How to build a PC for Gaming and Work! / Ryzen 9 3900X & RTX 2080 Ti


hi there hope you are doing great today
I’m going to put together a new PC I’m going to use for music production video
editing some image editing and gaming I decided to make how to build a PC guide
out of this so if you want to jump straight to that I have timestamps in
the description below where you can learn how to install the CPU in the
motherboard how you install that memory in the motherboard and yeah everything
that covers how to build a PC before we start this build guide I assume you
already have picked up the part you are going to use and have them at hand if
not I have links to most of the parts I use in this build in the description
below the links are affiliate links to Amazon and if you use those links it
gives me a little Commission with no extra cost to you so this build is based
on a Ryzen 3900 X it’s a 12 core 24 thread CPU in addition to that 32
gigabytes of g.skill three thousand six hundred megahertz memory with the B die
for storage I’m using the Samsung 950 Pro this is the same SSD we’ve been
using for the past four or five years going to use reuse this from my previous
build and everything is done mounted in Asus crosshair hero 8 motherboard in
addition I’m going to reuse the fractal design define s case and the power
supply I have from my previous build for the sake of this video however I have
removed everything so it looks like they the parts are new we are going to mount
them into the case and you are going to see how how we are going to do that also
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helpful for me but also helpful for other people that search for how to
build PC you don’t need that many tools to build your own PC a Phillips head
screwdriver takes you a long way in addition it could be nice to have some
wire cutters for your cable management and also some zip ties to tighten down
the cables so the first thing I am like to start with
is to prep the motherboard we begin with unboxing it and prepare all the parts we
need I usually try to mount as much parts as possible on the motherboard
itself before mounting the motherboard into the case it just makes the build
process much easier so we are going to install this CPU first the m2 SSD and
the memory and in addition we are going to mount the AMD stock cooler later I’m
going to use a Noctua NHD 15 cooler but I’m waiting on a mounting bracket and
delivery time is two weeks so the AMD stock cooler have to do the job for now
so now we are going to install the CPU so in this case I’m using an AMD rice
and CPU if you are building an Intel system the process is very much similar
but I recommend you check your mother’s manual for instructions
other than that the build is more or less the same when you take out the CPU
you hold it like this by the sides and you don’t try to not touch the pins on
the other side as you can see here hold the CPU right side this is the am
for socket where the CPU goes into and on the side here you have a little lever
you have to lift it up so it stands upright like so now we are going to
install the CPU into the socket if you look at one of the corners of the CPU
you will see a triangle and if you look at the socket on the motherboard you
will also see a very small triangle there these two two triangles have to
line up in this case I think it’s here gently drop the CPU into the socket a
disk should not require any force at all it should just drop in like so give it a
little wiggle on the side and if you see if you can feel that it’s in the holes I
drop the lever down to secure the CPU it should feel a little resistance here but
it’s fine and now your CPU is installed for memory
installation you start by opening the retention clips on the side here you may
also have retention clips on the other side I don’t have that on this
motherboard but if you have it on the other side you have to open them as well
now we have to take a look at your memory and make a note of the the notch
in the memory hair let’s see if we can focus there this notch in the middle
here should line up with rise in the memory slots like so just drop it in
there and you press on the sides until you hear that click let’s try it again and now the memory is installed but you
have to make sure of one thing if you only use two sticks you have to place
them in the correct memory slot so you get the correct performance and to do
that you have to open up your manual yep you have to read the manual and you have
to go to to system memory and your manual here will recommend the memory
configuration based on how many memory sticks you have if you have one stick it
says you have to put it in dim a 2 if you have 2 sticks it says you have to
put it in dim b2 and Tim a 2 and 4 stick that’s of course all 4 slots as I
mentioned earlier I’m using my older m2 SSD from my previous build this system
I’m building now is supporting even foster PCI Express 4 drives but I had to
keep within budget for the time being and I spent the money on a better
graphics card instead and the Samsung 950 Pro is still a decent drive in my
opinion so to mount this SSD you have to unscrew this this bracket you’re going
to insert the SSD into the slot on the motherboard here and then screw the
bracket on again as you can see on this motherboard and this is a heatsink
it’s a bracket and a combined heatsink I didn’t have that on the other
motherboard so I think the SSD will benefit from that
so what I have to do in this case I actually have to remove this sticker
here let’s see if we can if we can remove it yeah building a PC is easy but
removing stickers that’s that’s hard I think we have to do some some camera
magic so I managed to get the sticker off and I used some alcohol to take off
the sticker residue here I did that because I wanted to heat transfer from
this thermal pad to be as good as possible and as I said earlier the
motherboard this was sitting in before didn’t have that kind of a bracket so I
actually think this SSD will perform a little better on this
motherboard but to install this you have to install it in the m2 port there and
you can see you have different type of screw holes here and they correspond to
different type of lengths on the SSD so you have to find your standoffs in your
motherboard accessories they have to take the standoff out and you have to
put it in the correct slot I just screw them in by hand and just make it finger
tight it’s not looked like they were going anywhere and let’s take out the
screw and let’s put the SSD inside here and you just push it in so it sits in a
slot like so not too hard and you just screw in the screw in the
standoff just screw it finger tight and it’s all good and now we have to remove
the protective cover here if not the heat transfer will be extremely bad you
don’t want any plastic on those pads and now the m2 SSD is installed okay I
don’t want to say read the manual all the time because what’s the point of a
pc build guide then well with that said cpu coolers come in many different sizes
and configurations and some of them require that you unscrew for example the
mounting brackets here besides the CPU socket and also other doesn’t in
addition if you go for an AIO you have to plan the installation of the
radiators and fans inside your case so in this case I want you to read the
manual that comes with your CPU cooler and follow it that said I’m going to
mount the stock cooler now in this case the stock cooler has pre applied thermal
paste on the underside so I am NOT going to apply thermal paste on the CPU itself
I’m going to use another thermal paste when I am able to install the Noctua NH-D
15 cooler but if you are in the process now of building your PC and you have to
apply thermal paste usually you just make a pea-sized little blob in the
middle here and when you press the CPU cooler down it will spread out the lever
on the side here can be a little hard to press down but it should it should
eventually go down and then you just connect the power cable for your CPU fan so now we are soon ready to insert the
motherboard into the case but before we do that we have to prep the case you
have to take it out the box and I also recommend removing all of the side
panels of the case you have put the side panels in the box so it’s protected from
scratches in addition you usually find a box with screws inside your case they
are usually hidden inside a hard drive cage or something similar on the
backside books often contains the screws for the
case the maybe the standoffs and also maybe some some zip ties see if you find
that box as well some cases come with pre-installed standoffs and if not you
have to install them now you have to install them in such a way that they
line up with the holes of the motherboard when you are going to put it
into the case some motherboards come with a so-called I/O shield that you are
supposed to mount into your case in my case this motherboard has a built-in I/O
shield so you don’t have to do that but it’s for the sake of this video I’m
going to show you the I/O shield on in my previous configuration here and just pop
it out and it’s that’s on the back side here and this is the I/O shield to
install it you have to push it into the rectangular hole in the case just line
it up and push it in all all the way around you should hear some click it can
be a little hard but it should just press a little like this it should stay
flush to the case but in this case I’m not using it so I’m going to remove it ok so now it’s time to mount the
motherboard into the case I usually won’t I usually try to find the screws I
need to screw the motherboard in in most cases they look something like this I’m
not sure if you can see it to install the motherboard into the case I usually
hold it in an angle like this and I angle in the i/o shield to the cutout in
the case and also at the same time I’m trying to line up the screw or the
standoffs with the screw holes here I see on this motherboard I actually have
a cover over the screw over the screw hole here but I
know that the standoff in hair is not really a standoff it’s just a stud
that’s that’s just pushing inside the hole so I don’t have to remove this and
put a screw there it’s because it’s not a standoff so it looks like everything
here is in line and it looks good on the backside so now we just have to in screw
in the screws for the motherboard and again you don’t want to over tighten the
screws just screw them in until you feel some resistance and tighten it up a
little that’s usually enough and now the lost screw is in and the motherboard is
installed into the case now we just have to remove these plastic things so now I’m going to install the power
supply into the case in this case it’s a corsair rm7 50 X but before I screw it
into the case I’m going to insert the cables I am going to use so for this
build I’m going of course have to use the 24 pin ATX cable and since this is a
modular power supply we have to plug it in here and then I’m going to have one
GPU which requires 2 8 pin cables and that goes into into here in addition I
have a few hard drives I’m going to connect and this is what powers the SATA
connectors and that goes into peripherals and SATA now we just take
the power supply and put it into the case like so but that’s not the older
cable I’m going to use we also have to use a power cable for the CPU and that
cable is already route in here and I have it zip tied on the back comes out
up here and that also goes into here like so so now the screws for the power
supply used usually looks like this and you have to find the holes on the back
and you screw it in the fan on the power supply should usually take in air from
the outside so in this case the fan is pointing downwards and the underside of
this case is I’m not sure if the English word is correct but I think it’s
perforated with filter underneath so it prevents dust from building up in the
power supply other cases could be configured in
another way so you have to see in your case where
where you can get some fresh air and it’s usually the best way to orient the
power supply fan and make it so it’s able to take in fresh air and now I take
the cables from the power supply and push them through the hole to the back
to the back of the case then we turn the case around and take a look at the back
so here are the cables on the backside I usually try to line them up as good as
possible with the connectors or power connectors on the other side of the case
as you can see here we have the CPU power cable going here and up in that
hole and the 24 pin cable I have to do some kind of magic here and yeah let’s
let’s see what we can make of this so now it’s time to connect some cables
we’ll begin with the switches for the case here for this motherboard we have
this little I don’t know what you call it but you you connect just cables to
this guy we can get it to focus we connect the chassis cables to this guy
and then you plug it into the motherboard down here let’s see HDD lid
and let’s find a reset switch and and here’s the reset switch let’s plug it in
here and let’s find the power cable that’s the power switch like so and then
we have power LED plus and minus and on these cables they are marked so it’s
easy to know where they go so minus minus and plus the plus then they take
the whole thing and you put it in this case it’s on this level on these pins I
have been routing the cables so they are on the place they should be and now we
take the USB 3 cable and try to put it the socket airbill be careful because
it’s it’s pretty stiff and easy to break if you just wiggle it in there it should
be should be fine this is the power cable for the motherboard 24 pin you can
see it only goes in one way and you can see it on the D little I don’t know what
it’s : English pin it should match up here on this connector so just line it
up and press it in until you hear that click down in the corner here I have HD
audio I’m not using the built-in audio on this motherboard because I have an
external sound card but for this video I can show you how you can put it in here
it only goes in one way I also have a cable for the fan in the front and it’s
on the back here somewhere let’s see if we can find it okay found the cable
let’s wrote it through the rubber whole hair apologize for the noise in the
background but I’m recording this behind the record in this nearer road and let’s
and we connect it to the chassis fan connector on on the motherboard in the
top here we have a power cable for the CPU I can try to zoom in here see if we
can get a better look at it it’s a bit difficult to see here but in this case
it’s it’s a four pin connector and you just have to try to get it in there I
said the 4 pin connector earlier that’s actually wrong the connector is 8 pin
but it’s an 8 pin and a 4 pin connector on this motherboard and I don’t actually
have the 4 pin connector there on on this power supply so I checked in the
manual and it said and that’s why it’s useful to have the manual with you here
it says that do not connect the 4 pin power plug only
the motherboard may overheat under heavy use and sure to connect the eight pin
power plug or connect both the eight pin and four pin power plugs so it looks
like it’s able to run with only the eight pin power plug in in this case
according to the manual it should work so this is what the cables looks like on
the back I haven’t done that much cable management now but I’m going to use some
zip ties to try and get this looking a little bit neater let’s see what we can
do here just make sure they’re loose while you’re doing this and you can
tighten them down later on okay let’s tighten it down so we can get
the side panel on like so okay this was a little embarrassing but I actually
forgot to show you the SATA cables and I also forgot the cable management managed
them but I have done done that now like connected the storage drives the hard
drives and I’m just tidying it up a little hair so the cables don’t get in
the way that March and connected it to the motherboard the SATA cable looks
like this we can take it out here from the hard drive and it goes in one way
and just have to have to hear this click like that and then you know it’s in
there I’ve tried to tidy up the cables as good as I can here now and using some
zip ties I think it’s alright and on the other side of the computer the SATA port
on this machine is here and I have connected the cables to the hard drives
here now I’m going to install the GPU inside the computer before you do that
you have to prep your case so it fits the particular GPU you have you can take
a look at the front of the GPU and you can see how you can see how many slots
is going to take up in this case it’s going to take up two slots you can see
that on one two and you have to remove the corresponding slots in your case
here in addition you should check your motherboards manual for which type of
slot you should insert your GPU into in most cases it’s
usually one of the first or the top slots but that it’s not a rule so you
have to check multiple manual to see which of these PCI Express slots that
gives you the most bandwidth in this case it’s this slot also you may have a
plastic thing on your connector on your GPU remove that before you put it into
the case one other thing you have to do you have this locking latch here just
press it down like so and then line up the GPU I usually line
it up in in the case slots here and then I line it up with the slots on the
motherboard just take it slow and don’t force anything just try to wiggle wiggle
it a little and it’s usually it’s usually easy to to get it inside there
you can hear you can hear a little not a click but you can hear that it’s kind of
attaches into the slots this is a huge GPU so it sags a little so what I do
when I screw it in is that I I try to hold it up a little like like so and so
having magnetic magnetic magnetic screwdriver is recommended what doesn’t
drop the screws like I do now and now the GPU is installed inside of the case
now we have to deal with the power so if you buy a high end GPU in most cases you
have to supply it with extra power it’s not able to draw enough power from the
slot here that’s why you have the cables like this in this case on the 28 ETI it
use two eight pin PCI Express connectors and they look like
something like this here I we have actually a 616 connector with kind of
two pin on the side air so you have to put them together like so so you can get
them into the connector there and the same here as well you have to try to put
them together so let’s do that now put them together and put them inside here I
usually like to hold my hand a little under just to support the GPU a little
and let’s take the other one connect it there so now the GPU is installed inside
of the case and you have connected the power okay so now is the moment of truth
we are doing this vlog style now our PC is built all the cables are connected it
looks like there are some lights here but will it start up that’s the question
I haven’t tried it at all so this is going to be interesting and if it
doesn’t start we have to do some troubleshooting so let’s let’s try to
fire it up and see what happens no signal it’s been standing like this for a
minute it looks like it’s it has power but it doesn’t show anything on the
screen yes we have to troubleshoot and see what
what the problem is you can see on the on the LED there there’s it’s as zero –
let’s grab the manual and let’s see what Sarah – means let’s see what it says
so Sarah – means AP in it before microcode loading ok let’s see if we can
just turn it off and turn it on again and let’s try again well it has power things light up but it says no signal and there we go a simple restart and it
started up I don’t know why and it starts up from my windows install hair
so a simple per cycle and it started up so eventually the computer booted up and
it looks like it finds all of the memory and it finds the graphics card and the
hard drive of course because it boots from the old windows install I hope this
video kind of helped you build your own PC and should also show you that it
isn’t really that difficult I think a lot of people can build their own pcs
just if you just take the time and read the instructions the manual is there for
a reason it’s it’s useful to use it especially if you haven’t built a PC
before and yeah what’s next now is to reinstall windows update drivers and
maybe update the BIOS and just test it out and see if it works
like it should I hope this PC building video helped you in your own PC building
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