How to build a PC without getting RIPPED OFF!

13 dec. 2020
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2020 has been.... Interesting, to say the least. But our buyers guide shall persevere and bring to you our best builds at different price points. Will anything be in stock? Will you get great deals? One can only hope.
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  • Why do we want 2x16GB memory instead of 4x8GB ?

    Lasto1766Lasto1766Acum 4 ore
  • 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

    Nike Roshe V1Nike Roshe V1Acum o Zi
  • 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.

    Brick Army ProductionsBrick Army ProductionsAcum 2 Zile
  • 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

    Bartok and His Friends' Bad IdeasBartok and His Friends' Bad IdeasAcum 4 Zile
  • Un he said ripsaw memory

  • 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

    Jez OrrenJez OrrenAcum 10 Zile
  • Why does this teenager have a beard?

    NovaaNovaaAcum 11 Zile
  • Please 300$ pc build guide

    AquaJet HQAquaJet HQAcum 12 Zile
  • I'm getting weird flashbacks to the mining craze

    GLN TVGLN TVAcum 14 Zile
  • 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

    She said she was Lvl18She said she was Lvl18Acum 14 Zile
  • Never go to dell They’ll scam u

    PlayzQPlayzQAcum 14 Zile
  • 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

    Xaver BernardXaver BernardAcum 14 Zile
  • 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?

    Da FeDa FeAcum 14 Zile
  • lol im building something like this now. just a little off or less money.

    bigrobbigrobAcum 15 Zile
  • 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?

    Mark GeraghtyMark GeraghtyAcum 15 Zile
  • 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

    lars Klars KAcum 15 Zile
  • This is why Linus's store front should Also include Scalp Free components/Hardware. Save Us Loyal Fans 🤠💯💯💯💯🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Glitchy24Glitchy24Acum 16 Zile
  • That 1650 Super was out of stock tho. And the 5600XT.

    F3udF1stF3udF1stAcum 17 Zile

    Mr. ProgMr. ProgAcum 17 Zile
  • But linus I'm in Canada...

    :3 SmileyShyguy:3 SmileyShyguyAcum 17 Zile
  • 3700x over a 9900k? Dunno about that

    Bob LeeBob LeeAcum 17 Zile
    • @Kamala Bhattacharjee lol way better upgrade path, behave. “Buy a slow chip so you can upgrade later”

      Bob LeeBob LeeAcum 9 Zile
    • U know right the 3700x is cheaper and has a way better upgradibility path

      Kamala BhattacharjeeKamala BhattacharjeeAcum 10 Zile
  • quick tip: you can actually use virtual ram in windows and it works like a dream

    Q4 WRLDQ4 WRLDAcum 18 Zile
  • No way I thaught I was the only person in the universe that had that motherboard

    NONE1XNONE1XAcum 18 Zile
  • 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.

    StarStarAcum 18 Zile
  • 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.

    Carlo MauneroCarlo MauneroAcum 22 Zile
  • "Opportunistic buttholes" are the official term for scalpers now Me like.

    Jeff BastianJeff BastianAcum 22 Zile
  • Could you make a similar video on laptops?

    Victor ĀVictor ĀAcum 22 Zile
  • Will the $1,000 PC run e.g. GTA V at near max quality settings?

    ExopManExopManAcum 24 Zile
    • yes easily

      Derik HighcockDerik HighcockAcum 21 o Zi
  • Just built a gaming PC recent;y an i didn't get ripped off. Not sure how someone can get ripped off really Lol

    Eric SkylerEric SkylerAcum 24 Zile
  • 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).

    QuadeQuadeAcum 24 Zile
  • 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

    super kensuper kenAcum 25 Zile
  • Wait... why did the 1660 super only have one fan?

    Hellcat GamingHellcat GamingAcum 25 Zile
  • Dude, they’re literally the reason why there’s so little of them, along with Bitcoin miners

    Hellcat GamingHellcat GamingAcum 25 Zile
    • u mean youtubers are also a reason for gpu shortage?

  • I saw a 1660 for 1100 today. Might as well buy a pre-built if you want 30 series at this point

    Corona Virus RespecterCorona Virus RespecterAcum 25 Zile
  • 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 DriftDoktor DriftAcum 25 Zile
    • Price to performance blah blah blah blah I can't hear you over the sound of my i9 burning the house down

      Doktor DriftDoktor DriftAcum 25 Zile
  • 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!!!

    David SchultzDavid SchultzAcum 26 Zile
  • Where did this man get a 1650 super ive literally checked everywhere

    Speedd CarrotwSpeedd CarrotwAcum 26 Zile
  • I built a PC 8 months ago :)

    BillymanisepicBillymanisepicAcum 27 Zile
  • 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.

    TommyTarkovTommyTarkovAcum 27 Zile
  • I luckily got me a 3060ti strix oc in store

    robottrobottAcum 27 Zile
  • 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.

    Nathan GleavesNathan GleavesAcum 27 Zile
  • the title looks like a Honey advert

    BenTGIBenTGIAcum 27 Zile
  • 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.

    Albert EinsteinAlbert EinsteinAcum 28 Zile
  • Got the ryzen 5 but no card...

    The SenateThe SenateAcum 28 Zile
  • Linus will you please share some new operating system on the market.

    Blake HuffmanBlake HuffmanAcum 29 Zile
    • 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.

      Jose Javier FloresJose Javier FloresAcum 27 Zile
    • I've seen plenty of windows operating system

      Blake HuffmanBlake HuffmanAcum 29 Zile
    • Other than just windows and such.

      Blake HuffmanBlake HuffmanAcum 29 Zile
  • What's the cheapest build here that can run 1440p 60fps?

    Neil KerrayNeil KerrayAcum 29 Zile
    • Honestly it's the xbox series s

      Aditya BhattacharyaAditya BhattacharyaAcum 27 Zile
  • 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 )

    CMDR AsumotoCMDR AsumotoAcum 29 Zile
  • 400$ is a sweet spot since you can stick with the ryzen 5 3400G

    Rage QuitRage QuitAcum 29 Zile
    • Vega 11 gang

      Aditya BhattacharyaAditya BhattacharyaAcum 27 Zile
  • Here is my Linus tip...put a hollow point .45 to your temple, and pull the trigger. End our suffering

    Aaron LynnAaron LynnAcum 29 Zile
  • 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 :/

    ArticParadoxArticParadoxAcum 29 Zile
  • Canadas gpu and cpu pricing is fucking itself this year. Rx 570 are almost a 100$ more and the 3600 aswell.

    Black HoodedmanBlack HoodedmanAcum 29 Zile
  • AMD: We have the best processors on the market! Intel: We have stock!

    snak1tysnak1tyAcum lună
    • just got a ryzen 5 3600 off of newegg

      Derik HighcockDerik HighcockAcum 21 o Zi
  • why didn't you go for the ryzen 7 stock cooler in the $2000 budget

    Emmett RoseEmmett RoseAcum lună
  • 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

    EzGMysticEzGMysticAcum lună
    • check out nzxt.bld their prebuilts are pretty good

      Derik HighcockDerik HighcockAcum 21 o Zi
  • 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 tooi game i do research tooAcum lună
    • @Aditya Bhattacharya thanks

      i game i do research tooi game i do research tooAcum 27 Zile
    • @i game i do research too good luck building

      Aditya BhattacharyaAditya BhattacharyaAcum 27 Zile
    • @Aditya Bhattacharya i can wait till black friday 2021 also ill update the comment because i found some flaws

      i game i do research tooi game i do research tooAcum 27 Zile
    • 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

      Aditya BhattacharyaAditya BhattacharyaAcum 27 Zile
  • Even the picture of the items he said were in stock said out of stock lmao

    BabyJayBabyJayAcum lună
  • Pc noob here: Is it possible to game on 4k with the 2k machine? Or am i being to enthusiastic?

    Dzevad AlicDzevad AlicAcum lună
    • @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

      Aditya BhattacharyaAditya BhattacharyaAcum 27 Zile
    • 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

      Dzevad AlicDzevad AlicAcum 27 Zile
    • 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

      Aditya BhattacharyaAditya BhattacharyaAcum 27 Zile
  • 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

    ItsRealSLItsRealSLAcum lună
  • In my country a 300 dollar piece of tech usually goes for 500 dollars :(

    Ck 172Ck 172Acum lună
  • Unremarkable and gets the job done, must be talking about my guitar skills.

    Michael ComptonMichael ComptonAcum lună
  • Soooooo this can’t run cod wz?

    Reset FrxnkReset FrxnkAcum lună
  • 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!

    Dark King AstosDark King AstosAcum lună
  • If its a buyers guide, please put that as the title. The current title makes it unclear what the video is actually about.

    WahotsWahotsAcum lună
  • But can it all run TF2 at ultra

    ARuoppARuoppAcum lună
  • Intel is the winner cuz the have all the stock, and what if Intel is the one buying both AMD and NVIDIA stock's. . .

    Jorge L. Franco A.Jorge L. Franco A.Acum lună
  • 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

    Another Generic VideoAnother Generic VideoAcum lună
  • 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?

    YouTubeViewerYouTubeViewerAcum lună
  • Do you have these builds up on pcpartpicker?

    Carlos Ivan BalcacerCarlos Ivan BalcacerAcum lună
  • linus I love you

    birobiroAcum lună
  • 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.

    Lukas EssLukas EssAcum lună
  • can you include the price of windows next time

    Neil rodricksNeil rodricksAcum lună
  • Hopefully they make another one when supply returns to normal

    ZenoZenoAcum lună
  • Wanted a 3080 but was somehow able to get a 6800 at retail so I hopped on that...

    RJSantiRJSantiAcum lună
    • #blessed lol

      RJSantiRJSantiAcum lună
  • 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)

    Shannon RhoadsShannon RhoadsAcum lună
  • 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.... :/

    ChapmanValleyChapmanValleyAcum lună
  • Me 3060 for 1200 dollars

    Shady XDShady XDAcum lună
  • 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.

    WaterheadWaterheadAcum lună
  • $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.

    May GreeneMay GreeneAcum lună
  • i cant even afford the game lite option lol

    BROthereBROthereAcum lună
  • *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).

    MrGenoHydraMrGenoHydraAcum lună
  • 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

    hawkeyehawkeyeAcum lună
    • Yes

      HajdewHajdewAcum lună
  • TL;DR : We hyped AMD all year, so now only Intel options are left. Happy holiday shopping!

    Aritra MajumdarAritra MajumdarAcum lună
  • Wood stain!

    Khurshid JamalKhurshid JamalAcum lună
  • The video should be released earlier bc we have no time to get the stuff bc of demand

    BoxTurtleBoxTurtleAcum lună
  • Wow this helped me get ripped off

    zach has no lifezach has no lifeAcum lună
  • 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.

    BakedPotatoYTBakedPotatoYTAcum lună
  • What about between 1000 and 2000???? ANYONE PLEASEEE????

    Callum O'DonnellCallum O'DonnellAcum lună
  • I’m just happy with my 2080TI i bought at its release. See you guys at the 4080 launch

    gamebuster800gamebuster800Acum lună
  • I use the 1660 super rog strix and the card is crazy with the right cpu "cough" intel "cough"

    XxswatninjaXxswatninjaAcum lună
  • 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

    NarfwakNarfwakAcum lună

    woobywoobyAcum lună
  • 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_playzOmega_playzAcum lună
  • happy christmas and whoevers birthday is today merry birthday

    Omega_playzOmega_playzAcum lună
  • When will the video with you and electroboom release

    miley 69miley 69Acum lună
  • This video is just “We wished we could have used ______ but it’s out of stock.”

    Jpays GamerJpays GamerAcum lună
  • Instead of a 9600k, you could’ve gotten a 10400f and a b460 for a cheaper price...

    Jacob DunfordJacob DunfordAcum lună
    • I thought the same also u probably can upgrade to 11 gen later

      HajdewHajdewAcum lună
  • 9:47 , Linus without beard - not again pls :-D !

    GrowerManGrowerManAcum lună
  • The $500 costs $600 in India.

    ni6hant Gamingni6hant GamingAcum lună
    • Taxes :)

      HajdewHajdewAcum lună
  • Biggest clickbait of 2020😎😎😎😎

    Gaurav SinghGaurav SinghAcum lună
  • In my country, you gotta pay 200% tax lol

    Anubhab Augustin PalmaAnubhab Augustin PalmaAcum lună