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  1. Misc Minions

    Misc MinionsDay ago

    My parts list for my build would give linus a stroke i think.

  2. 黄金の騎士

    黄金の騎士2 days ago


  3. Lasto1766

    Lasto17663 days ago

    Why do we want 2x16GB memory instead of 4x8GB ? is there a better alternative to the Asus TUF x570 Pro WIFI since i dont need WIFI at all?

  4. Nike Roshe V1

    Nike Roshe V15 days ago

    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

  5. Brick Army Productions

    Brick Army Productions6 days ago

    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.

  6. Bartok and His Friends' Bad Ideas

    Bartok and His Friends' Bad Ideas8 days ago

    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 GANG13 days ago

    Un he said ripsaw memory

  8. Jez Orren

    Jez Orren13 days ago

    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

  9. Novaa

    Novaa15 days ago

    Why does this teenager have a beard?

  10. AquaJet HQ

    AquaJet HQ15 days ago

    Please 300$ pc build guide

  11. GLN TV

    GLN TV17 days ago

    I'm getting weird flashbacks to the mining craze

  12. She said she was Lvl18

    She said she was Lvl1818 days ago

    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

  13. PlayzQ

    PlayzQ18 days ago

    Never go to dell They’ll scam u

  14. Xaver Bernard

    Xaver Bernard18 days ago

    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

  15. Da Fe

    Da Fe18 days ago

    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?

  16. bigrob

    bigrob19 days ago

    lol im building something like this now. just a little off or less money.

  17. Mark Geraghty

    Mark Geraghty19 days ago

    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?

  18. lars K

    lars K19 days ago

    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

  19. Glitchy24

    Glitchy2420 days ago

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

  20. F3udF1st

    F3udF1st20 days ago

    That 1650 Super was out of stock tho. And the 5600XT.

  21. Mr. Prog

    Mr. Prog21 day ago


  22. :3 SmileyShyguy

    :3 SmileyShyguy21 day ago

    But linus I'm in Canada...

  23. Bob Lee

    Bob Lee21 day ago

    3700x over a 9900k? Dunno about that

  24. Bob Lee

    Bob Lee13 days ago

    @Kamala Bhattacharjee lol way better upgrade path, behave. “Buy a slow chip so you can upgrade later”

  25. Kamala Bhattacharjee

    Kamala Bhattacharjee13 days ago

    U know right the 3700x is cheaper and has a way better upgradibility path

  26. Q4 WRLD

    Q4 WRLD22 days ago

    quick tip: you can actually use virtual ram in windows and it works like a dream

  27. NONE1X

    NONE1X22 days ago

    No way I thaught I was the only person in the universe that had that motherboard

  28. Star

    Star22 days ago

    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.

  29. Carlo Maunero

    Carlo Maunero25 days ago

    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.

  30. Jeff Bastian

    Jeff Bastian26 days ago

    "Opportunistic buttholes" are the official term for scalpers now Me like.

  31. Victor Ā

    Victor Ā26 days ago

    Could you make a similar video on laptops?

  32. ExopMan

    ExopMan28 days ago

    Will the $1,000 PC run e.g. GTA V at near max quality settings?

  33. Derik Highcock

    Derik Highcock25 days ago

    yes easily

  34. Eric Skyler

    Eric Skyler28 days ago

    Just built a gaming PC recent;y an i didn't get ripped off. Not sure how someone can get ripped off really Lol

  35. Quade

    Quade28 days ago

    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).

  36. super ken

    super ken29 days ago

    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

  37. Hellcat Gaming

    Hellcat Gaming29 days ago

    Wait... why did the 1660 super only have one fan?

  38. Hellcat Gaming

    Hellcat Gaming29 days ago

    Dude, they’re literally the reason why there’s so little of them, along with Bitcoin miners


    UNKNOWN USER18 days ago

    u mean youtubers are also a reason for gpu shortage?

  40. Corona Virus Respecter

    Corona Virus Respecter29 days ago

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

  41. Doktor Drift

    Doktor Drift29 days ago

    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...

  42. Doktor Drift

    Doktor Drift29 days ago

    Price to performance blah blah blah blah I can't hear you over the sound of my i9 burning the house down

  43. David Schultz

    David Schultz29 days ago

    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!!!

  44. Speedd Carrotw

    Speedd Carrotw29 days ago

    Where did this man get a 1650 super ive literally checked everywhere

  45. Billymanisepic

    BillymanisepicMonth ago

    I built a PC 8 months ago :)

  46. TommyTarkov

    TommyTarkovMonth ago

    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.

  47. robott

    robottMonth ago

    I luckily got me a 3060ti strix oc in store

  48. Nathan Gleaves

    Nathan GleavesMonth ago

    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.

  49. BenTGI

    BenTGIMonth ago

    the title looks like a Honey advert

  50. Albert Einstein

    Albert EinsteinMonth ago

    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.

  51. The Senate

    The SenateMonth ago

    Got the ryzen 5 but no card...

  52. Blake Huffman

    Blake HuffmanMonth ago

    Linus will you please share some new operating system on the market.

  53. Jose Javier Flores

    Jose Javier FloresMonth ago

    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.

  54. Blake Huffman

    Blake HuffmanMonth ago

    I've seen plenty of windows operating system

  55. Blake Huffman

    Blake HuffmanMonth ago

    Other than just windows and such.

  56. Neil Kerray

    Neil KerrayMonth ago

    What's the cheapest build here that can run 1440p 60fps?

  57. Aditya Bhattacharya

    Aditya BhattacharyaMonth ago

    Honestly it's the xbox series s

  58. CMDR Asumoto

    CMDR AsumotoMonth ago

    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 )

  59. Rage Quit

    Rage QuitMonth ago

    400$ is a sweet spot since you can stick with the ryzen 5 3400G

  60. Aditya Bhattacharya

    Aditya BhattacharyaMonth ago

    Vega 11 gang

  61. Aaron Lynn

    Aaron LynnMonth ago

    Here is my Linus tip...put a hollow point .45 to your temple, and pull the trigger. End our suffering

  62. ArticParadox

    ArticParadoxMonth ago

    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 :/

  63. Black Hoodedman

    Black HoodedmanMonth ago

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

  64. snak1ty

    snak1tyMonth ago

    AMD: We have the best processors on the market! Intel: We have stock!

  65. Derik Highcock

    Derik Highcock25 days ago

    just got a ryzen 5 3600 off of newegg

  66. Emmett Rose

    Emmett RoseMonth ago

    why didn't you go for the ryzen 7 stock cooler in the $2000 budget

  67. EzGMystic

    EzGMysticMonth ago

    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

  68. Derik Highcock

    Derik Highcock25 days ago

    check out nzxt.bld their prebuilts are pretty good

  69. i game i do research too

    i game i do research tooMonth ago

    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)

  70. i game i do research too

    i game i do research tooMonth ago

    @Aditya Bhattacharya thanks

  71. Aditya Bhattacharya

    Aditya BhattacharyaMonth ago

    @i game i do research too good luck building

  72. i game i do research too

    i game i do research tooMonth ago

    @Aditya Bhattacharya i can wait till black friday 2021 also ill update the comment because i found some flaws

  73. Aditya Bhattacharya

    Aditya BhattacharyaMonth ago

    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

  74. BabyJay

    BabyJayMonth ago

    Even the picture of the items he said were in stock said out of stock lmao

  75. Dzevad Alic

    Dzevad AlicMonth ago

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

  76. Aditya Bhattacharya

    Aditya BhattacharyaMonth ago

    @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

  77. Dzevad Alic

    Dzevad AlicMonth ago

    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

  78. Aditya Bhattacharya

    Aditya BhattacharyaMonth ago

    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

  79. ItsRealSL

    ItsRealSLMonth ago

    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

  80. Ck 172

    Ck 172Month ago

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

  81. Michael Compton

    Michael ComptonMonth ago

    Unremarkable and gets the job done, must be talking about my guitar skills.

  82. Reset Frxnk

    Reset FrxnkMonth ago

    Soooooo this can’t run cod wz?

  83. Dark King Astos

    Dark King AstosMonth ago

    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!

  84. Wahots

    WahotsMonth ago

    If its a buyers guide, please put that as the title. The current title makes it unclear what the video is actually about.

  85. ARuopp

    ARuoppMonth ago

    But can it all run TF2 at ultra

  86. Jorge L. Franco A.

    Jorge L. Franco A.Month ago

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

  87. Another Generic Video

    Another Generic VideoMonth ago

    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

  88. YouTubeViewer

    YouTubeViewerMonth ago

    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?

  89. Carlos Ivan Balcacer

    Carlos Ivan BalcacerMonth ago

    Do you have these builds up on pcpartpicker?

  90. biro

    biroMonth ago

    linus I love you

  91. Lukas Ess

    Lukas EssMonth ago

    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.

  92. Neil rodricks

    Neil rodricksMonth ago

    can you include the price of windows next time

  93. Zeno

    ZenoMonth ago

    Hopefully they make another one when supply returns to normal

  94. RJSanti

    RJSantiMonth ago

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

  95. RJSanti

    RJSantiMonth ago

    #blessed lol

  96. Shannon Rhoads

    Shannon RhoadsMonth ago

    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)

  97. ChapmanValley

    ChapmanValleyMonth ago

    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.... :/

  98. Shady XD

    Shady XDMonth ago

    Me 3060 for 1200 dollars

  99. Waterhead

    WaterheadMonth ago

    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.

  100. May Greene

    May GreeneMonth ago

    $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.

  101. BROthere

    BROthereMonth ago

    i cant even afford the game lite option lol

  102. MrGenoHydra

    MrGenoHydraMonth ago

    *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).

  103. bigbeardsniper

    bigbeardsniperMonth ago

    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

  104. Hajdew

    HajdewMonth ago


  105. Aritra Majumdar

    Aritra MajumdarMonth ago

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

  106. Khurshid Jamal

    Khurshid JamalMonth ago

    Wood stain!

  107. BoxTurtle

    BoxTurtleMonth ago

    The video should be released earlier bc we have no time to get the stuff bc of demand

  108. zach has no life

    zach has no lifeMonth ago

    Wow this helped me get ripped off

  109. BakedPotatoYT

    BakedPotatoYTMonth ago

    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.

  110. Callum O'Donnell

    Callum O'DonnellMonth ago

    What about between 1000 and 2000???? ANYONE PLEASEEE????

  111. gamebuster800

    gamebuster800Month ago

    I’m just happy with my 2080TI i bought at its release. See you guys at the 4080 launch

  112. Xxswatninja

    XxswatninjaMonth ago

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

  113. Narfwak

    NarfwakMonth ago

    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

  114. wooby

    woobyMonth ago


  115. Omega_playz

    Omega_playzMonth ago

    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

  116. Omega_playz

    Omega_playzMonth ago

    happy christmas and whoevers birthday is today merry birthday

  117. miley 69

    miley 69Month ago

    When will the video with you and electroboom release

  118. Jpays Gamer

    Jpays GamerMonth ago

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

  119. Jacob Dunford

    Jacob DunfordMonth ago

    Instead of a 9600k, you could’ve gotten a 10400f and a b460 for a cheaper price...

  120. Hajdew

    HajdewMonth ago

    I thought the same also u probably can upgrade to 11 gen later

  121. GrowerMan

    GrowerManMonth ago

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

  122. ni6hant Gaming

    ni6hant GamingMonth ago

    The $500 costs $600 in India.

  123. Hajdew

    HajdewMonth ago

    Taxes :)