Lets discuss the horrifyingly bad Verge "How to build a custom gaming PC" video

UPDATE! Looks like the video has FINALLY been removed, thats ok though, here's Lyle's version for your entertainment:



They updated the accompanying article as well

https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/13/17828092/gaming-pc-build-custom-how-to-asus-intel-geforce-cost

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Hey builders!

By now many of you have seen this video and if you have not:



Of course this has prompted a huge reaction from the PC world with many rebuttal and teardown videos posted in the past few days. Between the antistatic bracelet not connected to anything (yet he suggests using a swiss army knife as a screwdriver), to the horrific thermal paste portion, and whining about cables while completely not cable managing the system at all, Its all really entertaining.

Would like to know all your reactions out there in Tom's world!
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  1. I can't watch that video, it makes me wonder if he lost a game of shortest straw and had to make video, as I don't think anyone at Verge knows how to make a PC, they all use Apples there. Its pretty obvious from that video.

    Careful to make sure PSU is sitting on the rubber grommits or it will electrify the entire case... it must be true, The Verge tells me it is.
  2. oh so many thing wrong with this video... firstly *love* how they disabled the comments...

    cover backplate at (02:50) "you always have to make sure that you reall hammer it in"
    seriously.. HAMMER it in..? its a two finger application of pressure

    failure to mention the motherboard riser depending on the type of motherboard may need to be relocated.

    later on he explained how to install a cpu in a full case instead of mounting the cpu on the motherboard OUTSIDE the case prior to installing the motherboard... geez

    Using a swiss army knife to screw anything in a computer... ???

    (04:40) "I will just use the top pcie slot for my video card because I dont want to cover my SSD and it looks nice at this location.. "
    so the pcie lane choice doesn't matter as they are all the same?

    (06:10) " every power supply will com with a big bag of of velcro cables"
    so all PSu now are modular now?

    (06:54) "for any specific ports the case has..."
    now he wants you to connect all the accessory cabling (usb etc.) once the case if fully loaded with PSu cable … right that make complete sense.

    (07:10) "toss that cpu cover out (literally tossing it to the ground over his shoulder)
    yeah well I could go on a lot just on that but Ill let that stupidity alone

    (08:25) talking about the pre thermal pasted aio heatsink " best to have a little bit extra and layer it on top of the cpu"
    and dumbbell proceeds to butter that cpu like peanut butter sandwich....

    (09:05) probably the worst cable management not to mention aio water hoses leanings a video card and so many other issues I could point out


    enough said as " perfect example what not to do when building a computer "
  3. What's this guy like 12 YO or something?
  4. this is the problem I forsaw as youtube was just in infancy days years ago, that it would give everyone a voice, and that is not always good. some good information with tons of garbage. it's like 1M/1 bad/good AFAIC

    I don't watch or listen to average joes or gamers, especially them, ugh.
  5. Probably a good thing they disabled comments as that horrible guide would have been ripped apart.
  6. it should be taken down. It is a guide of how NOT to do it and will only cause poor souls anguish who may follow it
  7. i kept giggling as he was working in the case and saying "as you can see...."

    which of course we could not since the case/his hands was blocking all inside views and the camera was not even trying to peak inside as he worked.
  8. The greatest part by far is when he uses the ultra long screws meant to go through the fans and into the cooler, on the cooler without the fans, and commenting how hard it was to turn. THATS BECAUSE YOU'RE SCREWING THROUGH THE COOLER DESTROYING IT! MORON!
  9. This article is click bait, it gets all the tech people riled up, they go to The Verge and respond, whether its in laughing at the article or reacting another way. Its good for advertising if you also run one of those anti adware scripts which stops those evil people who read your sight without seeing your glorious adverts.

    Either way, they get attention and there are enough people out there that don't know any better, that might believe him or simply don't use ad blockers, so profit? I wonder if they could be sued for damages if anyone did follow advice.
  10. I couldn't watch more than a minute of it.
  11. Rogue Leader said:
    The greatest part by far is when he uses the ultra long screws meant to go through the fans and into the cooler, on the cooler without the fans, and commenting how hard it was to turn. THATS BECAUSE YOU'RE SCREWING THROUGH THE COOLER DESTROYING IT! MORON!


    I honestly couldn't make it that far into the video I wanted to reach through my screen and throttle the idiot.
  12. Quote:
    I wanted to reach through my screen and throttle the idiot.

    you mean strangle no?
  13. The Paladin said:
    Quote:
    I wanted to reach through my screen and throttle the idiot.

    you mean strangle no?


    https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/throttle
  14. Colif said:
    This article is click bait, it gets all the tech people riled up, they go to The Verge and respond, whether its in laughing at the article or reacting another way.


    Clearly they're not the only site doing that these days. (Runs out slamming the door behind him) LOL.

    That video is exactly why highly experienced systems builders and enthusiasts, first, write much better reviews and make much better any kind of tutorials, than those who are not. Clearly, those at The Verge, are not.
  15. I don't know if it was made to create this reaction or whether its real. Unlike the thing you were referring to, I mean.

    Many people come here after making 1st computer and don't make anywhere near the amount of mistakes he displayed in just over 10 minutes. He is clueless in a dangerous way, knows just enough to be dangerous. Plenty of people like that but very few make "How to make a PC" videos and leave them up long enough for others to make parody videos of them.
  16. I definitely agree with you. I didn't mean to indicate anybody here had done anything similar to that. Just that they wouldn't be unique in posting something that couldn't be taken seriously by anybody with half a brain, in order to generate some traffic and discussion. Whether that discussion is actually to your benefit or not, that might be where there are some similarities.
  17. The internet strikes again!!!!!1
  18. I can't take it!
  19. As I mentioned elsewhere...whenever someone says "I googled and watched some utube videos"...they've found some like this, or worse.
  20. So sad, they removed video

    Lyle's video was the only one I watched anyway, the highlights were painful enough.
  21. 13 people were involved in the making of that video, as they all listed in credits. 13 people, none of whom knew enough about making a PC to point out his mistakes. Not one IT person involved, So many managers too...



    The presenter doesn't deserve all the blame.

    Video is proof that the saying "anyone can make a PC" is a lie. He got so many of the basics wrong its amazing PC booted at all.


  22. I love this guys....
  23. The verge got ripped a new one for this terrible How to. They deleted the video but we'll never forget.
  24. this one just make me crack up..... awesome.
  25. envy14tpe said:
    The verge got ripped a new one for this terrible How to. They deleted the video but we'll never forget.



    It had to be deleted as it was so wrong it eclipsed reality. There are 35 minute videos explaining a build video which only showed 6 minutes of actual building.

    It was dangerous to anyone who doesn't know any better... so most of The Verge's audience.I wouldn't trust them to know anything about anything... but then I felt like that before I watched the tear downs of the video. The intended audience of the actual video could break parts following his advice. Or the advice of who ever wrote the script. Jayz tried to make a bad PC and it was still better than this one.
  26. Colif said:
    envy14tpe said:
    The verge got ripped a new one for this terrible How to. They deleted the video but we'll never forget.



    It had to be deleted as it was so wrong it eclipsed reality. There are 35 minute videos explaining a build video which only showed 6 minutes of actual building.

    It was dangerous to anyone who doesn't know any better... so most of The Verge's audience.I wouldn't trust them to know anything about anything... but then I felt like that before I watched the tear downs of the video. The intended audience of the actual video could break parts following his advice. Or the advice of who ever wrote the script. Jayz tried to make a bad PC and it was still better than this one.


    Thats the main problem right. This audience on this site would never look to the Verge for PC advice. But the Verge's audience is more of the wanna be techy - Maxim - GQ crowd where some wanna be will see the video and be like oh that looks easy. Well yeah it is easy, when you do it RIGHT.
  27. Well first off glad to see the return of Lyle, But Bitwits video pretty much summed up my reaction towards it.
  28. It's as if an 11 year old found a bunch of build videos, took the worst parts of each, and compiled those into one video.

    But at least The Verge had the stones to realize they screwed up, and took it offline tout de suite.
  29. sounds rehearsed dialogued to me, but I love, " things got corrected after the fact" .. dumb ass, so were "hating nerds" because we pointed out the flaws, and then he actually admits he corrected them..
  30. Just wow !!!!!! Big fan of Lyle now though so some good has come out of it .

    Thats some way over-the-top,politically incorrect acting hes doing there but its dammmmn funny 😂
  31. Hahaha I haven't seen any of kyles videos lately, what an excellent accent.
  32. LiquidMotionz said:


    Wow classic. Doubles down on it by saying the stuff got corrected after the fact and calling everyone angry nerds. Buddy everyone in the world was ragging on your video not just "angry nerds" and if you're making a PC build tutorial you shouldn't be making such egregious mistakes in the first place. "I've done many pc builds before" well clearly those were wrong too. Thats like saying I'm an expert toilet installer because I've taken a lot of dumps in my life. "It still worked". Just because it starts and runs doesn't mean it "works"

    Stupid kid needs to learn some levity and get over himself. Admit your mistake get over it, and move on with your life.
  33. They want you to listen and believe them, they don't want you to answer back and point out flaws, that is why they turned off like/dislike ratings and disabled comments. Not cause some mean people called him names, No.. but cause we had the audacity to expect advice worthy of a channel with 2 million subs (wonders how many are real)

    When The EIC only called them "minor" errors in their reply to the situation on twitter, you can bet the presenter isn't going to take the blame either.

    The Verge should go back to reviewing Mobile phones, no construction required.
  34. I've personally seen 12 year old first time builders do a better job than that.

    Don't want criticism? Too bad. You put it out there, people will watch and pick it apart.
    If it is 'bad'...the picking apart will be epic. As is/was the case here.

    A "perfect" assembly video will gather criticism, if only nitpicking.
    This foolish thing was a rare earth magnet for comments on how bad it sucked.
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