'Motherboard' Says It's Hard to Build a PC (Speed Build)


luwn00bz
luwn00bz

Compatibility: 1. Choose CPU 2. Choose MOBO and case size 3. Pick other parts you want

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Vor 9 Stunden
Mythik
Mythik

The writer of the article is an obvious snowflake lol

Vor 12 Stunden
Three Eighty-Six
Three Eighty-Six

I'm guessing the Motherboard editors are like... someone's grandfathers or something.

Vor 17 Stunden
Johnathan Palomares
Johnathan Palomares

Building a PC isnt hard at all, though i did spend about a couple weeks trying to find the right parts, but that was only because i was trying to compare parts and brands to get, in my opinion, the best performance for the buck, while also maintaining the ascetic of the build to my personal liking. But throw all that aside and everything is just plug and play. As far as drivers, Windows 10 automatically downloads and installs all the drivers you need so long that you have internet accessible. Its not the early 2000s anymore with your pile of CDs of different drivers. Plug and Play. And if you still want the fun of building a PC without the hassle of looking for the parts, logicalincriments.com picks your parts and even include budget pricing from $49 to $4000.

Vor 20 Stunden
Chaos Cocoa
Chaos Cocoa

"Journalists" are trash. Vice "journalists" doubly so.

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Grabsplatter
Grabsplatter

One point that was not covered... choosing parts. I'm putting together a new pc at the moment - 6 years since the last. It is impossible (really ____ing difficult). At least the question of what method and how much thermal paste to apply seems to have been solved. Mobo: gb has crap bios, asrock has died on me once before, how many fan headers, what is the power delivery like (some a re crap, some a great), is x470 significantly better that b450???? GPU: Gsync or freesync, 580 or Vega56 (I can find both for the same money at the same store)??? PSU: top end or middle of the range; modular, semi-modular or not, bbronze, golf, platinum, or titanium (or white as I discovered here the other day)? RAM: 16GB of 3200 Mhz costs between 1249DKR and 2199DKR - so what the ____ should a person buy? etc..., etc..., etc..., etc..., etc..., The more research you do the worse it becomes. More research = more uncertainty. Don't get me wrong, I love this channel, I enjoy building pcs - but, it is a shit load easier to hop into the apple shop (or where ever), fork over way too much cash, and leave (which I would never do).

Vor 22 Stunden
Rasputin
Rasputin

If you know how to build a PC the only thing that should take you time is cable management. I recently moved all of my components into a nice new case with 3 tempered glass panels and spent a few hours putting the parts in and making the cables as neat as possible, tying them down everywhere and routing them so there was no extra cable bunched up anywhere. It was especially fun because I have 7 RGB case fans so I got to route them to 2 different fan controllers. But even all of that didn't take me anywhere near 5 hours, maybe 2-3. I mean if you're not into computers I guess maybe you would want to just buy a prebuilt and spend extra money, but the rest of us really enjoy building them.

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Christian Grey
Christian Grey

Building a pc was never so easy. No jumpers. No dip switches. No master slave settings. No cables that can be put in backwards.

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aroubin
aroubin

Anything from Vice, including Motherboard, is garbage anyways, not surprised at their take on this at all LOL.

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Tim Axton
Tim Axton

Doesn't the power supply go in that case with the fan facing down???

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Alan Nelson
Alan Nelson

Computer nerd master race arrogance alert! Kind of like a musician going, "What? You can't play a Chopin etude? What an idiot you are! All you need to do is read the notes and play them. I can do it easily, so you must be really stupid."

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Johney Five
Johney Five

Problems abound...i watched your counter jump and a lot of cuts and take aways while you went for and set up each part. That said the cited crybaby that you shamed here did make some important points and you sort of missed the point while building you need to be sure that your board and ram are compatible cpu sockets change and you have to be aware which socket you need for a speciffic cpu and graphics cards have a chance of being incompatible if you chose the wrong type of hardware as well. I personally have had my family buy a system built by a novice which the incompatible hardware resulted in a harddrive corrupting blocks of data each time the system would boot. Of course this was back in the mid 90's and havent had the privilege of playing with more modern hardware myself in over a decade now there are some points addressed that a novice ought be warned of. That said the prat that wrote that article sounds like maybe hes one of those modern people that struggle to figure out how to run a washing machine... The twist dial type... Theres a reason the phrase blood sweat and tears exists... Doing labor typically result in these....though these are undesirable elements in the human experience they are mostly the result of human error when it comes to pc assembly... Thus his degree of skills at using his hands is demonstrated... But the core fact that in order to get the best rig possible you need to have skills to build it yourself because retailers like walmart and sadly even best buy refuse to stock top tier products in any of their outlet stores and an off the shelf system today can often have specs surprisingly worse than what existed nearly a decade ago if you dont pay attention as most sales reps are not knowledgable or are otherwise that terribly heinous that theyre lying to customers intentionally trying to sell them underpowered systems to get them back in to buy another... I have an old laptop with 8gb ram usb3.0, hdmi out, 2.4ghz dual core thats about 10 years old... Windows 7.... And this wasnt top of the line then... But walk into walmart and i guarantee you half their systems will be 4gb or less of ram... You can get that in some cell phones now.... In fact most their systems are surpassed by some of the top teir phones. So you both swing a bit shy of epic neither totally right nor wrong simply opposed and uninformed on context...props for encouraging those discouraged but dont try to down play just to defend... You dont need to simply dispell their fears, they should be honestly informed and prepared but hell your demographics are likely far from equal...

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Simple Geometry
Simple Geometry

6:27 did you forget to screw the fourth standoff for the cooler in properly??

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Lee R
Lee R

I'd wager the douche who wrote the article was paid to promote consoles.

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sir1thomas1
sir1thomas1

Dude, you're amazing keep up the good work.

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Alex Miceli
Alex Miceli

Yeah whomever wrote that is a fool

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Critical Role Highlights
Critical Role Highlights

It's thanks to Motherboard and others like them why people who never built a computer think it's the hardest thing in the world. It's about as difficult to put together a computer for a beginner as it is for a professional to fit a square piece in a square hole. This is why Apple is a success. People have been convinced that it's better to buy low-grade factory assembled products for three times the price rather than build your own.

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Bitman
Bitman

WIt's obvious for you but it's like fixing a flat tire. It's easy when you know how to do it. Same as I could explain how simple it is to code. You would not be able to do programming after that if you have no background.

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Thicc Baguette
Thicc Baguette

well most of it is easy its just the wiring thats confusing

Vor 2 Tage
flox Klhohnv
flox Klhohnv

once build a pc for a friend of mine during lunchbreak lmao

Vor 2 Tage
Mr Smexy Lion
Mr Smexy Lion

It took about 1h for me to clean and change the case from my pc and i was taking my time too

Vor 2 Tage
iMMortster
iMMortster

Wow! I literally built my own pc and im 15, im sure many people that are younger than me have too! Guess some people like to make a little too much drama out of things :/

Vor 2 Tage
drschplatt
drschplatt

A friend of mine who has NO experience with hardware at all just built a budget gaming system all by himself with absolutely no trouble whatsoever.

Vor 2 Tage
Nathan Froese
Nathan Froese

How did it take them 5hrs.? Muy first time it took me 2-3 including the time out took to install Windows.

Vor 2 Tage
Nick Wizz
Nick Wizz

What do you expect, Vice is garbage.

Vor 2 Tage
Arief Rakhman
Arief Rakhman

Curse of knowledge cognitive bias? The prep before building maybe the hardest. But yeah, they may blow out of proportion if they said it's too difficult for average person (non pc tech enthusiasts). (Haven't read the article)

Vor 2 Tage
Zeke Shoots
Zeke Shoots

I build AK47’s. Building a computer is about as hard. Lol. Great videos guys.

Vor 2 Tage
Ricky Harding
Ricky Harding

Pretty sure the PSU went in with the extraction fan blowing in to the case, this was preceded by a comment about how you can't install it the wrong way. JUST SAYING..! Love your work :)

Vor 2 Tage
TurboBass
TurboBass

Literally EVERYTHING is standardized, that's hilarious.

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TurboBass
TurboBass

Ahahahahahahaha oh man, Motherboard is the same as most of these pseudo-tech publications. Nu males who like to dress in nerd chic, blog about their opinions and generally feel like they're better than everyone else. I basically ignore mostly everyone on the internet when it comes to tech stuff unless I've spent the time to figure out if they're real enthusiasts or not.

Vor 2 Tage
TurboBass
TurboBass

In fact, it's the same with almost any internet news source. From mis-understanding to blatant click baiting, science and technology has never needed such incredible scrutiny as it has now that data flows freely (Ignoring pay walls on most of these sites.).

Vor 2 Tage
Luke A
Luke A

Building my first pc too me a few days to research the parts I wanted and to make sure motherboard and cpu were comparable but putting it together too an hour at very most and I was handling everything like it was glass. Now days with sites like pc part picker everything is so simple with comparability and there are a billion guides on youtube. Only way it could take 5 hours to build a pc would be is if you went and watched lord of the rings after opening the boxes.

Vor 2 Tage
BileMonkey
BileMonkey

In fairness, I LIKE to spend 4-5hrs building a PC. Getting every cable perfect like a Japanese shibari connoisseur. It's like hiring a high class escort for the night, you know it has to come to an end but you want to enjoy every moment of it to the fullest. I imagine. I really need to stop commenting on YouTube while drinking.

Vor 2 Tage
Mr Ironier
Mr Ironier

You are kinda right, but if I buy 700ish worth of PC parts, I will treat them like little Babys and take my time.

Vor 2 Tage
KushFriendlyXeX
KushFriendlyXeX

like they do with everything now a days, they would rather have you pay them for it rather than do it yourself.

Vor 3 Tage
flamewave000
flamewave000

The first computer I ever built took me a long time because I made 2 mistakes. First, I didn't cables through the back panel and had a mess of cables everywhere *smh* . Second, I tried to do the "mount it all at once" method with the liquid cooler while the motherboard was already in. So both the cabling and the motherboard installation had to be redone. I also did not have a static safety band and mat, so I was constantly having to maintain contact with the case to keep me grounded, which heavily hindered my maneuverability. But even with all the mistakes and do-overs, it still only took less than 3 hours to assemble, and that also includes reading through *all* of the installation manuals (since I was completely new and didn't want to mess anything up). 5 hours to assemble a PC is simply ridiculous, even for a first time builder. PS. I spent almost 10 minutes just putting the CPU in as I was terrified I would bend a pin haha

Vor 3 Tage
Salvador Juarez
Salvador Juarez

But does it post?

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Joshua Oddo
Joshua Oddo

That guy who wrote the article should stick with his apple products...

Vor 3 Tage
David
David

The power supply was installed upside down.

Vor 3 Tage
Randomly Entertaining
Randomly Entertaining

The moment he said building a PC (buying parts and putting them together or taking an old computer and upgrading the parts) isn't like restoring a car, I stopped caring about anything the writer said. I guess he thinks mechanics actually build their own turbos out of raw materials. I haven't even finished buying the parts for my first PC and I already can tell it's as easy as following the instructions book in a lego kit, occasionally going to Youtube if I need it.

Vor 3 Tage
zarathustra
zarathustra

you used a great wall psu in this build. who are you? wal mart?

Vor 3 Tage
KryoTronic
KryoTronic

Omg... I sell that IN WIN case in my store... the ITX case in the background @ 4:38 lol holy cow... wonder why you guys had that around lol

Vor 3 Tage
Janglenutter
Janglenutter

Well, don't take issue with the article because not everybody knows how to build a computer or what they need to build one. To some people, that article is 100% true.

Vor 3 Tage
Dank Souls
Dank Souls

Your speedbuilding makes me feel inadequate lol, takes me a while because I’m very slow and deliberate with this stuff (took me 10 minutes to install the stock cooler for the Ryzen 5 2600 because I was supremely unsure if it was in all the way)

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Florida Farm & Garden
Florida Farm & Garden

the story is from vice what do you expect.

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Jeremy Gillespie
Jeremy Gillespie

Is there not a journalism setting for PC cases?

Vor 3 Tage
TCELL24
TCELL24

Shouldn't the PSU fan be pointing down?

Vor 3 Tage
Pawel Tarassow
Pawel Tarassow

The only hard part on assembling or rather building a pc is to have a good looking inside so that everything just looks clean af

Vor 4 Tage
Pneumonoultramicroscopic Silicovolcanoconiosis
Pneumonoultramicroscopic Silicovolcanoconiosis

you could save time finger tightening the thumb screws by...thumbing them on...

Vor 4 Tage
Ivan Orozco
Ivan Orozco

Its depressing to see a tech publication show its blatant ignorance on the very subject theyre tasked with writing about. Its like Car&Driver Magazine talking about how hard it is to repair a car and go on to recommend buying a Tesla ( same issue with right to repair as Apple)

Vor 4 Tage
chuckbc187
chuckbc187

No pc makes me bleed my own blood!

Vor 4 Tage
Adam Eve
Adam Eve

Didn't 5 hours include his research and browsing build guides? Actual build time was probably 1.5 hours while being careful, referring back to manuals that came in with the CPU, GPU, Motherboard + YouTube to figure out how to do thermal paste etc. Unless he also included software setup.

Vor 4 Tage
FAINTEN17
FAINTEN17

wtf so its cheaper to buy a prebuild macbook computer?! bitch what in the world. the same money you spend on apple you can get a bomb as computer. I spent like 2500 on a laptop from apple which was 2013 and its 2018 and i fucking regret it.Shit i bought a 50 dollars prebuilt optiplex and just switch the psu and slap a used dank rx580 on it and boom im gaming at max settings for like 200 bucks.

Vor 4 Tage
Irulane Ka
Irulane Ka

Forgot to install io shield and installed psu with fan pointing in the wrong direction! Thats where you were able to cut time, doing it right requires exactly 5 hours

Vor 4 Tage
A Stamp
A Stamp

Everything I build takes an ounce of blood. The computer I built for my wife (second build) was no exception. I don't even know how I cut myself doing it.

Vor 4 Tage
HMan
HMan

Remember when building PCs involved a lot of single wire header connectors for the front panel, a mountain of 2 1/2 inch wide IDE and SCSI cables that are all too long or too short, non modular power supplies with enough connectors on the harness to rival a Buick main harness, PROM bioses, 1 1/2 foot long ISA memory expansion cards, 40MB double thickness 5 1/4" hard drives, fans that make enough noise to lift an airplane, connectors that won't connect, connectors that won't disconnect, and connectors that disconnect when you breathe on them? I do. Don't fucking dare say building a PC today is complicated.

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Bjørnar Frantzen
Bjørnar Frantzen

Its to expensive...i recommend apple LMAO

Vor 4 Tage
SuperCookieGaming
SuperCookieGaming

my first build took an hour max. what held me up the most was unpacking everything and sorting everything and trying to cable management in ca case that it was basically impossible to do it in. i didn't cut myself, it booted first try, it was built on carpet and has been running almost 24/7 for the past 4 years.

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yugisr
yugisr

Here's my experience, building my very first PC in late 2017: In Spring of 2017, I started watching more and more Tech-youtubers. Not because I wanted to learn how to build a PC (that came later), but, because I am curious by nature, and I like to self-teach, I started watching videos by the big ones; LTT, Bitwit, Jay, Barnacules, (GN came later, sorry!)... and as I kept watching their videos, I learned a lot about how PCs work, what the components do, what problems can occur when building a PC, what you need to know, the do's.. and especially the don'ts. After about 6 months of binge-tubing those guys for every little nugget of knowledge I could gather and absorb (keep in mind, I knew NOTHING, not the components, not the building process, not the OS installation process, I wasn't even aware of the existence of watercooling, or what Newegg and PCPartPicker was... NOT A SINGLE THING was common knowledge to me). Anyway, cut to 6 months later, and I'm foolish enough to feel confident in picking parts for my very first build. And I'm taking a gamble on the thing too coz I'm going with the (at the time brand new) Ryzen Gen 1 CPU, and an EVGA 1080 FTW, with M.2 for the OS, SSD for storage... I'm going all out on this thing... Anyway, December 2017, parts arrive, and I start building. Very nervous. Because I'm smart enough to know, that I probably don't know everything. But I go at it anyway. The blasted thing wouldn't POST. I go through everything I know to go through, to figure out what went wrong. Did I seat the CPU wrong? Did I seat the RAM wrong? Do I just have bad RAM sticks? Is it the GPU? None of it solved the issue. Turns out, I hadn't plugged in the front IO audio ports cable to the MOBO. Why that caused a no-POST? I have no idea. But there you go. I figured it out and solved it, and got wiser in the process. Figuring this out took me 2 days, because I couldn't fathom why THIS, of all things, would be the issue. Having exhausted every other possibility, I just tried the very last thing I could think of, and that did it. Two days of nerves and sweat, over an unplugged cable. The point of my story? Neither GN nor the author of this article are 100% right or wrong. There's a middle ground in terms of how easy it is for an ignorant person to become... "less" ignorant. Ask me again today, and I would probably be able to build a PC with a lot more confidence and in a lot shorter time than I did the first time round. But nothing is ever as black and white as some "experts" would have you believe. It all comes down to experience.

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Mark Bjering
Mark Bjering

He should just go buy a console. then he could how they don't run more than 30-60fps. and apple is a joke. if you want something you can't fix your self go apple -.- that guy that wrote that article clearly does not know anything about computers. Sure I can see how a newbie PC guy can get overwhelmed by putting together a pc since he/she would probably be afraid of breaking something. And that it can sometimes be hard to figure out what component fit together. since everything is not standard like he said in the video. Ram, slots have been changed several times. same goes for Cpu slot. and what motherboards fit into what case. and what ram can be used on what motherboard. This is just a few things I could mention where it gives new people problems when putting together a pc. But as he said in the video, you could buy prebuild it's not that much more expensive. But computer parts today has gotten a lot more expensive. I would give him that. But the same goes for Apple products and mobile phones. technology has just become more expensive. if you want the high end.

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Kusiga
Kusiga

Interesting that I found installing a liquid cooler much easier than when I've installed a fan cooler.

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justin short
justin short

My biggest issue with the article is that all the things he complains about are the parts that in my opinion make it fun. Researching parts, searching the internet/reddit for inspiration, and then GETTING to spend some time sitting down with your parts and building it. Sure it's easier to just buy one, but where is the fun in that?

Vor 4 Tage
Bleakh
Bleakh

10:01 The right answer to "Motherboard". :P

Vor 4 Tage
George TheDev
George TheDev

I mean, it took me a few hours making my first pc ever, but I got on with it eventually. The only time I needed to call out for help was when it failed to boot because I something with having both my ram sticks in. One of my friends suggesting taking one out, booting, and if it worked then after Windows installed, turning off, and then booting with both sticks, and that worked just fine. Idk. Kinda weird, but whatever.

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Z33 Garage
Z33 Garage

Motherboard / Vice are literal autists.

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SilentMott
SilentMott

As much as the article writer sounds like a whiny entitled assbag who makes it out to be WAY harder to build a PC than it is. Its hard to prove the article wrong when you know as much as you do. Pick out components you already know are compatible, and put it together that fast because you've done it a thousand times already. That being said, It didn't take me more than a couple hours of research to pick my parts appropriately and putting it together will probably take me an hour or so since I've never done it before. I'd rather be shat on by a reanimated triceratops than buy a computer from apple.

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Sonnung
Sonnung

Honesty time. Building a PC is not necessarily easy... but it isn't hard either and it is rewarding. A lot of the things said in this video come with experience. Putting the heatsink/wc plate on before installing the motherboard, installing the watercooler and Ram outside of the case as well. Knowing how to apply or even knowing about Thermal paste. Knowing which slots to use when installing the RAM. Knowing how to install the front panel connectors. These things take up time when you don't already know what you are doing. I remember spending a great deal of time on my first ever build. But I learned a lot in doing so and saved a lot of money on better parts than a pre-built system. I'm glad you mentioned Win10 being purchased as that raises your cost to over 800, but still it's less than buying a pre-built. And I wouldn't advise a cheap PC from an OEM as it will use a cheap motherboard and potentially system killing PSU. The biggest time factor, if you are new, is making sure that all your parts are compatible. That is mostly alleviated with online forums. And a build does take some learning to ensure you spend money in the right places. (Don't get an i3 and put a RTX 2080ti) on it.... The other is the actual install if you don't know what you are doing and need to refer to online instructions. But really, if you have all the parts and follow along with Youtube, I would say it shouldn't take more than an hour to install all the components. And my "honesty time* here doesn't justify saying "ditch DIY and buy a Macbook" either or that this was a poor or bad video. There is still a lot of good information here.... If it interests you, you'll find it fairly easy once you get into it.

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Phil Fry
Phil Fry

I am the epitome of an idiot, but when I assemble a computer, I can generally figure it out. May take me 3 hours but it is completely possible and very hard to screw up. Motherboards are LABELED with what goes where nowadays.

Vor 5 Tage
DaTHack
DaTHack

If you dont get a cut when you are building a computer, then you are doing something wrong. #bloodsacrifacemasterrace

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Matthew Rodbourn
Matthew Rodbourn

You know shit gets real when Steve ties his hair back

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Catcrumbs
Catcrumbs

Pretty disingenuous video tbh. Assembling a PC is easy for anyone who can follow a set of Lego instructions. The hard part of building a PC for someone new to the market is identifying the parts that suit your needs and come within your budget, while at the same time dodging the trap of budget parts that have impressive 'headline' specs, but fall down in other areas. In my case, I bought a Kingston A-series SDD after seeing some good reviews of it. Later I found out that it is a DRAM-less model that is likely to have an inferior lifespan. PSUs are another component where the devil is in the detail - very few consumer technology sites are even properly equipped substantively review them. The timed aspect of your build didn't add much either. If you wanted it to reflect a real-world build, the clock should have stopped when Windows booted to desktop, or at least when the damn machine successfully POSTed. "Well there's only a few things left to hook up now," isn't what you'd call finished if you were assembling this for a paying customer.

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Nacho Business
Nacho Business

The guy for the article had to unbox everything, too. As would a consumer building it. Not giving you a hard time. Just saying.

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bexpi
bexpi

i could understand taking an hour to two hours if you are being reaaaly cautious when assembling the computer.

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Lambda Function
Lambda Function

How does someone cut themselves putting together a PC? Wat. I did my first at like 13 and aside from ruining a motherboard on the first attempt due to not using stand-offs properly, it was no problemo. Maybe 2 hours or so, unboxing everything and putting it together.

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Jacob chamberlain
Jacob chamberlain

yeah maybe hard for a 2year old. but I'm sure somewhere there is a child that could do this in under 5hrs.

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Dexter Wallace
Dexter Wallace

"Here's my trick, I put the case on the side"

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Michael Taylor
Michael Taylor

I'm late to the video, but thank you for being accepting of new pc fans. My older brother was a console fan, so I followed along. I knew very little about building a pc or pc components in general. It's nice to feel welcomed as a noob, rather than trashed for it.

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kaiamoana
kaiamoana

you put the PSU upsidedown. and you didnt put the IO in

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Joe
Joe

'Daddyboard' told me that I could still do it, even if it is hard, and that 'Motherboard' has been sleeping with her yoga instructor.

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GalacticElk -Clean Gaming
GalacticElk -Clean Gaming

The hardest part for me, building my own computer, was all the driver and software issues Google searches and simply updating driver's took care of almost everything for me. The PC isn't working PERFECTLY, but it is totally functional and my first build only took about three hours but I took my time. Doing research before building your first PC is a huge help. The satisfaction of building your own computing machine and getting all the software working is a great feeling IMO

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SimplyNova
SimplyNova

Building a computer these days isn't that hard. With such access to the internet today as we do, you only have to take a few minutes of your day to review a video, or article over how a computer is constructed. Yes your first time will be difficult and possibly not as great as the more seasoned computer builders but we all begin at the same point.

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Kissker Venwrath
Kissker Venwrath

1080p is a great start for those that want to game, and don't have the extra dough for 1440p (with good refresh rates) Refresh rates being the king over-all. Now if it's a 1080p 60hz then.. no excuse. Some of us are on 9 year old hardware and unable to play the latest games even on lowest settings - due to income issues (like me, with my i7 920 and gtx 760 2gb, good ol' 12GB ddr3 and a dying HDD) my monitor died, my TV died, and I am using some cheap refurb crap 5ms delay moni now. Needless to say, a 1080p (any refresh above 59) with a more modern card (gtx 1060 6GB) would do wonders, as long as the old i7 can hold up. (not sure if it can....) I've seen youtubers literally take sledge hammers to systems better than mine, and it really just sucks.

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Alex
Alex

When I built my first pc last year I took hours to get it working. One hour to build everything except one little thing that I had to search online, the stupid power button, reset button and LEDs. That was because the case was pretty cheap and not of any brand and things didn't have the proper names, so there was little information about it. I don't see how you can take 5 hours building a PC though I can see you taking 5 hours figuring out what fits your budget and is compatible with the other parts. Also I cut myself too, so that part is true!

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Munashiimaru
Munashiimaru

Remember the good old days when cheap cases and all IO shields were made of composited razor blades?

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Haeze
Haeze

Installing a CPU cooler without any thermal paste ? It's a bold strategy Cotton...

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Haeze
Haeze

Also, the person who is new to PC building will not know simple things like how to release the metal CPU hold-down clamp. They won't know off the top of their head which way to rotate the CPU to fit it properly in the socket. They won't know which ports to plug the RAM into. They will wonder which holes to put the motherboard standoffs into. They won't know which fan headers on the motherboard to use for which fans (if they even notice more than one fan header exists on the motherboard). They won't know which SATA port to plug the hard drive into. They won't have an already made USB thumb drive to install Windows off of, and they may not even have a second PC available to create one. Once Windows is installed, they will wonder why many pieces of hardware don't work, and they won't know which drivers they need, where to get the drivers, or how to install them. Building a PC is simple for someone who is old-hat at doing it... but for someone who has never done it before, several hours is actually par for the course.

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Haeze
Haeze

And no Motherboard I/O port plate...

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Cheeki Breeki
Cheeki Breeki

Everything is hard, please help me daddy Apple! I can't do anything by myself!

Vor 5 Tage
Roger Bruce
Roger Bruce

you didn't mention the hardest biggest PITA part of a PC build..the front panel connectors...lol...but whoever that journalist was, he needs to be writing for a car magazine, cos he is clueless bout PCs.

Vor 6 Tage
Kuban Z
Kuban Z

Motherboard sucks.

Vor 6 Tage
Element7
Element7

Strong memories of the Verge computer build coming back to haunt me as I hear about this article.

Vor 6 Tage
Element7
Element7

You go to parts picker website for compatibility, buy parts, watch GN video to build if you don't already know how. CAKE.

Vor 6 Tage
HippoZoned
HippoZoned

I built my first PC in 45 mins and I'm no engineer

Vor 6 Tage
Grey Fox
Grey Fox

It's as hard as putting a Lego set together :D

Vor 6 Tage
Hamasake Gagf
Hamasake Gagf

picking parts is hard and if you fuck up 1 part good luck figuring out what part is wrong as a noob at best if you got no idea about this shit you just copy paste somebody elses build whit mistakes he or she might have made verge pc build anyone?

Vor 6 Tage
Ducaso
Ducaso

*Building a PC is too hard and expensive...... Buy an Apple instead* WUT

Vor 6 Tage
Chris Gurney
Chris Gurney

If that article was from 1976 maybe???? hell I remember cases used to be knife edged hell holes in the 90's but today's cases are an absolute dream to work in (still get a teeeny cut tho, but no good job goes without a blood sacrifice XD)

Vor 6 Tage
phildev
phildev

while I do think you that you make a point, and building a pc is not hard at all, I can understand the perspective of this motherboard-apple-user. I have seen some "laymen" trying to build their pc and assisted them.. while I was only there to ensure that they do not make mistakes, I never interfered to let them "learn" on their own. I must say: oh boy, it took a while. even more so with the process of researching the hardware.. while I was a lot more active in this part of the endevour, the uncertainty was absolutely apparent and made the whole process of choosing the components ( and explaining what and why ) very time consuming, even though I laid out a roadmap on who to look for all the components ( including the compatibility documents for ram/motherboard and the rule of thumb for the wattage of the powersupply)... I can say that they would have had to invest more than a day of research to get all the parts.. especially since they did not know about lists from other builders as a reference point and nothing, not even what sites online will provide support.. I must say that this would most definitely be a really useful course at a community college. choosing the right parts ( maybe in the computer lab ) and then building it, installing the drivers and software and done.. bottom line: everybody can do it, it is easy, there are current lists out there that guide your hardware choices and more than enough videos that will help with assembling the thing and installing the drivers.. so you are correct.. but for someone doing it for the first time and normally not invested in hardware at all ( like we are ) it is somewhat more time consuming since they at least have to get an idea of what they are doing..

Vor 6 Tage
Atlquotl
Atlquotl

So back when I went to school to get my a+ certificate (among other things.) One of the things I had to do was a tear down and rebuild of a pc. I went to do this one evening after my orher classes and had an hour before my teacher closed up shop...she saw I had about 25 minutes left and told me "hey throw everything into an anti static bag, so you can put it back together next time." My response was "ehm, I'm going to have this back together tonight." She looked at me incredulously. Now to be fair, I hadn't seated the memory properly, so it didn't post that evening (I'd had about 2 minutes to spare.) Which made my teacher laugh. But the best part about this was, I build my own gaming rigs, so I do know how to build a machine, but...back then I didn't have a lot of excess money, and had built 2 rigs in like, 6 years. Putting pcs together can be daunting your first time, but once you've got a little bit of experience, as long as you're not planning massive custom water loops...it really is quite simple.

Vor 6 Tage
Jari Haukilahti
Jari Haukilahti

The prices on hardware is quite high and they keep them high - It will never get any cheaper and has been like this for 20 years now and IT is way too expensive and prebuilt cheapest are to expensive as well - you get a new computer that is outdated already when you fire it the 1 time.

Vor 6 Tage
arcanask
arcanask

9:09 no backplate but the mobo is screwed in. This really is a "how to assemble a PC" video lol

Vor 6 Tage
Rusty Shackleford
Rusty Shackleford

Building a computer is, like most things, made to be idiot proof. Each component has a bespoke slot/connector that will not fit any where else. Its literally idiot proof. It's actually "round peg in round hole" simple... The fact that someone too stupid to build a computer, then has the confidence to say "this is too complicated" and writes an article about it is depressing. Especially considering they write for something called "motherboard" indicating that this person must at least have some interest or knowledge in computers. If this was someone writing for a quilting magazine I could begin to understand. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot and destroying your credibility with your readers. How many faithful readers would see that and realize the guy is a moron? I would never want to read another one of their articles. Sounds like it was just an apple fanboy saying how hard pcs are to build. "don't bother, get a mac book" and when it breaks get a new one, because you (or likely anyone else) can't fix it.

Vor 6 Tage

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