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How To Build A Gaming PC with Windows Install (2018) - $450 PC Build

what's happening guys it's up in Texas and in this video I'm gonna show you how you can build an affordable gaming PC to game comfortably in 1080p this build is gonna cost you around $450 and if you want to see the performance of this PC and how it handles most of the games out there make sure to check out the benchmark video which I will link below by the way you guys can use this build guide for any PC you don't have to have the exact same parts as I do because the installation process is pretty much the same across all computers even if you have a different processor so before we begin obviously you will need a screw driver to install the components also a large surface area to work with preferably something that doesn't generate static like a wooden surface for example I also recommend using some sort of a tray to hold the screws in that way doesn't roll around and get lost I don't have a tray with me now so I'm gonna be using this mug instead and finally you guys will need an 8 gigabyte USB stick because this is where we're gonna be installing the Windows operating system and so make sure you guys have at least 8 gigs but yeah other than that I think we pretty much have everything else let's begin the belt guide alright guys so before we begin this is what you'll need to do take out the motherboard and put it on top of its box when you guys are handling the motherboard always grab it from the sides do not touch the backside and not touch any of the components on top you'll also need the i/o shield and take out the SATA cables that come inside the motherboard one for each drive you are connecting we are connecting one hard drive so we're going to need one SATA cable other than that obviously you'll need your screwdriver and we're gonna need the CPU as well where is it here it is so yeah you'll need the CPU and the heatsink now step one is to pop the CPU inside the cover I'm going to show you guys how to do that so what you guys have to do is match the gold triangle to the triangle on the actual cover so mine is located over here simply just lift the lever up open the cover once again make sure the triangle on the CPU is matching the triangle on the board itself and just gently place it down do not apply any force let it gently sit on the socket once it's fully seated lower to cover and then just lock it in place by lowering down the lever this plastic piece usually pops off if it doesn't don't worry about it just peel it off right now ready to install the RAM so grab your RAM sticks whether you have one or two and we're basically gonna install them on the motherboard and here's how you do that you can open these up on the side and if you only have two amp slots and you're installing two m6 obviously just insert them you don't have to worry about what order they go in you guys are gonna have to match the gap in the RAM with the notch on the actual slot so as you guys can see that does not match so I'm gonna flip it around and it matches this way so what I'm gonna do is gently lower the RAM stick down evenly and apply pressure from the top of hill it snaps in place just like that if it snaps in place you'll see that it's locked and fully seated from the side so basically you do the same thing for your other Ram stick apply pressure at the same time boom locked in place you get to go now if your motherboard has four Ram slots and you only have two sticks then there's a certain order you have to install them on your board is usually written right on the motherboard itself on which slots to occupy first and you can also find that exact diagram on the motherboard manual I know it's time to install the heatsink I'm using the stock heatsink that came with our CPU if you guys are using a third-party cooler make sure to follow the instructions listed in the manual so that you can install that instead now to install the heatsink it's very simple all you have to do is match the four pins to the four holes on the motherboard make sure you position it in a way that the cable reaches the CPU fan header on the top here now one more thing guys the heatsink usually comes pre applied with thermal paste as you guys can see so there's no need to actually put in thermal paste however if your cooler does not come with thermal paste it's very important to apply some in the center of the CPU alright so once the four pins are aligned with the holes it just gently lower it down do not apply any force make sure it just sits flush once it's sitting down on the CPU you can then push down on each pin in a crisscross pattern so I'm gonna start off with this one then we're going to move across to this one you guys can hear it snap in place in this one and then finally this one over here alright so now that the heatsink is installed we're gonna grab the cable coming out of it and we're gonna hook it to the CPU fan header on the motherboard so grab a cable with the white tip make sure that the pins align with the holes and then gently insert it in just like that alright now we're ready to put the entire thing inside the case so go ahead and grab your case put it flat on the desk I'll lower this a little bit now before we put the motherboard inside we got installed the i/o shield so here's what you're gonna have to do make sure that the three circles over here the holes are facing the bottom of the case as you guys can see the holes are facing the bottom I'm gonna turn it around this way and essentially just press on the shield until it snaps in place the trick is to apply pressure on all four two corners one by one until it snaps in place just like that so if you did it quickly you should see that the entire shield is kind of sticking out from the case it's not sitting flush with the backside all right next we're gonna go ahead and remove the back panel of the case because this is usually where they put the the screws that you need to install the motherboards let's back here just go ahead and remove it real quick you're gonna need this bag of screws to install the rest of the components so make sure to hold on to this all right I'm gonna put the case flat on the surface so most cases have the standoffs already pre-installed inside there so I don't have to do anything other than just lower down the motherboard if your case does not have them installed you have to grab these standoffs from the bag and basically install them in the exact spots you need to align with the holes on the motherboard it's actually really easy to figure out where it goes so just gently lower the motherboard down and don't place it down yet guys just kind of hover it around and trying to line the holes on the motherboard with the holes on the case and that's how you'll know where to install this standoffs alright now it's time to lower the motherboard inside the case once again guys grab it from the side you can even grab it from the heatsink as you lower it down so make sure to align the i/o back of your motherboard to the hole cut out from the i/o shield so gently lower it down make sure you're aligning the holes okay if your motherboard aligns perfectly with the standoffs you'll hear it snap in place once you lower the motherboard and if it still moves around as you guys can see it's not budging anymore so if your motherboard is still moving around it's not sitting flush on with the standoffs so make sure it is sitting flush guys alright now it's time to secure the motherboard against the case and we're going to do that by using these screws you're going to need five or six of these now you can screw them in one by one make sure you guys are tying the screws with your wrist do not over tighten them doesn't that have to be super tight alright so our case comes with a single fan and we're gonna hook this up right now so instead of running the cable across the board and just plugging it down here it's gonna look really dumb so what I'm gonna do is route it behind that the case for better cable management so I'm gonna run it through here and then out from the bottom and we're gonna hook it up to the fan header on the motherboard this is what it looks like smash the pins and slide it in just like that now if your case has more than one fan or you could be installing more fans in your PC then you can use the fan headers that look just like that on your motherboard and connect your fans to that instead but for this build we only have one so that is all we need to hook up all right now it's time to install the power supply so grab the power supply out of the box along with the small bag which comes with four of these screws because we're gonna need them to hook up the power supply to the case alright so with the fan facing down and from the back of the case we're going to slide the power supply in just like this and we're gonna align the holes on the back of the case with the holes on the power supply before we screw them in alright so once the holes are aligned just insert the screw don't over tighten it just yet guys just enough until the power supply is in place and then you can go and finish up tightening the rest of it so once all four screws are and then you can go back and tighten each one all right now it's time to hook up these storage devices I'm going to show you guys how to install both a hard drive as well as an SSD depending on what you're installing in your own PC if you're gonna be installing your hard drive make sure you guys grab the bag that says HDD if you're gonna install an SSD grab the bag that says SSD pretty straightforward for the SSD we're gonna need three of these screws and three of these rubber grommets here's we're gonna do we're gonna slide the screw through the rubber grommet just like this here's what it looks like you can install these screws on these three holes guys we're gonna leave this one empty pit so once all three two screws are installed here's how you hook this up to your case you're basically going to insert these screws inside the big hole first and then we're gonna shift the entire SSD to the left that way it locks in place so here's what it looks like just like that shift it to the left and it locks in place you guys can see it doesn't move this isn't really required but if you guys want you can tighten the SS da to the back of the case by screwing it in from this final hole over here it's the same exact screw as the other three but this is basically kind of like a safety measure so that the SSD doesn't pop out of place so this case supports up to two hard drives guys you can mount it on the bottom of the case you guys can see the cutouts or on the top portion of the case as you guys can see so just for demonstration purposes I'm going to show you guys how to install the hard drive on the surface over here now for the hard drive it's the exact same process the only difference is we're gonna be using the screws from the hard drive bag like I mentioned earlier so we're gonna get three screws and three grommets just like last time and we're gonna install them on these three holes over here so these are the three screws we're gonna occupy and I'm gonna leave this one empty so with the screws facing upwards and the ports facing outwards you guys are gonna insert it from the back like this while you align the screws with the bigger circle as you guys can see so you're just gonna have to wiggle it around a little bit pop the rubber grommet through just like that and then slide it inwards just like that you guys can hear it snap in place just like before guys you can use the forth screw and tighten the hard drive to the case if you guys want alright now it's time to hook up the cables to your storage device so we're gonna need one SATA cable that came in the motherboard box and one of these which is connected to the power supply this is gonna be supplying the power to your SSD or your hard drive so you guys going to need one of these each for each device you are plugging in so if you're doing two drives you'll need two of these and then two of these cables luckily most power supplies have three of these connectors hooked up as you guys can see so here's what you gonna do so gonna be connecting these SATA data cable to the smaller portion behind the hard drive by the way guys these connections are exactly the same for the SSD as well so just follow along you know grab the cable and then insert it slowly in until it snaps in place and now for the SATA power cable same thing just hook it up in the back he's only going one way guys so if it doesn't connect obviously flip it around and try it the other way so once it connects in you're pretty much set now we're gonna be hooking up the other end of the SATA data cable into the motherboard so I'm just gonna route it underneath here we're gonna plug this cable in to any of these SATA ports over here I like to usually start off on the top so just grab your cable make sure the clip is facing outwards and then insert it in until it clicks just like that alright now it's time to hook up the cables to the motherboard the first one we're gonna start off with is the 24 pin so I'm gonna route it through here make sure both of these are connected together first before you insert it in this plugs into the 24 pin socket on the motherboard it's really hard to miss make sure the clip is facing to the right by the way you guys are having trouble just make sure to wiggle it around a little bit until it snaps in place it's important that this cable is fully seated guys so make sure that there is no gap between the actual cable and the socket on the motherboard make sure the clip is fully seated alright the next cable is labeled CPU I'm going to run the cable from the back from the top well you're gonna connect one of the four pins to the socket on the motherboard slowly insert it in and then you'll hear it snap in place once again make sure this cable is fully seated okay next up is the USB 3 cable and this one has a blue tip I'm gonna go ahead and route this one from here same as the 24 pin cable and this connects to the USB 3 header on the board here be very careful with these pins you guys if you insert the cable at an angle you can easily bend them and it's gonna be really hard to hook this cable up so make sure you are inserting it straight in just like that next cable is the HD audio and this one plugs in to the far bottom-left header okay next cable is labeled USB and this one plugs in right underneath the USB 3 cable that we just connected so it goes in right here okay finally I'm gonna be hooking up these small cables for the front IO these actually plug in to the pins right underneath that these SATA ports alright so the first cable gonna plug in is the reset switch so with the letters facing to the right we're gonna plug it in to the third and fourth pin from the bottom right I'm gonna need that we're gonna put the HDD led once again with the white letters facing to the right I'm gonna plug it right underneath that now directly to the left of the reset switch we're gonna be plugging in the power switch this one it doesn't matter which direction it's facing and then right below the power switch we're gonna be plugging in the power LED - and then the furthest on the bottom is the power LED plus also guys here is a quick diagram to show you where exactly to plug these pins in if you need additional help alright guys so now that you finished plugging in all the cables the final piece to completing the build is the GPU of course so before we plug that in we're gonna have to remove one of the PCIe brackets from the back so we're gonna go ahead and unscrew these real quick so we're actually gonna remove the top and the second piece a bracket by the way guys a quick tip it's always recommended to install the GPU on the top PCI slot on your motherboard for optimum performance so we're gonna bring it up close make sure it's aligned perfectly and snap it in place until you hear a click afterwards grab one of the screws that you removed from the PCI bracket and tighten the GPU back in place alright guys so if you follow my instructions this is what your pc would look like this is usually the time where I would say work on your cable management but because the case doesn't have a clear side panel it doesn't really matter because you're not gonna see through it anyway so if you guys won't spend time on cable management if not it doesn't even matter if you guys know how to install your operating system and the drivers then you don't have to watch the rest of the video you guys can just end it here but if you guys enjoyed the build guide and if it helped you at all to build a PC or if you even learn something dropping a like would be awesome but for those of you who want to know how to install windows and drivers into your PC then you're gonna have to follow along as mentioned earlier you will need an 8 gigabyte flash drive as well as a computer or a laptop that has internet access so grab your drive and head over to the computer that has Internet access go ahead and plug in the flash drive into the PC and then follow these instructions alright so once the USB is inside the computer we're gonna have to download the windows operating files and to do that you guys have to visit the website which I will link down below once you're on this page you guys have to go down here where it says create Windows 10 installation media and I'm gonna be clicking on download tool now once this is downloaded go ahead and click on it and open it up give it a few moments for it to get ready and then you'll see the license and Terms obviously going to hit accept so on this page just make sure everything is correct the language Edition and the architecture we are installing Windows 10 64 bit and then I'm gonna hit next and over here I'm gonna be selecting what media we're gonna be using obviously we're gonna be installing the files on a USB flash drive it says every I need at least eight gigs of space just like I've said before so make sure the USB flash drive option is selected hit next and over you're obviously going to click on the USB Drive you guys I'm gonna double check what drive that is but for me it's gonna be the letter e so by default that's already selected because that is the only thing plugged in I'm gonna going in next and let windows do its thing it's gonna go ahead and download the windows operating system onto the USB so this product might take anywhere from five to ten minutes depending on your internet speed all right so once all the files are downloaded and installed on the drive you'll have a message saying that your USB flash drive is ready all I got to do is just click finish and remove the USB from your PC all right so once you have USB go ahead and plug it into the PC that we just built and then I'm gonna hit the power button to turn it on now this is your first boot you'll get a similar message like this that says to hit f2 or delete to run setup or f1 to continue so we're gonna go in f1 and it should automatically detect the USB Drive and boot straight from the USB so there you hope the detective the USB and the Windows operating files on there so it's basically going to take you to the Windows setup page okay here we are in Windows setup we're gonna go ahead next install now so this is where you would put in your Windows key if you guys didn't buy one you can actually pick one up for around 20 dollars it's really cheap I'll drop a link down below it's from SCT key comm and if you guys put in the code TSS 2 you can actually get an extra 10% off so after you put in your Windows key go ahead and hit next I guess over here we're gonna be selecting which operating system we want to install this is really important this has to match the same operating system as your Windows key so the Windows key that I put in it was actually for Windows 10 Pro not the Home Edition so whichever Edition you have make sure you select the correct one and then hit next if you select the wrong one then you're gonna get an error so on this page just hit the accept license terms and then hit next over here it's very important make sure you guys click on custom on this page you're gonna be selecting where we want to install the Windows operating system on now obviously we only have one drive it's the one terabyte Seagate drive so you're only gonna see one option on here if you guys have additional drives for example an extra SSD or an MDOT two then over here you can select which drive you want windows to be installed on I do prefer installing windows on an SSD instead of a hard drive for a faster boot and lo times so anyway is gonna be selecting our hard drive and then we're gonna hit next and now we sit back and wait and let windows install the operating system onto our hard drive this process can take anywhere from 10 to even 30 minutes depending on the drive speed so just sit back and relax and I'll be back once it's done so once the files get installed to the hard drive your PC will restart a few times until it finally takes you to the desktop alright so once you get to this screen just follow the instructions on here and finish setting up Windows now you guys will need internet access once again so if you don't have a Wi-Fi adapter or an Ethernet cable to plug into your PC that you just built then you can go back to your other laptop or PC that has internet access because we're gonna need that to download the drivers for now I'm just gonna skip this step so once you finish all that it will take you straight to the desktop so let's the set up is complete it will take you straight to the desktop and you're pretty much done the next step is to download and install the drivers and you guys can do that on your PC if you have internet access unfortunately I don't have internet on this computer so I'm going to go back to my other PC download the drivers on a USB stick and then bring it back and install it over here alright so here are the drivers that you need to install for your PC if you're using the same parts as I am because using different parts obviously go to the manufacturers website whether it's the motherboard or the graphics card and download those drivers instead so the motherboard we're using in the build is the B 250 M H TV from asrock so I'm on the asrock website I'm going to scroll down here click on support and then we're gonna be clicking on download and these are the drivers that we're gonna need to download so first up is the realtek high-definition audio driver so click on that for China we're also going to download the Intel LAN driver same thing China server and finally the Intel management engine driver those are the three drivers we're gonna have to download from the motherboard website next we're gonna download the graphics driver so since we are using an NVIDIA GPU we're gonna download a GeForce experience once again I'll drop a link to this website down below so we have to do is click on it and then go over here and click download once all the files are downloaded just open them up extract them to the desktop and install them to your PC it's very easy and obviously if you're using an AMD GPU you're gonna have to go to the AMD drivers website and select which graphics card you're using for example let's just say it's a 500 series and the RX 580 you're gonna have to select that and then hit submit select which windows you're using and then download the appropriate Radeon software make sure you guys are downloading the latest driver for me at September 26 2008 een and just click on download once all the files are downloaded just open them up and extract them to your desktop and install them I'll show you guys an example because some of you are actually confused on how to extract files so here's one of the drivers that I downloaded I'm gonna open it up double click on the setup this window will pop up asking you to extract the files we're gonna click on extract all you can leave it on the default path which is the Downloads folder and just hit extract once everything's extracted this one that will pop up again same exact thing open it up and click on the setup but this time it's gonna ask you to install the drivers instead of extracting the files there was one thing I forgot to mention about this PC and that is regarding the power plan it is very important guys that you hit the windows button search for power plan and set it to high performance by default it's always set to balanced what it does is once you set it to high-performance the PC will run at its full potential if it's set to balanced or power saver then it's gonna under clock a few things and the PC won't be running at its full potential like it should so it's very important guys make sure to switch that in the power plan options and that wraps up the build guide if you enjoy the video or if it was that all helpful to you 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