How to Build a Computer for Gaming 2013 Tutorial – Part Two


Hey guys, this is Austin and today I’m here
with part two of my gaming PC tutorial. Last time we did the prep work,
installed the CPU, heatsink and RAM into the motherboard and got it all set up
inside the case. Now it’s time to install the graphics card, here we’re using
a Radeon 7850. Included is a Molex to six pin power adapter which we don’t
need for this build, a Crossfire bridge, a quick start guide for installing
the card, a disc with some drivers and software and finally the graphics card itself.
Just like the motherboard you’ll want to be careful with it and handle it by
the shroud and PCI bracket so set it on the box before we get it installed in the
case. Take a closer look and you’ll see the two fans mounted onto the heatsink
but beyond that it’s a pretty straightforward card. Just remove the plastic
protectors over the PCI connector as well as your display outs and
it’s all ready. Come over to the case and remove the thumbscrew holding the covers
in place and then pop them out the back. Then remove the screw above
it and pull out the bracket so we have room to install the graphics card. Bring
the GPU inside and line it up with the PCI connector on the motherboard then
press it down until it clicks into place. Replace the bracket above the rear
slots and screw it into place. Now take two more thumbscrews and secure the graphics
card in so that it isn’t going anywhere. That’s it, the graphics
card is installed! Time to drop in the hard drive, in this case a Western Digital
Caviar Blue. Come over to the bottom drive cage and pull out one of the
drive rails. Just bend the plastic back a bit and line the four metal pegs inside
the corresponding holes in the hard drive. Then just slide the hard drive
back into the case until it clicks into place, the Prodigy makes this incredibly easy.
The power supply is up next. Included is a bit of paperwork on the warranty
and safety info, the power cable, some electrical ties to tidy up our
cabling and finally the power supply itself and all of the cables. First thing
is to remove the four thumbscrews holding the bracket in place. Now grab four
more screws that came with the case as we need to attach the bracket to the
power supply. Line it up so that each of the four screw holes are visible and
then just like the motherboard screw one corner in first followed by the
opposite corner and finally the last two screws to make sure it’s secure. Like
always go back and tighten each screw once you double check everything is
lined up. Now we need to feed the cables into the chassis. First of all
find a six pin connector and bring it through on the right side, this will be plugging
into the graphics card. Next find the 8 pin CPU power cable and you should
be able to break it into a pair of 4 pin connectors, pull that through the
left side. Now bring the remaining cables through the hole on the left side so
we have room to mount the power supply. Pull the loose cables out of the way
making sure nothing is wedged anywhere until it fits flush against the back
of the case. Make sure the power supply fan is pointing downward. Just screw
the four thumbscrews back into the bracket and you’ve got the power supply
installed. Time to get everything wired up. You should see cables with much
thicker connectors, these are Molex and really aren’t going to be used
here except for connecting a fan. Tuck these back in beside the power supply
to get them out of the way for now. If you grab the side panel you’ll find
all of your front panel connectors along with USB ports. First grab the large
blue cable, this is for USB 3.0 and needs to be plugged into the motherboard with
all the rest. Find the light blue connector to the right of the heatsink
and plug it in, thanks to a notch it only goes in one way. The rest of the cables
are a bit more tricky so keep in mind the little arrows. This means that side
is positive which is important to pay attention to as we connect everything.
First grab the cable labeled HD Audio and connect it to the motherboard behind
the graphics card. It might be easier to remove the graphics card if you
can’t get at it. Now find the manual for the motherboard and look up the pin out
labeled system panel connector. This is the easiest way to see where the rest
of the cables connect but be mindful of plugging the positive and negative
ends correctly or else you’ll have to go and fix them later. Behind the
RAM is where you’ll find the connectors, I won’t go over each and every
one but they just slide into place like the audio. Take your time and make sure
each is inserted correctly, it’ll save you a headache later if your power button
isn’t connected for example. At this point you should have everything from
the side panel connected, it is a bit tedious but no big deal really. Now
find the lead we ran from your power supply labeled PCI-E which should be a six
pin connector. Plug it into the back of the graphics card, it should click once
it’s inserted. Next up find the large 20 +4 pin cable from your power supply, this
goes to the motherboard. Plug this into the light blue connector behind your
RAM and again, it will click once it’s properly connected. Next up find the cable
with the long flat ends, these are SATA which are what you’ll use to power
hard drives and optical drives. Thanks to the little notch these will only
go in one way. Attach one to the hard drive, it doesn’t click so make sure
you’ve got it inserted fully. This is the same process if you wanted to use an optical
drive in your build except in a five and a quarter inch bay. Grab the CPU
power connector we ran through earlier and if you haven’t yet break it
apart as this motherboard only needs four pins instead of the full eight. Click
it into place and you’ve got the CPU powered and ready to go. Now grab the fan
header that’s wrapped around the processor heatsink and plug it into the
motherboard beside the CPU power connector. Make sure the wires are out
of the way of the fan. You’ll also see a three pin connector attached to
the rear 120mm fan, this connects to the header right beside the SATA ports.
Move to the back of the case to find the second 3 pin for the rear fan. Here
you’ll need a 3 pin to Molex adapter which I’ve got linked in the full
build guide. Pull a Molex lead out from beside the power supply and attach the
adapter, then tuck it back so it’s out of the way. Then attach the fan to the
adapter and you’re done here. Find a SATA cable that came with the motherboard,
we just need to attach the hard drive now. Like the SATA power connectors
these are notched so they’re easy to install. Plug your hard drive or SSD
into one of the white SATA ports and then the other end into the hard drive.
Both ends should click into place. Now that everything is cabled up it’s a
good time to double check it’s all properly connected and ready to go. Come back
to the power supply and plug it into the wall and flip the switch on. Connect
your build to a monitor and keyboard and then reach around to the power
button and give it a shot. You should see all of the fans in the build begin
to spin and after a minute it will post and give you information about your parts
on screen. If not no worries, just power the system off and double check
everything is connected. The last step is cable management which is basically
just tidying up your wiring with the electrical ties. I won’t go step by
step here but basically just group cables together and tuck them out of the way. Once
you’re done close the side panels up. Congratulations, you’ve build
a computer! If you’re interested in more check out part three where I go over
setting up the BIOS, installing Windows and doing some performance tests to
see how well it performs. Don’t forget to hit up that Like button
and I will catch you guys next time!

100 thoughts on “How to Build a Computer for Gaming 2013 Tutorial – Part Two

  1. I'm planning on building the $1000 PC… but based on how this video has looked I doubt it's going to be the same as building this one. Oh boy -_-

  2. I followed this from the 600$ build, and when i turn on the power everything comes on but I get no display. I have tried everything but it will not show display. Any help?

  3. Guys, help, i recently build my new pc and i get no display, all fans are working but no display (AMD system)

  4. I got a 3 pin to 4 pin arc fan cable but the smaller part doesn't look like yours how it just clicks in do i got the wrong one

  5. Austin thanks so much you fill so many holes in building this! even basic stuff like which screws to use, no one else does that

  6. hey austin i did everything right but only one thing the computer turned on but the screen wont i checked again but i dont know which cable i check again so can you please tell me

  7. Hello, I am planing on building a PC similar to this one what components should i upgrade given that this video was made a year ago and all.

  8. HELP!. I checked that all the wires were properly connected, but when I turn the power on, the green light comes on and nothing happens.

  9. how much is a computer like this worth?
    AMD 6-Core FX-6300 Processor with AMD Radeon HD 7750 
    8GB DDR3 SDRAM
    Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support.
    6MB L2 cache memory
    1TB Serial ATA III hard drive (7200 rpm)
    AMD Radeon HD 7750 graphics
    please answer as soon as possible. 

  10. when i powered up it sayed reboot and select  proper boot device but when i try and acess the bios it frezzes. my mother board is f2-a75

  11. hmm. I have some problems with a recently built computer. I finished the build, powered it on and everything ran smoothly, the fans worked, liquid cooling pump was on and the cd drive was also functional. I powered off and attached in an hdmi cable to a monitor. Now, the problem is there is no output onto the monitor. The screen does recognize it is plugged in but it is blank and on standby, as if asleep.
    Can anyone help me with this?
    Another thing of note is that the raisers for the motherboard did not align with the ISO ports. I took out the half closest to the ports to get the motherboard to fit on a slant. Will this bring about future problems? Sorry for the srubbyness. First build ! :3

  12. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestion as to how to fix the problem. My computer beeps 6 times and there is no signal to the monitor. All I find online leads to it being a motherboard problem, but I was wondering where to start on fixing the problem. 

  13. This may be a rookie mistake, (first build), but whenever I try to put the power connector from the PSU to the motherboard it does not go in all the way, nor do I hear the "snap" described in the video. I've done some searching and it seems like this is a common problem lacking an actual solution. I've put some pressure on the thing but the mobo bends and I don't want to snap it, obviously. Anyone got any ideas?

  14. I am actually extremely frustrated. I bought every piece to this computer and the graphics card doesn't fit with the case correctly on the motherboard. Can I get any tips?

  15. this is almost infuriating. he uses a screwdriver that is clearly too big and not even a proper screwdriver at that, then doesnt seat the audio plug in all the way…

  16. Hi, I am new to PC building and I have a question. Does the SATA cable that comes from the power supply, power all of the hard drives? Also if I had an optical drive, would I feed a SATA cable directly to the motherboard?

  17. I have full respect for you I don't know how you cope I mean I chose to go into foster care with another family that was hell but I just don't know how just continued as normal

  18. If i was to build a pc with separate parts, would i have ti Worre about buying cables? I just dont want to buy all i need and yen have to spend more money for cables…

  19. Can someone tell me what might be wrong if the monitor says DVI no signal even though every thing is hooked up right and every thing is plugged in?

  20. I did everything here and it turns on. But nothing pops up on screen. What did I do wrong here? Lol

  21. I need urgent help guys, I've checked everything and even re-built my computer, but when I connect it to a monitor, (HDMI, VGA, DVI, etc) They won't work at all! It says that there is no signal!

    I've tried everything, please help me if you know anything I can do to fix this.

  22. In the video he said the fan should be pointing down but it looked like it was pointing up. Which way is right?

  23. I just have one question ( to anyone really ). How much will the temperature of my computer be affected if I leave any cables in front of the CPU- fan?

  24. I watched his $400 video with a different case is the parts in that video, ok with the case in this video

  25. Haha, for a while, my friend said that console gaming was best, i told him otherwise, i guess he finally gave in though, xD

  26. What are all the parts of this exact build?…and would this exact build be compatible with a gtx 750?

  27. Amd Cards just look so cheap, People wonder why Amd is so cheap and like its because they are not greedy etc. When in fact its because they use cheaper materials on their cards. Before anybody calls me a fanboy im not talking performance just quality, Amd fans always talk about price price price, me price is not a problem so I get the good stuff. GO GREEN TEAM!!!! =P

  28. Will the parts for the $600 build in 2013 fit into this case? Just wondering because I'm new to this kind of stuff, and i do not want to mess anything up.

  29. I may have a problem connecting the front panel audio pin as theyre in line with the video card port on the motherboard. I'm going to use a sapphire Radeon R7 260x. the motherboard is http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157464&cm_re=ASRock_FM2A88X-ITX%2b_FM2%2b_%2f_FM2_AMD_A88X_%28Bolton_D4%29_HDMI_SATA_6Gb%2fs_USB_3.0_Mini_ITX_AMD-_-13-157-464-_-Product 
    Do you think it will fit?

  30. OK, so I am looking to put an LED 230mm case fan into the front of this build, and I was wondering if I could just get a 3 pin to Molex adapter with multiple 3 pin inputs and then power the 230 front fan and the 120 rear fan both directly from the power supply. Would this work?

  31. what do you do with all of the computers that you have built do you just keep them of sell them? that is what i am going to start doing building them and selling them

  32. I'm just about to do my first build but I'm not sure what motherboard to get. this is the rest of my parts:
    CPU – i5 7500
    GPU – gtx 1060 6gb
    fan – cooler master hyper212 Evo
    ram – Kingston HyperX Fury Red 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR3-1866
    power supply – Corsair Builder 500W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX
    HDD – Toshiba 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM
    SSD – Sandisk SSD PLUS 120GB 2.5"
    case – Cit F3 White & Black
    I'd really appreciate any feedback

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