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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  • Toni man

    Toni man

    5 мүнөт мурун

    How to violate a gpu tutorial

  • Simon Dowsett

    Simon Dowsett

    20 мүнөт мурун

    Well now Linus now knows what is viewers felt when he first started :-P

  • Ash Lee

    Ash Lee

    3 саат мурун

    This was cute and fun.

  • Joey torrez

    Joey torrez

    7 саат мурун

    She did an amazing job honestly for a first timer i would be stressed out of my mind of i had Linus watch over me, she had all me emotions throught the roof i was right there with you Linus however I do have one question though, did she use two or four screws for the case fans and why did she make it seem like building a PC was on her bucket list. Honestly though great video great job #LMG

  • jean-maurice Destraz

    jean-maurice Destraz

    10 саат мурун

    Is this a torture test for Linus?

  • ShroudedWolf51


    15 саат мурун

    Okay, I'm confused. Why did she, at no point, check the manual? There's a lot of very basic questions that she struggled with that would have easily been answered by taking a glance at that.

  • ShroudedWolf51


    15 саат мурун

    In all fairness, while it's not NVMe, the MX500 is a plenty respectable SATA SSD. And, in terms of gaming workloads, you're really not missing out on too much by not having NVMe.

  • Sarah Parrish

    Sarah Parrish

    15 саат мурун

    thank god i had this channel and several friends and family who could help and advise me when i built my computer

  • Catalyst


    18 саат мурун

    Props to her for giving it a go, mad respect!

  • Anonymous Daniel Duron

    Anonymous Daniel Duron

    Күн мурун

    Watching this, hurt my head.... after 5min, I'm moving on. I hope she gets it made. Ciao

  • Pedro Otero

    Pedro Otero

    Күн мурун

    "Building a PC can be fun in an anxious and stressful kind of way"
    Linus does not understand fun

  • America


    Күн мурун

    After the secret shopper vids I wanted to see her build a pc. After watching the horrors of this video I curse my naivete.

  • Christopher Herman

    Christopher Herman

    Күн мурун

    It's a bad idea if you weren't taught research skills and the art of how to buy things., and don't know *why* you want the components. Also, being poor helps in this particular process. I built my own desktop in 2015 for $300; over the years, upgrades have brought the cost to around $1000. All of its limitations now have to do with the motherboard. Everything starts with he motherboard. But because of my limited funds, I had no choice but to figure the most I could get for the least amount of money. I looked at forums. I read more than one review. I watched You Tube videos, including some from Linus Tech. I couldn't be like "oh, this site says this, that sounds nice, I guess I'll drop $200 on it".

  • Phibz FourZeroEight

    Phibz FourZeroEight

    Күн мурун

    The scariest part is trying to find a GPU for the build... unless you are Linus of course

  • Hank Nuss

    Hank Nuss

    Күн мурун

    Can u fire her pleaseeee

  • Lorenzo Scalici

    Lorenzo Scalici

    Күн мурун

    This is painful

  • ً


    Күн мурун

    It's fun to build a computer as long as it isn't your money at risk. Otherwise I'd start with a core 2 duo lol

  • Martin Vindis

    Martin Vindis

    Күн мурун

    Well Linus, now you know how we feel whenever you get near... well, anything really

  • Zym


    Күн мурун

    Linus getting the experience we get for once.

  • Glorius K

    Glorius K

    Күн мурун

    Building my own budget pc. Bought a Amazon warehouse 2nd hand motherboard for cheap is "like new" but only 30 day warranty wish me luck.

  • fruity_spirit


    Күн мурун

    As someone who has never built a pc, this has been much more informative than many other tutorials.
    There's something about learning what to look out for that sticks.
    Entertaining and informative. Perfect combo!

  • Israel Martinez

    Israel Martinez

    Күн мурун

    Legend has it that the duck tape merged with the SSD.

  • oneofthesixbillion


    Күн мурун

    You did great!! All that in 25 min. I've done it countless times and I feel as much anxiety. The way things change, there are always things that I'm not sure how they work. I spend a lot of time searching and watching videos.

  • Tehu Tehu

    Tehu Tehu

    2 күн мурун

    is it just me or does she look like a female version of John Travolta?

  • Ninjamigs 1

    Ninjamigs 1

    2 күн мурун

    Deff nailed it... I'm dying over here 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Gamer Riad

    Gamer Riad

    2 күн мурун

    No joke I had several mini heart attacks watching this

  • Jad Qandour

    Jad Qandour

    2 күн мурун

    this is soo stressful!

  • David Pérez Contreras

    David Pérez Contreras

    2 күн мурун

    YOLO = You only live once HAHAHAH

  • Michael DeByl

    Michael DeByl

    2 күн мурун

    lol Sarah's a riot!

  • Romsstar


    2 күн мурун

    If that's Sarah being gentle I don't wanna see her being rough with things. XD

  • Aura Taipei

    Aura Taipei

    2 күн мурун

    Alternative Title: Linus freaks out for 27.5 minutes.

  • Levi Dacanay

    Levi Dacanay

    2 күн мурун

    This gave me anxiety disorder

  • Loony Toon

    Loony Toon

    2 күн мурун

    she is kind and beautiful, but she is also very clumsy and helpless ❤

  • Scott Silver

    Scott Silver

    2 күн мурун

    That's it after 20 years of building PC's, from now on, I'm adding the flip upside down and shake!

  • 79saintsman


    2 күн мурун

    Her trying to install the graphics card is triggering Linus so much

  • Ace Storman

    Ace Storman

    2 күн мурун

    Jesus, I think Sarah just belongs in the bedroom!

  • Brundle Buggy

    Brundle Buggy

    2 күн мурун

    I love this girl

  • soccerguy2433


    2 күн мурун

    Does no one read any more? So many of her questions would be answered if she read the components' spec sheet and the manuals

  • soccerguy2433


    2 күн мурун

    Planet Eclipse makes great paintball markers even for woodsball.

  • boe dillard

    boe dillard

    2 күн мурун

    I despise people who respond with useless responses. I was expected someone to respond with something that had no more information than I got a similar PC for $1500. My most hated response is to a question like - is anyone else having an issue with ... (e.g. the newest patch for x) - and someone replies I'm not having a problem.

  • Tokek Cicak

    Tokek Cicak

    2 күн мурун

    not sarah fault, i blame people who pick at at the warehouse!!!

  • Chase Kimbrell

    Chase Kimbrell

    2 күн мурун

    Yeah, those were definitely March prices lol

  • Rapotagen's helfer

    Rapotagen's helfer

    3 күн мурун

    How did this turn on

  • onemadmuppet


    3 күн мурун


  • Ashley


    3 күн мурун

    15 mins in and she's scaring me...

  • l0nemonk100


    3 күн мурун

    This was the most cringe worthy video I have ever watched!! Linus please make horror movies. You are missing your calling

  • RealKekec


    3 күн мурун

    I just love Sarah shaking test :)

  • Fire Crand

    Fire Crand

    3 күн мурун

    20:34 The emotional rolercoaster XD

  • Peter Pan

    Peter Pan

    3 күн мурун

    When she suddenly said duck tape, I absolutely lost it😂😂😂

  • ScytheReaper


    3 күн мурун

    this video gave me allot of stress

  • L3nny 666

    L3nny 666

    3 күн мурун

    linus are you just doing this for the dramatics? because she is actually quite good at building a pc

  • ActiveByte


    3 күн мурун

    Any one else saw the thermal paste flake when she pulled the fan off?

  • Kryostance


    3 күн мурун

    She was fine. After a 1000 YouTube videos linus tech tips and etc. In 2017 i bought my first diy parts. Then broke off the AMD cpu plastic bracket. I was thinking back then its Linda like Intel where u have a plastic cover on the pins. I was so wrong. Now in 2021 i made about 2000 gaming PC-s at a company.
    I want to say everyone started somewhere. 🙂

  • Charles Fasano

    Charles Fasano

    3 күн мурун

    Try building one back in 1996 and still tell me that building one now is difficult.

  • Abdullah Sa'adeh

    Abdullah Sa'adeh

    3 күн мурун

    "I am going to be gentle with everything" Proceeds to shake and wobble everything aggressively!

  • Logan


    3 күн мурун

    Dam she’s cute

  • Salvador Gonzalez

    Salvador Gonzalez

    3 күн мурун

    Despite the clear lack of knowledge. That was a pretty good effort. Well done.

  • George Stephanis

    George Stephanis

    4 күн мурун

    He's lucky too, so he's the linus-saur?

  • Adam McAllister

    Adam McAllister

    4 күн мурун

    Do you know what? 10/10 job. To do it on video on a massive YouTube channel and to be so fun and natural while doing something clearly outside your comfort zone is tough and deserves credit.

  • Trim406


    4 күн мурун

    I closed the video and came back 5 minutes later after cringing on the floor (please stop shaking your GPU's)

  • Aurimas Labanauskas

    Aurimas Labanauskas

    4 күн мурун

    Longest 27 minutes 😭

  • Siddharth Singh

    Siddharth Singh

    4 күн мурун

    Her eyes are reallly blue

  • sushiburps


    4 күн мурун

    The biggest tragedy of all of this is everyone just resigned to paying triple for a graphics card right now. There’s a whole generation of kids who are being pushed out of PC gaming and will never return.

  • Kevin Barnard

    Kevin Barnard

    4 күн мурун

    RAM by color is about as useful as case lighting. Who cares if the box over on the other side of the desk, on the shelf, on the floor, whereever glows? I'm not looking at my case. Sorry, too focused on the know the visual output part of the build. visual=where your eyes are supposed to look.

  • Fermifire


    4 күн мурун

    13:54 😬my reaction

  • Manfred Kok

    Manfred Kok

    4 күн мурун

    She is better of whit a MEDION PC !!!!!!

  • Dani East

    Dani East

    4 күн мурун

    AWSOME GUIDE!!!! I can build a Performance Engine - BUT.... when it coms to Computers my level of skills is EXACTLY like the girl using logic. I mean seriously, its not funny how id be saying same thing as her in my head as building LOL

  • Sofía Gutiérrez

    Sofía Gutiérrez

    4 күн мурун

    This wasn't the video I was expecting, but I loved it! I feel that if she can do it, I can do it XD I considered hiring someone to do the assembly because I was so scared of breaking something (also the thermal paste, that looked like a scary step) but seeing how she wiggled everything and didn't break anything... I think I'll be okay

  • Ian Fielder

    Ian Fielder

    4 күн мурун

    better than most *cough verge cough* but anxiety is out the roof

  • Charles Dupee

    Charles Dupee

    4 күн мурун

    i am in physical pain please stop shaking things

  • Mark Richardson

    Mark Richardson

    4 күн мурун

    I always build my own but I've been doing it for 20 years, I don't envy anyone having to learn from scratch what's important and what's not. The thought of spending £200 on a motherboard HORRIFIES me.

  • teknogeek1300


    4 күн мурун

    I would love to see her over analyze ANY situation in the bedroom...

  • Zed var

    Zed var

    4 күн мурун

    For the computer lover/geek, this is amazingly frustrating to watch, especially the shaking and tugging.

  • digital subliminal messages

    digital subliminal messages

    4 күн мурун

    S R B
    I'll.keep giving help

  • Tachankas Tentacles

    Tachankas Tentacles

    5 күн мурун

    - It's in!
    - That's what she said!

  • Javad Bro

    Javad Bro

    5 күн мурун

    Is sarah John Travolta's daughter?! 😂

  • Ace II Hermit

    Ace II Hermit

    5 күн мурун

    Sarah is doing great:)

  • How2Code Group LTD.

    How2Code Group LTD.

    5 күн мурун

    I find it interesting how mostly wimen (but men as well sometimes, but still mostly wimen) look towards getting something beautful rather then getting something efficient and working...

  • Elías Emanuel Salinas Nuñez

    Elías Emanuel Salinas Nuñez

    5 күн мурун

    theres no shame going inteeel

  • Jonathan Sinnock

    Jonathan Sinnock

    5 күн мурун

    Linus is like Michael from the office screaming "no!"

  • J Niemelä

    J Niemelä

    5 күн мурун

    She nailed it! Good video :)

  • M R

    M R

    5 күн мурун

    You can put the IO-Shield in afterwards if you push hard enough
    i migth have done it that way the first time i build a PC
    and my cable management looked alsmost as scary as Sarah wiggling the GPU

  • Nathaniel Black

    Nathaniel Black

    5 күн мурун

    Sarah is exactly how I felt the first time I built my system with a Core-i5 and a GTX 760

  • Starwing0


    5 күн мурун

    Adorable and cringe at the same time 😂

  • Gregory Olenovich

    Gregory Olenovich

    5 күн мурун

    I love watching the master of throwing computer components cringe everytime she does anything whacky lol.

  • Svetoslav Zhechev

    Svetoslav Zhechev

    5 күн мурун

    just use r9 ....they r cheep n noone wants them cuz they r so power hungry
    or 1060 3gb...

  • Neil Siebenthal

    Neil Siebenthal

    5 күн мурун

    Who taught her that shaking and wiggling very fragile electronic components was a good idea? That person needs to never be allowed to teach anyone again...

  • GeekGirl


    5 күн мурун

    From the beginning I knew we were in trouble. I saw she still had the IO plate in the bag to the side and was putting the MotherBoard in. I never saw her screw it in but I really hope she did. In fact, I never saw her use any screws. The cooler mishap, the 6/8 pin connector to the 4/8 connection on the board *face palm*, not knowing how to install the SSD....when I built my first computer I looked like a pro compared to this. I need a drink after watching this.

  • REDsilk


    5 күн мурун

    Wifi is terrible anyway, just use a cable haha

  • JoJo ExE

    JoJo ExE

    5 күн мурун

    7:44 she asked why is a motherboard called a motherboard 😂

  • Timothy Ransby

    Timothy Ransby

    5 күн мурун

    this hurt me

  • Mjh Klop

    Mjh Klop

    5 күн мурун

    Sara TRAVOLTA?!

  • Leroy


    5 күн мурун

    Painful, relatable but satisfying to see her joy in the end.

  • Tan K. W. Clarence

    Tan K. W. Clarence

    5 күн мурун

    The last time I shooked the motherboard with the CPU just 'installed'. I dropped the CPU and bent the pins.

  • G4Tanas


    5 күн мурун

    Her wiggling the graphics card was making me uncontrollably sweat and shake.

  • sheik124


    5 күн мурун

    hay, don't shit on Samsung optical drives. My SM-352B was quieter and more reliable than all the LiteON and NEC/Sony/Optiarc drives I encountered at the time. It even outlived the Pioneer DVD burner that it was in the same build. It probably still effin works tbh.

  • GreezyAF


    5 күн мурун

    Really thinking about buying a pre built that comes with a 30 series just to get one at close to msrp. most pre builts offered now a days for a decent setup with a 30 series in it is the price of the 30 series its self (3rd party obviously )

  • xImBeaST12321x


    5 күн мурун

    But how did she still build the computer better than The Verge?

  • Marcio Neves

    Marcio Neves

    5 күн мурун

    Why not give her the manual, for at least a quick scan reading? 😅

  • Abdullah Al-Hdrami

    Abdullah Al-Hdrami

    5 күн мурун

    I was crying for half an hour while watching this video