Common PC Building Mistakes that Beginners Make!

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Here are the most common PC Building mistakes I see when people are building their first PCs! Don't let these happen to you!
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  • 02:02 Great! Guys, this is the easiest way to activate the system: 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗸𝗲𝘆.𝗺𝗲 I got my Windows activated. It now shows as a genuine copy. No more not activated window! Shit, it's the best deal i had in while. Highly recommended, licensed os is cool. Getting a key is cheap and safe

    Scott71Scott71پیش 2 ساعت
  • Make absolutely sure that you have installed exactly as many motherboard standoffs as you need and not any more or less.

    mysteryshrimpmysteryshrimpپیش 6 ساعت
  • Never try to build a PC id you haven't purchased your graphics card yet. Probably the best advice ever.

    Kandem-YeeKandem-Yeeپیش 8 ساعت
  • Oh dear :-O I did that with my RAM. Guilty as hell :-D

    walkeracidwalkeracidپیش 10 ساعت
  • What if you have 4 ram sticks and put them in all the ram slots? Will that give you quad channel or just dual channel

    DarkHavenDarkHavenپیش 13 ساعت
  • don't buy GPU's from scalpers.

    Lex DunmonLex Dunmonپیش 16 ساعت
  • #1 tip : wear anti static wrist band while working on your PC's hardware

    Vladislav TishakovVladislav Tishakovپیش 18 ساعت
  • Don't crack the motherboard...

    David SmithDavid Smithپیش 18 ساعت
  • So I just built my second pc with an Intel 7 10700, 32gb ram, msi mpg z490 gaming edge, 850 watt psu and GeForce gtx 760 gpu (I know it is old) waiting on better gpu. Screen sometimes freezes or occasional shutdown happens. What could cause this?

    Devin LehmannDevin Lehmannپیش 18 ساعت
  • If only using a single gpu card, there is an optimal slot for pci-e. i.e. x16 instead of only x8.

    Horrorman009Horrorman009پیش 20 ساعت
  • anyone else really like the star wars inspired corsair case mod? or is it just me?

    Zach ShartzerZach Shartzerپیش 23 ساعت
  • That case be lookin sexy

    Santiago ArasSantiago Arasپیش روز
  • Something I learned the hard way: Twist the cpu cooler on Ryzen cpus to make it come off, don't brute force it or you'll break your cpu

    Crystal The WolfCrystal The Wolfپیش روز
  • Single channel here lol

    AndreAndreپیش روز
  • My own tips..... Always check and double check standoff locations..... Its really easy to miss one or misalign one Try not to build the unit on a box then add it all to the chassis.... I build all mine inside the case with a well fixed board... My forearms are always in contact with ground.... Also its quite horrible watching your new mobo flex as applying the components... I know its a pig for space... But safer imo Never let your fans run 100% all the time if using a large air cooler..... Your temps will be worse as the cooler cannot properly saturate the heat... Set a decent fan curve.... Sometimes less is more lol Try to maintain a positive pressure in the case... More in than out.. This will help prevent a little dust ingress..... A negative pressure will clog it up pretty quickly All imo of course

    james deanjames deanپیش روز
  • Most important tip: Don't doubt yourself lil hommie

    Abhilash DasAbhilash Dasپیش روز
  • It is good to discharge any static energy your body has before unpacking. Any electrical dev. that has metal case and additonal ground pin is ok

    XazhaxXazhaxپیش روز
    • Humidity plays a big part. I don't "spark" when I am in humid region, but once I moved to dry region for studies, even the trolley in the mall will go zap! once I touch the metal parts.

      Mr AndersonMr Andersonپیش روز
  • my tip is: "just go for the best, so you don't waste time to watch comparison videos"

    Hoa NguyenHoa Nguyenپیش روز
  • GPU companies need to tell the consumer to use two separate pcie cables for the power. Multiple companies have literally no signage stating to use two seperate cables and I think they should be held accountable for that considering that you could potentially ruin the gpu and power supply.

    UndyingEuphoriaUndyingEuphoriaپیش روز

    Christopher WarrenChristopher Warrenپیش روز
  • Do rams have to be dual channel ? or can I use 2 single channel ram stick.

    Aby GeorgeAby Georgeپیش روز
  • Dont be afraid to ask questions mo matter how stoopid they may sound! Water off a ducks back! 🥰👍

    Disco DanDisco Danپیش روز
  • I like the handheld vibes

    Max WilsonMax Wilsonپیش روز
  • Who watching this AFTER making the mistakes?

    J. ScullyJ. Scullyپیش روز

    Todd RoseTodd Roseپیش روز
  • Free games and rebate that come with parts can have a relatively fast expiration date. Most of the time it doesn't matter.

    Scott ShafferScott Shafferپیش 2 روز
  • Thank the PC lords I watched enough of these vids here before building my 1st rig ever! Stepped into some luck, with a somewhat bitter taste cuz all I'm missing now is a power hungry GPU! Nowhere to be found! So.... I guess my dream build will only be complete in maybe another year?! Using Integrated graphics processor for now!

    Joaquim GillustrationsJoaquim Gillustrationsپیش 2 روز
  • A decent power supply is the base for a stable system.

    Tribal2029Tribal2029پیش 2 روز
  • 4:30 Ah, the nostalgia. The first PC I ever owned (a hopelessly outdated machine I bought with my measly pocket money from my school when they replaced them) used to have a Pentium II like that... But it was MINE. No longer did I have to beg my parents every time I wanted to program something, play a game, try out some new registry hacks, or---the Light forbid---install Linux! 4:45 And that's why I read the manual first ;) The rest seems to boil down to "Check out the specs & make sure it's compatible. And RTFM."

    fafardhfafardhپیش 2 روز
  • ALWAYS make sure you have a swiss army knife that hopefully has a philip's head screwdriver.

    Daniel PreciadoDaniel Preciadoپیش 2 روز
  • He's manhandling that board oh my xD

    Phantom PicturesPhantom Picturesپیش 2 روز
  • Linus Rothmann said JayzTwoCents is a Computer Killer, a deranged manic, Rothman in NYC not Hamilton, Ont.

    J. BernaysJ. Bernaysپیش 2 روز
  • I have built a few different PCs but always have the same problem with internet drivers not downloading after installing windows the first time I copied my old hard drive with acronis and tried to do it again for a second pc and it failed and I’m lost with what to do I’ve also tried downloading the drivers online and it won’t recognize them

    Conrad LangeConrad Langeپیش 2 روز
  • read the manual before you start step 1, use a magnetic screw driver, read the manuals. plan before you act.

    James OckerJames Ockerپیش 2 روز
  • if you're building a toolkit, make sure you have a long necked philips on top of everything, the amount of times components have made it difficult to use my ifixit driver due to not being able to get my hand in is too many

    Orion AlathornOrion Alathornپیش 2 روز
  • Don't forget the PCIe griddle for a hot CSGO panini!

    IME TVIME TVپیش 2 روز
  • If it hasn't already been said, read/watch reviews for the important components you're wanting, cpu, gpu, motherboard including the chipset, case etc. Have a clear understanding and expectation of what you're build is for and what you have as a budget. No point spending 25% of your budget on the most awesome gpu if you can't afford the motherboard and psu to support it.

    Andrew DiplockAndrew Diplockپیش 3 روز
  • #1 TIP: ALWAYS install an antivirus BEFORE installing drivers, updates or going online

    Marcelo Esteban MauricioMarcelo Esteban Mauricioپیش 3 روز
  • I already knew all of these. Thanks for making me feel smart, Jay.

    dont_got_a_namedont_got_a_nameپیش 3 روز
  • psu need to know how many connectrors

    andrew Mansfieldandrew Mansfieldپیش 3 روز
  • Tip: you dont need many fans, you need like jay said in the video, good/correct airflow! another one: dont just buy a 1000€ pc (in parts) because most of them are tech edge, or RGB gold limited version (just made it up), so you can just go on youtube or make video calls or browse the internet. First decide what you wanna do with it and use common sense.

  • Yeah..... I give up. Console for life. Built mine, got to the Bios screen, made it to the windows install, started install, Aaaannnnddddd it died after reaching 5%. All that money and work for nothing.

    Frank SantoraFrank Santoraپیش 3 روز
    • Get the parts RMA-ed. Sell that gpu for a hefty chunk of money on ebay or something.

      Mr AndersonMr Andersonپیش 3 روز
  • yeah I'll admit I have 2 sticks next to each other... *because I only have two dimm slots*

    Central AviationCentral Aviationپیش 3 روز
  • Enjoy your build. Take your time, don't rush. You only build your first pc once. Savor the moment.

    Jose MoralesJose Moralesپیش 3 روز
  • When installing m.2 SSD: MAKE SURE that the mounting screw is on if it came individually. If you do not put that on before screwing down your drive, you can bend it!

    buster2938buster2938پیش 3 روز
  • 20:30.... I've been doing it all wrong! Maybe THAT'S why I've not been able to fully feel the raw power of my 1080 ti!!

    MegachinimaMegachinimaپیش 3 روز
  • I upgraded from a 1080 to a 2080 TI didn't think about it plugged both pigtails and from one cord and it would occasionally shut my computer off completely off and I'll be like a click sound turned out it was the power supply tripping. It's a courser 750x Platinum and when I touch the cord it was physically warm and then it hit me if I should run two cables instead of one haven't had the problem since. Although it was pulling how about 240 250 Watts without Tripping but anything over 250 and it would trip out

    Capthrax1Capthrax1پیش 3 روز
  • Great video.... as someone who does not build machines regularly, I made lots of those mistakes.

    Ι.A.C.Ι.A.C.پیش 4 روز
  • This will be nice to as soon as I can actually get a graphics card...

    No Man's LandNo Man's Landپیش 4 روز
  • I went from knowing nothing in PC building in October, read and watched videos, learned and built my first PC in December. Incredibly satisfying feeling! Thanks Jay, your videos helped me a lot !! If you are new, don't stress too much. If you are careful and know what you are doing, you'll be fine !!

    Damien ChartonDamien Chartonپیش 4 روز
    • @PipsqueakKing good call, my bad. Not my first language.

      Damien ChartonDamien Chartonپیش 2 روز
    • "If you are knew"

      PipsqueakKingPipsqueakKingپیش 2 روز
  • And buy good quality PSU. Literally every friend of mine bought a cheap shit, even i said them to buy from good brands and at least 80+ bronze. And of course they didnt listened, bought "600w-750w" noname psu-s, and all of them died within a few months. It was funny my EVGA 750 GQ cables were heavier than an entire noname 750w psu with cables.

    Magyar BenceeMagyar Benceeپیش 4 روز
  • My biggest mistake is not starting sooner so I could have found you sooner

    Jake HollcroftJake Hollcroftپیش 4 روز
  • i got thermal paste in my cpu shocket but i used a tooth brush and got it off :)

    hyon gameshyon gamesپیش 4 روز
  • I installed two 2gb and two 1gb ram chips, should I install them in an alternate pattern 2,1,2,1 or in order 1,1,2,2

    Dibbs_ TTVDibbs_ TTVپیش 4 روز
    • 2,1,2,1

      Ada J.Ada J.پیش 4 روز
  • Don't multitask, eat, or watch TV while doing the assembly. Ya don't want food droppings inside, and a distraction can mess up anything from CPU damage to front IO connections (WHY CAN'T WE GET A SINGLE STANDARDIZED CONNECTION!)

    Ryan McCormickRyan McCormickپیش 4 روز
  • Is building a pc really that easy

    Nordamerikanische FußballNordamerikanische Fußballپیش 4 روز
    • I did my first and it’s not as bad as it seems

      AndreAndreپیش روز
  • Bru why have no other tech youtubers mentioned the pigtail thing. Wtf that’s extremely relevant info. Literally the first time I’ve heard that mentioned and I’ve watched hundreds of build videos lol, props to this guy

    David BradleyDavid Bradleyپیش 4 روز
  • Try not to sweat (drops falling) over electronics.... !!!!

    Demetris DemopoulosDemetris Demopoulosپیش 5 روز
  • The thing I fear the most as a noob is setting my RAM in the Bios. I've never done it in all my build in 25 years.

    Seb JulienSeb Julienپیش 5 روز
  • It probably doesn't make a heap of difference, but I usually keep my sticky greasy fingers away from the top of the processor and the heat block of the cooler. I doubt a thin layer of grease contamination will affect the heat transfer significantly but might clean with acetone if I saw Jay handling my cooler HAHAHA!!! ;-P

    Derek CarterDerek Carterپیش 5 روز
  • I have my build all hooked up and it's not working, no idea what I've done wrong.. Spent so much money on it and with a couple hours, all that money wasted

    TNZNTNZNپیش 5 روز
    • Did you try double checking every single connection and component?

      Jose Javier FloresJose Javier Floresپیش 4 روز
  • I really like his comment in the first minute, that even if you are a master builder you should watch. Because you might be able to help with anything we missed. It's a really good way to work and shows that he is willing to accept that no one person can know everything.

    stuart taylorstuart taylorپیش 5 روز
  • make sure to put thermal paste on the pins of your cpu or else your computer could catch fire. 🧛‍♀️

    hahash hfshyrhahash hfshyrپیش 5 روز
  • My tip: don't skip out on cable management, as tedious as it may seem.

    Fish TacosFish Tacosپیش 5 روز
    • This applies to upgrades, too. My original built pc from about 6 years ago was fine, originally. Then I kept adding pcie cards and hard drives to the system. I am fairly certain that I shortened the life of my graphics card by not taking the time to manage the new cables and blocking some airflow to/from my graphics card fans. In a standard tower case, both side panels come off. That helps in cable management.

      mysteryshrimpmysteryshrimpپیش 6 ساعت
  • I want to build a gaming/streaming pc in the near future. I'd like to play games like warzone and triple A games like Valhalla, Far cry 6. Is this configuration a solid one for my needs and should I be able to skip next 2 generations of graphic cards? i7-10700KF, 3060ti, 32gb ram (3200-3600 mhz), Z490 motherboard, 2tb hdd, 1tb ssd, 700W power suply. I,m not sure about the processor, should I get and AMD? Thanks anticipated!

    stefan isnstefan isnپیش 5 روز
  • Pro tip: If you have a high refresh rate monitor, DO NOT use HDMI like JTC did in the video because you will get 100hz max. Instead, use a display port cable to get 120,144, or 244hz.

  • Another mistake people make is that they install OEM version of Windows and having to deal with bloatware. They should install the Retail version.

    n310ean310eaپیش 5 روز
    • n310ea - The main difference between OEM and Retail of Windows is that you don't get Microsoft support with OEM. With OEM, the operating system installs onto your motherboard so you can replace your hard drive without having to reinstall Windows. With OEM, if Microsoft wants to upgrade your OS, they will, you can't stop them. With Retail, it comes with Microsoft support. With Retail, it installs onto your hard drive, so you have to reinstall Windows if you replace your hard drive as well as reinstall your hardware drivers. With Retail, Microsoft cannot touch your OS without your permission.

      DZEyoyo123DZEyoyo123پیش 3 روز
    • ?? That makes no sense. There's no difference between an OEM W10 product key and a retail product key in terms of bloatware.

      Jose Javier FloresJose Javier Floresپیش 4 روز
  • Definitely need to check my monitor setting in windows. Seriously couldn’t figure out why some of my games are capping at 60fps. Great tip 😁

    neef68neef68پیش 5 روز
  • Awesome video good information thanks !!!!

    Jorge PimentelJorge Pimentelپیش 5 روز
  • Mashallah brother may allah guide you

    Mike ComasMike Comasپیش 6 روز
  • I'm glad I found this; thanks man

    Kevin FoleyKevin Foleyپیش 6 روز
  • Beginner then how to connect headers

    Shawn Paul Zuccarello AsburyShawn Paul Zuccarello Asburyپیش 6 روز
  • I think it's a great video. I had to get this knowledge in the form of a college degree. These folks are getting it for free. Good deal!

    Shawn Paul Zuccarello AsburyShawn Paul Zuccarello Asburyپیش 6 روز
  • what's the name of the song in the background?

    alexis morinalexis morinپیش 6 روز
  • ....I stuck it in single channel... that was 6 years ago 😳😅

    Morse Code ReviewsMorse Code Reviewsپیش 6 روز
  • Well we'll well If it isn't ol jay the secret scalper.

    Pancho VelazquezPancho Velazquezپیش 6 روز
  • I have to say thanks to watching Jays Videos i have put together my first pc, having the right tools is very important, i have watched a lot of videos of his, and it helps a ton. So thanks for the great content which helps us all :)

    SparkyGT GamingSparkyGT Gamingپیش 6 روز
  • "start watching those Adult videos." 😂😂😂

    Rhod NillRhod Nillپیش 6 روز
  • Ryzen 7 3700x processor, 16GB DDR4 ram, and an AMD 5700 XT gpu, is this a good build ? And what's it worth ? Thanks. ( I'm a noob ) lol

    Daily in the life Of MeDaily in the life Of Meپیش 6 روز
  • Idk y I have a 1660 super with 750 watt power supply nd i cant even get + 30 clock speed to over clock wih out out ma game crashing

    CrxMixCrxMixپیش 6 روز
  • Why didn't you just call this "A beginner's guide to building a PC" rather than the current title which is assuming people commonly make these mistakes. These mistakes wouldn't be so common if the people they see on youtube explained them better.

    Joshua NuttallJoshua Nuttallپیش 6 روز
  • Can you buy your parts then buy a case based on your parts

    Fun With KayleeFun With Kayleeپیش 7 روز
  • 6:20 Another tip for RAM would be if you are using two different kits that have multiple RAM sticks then alternate them ie if kit A has a red heat shield and kit A has a black shield it would be RED BLACK RED BLACK not RRBB as my friend did.

    Adam CarderAdam Carderپیش 7 روز
  • any thoughts on the Origins Chronos Desktop?

  • First time watcher. That is a fucking awesome PC case

    AzureWind91AzureWind91پیش 7 روز
  • never buy minitower, always go for mid to high tower

    JokeryJokeryپیش 7 روز
  • Mistake one would be seeing those video cards behind him.

    Rock&RollRock&Rollپیش 7 روز
  • DON'T GET TN PANEL...but I recommend VA or IPS

    arrowmanarrowmanپیش 7 روز
  • Try not to touch the metal fins on a radiator they break easily depending on the rad and do not use winzip driver updater on your pc because it could corrupt your operating system

    christopher gliaoschristopher gliaosپیش 7 روز
  • Don't freak out when u push the power button for the first time 🤫

    Selim YetkinSelim Yetkinپیش 7 روز
  • ive built my first pc last week, but i cannot find a gpu ANYWHERE. I want an RX5700 XT but they are going for upwards of £700 now.

    Christopher DonnellyChristopher Donnellyپیش 8 روز
    • expect to have a unfinished PC sitting there for a few months.... unless you want to support a scalper by handing over an eye watering amount of money

      ThoSRThoSRپیش 6 روز
  • needs more RGB

    Ethan TryhardEthan Tryhardپیش 8 روز
  • I definitely couldn’t build a pc and neither can my dad so should I bring the parts to Best Buy and have them build it...

    Anthony PeinAnthony Peinپیش 8 روز
    • I would consider a reputable and local PC repair shop instead of BB.

      Jose Javier FloresJose Javier Floresپیش 7 روز
  • Make sure your power is seatted properly. I RMAed two mobos before I realized I wasn't pushing power plug all the way in

    QuickSqueezeQuickSqueezeپیش 8 روز
  • And here I am, I was planing to put my new motherboard in the new pc case I got, but without any ram and cpu just yet.

    Milan NedeljkovicMilan Nedeljkovicپیش 8 روز
  • We kept power supplies hooked up on benches to POST our boards outside of the case even.

    Dan ReddingDan Reddingپیش 8 روز
  • Watch adult videos 🧘🏻‍♂️🤦🏻‍♂️

    Kliven GKliven Gپیش 8 روز
  • Just one quick comment. I have been building my own computers since 1978 and you young guys don't realize how good you have it. It used to be that the cards you plugged in would or would not work depending on which slot they were in, and putting other cards in would cause the first cards to fail. So you would have to try different combinations to get it to work. The basic electronics have gotten much more stable in the last 2 decades. As recently as the 1990's with IDE you could get drive errors with the length and types of cables, which went away with SATA. Life is good.

    Scott FrancoScott Francoپیش 8 روز
  • Hint from my last build: if you get individual USB connectors for components that need a USB hookup, like the Corsair AIO and their power supply, they give you a connector for the MB that is only half occupied, so you are not using both channels of the USB. I got a Corsair power supply an AIO with separate connectors. I took the pins from out of one of the connectors, and put then into the other connector (the unoccupied holes). Be sure to match colors. The result is a dual plug that feeds both of these channels.

    Scott FrancoScott Francoپیش 8 روز
  • Hi, can you build me a PC for my day trading? Need 128 ram, video for 6 monitors hdmi, ssd, most quiet power supply. Doing nothing else on the PC so you can strip down any windows software we don’t need to make it faster? What else?

    Steven HochmanSteven Hochmanپیش 8 روز