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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. Victor Lozowsky

    Victor Lozowsky

    Acum 5 minute

    17:45 yes, yes it is

  2. bsharpmajorscale


    Acum 6 minute

    That's funny, I swear I've heard Linus say YOLO at least once before. :P

  3. L S

    L S

    Acum 9 minute


  4. Jermm


    Acum 9 minute


  5. Зонт


    Acum 16 minute

    0 stars bad

  6. Dror Felman

    Dror Felman

    Acum 21 minut

    Why is everyone talking about how upset Linus was?! I was way more horrified and judgemental about all of this!

  7. Greg Hilton

    Greg Hilton

    Acum 29 minute

    The real scary part is, there's a lot of first timers out there who are doing it a lot worse than Sarah. So good on ya Sarah.

  8. Chrystal F

    Chrystal F

    Acum 34 minute

    Watching Linus freak out at every wiggle and shake is what I didn't know I needed today

  9. Tonio Tobal

    Tonio Tobal

    Acum 39 minute

    Nerve Wrecking.........

  10. Eleos


    Acum 41 minut

    everytime she wiggle the gpu my heart sunk.. like.. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  11. Alex Bui

    Alex Bui

    Acum 43 minute

    "Is it in???" "IT'S IN!!!" That's what she said.

  12. dbjungle


    Acum 44 minute

    It looks like she did way less research than I would recommend, but I'm impressed that she got everything going. A lot of people are intimidated by building, but as you can see it's completely doable. This is a good video!

  13. Nathan88


    Acum 44 minute

    you don't build your own pc without learn basics i basically watch hundreds of video about hardware and software before doing it by myself and everything go right for my first pc. This is the problem here.

  14. Matthew Stallings

    Matthew Stallings

    Acum 47 minute

    the graphics card was the worst thing ive seen.

  15. richardttu


    Acum oră

    Props to Sarah for being a trooper and persevering.

  16. Cirque-it


    Acum oră

    10:32 hahahahaha THAT> I know I've been watching this channell for 3 straight years and doing WAY to much research before building my first "Content creator/ Allround/ Gamer PC" and once all the parts where in... it took me 5 days to assemble!!!

  17. vishal persad

    vishal persad

    Acum oră

    10:43 Seriously...no one...... THATS WHAT SHE SAID!!!!!!!

  18. ScreenHax


    Acum oră

    My Samsung SSD died and killed my Windows 10 installation. I never had it backed up because I assumed that SSDs do not die as long as you leave a good amount of free space... It was 160gb and around 6 years old. Myself and my girlfriend have recently had a bunch of Samsung phones die. I believe that their products have became a heck of a lot more unreliable in the last 10 years or so (I have a Samsung plasma TV from over ten years ago that works just fine). Take it from me, DO NOT BUY SAMSUNG PRODUCTS!

  19. tanz


    Acum oră

    I got so mad at this video

  20. Logical


    Acum oră

    So that's where the shaking during sex is all about! Just checking if it's in.

  21. Red Snake

    Red Snake

    Acum oră

    Can we see next video from this series which Sarah going to react to the current video please ?

  22. woekie de rooij

    woekie de rooij

    Acum oră

    i have nightmares

  23. Acel art

    Acel art

    Acum oră

    wtf io shield hahaha

  24. Slog Nog

    Slog Nog

    Acum oră

    4:00 Regarding supply and demand: If there are more intel CPU’s available, it might be harder to get intel compatible motherboards. If there are fewer AMD CPU’s available, it might be easier to find AMD compatible motherboards. My advice, if you are working with a budget, only do your own build if you are a patient masochist and plan on specific future upgrades. For entry level, I think prebuilt or custom build is totally the way to go. If you are planning for the long term and upgrades, however, and if you do not mind taking the abuse over a long span of time (meaning a few months to a year to get everything you desire within your budget, which by that time you might be a generation behind in a few components) then you might be ready to do your first self build. At least, this is my experience. Edit: If you have no budget then the sky is the limit. If you work hourly and need to budget, then self build can be a very masochistic undertaking unless you get lucky and find the parts you need at just the right time. Regardless, for self build on a budget, patience is key; do not hesitate to return anything that has been shipped with subpar packing standards (best to get your money back early and wait yet again than regret not doing returns on questionable shipments later on when you’re putting everything together).

  25. MrDarales LLC

    MrDarales LLC

    Acum oră

    It's like watching a horror movie to me.

    • MrDarales LLC

      MrDarales LLC

      Acum oră

      This should be rated R

  26. rangeraa4


    Acum oră

    Well... that was frustrating!

  27. EdWaR_ BraKaM

    EdWaR_ BraKaM

    Acum oră

    did she know how much pc parts cost ? it hurt me...

  28. LeetHaxington


    Acum oră

    she should've done an april fools cut where she shakes the entire computer case after putting everything in, and a pre-swapped out graphics card falls out and shatters on the cement floor

  29. PleeperTheLemon


    Acum oră

    Next video idea: YOLO pc build

  30. DigThat32


    Acum oră

    Not bad for a noob. No reason she's supposed to just know all this already.

  31. Jennifer Taylor

    Jennifer Taylor

    Acum oră

    Building a high end 10 year future proof gaming rig for under $1000 is super easy. The hard part is trouble shooting when your computer works flawlessly for 10 months and then a Nvidia driver update comes out and your amazing cards running in SLI are now both bricked even after rolling back drivers. Then you buy a new card and it works almost as good as your 2 Old cards for about a year and then an Nvidia update comes out to fix some issues with the bullshit that was the Cyberpunk game...and now when playing other games like World of Warcraft you get constant flickering of effects. Changes settings and it fixes it for a week or two until Nvidia updates again Now while playing games if there is anything on the ground you need to dodge it flickers if you are constantly moving but non existent if you are standing still. My hatred for Nvidia's quality testing of their drivers knows no limit.

  32. InShortSight :3

    InShortSight :3

    Acum oră

    Linus: why is she so obsessed with wifi? Me after building my first PC: what do you mean it doesnt have internet?!

  33. Dr. Who

    Dr. Who

    Acum oră

    It boggles the mind as to how someone can be so informative. But then again I couldn’t tell you a single story of Hollywood gossip.

  34. Mark s

    Mark s

    Acum oră

    loved this i made faces with Linus along the way but iv seen Linus handle stuff way rougher. Found that funny haha

  35. LeWaffles


    Acum oră

    Cr1ng3 as fuck, nothing personal but AHHH XD

  36. Pamela


    Acum oră

    Building your own computer is like Lego meets Ikea. Eventually, everything does fit together.

  37. Negasuki


    Acum 2 ore

    The day Linus watches someone else handle hardware and feels what we've all felt for so long when watching Linus handling hardware. A day of justice has finally arrived.

  38. Ashmeed Mohammed

    Ashmeed Mohammed

    Acum 2 ore

    i was ok with her shake test of every thing except for her flopping the ssd and fondling the gpu.. i died each time.

  39. Giannis Lazaridis

    Giannis Lazaridis

    Acum 2 ore

    Pov Linus killed himself when the video was over

  40. Lorenzo Ciuti

    Lorenzo Ciuti

    Acum 2 ore

    she's so shiny



    Acum 2 ore

    The Linus cringe makes this :P

  42. Jason Howland

    Jason Howland

    Acum 2 ore

    I remember deciding to build a pc and it kinda went that way. I had no idea what I was doing. I did kinda understand what I was doing but not really

  43. The Chronicles

    The Chronicles

    Acum 2 ore

    The GPU like NOOO PLEASE STOP. How did it not snap Jesus christ

  44. About:blank


    Acum 2 ore

    20:50 I genuinely expected Phil Swift to enter the scene and fix the computer with Flex tape!

  45. Jeffrey


    Acum 2 ore

    i love this kind of format where they have non professiionals try themselves on these kinda tasks.

  46. Scott Moore

    Scott Moore

    Acum 2 ore

    It's just like me doing it... My gfx card feels to heavy for the motherboards

  47. Hamza Saeed

    Hamza Saeed

    Acum 2 ore

    19:07 20:38

  48. ANTARAX 11

    ANTARAX 11

    Acum 2 ore


  49. Cristaliana Ivor

    Cristaliana Ivor

    Acum 2 ore

    Also I am fucking proud of her for like just doing those things without knowing stuff. Like her endurance is admirable :) Most people would have probably chickened out. She only used one hint to build it too, that is impressive :)

  50. Paul Anomoly

    Paul Anomoly

    Acum 2 ore

    With a show of hands, how many people were YELLING AT THE SCREEN?

  51. Cristaliana Ivor

    Cristaliana Ivor

    Acum 2 ore

    yeah the 1600 super XD my friend suggested it to me because she bought it for 200 or so euro (even like 180 or 190€) and then I look on ebay and be like "uhm its 400-500€" and shes like WHAT THE ACTUAL F XD well the thing is: My gaming PC is 5 years old now and the graphcis card (gtx 770) is 7. and its doing weird things and I am like - what if it breaks? so I am looking for a cheapish okish replacement (I only have a - fifth? generation i5 so I dont need the best graphics card)... well but its just gotta do it for a longer while I guess? its kind of behaving itself so lets just wait out this crisis.... and when the prices calmed down again I will probably just get a new pc lol. PSU and Case will probably be resusable but uhm. If I get a new one I want to do VR so... I am putting that off :D

  52. DigitalImpostor


    Acum 3 ore

    "If you guys enjoyed this video..." Well, I wouldn't have put it like that...

  53. Jamie Zero

    Jamie Zero

    Acum 3 ore

    It only took me taking apart a computer for me to learn the components and build one myself back in the early 2000's. Born 1991.

  54. Daniel Kopeć

    Daniel Kopeć

    Acum 3 ore

    She is allergic to graphics cards

  55. R G

    R G

    Acum 3 ore

    I'd imagine that after this everyone in the office is going to have a very thoughrogh corse in pc building from linus.

  56. Arktierus


    Acum 3 ore

    I felt pain through this whole video.

  57. 0kazaki101


    Acum 3 ore

    "I don't know what I should be gentle with. So I'm going to be gentle with everything." -proceeds to yank on everything and flex the motherboard and rip a graphics card out of socket. Seems legit.

  58. hundredwordessay


    Acum 3 ore

    so this is how cyberpower prebuilts are made

  59. Manwitha Machinegun

    Manwitha Machinegun

    Acum 3 ore

    *scrolls past Crucial SSD for a cheaper price than the Samsung one* Me: Oh no....

  60. Ive Schulze

    Ive Schulze

    Acum 3 ore

    I felt every mimic🤣

  61. scottgardener


    Acum 3 ore

    To her credit, she walked in without familiarity with PC building, and ended up with a working PC. Two of her lifeline uses were essentially unnecessary, and the third was a matter of figuring out the OS install. Yes, she had some moments that might make experts cringe, but, complete novice makes working PC--that's worth something.

  62. Kevin French

    Kevin French

    Acum 3 ore

    My very first PC I made, I pulled the cooler off the cpu and it took the scup right out of the socket and I bent and broke a pin. Miraculously I was able to unbend the pins and place the broken pin in the right hole and the computer still worked. Learned my lesson

  63. Roor


    Acum 3 ore

    pcpartpicker helped me alot building my first computer

  64. Ainuo Yuan

    Ainuo Yuan

    Acum 3 ore

    I would sell my kidney for that gpu and she just GRABBED IT OUT

  65. eXodius OW

    eXodius OW

    Acum 3 ore

    Madison 😭

  66. Ilkanar


    Acum 3 ore

    i... i think i'll just quit the tab at 20:03 This poor, poor gpu just getting yanked everywhere My corona infection, i can feel it getting stronger Will my last day be seeing this gpu abuse? I cannot take it anymore It shloud have been censored

  67. Jonsin 1459

    Jonsin 1459

    Acum 3 ore

    Argh. I can't stand the vocal fry! Turn it off!

  68. Tai Truong

    Tai Truong

    Acum 4 ore

    Why does she look like John Travolta the actor LOL

  69. Christian Gallagher

    Christian Gallagher

    Acum 4 ore

    The stiff quit finallly avoid because staircase tellingly check pro a round xylophone. unaccountable, ossified friend

  70. benji


    Acum 4 ore


  71. Skilet40


    Acum 4 ore

    Honesly I love so much all entusiasm Sarah was doing it with :D Very cool continuation of those series))

  72. Sebastian Mann

    Sebastian Mann

    Acum 4 ore

    Was really a fun video, but somehow I wonder if at some point it became "unpopular" to learn about how to built a computer beforehand, by reading articles about it, or at some point reading the manuals while putting it together? When I built my first PC, I had no idea either. And guess what? Internet wasn't an all too common thing. So I had to read magazine after magazine to get a hang of it. But to be quiet fair, the common Idea that building a PC is much easier today is literally nonsense. Given, some things are due to all kinds of safety measures in place today, but the sheer amount of different components, form factors ect. is just overwhelming if you don't have any point to start. And when it comes to setting up motherboards (primarily gaming boards) it has really gone overboard, just by the sheer amount of research you have to invest to set it up correctly. And Windows isn't really helping there either. That OS has become so obnoxiously overloaded with settings and features, not to mention being in an "unfinished state" for the last 10 years, its almost shocking. Maybe you guys should really make a whole series of videos focusing on the main components of a PC, what they are doing and how to build, configure and install the PC afterwards. Like a beginners guide to PC building 101. (Although I'm pretty sure you guys have done some videos like that, at least in part before...)

  73. GTgaming3001


    Acum 4 ore

    yea those bitcoin miners are buying all the graphics cards!

  74. BUGZ


    Acum 4 ore

    Nzxt has a bld with a 3060ti with an i9-9900K for $1633 USD. I have a GTX1660ti with and i7-9700K, plus an extra asrock phantom 4 mobo with an i5-9400f already in it. Im thinking about buying the 3060ti prebuild and only keeping the CPU GPU AND PSU from the new rig, swap everything over and then ill be basically selling a prebuilt with a 1660ti an i7-9700K msi z390 a pro EVGA 750W psu, seagate barracuda only 250GB SSD, 16Gigs of ram (2x8) im thinking i can charge $1,000 for the 1660ti i7-9700K build and that’s a good price, and then ill charge $250 for the CPU MOBO combo i have, that’ll put me at $1,250 and a difference of $450ish to upgrade from a 1660ti to a 3060ti and a i7-9700K to a i9-9900K

  75. Tommy


    Acum 4 ore

    i got a prebuilt pc with i5-10400f 1660s 16gb ram 1tb ssd AND a 144hz samsung odyssey monitor WITH 2 year full warranty (even if you break it) FOR 900 EUROS

    • Tommy


      Acum 4 ore

      @Kyle S yh i mean people talk shit on prebuilt computer but if i tried to get this stuff as is on market i wouldve paid like 1500

    • Kyle S

      Kyle S

      Acum 4 ore

      thats not bad, walmart has one with a ryzen 5 3600,a 1650 s 16 gigs of ram but I think a 512 gb ssd for 500 US dollars but Im not sure how much that is in Euros.But its just the computer no monitor I dont think.

  76. Artur


    Acum 4 ore

    Over $850 for mobo + medium power GPU and you are able to wiggle, wiggle, wiggle it in slot. I think bad design is a problem, not the person assembling it. What are we paying for?

  77. Parmajomm


    Acum 4 ore

    This just makes me want to think, if she managed to somehow do it, I can 😂

  78. der.Schtefan


    Acum 4 ore

    Sarah has such a pleasant personality!

  79. Mine


    Acum 4 ore

    You are absolutely dead on about GPU prices, there is so much price gouging going on. I'm sure sales are down because people can't afford the cards. Me... Thought it as time to finally upgrade my desktop. It's a decent system, bit it's a few years old. I've been building and pc gaming for a very long time, but haven't paid attention to prices because I wasn't in the market to build or upgrade. I started off with doing my homework for and comparing graphics cards. Mainly because it's easily the most costly part of a custom pc. I was blown away within just a few minutes of my journey. I already had a desktop replacement laptop, that was handling some semi demanding games. So I realized after some reading and research, that buying an HP Omen laptop with a GeForce RTX 2060 would be the best route. And I was not wrong!!! The laptop handles everything I throw at it, and actually cools very well under heavy workloads. I'm still missing having a powerful desktop, but after realizing that the RTX 2060 itself is going for between $999.00 and $1200.00, I started looking into laptops. I spent almost $1700.00 for the Omen AFTER choosing upgrades. I literally paid about $600.00 for a very well equipped laptop and the rest was what would have been cost for a graphics card. Some of my friends gave me flack for buying a gaming laptop instead of building or upgrading my desktop. That was until they got a chance to play games like Red Dead 2 and Horizon Zero Dawn on my laptop. I have it paired with an ASUS monitor, and we won't talk about how much I soaked into that. I was at sort of an impasse for a bit, because I couldn't decide between HP or ASUS. I've always had very good luck with high end HP laptops, and the model of Omen I got had very good reviews with performance under heavy loads. The selling point though, was good reviews on the twin fan cooling setup. Yes... This is about building desktops and not laptops, and it pains me that I had to make a move to a laptop because of price gouging on GPU cards. I don't think the people charging these prices realize that if the prices were where they should be, they would make bank due to the amount of people who would buy cards at affordable prices. I really felt like I needed to leave this comment after seeing your $500 and change gaming pc build. I decided to look up the 1060 out of curiosity, and was blown away by what the current selling price is. First I thought about how you could build the rig when the cord alone is well over $200, but then realized that maybe you were able to get it before a price hike. On a side note... Nvidia did release a 1060 that was priced as a budget card and it worked great!!! They then released the same card for a high price, but it had a lot more memory. They then marketed the previously released card witch had much less memory, and people thought they buying the newer version at a very good price. The moral to the story? To the people who may not read everything... Read the full specs on what you're buying, because this shill happens even today. So many people pay attention to the model of GPU and don't read on to see it's memory and other specs that may differ. Maybe if every gamer would boycott graphics cards for even 90 days, prices would drop.

  80. Hein Beukes

    Hein Beukes

    Acum 4 ore

    I feel every emotion Linus does during this build lmao

  81. Alexander Hardy

    Alexander Hardy

    Acum 4 ore

    i feel like one skill to prove during the interview process at LMG should be assembling a computer on your own properly.

  82. Ora nge

    Ora nge

    Acum 4 ore

    Don't worry, it is pretty hard to mess this up completely, Hey, the verge's pc booted, sure yours can too

  83. Gonzalo Rolon

    Gonzalo Rolon

    Acum 4 ore

    This girl is PRETTY :)

  84. Tom Sparks

    Tom Sparks

    Acum 5 ore

    This is painful to watch.

  85. ForOdinAndAsgard


    Acum 5 ore

    This works at a computer company? I am astounded. My wife hates computers and knows more about how they are build.

  86. TIm J J T

    TIm J J T

    Acum 5 ore

    linus looks like he's in pain

  87. RKG Austin

    RKG Austin

    Acum 5 ore

    When she turned over the MBD and shook it to test CPU seating I got a pain across my chest and down my left arm.

  88. AlCap0le


    Acum 5 ore

    tbh. atleast she had fun^^

  89. Paavo Ylönen

    Paavo Ylönen

    Acum 5 ore

    I had similar kind of feelings about assembling a PC from bare components back in 2004.

  90. Barkela


    Acum 5 ore

    Linus is in shock watching her checking if the cpu is secure

  91. Anthony Hegedus

    Anthony Hegedus

    Acum 5 ore

    We still get our computers custom-built for our client - they’re all business clients and luckily graphics cards aren’t something we need to concern ourselves with. Yes, very few AMD processors are available in the UK with GPUs built in, so we tend to go for intel. Anyway we find it’s cheaper, simpler to maintain and we don’t have to deal with nonstandard parts from companies like dell. We don’t build them ourselves, we get our distro to build them. They’re very good and really good with returns (of which we have had precious few). We’ve had maybe 250 computers built for us over the past few years. The plus point is that we custom build to the customer’s requirements. We tend to deal with small businesses, and never have to supply more than a few at a time.

  92. Jonathan Rogers

    Jonathan Rogers

    Acum 5 ore

    Does anyone else think she looks like John Travolta’s daughter?

  93. dpilcher


    Acum 5 ore

    This gives me anxiety

  94. Chrono348


    Acum 5 ore

    This Video Showcases linus' Failure as a good PC boss. He should hold workshops for everyone that works for his company.

  95. SquishySquid


    Acum 5 ore

    why does that gpu have so much wobble D:

  96. Yhumi Camasis

    Yhumi Camasis

    Acum 5 ore

    watching her building PC its like Torturing me HAHAHA

  97. Valourian


    Acum 5 ore

    shake the board

  98. Nate River

    Nate River

    Acum 5 ore

    Oh god I have almost the exact same graphics card and seeing it be handled like that hurts my soul

  99. Johnny Nimble

    Johnny Nimble

    Acum 5 ore

    You always remember your first time. Y'did great, kitten. Better than that Québécois twitch halfwit.