This PC upgrade DIDN'T use the latest hardware and still ROCKS!

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Nic is back and I decided to upgrade his rig using previous generation parts to show that you can get an amazing system without having to waste time and money trying to get the latest and greatest IMPOSSIBLE to get parts.
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Nics Old Parts
CPU: Intel i7 7700k
Motherboard: ASUS Z270
Memory: 16GB G.Skill 3000MHz Trident Z-RGB
GPU: Gigabyte GTX 980Ti
Cooling: Old custom water coop
New Parts:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 3800XT
Motherboard: ASUS B550 Strix
Memory: 16GB G.Skill 3000MHz Trident Z-RGB
Cooling: NZXY X73 AIO with LCD Screen
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  1. JayzTwoCents

    JayzTwoCentsΠριν μήνα

    So it looks like a lot of the specs were for some reason cut out of this video so I updated the description with the list of old parts and their replacements. And No, you cant have the old parts.

  2. Fred T. McCoy Jr.

    Fred T. McCoy Jr.Πριν 22 ημέρες

    That's ok: I don't need the old parts. MY parts are already old! I'm on *an actual intel board made by intel when intel built motherboards*

  3. MeALot

    MeALotΠριν 29 ημέρες

    @External Niels You already paid for a working windows 10 right? Then just look here on youtube on how to activate win 10 using cmd. Microsoft are a bunch of scammers who keep asking you to buy the same thing over and over again. First by making a slightly new less broken version and now every time you swap a motherboard.

  4. External Niels

    External NielsΠριν 29 ημέρες

    Jay? And what about the windows activation, after you swap out parts windows gets deactivated?

  5. The Opinion of Matt

    The Opinion of MattΠριν μήνα

    I'm assuming this upgrade and the bios/windows configuration/boot up would work the same when going from a FX6300 to a AMD 3000 or 5000 series CPU and a X570 board as well. That is the upgrade I'm looking at in 2021 and my biggest concern is the getting Windows going again without having to buy another copy.

  6. Ceil Yurie

    Ceil YurieΠριν μήνα

    that's an 1800 dollar gpu....

  7. Fatua Storm

    Fatua StormΠριν 6 ημέρες

    I just installed the Ryzen chipset because of this video lmao

  8. Iowcatalyst

    IowcatalystΠριν 8 ημέρες

    I am going to go from a i7 7700k to a ryzen 5600x hopefully tomorrow if the motherboard comes. I am hoping to be able to do this method but I have windows installed on 2 sdds in raid mode. Will this effect it ?

  9. Charles Clark

    Charles ClarkΠριν 11 ημέρες

    im the weirdo that would drop an itx in that case lol

  10. Zman

    ZmanΠριν 12 ημέρες

    Upgrading from a 6600k to 10700k so new mobo, thx for the vid jay

  11. Zman

    ZmanΠριν 12 ημέρες

    Also ironically have 980ti

  12. Alan Brattland

    Alan BrattlandΠριν 14 ημέρες

    Vapping is just stupid in general 😳

  13. Mr Pickle

    Mr PickleΠριν 15 ημέρες

    7:20 im triggered that the aio pump is on its side

  14. Luke

    LukeΠριν 19 ημέρες

    The world: *has no GPUs* Jay: Well you were all too busy with toilet roll.

  15. Julian Fowler

    Julian FowlerΠριν 19 ημέρες

    I'm not sticking up for vapers (I hate them and smokers), and I'm not knocking NZXT (I have that case), but its the plastic they chose on the case that is sticky and gets worse as it degrades. The dust sticks to it too!

  16. n1t21r3

    n1t21r3Πριν 19 ημέρες

    That lazy 'screen shot' at 03:01 though... LOL

  17. Rupe Wilson

    Rupe WilsonΠριν 20 ημέρες

    If i just wanted to upgrade the cpu, what would you suggest, i have similar specs, asus max 1x hero 1151 socket. gtx1080ti, 16gb memory, i7 7700k liquid cooled cpu.

  18. RahulKumar

    RahulKumarΠριν 21 ημέρα

    "not the latest hardware" *Puts in a 1200$ GPU*

  19. 420inPortland

    420inPortlandΠριν 22 ημέρες

    Hey, now that Gigabyte and others have unlocked PCIe Gen 4 on some X-470 boards, is it still better to go B-550 or X-470 even though there may not be gen 4 support on all PCIe lanes? ( I now have the option in BIOS for my X-470 Auros Ultra Gaming) I am to going to upgrade, but am just curious what you and others thought.

  20. Bivens PC

    Bivens PCΠριν 22 ημέρες

    lol funny watching this now after watching the one where that card turned out to be bad lol

  21. Zax557

    Zax557Πριν 24 ημέρες

    That feeling when the guy's old system would actually be a considerable upgrade to your own system...

  22. Braden Arnold

    Braden ArnoldΠριν 24 ημέρες

    Vanilla Jay Z

  23. ElectroMac74

    ElectroMac74Πριν 24 ημέρες

    oem microsoft licence isnt bound to the motherboard?

  24. Michael Knight

    Michael KnightΠριν 25 ημέρες

    Can you just like, throw a 2080ti my way if you got one spare? Cheers.

  25. Ingmar

    IngmarΠριν 25 ημέρες

    That score still is higher than mine. Nearly twice as fast!

  26. Tom C

    Tom CΠριν 27 ημέρες

    cpu. gpu. mb. memory. That’s not a upgrade. That’s basically a new computer. A waste of time to watch

  27. Brad Taylor

    Brad TaylorΠριν 27 ημέρες

    can you share the rgb mouse brand thats at the 6 min mark used in this video?Cant find it on Amazon and the items featured in this video doesnt link the items on Amazon directly

  28. gottablast

    gottablastΠριν 27 ημέρες

    3:59 everyone in 2020 can relate

  29. Nick Hagen

    Nick HagenΠριν 29 ημέρες

    JayzTwocents is diffrent from JayzTwocents who knew!

  30. emanual

    emanualΠριν μήνα

    I did this, set csm but when I save and exit I lost signal and my pc just continually reboots

  31. T.M. Owen

    T.M. OwenΠριν μήνα

    Jay....I followed your steps. I now get a "Repairing your PC" message. Then Windows lets me know that it cannot repair my computer... What did I do wrong?

  32. Prashant Bharadwaj

    Prashant BharadwajΠριν μήνα

    Sooo, any empty spots in your friend circle?

  33. sarion chow

    sarion chowΠριν μήνα

    Thanks Jayz! info was extremely helpful and was able to upgrade my gaming rig setup with only reusing the SSD for the Windows and games/controllers inside... saved me a full day of potential reinstallation of Windows and other s/w...

  34. Ender 8 Online

    Ender 8 OnlineΠριν μήνα

    Bruh, thanks for the info on the chipset driver I had no clue 😐

  35. P4N CH1

    P4N CH1Πριν μήνα

    7:07 I really don't. Linux already installs all needed drivers with the OS or while updating ;)

  36. Super Cooper

    Super CooperΠριν μήνα


  37. Deus1236

    Deus1236Πριν μήνα

    Man these sounds is getting crazier by the month. Love it! I also think it shines through in your videos that you all have really good chemistry and seem like genuinely good friends. I always crack a smile whenever you guys make a joke, so nerdy and fun :D

  38. Matthew Kulina

    Matthew KulinaΠριν μήνα

    Pretty exciting! I'm going from a 7700k to a 5600x I just snagged, same Asus B550 motherboard here. Hopefully a 3080 soon. Otherwise was gonna also do a 3800XT.

  39. Angel Elkins

    Angel ElkinsΠριν μήνα

    It bothers me that the AIO temperature is sideways.

  40. JustCallMe_Bell

    JustCallMe_BellΠριν μήνα

    As long it can run a lot of modern game, it's a good rig to me..

  41. Martin Kenyon

    Martin KenyonΠριν μήνα

    was that trading paints i saw?

  42. TechVa

    TechVaΠριν μήνα

    Check out my DIY Wooden PC case

  43. shadowcreature666

    shadowcreature666Πριν μήνα

    Great stuff this. Learning about CSM takes a bit worry off me because that's been something that worried me when I replaced my tower's motherboard this spring and whenever I do manage to upgrade to DDR4 proper. I don't have to worry about Windows making a fuss because I'm using a different motherboard.

  44. italianstallion9098

    italianstallion9098Πριν μήνα

    went and downloaded the chipsets for my ryzen. thank you for this video

  45. Nicole Palomares

    Nicole PalomaresΠριν μήνα

    hey jayz can you make a video regarding eluktroics's build you own laptop specialy the one's where you can put desktop processor in it

  46. jiglebelly

    jiglebellyΠριν μήνα

    I just did this when I went from a 1600x to a 5800x with out reinstalling windows didn't run into any issues

  47. PCS pree

    PCS preeΠριν μήνα

    And this is why I am on the fence about switching to soft tubing.

  48. neverhappystory

    neverhappystoryΠριν μήνα

    Hi! I got a question. How did you uninstall Avast? I got a friends whos computer is just f’ed up because of Avast. Thanks for reply!

  49. Nobody

    NobodyΠριν μήνα

    Jay: *shows how to upgrade my pc* My wallet: >;(

  50. Mr. White

    Mr. WhiteΠριν μήνα

    2080 TI is now an $1880.00 card, grate.

  51. Roman

    RomanΠριν μήνα

    The 7700k isn’t that far behind. I have a stock 7700k and a 2080ti and regularly pull scores in the 12000s in Time Spy. As soon as I get the time I’m gonna overclock it and hopefully that will keep me up there until the next gen ryzens drop that are rumored to be ddr5.

  52. hmm ok

    hmm okΠριν μήνα

    Why does he have a 750W psu for this setup?

  53. Ryley W

    Ryley WΠριν μήνα

    Lol am I the only one who thought Jay looked and sounded like a Simpsons character or something when he said “oh that's nasty“ idk I don't even watch the Simpsons etc other then a few episodes but it reminded me of it.

  54. jason19twofour

    jason19twofourΠριν μήνα

    I used to vape inside until I noticed the vapor visibly being pulled into different intakes around the room. Didn't know if it would be that bad for the machines but started blowing it out the door anyway.

  55. joachim kylhammar

    joachim kylhammarΠριν μήνα

    so this is an scam video upgrade in my world mean new cpu on the existing motherboard new ram memory new graphichs card and thats it so this is scaming an tricking people to think they need to do this witch is an new build in an old tower not upgrade

  56. DragonLance Gaming

    DragonLance GamingΠριν μήνα

    I wish there was a microcenter in Utah

  57. Alexis Gage Talja

    Alexis Gage TaljaΠριν μήνα

    You got me at "hi" lols

  58. aledark

    aledarkΠριν μήνα

    so, do i have hope with my old i7 2600k, Gtx 1080 and 12 GB DDR3?

  59. 0kazaki101

    0kazaki101Πριν μήνα

    So....... I’ve had an AMD Ryzen setup for a while now, and by watching this video, I finally understood why my system has random full system stutters...... I never installed the chipset drivers..... Thanks Jay!!!!!

  60. Pete Nielsen

    Pete NielsenΠριν μήνα

    Just updating my GPU took my PC from not compatible with modern UEFI to being compatible with it and added fast boot on top of it. It also changed the listing for my SSD from being the SSD itself to the Windows boot so that when I tried to set it for my PNY SSD it suddenly said no OS found.

  61. toastynotes

    toastynotesΠριν μήνα

    "980 Ti Gigabyte Xtreme graphics card" Oh that's not too bad. "This rig is specifically for his VR and his racing sims." Oh...

  62. bbman85

    bbman85Πριν μήνα

    iRacing and ACC installed - I see, Nick is a man of taste...

  63. John D

    John DΠριν μήνα

    Thank you for making this video, just upgraded from some old intel to ryzen and didn't want to deal with fresh install. took notes and about to replace my stuff!

  64. Jefferson Zackerburg

    Jefferson ZackerburgΠριν μήνα

    My computer still rocks in every task except for Linux kernel compilation (CPU bound), and Minecraft (GPU bound) in an extreme terrain world. R7 2700X, 32GB RAM and Radeon 5700

  65. justinttttt

    justintttttΠριν μήνα

    bane is back?????

  66. bboybyte

    bboybyteΠριν μήνα

    Just updated my CPU, RAM and Motherboard (MSI). System sends me to the BIOS but I cannot find any of the options you mentioned in the video to boot to os :/

  67. bboybyte

    bboybyteΠριν μήνα

    Found it, I’m dumb. It was a little hidden and wasn’t coming up in the search option of the bios. But found a switch for CSM/UEFI bios mode, switched to CSM and worked like a charm :D Should I switch back to UEFI once windows updated all the drivers?

  68. SabertoothK120

    SabertoothK120Πριν μήνα

    What keyboard is that

  69. NightOwl Games

    NightOwl GamesΠριν μήνα

    i tried upgrading from fx8350 to R7 3700x without wiping the harddrive i dont know why exactly but both the 3700x and RTX 2060 super was running at 90-100% while gaming :o so i wiped windows now it only runs at 20-40% on cpu while running a heavy game of course the gpu takes the load at 80-90% 1080p, in my power options i got all the amd stuff but then theres this ultimate performance idk if i should use amd high performance or "ultimate performance" which doesnt mention amd?

  70. Jacob Lawrence

    Jacob LawrenceΠριν μήνα

    Also actually Avast has issues with Ryzen in general sometimes. It will auto switch off ryzen high powered mode with the b550 boards at least if you try to launch a game while avast is in the background at all.

  71. l96ai

    l96aiΠριν μήνα

    This is why I joined the PCMR..

  72. Kannan krish

    Kannan krishΠριν μήνα

    OMG the 2080 ti is a previous generation part now

  73. Quentin Corbel

    Quentin CorbelΠριν μήνα

    @JayzTwoCents, I usually love your content but allow me to say that this one is highly misleading.. of course a build with a 2080ti rocks... Up until some months ago it was kinda the best GPU on the market...

  74. JayzTwoCents

    JayzTwoCentsΠριν μήνα

    It’s not misleading in the least.

  75. Fisheye Studios

    Fisheye StudiosΠριν μήνα

    rtx 2080ti but can it run avast????!!!

  76. shep husted

    shep hustedΠριν μήνα

    rig has a nice clean layout - the latest parts make a difference? they are more efficient and by the time zen4 comes around even biz will see reason and low opp cost to upgrade - i think refurbs are the hottest mkt right now up until 1q out for zen4 - what it means to me faster imaging/backups - speeds are going to be fast but you need fast network also - go ahead and build a opnsense 100g router - the cards are like 300 bucks - do 40/56gbe - i think using connectx cards would be easiest - just install proper drivers for gbe - 100g matches up well with nvme arrays/gluster and db ops #network fs

  77. Dirt Rocket

    Dirt RocketΠριν μήνα

    Vaped for three years and I've never experienced any sticky case problems in my life. That guy must have been exhaling vapor directly into his front intakes or something.

  78. Omar Aguirre García

    Omar Aguirre GarcíaΠριν μήνα

    Do I have to install drivers if upgrading from a i5 9400 to a i9 9900k?

  79. Phrizzey

    PhrizzeyΠριν μήνα

    That really sad moment: Promotes sweater* “Learnt the best from Linus 👁 👄 👁

  80. justin james

    justin jamesΠριν μήνα

    You put a new aio cooler, mobo, and a gpu. This plays a big factor.

  81. Charlie Metzger

    Charlie MetzgerΠριν μήνα

    "this PC isn't gonna use the latest and greatest hardware!" me: oh neat "it's getting a 3800xt and a 2080ti" me: .........

  82. Eduardo Rodriguez

    Eduardo RodriguezΠριν 15 ημέρες

    Sitting here with my 3700x and 1070ti... am I a joke?

  83. Ethan Heng

    Ethan HengΠριν μήνα

    I mean Jay is not wrong.

  84. ramza813

    ramza813Πριν μήνα

    Which dope camera man is worse? Phil or Coconut Monkey. Phils fucking stupid laugh at EVERYTHING is irritating

  85. svfutbol20

    svfutbol20Πριν μήνα

    Frames:Dollars ratio is everything. My 9700K build was a good $160 or so cheaper than a 10700K build and is only maybe 2% less performance overall.

  86. Adam Brooker

    Adam BrookerΠριν μήνα

    ...busy finding the AMD installs I totally knew nothing about.

  87. Stacy Tyler

    Stacy TylerΠριν μήνα

    Thank you for this video. Never even knew you could do it this way.

  88. BOIRFan Man

    BOIRFan ManΠριν μήνα

    You can but it's not recommended. It can lead to problems down the line. If you want a stable long running system, you should always reinstall on a CPU/Motherboard upgrade.

  89. Doge The Dog

    Doge The DogΠριν μήνα

    "I don't play anymore, I don't have time to play, cuz I'm too busy doing this crap for my friends"

  90. Elon Musk

    Elon MuskΠριν μήνα

    The background voice guy is cringe.

  91. Charles Burris

    Charles BurrisΠριν μήνα

    Nice Cleveland reference, Jay.

  92. Charles Burris

    Charles BurrisΠριν μήνα

    Coconut Monkey? PC Gamer mod for Half Life. (Damn that monkey!) Where's my preorder of Gravy Trader, Coconut Monkey? It's been over 18 years... - THA~1, clankiller. (Deathmatch)

  93. Charles Burris

    Charles BurrisΠριν μήνα

    *USS Darkstar* Pushed the modified Build engine. Those were the days.

  94. Ceil Yurie

    Ceil YurieΠριν μήνα

    that's still an 1800 dollar GPU...

  95. Jonathan Mayer

    Jonathan MayerΠριν μήνα

    I installed the X570 drivers from AMD, but I'm not seeing the extra power settings in Windows. What am I doing wrong?

  96. BOIRFan Man

    BOIRFan ManΠριν μήνα

    The settings can hide in the advanced power settings area somewhere. I don't use the Ryzen Power Plans though. They stop the CPU from dropping below 99% utilization and don't make them go higher than 100%, which is the top of the normal Power Plans anyway. I'd rather my CPU last longer than it will if I keep it running at 99% minimum, even when it's idle; which CPU's are most of the time. You can switch between the Plans as needed but it doesn't change much at all in a real world gaming scenario. Synthetic Benchmarks, like Time Spy, are tuned to be sensitive. So smaller gains and losses can be seen more easily.

  97. jokamutta

    jokamuttaΠριν μήνα

    I don't have AMD Ryzen High Performance! I only have AMD Ryzen Balanced or is it normal?

  98. jokamutta

    jokamuttaΠριν μήνα

    OMG Jay thank you so much! I built my PC almost 2 years ago and never heard of AMD Chipset Drivers!

  99. Hummer_ Vappor_Wusky

    Hummer_ Vappor_WuskyΠριν μήνα

    Ug avast why you dont need it with win 10

  100. C Santana

    C SantanaΠριν μήνα

    I need to upgrade my old custom water coop

  101. PeterHOOPAH

    PeterHOOPAHΠριν μήνα

    I swear i dont vape....or smoke near computers

  102. Tuukka Silventoinen

    Tuukka SilventoinenΠριν μήνα

    I just upgraded from an i5-2400 to an i7-3770 a few weeks ago! I even installed a USB 3.0 expansion card I found for 15 euros!

  103. PureRushXevus

    PureRushXevusΠριν μήνα

    wait, how didn't I watch this? did it not come up in my list? hmm..

  104. Amin Jafari

    Amin JafariΠριν μήνα

    Dude it's just vape, chill! XD

  105. Dj Mccullough

    Dj McculloughΠριν μήνα

    So its JAY's Fault that you cant buy a GPU anywhere, because their all on his shelf!

  106. Zyfe

    ZyfeΠριν μήνα

    5:18 insane montage

  107. Richard Campbell

    Richard CampbellΠριν μήνα

    with friends like you who needs enemies

  108. Bobby Digital

    Bobby DigitalΠριν μήνα

    tl;dr: Misleading title. Assuming I'm copying and pasting properly from the description, as of today, adding up the cost of all of these 'new' components, alone, are $1,942 on Amazon right now. Which is leading me to believe that this video is not only not providing cost savings, but is in generality flexing AMD. I am totally cool with flexing AMD, but the video is a bit long and has a misleading description that gives you the impression that there might be some moderate price savings to choosing different components on the same Intel/AMD chipset era vs. upgrading.

  109. FrosTy theNoob

    FrosTy theNoobΠριν μήνα

    lol you should see mine. I have a 3770k and a 2060Super

  110. RecklessFables

    RecklessFablesΠριν μήνα

    The old parts are way better than my current rig...

  111. Voodojester

    VoodojesterΠριν μήνα

    "I don't have that many, I have to be mindful..." - Has more stock than Microcenter :D

  112. Voodojester

    VoodojesterΠριν μήνα

    It happened. I finally cracked and bought myself an iFixit kit...

  113. shadowtheimpure

    shadowtheimpureΠριν μήνα

    "Why you fanboy over AMD so hard?" Because Ryzen is kicking Intel's teeth down its throat.