How to Build a PC! Step-by-step

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1:02 - Introduction
2:09 - The Parts
7:15 - Setting up / Things you'll need
9:26 - CPU Installation
11:53 - CPU Cooler Installation
15:11 - Memory Installation
18:17 - Prepping the Case
19:53 - Motherboard Installation
25:34 - Power Supply Installation
30:33 - Front Panel Connectors
34:47 - Fans
37:12 - Hard Drives and SSDs
45:28 - Power Cables
47:38 - Video Card Installation
51:42 - Cable Management
54:27 - Outro - Build Complete!
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How to Build a PC! Step-by-step

Topical Turk
Topical Turk Vor 7 Stunden
this build still holds up very well even after 3 years
Gerard Joseph Atienza
Gerard Joseph Atienza Vor 8 Stunden
This is still very relevant in 2021. Thanks, Kyle. Hope you’re feeling better.
Burnerlover Vor 9 Stunden
Why did you say oooho then turn into a redness?
uctriton00 Vor 18 Stunden
Watching in 2021, and little does he know that GTX 1070 will be gold right now
adit's daily life
adit's daily life Vor Tag
kyle:installs fat fan block nobody:AIO: am i a joke to you?
Mom Skabetti
Mom Skabetti Vor Tag
my dream is to build my dream pc with my father and didnt get to do it..yeah long story..hes the one bought me my very 1st pc back in way 2010 ish cant remember the year.he loves to build pc back then.
Hendrik Gaming
Hendrik Gaming Vor Tag
Can I install the motherboard without the io shield?
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores Vor 15 Stunden
You can, but its best to install the I/O shield.
Kernz FN
Kernz FN Vor 2 Tage
What did he say at 44:55?
Kernz FN
Kernz FN Vor 15 Stunden
@Zophos thank you bro ❤️🙏🏾
Zophos Vor Tag
The HUE+
Kris Sørensen
Kris Sørensen Vor 2 Tage
trying to insert my ram, and i hear that i need to look in the manual to see which sockets i should use? wtf, thats so stupid, why wouldnt all 4 be viable
Benicio Haro
Benicio Haro Vor 2 Tage
well depends on how much ram u gonna install and how much the motherboard can hold
Skweed Vor 2 Tage
holy fuck I didnt know it was this hard to build a pc
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores Vor 15 Stunden
It is actually dumbed down compared to 2-3 decades ago. If you're not familiar with the terminology and process, it may seem daunting.
JJScene Vor 2 Tage
Im just watching this because I've been sitting with my case that only has a psu and hard drive trying to make the cable management as neat as possible. I remember when this was all new to me. Truly isn't hard now. So for those who are nervous, don't be. Read the manuals and you'll be okay.
gamingkingofchaos Vor 3 Tage
dude thx
SuperCool Connor
SuperCool Connor Vor 4 Tage
Starts at 1:02
Rowan Listens to music
Rowan Listens to music Vor 4 Tage
what the fuck was that start
Chill_blitz Vor 4 Tage
Quantum Plutonian
Quantum Plutonian Vor 5 Tage
Just about to build my pc! In fact, leaving for microcenter in about two hours to try and grab a 3080! This guide was extremely helpful for building. I loved that you explained the cables and how to manage them. I haven't seen any other guide do that. Thank you!
lil t3mp0
lil t3mp0 Vor 5 Tage
How do you change the led color ?
CosmicX 971
CosmicX 971 Vor 5 Tage
the only thing stopping me is what if the stuff doesn’t fit in the case
Jerry Dinson
Jerry Dinson Vor 5 Tage
1:02​ - Introduction 2:09​ - The Parts 7:15​ - Setting up / Things you'll need 9:26​ - CPU Installation 11:53​ - CPU Cooler Installation 15:11​ - Memory Installation 18:17​ - Prepping the Case 19:53​ - Motherboard Installation 25:34​ - Power Supply Installation 30:33​ - Front Panel Connectors 34:47​ - Fans 37:12​ - Hard Drives and SSDs 45:28​ - Power Cables 47:38​ - Video Card Installation 51:42​ - Cable Management 54:27​ - Outro - Build Complete! In case you didn't read the description :)
Numbzy•_• -
Numbzy•_• - Vor 5 Tage
Man this is the video that started off my hardware obsession I am now 13 trying 14 in 2 days and have built my first rig a couple days ago I love u to bits Kyle
Grace Lol
Grace Lol Vor 6 Tage
Yo this was my first PC build and I didn’t have anyone to help me, this video made everything really clear so thank ya :)
Nick Serga
Nick Serga Vor 6 Tage
lmaooo i lowkey made a video about my experience
Volok Kolov
Volok Kolov Vor 6 Tage
I have all parts, imma bulid it on saturday, wish me luck!
David Cho
David Cho Vor 7 Tage
how much does this pc setup cost? i just wann see if this is in my bedget
Joes1mons Vor 7 Tage
im scared im gonna break a pin or something aaaaaaa
XLT Media Team
XLT Media Team Vor 8 Tage
sorry 3 years late
todd ninmer
todd ninmer Vor 8 Tage
I'm a first time builder, I'm having a issue with my fans, I bought a 8 port hub, but it has a 4 pin molex connector for power, do I plug that into my power supply? I dont see a port on the motherboard. I have the msi b450 max. Can anyone help, thanks
todd ninmer
todd ninmer Vor 6 Tage
@Jose Javier Flores ok thanks
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores Vor 7 Tage
Yes the fan hub would plug into the power supply, that's why it has a molex connector.
Trooper Maes
Trooper Maes Vor 8 Tage
step one become not poor
Lonnie Guthrie
Lonnie Guthrie Vor 8 Tage
Any recommendations for screw drivers I can’t get those tiny screws in
Dezra Estrada
Dezra Estrada Vor 8 Tage
Build Guide starts at 7:02
Gabriel Slettner Forsberg
Gabriel Slettner Forsberg Vor 8 Tage
Thank you its was so helpful
Kars Vor 9 Tage
I don't use HDD. I use 1TB SSD
BloodyScars 8747
BloodyScars 8747 Vor 9 Tage
Imagine having to build your gaming set yourself. This post was made by console gang.🎮
Julian Date
Julian Date Vor 9 Tage
And also, can’t over tightening possibly damage the pcb on the mobo?
Ravindu Herath
Ravindu Herath Vor 10 Tage
u are a left hander am i right
Mr X !!!!!
Mr X !!!!! Vor 10 Tage
hey thanks bitwit this video was super helpful loved. im a first time bulider and cant wait to get into it!!!!
Gage Rode
Gage Rode Vor 10 Tage
Who else cant find the case on the NZXT website
Child of Shrek
Child of Shrek Vor 8 Tage
Just get the H510 better version of this
Aron Vor 11 Tage
do all the cables that you use come with the things that you buy? or do you have to buy the cables all alone
Vivek Patel
Vivek Patel Vor 11 Tage
White cables which are used last are bought separately i guess
M1k Vor 11 Tage
7:17 - intro/ tools 9:29 - Motherboard set up 18:20 - putting motherboard in case 25:37 - power supply 30:37 - Front panel connectors 34:50 - Fans 37:16 - Hard drives & SSD 45:32 - power cables 47:44 - graphics card 51:48 - Cables management
overshot grunt
overshot grunt Vor Tag
Literally in the description
ADRIANNA Vor 10 Tage
Yasmina Ahmed
Yasmina Ahmed Vor 11 Tage
Give this man a novel prize.
Jpxfrd Dufjef
Jpxfrd Dufjef Vor 12 Tage
I thought that the ssd plugs into the motherboard? Is that right sometimes or not
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores Vor 11 Tage
M.2 SSDs physically get installed into an M.2 slot on the motherboard. The traditional 2.5" SSDs connect to a SATA port on the motherboard via a SATA cable.
Kartik V
Kartik V Vor 12 Tage
5.2K people are upset that you didn't use a Swiss army knife which hopefully had a Philips screwdriver in it.
No Vor 12 Tage
I want to build pc in future but im scared as heck!
No Vor 11 Tage
@Jose Javier Flores thank you
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores Vor 11 Tage
We all had to start somewhere. If you happen to have an old PC laying around that you don't mind experimenting with, you can use that to learn. If you can take it apart completely and put it back together again multiple times, you should be able to build your own system. You don't need anything fancy for this and it doesn't even need to be functional.
Rephuses Vor 12 Tage
dude can you build My pc I'll legit pay you
Osman Soyer
Osman Soyer Vor 13 Tage
8:35 thank me later
MrTapenose Vor 14 Tage
Do you need an ssd?
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores Vor 14 Tage
No, but I strongly recommend one.
z1gzy Vor 15 Tage
just a question I watched this yt video and this guy said that if you are using a ryzen CPU then you have to install stuff to the motherboard or press a button on it somewhere if you are using the new ryzen CPU like the 5600 is this true btw this guy was british idk if you know him he does alot of tech stuff
z1gzy Vor 14 Tage
@Jose Javier Flores ok thanks it is just that i want to build a pc with a budget of about 1200 to a max of like 1500 what sort of build should i do
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores Vor 14 Tage
I think you're talking about the BIOS. With AMD Ryzen CPUs, you have to make sure that the BIOS version of the motherboard you plan on using will support the CPU you want to use. If it doesn't, the system won't POST, or complete its Power-On Self Test because it won't know how to work with the new CPU. You will want to check with whatever retailer you're buying the board from to see if it has an updated BIOS or not. In simple terms, the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) of a computer is the most basic program (hence the name) that allows your system to power on and do things like boot from a hard drive or USB drive among other low-level tasks.
Brent Showers
Brent Showers Vor 15 Tage
I feel like when I try this myself I’m going to find a way to blow my apartment up somehow when I turn it on
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores Vor 14 Tage
That's part of the experience.
ToxicKiwi Vor 15 Tage
where is the sex drive
Random kid who liked this one character in Aphmau
Random kid who liked this one character in Aphmau Vor 2 Tage
Those are too expensive still for consumers
H DxB Power
H DxB Power Vor 16 Tage
When you say Burkeside my feeling it is like a backyard 🤣🤣🤣🤣
jopoxy roblox
jopoxy roblox Vor 16 Tage
I wish i had money for dis
DJ MapleSyrup Baby
DJ MapleSyrup Baby Vor 16 Tage
51:03 🤭😏
Justanotherperson Vor 16 Tage
I thought I would have to separately wire the power button....this is a breath of relief, thank you
Syfen Master1
Syfen Master1 Vor 17 Tage
Wow this helped so much I’m building a pc in a few months
Jose Antonio
Jose Antonio Vor 17 Tage
This video is almost 4 years old, i just built a PC yesterday following along with this video and managed to build it with just a few setbacks because im not that tech savvy, awesome guide and very good explanation. Posted this in my newly built PC, thanks man! Awesome video!
Josh Dahmen
Josh Dahmen Vor 18 Tage
I just turned 1 hour tutorial to a 5 hour tutorial
Shaxzod Abduhakimov
Shaxzod Abduhakimov Vor 18 Tage
What if you don’t hear a satisfieng click
Chicken Nugs
Chicken Nugs Vor 17 Tage
Then you need the hear a click
Silvana Moya Becerra
Silvana Moya Becerra Vor 18 Tage
goo vide, thank fo th hel, ver usefu
Silvana Moya Becerra
Silvana Moya Becerra Vor 18 Tage
I agre
Killerfox Ahmet
Killerfox Ahmet Vor 18 Tage
Kristians Vor 18 Tage
How much does this pc cost? Comment if you know
Child of Shrek
Child of Shrek Vor 8 Tage
When it was new probably around 1000 dollars
Maxime Henault
Maxime Henault Vor 18 Tage
DEpostrs have many last GPU, we cannot have one. Thanks 2021.
Liquid Candycane
Liquid Candycane Vor 18 Tage
No matter what I do I just can’t learn how to build a pc
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores Vor 18 Tage
Try practicing on an old computer you may have laying around.
Jake Jake
Jake Jake Vor 18 Tage
My hands hurt so bad and I’m pretty sure I broke everything and have no money so that’s how my day is going
Eddie Lockhurst
Eddie Lockhurst Vor 19 Tage
'hopefully the motherboard can handle that' something i never want my system warnings to say lmao, great vid, thanks it helped a ton!
iFox Arc Gaming
iFox Arc Gaming Vor 20 Tage
Will a b450 tomahawk max work for this build?
Chicken Nugs
Chicken Nugs Vor 15 Tage
@iFox Arc Gaming evga are quite good but you can go for whatever you prefer
iFox Arc Gaming
iFox Arc Gaming Vor 15 Tage
@Chicken Nugs I can see that. What brand do you recommend?
Chicken Nugs
Chicken Nugs Vor 15 Tage
@iFox Arc Gaming I would say a 20 series as they have better features but gpu prices are way to high right now
iFox Arc Gaming
iFox Arc Gaming Vor 15 Tage
Ok cool and what can I use for a a back up graphics card if I cannot find it on Amazon?
Chicken Nugs
Chicken Nugs Vor 17 Tage
Its should as it is just an upgraded version on the board in this vid
twitch rapidjoeylol
twitch rapidjoeylol Vor 20 Tage
Is the video card a graphics car
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores Vor 16 Tage
Yep. The terms can be used interchangeably.
DeadlyM0use420 Vor 21 Tag
get this to the top it’s for a social experiment. eyr bender on top.
L4GNKODEX Vor 21 Tag
1:02 is when the sponsor segment ends. you're welcome
Gaming Muscle
Gaming Muscle Vor 21 Tag
I built my very first PC 1 year ago. Decided to go “hardcore” mode by making my first a SFF. This video was all I needed to watch to learn what I needed to learn. Failed at RGB but on all other accords, I made a true console killer. Thank you for all you do!
RandomGuy Vor 21 Tag
play vid at exactly 39:26, and close your eyes and listen to what he says. go ahead. do it.
RandomGuy Vor 17 Tage
@DioNeves exactly
DioNeves Vor 21 Tag
Sweet Home Alabama vibes
BlueLava Clan
BlueLava Clan Vor 22 Tage
How to you know if you need a ssd or a hdd?
DioNeves Vor 21 Tag
That's according to your specific needs. If you have a tight budget and are looking to use above 500 GB of space, I'd recoment investing in a HDD.
Dat BOI Vor 22 Tage
Im building my pc soon and im nervous :((
DEAD HEAD Vor 22 Tage
Ok its built but now it wont turn on XD FACK
cantsaycoco Vor 23 Tage
Me currently watching how to assemble a PC in Computer Class: Well Fuck.
Manty Something
Manty Something Vor 23 Tage
So many pop culture references at the end😂😂😂
Rhenzteam 7
Rhenzteam 7 Vor 23 Tage
ipocap 123
ipocap 123 Vor 24 Tage
ngl I am sweating just thinking about installing my cpu
Heart! Vor 24 Tage
Can you give me the links to all the things that you used in this video?
minecrafter 462
minecrafter 462 Vor 22 Tage
This video is 3 years old, there are more up to date things out there now. But it’s in the description
Pi Chu Man ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
Pi Chu Man ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ Vor 24 Tage
What’s the best Gpu for 1x8 power connector 550watts
Technology Move
Technology Move Vor 20 Tage
RTX 2060 Super
Pi Chu Man ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ
Pi Chu Man ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ Vor 22 Tage
@Dat BOI 100k members ?
Dat BOI Vor 22 Tage
I am still new to PC building but i suggest you go to the stockdrops discord, people will help you decide on parts there (or at least they did for me)
Video Nomad
Video Nomad Vor 24 Tage
Was here
FR0GM0NSTERS Vor 24 Tage
gonna get a pc for make a wish since i couldnt go to japan, is my pc setup good? cpu: ryzen 9 3950x - motherboard- asrock x570m pro4 ram- g.skill ripjaws v series gpu- evga geforce rtx 2080 5i xc ultra gaming storage- 1 tb nvme ssd psu- thermaltake smart 700 cooling- corsair icue h150 elite capellix liquid cpu cooler operating system- windows 10 home tower case- corsair crystal 570x rgb tempered glass premium atx mid tower case - white
Random kid who liked this one character in Aphmau
Random kid who liked this one character in Aphmau Vor 15 Tage
@Dat BOI I mean they will have a hard time finding any though, unless they don’t mind buying it from a scalper
Dat BOI Vor 22 Tage
Dont get the 2080, get the 3000 series they're way better and the 3060 is ALREADY better than the 2080, which is 900 dollars more
minecrafter 462
minecrafter 462 Vor 22 Tage
Seems pretty solid
V P Vor 24 Tage
Instructions unclear: Built a nasa gaming rocket
C-Row [Jehol]
C-Row [Jehol] Vor 25 Tage
I have put my usb 3.0 but don't know if it's put inverted or not. I can't take it out so I don't really know if it's plugged right or not. is it supposed to not able to be unplugged?
Technology Move
Technology Move Vor 20 Tage
@Jose Javier Flores Admirations Bro ... admirations :)
C-Row [Jehol]
C-Row [Jehol] Vor 24 Tage
@Jose Javier Flores if it has been plugged it means it went in the right hole right? if so I'm not going to touch it
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores Vor 24 Tage
Are you talking about the USB 3 header? You can unplug it. I've found that a lot of USB 3 header cables are tightly held into place. You have to use a fair amount of force to unplug it. Most PC cables are keyed so they can only go in one way. He goes over that at 32:20
Mike Beard
Mike Beard Vor 25 Tage
Hi, my names Lee I'm trying to learn how to build a pc I have an really old gaming pc, and I think I can use that for the shell and I have a Dell Inspiron can buy better hardware but I don't know what to buy this pc will be for business purposes. But I need it to last a while. I need it to support 2 monitors and be able to have multiple windows open can you guys help me build this thing
minecrafter 462
minecrafter 462 Vor 22 Tage
If all you need is an office pc, best bet is a prebuilt.
J Viewer
J Viewer Vor 25 Tage
Thank you so much for this video! I recently just built my first ever pc and I used this video step by step and it really helped me!!!
Jay Chen
Jay Chen Vor 25 Tage
Do u have to have a cooler im new to pc and im learning
Dat BOI Vor 22 Tage
Yes, most cpus come with a stock cooler and you can use that if youre not overclocking
Julie Plays
Julie Plays Vor 25 Tage
10:25 Don't touch this... continues to touch it.
Daniel Sorescu
Daniel Sorescu Vor 26 Tage
Vital Gaming
Vital Gaming Vor 26 Tage
I'm struggling hard with my matrexx 50's rgb fans. I'm not sure if I'll need a fan hub and I can't find anything online that helps
The Waffle Man
The Waffle Man Vor 26 Tage
I’m about to build my first pc today. Wish me luck!
Dat BOI Vor 22 Tage
Here we goooo
lol Vor 26 Tage
4 more years and I'll finally build a gaming pc....
Nicco Vor 26 Tage
I play on console but I always wanted to build a pc, I just couldn’t afford it
hikeclimbpaddle Vor 26 Tage
What happened to your marriage?
Aristides Aristidou
Aristides Aristidou Vor 27 Tage
Where do i connect my rgb controller
blazedup69 Vor 28 Tage
Hey I built my first PC using this vid; it has brought me immense joy and value and you played a part in that. Wishing you well in this shit transition in your life.
Griff Lord
Griff Lord Vor 28 Tage
I've only got one screw in my old SSHD 3.5" lol!
PBxQUAN Vor 28 Tage
This is by far, the best PC Build tutorial I've ever seen. I almost have all the parts to finish my build. Just need the GPU and CPU. The most expensive parts of my build 😭 I've picked out an Intel I7-9700k CPU And a GeForce GTX 1660 for my GPU. Accepting Donations 🤣💯
PBxQUAN Vor 28 Tage
@Kasen Engel unless you paying for it, I'll take my chances 🤣 I wanna build this ASAP
Kasen Engel
Kasen Engel Vor 28 Tage
bruuh. Wait and get a 3060 ti!
Wish Deus
Wish Deus Vor 28 Tage
Instruction unclear. Built a Tesla and got sued by Elon. Thanks anyway
chrisaki 3.0
chrisaki 3.0 Vor 29 Tage
at this point i just dont kmow wtf is happening 44:49
Lord Silence
Lord Silence Vor 29 Tage
POV: your watching this during Covid
Ritoshyne Vor 29 Tage
So my question is , is ALLLLL THE CABLES NEEDED ?
PBxQUAN Vor 28 Tage
Typically yes. But If you dont have any storage like Hardrives, SSDs and such, then you can leave out the SATA/DATA cables
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