Asus ROG, I7 8700K with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ICX

Asus ROG, I7 8700K with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ICX

Asus ROG, I7 8700K with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ICX

In my last video, you saw me unboxing all the amazing equipment that’s going to into my PC First, thank you everyone that donated to help me get all the equipment that I need so that I can have my own PC, and I can start gaming like a pro Close to a pro Maybe a little bit closer to a pro Maybe not pro, but little bit better

Asus ROG, I7 8700K with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ICX
Asus ROG, I7 8700K with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti ICX

(high impact music) Well, first a disclaimer This is not a how to build video This is not an instruction on how to build a gaming PC This is just me showing you how I built my very first gaming PC The first thing we’re gonna do is install my CPU into my motherboard

I’m gently taking the motherboard out of the box and placing it on top of it for the the initial CPU and heat sync installation The top of the box is a nice, non-conductive surface that is easy to build on prior to installing the components into the case After taking the CPU out of the box, I gently push down the retention arm on the CPU socket to unhinge the protective plate and CPU cover Once this is done, the motherboard pins are exposed allowing me to align the CPU into the socket and drop it into place Refastening the retention arm will secure the CPU and automatically remove the plastic safety cover

With the CPU properly slotted, we can now move onto the cooling solution I am using a single, all-in-one cooler To mount this, I first need to align a bracket to the backside of the motherboard This will secure the cooler to the motherboard (upbeat music) However, before I can mount the cooler, I must first apply thermal paste to the CPU

This compound allows for a better transfer of heat between the CPU heat sync and the heat sync on the cooler (upbeat music) After fastening the thumb screws in a cross pattern, the cooler is properly mounted and I can move on (upbeat music) Next, I insert my RAM into the DIMM slots on the motherboard If you notice, there are four slots on the board, but I only have two This is okay as it allows for upgrade ability in the future should I need to, but because of this, I need to put these into slots two and four counting away from the CPU

These are color-coded appropriately, so it’s hard to go wrong Now I’m ready to populate my SSD into its M2 slot This slot is covered up by a heat sync, so I need to unscrew that to get to it Taking it off reveals a port which is pushed to a 45 degree angle by a spring After inserting the SSD, I’m able to push gently to lower it to the proper position and apply the heat sync after removing the protective plastic

Now, all that’s left is to resecure the screws (relaxing music) Well, now that I have installed my CPU, my liquid CPU cooling unit, my RAM, and my SSD, I am going to put it in my case Removing the screws from the tempered glass panels allows me to take them off and gain access to the internals of the case The top fan filter needs to be removed as well to allow for top mounting Inside the case is a box filled with spare screws and any other small accessories I may need for any sort of installation

After placing the motherboard on the included stand-offs, I am able to screw it in These stand-offs prevent the metal from making contact with the board With that done, I need to mount the radiator and fan to the rear of the case This is done with long screws that slide through the case, fan, and into the frame of the radiator, securing them altogether as one (inspirational music) After that, it’s just a matter of plugging in the fan cable into the CPU fan header on the motherboard

In my configuration, the fan is blowing air into the case, but this varies from system to system Alright, now that my motherboard and its components are installed, I’m gonna start on my power supply unit All the cables are clearly marked with where they’re suppose to go, CPU Everything is clearly marked on here as well, so it’s pretty much just a matching game (inspirational music) Now begins the fun of trying to maneuver my power supply unit right into my case along with all of these wires

Luckily, I have small hands I don’t know if you can even see it I can stick my hands through here Be jealous, guys Alright, and now comes the fun part of trying to put my power supply into my case with all these

(upbeat music) Okay, now I have my power supply installed and we get to begin the adventure of plugging all of the cords in where they’re suppose to be (upbeat music) First is the main 24 pin power connector Next, the eight pin CPU connector Lastly, the front IO including USB, power, reset, and LED connectors (upbeat music) At last, we can finally get to installing the video card

To do this, we must first remove the back covers to allow the card’s IO to be accessible Then, it’s simply a matter of inserting the card into the PCI Express 30 slot on the motherboard, screwing in the two rear support screws, and plugging in the eight and six pin power connectors into the card (upbeat music) Alright guys, the moment of truth Got my Windows 10 on my Darth Vader

Okay (snapping) It’s on! I also installed pink LED fans for better air flow and because I love pink For information about all the parts I used, you can find it in this video, or in the description below Thank you for watching and all the help and donations Let me know in the comments below what you think about my new gaming PC