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Burst Frame
Burst Frame 11 hours ago
Got a 1080 to Aorus Xtreme second-hand for 650 AUD with shipping before 3070s which I thought would be at least 800 dollars so rip
László Jenei
How can you touch the back of the cpu without bad feel?
Aiden Adkisson
Aiden Adkisson 2 days ago
Thought this was going to be a way for me to get my hands on a new 1080ti but nooooo its intergrated graphics
Brent 4 days ago
I did not CAVE to the scalpers, but I did CAVE and buy a prebuilt with a card in it.
Shane Davenport
Shane Davenport 4 days ago
Unless Linus put on a brown ball cap, he didn't build the computer. I guess there was some truth to the spoof video about Linus awhile ago.
Hypercatz Kitty Imaspecialkitty
Im abit late to the party But I have all my pc part ready at home except a graphics card for about a year now ive been saving for about 3 years to get a better pc this bums me out
Bill Kempthorne
Bill Kempthorne 6 days ago
I actually built this PC! Probably could have gone cheaper on the motherboard and CPU without too much penalty.
Chris Hills
Chris Hills 6 days ago
This was just stupid. "Just don't buy a gpu and only play shitty "e-sports" games you can already run on your shitty 8 year old laptop anyways!" This was such a waste of time....
vasu agrawal
vasu agrawal 7 days ago
Sad intel celeron j1800 2 core noises
Yraggul666 7 days ago
I have not caved, still with my 1080Ti, i have a spine unlike other people....
StapleCactus 7 days ago
Streaming games isn't available for me. The best internet I can get is 40 mb down/10mb up, 40ms which is lower than the streaming services' specs. Starlink managed to get me away from 25mb down and a data cap at least. Luckily, I at least still have my 980Ti from 5 years ago.
Adam Zawadzki
Adam Zawadzki 8 days ago
yea its sad people cant get a gpu, i'm still trying to get one but to the point in giving up
Dyl Pickle Among Us
Man Linus you live in Canada? Me too man
QuingPiper 10 days ago
Huh, thought it was illegal to buy a pc, thanks for telling me I can buy one
District 76
District 76 10 days ago
I paid 200EUR for f... Gtx 1650
Suneeta Devi
Suneeta Devi 10 days ago
Mine name is you so built for me 😅
ecart50 11 days ago
PC advertising 2 years ago: "it's the fastest PC on the market!" PC advertising now: "It's a PC that you can ACTUALLY buy!!"
EJM OUTLAW 11 days ago
I bought a prebuilt I need a better graphics card I can see rainbow 🌈 on my map every time I play Cold War and war zone
EJM OUTLAW 11 days ago
I can’t find one graphics card on my budget $400$$for myself
Shirley Márquez Dúlcey
When the first glimmers of the pandemic going global started to get people's attention at the beginning of March last year, I decided to move up my planned purchase of a graphics card. I was going to wait until summer but figured there would be supply chain issues because of pandemic effects on the factories in China. (Little did I know just how bad things would get!) I went to Micro Center planning to spend about $300, which would have gotten an RTX 2060 KO or an RX 5600 XT. But they had an open box RX 5700 XT for $300 that day, complete with full warranty and returns and even the free games from AMD.... sold! The open box discount was bigger than usual because Micro Center wasn't planning to restock that particular model of RX 5700 XT card, though later they did when the pandemic hit in earnest and supplies got tight; it would have been a $400 card if they had had unopened ones when I bought it. it's a bit of overkill paired with a lowly Ryzen 2600X which I had grabbed for $80 a bit over a month earlier when Micro Center was selling those off cheap to clear the way for the third generation parts (and you still got the $20 motherboard discount to boot!), but the price was right. I also bought 32 GB of DDR4 (I do software development as well as gaming so lots of RAM is called for) and a B450 motherboard when I bought the CPU; the rest came from my previous system (FX8320 and GTX 560Ti -- please don't laugh). My usual rule of thumb for a balanced gaming system is to spend 1.5x to 2x for the graphics card compared to the CPU, but I treated that special deal 2600X as a $150 CPU for pairing purposes. 1In hindsight, buying when I did was the best decision I made in that entire crazy year. Or perhaps the second best, just behind staying home and staying healthy.
OvaleK OvaleK
OvaleK OvaleK 12 days ago
New Title is "You Could ACTUALLY Buy This PC!"
CB Plays
CB Plays 12 days ago
"It's 8 cores, might be a little low by today's standards" *Looks over at my sleeper with it's 6 core 8700K* "it's ok buddy...atleast you still got 12 threads, and a discrete gpu"
Benjamin Uytiepo
Benjamin Uytiepo 13 days ago
Friend bought a 3070 for $1100... which is crazy to think is simultaneously underpaying AND overpaying for that card.
MagnificentPez 13 days ago
"How many of you have overpayed for a gpu?" bro I can't even afford to underpay let alone more.
MD daniyal majid roll no. 60
i wonder who is that lucky person out there who's gonna win the new PC ? I WONDER .
Michaell X
Michaell X 15 days ago
Im sort of gaming on a ryzen 5 3400g, I can upgrade cpu later if I manage to get a GPU
Somthing Pigs
Somthing Pigs 16 days ago
Whaaaaaaahaaa I get a 2070 super from my brother for my first pc
Beckett Smutz-Ulmer
how much does it add up to im to lasy to do the math
IJPO 16 days ago
I love how Linus still bashes intel in a super roundabout way so he can stay sponsored
Naya314 16 days ago
2:33 "For memory, we've chosen 2 8 gig modules" shows 2 16 gig modules
Anonymous Hamster
Anonymous Hamster 16 days ago
0:07 no monitors were harmed in the making of this video
ComPost 17 days ago
NO GPU, why bother doing a video... waste of time,,, Probably not the best way to bring in new users
snowpaletehdog 17 days ago
I buckled and bought a 3070 for way too much...
GAMING FEVER 17 days ago
finaaly its here
SynVelocity 17 days ago
Fuck it, I'll just buy something pre-built cheap.
steve gill
steve gill 18 days ago
U can use any garbage pc with GeForce now lmao
Seb640 18 days ago
Never overpaid for GPUs. Studied the market and became the reference for GPUs amount my group of friends. Got a 3060ti around December, then managed to get 3070s at MSRP for 4 of my friend. A month later, sold the 3060ti and used the market value to pay for my 3070.
Jason Prock
Jason Prock 18 days ago
Got a 3700X upgrade recently because one computer died. Had a GTX 970 card. Fragments in COD, but playable. Yesterday, I got picked for the Newegg Shuffle. Get to upgrade my video card now, without scalper prices. Some dude here is selling a 3090 Strix White for $3500 USD....
imCracked 18 days ago
I just bought a prebuild off IBuyPower for $1900. Im new to PC. Did i get a good deal? Specs: MSI B550 Tomahawk MB AMD Ryzen 5 5600x RTX 3070 16Gb (2x8Gb) DDR4 3200mhz 1Tb SSD M.2 NVME 240mm RGB Liquid Cooling CPU cooler Default case/case fan 700 watt PSU M/K included
bouncyboi 213
bouncyboi 213 18 days ago
Hey linus. Could i get a free pc? Literally anything is better than my i7 2nd gen intel hd 3000 laptop. Thx
Minux 18 days ago
3:08 Me? PogU
Black Entomancy
Black Entomancy 18 days ago
well recently building a pc with 1650 super with 300 USD....
Sandy-Pebbles 18 days ago
is a 3400g better for gaming????
Dr0neshuffler 18 days ago
I have a RTX 3090 FE that I managed to snag at MSRP, so I didn't cave to scalpers for my GPU. What I did end up overpaying for was my CPU. I managed to talk down a scalper for my Ryzen 9 5900X from $1000 to $625 by convincing him that his stock would devalue much more quickly than he would be able to sell it at his listed price. Considering that the Ryzen 9 is about $589 in my area after accounting for local sales tax, I only payed about a $36 markup to get my cpu, which sure, is more than I could have payed... But I needed the CPU ASAP, and I had still managed to stay under budget for my upgrades since I had saved a few hundred dollars on other components that I managed to nab on sale.
SUPERIOR LAURA 18 days ago
I grabbed new case new cpu etc and waited for a card to finish my system up for awhile I caved and bought a full built pc, for a 2070 Super just to gut the card for my rig (I had a 1060 6gb), I gave my old card and new computer to someone else in my house looking to upgrade the new computer is pretty decent and runs super well, so I am happy lol Running most games in 4k is pretty sweet.
NalaXD 18 days ago
I overpaid for an rtx 2060 ... lost much
bleuh 18 days ago
i recently was building my first build and unfortunately... got caught in the crossfire of cryptominers and pcb shortages and was exposed to gpu's that were always 150%+ msrp. my specs are rather low but i'm new to a personal pc and I don't have intention on gaming over 60 fps... right now anyways. i3 4550 8gb RAM 1 TB HDD and a few days ago, i purchased an rx 550 for around $160 i would have bought a better card, but i'm limited to my stock psu and don't have access to externally powering a gpu.
Lira Bird
Lira Bird 19 days ago
I've been recommending the 3200G and 3400G for lower-end machines since the shortages. My brother even managed to snag a 1660 Super right before they climbed in price. That thing costs way more than my 2070 Super did...
BiggMunch 19 days ago
Can you point me in a direction for building a pc with modern specs but no RGB since I think it looks tacky?
Irwain Nornossa
Irwain Nornossa 19 days ago
Karcheng Lai
Karcheng Lai 19 days ago
Graphics card is super expensive in China.😭
Mark De vries
Mark De vries 19 days ago
Linus im disappointed this is overly expensive and why not a b450 mother board
Caden Mcfarlane
Caden Mcfarlane 19 days ago
anyone know where to get the msi mpg coreliquid in canada?
MadCat 19 days ago
I built a new pc for me and my friend at the start of the pandemic just before the whole chip shortage. We both got a GTX1080 for a reasonable price. I never get such luck. I hope the rest of you find a gpu soon too!
Dizzystj 19 days ago
I’m so glad I picked up my 3090 last December thought it was expensive then and that was at a retail store but what scalpers are charging for a 30series card now it makes mine feel cheap.so hang in there ppl just wait don’t get ripped off I know it’s fucked but it will be worth it soon
Different Duckling
Different Duckling 19 days ago
I payed £180 for a single fan Palit GTX 1050ti
Dj Exit
Dj Exit 19 days ago
I actually didnt start my build till I was able to get a graphics card, once i was able to buy that (and i didnt get to choose) i got lucky and was able to buy a zotac 3070 then a gigabyte aorus 3070, sold the zotac for $50+ extra to get my money and time back (i had to learn to program stock bots and spent like 2 whole weeks juggling notifications from discord twitter and the bot) and THEN bought the rest of the parts, i went with AMD and still havent been able to get the CPU i want 5000 series ryzen, but i can hold out a year or two
TinyTRex 19 days ago
Hello PC gamers! I bought a Gaming laptop two years ago thinking that it would be a good substitute for a PC. It wasn’t. It is loud and doesn’t have enough RAM for my gaming purposes. I have always wanted to build my own PC, but, until now, that has always been out of my budget. I was wondering if anyone could help me and let me know some good options for parts and a good case for a moderate price (anything that isn’t a ripoff). Thank you fellow gamers!
Kami 19 days ago
everyone thought i was dumb for buying a 2080ti when i did
inv41idu53rn4m3 19 days ago
Here's a fun bit: performance on Intel integrated graphics on Linux (especially when using Wayland) is easily superior to Windows. Sadly it can be a bit hard to configure, but if you're already interested in trying out Linux and you only have integrated graphics that's a little extra incentive in the case you're on the edge about it.
Felix Grempels
Felix Grempels 19 days ago
Too bad, my CPU doesn't have integrated graphics. My GPU just broke 2 weeks ago.
jake spaner
jake spaner 19 days ago
why did US-first unsubscribe you????
Pra Yogi
Pra Yogi 20 days ago
Which part of this PC that I can buy Linus? I even barely afford the case
Kaotticc 20 days ago
i overpaid for an rtx 3070.... but i also built an ESXi server (inspired by 2 gamers 1 cpu) with an e5 2680 v2 10c 20t cpu on a huananzhi x79 (c602) mobo and have 3 windows vm's that are running some more budget friendly cards (rx 560 x 2 and an rx480 that i had in a swap) and carved out 3 machines for friends locally that dont have full setups at the moment to game on via parsec. also added a third ubuntu vm that runs a lan cache so that all three arnt downloading the same stuff over my ISP connection. Pretty cool proof of concept :) ended up with each windows vm getting 4 cores, 16 gigs of ddr3 ecc and either an rt 560 4gb or rx 480 8 gb and pretty reasonable latency even from Montana (where i am) to Seattle where a friend lives (43 ms)
R1_Genee- 20 days ago
who else thought they would see a budget build when seeing the title?
Daniel Dennett
Daniel Dennett 20 days ago
I caved and bought a used rtx2070 for just under its original MSRP. Got it off Facebook marketplace from a guy that upgraded to a 3000 series.
Joe Henriod
Joe Henriod 20 days ago
Does he ever say the total price?
Ben T
Ben T 20 days ago
Overpaid for a 6700 XT by $150-200, because scalpers. Then found out I actually need a 6800 or better to be compatible with the upcoming driver release in MacOS Big Sur 11.4. 😡
Emmanuel Galleguillos-Cote
I don't know. I got a 3070 at Memory Express the day after I requested one. Also an other one I placed on hold (technically I requested anything 3060ti or 3070) was ready to pick up within 3 weeks also at memory express. It was right after christmas when spending usually plumets. So I think it's mostly harder for people who have limited options of stores, live in rural areas or what ever. Everyone else complaining who don't have limited options in stores never even placed a damn backorder to begin with and are afraid of having to wait for nothing, but these airheads are not rational people. LIke not placing a backorder is guaranteed no chance in getting a gpu; not going to the store to see if there are any in stock, is guaranteed 0 chance of getting gpu; not joining discord channels for drop allerts is guaranteed no chances either. I think there are a group of idiots who complain more than they actually try to buy one msrp at a store. To make matters worse 80% of the time they want the EVGA 3080 FTw3 or ROG STRIX specifically, and can't fathom either settling for a 3070 or ponying up for a 3090 gigabyte or msi.
FoldLeft 20 days ago
Great job, thumbnuts!
Jacob Veger
Jacob Veger 20 days ago
Its so satisfying when he instals the *JUICERS*
T1m3out 20 days ago
spent 900$ on a 3070 because my old gpu broke. Wasn't a good deal but since it's an aorus master and 3070's sell for 1200$ where I live atm, I guess it wasn't the worst possible outcome
Ibrahim Hasan
Ibrahim Hasan 20 days ago
what should I do with a cooler without even a graphics card!
Fiftykent 20 days ago
I'm waiting to buy a GPU untill the prices and the stock is reasonable again. Still running my GTX970
Phoenix Rose
Phoenix Rose 20 days ago
Hey this is now 3k now! Thanks scalpers!
Aeleas 20 days ago
I haven't yet, but I'm probably about to buy something pre-built since I noticed some ominous-looking stains on my video card's PCB and at this point it's more economical to replace the whole 6/7-year-old system than to buy just a video card.
Ah Shit Here We Go Again
Lol even my Ryzen 3 3200G could run CSGO and other games like GTA V at 50 fps without crashing, and that's not even a Zen 2 architecture CPU. I bet those half finished Ryzen builds were either Ryzen 3 3200G or Ryzen 5 3600G (mainly because it fits the budget or else even a 4650G), whose igpus have proven to be on par with 1650 at 900p.
Mike swenson
Mike swenson 20 days ago
How much does that cost all together? Im too lazy to do the math rn.
Dan Pearman
Dan Pearman 21 day ago
I'm using a Ryzen 5 with AIO to run my games. Not at the top end, but that is due to my small PSU I think. When I plugged in my Quest Rift-S, I lost half my USB ports, everything above the onboard HDMI. so I think my 450 PSU is a bit too small to run the full vega graphics well.
alidan 21 day ago
protip, you can buy ANY gpu as long as it outputs monitor resolution as a stop gap.
Jacob Gaul
Jacob Gaul 21 day ago
I actually managed to snag my GPU for free thanks to personal connections. EVGA Geforce GTX 970. Does what I need it to! Otherwise everything else I wasn't worried about getting my hands on. Cute little 600$ build
naz five
naz five 21 day ago
me? i need one but aint gonna happen is what the world told me
frownieface 21 day ago
anyone else finding it really funny that linus has to write his name again on a water bottle that has his name on it
rokie 21 day ago
wait why did like censor the asus logo lol
SHEMZILLER 21 day ago
Wow what we have be looking for this is me before watching 😑
Aiden Husky
Aiden Husky 21 day ago
I didn’t buy a GPU per se, but I really wanted to try to get my hands on a 3070 or even a 3080. I traded up some spare PC parts. I had an i7-7700K with a 212 EVO cooler, a Maximus IX Code Motherboard with an M.2 SSD and a 5700 XT and unfortunately all I could get was a 3060.
Hillbilly Samurai
Cloud streaming is a godsend during these shortages
FireWorks 21 day ago
UHD 750 vs vega 11 = thats a lot of damage , vega 11 is better that UHD 750 LOL
jaden reed
jaden reed 21 day ago
I overpaid by like $20 on a new msi twin frozer 7 1660 but next day shipping is great
Bryce Salmon
Bryce Salmon 21 day ago
$150 for an RX 560
Taste Connusier
Taste Connusier 21 day ago
Title should be linus makes integrated graphics expensive
Snehashis Sarkar
Snehashis Sarkar 21 day ago
I still wonder who builds a gaming pc to run CSGO at 200+ fps or just play Doom just saying there are better games to test out the horsepower
Banditt 21 day ago
I love the passive roasts against The Verge.
Danny Dempsey
Danny Dempsey 21 day ago
What Rig/build would you recommend for music production?
Chris Hills
Chris Hills 6 days ago
Anything. Music production is not a heavy usage activity.
Abolfazl Saravani
I have not caved. I bought a ps4 pro to quench the gaming thirst for now! Specially I really wanted to play Call of Duty Warzone. I am playing right now with mouse and keyboard (Thank you so much activision!) and still holding on to my Core i7 6700HQ MSI laptop with a 960m :D fun part is, the PC builder instincts in me kicked in and I opened the PS4 Pro, cleaned the heatsink, changed thermal pads and pas and did some weird stuff to help with its cooling. I see my self buying a gaming in a couple of years when prices go down in the mean time, I Will get any ounce of game this PS4 pro offers :D
Gaetan Gourgue
Gaetan Gourgue 21 day ago
Got everything now, excluding my RAM, but I had some lying around... current setup: ASRock X570M Pro4 AMD 5950x, recieved it last week for around $1,148.20 (€952) ASUS RTX3070-EK - $1,205.01 (€999) ASUS ROG STRIX 850G White - $237.67 (€196,98)
Lasse Hahn
Lasse Hahn 21 day ago
Isn't the way he mounted the AiO suboptimal/problematic? Afaik the msi mag coreliquid series has the pump integrated into the radiator, and positioning the radiator flat on the top of the system makes it so the pump is at the highest point (or at the same level), allowing for air to be potentially trapped inside the pump (which will increase noise and make the pump wear down more quickly). Thoughts anyone?
RogerWilco 21 day ago
What I don't understand is that production is apparently so low that even people who ordered an RTX3080 *on launch day* are still waiting for their video card.
Dave Nash
Dave Nash 21 day ago
I haven’t caved . . . But man, am I hurting! My GTX 1060 3GB really isn’t cutting the mustard anymore. 😂
RageB 21 day ago
I did not overpay for my rog 3080oc but had to wait 7 months from launch day before it arrived
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