at the top and let me just
tell you this you want to do all of this before you plug in your PSU into our
case so now we’re gonna do is you see this like basically how do you plug your
CP your PSU in you want your fan to go out of the bottom as you can see
actually down here we actually have a dust filter so that is where the air is
gonna come out I mean that’s where the air is gonna come out if you did not
have that and you wouldn’t worry about that but in this case because we’re
doing just this specific build you want your PSU to go in down there and you
just slide it in like so yes the text is upside down on this side
but on the other side it’s actually right side up plug it in like that and
then what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna rotate this and then you’re gonna line
up the screws and they say on here for PSU grab that line up the holes shows a
nice and kind of snug and your PSU is in and next thing we’re to do is were in a
star GPU now for your GPU you’ll see this we’re gonna put it in this top slot
here and if you follow that top slot you can see it hits the second and the third
one of these extenders so we’re gonna take the sorry the little PCIe covers
we’re gonna take this off good those are those are something fierce
terms a kitten’s this those screws are on there there’s one so I’m gonna take
the little cover off so we can get access to the secondary screws oh that’s
still like oh I guess you can just loosen it we’re just take ours off just
a bit better okay we’re going to take off the second and the third so we’ll
take this out so there you get a second year third out
out you’re gonna take your graphics card like this I’m just gonna kind of slip it
on through there then there’s gonna line it up with the slot there’s gonna push
it in and you’ll hear it click when it goes in like that screw those screws
back in and this is a two slot card so if you are putting in a different
graphics card while I’m screwing these things in you can if it’s like a three
slot you may take out more but the best thing to do is just kind of follow the
line over from the slot you’re gonna put it in which in that case it’ll show you
which one of these little PCI covers you want to take off but if there’s a it’s a
larger card like a three slot card then you take off additional ones pin let’s
put this back on cuz this is good to go and there we go yeah we’re gonna hook up
our cable extenders now when you looked at your cable extensions right you ended
up having a ton of different cables there’s actually only three that you
need for this build so you’ll need your 24 pin and again what happens is that
big 24 pin cable it comes out your PSU plugs into the bottom you can see the
little notch there so it’s gonna plug into this you need a CPU EPS connector
here’s one right here and the last one you need is for your graphics card and
so you’ll see on the top of it these are actually cable combs combs the way you
know which direction to have the top B is I just where they’re gonna slot in
like this and then I make sure that the cable comb is actually at the top part
of that same thing for our PSU one that I did is I came in and pretended like I
was gonna hook it up like that was going to and then when I hooked it up I made
sure that the cable combs were on the right side but in that case I was wrong
and so now I have to redo them that’s why you check so first we’re gonna put
in this is for our our graphics card and plug that one in we’re gonna run this
one down here like so so it’s nice and straight
there you go and see how pretty that looks when you have cable combs
so it looks good take our motherboard you see it’s over here you’re gonna
basically line up the cable like so make sure it snaps and there’s a little
pin there’s only one way that this can go in here so you’ll see a little notch
on it you’re just gonna run this back like this no with the cable comb I’ll
make sure it looks good there you go nice clean look there
so there’s actually gonna be two of these but we’re only have one extender
so we’re gonna take this one so what we’re gonna do
I’m just mine mine the light so actually gonna split this in half like so so we
only get we get this in cut in half because this is actually easier this way
and then what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna run this one right up in this
upper left-hand corner and I know you can’t see this all that well that is
what we’re going to do right now so we’re going to go like that
and there you go you see it plugged in there we’ve got everything hooked up
we’ve got the edging you see a cable management let’s let’s got the front the
front congratulations ladies and gentlemen if you’re at this point in the
video you’ve got mostly a complete PC this is
what the front is going to look like of this PC but now it’s not the same in the
back in fact it can be a little overwhelming and let’s go ahead and
address that problem so let’s talk about a fine world of cable management now if
you did not have cable extensions let’s say foreign on part of the build these
things these would plug in where I plugged in the cable extensions okay so
all I’m gonna do is I’m gonna take this one I’m gonna plug this into our 24 pin
and remember there’s a little notch here we’re gonna show it that shows you where
this little clip goes there’s only one way you can plug these in so this is not
something that is easy to mess up unless you like really try to force it in you
know so clips in like that there’s that one connected these are our CPU ones
again one of those is going to plug in here you have like a dangling four don’t
worry about this if you did not have a cable extension you would put both of
these up in that top left-hand corner we’re going to put one connection here
sorry if I’ll turn it right way show that you can only pick it up one way I’m
going to take the second one I’m gonna run it and drop it in
this hole down here because this is your second EPS powder your EPS CPU connector
will connect that one last so I’m gonna throw that down there like so well the
last things are your graphics card and then there’s one of these you want to
connect the L kind of together so like if you look at this there’s a little
knot you want to kind of push that together and then like that just kind of
slink it all in and there you go so there your graphics card is connected if
you were using like a 26 C 20 70 or 20 80 you might need this secondary
connection again sometimes it’s a three pin sometimes there’s a four pin that’s
why you see this right here this is so you can connect it in that’s what this
is for so once you kind of have that you can kind of shove that down the this one
right here which remember is a SATA we’re not going to use any of these
these are in case you do expanded stuff later so if you look at the case down
here from the bottom and I know we got it kind of seen here you see that really
what I have is I have a ton of room so all of those extra cables I’m just gonna
kind of shove down in this bucket down here this little hole down here and this
is gonna kind of store all of my cables for these that are here I’m gonna kind
of push them off to the side and the really kind of the thing when you think
about cable management is you want to kind of channel things together so this
one we’re not going to quite do that yet we’ll do that here in a second but we’re
going to kind of have this ready now lastly it looks like we actually have a
couple of fan headers that we need to hook up so we’re going to get these run
this is the last thing we have to run for the PC and these are just to run the
two internal fans that we have on for the PCs we’re going to look for some
places to run those here in a second and then we’ll show that in just a few
minutes if you look down here you’ll see there’s a gap you’re going to take these
two I’m just going to run them right here and we’ll hook those up in just a
few minutes and then lastly shove all this extra cabling down here
like so and then you can use this nice little channel thing right here kind of
zip up this last little part these last little cables and there you go you got
kind of a managed cable right there and then you’re kind of good to go and then
we’ll for these ones because we didn’t use them what we’ll do is we’ll we’ll do
the last part of this here in a minute but that’s just kind of the way you
leave it and when it turned it over one more time turn over this case one more
time and finish it up for these last two fan things these last plans that we are
showing in there you want to take these two things and you want to see this hole
right above the power supply you just want to shove them right in there
because your two fan headers for this motherboard are right there so we’re
gonna shove them in there and now we’re gonna basically just turn this case over
and finish cooking things up okay so you’re gonna grab this little CPU thing
right here that we’ve ran through here and this is going to be a little bit
awkward but you want to flip it and just basically plug it into that hole in the
top left and they’re these clips go on pointing up when it’s done it will look
like that and there’s your power cable plugged in right okay so last two cables
basically we’re at the very end here everything’s basically ready to go we’re
just kind of making things look pretty but the last thing we want to do now is
we want to take these two cables right here that we ran through these are your
fan headers right down here at the bottom so you’ve got these two fan
headers right here there’s two cables they have little lips in them and I’ll
show you the lip here in a sec so I’ll do one and then I’ll show you the lip in
the second one it’s two little lips you’re just gonna line it up with a
little piece of plastic there and then push it on down like so now for the last
part so everything’s done a couple things I want to talk about and then
we’ll basically get this thing turned on now that you know that everything is
hooked up a couple things that I did is with this one you don’t want it you want
to make sure that this cable right here which is yours
three is just kind of grouped with your larger 24-pin and this is where you’re
going to start using zip ties to kind of clump things together so I’m going to
zip tie this one together just to make sure that these two stay together so
when you look at the front it’s nice and clean then what I’m going to do is I
want to use the tie downs to tie down the other kind of cables there you go
then this you want to make sure for this one that this stays laying flat so don’t
pull it too tight because we the big thing is you want to make sure you have
a nice kind of puff on the other side and I’ll show you that here in a minute
for this there’s not a whole lot I use this for but the one thing you do want
to make sure is this is actually the extension for the power for the graphics
card you want this to be on the outside because you want to be able to kind of
push it and pull it to make the graphics card look nice the the front cable on
the graphics card to look nice so you don’t want to put that push it behind
all the other cables because it needs room to kind of for you to be able to
train the cable so to speak the last thing we’re gonna do is we’re going to
zip tie these together clump together so what I do is I kind of push them over in
the edge because you grab a zip tie and then there are tied outs here there are
tie downs down in this one some of them I actually might be used so whatever
tendency to do is again using those tie downs because those tie downs are gonna
allow you to make sure that everything looks super clean so there we got a tie
down there get that going make sure those are nice and tight again make sure
this is flat there’s another tie down right here kind of clump everything
together here grab another zip tie as best you can
I don’t you got to be careful like right now what you’re seeing here is I’m
starting to get this trapped on this so I’m gonna see what your D is just see me
do things like I’m loosen things so I know that I’ll have be able to make the
front look good so I’ve loosened that and I’m gonna kind
of tie this together now and there you can see kind of everything’s channeled
together and that is it the PCs kind of cable managed at this point in time once
you can t have everything done like that kind of push it all together again
probably put one more here kind of nice keep it nice and clean and
again you can do this with either velcro or with the zip ties if you did it right
you should be able to just it should look very similar there we go these and
now as you can see now when you look at the back of the case all looks nice and
clean you put together you take your little cutters just snip off those
little in parts and what I like to do is once I kind of have all of these clipped
like this just to kind of continue to kind of have that uniformity is I have a
tendency to turn these around so you don’t see that little fattie ends so
you’ve got them all cable manage this PC is basically ready to turn on turn this
over one more time and this is like the last part is to see how like I kind of
have like messy cables it’s kind of work on training and the way you kind of
train your cables is just by bending them but you want to get kind of like
that mess nice kind of flat look when you and when I say train cable that
means that you can you get it to stay the way to stay a certain way like I
want this one to stay straight so what you see is I’ll do stuff like been at
the other direction and hold it and then it’ll learn to stay
you essentially train it to stay straight we got a nice clean looking
build now all the cables look nicely managed they’re all routed correctly and
not only is this a very simple build but when we’re all said and done we power it
on it also looks nice and clean we’ve now
got the entire PC done if you followed the instructions you should be at the
same spot and all we got to do now there’s gonna take this cable put it in
this plug see what happens kits in turn on did you see anything you
should hope I see lights that is a good sign so I told that there was no RGB
surprise I guess there is some RGB in this a little bit skosh one light
so that means that it runs 1% faster than it would have if there were no
lights but here’s the real test oh I hear fans oh I see fans and there we go
we have a working PC all the fans are spinning we are good to go guys so I
wanted to show you real quick now that you’ve got your system on real thing if
you want to get your full speed here you have your your BIOS and you might be
asking hey I want to make sure my ram is running at thirty six hundred megahertz
now the thing is is that right now ram needs to have a profile unable to run at
thirty six hundred megahertz if you go down here where it says do CP you want
to go ahead and change disable to profile one hit okay then you want to
hit save and exit you’ll see all these changes happening and then you hit OK
and now your ram is set for thirty six hundred megahertz that is it we’ve got a
completely built system that is ready for you and for those of you who don’t
know again these were all of the parts that we put in the thousand dollar pc
build when you have this you have a perfect base from which to upgrade your
PC at any point in time you can basically you have a power supply that
will support any new motherboard moving forward you can easily throw in a
graphic card or a new CPU and know that you’re good to go
like whether that’s fourth jarred Rison because every time this is future-proof
and you’ve got PCIe gen 4 out of the box I know that you can spend less money or
even just a little bit more money and get outdated tech that is more powerful
but really wanted to make sure that you had something that you would easily
upgrade what did you think of this video what did you think of the parts did you
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33 thoughts on “How to Build a PC! Step-by-step (2020 Edition)

  1. I would have went with a 1650S over a standard 1660 and saved $50. I mean cmon, the 1660 is only 3% better than the 1650S and you get GDDR6 with the 1650S.

  2. Thanks for the video. My current computer is DDR3 and I'm going to be building a new system by the end of this month. I personally would like to see you hooking up more fans/rgb strips and showing how you run the cables because I have never added those to a case before.

  3. Love The Explanation of everything, First time i see someone talking about Cable Management in a build guide, U didn't talk much about maybe getting a 7200 hdd or a ssd for storage if your gonna game a lot. Or Explain also about rgb if someone wants to install, and how to install fans and rgb and connecting the fans to the hub well maybe that's for another video. But anyways good job.

  4. better in my opinion —> https://pcpartpicker.com/list/vZDD7T
    was able fit a 2060 in and still have it ready for upgrades

  5. I've built a few pc's but am by no means a pro and definitely not in-the-know about all things pc tech. So, I have a couple questions. Why no optical drive? Did I miss the OS install? Thanks for the info and the great video!

  6. Plz help
    My Motherboard support 4100mhz ram
    I m buying 3200 mhz ram but processor only support 2990 ram what should i. Do

    Motherboard tomahawk max
    Ram 16×2 32gb ram
    Processor 7 2700x

    I have seen many youtuber installing 3200mhz ram with 7 2700x how to to do that

  7. wth are u talking about? 1660 got out performed 5600xt and 5600xt also gave a hard compitition to rtx 2060! Its like you are saying 1660 didn't get outperformed by 2060which is a load of bs !

  8. Is this a good option for adding wifi and bluetooth to the system or should I look at another motherboard?
    https://www.newegg.com/asus-pce-ax58bt-pci-express/p/N82E16833320394

    ASUS AX3000 (PCE-AX58BT) Next-Gen WiFi 6 Dual Band PCIe Wireless Adapter with Bluetooth 5.0 – OFDMA, 2×2 MU-MIMO and WPA3 Security $69.99

  9. Really good video!!!….One question….should i choose a gtx 1660 or the ti version for a build that i am raising money for?
    (I will most likely pair the card with a ryzen 2600)

  10. I've not used the back plate that requires assembly like that before. Is there a value in having that back plate be modular like that? I'm assuming for different sizes?

  11. So comprehensive, timestamps, sound reasons for all of it👌🤓👍
    Definitely coming back to this when I decide to replace the old Xeon build. Thanks for the video!

  12. Robey you do such amazing work, I would have to look at each item to speak as clear as you do on what products your putting in the build

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