We Built the CHEAPEST PC on Amazon!

Publisert 10. april. 2019
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Gamers on a budget can usually save money by finding good deals on Amazon - but what if you built the CHEAPEST PC you could find?
PARTS LIST (we're not recommending this...):
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8400
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Cooler: Rosewill 80mm Low Profile
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Motherboard: Acer Veriton M275 G41 mATX
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RAM: Samsung 2GB DDR3 1333MHz (DID NOT WORK)
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Graphics Card: AMD Radeon 5450 (mislabeled)
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Storage: WD 160GB Caviar Blue
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Power Supply: Insignia 520W
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Case: Rosewill SCM-01
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  • These kind of chaotic build videos are great. You never know what happens, or what crazy stuff LMG has in their seemingly infinite collection of semi-old pc components.

  • Flashback to my first job after college. Same pitfalls with third party hardware, in the DOS 1.0 to 3.0 era.

  • epic

  • Ten years in IT, twenty in tinkering and I've never actually run into a fundamental memory incompatibility caused by OEM modules vs an after market MB or vice versa. I've worked on hundreds of Dells and HPs at a minimum.

  • Jajajajja omg I love your facial expressions

  • dms 59?

  • 12:48 what game is that?

  • the fart sounds are fucking annoying

  • Riley yelling is my favorite genre of comedy

  • Новая рубрика "Собираем с Райли!"

  • Hahaha Anthony be like “What are those two fuckbags doin’?” 😂

  • I built my desktop with 20$, that's a motherboard with J3710, 8gb ram and 320Gb 7200rpm HDD from my laptop

  • Cheapest PC? Raspberry Pi 😬

  • Someone please reply quick Is it worth to buy a pc for 550$/5500kr (swedish currency) The pc have gtx 1060 6gb Intel core I5 8600 2,8ghz base clock and 4,0ghz turbo 16gb ram ddr4 256gb ssd 1 tb hdd

    • +Klich bought it lol

    • Yeah it is still good for atleast 60 fps in the high end games.

  • 1:00 Linus shows his extreme masculinity and something casually explodes in the background

  • Please never use that video filter again Linus!!! It hurt my eyes coming from one of your other videos to this one immediately after!

  • My PC cant even RUN rocket league, anthem, or DOTA.

  • that stereo aah 7:13

  • What's the point of just doing dumb things for fun? They could have made a perfectly good, modern PC with just a few bucks more and actually do a helpful guide. @OzTalksHW does this very well

  • Are you guys using any type of ESD safety equipment? Just curious

  • part2,please

  • You can find some pretty decent OEM (gateway/acer/lenovo/etc) Intel G43 Based boards (as well as various G45/P45/Q45 & Q43) for around $20 on the internet; that are perfect for doing a 771 to 775 mod on, using something like an 80W E5450.

  • aaaah, I enjoyed this one.

  • It feels good not having to "budget" for cheap shit. My desktop is a Liquid Cooled Core i9 extreme with a liquid cooled 2080Ti and 32GB of DDR4. 4TB SSD storage. Cost me around $5000. 34" gaming monitor. My 15" and 17" laptops both are Core i7, 32GB DDR4 and GTX 1080. Videos on my channel.

  • Is it an inside joke for Riley to be apart of the cheapest PCs because his introduction to ltt viewers was riley in a dumpster

  • This is amazing. I just noticed that the current intel onboard graphics is about 4 times faster than the graphics card they're using. Based on that you can just pair an i3-8100 with the onboard graphics and have a better gaming experience than what is possible with the 5450 and the crappy dual-core CPU they used.

  • Riley is the BEST!!!

  • Stills better than my 2015 compaq laptop

  • hey linus what kind of water bottle are you using ?

  • I guess the oem prebuilt systems give all the f*cks

  • I have g620 without Gpu and 2gb ddr3 ram. Is i5 3470 is good? Any second hand site?

  • Gotta love those DMS-59 connectors. I dealt with so many of them on the Optiplex 755s in our work fleet.

  • Hi Linus , budget pc good enough to emulate Xbox og, gamecube or ps2. Thanks

  • What the heck is that color grading ?

  • So we found a bloke who doesn't actually know how to build a PC who works at LTT, didn't expect that.

  • At least you didnt have to install gforce fx5500 drivers on debian9 linux

  • i subscribed for this kind of shit :D

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  • Chippah!!! Fawk yeah!!!


  • 10:23 my physics teacher suprise test reaction time student

  • loved this 1

  • We once had a PC in support that had that GPU.... By boss broke three cables trying to plug them into the "obviously not dvi"-port...

  • 10:22 LOL

  • The looks on Linus's face.. When they were talking about the video during the opening. Frames 1:23 thru 1:29... Had me rolling. I my girlfriend left the shower naked thinking something happened to me.

  • Gee, I wish I could get one of those Thermaltake A500 cases for my rig, but they are EXPENSIVE...

  • Feeling of comeback to school life?

  • i guess thats a do no reccomend

  • 10:21

  • James hates Riley IRL

  • i've seen that port and linus hasn't??????????????????????????? it goes to a special connecter that IS dvi which allows dual monitor support using only that one connector

  • You Are The best~!

  • What a douche bag cuck lord Linus is

  • 15:51 that awkward transition

  • Can we call that an official "RAM Raspberry", Linus?

  • Could you do a video on what can a Pentium III do running Windows 98SE in 2019?

  • "an actual pc or an actual piece of sh*t" I find your lack of banter disturbing.

  • it would be more of a challenge if you got the parts from Amazon.ca. The selection is far worse than US and the prices are higher.

  • I actually kind of like the humble HD5450. I bought mine for an HTPC I built in 2012 for $30 (Sapphire) and got a $15 rebate. That card died in 2016. Still, four years for a $15 card didn't hurt my feelings at all.

  • Next time how about "CHEAPEST PC with *standard* components" instead of parts meant for OEM prebuilt systems? EDIT: 11:22. Yeah *rolls eyes at Riley*

  • there is my pc

  • The "Not DVI" connector in 4:13 is old fashioned DMS-59.I know because I have a box full of break-out cables that end in 2x VGA or 2x DVI at work

    • Yes they explain this at 6:06

  • i use that core duo in my arcade emulator pc and its god awful trying to browse the internet

  • Wow, what a colours in this vid! Looks like it was shoot on cheap full frame Canon DSLR.

  • 14:11 that is not how one should go Out for a Rip


  • These old systems only worked using ram sticks with non high capacity ram chiplets, you needed DDR3 with chips on both sides thats how you knew it was low density. I am surprised you didnt ask your actual tech savvy guy Anthony over there

  • Linus "in short were fucked up"

  • Ok, but what if you were smart about it and didn't buy the cheapest of absolutely everything, but made a few small concessions for some actual performance? Like just a little more ram. Or using an old Xeon? I think you could do much better for like $20 more.

  • Pretty sure the mobo beeping was in the same key as the background music.

  • Me watches title, clicks on video thinking it's gonna be fun Me recognizes parts of his PC in the video Me jumps off second floor.

  • @4:10 That's a DMS-59 *

  • You didn'y "literally" go to Amazon, you WENT to amazon.com. Nothing literal about it. Stop saying "literally", you have no idea how to use the word.

  • E8400 LOL im running an E8500.

  • How does this company even get money

  • OEM built systems f**k you, no matter what.

  • Playing at 720p seems like it wasn't a good idea if the CPU was already running at 100% as that just puts more load on the CPU by pushing more frames at it that it might be able to handle. Technically I think it should of been ran at 1080 too IF the card supported it to see if performance was any better. (Specifically samish framerate but able to run GPU with higher graphic settings.) (I know many people are not going to get what I am saying but it's a known thing that when CPU bound, running at lower resolutions tends to make graphic card performance worse by pushing more frames than the CPU can keep up with. Higher resolution can mean less extra frames pushed on CPU, meaning more GPU utilization and less CPU related stuttering.)

  • or you can be like me.. build a system wait a year and win the Linus Tech Tips/Corsair giveaway for a Vengeance 5180. WOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • how can i see the fps in games

  • That BSoD at 3:27. Lose, not loose.

  • What ram did you actually use tho? I see you put DIDN'T WORK in the description...

  • 6:41 DDR2? Are you sure?

  • Still better than my AUD $1440 laptop.

  • This will never get 30 fps in dota 2 when teamfight begins ... I give it 15 fps in teamfights

  • 10:20 haha linus's reaction was the main trigger of pressing the like button already no matter that haha. Nice experiment and really enlightening too.

  • dont do the instagram filter thing. Its makes you guys look like amateurs, pretending to be professionals, who are trying to look like amateurs. See how this filter you used in the intro caused me to completely not care about the content.

  • 1:07 the fact that he says amazon.com instead of just amazon kind of triggers me

  • Speaking of horrible mistakes, not checking out our sponsor for todays video, Durex.

  • that IS DVI, but a Lenovo standard. have a couple in my junk pile. works just the same as DVI-D.

  • If the CPU has iGPU, putting in a dG:U makes the PC not the cheapest. :(

  • fаg

  • Talk about boring...and stupid

  • I would normally find people like Riley annoying. But for whatever reason, I just want to be his friend... and laugh at him.

  • I actually got a PC with that EXACT processor and board from my uncle. so I know that those two are definitely compatable. good video!

  • Also ddr3 you know rigth? WHAT 6:43

  • yall need an intro to a video like full house with the main staff

  • 0:24 Comedy Gold

  • my build started as a prebuilt, but then i started adding in expansion cards and more ram down the line

  • Haha, this video is awesome! I love trial and error

  • Morale of the story: Don't touch OEM Hardware with a 10 feet pole.