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  • - Hey guys, this is Austin.

  • This was not my finest work.

  • Now, less than $300, it is a powerful computer.

  • However, it leaves a little bit to be desired,

  • which is why today, I'm going to be fixing it.

  • Well, actually not today.

  • I have one more thing I need to do first.

  • - [Pilot] Welcome to Australia.

  • The local time here in Sydney is 18 minutes past.

  • (upbeat music)

  • - Asus recently sponsored my trip out to Australia

  • where I got to attend the launch

  • of the ZenBook Pro Duo.

  • It's very loud here!

  • I did a full video on this a couple months ago,

  • but it is ridiculous.

  • Not only do you have a 4K OLED,

  • but you also have a secondary display right below that.

  • Both screens support touch,

  • and since Windows sees a dual-screen setup,

  • everything just kind of works.

  • You can throw your editor across both displays

  • or have tons of notes open at once.

  • I mean, these ScreenPad Plus is seriously legit.

  • Inside, it's rocking, well, pretty much everything,

  • including a Core i9 processor, RTX 2060, WiFi 6,

  • Thunderbolt 3, you name it.

  • So if you're interested

  • in one of the coolest laptops of the year,

  • definitely be sure to check out the ZenBook Pro Duo

  • in the description.

  • And huge thank you to ASUS

  • for having me out for their event.

  • All right, so we are back at Micro Center

  • to do a few upgrades.

  • Yo. - Welcome back.

  • - Thanks man, appreciate it. - Good to see you, man.

  • - So I think number one thing I wanna do

  • is get a slightly better board.

  • 'Cause last time, I went with A320.

  • I was thinking like maybe an ASUS B450.

  • - I know I got the B450M-A right here.

  • - Oh okay, the Prime boards, I like these.

  • Okay cool. - What else?

  • We got your board. - Easy.

  • Board, so maybe we should go to power supply.

  • - Possibly, yes.

  • Which power supply did we get last time?

  • - [Austin] Don't worry about it, it's fine.

  • - [Cody] Is it doing okay?

  • I got the EVGA right here on sale.

  • - Love it, done. - For $39.99.

  • - That is so much better. - 500 watts, all power.

  • - Honestly, I think that 590 actually

  • might be the best call. - Best call?

  • - I mean $180, yeah, let's do it.

  • - I do like this one a lot, this is the Q300L.

  • - I love the front of that. - Yeah, that's sweet man.

  • - [Cody] It's actually mesh so you can dust it out easy.

  • - Yeah. - It's just a metal front.

  • Put that back on.

  • - I feel like the only thing that's missing,

  • and I can't believe I'm about to say this.

  • - RGB? - RGB.

  • - [Ken and Cody] RGB!

  • - Do you have like a couple strips

  • that we can easily add to the top and the bottom?

  • - Let's take a look.

  • So that guy's only $15.99. - Okay.

  • Oh it's magnetic. - Exactly.

  • - [Ken] Oh, no need for adhesive.

  • - I've never used a magnetic RGB strip.

  • Now I think we have everything we need

  • to rebuild my worst gaming PC ever.

  • - [Ken] Wait, I got something though.

  • - What, oh no.

  • Wait, where are you going?

  • Oh no.

  • Ken, stop.

  • - RGB mount, oh no. - Oh no (laughs).

  • - Oh no (laughs).

  • I don't know if I should be saying oh no or oh yes.

  • You don't get the full grasp--

  • - [Ken] Until you actually see it.

  • Oh yeah, there it is.

  • We can make the PC case blue like RGB.

  • - Oh no, oh, I regret everything now.

  • This is supposed to be about fixing my worst PC build,

  • not ruining it even further.

  • - Ruining it? - How is this ruining?

  • - I feel like I'm getting out numbered right now.

  • - [Ken] I like him.

  • (everybody laughs)

  • - And so it is time to upgrade my worst gaming PC ever.

  • So if you guys are not familiar with this build,

  • well I mean it's not bad for the price.

  • I mean we've got a Ryzen 5 1600.

  • Perfectly respectable six core processor.

  • We got GT 1030, little bit on the weaker side.

  • As well as we got like a 120 gig SSD.

  • My main issue with this system is that,

  • well, it doesn't have a case.

  • It has a detonator.

  • And also the power supply is questionable at best.

  • So let's do a little fixing shall we?

  • And by fixing I mean,

  • forget that this is what it used to look like.

  • I'm going to make it look much better now.

  • So with everything we're looking at about $600

  • including all of our RGB accessories.

  • Not too bad considering that I think this

  • should be a much less explodey looking computer.

  • (laughing)

  • I forgot how lightweight this thing was.

  • It literally weighs nothing.

  • That can stay over there.

  • - [Ken] Take this.

  • I'm just gonna throw this in the garbage.

  • Where it belongs.

  • - So with that we have our Ryzen 1600x processor.

  • Now this is not the most powerful chip in the world.

  • However, we only paid $80 for this

  • and at that kind of price it's actually not that bad.

  • So first thing thing I'm gonna do

  • is start getting our new board together.

  • Look at that.

  • What an excellent thermal paste application.

  • And so, easy as that, we've got ourselves

  • an upgraded motherboard.

  • Next, let's toss in the,

  • are you on your phone while you're filming?

  • - Yeah. - Are you literally

  • one-handing the camera so you can like browse Twitter.

  • Are you on the Roboraptor account or something?

  • - [Ken] I got DM's so I needed to check that.

  • - You got DM's?

  • Well, I'm making a video right here.

  • I don't know if you noticed, this is real work, not DM's.

  • - [Ken] Yeah, this just all looks the same to me.

  • We did this once already.

  • - Now we did opt to stick with the same eight gigs

  • of RAM from the last system.

  • Mostly for budget reasons.

  • This was pretty cheap and it is super easy

  • to upgrade this guy to 16 gigs when we need it.

  • But at least for what we're doing right now

  • this should be plenty of an upgrade.

  • Also, especially for a build like this,

  • I just like going with like a slightly smaller case.

  • It doesn't really make sense to waste a ton of room

  • on your desk when you can have something

  • a little bit cleaner.

  • Oh dude look at this!

  • Look how much room we have for cable management back here.

  • - [Ken] Oh look at that, you can tuck in your mess.

  • - Man, do you know what the funny part is?

  • I went through all the hassle

  • of building that stupid mining case.

  • This is only like $10 or $15 more.

  • - [Ken] Probably should've just done that instead.

  • - I should have just done this from the beginning, man.

  • I think all of these are mounting holes.

  • - Wait, what? - I can put it up and down

  • in any orientation.

  • Dude, this is such a clever design.

  • So we'll leave the fan there for right now.

  • Next let's go ahead and put the power supply in.

  • I didn't even notice, it's actually, it's sunk.

  • Wait, what?

  • It's like sunk in, that's weird.

  • Look, so when I actually mount the power supply.

  • Oh, wait is there a bracket?

  • No.

  • What?

  • - [Ken] No, that's a--

  • - [Austin] Oh you know what, because it's not flush here,

  • so you have to, right?

  • - It's not, yeah. - I think the power supply

  • has to be sunk in a little bit, right?

  • That's gonna be the final. - Yeah that's it, yeah.

  • - Oh I don't about that.

  • That's weird.

  • Okay yeah, that's the first thing

  • I don't like about this case.

  • Oh no, wait.

  • Is that (sighs).

  • Do you have to take the PCI covers out

  • before you put in the motherboard?

  • That's really dumb.

  • Wait, let me see if I can do it the lazy way.

  • - [Ken] Looks like it's barely clearing.

  • - No it's like scraping the side of the board.

  • Don't try this at home ever.

  • There we go.

  • That's how to fix it.

  • Just bend it the other direction.

  • So at this point we have pretty much

  • all of our components in the case.

  • Our Ryzen 5 1600.

  • Eight gigs of RAM, the RX 590.

  • As well as our B450 motherboard.

  • The 256 gig NVMe SSD.

  • The 120 gig SATA SSD.

  • As well as our 500W power supply.

  • And now really it's just time to do some cable management

  • and start thinking about how we're going to run our RGB.

  • (upbeat music)

  • Wait, what are you doing?

  • Wait, wait, what did you, wait, what is that?

  • What are you doing?

  • - Don't worry about it. - What is that?

  • - Look, I set the colors appropriately.

  • - [Austin] I asked you to finish the RGB.

  • What are you doing?

  • - I made the colors really great and I'm like I had an idea.

  • We color matched everything.

  • It's like Miku colors, got Miku figure.

  • We got our very awesome mouse pad

  • from the wonderful Micro Center.

  • - [Austin] They are not sponsoring this video.

  • - They are not sponsoring this video

  • but they let us shoot there again.

  • Thank you.

  • And we also got this mousepad.

  • Which I needed everything to match

  • so we made everything match.

  • (Austin groans)

  • - So while Ken's over here tuning his RGB

  • and playing with his little figures,

  • I have gotten the PC all set up and ready.

  • So I was able to do a little bit of tuning.

  • It's not really pushed all that hard

  • but I was able to overclock the Ryzen 5 to 3.9 on all cores.

  • I was able to overclock not only the memory

  • but also the core frequency of the GPU.

  • We're getting somewhere about 10% more CPU performance

  • and about 15% GPU performance compared to stock.

  • And the nice thing is before you put a figure in my way,

  • everything was running nice and cool.

  • But now my airflow is impacted by that.

  • - [Ken] There's a significant amount of volume in there

  • for air to flow still. - You're literally blocking.

  • It's like almost directly in front of the CPU.

  • - No, it's fine. - I don't know why you,

  • I left you alone for like five minutes.

  • - It's fine. - I'm just gonna

  • finish up the RGB. - It's fine.

  • - It's almost touching the fan.

  • - [Ken] Here, here, here, here, I got it, I got it.

  • Okay so that didn't work for you.

  • Alternatively, just put it there.

  • - [Austin] That's better.

  • Not blocking my airflow that I've so carefully overclocked.

  • - It's fine.

  • You're thinking about it too hard.

  • - [Austin] Well, actually I will say,

  • from the front, it does look pretty cool.

  • - [Ken] No, actually, no, real talk though.

  • - [Austin] It actually does look pretty cool.

  • - With the LEDs that we put in here, you can actually