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  • - Hey guys, this is Austin,

  • and you might remember this guy.

  • So last year, we tried to rebuild

  • a super old-school desktop with some proper,

  • oh, I got that on really tight,

  • some proper internals,

  • so with a RTX 2080 TI, Core i7 9th Gen.

  • It was very exciting.

  • However, one of the problems we had

  • was that because I gave myself eight hours

  • to do the entire build, it technically works,

  • but, well, with no cooling inside and all this hardware,

  • it runs toasty.

  • By toasty, I mean, like, it's obscenely warm.

  • So today, we're going to try to fix that

  • and actually rebuild this thing properly.

  • All right, so some of my parts are in.

  • I'm actually still waiting for Amazon

  • to deliver a few more things,

  • but, first step, I want to take everything out of this case

  • because, as you can see, it is pretty filthy.

  • And to be fair, this system does work,

  • so right now it is fine.

  • The big issue though is especially with that 2080 TI,

  • it was incredibly warm.

  • Like, way, way too warm that I would never

  • want to run a system that was throttling pretty heavily.

  • Now I did order a Blu-ray drive,

  • so at least we'll be able to cover this hole,

  • but I'll definitely keep the CD drive there

  • just because it looks cool.

  • - [Ken] Did we not order a white one?

  • - [Austin] No, I couldn't find a white one.

  • Wait, wait, does that look janky enough

  • that it actually looks okay?

  • - [Ken] No, that's actually fine.

  • - Okay, so we've got our WD Black.

  • We'll put that back in a little bit.

  • - [Ken] I actually don't remember

  • building this thing at all,

  • so, you'd-- - It was, like, December.

  • It was, like a few months ago.

  • It was, like, six months ago.

  • You don't remember the video at all?

  • - [Ken] And we're overclocking this?

  • - Yes.

  • So I think we're gonna actually be able to reuse

  • almost everything on this board.

  • So we have 16 gigs of RAM?

  • Yes, 16 gigs of RAM, so that should be fine.

  • Wait.

  • No, I think I lied.

  • Oh, it's eight gigs of RAM.

  • Wow, we really got lazy.

  • I'll find some more RAM.

  • Oh, look at that, beautiful thermal paste application

  • by Past Austin.

  • - [Ken] At least we did one thing right, right?

  • - Hey!

  • Dude, I'm so excited for that case speaker.

  • - [Ken] 'Cause it actually worked.

  • - It does, I like the beeping when I turn on my system.

  • All right, I think that is about as clean

  • as that's going to get.

  • That's actually way shinier than it used to be.

  • So, with our i7 9700K out,

  • we pretty much got this entire thing disassembled,

  • which means that, I guess let's try to figure out

  • how we could put fans in here first.

  • So, if we take this out...

  • (drive bay rattling)

  • - [Ken] Yeah?

  • (drive bay rattling)

  • Scratches build character.

  • - [Austin] Wait, we're just gonna have

  • an exposed fan here?

  • No, look at it from the front.

  • Do we have some kind of grill or grate

  • or something we can put on top of it?

  • - [Ken] You know what we could do?

  • - What can we do?

  • - [Ken] I can go to Target and make one.

  • - So we finally have, a day later,

  • our Amazon package with not only the cooler for the system,

  • which I really, really hope fits, but importantly,

  • we also have our brand-new Z390 motherboard.

  • Now this is important for a couple of reasons.

  • First of all, there's no extra real reason

  • why we have this ITX.

  • We have a much larger board now.

  • But importantly, since this is Z390,

  • we'll be able to overclock this a little bit better.

  • So my thought is that we should split this up.

  • So I'll work on getting the motherboard

  • and the cooler built

  • if you want to figure out how to get

  • the actual 80 mil fans installed in here.

  • We don't have, oh, we barely have clearance

  • for the power supply.

  • Oh man, that's close, all right.

  • So that's gonna be a little flashier than I like.

  • This actually does have LEDs on board,

  • or rather, it has RGB.

  • I might turn that off

  • 'cause I definitely don't want any RGB coming out.

  • But, I mean, there's no window or anything,

  • so we should be okay.

  • - All right, so I got a bunch of things

  • that look like they're overkill for that one vent,

  • but Home Depot doesn't exactly sell, you know,

  • this big of whatever hardware cloth, wiring,

  • whatever you want to call it.

  • It's like very complicated model building.

  • Hey, look at that!

  • Cool!

  • So I added the mesh,

  • and I glued it in place,

  • and most of it is all set and the glue's dried and stuff.

  • In the meantime, while I let that dry,

  • we can actually add the 80 mil fan to the inside now.

  • (fan rattling)

  • Yeah, like that.

  • - Hey, Ken, we may have overlooked something.

  • Where's our hard drive gonna go now?

  • Okay, let's put it here for right now

  • above the Blu-ray drive?

  • - Look, it would actually look really nice right here.

  • - That doesn't look really nice, that looks dumb!

  • It looks like you forgot your hard drive.

  • Another day, another chance to work on the Old Boi PC.

  • So, last night, we got this thing actually set up.

  • It is posting and I've got Windows and everything installed.

  • I did some very minor cable management,

  • but the main thing is that we're still waiting

  • on the bracket to actually put our normal one terabyte

  • hard drive in so we can pair this with Optane.

  • I will say this thing does look pretty sleepery.

  • So besides the black power supply

  • which is a little bit of a giveaway,

  • everything else back here looks pretty standard.

  • I mean, if you look at the motherboard,

  • obviously, DisplayPort wasn't around in 2001,

  • but with our PCI covers onboard,

  • it looks fairly low-key,

  • but especially if you come around front.

  • I'm pretty happy with just how old-school this system looks.

  • I will say, this looks a little bit more jank

  • (laughing) than I think I had hoped it would be.

  • I don't really know what else we can do with it.

  • We can overclock the 2070, but I'm--

  • (record scratching) Wait, what?

  • Where did the 2070 come from?

  • Well, originally, I had something different in mind.

  • The main thing I'm going to do here

  • is swap out that 2080 with this RTX 2070.

  • This should give me a much more reasonable TDP

  • inside this case.

  • So I was noticing this was running

  • a little bit slower than I expected,

  • and I open it up to find that the fan's not spinning.

  • It's like, oh, that's weird.

  • Well, the fan is oversized.

  • It's literally stuck on the battery on the motherboard.

  • So this is a passively-cooled RTX 2070 right now.

  • Through a weird coincidence,

  • we may have to put the 2080 TI back in here

  • because that's probably our best option.

  • Okay, so the 2080 TI is up and running.

  • I'm currently running through my first run of Time Spy.

  • It's toasty, like, it's no doubt that

  • there's a lot of heat coming out of the back

  • not only because of the power supply,

  • but also because of the rear exhaust fan,

  • both of which are dumping heat this way.

  • So we're throttling somewhat,

  • although, actually, it's not too bad.