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  • Published: 11 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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Comments • 4 733

  • Arnaud Meert
    Arnaud Meert  5 hours back

    Riley is great.

    • Speed Junkie
      Speed Junkie  9 hours back

      That moment when i recognized all those ancient parts, but always struggle to recognize the modern parts
      I feel so old

      • Tech Notice
        Tech Notice  12 hours back

        I love these videos ! :D:D:D

        • Enter The PC
          Enter The PC  21 hours back

          Does Riley actually know anything about PCs... or how to be pro talent on camera?

          • SVfighter1
            SVfighter1  1 days back

            😆

            • The Genius Saga
              The Genius Saga  1 days back

              Wii U the best

            • Bill Bollinger
              Bill Bollinger  1 days back

              There's a whole lot of getting f****** going on in this video

              • Kaktus 1414
                Kaktus 1414  2 days back

                You can have "gameing PC" for 25$ in Poland, it would be Core 2 Duo E4500 and Radeon HD 7470 1GB and 4GB of RAM and 80GB HDD. 2GB DDR2 RAM cost 2$ ! GPU only 11$

                • Paul Rone-Clarke
                  Paul Rone-Clarke  2 days back

                  Don't worry about the wasted $80. The video got almost 2.5 million views. I bet you've covered your costs and more here.

                  • Bogdan Duca
                    Bogdan Duca  2 days back

                    Hmmmm.....romanian flag on the rocket car.....who is romanian in there?:)))

                    • MaksimTechShow
                      MaksimTechShow  2 days back

                      The integrated graphics of my $300 laptop is better at being a gaming PC than this. :D

                      • zandiskoul
                        zandiskoul  2 days back

                        Painful but i made it through to the end. The best part was the adds with tempered glass.

                        • Shawn Burton
                          Shawn Burton  2 days back

                          My cheapest gaming PC has an AMD Phenom x4 9650 cpu with 4 gb ddr2 ram 1066 and a 180 gb intel SSD and an Nvidia GTX 285 graphics card. Pretty much high end gaming specs for 2008.

                          • Brian Zumwalde
                            Brian Zumwalde  2 days back

                            Next time have Riley build a 386

                            • John Milionis
                              John Milionis  3 days back

                              Actually bots in DotA 2 are more stressfull than normal games. you should expect a 15% ->25% more fps in a normal game.

                              • Odell Parker
                                Odell Parker  3 days back

                                I think it’s funny that the video is sponsored by a computer casing company and you chose to do the sponsored part directly after specifically recommending we do not buy name brand cases

                                • Sonnya Munich
                                  Sonnya Munich  3 days back

                                  Mine pc for real is better ... i have 320 gb of hdd ...

                                  • P51 Mustang
                                    P51 Mustang  3 days back

                                    Linus you should really fire that idiot.

                                    • Дмитрий Голик

                                      I bought used i3-2100/16gb/64gb for $111 and i3-4130/8gb/radeon5670 for $119. Also i bought xeon x3470 for $20 for my old 1156 system.


                                      On the other hand i bought brand new gt1030 for $79 only to find that it only works in pcie 2.0 4x mode in my system.

                                      • Stasio R
                                        Stasio R  3 days back

                                        $24 for the gpu, that's cute, in the uk you can get one for £1 at Cex

                                        • Stasio R
                                          Stasio R  3 days back

                                          A gpu not that particular one

                                      • TaskuTV
                                        TaskuTV  3 days back

                                        I haven't been buying since 2006, thanks to listening to people telling me not to buy yet. I've saved so much money!

                                        • TaskuTV
                                          TaskuTV  1 days back

                                          @Larry Townsend ok

                                        • Larry Townsend
                                          Larry Townsend  1 days back

                                          @TaskuTV what I meant was just to make sure the parts are compatible before buying them.
                                          Not just to buy the cheapest parts.

                                          For example they bought a server motherboard for a small case, that was a very easily avoidable mistake. RAM, CPU, & MBD specs are available to view on Amazon. I don't recommend buying used parts though that is an option.

                                          They can be bought separately or you can buy a pre-built systems

                                        • TaskuTV
                                          TaskuTV  1 days back

                                          @Larry Townsend where i live pc parts are expensive in estonia

                                        • Larry Townsend
                                          Larry Townsend  1 days back

                                          Buying computer parts is a lot easier when you know what you are buying and know what you are doing.

                                      • Rom3
                                        Rom3  4 days back

                                        oh Gosh the Fake Laugh 0:04 , ur not funny Linus

                                        • Kyle Witter
                                          Kyle Witter  4 days back

                                          Lol I have an Acer Veriton M670G desktop. Don’t see the word “Veriton” being thrown around very much anymore

                                          • Roberto Rodriguez
                                            Roberto Rodriguez  5 days back

                                            Did a list on amazon with cheapest as of now and came out to $311 USD tax included, all NEW parts with cpu, case, mobo, gpu, psu, memory, hdd:


                                            Raidmax Galaxy ATX Mid Tower PC Gaming Computer Case with Front Panel ARGB LED Mirror Effect


                                            MSI AMD FM2+ A68H DDR3 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Micro ATX Motherboard (A68HM-E33 V2)


                                            AMD AMD A6-7400K Dual-Core 3.5 GHz Socket FM2+ Desktop Processor Radeon R5 Series (AD740KYBJABOX)


                                            Crucial 4GB Single DDR3L 1600 MT/s (PC3L-12800) Unbuffered UDIMM Memory CT51264BD160B


                                            MSI AMD Radeon R72402364P 2GB DDR3 VGA/DVI/HDMI Low Profile PCI-Express Video Card


                                            Seagate BarraCuda 1TB Internal Hard Drive HDD – 3.5 Inch SATA 6 Gb/s 7200 RPM 64MB Cache for Computer Desktop PC – Frustration Free Packaging (ST1000DM010)

                                            • David Bauer
                                              David Bauer  6 days back

                                              Lol great vid

                                              • TBFY_ CLAN
                                                TBFY_ CLAN  6 days back

                                                Guys I have a problem with my PC and I hope the comment section can help
                                                I have an Intel core I7 7700
                                                Gtx 1060 Asus strix oc
                                                8gb ddr4 ram single stick 2400mhz
                                                128 GB SSD the tiny/fast one
                                                2tb hd
                                                450 watt powersupply
                                                It runs alot worse than the PC is supposed to
                                                What could be wrong?
                                                Edit
                                                I usually get around 40 ° temperature wise
                                                I have everything updated aswell

                                                • 7TM-Lively
                                                  7TM-Lively  5 days back

                                                  TBFY_ CLAN then I don’t know

                                                • TBFY_ CLAN
                                                  TBFY_ CLAN  5 days back

                                                  @7TM-Lively I checked and all my driver's are installed and my 1060 is being used

                                                • 7TM-Lively
                                                  7TM-Lively  5 days back

                                                  Psu is ok for gpu cpu looks fine is it a fps issue the maybe you integrated is bieng used instead of your dedicated gpu

                                                • baldur91x
                                                  baldur91x  5 days back

                                                  Check temperatures. Bad or old paste could make thermal throttling. 450 W psu doesnt look powerful

                                                • KEVIN 1986
                                                  KEVIN 1986  6 days back

                                                  Maybe the cpu is outdated or you havent updated windows

                                              • Ice_Wallow_Come
                                                Ice_Wallow_Come  6 days back

                                                7:02

                                                • Addi Korn
                                                  Addi Korn  6 days back

                                                  but does it run crysis

                                                  • LOHX Jeff
                                                    LOHX Jeff  6 days back

                                                    Yee at least do smth that is up to date that is cheap too

                                                    • Froobs McMackem
                                                      Froobs McMackem  7 days back

                                                      Chances are that the Dell motherboard wouldn't work with a normal ATX PSU anyway. I bought a Dell motherboard back in the day and had to re-wire a "normal" ATX PSU so that it would work. Dell were charging around $60 for one of theirs... The ATX PSU I bought was $10...

                                                      • Kerathen On hunt
                                                        Kerathen On hunt  7 days back

                                                        that i snot great indicator.....


                                                        BUT ITS ON!

                                                        • kira
                                                          kira  7 days back

                                                          What a lovely janky pc :D

                                                          • Joseph Manis
                                                            Joseph Manis  1 weeks back

                                                            "Hoping it works"
                                                            I've literally never built a pc that didn't work out the gate aside from rma's lol

                                                            • Liam Johnson
                                                              Liam Johnson  1 weeks back

                                                              does this pc run fortnite?

                                                              • SkorpyoTFC
                                                                SkorpyoTFC  1 weeks back

                                                                A valuable lesson, this video. Never cheap out.

                                                                • Mohammad Fuad
                                                                  Mohammad Fuad  1 weeks back

                                                                  i have to deal with 1 fps on the loading screen of pubg

                                                                  • Linux Jedi AKA Big Evil

                                                                    Originpc.com

                                                                    • Toxodos
                                                                      Toxodos  1 weeks back

                                                                      "speaking of horrible mistakes" *might* not be the best sponsor-segway

                                                                      • PC Core
                                                                        PC Core  1 weeks back

                                                                        don't laugh even i have a 2gb RAM laptop which is my one and only daily driver.I run after effect, Maya,premier pro...It probably takes 1 or 2 hours to render 720p 10 second long video in after effect.so i wait with patience

                                                                        • 155907
                                                                          155907  1 weeks back

                                                                          both em are high on something exotic in this ep n i like it.. :)

                                                                          • Direction and Magnitude

                                                                            13:47 Me booting up any (modern) game.

                                                                            • VGM offical
                                                                              VGM offical  1 weeks back

                                                                              i know its not the cheapest but an amd a8 and a r7770 or a 750ti would be a nice cheap build

                                                                              • wowwowweebs
                                                                                wowwowweebs  1 weeks back

                                                                                shorty

                                                                                • XSPL0DED YT
                                                                                  XSPL0DED YT  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Can u do oculus rift s on it?!?!?!

                                                                                  • .
                                                                                    .  1 weeks back

                                                                                    whats with the funky filter on this video

                                                                                    • Vibhor Kumar
                                                                                      Vibhor Kumar  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Even that Fucking motherboard has 4 ram slots how can it be the cheapest

                                                                                      • Ayan Javed
                                                                                        Ayan Javed  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Why aren't you recommending these things Linus?

                                                                                        • Sami Boss
                                                                                          Sami Boss  2 weeks back

                                                                                          Anyway it’s better than my pc