Building My First Gaming PC – Asus ROG, I7 8700K & Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ICX


(upbeat music) – Hey everybody, welcome back toe Ai Cave. I’m Scorpio Girl, and
today we are building my very first gaming PC. In my last video, you saw me unboxing all the amazing equipment
that’s going to into my PC. First, thank you everyone that donated to help me get all the
equipment that I need so that I can have my own PC, and I can start gaming like a pro. Close to a pro. Maybe a little bit closer to a pro. Maybe not pro, but little bit better. (high impact music) Well, first a disclaimer. This is not a how to build video. This is not an instruction on how to build a gaming PC. This is just me showing you how I built my very first gaming PC. The first thing we’re gonna do is install my CPU into my motherboard. I’m gently taking the
motherboard out of the box and placing it on top of it for the the initial CPU
and heat sync installation. The top of the box is a
nice, non-conductive surface that is easy to build
on prior to installing the components into the case. After taking the CPU out of the box, I gently push down the retention arm on the CPU socket to
unhinge the protective plate and CPU cover. Once this is done, the
motherboard pins are exposed allowing me to align
the CPU into the socket and drop it into place. Refastening the retention
arm will secure the CPU and automatically remove
the plastic safety cover. With the CPU properly slotted, we can now move onto the cooling solution. I am using a single, all-in-one cooler. To mount this, I first
need to align a bracket to the backside of the motherboard. This will secure the
cooler to the motherboard. (upbeat music) However, before I can mount the cooler, I must first apply
thermal paste to the CPU. This compound allows for
a better transfer of heat between the CPU heat sync and
the heat sync on the cooler. (upbeat music) After fastening the thumb
screws in a cross pattern, the cooler is properly
mounted and I can move on. (upbeat music) Next, I insert my RAM into the DIMM slots on the motherboard. If you notice, there are
four slots on the board, but I only have two. This is okay as it allows
for upgrade ability in the future should I need to, but because of this, I need to put these into slots two and four
counting away from the CPU. These are color-coded appropriately, so it’s hard to go wrong. Now I’m ready to populate
my SSD into its M2 slot. This slot is covered up by a heat sync, so I need to unscrew that to get to it. Taking it off reveals
a port which is pushed to a 45 degree angle by a spring. After inserting the SSD,
I’m able to push gently to lower it to the proper
position and apply the heat sync after removing the protective plastic. Now, all that’s left is
to resecure the screws. (relaxing music) Well, now that I have installed my CPU, my liquid CPU cooling
unit, my RAM, and my SSD, I am going to put it in my case. Removing the screws from
the tempered glass panels allows me to take them off and gain access to the internals of the case. The top fan filter needs
to be removed as well to allow for top mounting. Inside the case is a box
filled with spare screws and any other small accessories I may need for any sort of installation. After placing the motherboard
on the included stand-offs, I am able to screw it in. These stand-offs prevent the metal from making contact with the board. With that done, I need to
mount the radiator and fan to the rear of the case. This is done with long screws that slide through the case, fan, and into the frame of the radiator, securing them altogether as one. (inspirational music) After that, it’s just
a matter of plugging in the fan cable into the CPU
fan header on the motherboard. In my configuration, the fan
is blowing air into the case, but this varies from system to system. Alright, now that my motherboard and its components are installed, I’m gonna start on my power supply unit. All the cables are clearly marked with where they’re suppose to go, CPU. Everything is clearly
marked on here as well, so it’s pretty much just a matching game. (inspirational music) Now begins the fun of trying to maneuver my power supply
unit right into my case along with all of these wires. Luckily, I have small hands. I don’t know if you can even see it. I can stick my hands through here. Be jealous, guys. Alright, and now comes the fun part of trying to put my
power supply into my case with all these. (upbeat music) Okay, now I have my power supply installed and we get to begin the adventure of plugging all of the cords
in where they’re suppose to be. (upbeat music) First is the main 24 pin power connector. Next, the eight pin CPU connector. Lastly, the front IO including USB, power, reset, and LED connectors. (upbeat music) At last, we can finally get
to installing the video card. To do this, we must first
remove the back covers to allow the card’s IO to be accessible. Then, it’s simply a matter
of inserting the card into the PCI Express 3.0
slot on the motherboard, screwing in the two rear support screws, and plugging in the eight
and six pin power connectors into the card. (upbeat music) Alright guys, the moment of truth. Got my Windows 10 on my Darth Vader. Okay. (snapping) It’s on! I also installed pink LED
fans for better air flow and because I love pink. For information about
all the parts I used, you can find it in this video, or in the description below. Thank you for watching and
all the help and donations. Let me know in the comments below what you think about my new gaming PC. If you like this video, make
sure you smash the Like button, subscribe to Ai Cave channel, and click the bell to make sure you don’t miss any new videos. Bye everybody!

16 thoughts on “Building My First Gaming PC – Asus ROG, I7 8700K & Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ICX

  1. Nice work I hope it gives you many years of Gaming fun… Been really enjoying your Farming simulator streams I play myself I find very relaxing..

  2. Awesome job couln't have done any better myself and great video too . I know you will get not only a ton of fun from gaming but also satisfaction in knowing that you put it together yourself and that it has exactly what you wanted it to have on the inside . I would be greatly surprised if you didn't look at it and smile every time you walk by it lol .

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