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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  • Algot Adolfsson
    Algot Adolfsson25 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    I really do not like watching this, It makes me very uncomftarble.

  • Greynold Godrig
    Greynold Godrig45 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    She's hilarious xD Well I cringed a lot too, but still.

  • ZMacZ Furreh
    ZMacZ Furrehชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Happy ending. Nice.

  • ZMacZ Furreh
    ZMacZ Furrehชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Give me zombies, army battle gore, werewolves, necromancers, witchcraft and psycho's. Never again shall I watch this horror. It's too much. "SAW, the PC version"

  • ZMacZ Furreh

    ZMacZ Furreh


    Run for yer life little PC, RUN !!

  • ZMacZ Furreh

    ZMacZ Furreh


    I'm about to see the PC hacking off it's own powersupply trying to escape, through flamey acid.

  • ZMacZ Furreh
    ZMacZ Furrehชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    22:16 Butt clenching. I'll have trouble going potty today.

  • ZMacZ Furreh
    ZMacZ Furrehชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    20:38 Yea, I think just about every person knowing how to assemble a computer, went OMG.

  • ZMacZ Furreh

    ZMacZ Furreh


    For real, did that thing actually work after she 'hammered' it together ? Those poor parts..

  • ZMacZ Furreh
    ZMacZ Furrehชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    18:50 All those that cringed at this moment say "Aye" -Aye.

  • ZMacZ Furreh

    ZMacZ Furreh


    I can so imagine the with just a little bit of force upward connector going crunchy snappy and ruining that video card. Well, at least she wasn't using a hammer.

  • Jake Jackson
    Jake Jacksonชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I'm as terrified as I am happy she got the thing together.

  • James Miller
    James Millerชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I feel like you learn more from this build than any of linus' tutorials

  • The 69ers
    The 69ers2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    She lowkey did a better job than Stefan Etienne.

  • David Jackowski
    David Jackowski2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    21:20 I think we've all made that choice at some point 🤣🤣

  • Phonsey Donaghey
    Phonsey Donaghey2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    this was sooooooooo hard to watch

  • leandro del mistro
    leandro del mistro2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Every time she shook those components I was like noooooo pls stop this hurting me!

  • George Wyckoff
    George Wyckoff2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Am I the only one that replayed 12:20 to 12:25 a few times as I laughed at his despair?

  • Andrew Peterson
    Andrew Peterson2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Final boss: Linus the Pc Demon Watch out for the razor fans

  • Canal do Aless
    Canal do Aless3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    It was cringe, but hell, I had a lot of fun watching this. And I was happy for her when it turned out OK.

  • It's Covarr
    It's Covarr3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    What timing. I'm seeing this video literally two days after buying a computer. I bought a pre-built machine and don't regret it one bit, given the current prices of gpus. I slightly missed the experience of building, which I quite enjoy, but I also got to miss the stress of finding space to work in my tiny apartment, which I don't enjoy it all.

  • Mitko Barandowski
    Mitko Barandowski3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Sarah's mom asks Sarah if the pasta is done Sarah: (Shakes the pasta out of the pot): I think yes

  • Sergio Brinkhuis
    Sergio Brinkhuis3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    For a first time builder, I think she did magnificent. I would not quite ask her to build mine yet though. :)

  • Mitko Barandowski
    Mitko Barandowski3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Is no one going to talk about, that Sarah is taller than Linus🤣

  • Sebastian Hirsch
    Sebastian Hirsch4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This video is a lot of fun, though what it is doing to Linus is just amazing ^^

  • Vramnik7
    Vramnik74 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา


  • ZMacZ Furreh
    ZMacZ Furreh4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    0:35 "Would she have had a good time ?" Umm, nope. Basically if you can't actually assemble a PC you have a lousy time, for the investment payed off zero. It's only fun if you're winning.

  • Gustavo Araujo
    Gustavo Araujo4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    shaking the MoBo to check if things are secure is like lighting a fosforus to check for gas leaks

  • Mike Hall
    Mike Hall4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Building a PC isn't only about saving money on a great computer - it also gives you a sense of pride in what you've constructed with your own two hands running your games at max settings. There's just something about building that gives you a real connection to your PC. My own PC feels like my child. I created it and I have pride in it. It's something like five years old and it still runs everything on max. I love my PC.

  • Antti Heinonen
    Antti Heinonen4 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    While looking at Linus with those white antennas, I cannot but help thinking about our poor Zedu De Luca who needs help.

  • Cajva
    Cajva5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    John Travolta's daughter builds her own PC

  • Dal Eale
    Dal Eale5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Just shows you anyone can build a computer these days🤣

  • AlphaGriff
    AlphaGriff6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา


  • Twi Stud
    Twi Stud6 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    The pain, the suffering...

  • quantae06
    quantae066 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    14:42 Yes! It happened to me when I replaced my CPU fan. I was able to fix the pins with a razor blade and I put it back together. Thank God!!

  • SpaceMonkeyEntertainment
    SpaceMonkeyEntertainment7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Seeing that GPU being manhandled is to PC builders what seeing another guy getting kicked in the groin is to all guys. Basically the same reaction, right ?

  • Shiba Gamgee
    Shiba Gamgee7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Felt like I was going to die the entire time.

  • Henrikas Zigmantas
    Henrikas Zigmantas7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This video is a horror movie for those who built their own pc's

  • MonkeyMode
    MonkeyMode7 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I can build PC's and like to take apart old ones. But I'm scared to shit to work with new and expensive components. So I'm fine paying an extra $100 for the service of someone building and delivering a fully functioning, cablemanaged pc to my doorstep.

  • Adwaith P V
    Adwaith P V8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    24:47 - Locating logic 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • Philipp rdawg
    Philipp rdawg8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    the commentary is god-like.

  • h 2
    h 28 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Throw everything into the cart and decide later - how I order on Uber Eats.

  • schfaun Harrington
    schfaun Harrington10 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    It’s fun when it’s not your money LOL if you’re building a computer yourself you had to work to get the money yup break something bye bye 💰

  • homer landon
    homer landon12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    What's her @??

  • Rekha Mukherjee
    Rekha Mukherjee12 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Pc build is not bad but the person who is building the pc should have knowledge and idea about hardware stuffs😀

  • kingPin12
    kingPin1213 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    😂 the burn at 24:40

  • ceerw buty
    ceerw buty13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    "I'm gonna be gentle with everything" proceeds to wobble the vga card up and down several times and pulling it out like excalibur

  • Adrianne Padolina
    Adrianne Padolina14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I never built a pc before but why do feel frustrated?

  • Le Coulissime
    Le Coulissime15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I am so done 🤣🤣🤣 But for one of the first times i'll say she did better than i would so can't blame her lol

  • Groot
    Groot15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Shaking test was amazing 😂

  • Marco Deluca
    Marco Deluca15 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Are you guys joking because this is not funny you guys must have rich parents

  • BrianP Nelson
    BrianP Nelson16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Kudos to Sarah. You took on a task with fear and you conquered it. Intoxicating enthusiasm. Good for you. Hope to see you do even more. There is a demographic out here that can be very encouraged by your zeal and everything else. You certainly made me smile. Thank you.

  • Axel25
    Axel2517 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Tooooooooo muuuccchhh streeessss aaaaaaahhhh

  • anything; everything
    anything; everything17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    pagal hojaata linus asi chalte rha toh lmao / xD

  • Dude Homie
    Dude Homie17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Buying prebuilt is worth it especially since not everyone knows enough to put a pc together themselves if you don't know what you are doing just pay the extra 80 to 100 dollars to have someone who knows what they are doing put it together for you saving you days possibly weeks of frustration :)

  • wansh013
    wansh01317 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    WARNING : Anxiety triggers....... multiple anxiety triggers But is it worth it..... Yes!!! Loved it 👍🏻

  • Bryan ONeill
    Bryan ONeill17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Mad props to #teamsarah for the build. I'm a tech guy myself but I didn't stress over this as bad as Linus. She just used parts they already had. Good for a test run, but she didn't actually spend that cash. It's not easy for anyone to build their first computer. Do they know it all? No. Do they get things wrong? Sure. Do they duct tape hard drives to the back of the motherboard....apparently. Still, the thing booted and eventually got to windows. That's still a win!

  • Tehc
    Tehc17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    That did make my heart drop a few times. But Sarah did ok for the first time.

  • Víctor Vásquez
    Víctor Vásquez18 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Wifi/bluetooth are important, Linus! Dongles don't work all the time.

  • JeskidoYT
    JeskidoYT19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Linus the ceo: "Sara you are now banned from handling computers"

  • Patst1005
    Patst100519 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Besides the whole cringe ... atm I'm recommending friends 2 ways ... most of them are on the "low" budget line .. In that segment ... most of the time ... either the best Ryzen Config you can get ... or if your GPU still is decent to good going for the Intel (no GPU) PC ... or buying a Ryzen Barebone System (Some pages allow you to modify the PC afterwards and "remove" the GPU from the build List) ... It ain't the best ... but most of the time its cheaper ... Oh and funny ... they recommended me a few builds ... where I just had to laught since they where like ... 200-300% overpriced (I found PCs with the same or better config ... for literaly half the price ... that like ... 300€ vs 600€)

  • Alden Audric Matondo
    Alden Audric Matondo19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I hope all crpyto crashes and you guys give up on the whole mining thing

  • ninedr pvp
    ninedr pvp19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Verge + sarah should build a pc together will be so funny lmao

  • Jason Burk
    Jason Burk20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This brings back memories

  • Mark D
    Mark D20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    7:25. I built a PC on a chunk of plywood once. I named it Breadboard.

  • Chris Jay
    Chris Jay20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Please do more of these. This brought me so much stress and yet so much joy.

  • Aaron Dowdy
    Aaron Dowdy20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Watching her handle that GPU so aggressively had me cringing, and laughing, lol.

  • mbsnyderc
    mbsnyderc20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    She's doing okay.this stuff is more durable than you think.watching a few videos maybe one of yours might be helpful.and read the manuals.

  • Watching You-Daily
    Watching You-Daily20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Sara is beautiful

  • Dark Crow
    Dark Crow20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Linus lost some years watching that video 🤣

  • The Neelay
    The Neelay20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    You’re supposed to watch PC youtubers for two months before procrastinating your first build for another two months until you buy a RTX 2080ti the week before they announced 3000 series!

  • Thanny Devitos
    Thanny Devitos20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Watching that GPU fidgeting was awful lol that really stressed me out

  • Pierre Lucas
    Pierre Lucas21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    There is too much machism in your attitude, be care, women see in your eyes.

  • Disthron
    Disthron21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This was pretty cool

  • Arun Roy Perumattil
    Arun Roy Perumattil21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This is the most funniest video that I have watched from Linus 😭😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🙏😂😂😂😂😂🙏🙏🙏

  • Disthron
    Disthron21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    10:30 *Actually building the PC* Come on Linus, it's not nearly as bad as it was back in the 90's.

  • adam r latham
    adam r latham22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Is it still duct taped?

  • glance shot
    glance shot22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    "not $1500 pc should have a 1660 super and a A520Board" Me laughing cause I got my 1660 super build for 1k

  • LeonScavenger LeonScavenger
    LeonScavenger LeonScavenger22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา


  • Disthron
    Disthron22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    *You can get a wi-fi connector for $7* Duuude! If you want to buy a wifi dongle around here your looking at $50 to $75 easy!

  • Zane C
    Zane C22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Hey Sarah where did you get that GPU?

  • der Biochemiker
    der Biochemiker22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    "I think I got this." "I don't think she got this..." 😅 This kinda feels like watching a Gordon Ramsey video.

  • Aydin Jalilov
    Aydin Jalilov22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Every time I start customizing PC online I get to 4K price tag really fast. And there it stalls little.

  • Andrew Weisbrodt
    Andrew Weisbrodt22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This video was amazing, the expression on my face and the things I was yelling echoed with Linus

  • Abscolk Infested
    Abscolk Infested23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Still not as bas as verge’s tutorial

  • peter allridge
    peter allridge23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Trust samsung oh lord how wrong is she.

  • Uber Primee
    Uber Primee23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    i bought my 1660 for 200 usd new :)

  • maskatti
    maskatti23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    19:19 I was literally dying from the inside

  • Leopold Bugar
    Leopold Bugar23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    She is so annoying

  • Oriru Bastard
    Oriru Bastard23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Watching this video was a stressful struggle...

  • Billy Nichols
    Billy Nichols23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Impressed, as she's never built, but USE THE LTT VIDEOS! LOL

  • dammit2hell
    dammit2hell23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    LInus takes an employee with minimal knowledge of PC building and freaks out over their lack of knowledge. lol

  • AniMaL
    AniMaL23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    With the supply and demand what it is right now in the PC space, it actually makes way more sense to go with a prebuilt PC. Crazy times we live in

  • Gokichu 9000
    Gokichu 900023 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This gave me anxiety.

  • it's Me KaRim
    it's Me KaRimวันที่ผ่านมา

    😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅 LMAO

  • Glaswegian Games Reviews
    Glaswegian Games Reviewsวันที่ผ่านมา

    just gives you the fear watching her trying to destroy the pc parts lmaoo

  • Ralph Hsiao
    Ralph Hsiaoวันที่ผ่านมา

    She honestly did really good... Did better than my first time...

  • Jeyden T
    Jeyden Tวันที่ผ่านมา

    she done did it

  • thetriode

    Quite frankly if you've never built a PC before it's a good idea to bring a friend who has. I rebuilt a bunch of (what were really junker) PCs from scratch before I built my first new parts PC. It's not difficult if you've got some mechanical skills BUT you're truthfully going to be in say 10 to 1 or more research time vs build time if you're building your first one. Also worth noting is there are companies who buy $100K+ servers who have no idea how to spec their gear either. Happens a great deal more than you'd think too. Then again I saw his DIY storage server build. I dunno if I'd be doing one of these kinds of videos after that, the redundancy mechanisms that weren't built into that are begging for data loss in the long term. That would have been much better bought than built as well, at least a better redundancy solution used that was multi node. Besides that wouldn't you go to watch a YT video or three before building a PC? I hate to ask this but it's not like there isn't the summation of human knowledge at one's fingertips these days and if not that there's gotta be a few hundred thousand vids on how to build a PC out there.

  • Martin Drkoš
    Martin Drkošวันที่ผ่านมา

    Isn't it kinda unfair to let her shop for PC components now?

  • Matthew Young
    Matthew Youngวันที่ผ่านมา

    I have only built 1 computer in my life. I've spent maybe 50 hours on THmy prior to the build. About 100 hours in online research and shopping. When I got all my parts, I went through all the manuals and referred to THmy and I have successfully built a computer in a day. AND IVE NEVER CRINGED SO HARD TO A VIDEO LIKE THIS.

  • Atheismo

    Is the second half of this video Saw 10?

  • Atheismo

    13:05 You gotta shake it to make it.