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How to Build a Computer for Gaming (2012) Part Two

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Published on Jul 23, 2012

Gaming PC Build for $500: http://youtu.be/MFJ-sGb54ck
Build Tutorial Part One: http://youtu.be/tPHCBWayEsY
Build Tutorial Part Three: http://youtu.be/R6GmIuCAtXA
How to Build a Computer for Gaming (2012) Part Two

In this video I give a full tutorial on how to build a computer for gaming. This is my $500 cheap budget gaming PC however this is how to put together almost any computer. In part two of my computer build tutorial I go over installing the motherboard into the case, how to install the graphics card / GPU and how to connect the hard drive or SSD and DVD / Bluray / optical drive.

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Sapphire Radeon HD 7770 Graphics Card: http://goo.gl/6wvOH

PNY Optima 4GB RAM: http://goo.gl/bWL0W

Western Digital Caviar Blue 500GB Hard Drive: http://goo.gl/Oa48I

Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus 500W Power Supply: http://goo.gl/k4Cqm

Antec Three Hundred Case: http://goo.gl/Yt7so

Sony DVD Burner: http://goo.gl/NAEnE

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The next step is to install the motherboard into the case. Before doing this you need to keep in mind that there are different sizes of motherboards and each will mount differently. On the back of the case you should see a few brass standoffs already installed. Grab the motherboard by the heatsink and roughly line it up with where it will be installed. Now look to see where the six screw holes line up compared to your case. Here the middle two standoffs are correct but we'll need to add four more. Grab your bag of screws that came with the motherboard and get the standoffs that you need. You need to be sure to use the correct parts here as if you don't use standoffs the motherboard will ground itself out on the steel case. Not good.

Now screw the standoffs into the holes that you know match where the motherboard goes. You don't have to use any tools to do this but be sure that they're pretty tight. Then spin the case around as we need to install the I/O shield that came with the motherboard. It's easy to put this in backwards so it's best to take a look at how the motherboard mounts before pushing it into place.

Put the case down on it's side so that you have plenty of room to work. Gently lay it down on top of the standoffs in the position it needs to be in. Then adjust it back and forth until it lines up with all six standoffs as well as the I/O shield. This can be tricky so take your time and make sure it's lined up right. Then grab your screwdriver and using the screws that came with the case screw all six screws into the standoffs. Be sure everything is lined up perfectly at this point as it's a pain to fix if it isn't. Once everything looks good go back and tighten each screw and the motherboard is officially installed. Now sit back and admire your work.

Moving on let's install the graphics card. On the case you should see a few metal covers blocking the way. Just unscrew these and set the screws aside for a second.

Flip the case on its side again and push down on the graphics card until it clicks into place. Nice and easy huh? Pick the case back upright and then put the two screws back in to make sure the card doesn't go anywhere. Once you're done you should see all of the connectors poking out of the back of your case. Voila, the graphics card is installed.

The next step is to install the hard drive. Pull it out of the protective bag and you're ready to go. Slide it into one of the empty 3.5" drive bays. Over on the side you'll see a pair of holes so adjust the drive until both of these line up. Now grab four screws and...wait for it...screw them in. Bet you didn't see that one coming.

Now it's time to toss the DVD drive in. Take the front panel off the case by pushing the plastic tabs backward and then pull the panel off. Now we're going to need to remove one of the 5 and a quarter inch bay covers by pressing the tabs aside until it comes out. Pop the front panel back on and then slide the optical drive into place. Just like the hard drive line it up with the screw holes and secure it with at least four screws.

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