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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  • linus please don't let her build again it was to painful to see :'(

    Mike De WaalMike De Waal2 tuntia sitten
  • Linus cringing about someone else mishandling parts, like mate have you watched ur own vids :P

    TaylorTaylor3 tuntia sitten
  • Well done! But I think it's clear that with more help she'd gotten better parts, like NVMe storage. She was also close to having a couple of expensive accidents. This was luckily a happy ending, but an inexperienced builder could really benefit from consulting the manuals more.

    RothronRothron4 tuntia sitten
  • Lots more of Sarah please!

    Roger BarraudRoger Barraud5 tuntia sitten
  • 20-yo now: Has all the world's knowledge at their fingertips. Guesses at critical stuff. :-/

    Roger BarraudRoger Barraud6 tuntia sitten
  • 19:16 he had a seizure for a second

    Danny B.T.GDanny B.T.G10 tuntia sitten
  • Seeing her shake everything was like hearing nails on a chalkboard but worse.

    Kombat ChiefKombat Chief14 tuntia sitten
  • I’m gonna start shaking everything I build from now on, looks like a good technique 😂

    only1muppetonly1muppet15 tuntia sitten
  • This hurts my soul.

    Anti zeroAnti zero16 tuntia sitten
  • I have loved building PCs since I began doing it in the early 90s. Why? Because of having access to the parts but then after that, nobody (especially men) could take them from me or take that opportunity from me when I built one. Yes, I started with a mentor but during all of the years thereafter, I made sure to do it alone so no one could take over while I did it. I loved rebuilding it this past March as well. I didn't have a new video card this time but it works great with a new motherboard, CPU, and RAM while the older video card works just fine. No matter how anyone ever judges against me, I remain very happy to have learned all that I know, with more to come, about hardware, software, network, plus any other technologies, since the mid-1980s. The journey of learning is the most exciting one of all in life. Have fun.

    skybitscomskybitscom17 tuntia sitten
  • she is cute !

    Célio de SouzaCélio de Souza17 tuntia sitten
  • There's no way she could have known a lot of this stuff without research. I read up on things for a month before building. Hats off to Sarah Getting a successful post.

    Donald EckertDonald Eckert18 tuntia sitten
  • oh like a bad dream just can't wake up at the VGA scene ahhH :D:D

    ZENiTHZENiTH19 tuntia sitten
  • I built my first PC when I was 11 years old. You can and should build your own PC, if you do just a small bit of research, search up a guide, and don't be an idiot then it is extraordinarily easy.

    MaddoxMaddoxPäivä sitten
  • Could she be more adorable??

    Jorgey88Jorgey88Päivä sitten
  • I was just wondering: Is the GTX 1050Ti still a good Graphics Card?

    JonasJonasPäivä sitten
  • Change the title to how to trigger a Linus/A PC Builder

    Matt Gabriel BanuaMatt Gabriel BanuaPäivä sitten
  • too painful to watch.

    Nikita Del RosarioNikita Del RosarioPäivä sitten
  • i adore how she used two lifelines without actually using them

    Victor GnoatoVictor GnoatoPäivä sitten
  • This hurts

    Fluffy_ray 913Fluffy_ray 9132 päivää sitten
  • wait whatttt 1660 is 700 bucks omg what happened to the world around us

    Hector RosilloHector Rosillo2 päivää sitten
  • Tbh if I had a Sarah building my pc I’d probably cry

    EagerRain 66EagerRain 662 päivää sitten
  • Say I am gonna be gentle with everything and shake the motherboard couple minutes later.. Legend..

    prithivi rathinamprithivi rathinam2 päivää sitten
  • This is so satisfying for my nerd ego.. lol

    prithivi rathinamprithivi rathinam2 päivää sitten
  • The thing that actually killed me was the use of scissors on gaffer tape.

    Pope of DediPope of Dedi2 päivää sitten
  • I've watched you do some really dumb shit.

    rd400drd400d2 päivää sitten
  • i feel his tension

    Bubbly ClipsBubbly Clips2 päivää sitten
  • Motherboard and case manufacturers really need to come up with a standardized front panel i/o connector (similar to USB headers). All the little fiddly wires are archaic.

    PongoXBongoPongoXBongo2 päivää sitten
  • "And we're shopping for RAM by color" Oh no

    Cameron SmithCameron Smith2 päivää sitten
  • I loved that conclusion because yes anyone's first pc build is going to be difficult unless you know someone because it is a skill you have to develop. SInce I didn't know any builders my first build was a train wreck looking back but now that I have been through several builds its one of the most rewarding things when you finally look at a final project and get a good benchmark score and know that you had a hand in that. That's why I love it when someone asks me to help them build a pc.

    Kyle NelsonKyle Nelson2 päivää sitten
  • YES.

    iSiniSin2 päivää sitten
  • How to violate a gpu tutorial

    Toni manToni man2 päivää sitten
  • Well now Linus now knows what is viewers felt when he first started :-P

    Simon DowsettSimon Dowsett2 päivää sitten
  • This was cute and fun.

    Ash LeeAsh Lee2 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Joey torrezJoey torrez3 päivää sitten
  • Is this a torture test for Linus?

    jean-maurice Destrazjean-maurice Destraz3 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    ShroudedWolf51ShroudedWolf513 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    ShroudedWolf51ShroudedWolf513 päivää sitten
  • thank god i had this channel and several friends and family who could help and advise me when i built my computer

    Sarah ParrishSarah Parrish3 päivää sitten
  • Props to her for giving it a go, mad respect!

    CatalystCatalyst3 päivää sitten
  • Watching this, hurt my head.... after 5min, I'm moving on. I hope she gets it made. Ciao

    Anonymous Daniel DuronAnonymous Daniel Duron3 päivää sitten
  • "Building a PC can be fun in an anxious and stressful kind of way" Linus does not understand fun

    Pedro OteroPedro Otero3 päivää sitten
  • After the secret shopper vids I wanted to see her build a pc. After watching the horrors of this video I curse my naivete.

    AmericaAmerica3 päivää sitten
  • 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".

    Christopher HermanChristopher Herman4 päivää sitten
  • The scariest part is trying to find a GPU for the build... unless you are Linus of course

    Phibz FourZeroEightPhibz FourZeroEight4 päivää sitten
  • Can u fire her pleaseeee

    Hank NussHank Nuss4 päivää sitten
  • This is painful

    Lorenzo ScaliciLorenzo Scalici4 päivää sitten
  • 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

    ًً4 päivää sitten
  • Well Linus, now you know how we feel whenever you get near... well, anything really

    Martin VindisMartin Vindis4 päivää sitten
  • Linus getting the experience we get for once.

    ZymZym4 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    Glorius KGlorius K4 päivää sitten
  • 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!

    fruity_spiritfruity_spirit4 päivää sitten
  • Legend has it that the duck tape merged with the SSD.

    Israel MartinezIsrael Martinez4 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    oneofthesixbilliononeofthesixbillion4 päivää sitten
  • Deff nailed it... I'm dying over here 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Ninjamigs 1Ninjamigs 14 päivää sitten
  • No joke I had several mini heart attacks watching this

    Gamer RiadGamer Riad4 päivää sitten
  • this is soo stressful!

    Jad QandourJad Qandour4 päivää sitten
  • YOLO = You only live once HAHAHAH

    David Pérez ContrerasDavid Pérez Contreras4 päivää sitten
  • lol Sarah's a riot!

    Michael DeBylMichael DeByl5 päivää sitten
  • If that's Sarah being gentle I don't wanna see her being rough with things. XD

    RomsstarRomsstar5 päivää sitten
  • Alternative Title: Linus freaks out for 27.5 minutes.

    Aura TaipeiAura Taipei5 päivää sitten
  • This gave me anxiety disorder

    Levi DacanayLevi Dacanay5 päivää sitten
  • she is kind and beautiful, but she is also very clumsy and helpless ❤

    Loony ToonLoony Toon5 päivää sitten
  • That's it after 20 years of building PC's, from now on, I'm adding the flip upside down and shake!

    Scott SilverScott Silver5 päivää sitten
  • Her trying to install the graphics card is triggering Linus so much

    79saintsman79saintsman5 päivää sitten
  • Jesus, I think Sarah just belongs in the bedroom!

    Ace StormanAce Storman5 päivää sitten
  • I love this girl

    Brundle BuggyBrundle Buggy5 päivää sitten
  • Does no one read any more? So many of her questions would be answered if she read the components' spec sheet and the manuals

    soccerguy2433soccerguy24335 päivää sitten
  • Planet Eclipse makes great paintball markers even for woodsball.

    soccerguy2433soccerguy24335 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    boe dillardboe dillard5 päivää sitten
  • not sarah fault, i blame people who pick at at the warehouse!!!

    Tokek CicakTokek Cicak5 päivää sitten
  • Yeah, those were definitely March prices lol

    Chase KimbrellChase Kimbrell5 päivää sitten
  • How did this turn on

    Rapotagen's helferRapotagen's helfer5 päivää sitten

    onemadmuppetonemadmuppet5 päivää sitten
  • 15 mins in and she's scaring me...

    AshleyAshley5 päivää sitten
  • This was the most cringe worthy video I have ever watched!! Linus please make horror movies. You are missing your calling

    l0nemonk100l0nemonk1005 päivää sitten
  • I just love Sarah shaking test :)

    RealKekecRealKekec5 päivää sitten
  • 20:34 The emotional rolercoaster XD

    Fire CrandFire Crand5 päivää sitten
  • When she suddenly said duck tape, I absolutely lost it😂😂😂

    Peter PanPeter Pan6 päivää sitten
  • this video gave me allot of stress

    ScytheReaperScytheReaper6 päivää sitten
  • linus are you just doing this for the dramatics? because she is actually quite good at building a pc

    L3nny 666L3nny 6666 päivää sitten
  • Any one else saw the thermal paste flake when she pulled the fan off?

    ActiveByteActiveByte6 päivää sitten
  • She was fine. After a 1000 FIstart 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. 🙂

    KryostanceKryostance6 päivää sitten
  • Try building one back in 1996 and still tell me that building one now is difficult.

    Charles FasanoCharles Fasano6 päivää sitten
  • "I am going to be gentle with everything" Proceeds to shake and wobble everything aggressively!

    Abdullah Sa'adehAbdullah Sa'adeh6 päivää sitten
  • Dam she’s cute

    LoganLogan6 päivää sitten
  • Despite the clear lack of knowledge. That was a pretty good effort. Well done.

    Salvador GonzalezSalvador Gonzalez6 päivää sitten
  • He's lucky too, so he's the linus-saur?

    George StephanisGeorge Stephanis6 päivää sitten
  • Do you know what? 10/10 job. To do it on video on a massive FIstart channel and to be so fun and natural while doing something clearly outside your comfort zone is tough and deserves credit.

    Adam McAllisterAdam McAllister6 päivää sitten
  • I closed the video and came back 5 minutes later after cringing on the floor (please stop shaking your GPU's)

    Trim406Trim4066 päivää sitten
  • Longest 27 minutes 😭

    Aurimas LabanauskasAurimas Labanauskas7 päivää sitten
  • Her eyes are reallly blue

    Siddharth SinghSiddharth Singh7 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    sushiburpssushiburps7 päivää sitten
  • 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.

    Kevin BarnardKevin Barnard7 päivää sitten
  • 13:54 😬my reaction

    FermifireFermifire7 päivää sitten
  • She is better of whit a MEDION PC !!!!!!

    Manfred KokManfred Kok7 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Dani EastDani East7 päivää sitten
  • 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

    Sofía GutiérrezSofía Gutiérrez7 päivää sitten
  • better than most *cough verge cough* but anxiety is out the roof

    Ian FielderIan Fielder7 päivää sitten
  • i am in physical pain please stop shaking things

    Charles DupeeCharles Dupee7 päivää sitten