We Built the CHEAPEST PC on Amazon!

  • Published on Apr 10, 2019
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    Graphics Card: AMD Radeon 5450 (mislabeled)
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Comments • 4 608

  • Michael Hansen
    Michael Hansen 2 hours ago

    0:46 My 25 MHz 486 could trace rays in 1992! 'course, an 800x600 scene in 24 bit color took almost 18 hours in PovRay. I only realized afterward that an S3 924 with 1MB VRAM can only display 24 bit color at 640x480, so to see the results, I had to go over to a friend's, who's dad had a crazy-expensive Photoshop rig, IIRC, a Mac IIfx with a 68040 accelerator and a Radius (or maybe it was RasterOPS?) graphics board that cost about the price of a decent used car, at the time. Oh, and a big, beautiful NEC MultiSync 5FGe monitor, along with a smaller 4FGe attached to a second graphics card.

  • J Griff
    J Griff 2 hours ago

    Where is part 2?

  • luqmanr
    luqmanr 12 hours ago


  • Kenny Land
    Kenny Land 14 hours ago

    is it sad that that´s my pc config? :c

  • The Linux Tweaker
    The Linux Tweaker 19 hours ago

    I know I'm demented but it would be cool to see you put good parts in that cheap case lmao

  • Ivan Masaberg
    Ivan Masaberg Day ago +1

    My Core 2 Duo has been working great since it came out.What a beast

  • Linkys
    Linkys Day ago

    The 6350 is a rebrand of the 5450 that's why it shows up as a 5450 instead of 6350 I know that because that was the GPU I had for gaming for a long time until I overclocked it and bricked it completely and upgraded to a hd 8570
    Edit: the reason why the GPU was bricked is because when I overclocked it crashed because the voltage regulator could handle it and was really hot and got blown

  • Mihnea Lazăr
    Mihnea Lazăr Day ago +1

    14:42 That’s the Romanian flag 🇷🇴

  • BillyBobGames02
    BillyBobGames02 Day ago

    Hey atleast it doesn’t lagspike like my gtx 1060 max q and i7 8700k and 1 stick 8 gigs of ram

  • BillyBobGames02
    BillyBobGames02 Day ago

    I don’t even have dual channel ram 😞

  • Mr.Banana Apple
    Mr.Banana Apple Day ago

    i5 2500
    GTX 660
    8 GB RAM
    500GB Hard Drive
    How much FPS on medium settings Fortnite 1080p

  • ismail chammami
    ismail chammami Day ago

    We have those exact HDDs at school lmao

  • Limes
    Limes Day ago

    LGA 775 motherboards are very fussy when it comes to RAM

  • Alex Simon
    Alex Simon Day ago

    That rig it´s perfect to run some firewall os or a free nas os.

  • Soggy Potato
    Soggy Potato Day ago

    I feel like rylie has no idea what’s going on and just starts pulling out random things he’s heard everyone else say “what kind of motherboard is that?” “An r2-d2 i96 Radeon”

  • Soggy Potato
    Soggy Potato Day ago

    Alternative title: Linus gets f*cked by rylie and his friends unbelievably hard with no idea when it’ll end

  • N.P.C #357
    N.P.C #357 2 days ago

    It looks like mobile game graphics

  • Blaze Z
    Blaze Z 2 days ago

    These two together are pure gold

  • Janoy Cresva
    Janoy Cresva 2 days ago

    this is exactly why ive been wary of building my own PC. I've tried just upgrading my RAM and its always not compatible.

  • exBasist1
    exBasist1 2 days ago


  • Jonathan Medrano
    Jonathan Medrano 2 days ago

    This is some The Verge level of tomfoolery

  • HT Kevo
    HT Kevo 2 days ago

    Did you put the board on the esd bag ...

  • lewis _
    lewis _ 2 days ago +1

    Lmao linus in a gangbang with everyone fucking him 😂😂😂

  • lewis _
    lewis _ 2 days ago +2

    09:52 anyone thinking of Leo from lethal weapon?

  • FightingBros
    FightingBros 3 days ago


  • prodigalus
    prodigalus 3 days ago

    wow. this was made in _APRIL?_ and it's about _TECHNOLOGY?_ do you suppose you'll ever learn about _SOUND LEVELS???_

  • Anish Jahagirdar
    Anish Jahagirdar 3 days ago

    _* ye *_

  • RoboBlox TM
    RoboBlox TM 3 days ago

    Linus Shrek Tips

  • RedFox
    RedFox 3 days ago +1

    Still better than mine

  • Darius Beaumont
    Darius Beaumont 3 days ago

    challenge: find a video on youtube which doesnt feature this dickead linux guy

    • prodigalus
      prodigalus 3 days ago

      "dickead linux guy"? you are such a DUMB BIETCH. why would a loser like you even BE watching videos about technology??

  • heidinen
    heidinen 4 days ago

    Up to 12 hours of batterylife with high-end headphones? I've got 30h wireless, 25h with ambient noice cancellation and 15h with those two on together. These ones cost less than 100€. The one they were advertising must be crappy ones..

  • Isaac McKenzie
    Isaac McKenzie 4 days ago

    Stuff amazon, do wish plz

  • Google Allo And Duo Steam Game Discussion

    A truly heroes for pc bang/netcafe, hope it won't burn or on fire

  • Raymond Licon
    Raymond Licon 4 days ago

    DMS was my favorite rapper back in the day café.

  • JellyMan 200
    JellyMan 200 4 days ago +1

    I have the same keyboard

  • Jérémie Bernard
    Jérémie Bernard 4 days ago


  • 洛天依
    洛天依 4 days ago

    In China, it's CHEEP! In Huaqiangbei, we can get a 20$ PC. XDDDD

  • Michael Bryant
    Michael Bryant 5 days ago +1

    kEEPING it REAL!!! I love this video!!

  • CaptainCookie
    CaptainCookie 5 days ago +1

    @16:23 Riley know's what's up.

  • vikrant sharma
    vikrant sharma 5 days ago

    Nobody is fucking Nobody.
    Except your nonsense drama.

  • AirsickCashew
    AirsickCashew 5 days ago

    Riley needs to be in every video!

  • Patryk Gawroński
    Patryk Gawroński 5 days ago

    10:18 xD

  • Eric Liu
    Eric Liu 6 days ago

    This is actually a very interesting video. Making the impossible & hopeless parts into a functional PC.

  • LoST x Antrorse
    LoST x Antrorse 6 days ago

    I got an ad it was the infinity war trailer for forever 21

  • Andrew Fudge
    Andrew Fudge 6 days ago

    The video card is for early dual monitor support.. very similar to dvi

  • Joe M
    Joe M 6 days ago

    11:54 installing with 1 L lol

  • rorybz
    rorybz 6 days ago

    Rosewill? Jus yeet dat bitch inna trash.

  • Bob Sagget
    Bob Sagget 6 days ago

    Kind of curious Linus about your opinions on the older Q series quad cores from Intel. I have both a Q8200 and Q8600 that I've wanted more info on but since they're relics of the past. There's nothing really on them about using them in 2019

  • JohnnyM Gaming
    JohnnyM Gaming 6 days ago

    Wrong about HP memory. I used no less than 20 models of "HP" memory modules on non OEM Pc's.

  • Mike Crow
    Mike Crow 6 days ago +2

    Another great video as always! Keep it up, Linus.

  • Furios
    Furios 7 days ago

    Omg if i buy all these i can have a "homeless" pc

  • Giveaway
    Giveaway 7 days ago

    I do pc giveaways

  • linlgnelaiernlk
    linlgnelaiernlk 7 days ago

    This doofus in the glasses isn't even qualified to flip burgers.

  • tigergreene
    tigergreene 7 days ago

    Hey Linus, did you know you can also hire competent people? There are many. And well-prepared, too. I bet many would be delighted - nay, ecstatic - to work at LTT, and would actually do their jobs well.

  • The lonely Deku scrub
    The lonely Deku scrub 7 days ago +1

    This runs rocket league faster than my mac

  • Sammy Swanksmith
    Sammy Swanksmith 7 days ago

    00:54 First time I've actually laughed out loud at a LTT video in 5 years.

  • Ryus Lalonde
    Ryus Lalonde 7 days ago

    How have you never seen that my gtx 550 ti has 2 and my motherboard has 2!

  • BowlUndrFire
    BowlUndrFire 7 days ago

    @8:16 omg, I've been picking apart this exact same 'gaming PC' just the past day or two. I'm not convinced it's a gaming PC, my guess was something more business-grade. The Radeon card it's got is not very powerful and actually similar to the one you bought in this video (and has the same DMS-59 port that does in fact try to force running priority). For me it capped out at smooth performance somewhere around Elder Scrolls Oblivion. Probably, again, just business grade and designed to run the minimum of graphical applications for Facebook browsing or whatever. But I digress.
    I'm trying to build something workable with potentially some of those parts, wish me luck.

  • Nate Rosenfeld
    Nate Rosenfeld 7 days ago

    and i thought i had a bad pc

  • Sutter Cane
    Sutter Cane 7 days ago

    The only way this video could have been any better is if Anthony would have walked over and swiped everything into the floor.

  • Michael the real Larzen

    For cooling why not just connect your ac to your pc, It would be a much better soundless alternative.

  • sourabh tanwar
    sourabh tanwar 8 days ago

    What is that game name you play at first

  • Sev Black
    Sev Black 8 days ago

    We need more stuff that genuinely angers Linus to the point of ranting. It'd be nice if they were community supported to the point that they could stop with the ridiculous "bad" word censoring.

  • Jonah Santos
    Jonah Santos 8 days ago

    The first pc I built had a Soyo Dragon KT333 motherboard, Pentium 4 CPU, IDE cables connected to 80 GB 7200 RPM HDD and a Plexter CDRW drive, and a ATI Radeon 9000 GPU...Those locking pins on the IDE port are a bitch to loosen if you need to unplug the cable....so I dremeled them off....VERY CAREFULLY

  • Thomas Caswell
    Thomas Caswell 8 days ago

    ooof quake 3

  • Tye Keane
    Tye Keane 8 days ago

    Why even list the parts why

  • Mr. Orange Fluffers
    Mr. Orange Fluffers 8 days ago


  • RPGPlayZ
    RPGPlayZ 8 days ago

    This still runs better than my computer.

  • Mats Norway
    Mats Norway 8 days ago +1

    13:10 "It still is" ahhaha

  • OverClockPlaysRB
    OverClockPlaysRB 8 days ago

    DDR2 OR DDR3?!!

  • WiKiT Woo WoNKa
    WiKiT Woo WoNKa 8 days ago

    This video messes with my head its like 4K but 480p AAAAAH!!!
    Nevermind it caught up LOL

  • Ninja horta
    Ninja horta 8 days ago

    160 dollar pc

  • Logan Branchfield
    Logan Branchfield 8 days ago

    I would like to see you guys do a budget build like this with the new Ryzen apus with the lowered prices. 150 bucks for 4/8 plus gpu, you could probably make a compitent build for really cheap. Would love to see what such a build is capable of.

  • Alesio Proko
    Alesio Proko 8 days ago

    i was watiching this on a 5450 to see if it woluld beat my 10 yerar old rig, i pought 6450 , never heard that , maybe buy it, then as linus spits 5450 off his mouth, i go like WAT tha FK.... restart the pc , install drivers , i can get 45 fps on high on lol

  • Paul Stewart
    Paul Stewart 8 days ago

    Anyone else remember Riley was super hated when he first started doing videos on Linus's channel xD

  • hAk
    hAk 8 days ago

    the cheapest PC's are the ones people donate away in craigslist e.g pentium dual cores, c2d's etc.

  • Commander Rockwell
    Commander Rockwell 8 days ago

    sadly some people would be happy to have this machine , lots of poor folks

  • Kaiser Zephan
    Kaiser Zephan 9 days ago

    Just be thankful you didn't get a ear cleaning kit instead of a motherboard.

  • AF survival
    AF survival 9 days ago +1

    Ouh man
    I have that PC
    Proci: E8400 its only for $4USD
    MOTHERBOARD : G41 LGA 775 DDR 2 = $19USD
    RAM : 4GB (2X2GB) DDR 2 = $16USD
    Vga : 1GB 128bit HIS = $17USD
    HDD : 500GB WD BLUE =$19USD
    CASE + PSU = $20USD
    and its work until now
    And i use for playing game like L.O.L, DOTA 2, PUBG M (EMULATOR), CS : GO, AND OTHER!!!!

  • Spauzy
    Spauzy 9 days ago

    DO a giveaway pls

  • yah laf
    yah laf 9 days ago +1

    you can try a xeon e5450

  • christina haller
    christina haller 9 days ago

    It looks like it takes SCSI

  • Jacob Powers
    Jacob Powers 9 days ago +2

    i actually think this was my favorite video so far :D

  • Abdullah Bilik
    Abdullah Bilik 9 days ago

    i guess your İQ's subtract in videos you make together

  • Exploit Entertainment

    Professionals at work on a tech channel, that's nice!

  • Exploit Entertainment

    I wonder why you don't know what a DMS-59 connector is (only on 2nd try) .. I mean, this is a tech channel with mostly PC stuff on it lul

    • KrotowX
      KrotowX 7 days ago

      I didn't knew either and I kinda know something about PC connectors. Well, maybe heard about it, but it was long time ago.

  • RefractArt
    RefractArt 9 days ago

    that headset looks like absolute cheap plastic lmao.

  • Samir Andrade
    Samir Andrade 9 days ago +5

    Windows 10 on cheap PC,should have used a lightweight linux distribution

  • Mayukh Sen
    Mayukh Sen 9 days ago


    Actually I am kidding, this used to be my configuration a decade ago.

    • Mayukh Sen
      Mayukh Sen 7 days ago

      @BowlUndrFire you know what? I think a Xbox one X would be best for you. It's 370-380usd these days with a triple a game like battlefield 1 or division 2 or gr Wildlands ...
      If you are broke go with it.
      Believe it or not, right now, a Xbox one X delivers 60-70 percent of the visual performance at 30fps of a 2500-3000usd pc build. That's damn good value proposition.
      380usd will get you started with a game. Considering scarlette is still a year away, get it now. You can sell it later for 3-4 games once scarlette comes out.

    • Mayukh Sen
      Mayukh Sen 7 days ago

      @BowlUndrFire Just study hard and get a job. That's what I did and now I have a 3000usd build, a 5000usd gaming laptop, and a 2000usd 4k TV.
      If you wanna afford technological pleasures, you gotta get a job.
      10 years ago I was sad and dreaming about top end PCs. Now, I can afford all of it easily to say the least.
      Go for sports physiology degrees, become a good strength coach like me, that's the hottest business aspect these days.... Or do whatever you want, but do something.
      Maybe study computer engineering.... That's another way to go...
      The point is, earn your own cash. That's when things get easy.

    • BowlUndrFire
      BowlUndrFire 7 days ago +1

      My current PC is going busto and I'm really short on dough so I'm seriously considering a build like this, or at least taking a piece or two so I can troubleshoot my own PC more on which piece of hardware is actually the fault. Already tore a couple of very questionably old PCs apart in the effort, ran into a similar vein of incompatibility after incompatibility.
      So yeah gonna be going to Linus videos like this for reference a bit more.

  • Mr X
    Mr X 9 days ago

    Hey Hi! You know.. that Rosewill phone support for the Rosewill SCM-01... is based out of good folks from California. Please supprort good working folks in the U.S.A. regardless in regards to their parent company ownership. :-)

  • DadGamer
    DadGamer 10 days ago

    just buy 2nd hand bro

  • Mark Pickard033
    Mark Pickard033 10 days ago

    I hacked my gifcard free amazon $ blocked by Amazon account

  • virendra singh
    virendra singh 10 days ago +1

    I have a better one with 512mb RAM , core 2 duo processor and a 120 gb HDD wow at 3200 rpm. And I am able to run windows 95 . But the best thing is It takes 8 minutes to boot in Windows 95. So my pc is fastest . And I able to ply games of dos. My gaming pc.

  • Fleakee
    Fleakee 10 days ago +2

    I just wanna say Rocket League has more FPS on your 100$ build then my actual 600$ Nintendo Switch and that triggers me.

    • Atomous 437
      Atomous 437 8 days ago

      Your Nintendo switch is as small as a tablet how the fuck do you expect it to do as good as a PC?????

  • Cloud Strife
    Cloud Strife 10 days ago

    You guys are pretty funny

  • 2r3tard3d
    2r3tard3d 10 days ago +3

    I've rewatched this video at least a dozen time, because it's so fucking hilarious. xD

  • MX Death
    MX Death 10 days ago

    minute 9:40 gets real

  • ohl aidan
    ohl aidan 10 days ago +1

    sometimes i feel like this is what my school does

  • Elliot L
    Elliot L 10 days ago +1

    4:27 *”Hey guys this is Austin”*

  • Springem Springsbee
    Springem Springsbee 10 days ago

    This video is 👾at 0.5 speed.