Building an Epic Gaming PC that Micro Center is letting me give away!

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Paul's Hardware

2 сарын өмнө

Building an Epic Gaming PC that Micro Center is letting me give away!
Huge thanks to Micro Center for sponsoring this video and the giveaway!!
Get the Best prices and best selection on PC Hardware at Micro Center:
Try the Micro Center Custom PC Builder:
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Vermeer 3.8GHz 8-Core AM4 Boxed Processor -
Gigabyte Aorus Pro WiFi X570 AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard -
G.Skill Trident Z Neo RGB 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4-3600 Memory -
NZXT H510i Tempered Glass ATX Mid-Tower Computer Case -
NZXT C850 850W 80 Plus Gold ATX Modular Power Supply -
NZXT Kraken Z63 280mm RGB CPU Water Cooling Kit -
Inland Platinum 1TB 3D QLC NAND M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSD -
Gigabyte GeForce RTX 3080 Eagle Overclocked Triple-Fan 10GB GDDR6X PCIe 4.0 Graphics Card -
(note - link is to Gigabyte "Eagle" version of GPU, giveaway includes the Aorus Master RTX 3080)
Gigabyte Aorus Master RTX 3080 (manufacturer page):
►►► Paul's Hardware + Micro Center Dec 2020 Gaming PC Giveaway!
Enter Here ▷▷▷
Direct Link to Extra Life charity page:
Donations are not required to entered, but thanks to those who do!
NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL VIEWERS: I would love to make this an international giveaway, but shipping a PC globally is EXTREMELY difficult and costly.
For the Charity Live Stream, Kyle and I will literally be pooling the money we would have spent shipping a PC globally and simply doing an international cash giveaway for non-US viewers -- we will kick that off when the stream starts!
Giveaway ends 12/21/2020 at 12 noon PT -- winner will be notified via email.
Charity Live Stream: Saturday Dec 12 from 10AM - 6PM PT
0:00 Intro
1:15 Choosing Parts with Micro Center’s Custom PC Builder
3:41 Going Over the Parts for the Build
8:17 Build Begins! Case Overview
10:49 Motherboard Prep - CPU, SSD, Memory Installation
12:55 Installing Motherboard
14:00 Installing PSU, Cables, and AIO CPU Cooler
15:31 Build Complete!

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Lenon Kitchens
Lenon Kitchens 7 өдрийн өмнө
I just traded in my H500 for a Lian Li O11 Dynamic, and I want to say, the H500 maybe an ok case for the money, but IMO, it's complete shit. The sheet metal is ridiculously thin, the airflow is bad, the thumbscrews often don't thread in's just...ultra cheap. The Phanteks P300 my other machine is in feels much higher quality overall, has a better finish, is much easier to work in, and while it still has crap airflow, at least it doesn't have sharp edges and the panels don't bend from the weight of a light coating of dust. Yes, that's an exaggeration, but that's how cheap H500 feels.
eternitynaut 27 өдрийн өмнө
This is a historical moment captured in video and sound, an pristine artifact giving humanity a glimpse into the ancient past. Observe the human form that could still, in those times, easily obtain and handle things called dedicated video cards. In the present they remain obscure things mostly absent from museums and only sold on the black market. Humanity has lost so much knowledge in the past.
XS MASTER Сарын өмнө
Hello I would realy like a gaming pc and I have bin saving for 7 month since my gaming laptop just turned off while I was playing I had a gtx 1060
Nande? Сарын өмнө
What's with the coin battery on the motherboard? 12:30
Glen F
Glen F Сарын өмнө
Four months later and you still can't buy a 3080...
GreninChard Trainer
GreninChard Trainer Сарын өмнө
Laviniu Prepelescu
Laviniu Prepelescu Сарын өмнө
Hello there! I use Internet Explorer and I saw this giveway. Am I late to join?
Christian Bivens
Christian Bivens Сарын өмнө
Sweet paul
Haoqian Сарын өмнө
Hi I'm just asking very nicely If it's possible for me to get a giveaway pc I've been willing to get it for years because I've had my laptop for a year but asoon as I checked it I knew something was wrong the laptop I was given by my sister which I'm okay with. Tho after the first few hours it was not able to handle browsers like google pc games or watching something like MNpost 1080p 60p even games like Minecraft pubg Roblox any others that you guys play I've been dreaming to get one because I got addicted to the graphics and the performance care And so on I've been dreaming to get it but it takes a while I didn't want to barge for no reason I just came by asking nicely for one after years for about 3 or 4 years of my wait I've been lagging I'm okay with it but I was a tiny bit disappointed of how slow it loaded my studies games watching studies and so on I told my dad on Christmas that if it's possible to get one but he said he won't but I'm not mad on that I mean you have to be happy what your given and I'm fine with it but I still wished for it some day some days I've been waiting for my life I've always wanted to take things more seriously like pc care I've been helping people at school with computers but none of them wanted my help so I just had to sit by wait for a friend to ask and so I did I'm impressed by how the people in UK are but I knew something was losing my mind and I already knew why so from that day on I had sent used my laptop for 5 months and when I came back I got the same result my parents also said that if I broke it would be my fault I know but I didn't because I didn't handle the words they put in so I am just asking very nicely I'm very desperate for a pc that can handle rtx graphics and some browsing for homework I do prefer a CPU from intel because I have satisfaction on rtx more Which does require more cpu power and gpu Please make this happen From:Haoqian Wish you all luck ❤️🤗🤗🤗🤗
Siddhanth RT
Siddhanth RT Сарын өмнө
ehh well i never win , anyway good luck!
Nathan Tenney
Nathan Tenney Сарын өмнө
I'll be honest, I forgot micro center even existed.
NJV Artimations
NJV Artimations Сарын өмнө
Noo it ended 😢
Clips Yt
Clips Yt 2 сарын өмнө
10 things I love about Paul is he’s an amazing MNpost he actually takes the time and effort I put in his videos and he’s lan awesome MNpost and I’ve been watching him since he posted his first video first video
Peter 2
Peter 2 2 сарын өмнө
Would rather have separate front-panel connectors. Makes it easier to for instance disable the HDD led.
WARZONE OF THE DAY 2 сарын өмнө
awesome dude! ❤️
Al O'Neil
Al O'Neil 2 сарын өмнө
MicroCenter is the new Frys
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores 2 сарын өмнө
I wish they had more stores. There's only 1 in California and it's in SoCal. It would be about a 6-7 hour drive for me.
Christopher Lynch
Christopher Lynch 2 сарын өмнө
Online retailer, sure. But going into one of their brick and mortar stores is like Christmas!
Aryan Chauhan
Aryan Chauhan 2 сарын өмнө
These builds are like satisfying video
Jasen 2 сарын өмнө
Just my luck missed it and didn't get the memo
Robert Harrell
Robert Harrell 2 сарын өмнө
Paul, How about a build that doesn't light up light like an Amsterdam red light district...I.E. a $2K build that has all the power, but none of the bling. I grew up building closed black boxes that blew the doors off any game. Impress me...
Kid Courage
Kid Courage 2 сарын өмнө
Wanna win a gaming PC of your own for free? Click on this video!!
Anurag deval
Anurag deval 2 сарын өмнө
Is giveaway international??
Denzel Darocha
Denzel Darocha 2 сарын өмнө
I've noticed that Paul is quite fond of the "Aorus" brand and apparently Microcenter noticed as well.
emilisback yanga
emilisback yanga 2 сарын өмнө
Who win?
Basement Racer
Basement Racer 2 сарын өмнө
I do love these channels and this one is one of the best BUT! It really pisses me off that these freaking companies are giving all these damn 3080's and 3090's to reviewers and such yet the actual high end PC builders like me can't get them for love nor money. It's like, here's an awesome PC, you sir have been waiting months just for the chance to get one yet I have 2 hahahahahaha and I paid zero for them, I might give one away! Really just fecks me off. I was getting one for my boy for Christmas, nope. He can't have one but reviewers are sitting on these cards and have no problems obtaining them. Shits getting old, real fecking old. I will not watch anymore reviews from any channel that include a 3080 or 3090 until they are available to the main stream public. If a fecking joke and has been going on for months now. Stop giving these cards to reviewers! How many more fecking reviews do we need on these cards FFS. How about you get them to your customers and stop using your stock for advertising when you have jack shit to sell you fecking clowns. Merry fecking Christmas NVidia.
John C
John C 2 сарын өмнө
thank you for the pc :)
CrazyOldBiker 2 сарын өмнө
Missed it because my PC was being repaired.
jon doe
jon doe 2 сарын өмнө
guess i didnt win :(
Haunted Warrior
Haunted Warrior 2 сарын өмнө
Why this case? Why not a good airflow one?
glenn hull
glenn hull 2 сарын өмнө
So who is the winner?
J Dabber
J Dabber 2 сарын өмнө
who one?
J Dabber
J Dabber 2 сарын өмнө
Kaz D
Kaz D 2 сарын өмнө
I'd love to know the airflow capabilities of this system..
RAGHAV SAMPATH 2 сарын өмнө
Lmao I was going to build this exact one
wakdus 2 сарын өмнө
NZXT is hawt
Donarennekstann 2 сарын өмнө
Just the founders Ed°! hahaha. thanks.
Christopher Reeves
Christopher Reeves 2 сарын өмнө
Can I please have the pc I really wanted a pc for Christmas but I won’t be able to get one because of COVID-19
AviatorAV8R 2 сарын өмнө
Paul, nice build. I'll be building a ryzen 5600x pc after the new year. I'm planning on pairing it with a b550 mobo either gigabyte arorus pro or msi gaming carbon. Will these support the 5600x out of box as I don't have any other amd cpu to update the bios
TheJoenantais 2 сарын өмнө
Does Canada count as international? lol.... I built my first computer following one of your videos step by step. Would be mega cool if I won the one that you built
Regeneration 2 сарын өмнө
cool, you lucky lame! haha keep going.
Pawan 2 сарын өмнө
You doing such a cool job buddy
Aku adalah Aku
Aku adalah Aku 2 сарын өмнө
Great build, on point components, steve will agree with the AIO orientation. and I wish I was at the US.
Denver Adams
Denver Adams 2 сарын өмнө
Well, so you are from Tustin, CA. This may not mean anything to you, but I actually lived on Redhill Ave. in Tustin for awhile, back in the early 80s, while serving in the US Marine Corps. Yes, I am an old guy. An old techie, actually. MCAS El Toro has been closed for many years now. Saddens me to think about that. I have fond memories of that base. Anyway, I have built my own PC that I finished around this time last year. Using the Gigabyte Aorus Z390 MOBO and the Gigabyte Aorus Gaming OC GTX-1080Ti GPU. I went with 2, 512GB sticks of M.2 NVME(mirrored) for applications and a 960GB SATA SSD for files storage. This system is fast and I hope, will last for a few more years.
Denver Adams
Denver Adams 2 сарын өмнө
Almost forgot. I am using the Intel i9-9900K CPU and 64Gigs of 3200MHz RAM. I went with the Corsair Graphite 780t in white, case so I could have a gaming style case with two optical drive bays. Yes, I am old school. I still use a Blu-Ray burner and a DVD burner in my PC. I also use a Corsair H110i CPU cooler/radiator. My display is the Acer XR-342CK, 34" curved IPS 1440 res, at 75Hz.
Tremix44 2 сарын өмнө
Who ever wins it would be cool to see what you do with it
Ali P. Aiyoubi
Ali P. Aiyoubi 2 сарын өмнө
Good luck guys
MH Mahmud
MH Mahmud 2 сарын өмнө
Wow...nice video
Eyal Paypal
Eyal Paypal 2 сарын өмнө
Another great PC building vid! Would be awesome to game on
Abhishiek Murugan
Abhishiek Murugan 2 сарын өмнө
Will you ship to India
LiamBtw 2 сарын өмнө
I need the pc I am always playing on a laptop
Ethan Hitchner
Ethan Hitchner 2 сарын өмнө
Don’t you just HATE everyone’s SOB stories that aren’t true thinking it’s going to make them win!!
Philippe Chiasson
Philippe Chiasson 2 сарын өмнө
Im pretty sure it sixty tree not seveny tree
Analysis Ytz
Analysis Ytz 2 сарын өмнө
Sir big fan❣️ I am bloong from poor family And I don't have money to buy phones Sir meh aapne ghr waloo ko khush dekhna chahta hoon Padkar but useh pehle meh MNpost par work karna chahta hoon Please love you
droidspro 2 сарын өмнө
first of all thank you for this opportunity, hoping this is global if im lucky . one thing for sure i will use it tell the day i die. Merry Christmas 🎄 and a happy new year to all of you.. keeo it up sir your the best
TigerHophopboss 2 сарын өмнө
Literally mc current dream pc except the case
Granter 2 сарын өмнө
That shirt fire tho.
Dylan 2 сарын өмнө
Really cool build can’t wait to see it with the other GPU
Samuel Saunders
Samuel Saunders 2 сарын өмнө
How much is it
Midnight Climax
Midnight Climax 2 сарын өмнө
Please give me
Iván Reimer
Iván Reimer 2 сарын өмнө
One question: if i´m not in the US but i have a post office service that is located in the US that would send me the PC, can i still enter? I would pay all the additional shipping and tax fees...
zaim Barkat
zaim Barkat 2 сарын өмнө
Can international viewers take part in giveaway?
Yloto Gaming
Yloto Gaming 2 сарын өмнө
I am from India can I enter
edxtz FN -_-
edxtz FN -_- 2 сарын өмнө
I need a pc
Anisa Cali
Anisa Cali 2 сарын өмнө
Great video
Exsuai 2 сарын өмнө
I just got this notification 3 hours ago 🤨
Mihaly La Rosa
Mihaly La Rosa 2 сарын өмнө
Hi I want a pc and I want to make video and be famous and pls I want a PC 😩😭😭
M A 2 сарын өмнө
Seeing all these parts come together is satisfying and sad at the same time. Wish I could have these on my table.
Matthew Abbott
Matthew Abbott 2 сарын өмнө
This is going to sound silly, but I'd really love to see the new WoW expansion benchmarked on this rig. This is pretty much exactly the parts list I have (including the FE) sketched out once stock isn't so tight.
Marvin Aceberos
Marvin Aceberos 2 сарын өмнө
This would be an awesome Christmas gift for my lil bro.
DominicanRat83 2 сарын өмнө
I’m currently waiting on nzxt bld to complete a similar system for me. Instead I’m doing the rtx 3060 ti and the white h510i case.
Silver Whisker Adventures
Silver Whisker Adventures 2 сарын өмнө
Knowing the cost would help
Dictation left the chat
Dictation left the chat 2 сарын өмнө
If i win do you delivery it to greece?
Vinica 2 сарын өмнө
Actually looks hotter than porn
Ashley Williams
Ashley Williams 2 сарын өмнө
I wish we had a microcenter. I used to live near one. I remember back in the day a tiny little computer store called computer success next to our microcenter had used Commodore 64 power supplies. We kept our C64 going for years thanks to them. Microcenter didn't have them. They moved on from the C64 by that point. But eventually our C64 couldn't be fixed (as far as my parents knew, I actually easily fixed one in basically the same condition) so we moved on to msdos. I would frequently ask to go to computer success........and then microcenter. They were both in the same parking lot so why not both? lol edit: awww computer success either got replaced by a tea shop, bar, or salon. I'm not sure which. Those are the companies in it's old building which I still recognize.
Boss Meep です
Boss Meep です 2 сарын өмнө
Hey Paul, I have ryzen 5 2600 and i plan to do video editing what do you think about my Stock cooler should i really change it? video editing is mostly 1080p
Cal Stawiecki
Cal Stawiecki 2 сарын өмнө
Thanks for helping me build my first pc almost 5 years ago :)
Ifeanychukwu 2 сарын өмнө
Great build! I love the AIO cooler and RAM especially. Looks beautiful with that build. Also, good luck with the giveaway everyone! Someone will be living it up in Cyberpunk 2077 soon.
Legacy-ZA 2 сарын өмнө
Thank you Paul and also, thank you Microcenter. You are going to make someone a very happy person.
nervaproject 2 сарын өмнө
Yikes! $2000 PC build. I was hoping for something in the $1000 to $1500 range.
simp es
simp es 2 сарын өмнө
Can i have the Gaming ok ok pls
Omkar Gore
Omkar Gore 2 сарын өмнө
Which is the best alternative case for this build ? plus should i go for 5900 AMD. the sole purpose for my build is gaming.
Len Sensei
Len Sensei 2 сарын өмнө
I am about to build a budget gaming pc with ryzen 5 3400g coz I yet can afford a gpu, I'm just here to for my eyes and my self to enjoy
Colin Sleith
Colin Sleith 2 сарын өмнө
Looking a bit of advice, basically built the same pc last week with my son, 5800x, 3070, 510 case. We wanted something good but didn’t have unlimited €€€€. Put a hyper 212 black cooler in it. Temps are early 30’s @ idle but goes up to 84 (max) when running the new cinebench (23 I think) is this to hot?
Universe198025 2 сарын өмнө
Good day. Some years ago I was surfing through the Internet and incidentally stumbled upon some Russian clip where relatively small private enterprise ( from Novosibirsk as I recall it correctly ) successfully developed a workable and easily applicable system for cooling computer components. I’m talking here about the development of cooling fluid with an extremely low electrical conductivity in which you can safely and fully immerse all your non-mechanical computer component to ultimately achieve an excellent heat dissipation for all components. If I’m not mistaken, they were talking there about the implementation of their invention into the server’s segment of computer industry and not even mentioning the real possibility for simple PC due to its expensiveness or maybe due to the lack of real commercial demand ( and subsequently benefits ) from this segment. Being as far as one could possibly get from advanced chemistry, I’m just wondering whether such cooling technologies have been developed in the USA and successfully adopted in some part of computer industry? As I have already mentioned I don’t quite understand all the scientific complications that should be overcome in order to create such fluid and the cost of such development ( and ultimately even an average cost of such cooling option, if appropriately implemented, for an advanced gamer, over-clocker or a silence adorer ), but from the commonly used computer items all you need is a waterproof case with an inner watertight separate compartment for your mechanical HDD ( or maybe they’re already initially watertight themselves ), external heat sink ( that could be additionally mounted on your water-cool plumbing as to plunge the cooling fluid’s temperature down even more ) and a proper pump that is capable of dealing with such amount of cooling fluid. Excellent solution from my point of view in terms of over-clocking possibilities and substantial noise reduction just by simply elimination of all the hum generators ( fans ) from your PC and concurrently damping the noise from you HDD through the fluid width!!!
Bill Soon
Bill Soon 2 сарын өмнө
Lol I'm never going to win the lottery why should I bother with trying to win a give away
Gold fox gaMing
Gold fox gaMing 2 сарын өмнө
Huge contact creator❤️
David McClelland
David McClelland 2 сарын өмнө
Could international entry’s not just pay shipping? Bit of a kick in the swingers for people who follow you from outside the USA
Progressive Network
Progressive Network 2 сарын өмнө
Do I get one?
Josh Hust
Josh Hust 2 сарын өмнө
oooo giveaways are fun! the stream looks like it went REALLY well, congrats! the winner of this system will be announced when im going in for my extensive surgery on the 21st. wouldnt it be funny if when i woke up i found out i won?
RockstarSteve 2 сарын өмнө
Nice build 😁
mohamed khan
mohamed khan 2 сарын өмнө
@paul hi I'm your big fan and I have been watching you for almost a year and half love your vids I wish I could win this pc cuz i really wanna play these demanding games like cyberpunk 2077 etc but sadly I'm not in the USA nor Canada so it makes it so hard for me to ever win anything but its okay I'm happy seeing you giveaway to your amazing fans keep up with the good work god bless you
7thlvl 2 сарын өмнө
I hope I win this. I don't have anything (PC) remotely new. It's all ancient tech.
Richard Cagle
Richard Cagle 2 сарын өмнө
And that’s how you should treat ppl who give you shit for free with strings. Exactly what they want or you can stand in line with the rest of us. So sick of your cohorts crying over Nvidia trying to control their brand image. Fuckin cry babies
Zach Harrell
Zach Harrell 2 сарын өмнө
Would love to win!
Jonah Cicon
Jonah Cicon 2 сарын өмнө
Can you do thermal testing on this build? I have the exact same build (besides the ram and MOBO) and I’m having some thermal issues. It’d be really cool to see what improvements I can make! The main problem is all of the intake air is warm because of the radiator which makes the 3080 pretty warm, averaging temps at 81 degrees. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
King-of-aces 13
King-of-aces 13 2 сарын өмнө
I like how in depth u go within ur videos and how its all laid out nice for anyone to see and understand
Justin White
Justin White 2 сарын өмнө
@Paul's Hardware Can you install all 4 memory slots and still use the AIO cooler in the configuration with tubes down? I have almost an identical setup and I could not get the tubes down config and all 4 memory slots to clear or install correctly. I had to switch to tubes up for the extra length needed especially running them infront of the GPU in this video.
Eternal_ Frost
Eternal_ Frost 2 сарын өмнө
Paul is such a nice guy giving away a pc to his fans
Crix 2 сарын өмнө
I use the same case, I used the Kraken M22 on the rear 120mm. The fan is has no direction arrows. I am use to the Corsair fans having orientation arrows, even with on I can't tell if this is exhaust or intake. Maybe the airflow CFM is to low. So if that is the case, the stock fans are pretty worthless.
Shivjeet Sharma
Shivjeet Sharma 2 сарын өмнө
Kilted Gamer
Kilted Gamer 2 сарын өмнө
Great looking PC! Congrats on raising over $47K, did get to catch a couple hours of the stream.
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