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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  • zenith251
    zenith25121 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    I know Sarah is a grown adult, but Linus appears to react to some of her minor bad decisions like a frustrated father. It was both adorable and sad.

  • Danny Tran - HoogleyBoogley Network
    Danny Tran - HoogleyBoogley Network28 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    You should do some testing in stores like Best Buy and Microcenter to see who gives the best advice at the stores

  • Absolute Garbage
    Absolute Garbage3 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    When I built my computer I had assistance from my step dad who built his and I ask questions every now and then

  • dimitris liapis
    dimitris liapis8 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I think Sara kinda looks like the youtuber Noisybutters.

    《AMEER ALIFF》 someONE14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    my keyboard just had a bad day, I'm really cringe and mad watcing this video.

  • DanDoHyung1214
    DanDoHyung121417 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    This was supposed to be scary but watching and listening to Linus's commentaries is cracking me up

  • Brandon Hambright
    Brandon Hambright22 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    I guess more 1st time builders need a Good Luck Linusaur.

  • k1ng
    k1ng23 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Don't do a video like this again, I beg you.

  • Chad 555
    Chad 555วันที่ผ่านมา

    i have learned that watching people fuck up builds is the best way to learn how to build a pc properly, this is a grade A example

  • Alek Base
    Alek Baseวันที่ผ่านมา

    Her thought process was like mine when i built mine of pc picker. Luckily i had a friend that had pc building experience.

  • GamerGeekNerd

    I came here to see her shake the PC

  • Cheeseboy5000

    Its like watching someone play portal for the first time!

  • watching95

    Basically, if you don’t understand computer components, don’t try to build your own.

  • atlys

    That Phanteks looked sick, I've always wanted an invisible case that says "PCGAMER" 😂 Linus @ 20:38 me too buddy, me too

  • CellarDoorWhispers

    I suddenly feel like I'm going to do pretty okay building my own.

  • Matthew Califana
    Matthew Califana2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Duck Tape Fixs Everything QUACK QUACK !

  • Origami84
    Origami842 วันที่ผ่านมา

    "Do i get like a really big case, just in case, or do i just YOLO?" - Agent Sarah, 2021

  • Schnapsbrenner
    Schnapsbrenner2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    If she did all of that herself, like really, without any comments from the camera man, I highly respect that effort. Well done for a first build.

  • Beau Beckley
    Beau Beckley2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Such a tense video watching her try this.

  • Black Co
    Black Co2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is giving anxiety I want to help her.

  • Al Proper
    Al Proper2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Yooo! Her ignorance to PC building is by far the highlight of the day! Too cute🤣 ima try this on my wife. #iLoveIt

  • prop
    prop2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I really wish i could build a PC on Linus Tech tips

  • prop
    prop2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    All i see is linus having a heart attack in every step of the process of building the pc

  • Ben Garrard
    Ben Garrard2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I've been building my own computers since the Pentium II was the new kid on the block, and Google wasn't even around yet. Given that I haven't been in IT for over 20 years, I still struggle at picking the right combination of components some times. Given that was her first venture into building a PC, I shared some of your cringe moments, but had to laugh at others. Good job Sarah.

  • Reek Reeker
    Reek Reeker2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    When I built my PC I also put DP cable in my motherboard, but that CPU had internal graphics, so I installed everything and was really dissapointed when I launched my first game :D

  • Mark Jacobs

    Mark Jacobs


    😆 Well... At least it had a signal.

  • Cxizent
    Cxizent2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Installing the PSU fan up? I guess Sarah's been watching TTL videos as well lol

  • Kiaan Wijayasekara
    Kiaan Wijayasekara2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Me, a 10 year old intellectual: I have built 2 pc's in my lifetime

  • James
    James2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    My first time in a computer I ripped out a SATA port trying to remove a drive

  • Bendigo


    13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Extremely too easy to do!

  • Jesus Canaan
    Jesus Canaan2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    O yea! Nail those sponsors

  • J M
    J M2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Just think she never learned how to tear duct tape.

  • Chris Nelson
    Chris Nelson3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I’ve built a couple of computers before, my last one being eight years ago that I’m still using. When I decided it was time to upgrade GPU prices pushed me to having one built. Because I was able to take advantage of a Labor Day sell I was able to have one built with the parts I wanted and saved almost $300 than it would cost me to buy the parts alone. Add in not having to build it myself, potentially messing something up, it was well worth ordering a custom build.

  • Noir
    Noir3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I am on the verge of falling out of my chair

  • Zachary Chavis
    Zachary Chavis3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Bruh I can't watch this video to much anxiety. Please someone help her.

  • Dafydd Rees-Jones
    Dafydd Rees-Jones3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I would never trust myself to build my PC hence why I'm getting mine prebuilt

  • Timothy Thomas
    Timothy Thomas3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Building my rig myself was the best idea. I priced pre-builds from 10 companies. Including best buy, new egg and amazon. As well as all the usual gaming pc companies that build good machines. I found that for me pre-builds come in 2 categories, 1) are the one's who have a good price but lack in many other area's but enough for a novice. The 2nd is the way over priced beast that has everything. Thats why I shop for sales and that way you can bring the prices down. Spent $3,000 for my dream machine but it worth about $5,000Asus ROG Strix Helios GX601 RGB Mid-Tower - $213 regularly $300 ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero X570 ATX Motherboard with PCIe 4.0 - $293 regularly $350 ASUS ROG Strix LC 360 RGB All-in-one AIO Liquid CPU Cooler 360mm Radiator - $206 regularly $236 AMD Ryzen 5950 - $700 regularly $1000 Radeon RX 6900xt - $1,200 regularly $2000 970 plus 2 TB m.2 - $225 970 2 TB m.2 - $180 Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro SL 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3600 (PC4-28800) C18 - $204

  • Mechanically Creative
    Mechanically Creative3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What kind of Canadian cuts duct tape with scissors, Jesus.

  • deeptracy23
    deeptracy233 วันที่ผ่านมา

    From how she jiggles and shakes everything, you would think that she hasn't seen how thin the motherboard is, or how tiny all those pins and connectors are. I mean, in her 20+ years of being alive, she never understood that thin/tiny = fragile? I'm scared that she's out there in the world.

  • Darren Gilhome
    Darren Gilhome3 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Value, Purpose, Mission
    Value, Purpose, Mission3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    this ladys and gentlemen .... is what a conniption fit looks like :)) well of course its fun ..... in a sado-masochistic leather whips and ball gag kinda way .... lol every one should try it at least once..... lolololol

  • AyLmaoMemes


    14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    @Value, Purpose, Mission right…

  • Value, Purpose, Mission

    Value, Purpose, Mission

    2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @AyLmaoMemes lololol sarcasm

  • AyLmaoMemes


    3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Bro what?

  • masterphazon
    masterphazon3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Oh goodness, watching this was horrifying, I felt every reaction Linus had. But hey, she did it and it works! That alone deserves congratulations!

  • David Pettigrew
    David Pettigrew3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Obviously Linus has too much experience to know what people don't know. He needs to do a whole series of videos of him watching mere mortals assembling, and explain their mistakes.

  • Semir Bajrektarevic
    Semir Bajrektarevic4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    gratz sarah, good job 💪

  • Marcelo Rodrigues
    Marcelo Rodrigues4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The most stressfull 45 minutes of my life: instructing my mother, BY PHONE, on how to remove a GPU, clean it's contacts, and putting it back. Yes, she did it. Yes, the GPU worked afterwards. Also, I lost 10 years of my life in these 45 minutes. Talk about stress... LOL No, I couldn't do it for her: we are in different cities.

  • Qrakhen
    Qrakhen4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    at first glance i thought she was billie eilish.

  • Richard Page
    Richard Page4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Been building computers since my 486 DX-66. Watching this triggered my anxiety a lot.

  • Don't@me
    Don't@me4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Ive realised I actually knew a lot more basics than I thought I did 😂

  • StubbySum9
    StubbySum94 วันที่ผ่านมา

    the amount of anxiety during this video is through the roof..

  • Adam H.
    Adam H.4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I just wanna say, anyone who builds a computer blindly for the first time, you automatically get my respect Sarah. In the future, remember really expensive motherboards, with WiFi are not really essential, because there's always another way. Take Care.

  • Geks YT
    Geks YT4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Just goes to show how forgiving a lot of this stuff is these days

  • Adam H.
    Adam H.4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Holy Crapnuggets! I built my current Rig with a Asus B360M-A Motherboard. It only cost me $85.00 on Newegg. Intel Core i3 8100. G-Skill Ripjaws 32 Gigs of DDR4-2400 RAM. EVGA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER. Antec 750 Watt High Current Gamer Series Power Supply. Creative Soundblaster Audigy Soundcard. Zalman Z-11 High Performance Mid-Tower case because it cools well, and it's not a dust sucker, in my room. Anyway. I used a Zalman Z-9 Plus for my old rig, it was a great case, and I've tried several different kinds just too see how other brands worked. In her Wi-Fi questions, get a Netgear AC-1900 Wi-Fi Adapter, it's a crazy good adapter, super fast, and runs efficient and smooth. Still using my 12 year old LiteOn Optical Drive, yeah I'm still old-school in some ways. What are ya gonna do. Cooler Master Masterair MA610, and Arctic Alumina Thermal Paste. Yeah, I'm an air cooled guy. My whole rig has Thermaltake 120mm Smart Blue Led Fans, which move 95.7 CFM of air. All together, everything cost me $989.00.

  • Husain Kathawala
    Husain Kathawala4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    you can see linus's soul leaving his body many times. LOL. oooh the stresssss

  • Husain Kathawala
    Husain Kathawala4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    i hope she isn't fired :)

  • Alex Medvec
    Alex Medvec4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What's 50 dollars over budget when building a gaming 1500 dollar gaming pc? Heck. What's 100? That's under 7% over budget.

  • RyukoRazz
    RyukoRazz4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    "Push it in straight" *wiggles it* "STOOOP" AAAAAAAAAAAAA I HATED IT TOO.

  • Chris A
    Chris A4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You can't find shit these days. It's cheaper to just buy a pre built and strip it if you need parts.

  • Louis-alexis Deslandes le pro
    Louis-alexis Deslandes le pro4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hey anybody got painkillers I think linus has a headache

  • Matthew Wain
    Matthew Wain5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Wait.... What about drivers. Chipset/gpu/motherboard devices etc.

  • BearKage
    BearKage5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    her wigling the gpu is my nightmare

  • GNF Trink
    GNF Trink5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    glasswire is a bad deal

  • Pj Esplanada
    Pj Esplanada5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    17:07 minutes into the video nope that's it can't watch any more...

  • sneezy deezy mc deluxe
    sneezy deezy mc deluxe5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    "It's not hard, but it's tricky." Spot on.

  • Kailen Howard
    Kailen Howard5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    After watching this video ive concluded my power is in the wrong plug but its working fine so I'm a leave it be

  • iMoistCookie
    iMoistCookie5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Why I won’t build a gaming pc: Cable management and my shaky hands

  • Mike VanVolkenburgh
    Mike VanVolkenburgh5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    yes just shake it , if it doesn't fall out and brake your good lol

  • Wicked Sick
    Wicked Sick6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    She is so lovely XD

  • Tanmay Luthra
    Tanmay Luthra6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is a torture Linus video.

  • Masters1250
    Masters12506 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Still better than the Verge.

  • AdrianB
    AdrianB6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    She is way too pretty for this sh1t.

  • Rainbow Dash is best Pony
    Rainbow Dash is best Pony6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Sara(h) did an amazing job for how little she knows.Also the duct tape killed me

  • Fruity boy
    Fruity boy6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I think I know how to torcher Linus. Make him watch people build PC badly and not let him help them.

  • R3MN3NT
    R3MN3NT6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Told my friends I knew what I was doing when I started building my PC. 800 dollars later and I need help lmfao

  • m h
    m h6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Linus' escalating frustration in this video is amazing.

  • Blaine Housley
    Blaine Housley6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Should have had her use her own money 💰 I bet she would not have been so jovial during the assembly

  • Dan300891 -print&go-
    Dan300891 -print&go-6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Painful lol. Linus, I feel so sorry for you having to watch this live

  • Danny m
    Danny m6 วันที่ผ่านมา

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  • Kay Schutten
    Kay Schutten7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    please, never let her be around pc parts or a a pc in general. my god man the part with the gpu made me so mad.

  • Keith Hayward
    Keith Hayward7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Was there a video made about what her desk ends up looking like with this PC. Be cool to see what peripherals and what not she ended up going with. :)

  • Mustafa Esmail
    Mustafa Esmail7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Tbh i find myself ten times better than her 😂

  • Mark H
    Mark H7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    i didnt realize he is in to mutilation

  • Ștefan ro 1234
    Ștefan ro 12347 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I can bulid a PC faster then her

  • - Ground Zer0 -
    - Ground Zer0 -7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    God when Linus starts FREAKING OUT over her wobbling the fucking gpu all over the place you'd think hes overreacting but I was doing the same shit

  • M and R C
    M and R C7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    In this video, Linus pulls out his hair. 😂

  • Soandnb
    Soandnb7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Pretty sure they use this video as torture in some countries.

  • Nitrobit DE
    Nitrobit DE7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    She's cute

  • anthony reynoza
    anthony reynoza7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Damn a 1660 super for 750 I got a 2060 super for 300 like 2 weeks before the 30 series came out. I remember being so made when all the benchmarks came out for the new cards and thinking how I should have waited but I guess I didn’t do so bad after all.

  • Clammy
    Clammy7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I feel like I should thank her for making it clear that anyone can build a computer... sort of.

  • Data Soong
    Data Soong7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    i dont sey this girl put a screu on a GPU honestly i want to sey a full version off a video ahhahaahah

  • Allied Gollfer123
    Allied Gollfer1237 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Me cringing

  • Guide Genius
    Guide Genius7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I’am not super experienced building computers by any means, but just the look at Linus’s face and the Stress in his Voice made me STRESSED TO THE MAX every single time she put stress on the Graphics Card 😅

  • DoctorShroom
    DoctorShroom8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    CPU, GPU, RAM. And then making sure you get a compatible Motherboard, and a capable Power Supply. And then however much storage you want, need, or are willing to purchase.

  • Oscar Penna
    Oscar Penna8 วันที่ผ่านมา

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  • Philip Casey A Calloway
    Philip Casey A Calloway8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Learning a skill is always fun. It's like doing your first car mod or repair. The whole "am I doing this right" rhetoric is there untill you turn that key over and pop her in gear. Fun video.

  • Kashif Saad
    Kashif Saad8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I’m happy still happy using my core 2 quad Xfx 9500gt it still can rul cos go 1.6 happy life

  • Darren McNeil
    Darren McNeil8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I would like to say, I'm 13 and I still custom-built a pc for cheaper than her on the website XD

  • Angel Skyheart
    Angel Skyheart8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The one thing that really got me in this video is when she was shake testing the components to see if they were really in. Like, what if she was right that they weren't secure? Did she think about the aftermath of that test at all???

  • Nathan
    Nathan8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    She's shaking that PC like it owes her money.

  • Copper Lark
    Copper Lark9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What a bs video. No one chooses parts like this. First thing everyone does is google 1. what parts to buy to build a PC and 2. google each part: 'How to choose a CPU for PC`, etc. Source: built my own PC recently, the first time without knowing anything about it.

  • please use exe

    please use exe

    5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Well she did

  • Dad Car Reviews
    Dad Car Reviews9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Linus - have any graphics cards laying around? I am getting into VR and apparently miners are buying all of the cards...

    YISTECH9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    💀🤣Linus youre getting old man if you dont know what yolo means