These are the Features you NEED in your PC!

These are the features that you absolutely should have in your PC. These will make your life MUCH easier when it comes to maintaining and operating your computer.
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  • Back in the good old days the mobo came with a PC speaker, and you got POST beeps and POST error beep codes. The best thing was that for a long time these beep codes were standardized.

    Franklin AllenFranklin Allen39 minuuttia sitten
  • I could not live without the exceptionally clean audio the ROG series Asus motherboards have. I run the 8 analog channels out to a mixer. The mixer feeds four Crown XLS 1502 amps. That's my "desktop computer" audio system. Flight Sim 2020 never sounded so good. :-)

    PhillipZX3PhillipZX355 minuuttia sitten
  • Hi Jay, for me as an IT PRO or GAMER it will not be the same as a usual user for sure. So Case smaller for a tight and neat casing for space or a casing for GAMER depending on the motherboard size. For the MB, i will go for the best as it is the one or most important component of the PC. Asus or MSI are my first choices. Then HD goes for the NVME naturally and for the graphics, its NVIDIA for sure mainly if it is for a gamer else integrated graphics are pretty cool nowdays for work. A bronze or silver PSU would be great also and here it is!

    Bradley AugustinBradley Augustin59 minuuttia sitten
  • I was like why the hell is this idiot on... Unsubscribed after he told me too months ago and still have these stupid videos popping up.

    Taylor BertrimTaylor BertrimTunti sitten
  • the most basic readout is a bleeper

    DarkitzDarkitz2 tuntia sitten
  • Great info for me. Thank you.

    Russell BarbeeRussell Barbee3 tuntia sitten
  • At 3:40; On this table the "Q-Code" for problems, ie: "0E", "0F", etc... should have red text, for easy identification of issues. ;-)

    T'airn'KAT'airn'KA3 tuntia sitten
  • Power and reset is one thing that’s just an annoyance not to have...but how tf do they even make ones without a Q code reader?

    H SharmaH Sharma4 tuntia sitten
  • But I just spent 1.5k on building a new PC two weeks ago... COME ON!

    ZesticornZesticorn5 tuntia sitten
  • Dust filters are a must for any PC I build.

    Devon ScottDevon Scott6 tuntia sitten
  • I have the best feature ever in my PC. A new GPU.

    Abu HajaarAbu Hajaar7 tuntia sitten
  • At least 6-8 3,5" bays and at least one 5,25" bay. Also, they need to be cooled. And for the love of god, don't place buttons, PCIe ejector thingies and M.2 covers so that you have to take apart half the computer to access them. I'm talking to you, Asus. Especially when the sole reason is to look cool. Also, placing the chipset fan so that it is covered up when a GPU is installed in slot one? Uhm...

    kadajawikadajawi8 tuntia sitten
  • People should be aware that if they go the NVME route, depending on their mobo, to be remindful that NVME drives use 4x PCIe lanes. If you have a stacked system; a mobo with two NVME ports, 8x SATA ports, and several PCIe slots for GFX and/or Sound or other 1x PCIe slot usage....that in order to keep your 16x for your single graphics card, you can have only 2x NVME drives and up to 4 SATA drives plugged in. Of course the motherboard itself has separate PCIe lanes for USB ports; typically enough for all the slots on the given board plus any case ports. SO NVME's = awesome. But, also take away from potential PCIe lanes depending on what someone is doing with their system. Also first like minute of vid....LUL

    TickleSlipTickleSlip8 tuntia sitten
  • After 2 builds using aftermarket power cables and combs my next build will definitely have them.Also unless Mobo is High end a coolermaster 90 degree 24pin power adapter.:)

    ScotaneScotane9 tuntia sitten
  • Yeah, no normal user *needs* buttons for the stuff you can do by jumping two pins. You forgot to mention that you can get diagnostic information with a 60 c mobo speaker too. SSDs are great, but don't buy DRAM-less trash like a Kingston A400 (ask me how I know).

    CatcrumbsCatcrumbs12 tuntia sitten
  • Been building computers since 1989 and I've never needed 90% of these things. Especially all the motherboard features. That just seems like fluff for millennials who are scared of manuals. The only thing I'd agree with is SSD and maybe multiple fans on the GPU (but most of the time you're not gonna have any choice in the matter, so kind of pointless). Some of these tips seem to have come out of 2010 though. Who in 2021 is like "uhhh I don't want an SSD"? And the thing about when the graphics card isn't doing anything.. Must not be running any recent operating system then, since they are all constantly using the graphics card for animations and such.

    sphinx3rsphinx3r13 tuntia sitten
  • ''Hay CPU u there... Durrrhhhh '' my brain in the morning

    ThePogFellaThePogFella14 tuntia sitten
  • get a water cooled gpu or add water cooling to yours. Zero noise even at full load.

    jbn675478jbn67547815 tuntia sitten
  • This video stuff you really dont need.

    eric yeaderic yead15 tuntia sitten
  • what motherboard is he using in this video

    alec archalec arch15 tuntia sitten
  • Must have feature: obtainable parts 😜

    Dustin StackhouseDustin Stackhouse15 tuntia sitten
  • Am I the only one that really dislikes how motherboards are covered in plastic and shrouds now. It's like car engines too, you can't actually see the cool working parts any more. I don't need stickers/plastic/rgb... I want to see the raw pcb, the chips and the good stuff.

    doubleathemandoubleatheman16 tuntia sitten
  • Having destroyed some 30 or more kingston SSDs in just a few months of running on site, I would only recommend them to my enemies. 3000 or more intel SSDs behaved just fine for years!

    Blatantly Fake NameBlatantly Fake Name17 tuntia sitten
  • downside to either m.2 types is shared bus meaning you loose 2,3 or 4 pending on support levels sata .. the only downside to m.2 sata/nvme is the capping of upto 8TB storage... Yes you can make a custom windows bootloader with basics of basics, though something to consider not everyone is going to know how to make them, personally if i was going to make a pc today max out what you can afford to do and build to a proper spec rather than basic entry level add-in.. because basic install these the minimum requirement is roughly 2GB however I would say base the size of the c drive off 1/2-3/4 of the storage drive even if you install games on a second hdd/ssd something to note the portions of the game installs on the main boot drive... so you will likely need a lot of c drive space...

    Jason howeJason howe17 tuntia sitten
  • these are just features for comfort meaning NOT needed

    JokeryJokery17 tuntia sitten
  • Trassssh

    joe mcginnisjoe mcginnis17 tuntia sitten
  • The GPU Bios Flash tip is BS. Go for it if you have an igpu

    squadricsquadric17 tuntia sitten
  • Okay, I've gotta throw a like at the video just for the representation of the CPU

    GooseGoose18 tuntia sitten
  • i have my fingers in tech for over 20 years, i still watched this^^ my recom: dust filters on all intakes, or at least mesh with some "wool"foam stuff, looks and feels ly packaging foam, usually black

    majstealthmajstealth20 tuntia sitten
  • LTT: High end PC building Bitwit: midrange PC building RGinGD/Dawid: low end PC building J2C: comedy

    Kacper PaprockiKacper Paprocki22 tuntia sitten
  • 2:36 :D

    ScitchyScitchy23 tuntia sitten
  • I had to double check what you said during ad read... "no parts markup"... if they told you that, then they lied... $837 for a 3070... $999 for 3080...

    Tee GeeTee Gee23 tuntia sitten
  • I had a pc I turned on with a screwdriver for months

    Matt FisherMatt FisherPäivä sitten
  • 2:35 Why was that so fucking funny! Lol!!

    Irvine SpiegelIrvine SpiegelPäivä sitten
  • Can we have a Jayz 2 cents corsair dominatrix line of parts?

    mrtempertantrummrtempertantrumPäivä sitten
  • gamecard what els u need o yes 32 gb ofcouse

    Manfred KokManfred KokPäivä sitten
  • ramm dimm does not shows up in my bios.

    Manfred KokManfred KokPäivä sitten
  • i got a i3 medion pc fom the aldi ,what you talking about does not exist in this bios.

    Manfred KokManfred KokPäivä sitten
  • Buying new mobo for new features if u have old caputer: - my caputer been running ok for centuries i dont need no fukin leds - i dont need no clear cmos button, bios always resets to safe settings after bad overclock - we plebs we aint bench testing shit, we put it in the case and work from there... dont need surface mounted power buttons - bios flashback is nice. - fan headers is based on ur case u dont need to buy a new mobo to add headers for non existent fans lmao Buying new gpu for new features if u have old caputer: - anything skylake era is 0db gpu, if you have something preskylake u should prob upgrade by now lmao - u can restore bricked bios gpus by plugging in another working gpu (or onboard) and running flash utility like normal... miners do it all the time Buying new gpu for new features if u have old caputer: - sata ssd are cheap as hell now, buy one if ur old powersupply is still working u dont need to buy a new one start downvoting, i spread truth around the land and will be youtube banned soon for how much truth i Spread.

    ronald wooferronald wooferPäivä sitten
  • My must have feature is pretty simple. I just want a case that is at least a mid sized tower ATX. I don't like working around inside the mATX cases.

    Fishing AnglerFishing AnglerPäivä sitten
  • My must have is Overclocking

    kskevinderkskevinderPäivä sitten
  • Guys when will the GPU prices go down, cause I believe that's the most important part of a computer

    neon pinkneon pinkPäivä sitten
  • You look like Dillon Francis

    KBrew300KBrew300Päivä sitten
  • So Jay is saying everyone should spend like 500 on a mobo. Those features are nice, yes and would come in handy but is it worth it to spend so much on a board to take away money for your other hardware? I don't think so. I mean the features are very nice but they're not even on 200 dollar boards. You have to go up quite a bit further on the mobo tier line to get this stuff and doing so cost a lot of money. Did Jay even think this one through?

    fade2black001fade2black001Päivä sitten
  • "I'm a computer!" What kind of computer are you? "Yeah!!" lmao

    Toothless RaiderToothless RaiderPäivä sitten
  • One thing I always include is a motherboard POST speaker. One of my older motherboards came with one, and any time I get a new one I use it with the new one.

    DemonTekDigitalDemonTekDigitalPäivä sitten
  • another thing to add is if an older motherboard doesnt have enough fan headers the user can buy a fan hub...i bought a 6 fan hub by phanteks when building my 6700k and using an MSI Z170 it saved my entire build...also have an NZXT 10 fan hub...they are cheap and work great....must have for older boards...

    mercflf8mercflf8Päivä sitten
  • what cant i live without in a gaming pc ? a monitor lol. yeah im in a funny mood today sue me

    Lee TaylorLee TaylorPäivä sitten
  • wrong 3 times in one video jay wtf. you can normally recover a bricked bios 9 times out of 10. you boot using the internal gpu or another graphics card and more often than not you can choose the target card from command line tools and recover

    Lee TaylorLee TaylorPäivä sitten
  • and technically they are USB-A holes lol so you got that right eventually :P

    Lee TaylorLee TaylorPäivä sitten
  • not eeprom jay, flash memory, specifically SPI flash on new boards

    Lee TaylorLee TaylorPäivä sitten

    KrissyBooKrissyBooPäivä sitten
  • I can't live without a sound card

    JackeJackePäivä sitten
  • I hate you. Now I'm thinking about building a new computer...

    Rob CalhounRob CalhounPäivä sitten
  • just connect RESET button to CLEAR_CMOS pins on ANY motherboard u welcome

  • *You should go buy new stuff so that you can have those features* Yeah, sure. Especially now during COVID when prices are inflated and $$$ is short across the globe.* Jerk.

    RantingGreekGamerRantingGreekGamerPäivä sitten
  • I had an XFX motherboard that a friend bricked with a BIOS flash. It was a nForce chipset and he had somehow flashed the Intel variant's BIOS on to the AMD board (or vice versa, I can't remember). I had to desolder the chip and flash it with my eeprom programmer.

    John SwansonJohn SwansonPäivä sitten
  • For multi GPU systems a must have feature is an extra PCIe power connector on the motherboard. In the futute with more NVMe SSD a must have feature will be PCIe slot running in x4x4x4x4 mode for nvme raid cards. Another future must have is IMPI, there are already consumer boards like Asus CSM/ Asrock DASH with support. Hopefully this will be available on gaming motherboards too.

    Martin KMartin KPäivä sitten
  • BIOS flash via USB is no stress compared to when we had to flash a BIOS with an error prone floppy disk .... Especially towards the end of that era when the only time you actually used a floppy was to flash the BIOS and you didn't know if the thing even worked anymore .... There was a few year stretch where it seemed like every time I wanted to flash a new BIOS I'd have to go buy a new floppy drive because they seemed to just die from not being used since the last time you flashed the BIOS ....

    Long JohnLong JohnPäivä sitten
  • It makes me sad how recently things like surface mount power and reset, and a small display to show error codes only show up on the "premium" motherboards. During the haswell era they were common on many midrange boards.

    NeoMasamuneNeoMasamunePäivä sitten

    Eric MorosEric MorosPäivä sitten
  • The feature I want and needed is something thats gonna increase my fps from this crappy 1050ti.

    Maimai biriMaimai biriPäivä sitten
  • A lot of MB don't seem to even come with the piezo speaker any more for the audio beep of a satisfactory post. But I'd say a PSU with a power switch is important. Those cheap PSU's without them are a pain, and I've seen one where something overloaded in a strange way that made the plastic melt off the wiring, and by virtue of a quick reaction averted a possible fire or worse. I'm guessing a switch would have helped, but pulling the plug thankfully did come to mind vs being shocked into inaction.

    l0g1cb0mbl0g1cb0mbPäivä sitten
  • DVD BAY NEW case did not have one and I thought ok it the new thing HATE not having one 5.24 bay at least I would put a thermal controlling system in there at least if not dvd drive. And not talking an cheap fan board I mean thermal controlling system they tell you all Could ever want to know about heat thermals. talking multiple thermal probes 7 and up

    james bjames bPäivä sitten
  • I remember the first PC I built, many years ago.... I started it by connecting the jumpers on the board... When it sparked it almost gave me a heart attack! On board power buttons should be a standard feature!

    Adam DaviesAdam DaviesPäivä sitten
  • 0:30 Yeah, about that... I think I'll wait until graphics cards cost less than $1500

    GravianSGravianSPäivä sitten
  • I love when he tells me to buy new stuff and I'm like with your 💰?

    technotechnoPäivä sitten
  • No way we are still talking about having a hdd as a boot drive in 2021. A 120gb ssd is $20 used

    CalsiumCalsiumPäivä sitten
  • Dude, I love you, lmao you’re funny af and so educating

    Yellow MellowYellow MellowPäivä sitten
  • Ohh... that motherboard looks like idiot proof. Me like it.

    LX MediaLX MediaPäivä sitten
  • USB HOLE, YOU ARE A US AHOLE PHILL. planned but perfect.

    morthimmorthimPäivä sitten
  • Yeah u need all the troubleshooting features you can get after that GN smackdown OhhhHhHhhHhHhhHhhHhhHhHhhHhhhh

    ConcreteComaConcreteComaPäivä sitten
  • 802.11ac wifi adapter card. USB C ports.

    C. D. JohnsonC. D. JohnsonPäivä sitten
  • My must have feature is motherboards with CPU slots :P Never buy a motherboard without one!

    TharwTharwPäivä sitten
  • I have an m.2 ssd and it is insane fast.

    ChaosMinecraftChaosMinecraftPäivä sitten
  • Bios flashback should have been a standard future for all motherboards from the beginning, it would have saved lots of people from a failed bios flash, and its one less hassle for there warranty services, but of coarse, greedy idiots would lock necessities like that only to top tier motherboards cause high profit margins. Fucking bastards

    Z390Z390Päivä sitten
  • I could watch Jay pantomime with computer parts for at least a whole video here.

    John KellyJohn KellyPäivä sitten
  • Power cable. No joke - when I built my PC for a first time I bought all parts in local computer shop. Got everything home, managed to put it together, happy like small kid in candy factory. And no power cable..

    Pienias PieniekPienias PieniekPäivä sitten
  • I wish my motherboard had a clear CMOS button, but all I get are 2 tiny prongs underneath the gpu and it didn't come with a jumper so I need to use a screwdriver. It has a bios flash button though which is nice, but it takes ages.

    Mystical AppleMystical ApplePäivä sitten
  • Mobo: Hey CPU, are you there?! CPU: ..iM a coMpuTeR!! 😂🤣

    BenieTheDragonBenieTheDragonPäivä sitten
  • A must have for me, is a kick ass motherboard.

    Frick eliciousFrick eliciousPäivä sitten
  • Jay: The most basic being... Me: Beep code Jay: an LED readout Me: Wait, what?

    FeronanthusFeronanthus2 päivää sitten
  • My own list of essential features. 1) SPDIF port, surprising how some motherboards don't have one but necessary for optical audio. 2) USB-C gen 2 port. These are becoming more and more essential especially for Quest VR, flight sim peripheral inputs, mobile phone connections, etc. 3) RGB - It's 2021, everyone knows RGB ram is better, and RGB motherboard heatsinks, RGB fans, and something like a Corsair Commander Pro is a must for aesthetics. 4) A magnetic windowed case. I use the Corsair Obsidian 500DSE with tinted glass doors that just magnetically close. Can't imagine having to fiddle with screws to get my case side panels off. 5) A second NVme game drive for games. I use a 1 TB boot NVme for Windows and another 2 TB NVme for games. Most prebuilt systems come with a small NVme drive for Windows and a useless HD for everything else, get a second NVme for games, it's worth it. As you're only using it for games, essentially archived storage any will do, even QLC, so just buy whatever is cheapest if you don't want to spend a lot. I got a Sabrent 2 TB TLC drive for not much money so that my games run fast. Only use an HD for backup and movies. 6) A separate powered USB hub for peripherals. If you plug lots of things into your computer, (I have flight sim and racing cockpits) a powered USB hub is a godsend. I have a 10 port Sabrent one that plugs into the mains and takes all my peripheral inputs and then just a single USB cable into my computer. No mess of wires and cables going into my PC.

    Kevin BrookKevin Brook2 päivää sitten
  • Gen 4 = 7000 MB/s

    Rakugoth DajjalRakugoth Dajjal2 päivää sitten
  • Everyone keeps forgetting that the most important things you need when building a PC are a table and a Swiss army knife.

    Omar GoodmanOmar Goodman2 päivää sitten
  • I don't know. I love a lot of things - but can live without almost all of them... 10% price increase is something I can accept - if it will get me good (but not critical) things. But here where I am things are kind insane. The difference between a modular power supply and its identical sibling is about 30%. I will NOT pay 30% more on a power supply just to get this feature. It's nice and all, but not at this price increase.

    Marcelo RodriguesMarcelo Rodrigues2 päivää sitten
  • A must have is a decent audio card. I've seen too much i11 86990ksx, rtx 8090super, 128tb ddr12 ram with bose's ultimate explosive crystalizer 999999999w gaming headphones plugged into the motherboard audio jack.

    Bruno CaradonnaBruno Caradonna2 päivää sitten
  • I've had to remove the battery on the motherboard once to reset my bios... it wasn't fun...

    jrw0328jrw03282 päivää sitten
  • Stuff like clear cmos button. Lcd code readout should be standard on even the cheapest of boards.

    Zachary koeppenZachary koeppen2 päivää sitten
  • Semi modular power supplies are good too. The 24 pin and 8 pin cpu connector are required for most builds anyway and saves a couple $$

    Sam I amSam I am2 päivää sitten
  • Shouldn't this be features you want to see on your motherboard?

    Eric CardosoEric Cardoso2 päivää sitten
  • This may sound silly, but an on-board soundcard, with software that have EQ feature....I can't stand Flat EQ. Though chances are I may invest in a dedicated soundcard anyways.

    Eric TanEric Tan2 päivää sitten
  • Nice job

    Christian BivensChristian Bivens2 päivää sitten
  • what motherboards actually have these features for less than the price of the CPU? just to get the LCD diagnostic display seems to add about £250 to the price. is there actually a affordable motherboard worth its price that has these? i tend to use asus or gigabyte boards so maybe my pricing is skewed. asus seems to need you to go to a ROG maximus to get a simple q-code screen. am i wrong? is there a manufacturer that does at least some of these features on a board for a reasonable price?. for the extra £250 i would rather get a better cpu/gpu/more ram. as i couldnt give a *** about RBG and don't do crazy overclocking, and dont use onboard sound, the extra price of something like the maximus cannot be justified when the money could be better spent elsewhere

    Michael SeabrookMichael Seabrook2 päivää sitten
  • My biggest thing that wasn't mentioned is a UPS. A small UPS can be picked up for around £100 and will protect against a whole host of power issues

    Bi0ha2a7d TTVBi0ha2a7d TTV2 päivää sitten
  • Everyone in 2021: A GPU

    JanchoJancho2 päivää sitten
  • LOL at 2.50 mark "hey CPU, you there?" Hilarious comment

    Fabrício SantosFabrício Santos2 päivää sitten
  • I have 3 hard drives 1 ssd and 1 pcie gen 4 nvme ssd and I still use a hdd for my os, maybe ill switch when either a new windows comes out, or my hard drive fails. And both of those won't happen for a few years

    SirCommissarSirCommissar2 päivää sitten
  • Must have? Video card :(

    Barry HammockBarry Hammock2 päivää sitten
  • I've been fiddling with these dastardly fiends for over 20 years, and I can't recall ever clearing the CMOS… ;-)

    Jürgen ErhardJürgen Erhard2 päivää sitten