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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 • 4 747

  • Oskar Borowy
    Oskar Borowy  17 minutes back

    whats up with the saturation?

    • Aldrin Sangma
      Aldrin Sangma  2 hours back

      Well, Now you know that it's not easy to build cheap PC

      • MEh HaS A CuTE cAT
        MEh HaS A CuTE cAT  1 days back

        No I wanna try and make a 90$ PC just for fun...

        • bLAck SouL B
          bLAck SouL B  1 days back

          I have a Radeon 5040 and I game on it

          • johanne PH
            johanne PH  1 days back

            wahaha, i bought and build my own pc for 10$






            its a ADM btw

            • Mowgli-
              Mowgli-  1 days back

              That non dvi is dms 59

              • RAY NL
                RAY NL  1 days back

                Did you build it on Amazon? What does the title mean?

                • sn0wb0arder381
                  sn0wb0arder381  2 days back

                  Those DMS conectors were pretty common on AMD video cards back in the day. Most business desktops prior to 2010 only came with a single VGA or sometimes DVI coming off the motherboard's IO panel. You could order the desktops upgraded with video cards so people could multi-monitor it up. My first year or two working IT had me installing probably those same video cards on all the older Dells that didn't have multiple video outs. They were super cheap and did the job. Another tech at work the other day recovered one of these old desktops during our Win7 EOL sweep and referred to that connection as serial! At least you identified it as video!

                  • evilcanuck
                    evilcanuck  2 days back

                    shouldn't it have been .ca not .com

                    • Arnaud Meert
                      Arnaud Meert  2 days back

                      Riley is great.

                      • Speed Junkie
                        Speed Junkie  2 days 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  2 days back

                          I love these videos ! :D:D:D

                          • Enter The PC
                            Enter The PC  3 days back

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

                            • SVfighter1
                              SVfighter1  3 days back

                              😆

                              • The Genius Saga
                                The Genius Saga  3 days back

                                Wii U the best

                              • Bill Bollinger
                                Bill Bollinger  3 days back

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

                                • Kaktus 1414
                                  Kaktus 1414  3 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$

                                  • Kaktus 1414
                                    Kaktus 1414  1 days back

                                    @Mowgli- witam :)
                                    #Dobreprogramy

                                  • Mowgli-
                                    Mowgli-  1 days back

                                    Kaktus 1414 sie ma

                                • Paul Rone-Clarke
                                  Paul Rone-Clarke  3 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  3 days back

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

                                    • MaksimTechShow
                                      MaksimTechShow  3 days back

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

                                    • zandiskoul
                                      zandiskoul  4 days back

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

                                      • Shawn Burton
                                        Shawn Burton  4 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  4 days back

                                          Next time have Riley build a 386

                                          • John Milionis
                                            John Milionis  4 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  5 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  5 days back

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

                                                • P51 Mustang
                                                  P51 Mustang  5 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  5 days back

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

                                                      • Stasio R
                                                        Stasio R  5 days back

                                                        A gpu not that particular one

                                                    • TaskuTV
                                                      TaskuTV  5 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  3 days back

                                                        @Larry Townsend ok

                                                      • Larry Townsend
                                                        Larry Townsend  3 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  3 days back

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

                                                      • Larry Townsend
                                                        Larry Townsend  3 days back

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

                                                    • Rom3
                                                      Rom3  6 days back

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

                                                      • Kyle Witter
                                                        Kyle Witter  6 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                            Lol great vid

                                                            • TBFY_ CLAN
                                                              TBFY_ CLAN  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                                TBFY_ CLAN then I don’t know

                                                              • TBFY_ CLAN
                                                                TBFY_ CLAN  1 weeks back

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

                                                              • 7TM-Lively
                                                                7TM-Lively  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                              • KEVIN 1986
                                                                KEVIN 1986  1 weeks back

                                                                Maybe the cpu is outdated or you havent updated windows

                                                            • Ice_Wallow_Come
                                                              Ice_Wallow_Come  1 weeks back

                                                              7:02

                                                              • Addi Korn
                                                                Addi Korn  1 weeks back

                                                                but does it run crysis

                                                                • LOHX Jeff
                                                                  LOHX Jeff  1 weeks back

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

                                                                  • Froobs McMackem
                                                                    Froobs McMackem  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                                      that i snot great indicator.....


                                                                      BUT ITS ON!

                                                                      • kira
                                                                        kira  1 weeks 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