Maybe Building Your Own PC is a BAD Idea

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PC Secret Shopper returns - with a twist. In this episode, Agent Sarah investigates the experience of building a computer herself with the help of PCPartPicker to determine whether it's better to buy a pre-built PC, or DIY.

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  1. Thaaz


    Acum 8 minute

    This is why the term "RTFM" exists. She did pretty well though, kudos!

  2. dawolop


    Acum oră

    shes so triggering

  3. RayneAngelus


    Acum 4 ore

    "Bigger number better" actually *does* apply sometimes... even if it doesn't actually mean anything...

  4. Lukas Colman

    Lukas Colman

    Acum 6 ore

    The GPU price hurts my soul :(

  5. PhoneTech313


    Acum 12 ore

    I was gonna say, she did a 10 times better build then the Stefans Verge Pc Build

  6. Archie Wensley

    Archie Wensley

    Acum 14 ore

    This is the video the serial killer plays whilst they try to break you😂

  7. Victor Hart

    Victor Hart

    Acum 15 ore

    Watching her struggle is literally the cutest thing ever. 😻🤦🤦🤦

    • AyLmaoMemes


      Acum 2 ore

      thats fucking weird man

  8. Roohollah Zeinalpoor

    Roohollah Zeinalpoor

    Acum 16 ore

    Thank you GOD, I don't remember last time I had so hard laugh... I send link to everyone

  9. Saman Adibfar

    Saman Adibfar

    Acum 17 ore

    That was stressful ... but awesome

  10. Boorboor


    Acum 18 ore


  11. Czar Vincent Rojoca

    Czar Vincent Rojoca

    Acum 19 ore

    make madison do this too

  12. Fuego


    Acum 22 ore

    I didnt know I own a small business, they should have told me

  13. johnny elkins

    johnny elkins

    Acum 23 ore

    Not even i would giggle the GPU like that especially considering the prices of them

  14. Your Mum

    Your Mum

    Acum o Zi

    this hurts my soul to watch.

  15. OrangeTurtle


    Acum o Zi

    my favorite part is madison's contribution: *Epigamerpogchamp* said: I think you should simply flush your money down the toilet and flex on the haters

  16. Kapapi Sensei

    Kapapi Sensei

    Acum o Zi

    I like how she’s working with these expensive parts and a majority of us wish we had them

  17. Richard Burns

    Richard Burns

    Acum o Zi

    I love her!

  18. Doom Yoda

    Doom Yoda

    Acum o Zi

    First of all - Get a SATA to USB adapter. Then, you don't need to attach it to the motherboard. I almost died of a heart attack like, 91.529 times before she even got the case fully complete

  19. T S

    T S

    Acum o Zi

    This would be me

  20. Daniru Wickramasinghe

    Daniru Wickramasinghe

    Acum 2 Zile


  21. Sam Run

    Sam Run

    Acum 2 Zile

    The nasty willow superficially weigh because swiss significantly breathe since a fuzzy fowl. bright, substantial file

  22. Keith Hyatt

    Keith Hyatt

    Acum 2 Zile

    I have the b460 m ds3h v2 . very similar board

  23. Keith Hyatt

    Keith Hyatt

    Acum 2 Zile

    Go on ebay and buy a used gtx 1080. better frame rates than 166o ti and a lot cheaper.

  24. 이주연


    Acum 2 Zile

    Did Sarah resign after this?

    • fumetsushinju


      Acum 16 ore

      I doubt it. She works full time in their marketing department (designing merch items) but she also is part of the Carpool Critics podcast which is owned by Linus' company.

  25. Lennoxx360


    Acum 2 Zile

    this video is killing me

  26. r s

    r s

    Acum 2 Zile

    I feel bad for her boyfriend if she has to shake him every time too " See if its in "

  27. Muhammad Rahadiansyah

    Muhammad Rahadiansyah

    Acum 2 Zile

    I ain't gonna lie my G, she's giving me this oddly hot and sensual vibe. Idk if this is finally the day i might simping on someone from LTT

  28. Joseph Lee

    Joseph Lee

    Acum 2 Zile


  29. Andy Shuai

    Andy Shuai

    Acum 2 Zile

    I built my first in grade 8 and got it done all thanks to all the livestreams that linus hosted on NCIX, go linus!



    Acum 3 Zile

    My soul died everytime she added a component to the case and she still got it running.

  31. Creative Space

    Creative Space

    Acum 3 Zile

    Omg I'm dying at Linus....Sarah wiggles graphic cards.....Linus ahhh please stoooop

  32. About47Pandas


    Acum 3 Zile

    Also when you build your own PC-- and something does go wrong-- you're all the more comfortable in cracking it open to trouble shoot.

  33. Jayson


    Acum 3 Zile

    19:06 yup...the gpu is done....

  34. Aurora_Smugg


    Acum 3 Zile

    Petition to have more of Sarah on the channel

  35. S.R.A Surapaneni

    S.R.A Surapaneni

    Acum 3 Zile

    20:24 GEEK RAGE.

  36. Darvin Baroi

    Darvin Baroi

    Acum 3 Zile

    19:07, this is equivalent to stabbing someone with a knife and just yanking it back out.

  37. GitGoodLol


    Acum 3 Zile

    The linus commentary wasn't even recorded the same day he helped in the build video

  38. Root Note-Evan

    Root Note-Evan

    Acum 3 Zile

    Haven't watched this yet, but I have a feeling it's gonna be painful AF

  39. Vale26


    Acum 3 Zile

    Me who watch so much videos of how to build pc, follow and write rules for new pc becasue im scared of messing smthing up, and her who doesnt give a fucccxc

  40. Kadon Simmons

    Kadon Simmons

    Acum 3 Zile

    She's right about the thermal paste, it doesn't belong there. That stuff becomes absolute concrete after use.

  41. spikegilfer1997


    Acum 3 Zile

    20:03 Freeze-Framed is this video in a microcosm.

  42. Houdini Fontmeister

    Houdini Fontmeister

    Acum 3 Zile

    Linus the man who drops everything cringing was enjoyable and therapeutic

  43. Wagner Felix

    Wagner Felix

    Acum 3 Zile

    This video gave me a a heart attack

  44. Haden J-Robbins

    Haden J-Robbins

    Acum 3 Zile

    Linus is annoying

  45. Adelin Panait

    Adelin Panait

    Acum 3 Zile

    Thanks, now I have more confidence in building my first pc

  46. Domi


    Acum 4 Zile

    Linus be like Hmmm motherboard Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

  47. Sub


    Acum 4 Zile

    Dude I got an Intel Core i7 10700 CPU with an RTX 3070 and 16gb ram for $1500 although it was prebuilt sooooo.

  48. Firestar


    Acum 4 Zile

    So far, I found building my own computer easier... you all think buying is prebuilt easier, that's because you guys didn't have to wrestle a ThinkStation P710 into working properly.

  49. J K

    J K

    Acum 4 Zile

    please make a video where sarah reacts to your reaction

  50. TJrocks96


    Acum 4 Zile

    10:08 is the exact advice I used to build my PC. In the end I walked away spending $1000 on a pc that would cost $1500 on today’s market. Thanks to a close friend I bought an ASUS 2060 GPU for $300 🥳 Literally, I bought an Intel i5 10600k for $180 and it was WAY more cost efficient than going AMD

  51. Norinia


    Acum 4 Zile

    Is there a reason she didn’t use any sort of liquid cooling? I was waiting to see how I should pick, but then the topic was completely skipped.

    • fumetsushinju


      Acum 16 ore

      Watercooling is a lot easier now compared to 2-3 years ago, but it's still intimidating for brand new PC builders. I built my first PC in early 2021, I did aircooling to make the build easier for myself. For my next PC build, I'll probably feel confident enough to try watercooling.

  52. cee kay

    cee kay

    Acum 4 Zile

    This. This is why PC building boutiques exist. Amazing work Sarah, you're no Linus but that doesn't mean you didn't teach us all some valuable lessons. 🤣❤👍

  53. Dave Fenton

    Dave Fenton

    Acum 4 Zile

    did you deliberately remove the manuals?

    • fumetsushinju


      Acum 16 ore

      All the PC parts is from the LTT warehouse, so it's very possible all the manuals were thrown away or recycled. I felt so bad for Sarah if she had no paper manuals to look at...

  54. Will Pascarella

    Will Pascarella

    Acum 4 Zile

    Lmao hahaha linus reactions are priceless 🤣

  55. Butch Gravity

    Butch Gravity

    Acum 4 Zile

    Thank god I have a brother too give me his old gpu especially when he gets a 3080

  56. Jay Pee

    Jay Pee

    Acum 4 Zile

    So we going to act like she really bought all that and Linus clearly said that was a MB they already used 😂

    • Norinia


      Acum 4 Zile

      They have pretty much every part in stock, they just wanted to be realistic about it.

  57. Jay Pee

    Jay Pee

    Acum 4 Zile

    I'm only here to see how she secures a GPU

  58. Jay Pee

    Jay Pee

    Acum 4 Zile

    Man she's 🔥

  59. aplikatota1231


    Acum 4 Zile

    that click on the video card it gave me a heart attack *dies*

  60. Farai Mutetwa

    Farai Mutetwa

    Acum 5 Zile

    Success is not the right word!!!!!! Boy did I have a great laugh!! Make more videos like this!!!!

  61. Cannon fodder micky

    Cannon fodder micky

    Acum 5 Zile

    Lol I just bought all my parts of amazon and I was lucky I knew what I needed😂

  62. David Kiann Castro

    David Kiann Castro

    Acum 5 Zile

    It hurts me every time she wiggles that gpu considering that it is pricey nowadays hahaha

  63. Setsuna


    Acum 5 Zile

    I couldn't finish the video.

  64. TeamWake-N-Bake


    Acum 5 Zile

    The hardest part is watching her laugh at everything because she knows there's no real consequences for messing anything up.

  65. Zombie Master

    Zombie Master

    Acum 5 Zile

    This was wholesome asf to watch.

  66. J K

    J K

    Acum 5 Zile

    "I feel as though I belong here" made me smile

  67. J K

    J K

    Acum 5 Zile

    That eyepatch wolf Dell video is a great example of when a pre-built goes wrong. Any DIY headaches are better, imo, than trying to deal with any big company customer support. But that's just me. This was wholesome af, really

  68. Brett Kuntze

    Brett Kuntze

    Acum 5 Zile

    Remind me of the star in Three is Company the gal who keep bumping doors on Ritter's head!

  69. Brett Kuntze

    Brett Kuntze

    Acum 5 Zile

    I not only build my PC I add a fan to my hard drive and another fan to the northbridge or those with passive heatsinks you know ? just to help the heatsinks cool better. you can add so many fans you want to.. I dont use the case side mesh slots ( you see all the times in every kind of case on the outside all sides !) for fans... they are useless and too far from the critical points of heat like heatsinks that matters! your harddrive need a fan to kiss blow it all the times.. 80mm fan will do. Save your "metal" straps you get all the times when yo ubuy cords.. those used to fold the cords in packages.. why toss them out if they are very long kind anduseful for suspending your fans over your hardrive .. there is plenty of places to twist the wire ends to hld the fans. I can show u the pics upon request.. I have the need for self importance! Oh, I almost forgot to tell you that I also put fan over the RAM bank to keep it cool as well! I am a fanboy the purest kind! They ought to offer fans that fit securely onthose heatsinks without the need to suspend them with wires like I use for myself.. it is a jerry rig mess inside the case.. it works like rock!

  70. Hoyyyyyy


    Acum 5 Zile

    this gives me confidence in building a pc

  71. John Sweevo

    John Sweevo

    Acum 5 Zile

    The Lassie done great, get Her back for more stuff Linus

  72. shaneduc


    Acum 5 Zile

    Wish we could see more of Sarah in you'll video's.

  73. Luke Belanger

    Luke Belanger

    Acum 5 Zile

    The stickers on the glass panel... aaaahhhhhhhHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  74. Kaka number1st

    Kaka number1st

    Acum 5 Zile

    Sooooo painful

  75. C Mikhail

    C Mikhail

    Acum 5 Zile

    Damn it powered on

  76. Garbimba1900


    Acum 6 Zile

    20:52 you know you are in Canada when the answer is duck tape :D

  77. tyzerro


    Acum 6 Zile

    haven't seen Sarah on any of the channels lately. her segments were always pretty fun.

  78. PraveenKumar Valavan

    PraveenKumar Valavan

    Acum 6 Zile

    Feels like watching a horror movie that’s properly made.

  79. John Preston

    John Preston

    Acum 6 Zile

    The verge guy, THE VERGE GUY. We need an incantation to bring him back to the world of mortals. I heard he will be the last boss in the next elder scroll. Where are you, verge genius, when the world needs you, WHERE!!!!!!!???

  80. Benjamin Schroeder

    Benjamin Schroeder

    Acum 6 Zile

    This was slightly painful to watch

  81. E


    Acum 6 Zile

    Rich company owner tortures an employee by forcing her to build a pc, but ends up torturing himself watching her

  82. Nekuia Ostergod

    Nekuia Ostergod

    Acum 6 Zile

    Okay. Hang on. Hold up. I don't care how old this video is. Was she not given the intrusion manual for the mother board? Or is she not allowed to use it? She seems way to blind on some of the more basic things, like the LED power. Which on the motherboard I used was actually fully unmarked, and I had to use to the manual to install it right. Edit; Sidenote. I kinda hate how she used her lifelines and didn't actually get help. Haha. Ever. Oh well.

    • Nekuia Ostergod

      Nekuia Ostergod

      Acum 15 ore

      @fumetsushinju only cost her 3 hearts. Because asking for help and not getting it should not have counted.

    • fumetsushinju


      Acum 16 ore

      All those PC parts are from the LTT warehouse, and the staff probably got rid of the manuals a long time because they already know how to build computers. Poor Sarah had a rough time if she didn't have any paper manuals... However, she did get good help when it was time to install the OS.

  83. Mr. F

    Mr. F

    Acum 6 Zile

    16:19 I felt linus pain

  84. It one Guy ok

    It one Guy ok

    Acum 6 Zile

    I feel like a idiot after watching this

  85. rola 3001

    rola 3001

    Acum 6 Zile

    whyyyy my eyes D:

  86. Z Shieh

    Z Shieh

    Acum 6 Zile

    There goes my confidence

  87. S Marcotte

    S Marcotte

    Acum 7 Zile

    Love Linus but his annoyance is 10% cringe

  88. Ricardo Pesenti

    Ricardo Pesenti

    Acum 7 Zile

    20:50 give her an engineering degree xD She knows about duct tape^^

  89. DarthSquid2


    Acum 7 Zile

    I watch Linus tech tips. I know how to put a PC together.

  90. {Pearl}


    Acum 7 Zile

    Damn I’m so annoyed by this...

  91. Sebas_759


    Acum 7 Zile

    My question is Why not Intel ? i5-11400 is a great cpu with igpu

    • untitled


      Acum 6 Zile

      Because intel is currently shit.

  92. GhostRanger P.

    GhostRanger P.

    Acum 8 Zile

    The problem with Linus is that he feels that there's one right way to do things ad far as installing components into a pc....but in reality there not....there's no right or wrong all my years as a computer technician there's no right way....even by looking and reading instructions.....much that he said in the video isn't really true and his view about the customer, is that he's right which he's wrong......

  93. JayzBeerz


    Acum 8 Zile

    she's a very pretty female

    • untitled


      Acum 6 Zile

      But her name though, hee hee.

  94. Ayman Rifzan

    Ayman Rifzan

    Acum 8 Zile

    Omg seeing her move the GPU up and down nearly gave me a heart attack😱

  95. NewEdgeYote


    Acum 8 Zile

    PC part picker is amazing.

  96. His Majesty, Ghost II

    His Majesty, Ghost II

    Acum 8 Zile

    When she wiggled the GPU, my soul left my body....but otherwise good vid. Idk if I can do any better on my first build.

  97. Richard Ford

    Richard Ford

    Acum 8 Zile

    Linus over here about to have a heart attack

  98. Dino Velvet

    Dino Velvet

    Acum 8 Zile

    shes so hot

  99. carcarki


    Acum 8 Zile

    I know nothing about building PCs and even so I was cringing throughout the video seeing how she handled the parts...