Hey how’s it going guys, today I wanted
to talk about a few myths I’ve heard when I was building a PC for the first time that
are still around to this day. Number 1: You need an Anti-Static Wrist Strap. The one thing I got so worried about when I was building for the first time was accidentally short circuiting or damaging a part by touching it. I was told to prevent any issues I would have
to “ground” myself and in order to do that, I would have to get an anti-static wrist
strap to prevent from damaging my components and it was the easiest way. Sure it’s easy, but you actually don’t
need a anti-static wrist strap and to ground yourself and it’s still easy to do. So all you really need to do is install your
Power Supply, A.K.A. PSU, onto your case, And then plug it into
a good working wall outlet. Make sure it’s turned off. Now, your case is grounded and you can go
ahead and touch the metal part of your PSU or case. It’s that simple. I did make a quick demonstration video on
how it’s done, link will be down in the description if you want to watch it. Number 2: Poor Cable Management Can Overheat Your PC! You might hear someone mention about having
poor cable management can affect your cooling performance, like it can cause your CPU, GPU,
or another component to overheat. This might be possible under extreme circumstances,
like for instance if you have all the air inputs blocked off in your case where air
can’t flow through, then your case would start to heat up, but you really won’t have
any problem like that for the most part. Good cable management isn’t completely worthless
as it could also help with dust prevention overtime and it makes your case look organized. Having poor cable management would just make
your rig look messy when you open it and at most it would probably get in the way when
you’re upgrading a part. I have poor cable management in my rig and
I still haven’t had a problem to this day! I’ll have a link down below on a video by
LinusTechTips showing under what excruciating circumstances would having bad cable management
impact the cooling performance. More RAM=Better Performance
Having more RAM in your PC will not always boost your performance in games. That is, if you already have 8 gigs or more. 4GB is not enough these days for many games
to run smoothly and in that regard, more ram could increase your performance in games and
multitasking. 8 gigabytes has been the standard for a while
and many games do still require just 8 gigs of RAM, but I believe that we’re coming
to the point where 16 will become the standard, maybe in the next 2 years or so. At the time of this video, the only game I
know of that takes advantage of 16 gigs of RAM is Battlefield 1. It would be best to monitor how much RAM your
computer’s actually using while gaming or doing something else to figure out whether
it’s necessary for an upgrade or not. More Cores Is Better
When I saw the AMD FX-9370 Octa-core processor was around the same price and had more cores
than Intel’s i5 4690k Quad core processor, I thought to myself this must be too good
to be true. And I was right. I thought that and Octa-core would run faster
than a quad core, but not in this case. When I saw the benchmarks and a few videos,
I was disappointed with AMD so I ended up going with Intel. Now I don’t want to get too deep into technicalities
and specifications, so think of the AMD processors 8 cores to intel’s 4 cores as quantity over
quality. This is just one example of more cores not
equating to better performance. Higher Clock Speed (GHz)=Better Performance
If we look at the previous example where the intel i5 was clocked at 3.5 GHz while the
AMD FX was at 4.4 GHz, the i5 still performed better at a lower clockspeed. More gigahertz doesn’t always mean better
performance because they’re not all created equally. Clock Speeds would be more comparable between
chipsets from the same family, like if you’re looking at the haswell family line of intel
i5’s, a 3.4 Ghz would be faster than the one running at 2.6 GHz by 30%. It’s Cheaper Than Buying A Console
Now I know what you’re thinking, this isn’t a myth, but I’m going to talk about the
misconception of this. Let’s say it costs $400 for a console and
you buy 2 triple A titles, that would come out to be $550 if we round up and include
tax. Some people believe that you can build a pretty
sweet rig and have your cost be around $400 with $150 leftover, but for first time builders
there’s a few more costs to keep in mind in order to make a complete setup. Besides the cost of your rig, you also have
to consider getting a desk, chair, monitor, and speakers to name a few which will usually
end up costing more than what you may have originally thought, assuming that you’re
planning on buying new parts. When I was building for the first time, I
expected to have a budget of $700 for my build and I ended up paying somewhere around $900. The thing is that in the beginning it’s
going to cost you a lot, but for a long term value, a PC is much better for various reasons. For one, you don’t have to pay a monthly
or yearly membership for online, the second thing is steam sales which could bring the
price of your favorite game down by a lot if you’re patient, and finally, if you have
to upgrade after four years or so, instead of just replacing the whole rig like with
consoles, you would just have to replace 1 part of it. Anyways I hope this video was helpful, what
video do you want me to do next? Let me know in the comments below and feel
free to subscribe! Thanks for watching!

6 MORE Things To Know Before You Build A Gaming PC!

12 thoughts on “6 MORE Things To Know Before You Build A Gaming PC!

  • March 22, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    problems with this video:
    3. it USED to be 16GB+. AMD CPUs about 3 years ago were better. Not surprised you started later than that 😛
    4. that is not completely true. it is best to have atleast 4 physical cores, if not then dual core hyperthreaded. it affects your performance. a lot.
    5. same thing as 4, this is not completely true. Higher GHz is much better if it's the same architecture. you're looking at AMDs old architecture and blaming it on cores and GHz. not how it works.
    6. These are the same thing for console. you can play on a TV. a keyboard and mouse that are good quality come in $20 combo packs. everything else is nonsense. when you buy a console, you don't get a chair, TV, and desk included, do you? also, $400 is more than enough for a gaming PC. I can make a list with an RX480 in it right now that can run Bf1 easily. it's not hard. you just need to use inactive windows which people over exagerate about the watermark. it goes away when you go full screen.

  • March 25, 2017 at 1:14 pm

    Love this guy my tech guy 💗

  • March 25, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    how do you know your PC will support 4k or not?

  • March 26, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Maybe show actual examples instead of a game.

  • April 16, 2017 at 1:54 am

    Should I spend more on a graphics card or a CPU???

  • May 10, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    Hey guys, should I make more videos on PC building? If so what would you like to see?

  • August 6, 2017 at 3:22 am

    Hey, I was wondering, should I go for an Intel – Core i7-7700K 4.2GHz Quad-Core Processor or an AMD – Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor for gaming and video editing?

  • August 8, 2017 at 8:40 am

    Ah you know what really annoys me about people who build computers? 3 things mainly. The wrist strap thing, I see tons of people going through the trouble of using an anti static wrist strap just to attach it to their PAINTED computer case. Umm yea, a lot of good that will do. I firmly believe you don't need a wrist strap if you actually handle PC components correctly. That bring me to the second thing, the way I see people hold motherboards, RAM, graphics cards. They put their hands all over it, touching all the contacts. Hold a PCB by it's edges and don't touch any mental contacts! How hard is that… and lastly power supplies. I can't say how many times I've seen people put unnecessarily powerful PSUs into a PC that will only use 300 watts MAX. The only reason you need a power supply more than 550 watts is if you're running multiple graphics cards or use a graphics card and CPU combo that have very high TDP like a buddy of mine with an FX-9590 and Radeon R9 390X. Great vid though.

  • October 9, 2017 at 2:29 am

    Don’t compare ANYTHING to an amd fx processor, they were horrible, hence you got better performance out of the i5. Ryzen though is a different story, ryzen is better for the price.

  • December 29, 2017 at 1:44 pm

    How do you get the best mother board for those 8 rams

  • April 18, 2018 at 10:24 pm

    OMG you still use a stock intel cooler?

  • August 5, 2019 at 12:45 pm

    Im having trouble watching whatever terrible game that is in the background


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