– Hey guys, this is Austin.
Today we’re going to be building myself
a brand new gaming PC rig.
It has been quite a
while since I’ve actually
built a system that’s
going to be for my own
personal gaming exploits,
and it seems like
a good excuse to do
another PC build tutorial.
To better hone my Fortnite skills, Dave,
we’ve got some pretty high-end hardware.
Most of that is thanks to Intel who were
awesome enough to sponsor this video.
First of all, we have
the 32GB Optane module.
We’re actually going to be doing something
kind of cool with this a little bit later
with our Steam drive,
but we also have this;
the holy grail of gaming CPUs,
the Core i7 8086.
What separates this from
a standard Core i7 is
while it’s still going to have that same
six-core design, it’s going
to be clocked even higher.
The boost clock on this guy is 5GHz
and that’s out of the box.
As a K-series processor,
we can overclock it even farther,
although 5GHz is pretty fast.
For the case, I’m using the NZXT H700i.
This is a very large case;
it actually does support
EATX motherboards, as I almost
cut myself with the knife.
That would’ve been bad.
But one of the main
reasons why I wanted to
go with this is because
this is my new build
that I actually wanna use for a while
and I wanna be able to
have plenty of expansion.
With my setup currently as-is at home,
space really isn’t an
issue, so it should be
no problem to be able to fit
this guy underneath the desk.
Before we get too far into the build,
one of the first things I wanna do is
start swapping out some fans.
This case actually does have quite a few.
It has three 120-millimeter fans up front.
The problem is is that they’re not RGB,
and of course we need RGB.
The next step of the
build is the motherboard,
so we are using the ASUS PRIME Z370-A.
ASUS generally makes
some pretty solid boards,
in fact they make some of
the best boards period.
And on top of that, we’re also trying to
unify everything around Aura Sync.
Whether we’ll actually
get everything onboard
is another story, but
this should do the job.
One of the nice things about going with
a Z370 board like this is that
we’re going to be able to support
not only our M.2 SSD, we
can also take advantage
of Optane at the same time.
We’re going to be using
Optane in a little bit of
a different method than usual.
Typically speaking, you
would pair this with
a standard mechanical hard drive,
you would run Windows,
absolutely everything on it,
and the advantage is that
this is going to give you
a much, much faster
response time on things that
you’re going to be using
on a regular basis.
Think about Windows, your main programs.
Anything that the system sees that you’re
constantly using, it will keep stored
in the Optane cache.
But for this video, we’re
actually going to be
taking advantage of this
for a Steam library.
Inside this very plain
box, we have what is
a pretty plain-looking hard drive.
But this, my friends, is
something kind of special.
This is a full 14-terabyte
Toshiba hard drive.
Not only is this basically
the biggest hard drive
that you can get your hands on today,
but this paired with
Optane means that we’re
going to have 14 terabytes of some
very, very fast storage.
If we really wanted to go
crazy, we could’ve picked up
14 terabytes-worth of SSDs,
but that’s going to be ridiculous
and it’s also going to
be really expensive.
And yeah, that 14TB
hard drive isn’t cheap,
but at $550 plus the
cost of an Optane module
which is really reasonably priced,
we’re going to be getting
a lot of the speed,
but in a much, much simpler
and much less expensive package.
Installing Optane memory is
going to be very straightforward.
We just need to line it up and then,
if we use a single screw,
we can hold it into place.
The only thing you need to keep in mind
is whether or not your
motherboard actually
does support Optane memory.
What are you doing?
Oh, okay, okay.
In addition to being
useful when you’re building
your own PC, Optane is
available in pre-built systems
such as desktops and
laptops, some of which I’ve
already taken a look at very recently.
For the rest of our system storage,
we’re going to be using
a Samsung 970 PRO SSD.
This is not going to
be strictly necessary.
Technically we could run everything off of
the 14TB Optane setup,
but what’s not to like
about a little bit of extra
overkill in our lives?
Now comes the sad part;
cutting the factory seal
on one of the very few 8086’s
that are left in the wild.
It’s going to a good place.
Try to be very, very gentle with this.
With the 8086 onboard,
it’s just a matter of
lining it up with our processor,
not using the super cool Asus tool,
and we should be good to go.
We also have some memory, by the way,
in case anyone cares.
We’ve got 16 gigs of G.SKILL Sniper X,
which should give us plenty of speed,
especially considering this is actually
rated up to 3400MHz.
Progress.
We have our motherboard inside the system.
We also do have our cooler.
Because we do have such a high-end CPU,
we did opt for a 240-millimeter
all-in-one cooler,
so this is going to be
the Corsair H100i Pro
with extra RGB because Ken thought RGB
would be a good idea for this system.
On top of that, we also do have our
14TB hard drive installed.
It’s going to be tucked around back,
so it’s gonna be right here.
But the important thing is is that
you don’t wanna look at that,
you wanna look at the
cool stuff like this;
the GTX 1080 Ti,
which was graciously
donated for three days
by a good friend of ours
who shall not be named.
He wanted to be anonymous.
This is the ROG Poseidon Platinum Edition
of the 1080 Ti.
What’s interesting about this card is
it actually has built-in cooling for
not only water, but also liquid.
Wait, did I just say
water and liquid? (laughs)
Because this is a hybrid
card that can be used with
liquid or air cooling,
it should be pretty easy
to integrate in the build.
With that, we have what is
basically the completed build.
All that’s left to do now is tidy up
the cable management, put
the case back together,
and see if this actually is going to work.
My favorite part of any PC build.
After a night of Windows updates
and cable management,
the next step is to get
Intel Optane memory up and running.
The first thing we need
to do is make sure that
everything is set up in the BIOS.
Not only do we have our 14TB drive
showing up here, but
importantly we also have
Intel Rapid Storage Technology turned on.
Then you just need to install
the Intel Optane utility,
and after a quick restart,
we’re going to be able to
see that not only is our
Optane module showing
up, but we also have our
SATA drive, which in this
case is the 14TB guy.
So now if I just hit Enable,
(laughs) this is so unnecessary.
They did not have to make the
(laughs) animation so cool.
We now have an Intel Optane volume
with 13,039 gigabytes.
Windows just sees it as a single drive,
which is one of the advantages of Optane,
so you don’t need to do any kind of
switching back and forth.
It’s going to be able to do
everything in the background.
If we just go ahead and
create a new volume,
should be able to …
Just mount it there.
Okay, we’re formatted.
If I open up our drives, there we go.
We’ve got our Optane drive,
which looks like it’s
gonna be totally fine.
Right now I’m just copying
over a single Steam game
which is going to be PUBG,
but one of the advantages
of having 14 terabytes
for our Steam drive is
we can install, what,
like 175 75-gigabyte games.
That’s like all the games.
And with that, my new
PC build is complete,
unless you count Jay’s graphics card,
which I should probably give him back.
But luckily for us, there’s going to be
a new graphics card soon,
so maybe stay tuned for that.
Give me a little bit of time to download
14 terabytes of games.
I can do a part two to this video, right?

Building My New Gaming PC Rig
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41 thoughts on “Building My New Gaming PC Rig

  • August 6, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    when the hard drive costs more than half of your system

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  • August 6, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    Is it just me or are like all of thier pc builds intel and barley Any are and

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  • August 7, 2019 at 7:27 am
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    Gets RGB fans, doesn't get RGB ram

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  • August 7, 2019 at 11:03 pm
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    When you get an overkill 14 tb storage but barely any ram…

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  • August 11, 2019 at 11:51 am
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    HHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhheey

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  • August 12, 2019 at 8:51 pm
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    That mouse tho

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  • August 13, 2019 at 3:58 pm
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    Can i have a pc for fortnite
    Pls i only use a gt 620 and a 1st gen i5

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  • August 15, 2019 at 9:24 pm
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    how no i9 noob

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  • August 15, 2019 at 9:26 pm
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    ha no 2080 ti noob

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  • August 16, 2019 at 2:29 pm
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    u could get a way better pc thatn that u have 3.8 million subs ffs

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  • August 16, 2019 at 10:32 pm
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    The Verge-"You forgot rgb, Austin."
    Austin-"You forgot your 'Live Strong' bracelet"

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  • August 17, 2019 at 7:32 am
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    heyguysthisisaustin

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  • August 17, 2019 at 2:15 pm
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    Omg I need a PC but I have nooooooooo money

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  • August 18, 2019 at 8:24 pm
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    Annoying Hey guys, unsubscribe

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  • August 18, 2019 at 9:06 pm
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    Bro what the fucking are you doing with your ram installation

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  • August 18, 2019 at 9:47 pm
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    What are the benchmarks?

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  • August 19, 2019 at 4:35 pm
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    Hey anybody pc whiz, does the H700i support the ROG ZENITH EXTREME motherboard (it's the Ryzen Threadripper motherboard)

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  • August 19, 2019 at 7:59 pm
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    14tb for gaming? why?

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  • August 20, 2019 at 5:57 am
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    what's asoos its asus

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  • August 21, 2019 at 6:46 pm
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    a friend who shall not be named, he wants to remain anonymous….

    we are gonna give back this graphic card to JAY

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  • August 26, 2019 at 3:17 pm
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    When you get 14TB storage but 16GB RAM 🤔

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  • September 2, 2019 at 12:56 am
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    Ew, Fortnite.

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  • September 5, 2019 at 9:17 pm
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    Why is Austin buff but very nerdy

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  • September 7, 2019 at 10:05 pm
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    Well we got same RAM memories xD

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  • September 8, 2019 at 8:23 am
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    This was posted on my birthday

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  • September 10, 2019 at 12:28 am
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    His hard drive is more expensive than my pc lol

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  • September 11, 2019 at 2:40 am
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    This guys hard drive costs more than my pc

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  • September 17, 2019 at 2:32 am
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    Whats the budget?

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  • September 21, 2019 at 4:52 pm
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    14tb toshiba? You didn't want it to last? 😂

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  • September 28, 2019 at 4:14 pm
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    Can u do how to not build a pc?

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  • September 29, 2019 at 5:35 pm
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    "Fortnite Skills" im going to vomit at that comment

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  • September 30, 2019 at 1:39 am
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    I hate how u say asus

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  • October 5, 2019 at 6:29 am
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    why does he need a cold steel recon 1 lol

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  • October 17, 2019 at 6:02 am
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    D a V e

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  • October 21, 2019 at 10:33 am
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    Hmm… 1:26 So Austin has a power to do anything just by saying LOL

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  • October 22, 2019 at 10:52 pm
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    Please stab me with your knife so I can afford a PC

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  • October 24, 2019 at 4:23 pm
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    I made a $800 gaming PC with this hdd

    Parts
    Ryzen 3 1200-$60
    RX 570 8gb used-$99
    8gb ddr4 Corsair vengeance ram-35
    240gb crucial bx500-$32
    Aerocool cylon PC case-$49
    EVGA 450W 80+ bronze psu-$32
    Asrock b450m pro 4-$79
    14tb Toshiba hdd-$410

    All parts bought on Amazon

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  • October 26, 2019 at 6:12 am
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    smh why did he get a red case and rgb?

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  • October 28, 2019 at 10:20 am
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    He forgot his tweezers, and rubber wrist band.

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  • November 1, 2019 at 8:33 pm
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    Any ome understand how to make or fix computer I don't understand hit like if I'm correct and comment

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