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Lasto1766 Vor Tag
Why do we want 2x16GB memory instead of 4x8GB ?
Nike Roshe V1
Nike Roshe V1 Vor 2 Tage
Right now was the worst time for my PC to die. Guess I’m not building my own PC because that’s the only way to not get TOTALLY scalped for a 3070
Brick Army Productions
Brick Army Productions Vor 3 Tage
Hoping this helps, seeing as it’s so hard to find pc parts for reasonable prices nowadays. I have half a pc me it’s gonna take forever to finish my pc.
Bartok and His Friends' Bad Ideas
Bartok and His Friends' Bad Ideas Vor 5 Tage
I watched this video today, just after ordering my Ryzen 5 3600 and hearing that it's the best "bang for the buck" is reassuring
THE JJ GANG Vor 10 Tage
Un he said ripsaw memory
Jez Orren
Jez Orren Vor 10 Tage
REALLY HELPFUL!!! for my first build using this as a bench mark to compare against for my budget was very handy for the newer stuff on the market
Novaa Vor 12 Tage
Why does this teenager have a beard?
AquaJet HQ
AquaJet HQ Vor 13 Tage
Please 300$ pc build guide
GLN TV Vor 15 Tage
I'm getting weird flashbacks to the mining craze
She said she was Lvl18
She said she was Lvl18 Vor 15 Tage
It's crazy. I wanted to get a Xbox series x after Xmas because I spent what I had on my kids gifts. And now they are all out of stock and scalpers are doubling the price is most cases so I said screw it I'm building a PC and now for 3 days I've been complaining to my wife how the GPU's are being scalped the same way. I've got $1000 and can't build half the computer I would be able to if it wasn't for all these greedy people marking prices up
PlayzQ Vor 15 Tage
Never go to dell They’ll scam u
Xaver Bernard
Xaver Bernard Vor 15 Tage
very nice now that i have the money to upgrade to a new machine form a i7 4770k and gtx770 the prices go insane :c
Da Fe
Da Fe Vor 15 Tage
Why are graphics cards not modular? Add some vram, replace the processor every few years (Like with a CPU Socket) Is there an actual reason to this or is it just calculated obsolescence?
bigrob Vor 16 Tage
lol im building something like this now. just a little off or less money.
Mark Geraghty
Mark Geraghty Vor 16 Tage
The graphics card for the $1000 build (AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT) is a hell of a lot more expensive than Linus said. 300 dollar for him but it’s 855 for me. Is there a reason or was I looking at a scalper on Amazon?
lars K
lars K Vor 16 Tage
linus for gaming i would recommend just getting a 970 for 80 mine still works fine for up to 2k content i upgraded every thing else and now i w8 for the 3080
Glitchy24 Vor 17 Tage
This is why Linus's store front should Also include Scalp Free components/Hardware. Save Us Loyal Fans 🤠💯💯💯💯🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
F3udF1st Vor 18 Tage
That 1650 Super was out of stock tho. And the 5600XT.
Mr. Prog
Mr. Prog Vor 18 Tage
:3 SmileyShyguy
:3 SmileyShyguy Vor 18 Tage
But linus I'm in Canada...
Bob Lee
Bob Lee Vor 18 Tage
3700x over a 9900k? Dunno about that
Bob Lee
Bob Lee Vor 10 Tage
@Kamala Bhattacharjee lol way better upgrade path, behave. “Buy a slow chip so you can upgrade later”
Kamala Bhattacharjee
Kamala Bhattacharjee Vor 11 Tage
U know right the 3700x is cheaper and has a way better upgradibility path
Q4 WRLD Vor 19 Tage
quick tip: you can actually use virtual ram in windows and it works like a dream
NONE1X Vor 19 Tage
No way I thaught I was the only person in the universe that had that motherboard
Star Vor 19 Tage
Here RAM and GPUs are kinda out of stock so I just got a single 8gb dimm and a GT710 for like, 80€ total lmao. Waiting for those 32gb dimms and RTX3070 to come available.
Carlo Maunero
Carlo Maunero Vor 23 Tage
MA CHE È STO PESCE D'APRILE?? Ste config fanno pena Linus... 8gb di ram nel 2021; alimentatori scadenti; sshd, davvero?; Socket 1151 nel 2021, che schifo.
Jeff Bastian
Jeff Bastian Vor 23 Tage
"Opportunistic buttholes" are the official term for scalpers now Me like.
Victor Ā
Victor Ā Vor 23 Tage
Could you make a similar video on laptops?
ExopMan Vor 25 Tage
Will the $1,000 PC run e.g. GTA V at near max quality settings?
Derik Highcock
Derik Highcock Vor 22 Tage
yes easily
Eric Skyler
Eric Skyler Vor 25 Tage
Just built a gaming PC recent;y an i didn't get ripped off. Not sure how someone can get ripped off really Lol
Quade Vor 25 Tage
I managed to get a 3070 today from (it is possible to get 30 series cards just very hard). I also reccommend ebay and twitter (to stay updated when new stock comes out).
super ken
super ken Vor 26 Tage
Is there anyway to use a ryzen 5 5600x on the tuf x570 motherboard without using another cpu? Cuz it doesn't have bios flashback
Hellcat Gaming
Hellcat Gaming Vor 26 Tage
Wait... why did the 1660 super only have one fan?
Hellcat Gaming
Hellcat Gaming Vor 26 Tage
Dude, they’re literally the reason why there’s so little of them, along with Bitcoin miners
u mean youtubers are also a reason for gpu shortage?
Corona Virus Respecter
Corona Virus Respecter Vor 26 Tage
I saw a 1660 for 1100 today. Might as well buy a pre-built if you want 30 series at this point
Doktor Drift
Doktor Drift Vor 26 Tage
Okay so DON'T fork out $6.5k AUD for the highest performance parts i can possibly get over the Xmas period. Gotcha. Whoops. My framrates though...
Doktor Drift
Doktor Drift Vor 26 Tage
Price to performance blah blah blah blah I can't hear you over the sound of my i9 burning the house down
David Schultz
David Schultz Vor 26 Tage
I'm glad to hear for 999.00 the 3080 ti is coming out and all the dummies will have to choke on their overpriced cards. It's people who pay those premiums that hike the prices up for all of us. There are auctions on ebay in lines with people still buying 600.00 dollar cards for 1300.00. Get a grip people. In a few months your investment is trash. You'll still be paying for the thing and a better card will be less then what you owe. Plus your gonna pay interest on that 1300.00. We'll say in the tone of about 700.00 if you make minimum payments. That's 2000.00 dollars for a 600.00 dollar card. I seriously don't blame the scalper completely. I put it on dummies that maxed out their credit cards for a few fps that they don't even need. I for one will wait it out and upgrade when it makes sense. There is no market for building a responsible PC today. As nice as it would be to 4k gaming; the majority of us are on 27-34 inch monitors. It really doesn't make sense to have 4k on that setup to me. Come on guys!!!
Speedd Carrotw
Speedd Carrotw Vor 27 Tage
Where did this man get a 1650 super ive literally checked everywhere
Billymanisepic Vor 28 Tage
I built a PC 8 months ago :)
TommyTarkov Vor 28 Tage
fuck this i want a new card to actually play and all the sharks with no heart abusing the system realy makes me angry and i will never ever overpay this suckers. so i just wait i have time.
robott Vor 28 Tage
I luckily got me a 3060ti strix oc in store
Nathan Gleaves
Nathan Gleaves Vor 28 Tage
Did anyone bother to make a pcpartpicker list for the entry level build? I've got a friend's kid looking to build his first rig.
BenTGI Vor 28 Tage
the title looks like a Honey advert
Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein Vor 29 Tage
I decided to leap saving money and researching to build a budget gaming PC, instead of my HP stream laptop that has 20Gb of total space and the memory of a goldfish. I kept wondering why PC parts had nearly doubled in price until I realized the *pestilence* was a thing. I now have to wait until prices deflate, so I can buy the decency I should be able to already.
The Senate
The Senate Vor 29 Tage
Got the ryzen 5 but no card...
Blake Huffman
Blake Huffman Vor Monat
Linus will you please share some new operating system on the market.
Jose Javier Flores
Jose Javier Flores Vor 28 Tage
I doubt it. He does have some Linux videos, but they mainly deal with the IT infrastructure of his company. If you want to see Linux, you're not in the right channel. Try watching Chris Titus Tech and Level1Linux.
Blake Huffman
Blake Huffman Vor Monat
I've seen plenty of windows operating system
Blake Huffman
Blake Huffman Vor Monat
Other than just windows and such.
Neil Kerray
Neil Kerray Vor Monat
What's the cheapest build here that can run 1440p 60fps?
Aditya Bhattacharya
Aditya Bhattacharya Vor 27 Tage
Honestly it's the xbox series s
CMDR Asumoto
CMDR Asumoto Vor Monat
I want to buy the AMD rysen 9, 3900x and a b550 tomahawk mobo with 16gb of ddr4 memory, then use my old gtx970 gpu and 2x ssd ( 1tb ) and have a good base computer while I am saving up some money for a good videocard, its mainly for vr ( oculus rift S ) currently got alot of stability issues due to having a very old mobo/cpu, but maybe I am going for the Asus TUF GAMING X570-PRO (WI-FI) mobo ( wifi is actually quite usefull :P and more usb 3 ports )
Rage Quit
Rage Quit Vor Monat
400$ is a sweet spot since you can stick with the ryzen 5 3400G
Aditya Bhattacharya
Aditya Bhattacharya Vor 27 Tage
Vega 11 gang
Aaron Lynn
Aaron Lynn Vor Monat
Here is my Linus tip...put a hollow point .45 to your temple, and pull the trigger. End our suffering
ArticParadox Vor Monat
please review the MSI 1660 super it says it has raytracing in gpu-z and offers it in games i know its not an rtx card but it works and i would love a review on why :/
Black Hoodedman
Black Hoodedman Vor Monat
Canadas gpu and cpu pricing is fucking itself this year. Rx 570 are almost a 100$ more and the 3600 aswell.
snak1ty Vor Monat
AMD: We have the best processors on the market! Intel: We have stock!
Derik Highcock
Derik Highcock Vor 22 Tage
just got a ryzen 5 3600 off of newegg
Emmett Rose
Emmett Rose Vor Monat
why didn't you go for the ryzen 7 stock cooler in the $2000 budget
EzGMystic Vor Monat
I really don’t know how to build a pc so I was thinking of ordering a prebuilt but I don’t wanna get ripped off so lmk what company’s make good pcs
Derik Highcock
Derik Highcock Vor 22 Tage
check out nzxt.bld their prebuilts are pretty good
i game i do research too
i game i do research too Vor Monat
does anyone have any idea for a 300$ build with the minimum requirements of a 3 ghz+ quad core 8 thread cpu clock speed and 16 ram clocked at 3200 mhz on a motherboard that allows decent upgrades in the future and just a 250 gb+ cheap ass hard drive/ssd (i really dont care about boot up speeds) with a dedicated gpu (i got that done with a 1030 gt) i got the case covered as well as the psu so far if anyone knows such build please tell me about it, thank you. (note: i dont want a prebuilt one)
i game i do research too
i game i do research too Vor 27 Tage
@Aditya Bhattacharya thanks
Aditya Bhattacharya
Aditya Bhattacharya Vor 27 Tage
@i game i do research too good luck building
i game i do research too
i game i do research too Vor 27 Tage
@Aditya Bhattacharya i can wait till black friday 2021 also ill update the comment because i found some flaws
Aditya Bhattacharya
Aditya Bhattacharya Vor 27 Tage
If you want a 4 core cpu and an actually good dedicated gpu(better than integrated graphics) in that price range u need to get some good deals in the second hand market
BabyJay Vor Monat
Even the picture of the items he said were in stock said out of stock lmao
Dzevad Alic
Dzevad Alic Vor Monat
Pc noob here: Is it possible to game on 4k with the 2k machine? Or am i being to enthusiastic?
Aditya Bhattacharya
Aditya Bhattacharya Vor 27 Tage
@Dzevad Alic 3900x is a great cpu. I Hope you find a 3080 since they are the hard to find but hey patience is key u gotta wait for the good stuff
Dzevad Alic
Dzevad Alic Vor 27 Tage
I was planning to up it a little bit anyway. Got a ryzen 9 3900x on its way. And I wantee to upgrade to 3080 anyway. But finding the 3080 somewhere in stock is a bitch
Aditya Bhattacharya
Aditya Bhattacharya Vor 27 Tage
If you take a cheaper cpu like a ryzen 5 3600x or a 3600 and spend a bit more on the graphics card by taking a rtx 3080 instead of a 3070 u could pretty much game on 4k 60fps
ItsRealSL Vor Monat
how about you do me a favor and send me a rx 5600 xt for stealing all budget graphics card off the web there are barely any
Ck 172
Ck 172 Vor Monat
In my country a 300 dollar piece of tech usually goes for 500 dollars :(
Michael Compton
Michael Compton Vor Monat
Unremarkable and gets the job done, must be talking about my guitar skills.
Reset Frxnk
Reset Frxnk Vor Monat
Soooooo this can’t run cod wz?
Dark King Astos
Dark King Astos Vor Monat
Pfffft..... The super was OUT OF STOCK!! There's no way you gettin one of those new for under 230 right now....And I ain't buyin used!
Wahots Vor Monat
If its a buyers guide, please put that as the title. The current title makes it unclear what the video is actually about.
ARuopp Vor Monat
But can it all run TF2 at ultra
Jorge L. Franco A.
Jorge L. Franco A. Vor Monat
Intel is the winner cuz the have all the stock, and what if Intel is the one buying both AMD and NVIDIA stock's. . .
Another Generic Video
Another Generic Video Vor Monat
i was able to get a used rtx 2070 last week for a bit less than the price it was going for new which is sick
YouTubeViewer Vor Monat
MMk so i got a ryzen 5 3600 and a GTX 1660 super... PC is doing fine, but I sit here with: 30 inch 1360 x 768 LG TV from 2012 60fps, can't even find the response time as it isn't available anywhere! that they discontinued years ago... Looking for a monitor upgrade and I should be good! But whats a great value right now?
Carlos Ivan Balcacer
Carlos Ivan Balcacer Vor Monat
Do you have these builds up on pcpartpicker?
biro Vor Monat
linus I love you
Lukas Ess
Lukas Ess Vor Monat
Bois i need your advice I wanna build a "budget" Pc soo i have some options for my gpu: a.) 1080ti ~330$ b.) 2060Super ~320$ Or budget style c.) Vega 64 ~200$ I cant come to a good decision.
Neil rodricks
Neil rodricks Vor Monat
can you include the price of windows next time
Zeno Vor Monat
Hopefully they make another one when supply returns to normal
RJSanti Vor Monat
Wanted a 3080 but was somehow able to get a 6800 at retail so I hopped on that...
RJSanti Vor Monat
#blessed lol
Shannon Rhoads
Shannon Rhoads Vor Monat
And this is why I bought my upgrades in April, when that sweet sweet tax return and stimulus money came in. That and I was stressing over the Cyberpunk 2077 specs - which were wrong. Now I have more computer than I need, which is really weird for me. I am usually 2 to 3 generations behind, but now my system would be considered merely inadequate! (grin)
ChapmanValley Vor Monat
Really glad I watched this. I thought everything seemed inflated atm. No stock and prices way above average. I'll sit on my laptop a little while longer. 720p gaming will have to suffice for now.... :/
Shady XD
Shady XD Vor Monat
Me 3060 for 1200 dollars
Waterhead Vor Monat
Just a word of warning if you want to buy through Micro Center; everything I looked at on their site as of right now (19th Dec.) is in store pick up only. So if you live in Florida like me and don't have a Micro Center in your state; you're screwed.
May Greene
May Greene Vor Monat
$150-$250 on an GTX 1070 is a great value (even better if someone can get a Ti for that price) if that person isn’t trying to max out their game settings.
BROthere Vor Monat
i cant even afford the game lite option lol
MrGenoHydra Vor Monat
*slaps the top of his RX580 "This baby still has a few years of mileage in her" Jokes aside though. i'm browsing for a new card and with the taxes here the price discrepancy between the 3060ti and 3070 really isn't worth the 5~7% performance increase. 3060ti is around ~800USD while 3070 is 1070$ when converted (prices are normally this high because of import taxes and VAT so no surprise).
hawkeye Vor Monat
i have a quistion i dont expect u to answer but how does my laptop run forsa horizon 4. specs core i7 7th gen geforce gtx 1060 pci-e gen 3 ssd and a ddr4 its vr ready too
Hajdew Vor Monat
Aritra Majumdar
Aritra Majumdar Vor Monat
TL;DR : We hyped AMD all year, so now only Intel options are left. Happy holiday shopping!
Khurshid Jamal
Khurshid Jamal Vor Monat
Wood stain!
BoxTurtle Vor Monat
The video should be released earlier bc we have no time to get the stuff bc of demand
zach has no life
zach has no life Vor Monat
Wow this helped me get ripped off
BakedPotatoYT Vor Monat
Got a RTX 3070, Ryzen 7 3700x, 1TB HDD & 500GB SSD, 32GB RAM, and a 1080p 144hz Monitor for $2000. Looks like I chose the right decisions.
Callum O'Donnell
Callum O'Donnell Vor Monat
What about between 1000 and 2000???? ANYONE PLEASEEE????
gamebuster800 Vor Monat
I’m just happy with my 2080TI i bought at its release. See you guys at the 4080 launch
Xxswatninja Vor Monat
I use the 1660 super rog strix and the card is crazy with the right cpu "cough" intel "cough"
Narfwak Vor Monat
Just throwing it out there that the G.Skill Ripsaw V DDR4 2600MHz 2x16GB kit is exactly the same as the TridentZ Neo version you use in the
wooby Vor Monat
Omega_playz Vor Monat
i hate ppl who scoop up all the product and resale them, i was going to buy an xbox series X but i couldnt. PC here i come
Omega_playz Vor Monat
happy christmas and whoevers birthday is today merry birthday
miley 69
miley 69 Vor Monat
When will the video with you and electroboom release
Jpays Gamer
Jpays Gamer Vor Monat
This video is just “We wished we could have used ______ but it’s out of stock.”
Jacob Dunford
Jacob Dunford Vor Monat
Instead of a 9600k, you could’ve gotten a 10400f and a b460 for a cheaper price...
Hajdew Vor Monat
I thought the same also u probably can upgrade to 11 gen later
GrowerMan Vor Monat
9:47 , Linus without beard - not again pls :-D !
ni6hant Gaming
ni6hant Gaming Vor Monat
The $500 costs $600 in India.
Hajdew Vor Monat
Taxes :)
Gaurav Singh
Gaurav Singh Vor Monat
Biggest clickbait of 2020😎😎😎😎
Anubhab Augustin Palma
Anubhab Augustin Palma Vor Monat
In my country, you gotta pay 200% tax lol
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