Under $500 Gaming PC Setup – Step by Step

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  1. So for CPU I chose the six core 12 thread Ryzen 5 1600 AF.
  2. This is the 12 nanometer refresh of the 14 nanometer Ryzen 5 1604 words wise though.
  3. This thing does not perform like Ryzen 5 1600 but is actually in some cases outperforming the Ryzen 5 2600.
  4. Now this was available for $85 over on amazon and at 99 over at newegg versus the $120 plus Ryzen 520 600 which is a steal now.
  5. It has been going out of stock here and there over the past week so just keep your eyes peeled as this has been a very popular CPU.
  6. I know some people did asked and frankly you just can’t get an equivalent intel offering.
  7. That also includes a cooler for the same price, that’s not to say for gaming you wouldn’t benefit from like an I-5 7600 k.
  8. But there are literally twice the price with no cooler making it hard to get into a $499 bill.
  9. The cheapest intel CPU I could find was the i3 8100 for close to that price.
  10. And that just wasn’t realistic to recommend given the performance versus a 1600 f4 motherboard.
  11. I chose the asrock be 450 M HD V R4 what a fun name I hope I’m gonna call my next kid that hello as rugby 450 of HDR 4.
  12. Mean can you imagine the teacher how do you spell that there are four of the asrock board is rising 3,000 ready and doesn’t need a bios upgrade.
  13. If you want to throw in a 3600 extra 3800 x at a later point no real feedback on this so looks like people understood my reasoning which is great.
  14. You’re gonna keep it there for GPU I chose the asus geforce gtx 1650 super overclocked 4 Gigabyte phoenix fan edition.
  15. It just sounds like so many words together it’s like it’s like reading a wrestling team.
  16. Again, this is a great card for 1080p gaming and when you look at the benchmarks for this card you can easily get to 100 FPS without sacrificing too much with a game from a game.
  17. Visual standpoint within reason I went through my reasonings on why not amd and it simply came down to price for equivalent price and drive stability.
  18. There isn’t a good amd card to recommend even if the 590 or 584 RAM.
  19. I chose team T-Force Vulcan Z 16 Gig 2 by 8 Gig dim of DDR4 32 hundred MHz RAM.
  20. This gives you the additional speed should you decide to upgrade to a 3000 series rison in the future.
  21. And because of the 1600 AF does have the improved imc of the 2630 200 MHz should be no issue.
  22. But we will and I emphasize we will test it for storage I went with the team group t force vulcan two and a half inch 250 Gigabyte SATA 3 SSD.
  23. Now I got a ton of feedback on this and I wanted to make some recommendations for other options if 250 Gigabytes is too small which I agree is not a lot of space.
  24. You can also choose a one Terabyte Fire Cuda 7200 RPM hybrid SSHD now you will sacrifice low times to samba dream but again a lot of additional space ideally.
  25. I would pair this plus a 250 Gigabyte SSD and know that adding an extra $60 to the cost if you add in in addition to you or about 15 bucks.
  26. If you replace the T-Force SSD for the sake of this statement I will show you how to install a mechanical drive in case you want to do the same for the power supply.
  27. I need to find our watts or greater price was definitely a factor so I went with a thermal take smartseries 500 watt.
  28. It’s up 80 plus certified it meets the minima bar I’ve used a thermal tape before and I’ve never had an issue with a psu.
  29. It’s not modular and it’s not gonna win any beauty pageants but it does give you the power you need to get it at 85% efficiency looks like folks agreed.
  30. So we’ll just continue to move forward with this for case I selected the cooler master master box q 300 l micro atx tower.
  31. Now it’s a nice small compact case supports all the components I selected and it gives us the room for a full atx power supply given its price at only $49.
  32. It’s an incredible value seriously I can’t believe this case is this cheap and it gets plenty of airflow options.
  33. Supporting up to a 240 millimeter aio if you do decide to upgrade to a 3000 series risin later.
  34. With 2 USB 3 on the front which is uniquely placed on the side or actually can be placed anywhere on the front panel.
  35. Which is crazy also as a bonus it has plenty of room for foot cable management and where you place the parts is pretty straightforward.
  36. I know we talked about cheaper cases but I cannot say how much easier and more enjoyable this case will be to build in vs the less expensive option.
  37. Now guys that’s it that’s a $499 PC and we’re gonna build it and test it and show it here now so let’s get started.
  38. Ok so what is it that you need to build this build no first and foremost you need a nice clean surface.
  39. I always like to show this where is it there it is I always like to show this but if you’re worried about anti-static.
  40. Some people are you can always look at this ifixit kit which is down in the description below and you can use one of these these are anti-static wrist bands.
  41. This is not like the verge where this is just a armstrong wristband this is actually a real anti-static wristband if you’re worried about this what you do.
  42. Is to basically put it over your wrist if you take your psu you plug it in and you put this on the metal fan top part.
  43. You’ll actually be statically protected you can put it on your wrist or you can put it on your ankle down below.
  44. Given what we have in terms of flooring and stuff I don’t have to worry about that.
  45. But I always like to show people what it actually takes to be able to do something like that.
  46. Let’s talk about what else you need you’re going to need a screwdriver.
  47. I have a couple here this is a phillips head magnetic screwdriver this has been around since like circa windows.
  48. I think as windows, media series 9 which is like windows xp so this is a very old screwdriver but still a absolutely awesome.
  49. Screwdriver on number 2 phillips is the ideal set you know is used something like this.
  50. As well this is the ifixit kit that that other part is part of it again it has a ton of different heads.
  51. These are really great kits especially if you’re gonna get into PC building full-time or you can use them for things like fixing ipads and stuff like that.
  52. But you’ll need a screwdriver kit like this and then something the other thing I like about this is also as a places to put your screws these are zip ties or as the verge.
  53. Call some tweezers these zip ties are just always a great thing to basically have so we reuse.
  54. If ties we have wire cutters that actually allow me to cut the zip tie that’s why I have wire cutters you don’t mean it.
  55. For this build but it’s always good to have it on hand this is thermal paste.
  56. I’m gonna go wash my answer in a minute thermal paste thermal paste you just want to have it on hand.
  57. So there’s your thermal paste and you’re ready to go with that and then finally a knife you’re gonna be opening a lot of packages.
  58. It’s always good to be safe remember nice safety just don’t throw it at your friends like this that’s like a dangerous thing.
  59. You want to basically be good there so yeah that’s not a knife yeah I need to get.
  60. I think I need to fall like the ijustine thing and get like a super massive machete or something.
  61. Like that because I feel like I feel super inadequate AFter watching everybody else open their with like some sort of super awesome knife.
  62. And I have a lame knife anyway guys that’s what’s going on that’s all you need to build this build you should be good using these parts.
  63. Yeah buddy go wash my hands no I did I sing the whole happy birthday song the entire time twice.
  64. I know I made sure we’re safe now what are we gonna do first well we’re going to prepare the motherboard.
  65. This is what you need to do to prepare the motherboard for this $499 PC of.
  66. Let’s just talk quickly let’s talk about the different components you see on this board this is your socket am3.
  67. For it’s actually appropriately labeled socket am3 is actually where we’re gonna put putting our CPU.
  68. This are your RAM slots now this is a micro atx port so you might be looking at if you were looking at my 1k build.
  69. Or even the h1 build you can see some actually have four slots so I’m have to this actually only has two slots.
  70. Because this is a micro atx and the most RAM we could put in here is to actual dims.
  71. This is your atx power your 24 pin atx power supply this is USB 3 these are your SATA connections.
  72. Actually your b 450 chip this is where we’re gonna stick in our PCie 16 this is where we’re going to be sticking in our graphics card.
  73. These are our brackets for installing things like our cooler which will show a little bit later.
  74. And then of course this is your rear I/O here on the back so that’s just kind of a quick overview we have.
  75. Some other things here like for instance we have hd audio, we have things like USB, we have our front panel connectors, these right here are fan headers.
  76. If as we talked about each one of these parts we’ll make sure that we point them out.
  77. It’s very clear what you have to do when we’re actually using this different parts of the board.
  78. We’ve talked about the motherboard what are these other components that I have here on the table this right here.
  79. This is your stock cooler that actually comes with your 60 and our day out so we’re gonna be using that.
  80. As you can see it actually has thermal paste pre applied you can see that actually right here.
  81. I’m not going to touch it if you do touch it I would suggest wiping it off with isopropyl bot isopropyl alcohol.
  82. Then reapplying your own thermal paste if you have some so if you don’t try not to touch it over here.
  83. We’ve got these are our RAM dims you can see these little holes right here on the these little slots right here.
  84. We’ll talk a little bit about those here in a few minutes.
  85. This is actually your CPU so you can see right here you get your rise in five 1600 AF right here.
  86. So that’s what we’re going to be putting for our CPU we also have this is your rear I/O and these things are all inside of your motherboard box.
  87. This is included in your box all of these components you have here as long as you take these out these are in all the boxes.
  88. That you’ve included these are the parts you’re going to need this is the rear I/O make sure we do not forget to install this.
  89. These are your SATA cables, these are gonna be used for hooking up your physical drives like your SSD.
  90. And we’re also gonna put in a physical typical hard drive as well so we just show how to do that.
  91. The other thing that we’re gonna add to this build just so we can show it so you get kind of like a comprehensive is.
  92. We’re gonna go ahead and add a into drive again this is not because we’re gonna use this for testing.
  93. I just wanted to be more comprehensive with in with doing this build so if you did do an upgrade like a denim 2 or add a physical drive.
  94. We showed you how to actually do that so I’m just trying to be comprehensive with this overall guide below.
  95. If this is something that you actually enjoy regardless of whether it’s included in the bill or not.
  96. We’re gonna show you how to install that in order to install an m to drive you need this little bad boy right here.
  97. I love to zoom in on these and you got you need this little bad boy right here this little tiny indot to screw.
  98. This little screw is super important in terms of installing our mdot to drive.
  99. Let’s get started and let’s get the CPU installed first here we go Ryzen 5 1600 AF.
  100. Just kind of pop out nicely now here’s the thing about the CPUs there are two parts of this.
  101. This is top part is called the ihs and on the bottom is pins you want to try very hard.
  102. Not to touch the top on the edge and you want to also not touch the pins on the bottom now we’re gonna show you.
  103. We’ve shown this on multiple statements before you see the super tiny little gold arrow right here.
  104. This is actually where you’re going to basically line up to install it in you’re a m4 slide that little tiny arrow is going to go on top of that little tiny arrow.
  105. Take this little arm open it up like so take this and you can see the two arrows.
  106. They’re gonna go right on top of each other and it drops in just like that.
  107. Very simple it’s okay to just kind of shake it to make sure it’s in then once you kind of know it’s in and pull that down and boom your CPU is installed.
  108. Now we’re going to install our RAM when you basically install RAM there’s two little brackets.
  109. This one has sometimes both move sometimes only one moves in this case it’s only going to be the top ones.
  110. You want to unclip both of these this one doesn’t have that what you want to do is you would look right here.
  111. You’ll see a little slot and you want to line it up with this little slot here on the board so you take this and you line it in just like that.
  112. So it just goes in like so you just slide it right in and you want to make sure.
  113. It gets a nice solid click there you go there’s one same thing here it good nice solid clicks.
  114. Just like that okay next up we’re gonna show you how to install your mdot to drive if you went ahead and got one of these for this build.
  115. Actually we’re gonna stall where he says ultra m2 this is actually RAM up to is here you’ll see 20 to 40 60 and 80.
  116. This is the size of the m2 99% of mdot 2’s are 80 millimeters in length, the way this is gonna work is you’re gonna take your little mdot to again try not to touch it on the top.
  117. Take very notch at the top now right here if you look at this again there’s a little slot right here and there’s a little slot right here.
  118. You just want to slide that up like so push it in and then just then you can see like it’s a diving board nice and bounce.
  119. Then you’re gonna take a little tiny screw right down like that and screw it down.
  120. You just want to go until it stops you don’t want to push too hard just till it stops.
  121. Then your m2 is in so the last part of this is installing your stock cooler for your stock cooler.
  122. You’re gonna need to remove the brackets so we’re gonna do is we’re going to take off this bracket.
  123. This isn’t like the other like newer race stock coolers we can just put it on top of this tri take off this bracket like so.
  124. There’s gonna be four screws now you got to be super careful with this because AFter you take off the screws.
  125. There’s a backplate on here you just want to be cognizant of because it can slip off so just once you kind of have it done.
  126. There you go make that let’s take that off there’s one it’s always a good idea by the way words of wisdom from roby tech.
  127. Keep these brackets you’re gonna want to keep these brackets because if you ever go to an aio or if you ever go to certain.
  128. There are certain things that actually still use that oh I didn’t drop it just gonna line up these holes with the little holes on the bracket like so.
  129. You’re just gonna kind of screw them in and what you want to do this in kind of a star pattern.
  130. So once you kind of get it started then go to the bottom right one like that go to the left one top right just keep screwing until it stops.
  131. You just want to keep going in like a star pattern don’t worry that sound is normal there you go.
  132. And then the last part you’re gonna do is up here in the top c right here where it says CPU fan.
  133. Then what you’re gonna do is take this there’s a little notch and you see this little plastic piece right here.
  134. See that it’s gonna take this let’s put it right like that there you go.
  135. Motherboard is prepped so let’s talk about this absolutely stunning case.
  136. We’re gonna prep it but I just want to walk you guys through a little bit of this so again for 50 bucks this case.
  137. It’s got all of the things here are just basically magnetic it’s got magnetic dust filters they have a cool pattern.
  138. Which if you watched our coolermaster bill that we gave away actually.
  139. This pattern when we did the case design very very cool here they’re all magnetic.
  140. They can just pop on really nicely we’ll look at some thermals probably at some point in time not in this statement.
  141. But we’ll check that out let you know what these do in terms of restricting airflow.
  142. We’re gonna take those off there on the side on one on the top grab this one over here on the side.
  143. I mean on the front now behind to that I thought was pretty neat.
  144. Just again continue to be improve with this impressed with this case is these are actually rubber.
  145. So you don’t like you know how a lot of people look at this and you think oh the tower can get set up like this.
  146. You can put this down on your desk like so and not have it like move or anything like that so we that I think that’s incredibly.
  147. Cool we’re gonna go ahead and remove the front panel if you see this right here.
  148. This is actually your front panel io you can switch this direction any way you want.
  149. When we take this off if you want to have the front panel up here or if you wanted to have the this over here you can actually move this around.
  150. Completely moveable so you have some options in terms of that again just impress with what you get for 50 dollars.
  151. Then take this off and that’s why you know it’s funny when I talk about my suggestions here.
  152. If you’re gonna build in a case and you’re gonna limit your limit the amount of money this is a very easy case to build in.
  153. It just has so many options so taking this off like so and then again this is and by the way this is not glass this is not tempered glass.
  154. So this is actually a plastic so like an acrylic plastic so just bear that in mind you don’t have to worry about it breaking.
  155. Either now again this little piece that you have here you see there’s two screws here.
  156. Then what you do is you can see they’re perfectly placed on each part you can just move this to here.
  157. You can move it to here or you can move it to here okay so we got that ready now we’re gonna do just to continue prepping the case.
  158. We’re gonna go and take this part back here off this is just to make sure that we have enough room and it’s easy for us to put in our graphics card.
  159. This is a basically just puts a shield in place, so we can get to this, there we go.
  160. Now we can get these out then the last thing we’re going to do this is the other part of a super impressed.
  161. With this case gonna take off the back here using a whole rubber feet by the way.
  162. They come out just be aware come in like that you just want to make sure you have the back panel off.
  163. This is just basically making sure if you take all the panels off.
  164. You’re just going to be better prepared to do the installation and again you.
  165. Have a good almost 3/4 of an inch in terms of how much space you have the store cables back here.
  166. I like one of the things that I think a lot of people struggle with when you get little inexpensive cases.
  167. Is like having this kind of room in the back becomes problematic right.
  168. In this case the funny room if this is your first time kayla managing.
  169. It’s easy to do here in this case you also have at the bottom you actually have another.
  170. You have another dust filter that you can take off I don’t want to take it off but there is a dust filter down here.
  171. Now that we have that all set we are actually the case itself.
  172. Is prepared and incredibly light last thing I’m gonna do is inside here this comes with like your extra supplies so supplies wise.
  173. We got some as the verge calls them tweezers some zip ties and then you’ve got some rubber grommets for installing drives.
  174. And then again these are your screws for installing your motherboard and putting additional standoffs in.
  175. If you wanted to so we want to save these and we’ll talk about when we get ready this thing together.
  176. What you’re gonna need out of here to get ready for that okay so what we’re gonna do now is we’re actually going to install our hard drives.
  177. Because before we kind of get too too far inside of this is just a little bit easier.
  178. We have options in terms of where we’re gonna do our hard drives right here.
  179. It’s it’s plainly a label that says hdd this is going to be where we’re going to be putting our mechanical drive.
  180. Which again we wanted to show you each part of this this wasn’t included in the bill.
  181. But we wanted to show you this is a six terabyte seagate barracuda.
  182. This is a big beefy drive but we’re gonna go and put this in here just to show you how to do it over here.
  183. On the left you actually have two places to install what are called SSDs so this is the part that’s included.
  184. This is your vulcan again very pretty looking SSD here you can see like kind of a shine and you can install those either up here or up here.
  185. You have the option we’re gonna actually have the option of putting it in the front or you can actually put it in the back.
  186. Depending on what you prefer and they go like this it’s basically the way to go either.
  187. There or there we’re actually gonna put ours in the front just to make it look nice.
  188. First thing we’re gonna do is we’re gonna install a hard drive so just take your thumb screw like so and then you know I basically want my cables to come out this way.
  189. So I’m gonna take my drive you’ll just want your SATA power and your SATA data off to the right now you’ll see these holes you want to.
  190. Basically push them as far to the left as possible so you have a lot sticking out on the right hand side the screws that I showed you.
  191. These are the ones you’re gonna want to use line those up like so I do a corner at a time it’s just a little bit easier.
  192. Keeps it from like slipping versus like doing next to each other little little tip there you go and my name.
  193. What you’re gonna do is you’re gonna see these little slots right here and there’s little slots right here inside of the case.
  194. Just slip those little slots into there like so and push it down and screw it down and just like that our super beefy boy hard drive is ready to go.
  195. There’s that hard drive so we’re gonna do right here is you’re gonna take your this is your team force hard drive.
  196. We’re gonna stick these like this then you’re gonna take these little rubber grommets you’re gonna put him on each corner.
  197. You’re gonna want the little nipple up you’re gonna screw these in.
  198. Now you don’t you don’t want to scream too tight you just want to screw em down tight enough then you scream into all four corners and the screw.
  199. You’re going to need is gonna look just like this you can see it’s got little threads at the bottom.
  200. Then it’s clear at the top don’t tie them too much just tighten like kind of finger tight same thing then you’re going to kind of set this off to the side.
  201. Grab your case take your SSD you can see there’s four holes right here it’s gonna reach underneath.
  202. You’ll be kind of see them slip through just push it in just like that and you tighten the rest of your screws.
  203. Now you’ll know, you’ll feel, like when you feel tension like you feel like it’s pushing against you.
  204. It’s kind of when you stop screwing good to go next up take these just kind of push them down here for now.
  205. As will need these later on and then we’re gonna put in our motherboard.
  206. For motherboard first thing we’re do is this is your I/O shield you want to open this up you can see it says up here at the top.
  207. Like you can tell what the top is because it’s like it’s all clear up here so this is the top is the bottom.
  208. We want to put it like this what you’re gonna do is you’re gonna stick it in just like that you’re gonna press on each corner make sure it clicks into place.
  209. Sometimes they fight yeah okay there it goes now just like that there we go.
  210. One of things about this case is you though you have we are using micro atx it did not install all of the required standoffs.
  211. These are what you’re gonna need right here you’ll need three of them so these are standoffs they’ve threads at the bottom and they look hexagonal.
  212. You also need this this is your standoff tightener what this does is this goes over the sand off so you basically stick the standoff in.
  213. Like that once we’re gonna tighten it down so you’ll see there’s one here it says in next to it.
  214. You’re gonna install one right here for micro atx it says mike get micro atx it’s funny you just wanna kind of screw it in there’s gonna be another one way over here.
  215. It says em they’re all labeled with em it’s not you’re not gonna put them in all the same places as em but you’re gonna basically put them in here.
  216. And then there’s another one in the top left corner.
  217. You’re going to take your standoffs screw header put it on like that and put it over it and then tighten these down.
  218. That were in the top corner now we grab our motherboard just kind of shove it in like so this pin right in.
  219. Right that so go like this just like that because we were looking for the screws they were there.
  220. Undo this real quick this is your one fan your ex your fan for pulling out air again there’s no there’s outside of the air being blown out of the fan.
  221. Which you may need additional ones this is the only fan header you have to hookup.
  222. Take this little thing and you see it’s got a little black like teeth just lines up right here on the left.
  223. You’re gonna push it in just like that there you go fan header is connected next up we’re gonna hook up our USB 3.
  224. Go ahead and pull these through see these right here put them into this big hole right here.
  225. Like this there you go like that four USB three there’s a little nipple right here and right down here you’ll see a little hole that little nipple goes in that little hole.
  226. You just turn it on and push it in just like that and there’s our USB 3.
  227. Now for hd audio this one goes way over here in the corner like this and actually.
  228. See it’s got a missing thing, there’s also a missing pin over here line it up just like that.
  229. Push it in just like that so there’s our hd audio so you’re gonna want to set your hard drive and reset switch like this in your hand.
  230. I’m gonna far left one is the hard drive into the reset switch and it goes choose that okay you’re gonna take your flour.
  231. Plus and minus just like this and then your power switch goes next to it plus and minus is always the hardest ones.
  232. To install first I mean last so it’s always best to do those they go next to each other.
  233. Like so if that and then your power switch goes in the two pins right next to it like that.
  234. There you go all your front panels are connected we’re going to do real quick is we’re gonna take this cable over here.
  235. This is just again I want to make sure that your your stuff looks good and zip-tie.
  236. This kind of down some to zip-tie right here in the corner just to kind of keep this tight so.
  237. Like so my bet okay so now we have those kind of cleaned up nice and cleaned up then you just take your little cable tie cutters your sorry.
  238. Your wire cutters you end up with like kind of a cleaner looking build we do stuff like this there you go.
  239. And then my little trick is to kind of twist these around so you can’t see a bit of the cable time okay so now we have all of our front panel connectors plugged in.
  240. Front panel connectors plugged in everything is ready kind of clear here we know that we’re going to install our graphics drivers or what.
  241. You’re going to have to do here you’re gonna have to basically remove these and they’re kind of push and so you just kind of push them out like that twist and then it come out.
  242. Just like that there’s one same thing with this one right here push from the side just kind of clipping it.
  243. And then you kind of let’s go back and forth with a couple times and eventually just come right out there you go.
  244. Just like that there you go lines up right with this key I put it in the wrong one.
  245. I can’t go I can still put this back no I can’t so when we tell this to people just say don’t take that one out so it’s correct that let’s see this one out okay.
  246. So one word of warning and just make sure you show them don’t take this one out you actually want to take the two below it out.
  247. If you have an extra one that you any one of the case fittings like if you have another case fitting from another case.
  248. Like which I do I can fill that in but that was just a mistake on my part so okay we’re going to take this again.
  249. You’re gonna want to put it down to the second slot is the second and third slot which is a little bit of a surprise for me now.
  250. The way this works is it just lines up there’s a little clip right here.
  251. Clip is down just pushes in just like that it’s good to go and you’ll hear a nice satisfying clip once it’s in.
  252. What you can do now is if you want to down here at the bottom you have this extra cabling which if you want to clean up.
  253. I’m going to do I know I made the mistake before of doing that.
  254. But take your zip tie wrap it around like that.
  255. I’m just going to zip tie that fan cable to the other cable but keep it nice and clean just for the sake of awesomeness.
  256. Because you have more than enough they give you lots of these but one more, so you go you got that.
  257. Now you take these two screws, you have two of these little hexagonal screws I’ll show you these again.
  258. Take two of these little hexagonal screws and the screw him in over here this will just secure your card in.
  259. There we go graphics card is installed now what we’re gonna do is we’re gonna run our two SATA cables the two flat ends.
  260. And if you look in here the one goes right here like so and then the other one goes right on top of it like so, okay there’s your SATA you’re just gonna shove these down at the back.
  261. I’ll show you the and we’ll show you the other part of this here in a second and take this cable like this.
  262. Put it like this right here like so clip right in there’s that cable now this one is interesting again same thing it’s got a little l.
  263. There’s a little l right here but this one we’re going to do upside down put it in just like that.
  264. Now we’re going to install our power supply this actually has a power supply bracket.
  265. So right here in the back we’re going to remove these four screws so we’re gonna take this out.
  266. Like that the we’re going to want to mount the visit of the bracket on to here.
  267. You’re just gonna this is like so nice with its black on black, on black, on black, so clean.
  268. There we’re going to line this like this just it there’s a little lip on the bottom that kind of holds it down.
  269. Gonna want to kind of line up this like this and what I do is I’ll take the first screw.
  270. Put it in right there screw it down just kind of clean them all up and these are all included with your psu.
  271. Their psu actually came with these four screws final screw going in the corner like this.
  272. Once you kind of have all four of them in, you’re going to quickly tighten the last ones down like so.
  273. Okay so there now your brackets installed next step is to get this inside of the case.
  274. Take this like so shove it up just like this right up to the edge grab your screws.
  275. This is why having a magnetic screwdriver is always helpful since you always want to be able to grab anything.
  276. Get that lined up like so top screw and screw it in there.
  277. You go grab your other screws and one more here like that then your last one goes in the corner right over here and there we go.
  278. All of our screws are now in and our psu is installed now while we’re back here.
  279. Let’s just take this real quick with this like this one thing we’ve learned.
  280. Ladies and gentlemen one thing we’ve learned is you got to unscrew these.
  281. I’m learning things so sometimes we do this is, what mistakes these are how things happen.
  282. So you got to unscrew these screws now just know how ya happy accidents.
  283. You have to undo these screws then from here then you put this on like so and then you screw these into these slots.
  284. Like this, which I did not know but now I do know there’s that one again same thing with this one screw it in.
  285. And once you have those in like that I figured you just do all this at the same time.
  286. Take this and screw that in like that and now the back is actually ready.
  287. Okay so now let’s start to power up the psu I mean this, see the rest of the PC the best way is because as you can see these are not the prettiest cables in the world.
  288. Is there is a I’m going to shove most of these into the back and only use the ones that I need so down here you’ll see this giant hole kind of down here.
  289. It stores many of these tables in the back as I potentially can going to take our SATA 2 SATA cables.
  290. This is a SATA and don’t be sad about your SATA use that joke so many times sorry I’m not sorry.
  291. Right so we’re take this cable again there’s a little lip and because this is right side up you’re just gonna stick it in just like this.
  292. Right against that lip you’re going to take this other one that’s right here, because this one is upside down should surround this way.
  293. Again you’re just going to line up the lip there you go ok now our hard drive power is completely powered up you give us the rest.
  294. These we’re actually going to use CPU extensions but if you wanted to this would be all you do is you run this one but well I’m going to show you with CPU extensions.
  295. If you don’t want you to CPU extensions it’s pretty straightforward but we’re going to use cable extensions to make this look better.
  296. Let me show you how to hook these up without cable extensions and then we’ll hook up the cable extensions AFterwards.
  297. So this cable is your power cable and for this one we’re gonna run it down through this hole right here.
  298. This is a 24 pin atx cable so we’re going to put that one right down here like this and then these.
  299. See how this is CPU you need four of these these actually split in half so there’s actually a little these actually come apart.
  300. You don’t want to do one of these apart like this you’re gonna shove this one right up in here like this and then I’ll show you on the other side what that looks like.
  301. There we go now that is all the cables we need so we’re gonna flip this back over and don’t worry about cleaning this up AFterwards.
  302. Okay here’s our 24 pin so again there’s a little clip there’s a little clip on this you take that little clip and it goes on the outside.
  303. That’s just gonna go and write down like so, push it on down like that then you have another one up here and you see how it’s split.
  304. There’s gonna take one of those and flip it over and plug it in right here just like that in the clip in when it’s clipped in.
  305. And that’s how you would do it without cable extensions.
  306. Now we’re gonna add cable extensions because it’s gonna look so much better.
  307. So this is the only other cable them to show you without the power extensions and then we’ll go to well.
  308. Actually show you the cable extensions this is actually the cable you need to power your GPU it says PCie on it.
  309. There’s a little hole right here I’ll shove it through here like this take this little cable the PCi 3 and remember this splits into three and four.
  310. You’re gonna take the little three pin you’re gonna shove it in just like up top just like that .
  311. There you go and you’re gonna what you could cable tie these together.
  312. If you wanted to to make it look cleaner but that’s how you’re gonna install that without the cable extension.
  313. Now I’m gonna show you what its gonna look like with the cable extensions so this is a set of cable combs these are by aj horse.
  314. You might be asking these these cable combs you install on your own now.
  315. If you want to know how to install and base it what you do is you stick your basically make sure you see how your cables plug in.
  316. Like I checked how they plugged in and then I chose to put my cable combs on top so you just basically want to stick it in and that’s how you know how to install your cable combs.
  317. So that’s just a little neat little thing so what I’m gonna do right now is I’m gonna plug this in like this so that takes care of my power.
  318. You’re gonna shove this this hole right here like so and then I’m going to take this one.
  319. Which I’ve also tested and pre apply of my cable combs stick it like this that’s gonna go in this little hole down here.
  320. And then finally our last one which is the CPU one again it splits I’m gonna take one of these run it through the top so it comes in like that ended up just like this.
  321. Shake it turn it around and you’re gonna plug it into the cable spot just like yeah there you go.
  322. Now it’s all of your cables are plugged in we’re gonna turn this over we’re in a cable manage this mess done we’re gonna take that 24-pin connector that we had right here.
  323. Connect those together like that and then we’re this is our this is to our graphics card or take this one we’re gonna take this one I’m just gonna connect this together again they have lips.
  324. Just look for the lip like so there’s that and then finally there’s one here that says CPU I would just connect those back together like this.
  325. Which is are all back together snaps back together and you’re gonna connect that one in just like this so then all your cables are now connected.
  326. Now what we want to do when you think about cable management is you want to hide as much as you potentially can so none of it shows on the left-hand side.
  327. So what we want to do is really minimize what you can see through the back of the case.
  328. I’m gonna take one cable tie cable tie this together because at this point in time the PC is completely hooked up that is ready to get turned on.
  329. We want to make sure it looks clean and especially when you want to make the PC gods happy with you cleaner.
  330. It looks the happier they are, I’m pretty sure there’s something about how clean it looks is.
  331. How much better it runs, I’m sure there’s some sort of efficiency number going on there so I’m doing right now is I’m just kind of clumping cables together.
  332. Just kind of get stuff cleaned up so I’m gonna take my cable tie ones I’m gonna do a long one of these long ones.
  333. The cool thing about this case is they give you some super long zip ties I’m gonna zip tie this together again you want to keep it nice.
  334. Out of it you want to keep as much out of the the windows as possible and the cool thing like.
  335. One of the things I love about this case is that there’s lots of places to do that okay now finally these last couple cables.
  336. We have like extra up here kind of shove into like a nice big group like so and we’re gonna kind of keep them behind the back plate here.
  337. So these would go right up here and again you don’t want to be too thick in terms of your stuff and you might have to do these in a couple clumps right.
  338. I’m gonna clump up these up here you draw your extra SATA cables and then give it enough room so it kind of clumps up here like this.
  339. That’s, and then the same thing with this one again clumping them kind of together like so twist them as best you can.
  340. But and then get this together like this this may get a nice kind of clean clump here take one of your really long cables around like that and zip tie that together.
  341. If I did that it and there you go now, your PC it’s nice and clean now again.
  342. I know just because we have all these extra cables I definitely wanted to make sure that front was gonna look better than the back.
  343. So the back is still pretty clean looking again I’m kind of pushing these down and they want to actually go ahead.
  344. Do one more zip tie right there test that out here in a minute big thing is just want to make sure everything is nice and flat.
  345. Out of the way so we’re actually gonna go ahead and zip tie this one taking one more long cable tie.
  346. Shove that like that and then cable tie this bit together this is just to hold these last cables down there you go okay.
  347. You go all of our cables are tied nice from the front there you go okay now you have that like that when you look at the front nice looking clean build.
  348. Okay now we’re just gonna put our back panels on buckle because coolermaster gave us a lot of room in the back okay no too much.
  349. You don’t need to tighten these too much is just like when it just gets a little bit tough that’s you want to stop and there we go our PC is ready to try and turn on.
  350. Oop see you late there where’s the power button oh that’s right it’s on the front that’s right.
  351. Posts it posts button and now we’re gonna install oh we’re gonna stall windows on it pretty sounding drive that’s like it’s got all sorts of room in the side.
  352. Like we can put we can put like a an led screen there you go yeah on the computer the files are on the computer.
  353. As you can see we have actually posted we are inside of the bios everything is good one of the things.
  354. That now we’re gonna do is gonna show you really quickly how install an operating system.
  355. Now you’ve got your machine set up right now you can see that if you’re looking in here.
  356. You can see we’ve got a risin five sixteen hundred or six core is in there, it’s running everything.
  357. Showing up our RAM, showing 16 Gigs everything good there we’re gonna do is take this little USB and plug it in right here.
  358. You’re ready to basically install and go and hit save changes and restart yes and then we’re gonna choose boot options.
  359. From the boot menu here in a minute and you hit delete to bring up uefi boot options so f2 or delete or f11 works as well.
  360. Hit that go to boot and then we’re going to choose our microsoft windows boom then we’re gonna hit exit and then save changes and exit.
  361. And just for the sake we’re gonna get to the point where actually gonna test this I’m gonna show you how to enable your new drives.
  362. But for the sake of testing, because I only chose I only wanted to see what this was.
  363. With a 250 Gig T-Force we’re gonna test it just with the t force and so that’s we’re gonna install the operating system here.
  364. We’re not gonna put it on the end dot – we’re not gonna stick it anywhere else.
  365. This is just about making sure that this is tested with the setup that we recommended.
  366. I just wanted to show you as part of the setup whether some of the upgrade options in case you want to install it.
  367. And you had an all up guide on how to setup this PC.
  368. So we’re gonna it next install now setup is installing and just just to be super clear this is not a quiet PC.
  369. I mean it’s not I’m gonna say I don’t have a card at key for the sake of this and I’m an insult pro it’s not a quiet PC.
  370. There is some noise again you could replace these fans with ml fans but again the stock fan that we have here.
  371. Plus the stock cooler should be more than enough to basically cool this CPU so I’m gonna go custom and then you see I have all of these different.
  372. When we do is because I know that I’m installing it on the 250 Gig hard drive there’s more games is just because I wanted to have games pre-installed.
  373. But you’re going to do this 250 250 Gig one here hit next and then we’re gonna copy windows we’re copying windows now.
  374. Again this is still an SSD so it should still go relatively quickly which is great so you’re still going to get really copy.
  375. Really fast copy speeds and the install of windows probably is gonna take maybe 10-15 minutes cost.
  376. Now the games are a test in this is, we’re gonna run some apex legends and we’re going to also test I believe will we’ll throw in support 9.
  377. I think those are two easy games to get set up and installed and we’ll we’ll show you what the frame rate is on those.
  378. Because I think those are probably the ones that people are probably most interested in if there’s something else you’d love us to test.
  379. Maybe in the future let us know but for now in the inspiration below but for now we’re just gonna we’re gonna verify things against those two games come on baby.
  380. Installing features installing updates the moment you’ve been waiting for yeah we’re not even gonna wait we’re gonna restart now.
  381. Okay so our os is installed we’re gonna go ahead and remove this drive because we do not need it anymore boom there you go.
  382. Once we get in and we kind of finish the setup the hard drive then we’ll go back and we’ll make sure our RAM is running at 3200.
  383. So we’re into that we’re in the normal settings now here we go so again region you’re gonna choose is united states.
  384. Yes I’m in the united states I’m gonna use a normal us layout if you want to add a second layout from your another country.
  385. Or if you want to get into that you can we’re gonna skip that for me for network I always recommend installing windows with a wired connection not wireless.
  386. I just it’s just that much faster so if you can do that and just plug it in wired if you don’t have an option.
  387. You got to do wireless but I would always recommend doing windows with and with a internet connection on.
  388. So we’re just letting it finish its stuff here I’m gonna set it up for personal use if you worked.
  389. Because I’m using pro you get this option if you’re running home you do not get this option but because I’m running pro.
  390. I’m gonna set it up for personal use for now I’m not gonna install an msa I’m just gonna do an offline account if you want to use a microsoft account.
  391. The settings will be very close to the same in terms of just this last little bit of startup and I’m a hit offline account if you want to have this sync across all of your stuff.
  392. This is just telling you what you get if you use a microsoft account I’m gonna do limited experience.
  393. And then for here I’m just gonna call it robi cut there we go and then I’m gonna next and I’m not gonna put in a password just for the sake of us being able to do pictures.
  394. Now device do more across device history this is just letting you know that if you wanted to have your windows feature sync across like on your phone or anything like that.
  395. You have the option of doing that it’s just telling you more about that I’m gonna hit no for now and then this is if you want to use cortana it’s up to you.
  396. I never used voice assistances voice assistance with my computer with my PC I don’t really talk to my PC if you wanted to have that option cheat she does.
  397. I mean she’s integrating with bing which is great I’m just not going to use it decline now this stuff here this is basically things that are privacy.
  398. Settings for your PC if you want to do so use your voice and dictation this is like telling you that it sends voice data to basically make it better.
  399. This it lets you know if you need to find your device if you don’t know where you placed your PC.
  400. Then you have that option inking and typing this is just basically again this is everything here is about trying to make things better from microsoft.
  401. The ones I have tendency to keep is the diagnostic data I keep that at full eye and then I turn everything else off.
  402. Because frankly they don’t need it but the one that I do care about is any diagnostic date diagnostic data is good for them to have so.
  403. It except there and then we are set up windows is coming in okay so let me just show you the quick things that I do to set up for running windows.
  404. As you can see we have a couple of things that no speaker or headphones are plugged in great first I’m going to do is I and one of those old school people.
  405. Who always puts the recycle bin in the bottom right because I care and I delete this because I don’t need it.
  406. So clear out my desktop I’m just simple like that let’s activate and our hard drives.
  407. If you added more hard drives when I hit create in for mount hard disk partitions you go from here and you’d see the other drives that I have installed.
  408. Because I’ve already done the more games one that’s already showing up here but if I wanted to create this one this is that physical drive I’d put in there.
  409. Next assign a drive later I’m gonna call this one media and hit next get finished so now if you go and.
  410. Hit the windows ikki you’ll actually see I’ve got my more games my media.
  411. I have a tendency to name this one operating system just so I know that windows is here.
  412. If you are only if you’re following the recommended $499 build then you’re only gonna have this windows drive.
  413. Remember you’re just you don’t have a ton of room but you’re we’re gonna run for the sake of this we’re gonna just run things off of windows.
  414. The next thing and install our nvidia drive now this is up this is up to you.
  415. I do use geforce experience so we’re gonna install geforce experience real quick and this just allows me to obvious keep your your drives up-to-date.
  416. Let me tell you why do you want to keep your drive up your drivers up-to-date when you run nvidia geforce experience is.
  417. That if you’re doing things like obs you’re streaming a lot of those things require you to have the most up-to-date drivers using geforce experience is just a super fast way for nvidia.
  418. To let you know that there are updated drivers for you the other thing I would resp recommend as well while we’re waiting for that to install.
  419. If you look for drive booster pro 7 this is an all up drive drive manager you can see drive booster 7 pro it’s a wwi obit.
  420. I would definitely recommend doing this is a paid service no I’m not sponsored by them.
  421. This is what I use it manages all my drivers and keeps them up to date.
  422. So we’re going to get rid of that and we’re going to finish our install of geforce experience and get our latest nvidia driver.
  423. Now while you’re doing that I’m not going to show this up on here is go to start settings go to update and security and make sure that you run all your updates.
  424. I would definitely recommend updating windows all the time making sure it’s up to date.
  425. Then taking the updates as they come in again, we have a lot of security things that have a tendency to go through here.
  426. Making sure your drivers are up to date and automatically installing them makes a lot of sense so that’s my recommendation there surrounding the korean install here.
  427. So we’ve got windows installed but one of the things is now that we’re getting ready to playing the games we want to make sure that we get our set to 3200 MHz.
  428. Here we are inside the bios what you’re gonna do is as soon as you restart the PC make sure you hit delete in the case for this one.
  429. Go to oc tweaker here at the top you’ll see this load x and p settings change it to x and p profile to saying it’s shedding all your settings there.
  430. You can see it’s actually going to 3200 all that kind of jazz you see your beer and voltage change go to exit safe changes exit boom you’re ready to go.
  431. So again we’re playing right now we’re playing we were playing apex legends this is capped at 60 right now just given with some of the limitations of the monitor.
  432. I’m not playing at a high frame rate monitor what you’re seeing right now I’m playing easily at 60 frames per second.
  433. Actually I could have set the I could have set the resolution higher if I wanted to but yeah not having any issues whatsoever running this at 60 up we got a guy right there.
  434. Let’s go super and kill him if I kill somebody on this then this person is terrible and I’m ok with it.
  435. I don’t know I’m down that’s ok kill me kill me but there you go it’s a cool 60 hearings per second no problem we played this.
  436. We’ll middle of our game but no issue there again I’m okay with oh I might actually get picked up.
  437. No he’s going in there but again working really really well and we’re still seeing it a nice solid 60 you could totally modify your settings.
  438. To get this to even better if you wanted to this was setting it with almost everything maxed out and it was sitting at 60 running at no issue.
  439. Whatsoever so let’s leave this and let’s take a look at fortnight now let me be super clear about something.
  440. I haven’t played fortnight in a really long time but again this is just one of those games that it makes a lot of sense for people right now.
  441. Average frames there there we go again I’ve only have a 60 FPS monitor so it makes it a little bit hard.
  442. But we’re getting a solid 60 FPS here we haven’t played anything yet but let’s go take some stuff down let’s see what happens when I take down this tree bus launching.
  443. There we go no no like we’re sitting again super constant FPS let’s see what our settings are real quick and see what it’s set it’s running 1920 by 1080 brightness graphics is auto set.
  444. Look at that all epic it’s like everything’s on so yeah we’re gonna jump now how are you we’re just gonna get ‘spicy ladies.
  445. We got a nice little dip there 260 but again if you wanted to get greater than 60 FPS you could totally change your settings.
  446. This is setting everything to high which was the auto detection but this is not set for esport if you wanted to set it for esport settings.
  447. Which is just basically meaning you’re gonna get the ideal settings, for your game you could totally do that we’re gonna drop spicy and try and get something here.
  448. I’m probably already dead because I should have already been on the ground we’re gonna get into this in this building, I’m gonna get killed like right away it’s gonna be awesome.
  449. What was that give me your stuff oh god oh god I’m out of weapon oh this is not good let’s get this here we go – there we go.
  450. No we’re good where’d you go taking shield oh god I killed somebody this is just that we just a drop it spicy again just getting hitting in a nice 60FPS and we’re good to go there.

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