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How to UN-Build a Computer

May 31, 2019

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24 Comments

  • Reply Mint Gaming May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Thermal paste

  • Reply NeonSpy May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Good Idea, There are so many minor things that you can easily break

  • Reply Radioactive Blueberry May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    That sponsor spot was epic

  • Reply Carrasine May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    It was this moment in like 9th grade (about 7 years ago) when we disassembled some old PCs of the school together with our teacher. I guess at this moment, my addiction for hardware, building computer and all that stuff really started. Now seeing a video like this feels a little nostalgic <3 😀

  • Reply Ryan S May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    I had a thought while watching you undo the cooler: Why not pop the lever off the CPU socket and LET the chip come out with the cooler? After seeing one of GN's videos where he has a broken pin– and he said he did the 'wiggle' thing– all of a sudden I'm kind of freaked out about taking out an AMD socket. So would that be a bad idea?

  • Reply David Whitfield May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Lol you should clean the cpu while in the socket so you don't drop it and break it.

  • Reply MeatNinja May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Grab 'em by the cooling tower!

  • Reply Michael Martin May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Thanks so much for this. I have a computer my brother in law helped me put together back in 2010. So his knowledge made the process easier obviously. I’m educating myself daily thanks to channels like yours. However, to the point you made about simply wanting to take the components from a nasty old case to something more refreshing/new, is what I’m planning. I’m still intimidated by the thought of putting it together 😬. Especially trying to remember what goes where etc.

    PS I just watched your video regarding cloning data since I wanted to update my pc to an ssd for booting. I just bought a newer GPU since my GTX 285 died. I know… prehistoric but I’m budgeting with my three kids. Got a rx 570 new from Newegg for $109. Lastly, the case! So your videos and knowledge are outstanding. Thanks brother

  • Reply Anthony Lepper May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    This is exactly what I needed, and the exact situation you talked about, got the pc from a friend, I‘ve been looking to get into pc gaming and working with a desktop all together for content creation, but I’m still kind of in the beginner stage, although people like you Jay make it so much easier!!! So thank you for making videos and content like this!!!

  • Reply Georg F May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    With AMD i'd prefer to remove the thermal paste, while the cpu is still in the socket, to prevent damage to the pins.

  • Reply jobasti May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    I/O Shield is missing 😀

  • Reply Karthig1987 May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Good luck with future plans jay

  • Reply MadFinnTech May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    There's nothing wrong with being a noob to computer building. You were a noob at some point, I was a noob at this very long time ago! More people aboard the better it's for the hobby and PC gaming.

  • Reply Buck Hood May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    I kind of unbuilt one. I got a new video card and it was to big for the case. I had to take the hard drives out(by unplugging them and taking them out). Then had to take out part of the frame the drives sat in. Card fits now, plugged in drives “maybe right “ the mother b. Comes on but nothing else. Not even screen.

  • Reply Baker The Bradley May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Great video but i have no idea why im watching this

  • Reply magliadoro May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Excellent video. I learned stuff that I wasn't aware I didn't know.

  • Reply kgonepostl May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    I love you Jay!! Thanks!!

  • Reply Cloodden May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    now dissasemble water cooling loop.

  • Reply StarFissure May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    I like this video, as I may want to upgrade the CPU on my rig from 1700X to Zen2 when it comes out, and I wasn't very confident in how to do that. I put this video in my PC Build playlist so I have it for when that time comes. Thank you!

  • Reply Xeroz Wiggley May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Your the best tech YouTuber Linus can suck my balls

  • Reply The Pamplemoussian May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    Is it bad that my CPU doesn't have a big radiator tower over it? There's just a fan parallel to the motherboard

  • Reply Pixel_ Tec9 May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    This is the first time I've liked a video because of its sponsor promo

  • Reply Mortys May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    I don't know why i watch this video i'm not a noob in hardware, but i just love this guy ahah

  • Reply EC LoLife May 31, 2019 at 7:25 am

    for AMD CPUs u can either twist the heat sink to get it to come loose or do a 10 min stress test and remove the cooler after u turn the computer off and remove the power while the thermal paste is still warm n gooey

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