It's a GREAT Time to Build a PC - Holiday Buyer’s Guide 2018


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    Buy Just Game
    On Amazon: geni.us/tdPuj
    On Newegg:
    - Ryzen 3 2200G: lmg.gg/8KVQB
    - 2x4 GB DDR4-2400: lmg.gg/8KVQJ
    - Gigabyte AB350M-DS3H: lmg.gg/8KVQZ
    - FSP Berserker 500W: lmg.gg/8KVQ4
    - Cougar MG110: lmg.gg/8KVQV
    - Radeon RX 570 4GB: lmg.gg/8KVQq
    - Seagate FireCuda 1TB SSHD: lmg.gg/8KVQH
    Buy Game Now
    On Amazon: geni.us/pbcP
    On Newegg:
    - Ryzen 5 2600: lmg.gg/8KVQg
    - 16GB DDR4-3200: lmg.gg/8KVQx
    - Gigabyte B450 AORUS Elite: lmg.gg/8KVQG
    - EVGA 650 B3: lmg.gg/8KVQD
    - Corsair Carbide 270R: lmg.gg/8KVQv
    - GTX 1070 Ti: lmg.gg/8KVQd
    - WD Blue 1TB M.2 SATA: lmg.gg/8KVQy
    Buy Game On
    On Amazon: geni.us/SJIQQ
    On Newegg:
    - Core i7 9700K: lmg.gg/8KVQs
    - 2x16GB DDR4-3200: lmg.gg/8KVQt
    - ASUS ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING: lmg.gg/8KVQ7
    - SeaSonic FOCUS Gold 750W: lmg.gg/8KVQM
    - Noctua NH-U14S: lmg.gg/8KVQC
    - Corsair Crystal 460X RGB: lmg.gg/8KVQF
    - Gigabyte RTX 2070 WINDFORCE: lmg.gg/8KVQf
    - WD Blue 1TB M.2 SATA: lmg.gg/8KVQy
    - Seagate Barracuda 4TB: lmg.gg/8KVQ2
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Joshua Van Rensburg
Joshua Van Rensburg

Awsome channel always check this out before I even consider buying or doing anything to my pc.I wish I had a new card gaming on a 950 and it lags so bad and the price of cards is just horrific over here in South Africa 🇿🇦 looking at 12000 for a decent card😢

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Biscuit
Biscuit

Is there any point going from a 1050Ti to a rx570/80? The 1050 is only about a year and a half old I think

Vor 2 Tage
DARKARMED1993
DARKARMED1993

I would like to build the just game pc but new egg is out of alot of the stuff. What should i get in its stead?

Vor 3 Tage
Hugo Buitendijk
Hugo Buitendijk

#When you bought you're PC in 2017

Vor 3 Tage
don1designCEO
don1designCEO

the amazon link for JUST GAME and GAME NOW are the same link

Vor 4 Tage
Elementsage
Elementsage

Heres my thing, If you really want to play PC games especially games that require graphic and processing intensive work then it makes zero sense to spend less than $1000 and really quality building your pc. If you are spending $500 to build a pc, you mine as well get a console for less than that. If you really really want a good quality gaming pc why settle for mediocre or a build that you will need to upgrade soon after. Mine as well save for a few more months or a year or two and get yourself a beast pc that is full proof for years. i7/i9, rtx 2080/ gtx 1080ti, 16 gb, 2tb HDD, 512 GB ssd, cooling, psu currently im saving to get 17 8700k, rtx 2080, 16 gb ram, 2 tb hdd, 512 gb ssd, cooling and 500w psu with case for about $1400 USD. It will take me a few months to save up, but id rather wait then settle for $500-800 pc build. It will run games for sure, but if you build a pc and then it cant run games at high settings or the fps drops at medium settings on games you love, you feel shity about it. just save

Vor 4 Tage
Shakeel Ryan
Shakeel Ryan

Hi guys. I’m kind of new to building PCs. I bought my first gaming pc about a year ago and am currently upgrading all my components. I am currently looking for a motherboard. I have an inter I5 7400 3 ghz cpu and am looking at getting the trident z 16 gig ram to go with my new motherboard. So I am looking for a motherboard that supports my current cpu and is compatible with the next gen cpus as well as will support my trident z ram. Also I like rgb and currently have a Corsair 570x white case. Any help would be appreciated :)

Vor 4 Tage
Cerbyo
Cerbyo

Why can't you put the prices in Canadian as well..? u guys are in Canada for gods sake. I get u have to appeal to the US market but....cmon. The Ryzen 5 on newegg canada is almost 100 dollars more expensive.....jesus christ.

Vor 5 Tage
Mantas Jurksa
Mantas Jurksa

"Game now", why not 3D Now!

Vor 6 Tage
MArKi LuRkaF
MArKi LuRkaF

omg sub since 2 n half million sub,,now almost 8m,,nce job linus

Vor 6 Tage
Par0normalSkiLL Gaming
Par0normalSkiLL Gaming

How are you getting a OS for $20? Lol i paid $90 for my windows 10 at best buy.

Vor 7 Tage
J o
J o

why not buy a windows 10 key online for 20

Vor 8 Tage
LiL Ninja0707
LiL Ninja0707

Hey Linus I’m Triston and I want a pc for gaming and school.My family runs on one computer and that is stressful. So I wanted to know if I can build a pc with you. My mom won’t buy me the parts because she doesn’t have the money to do it. Hit me up if I can build a pc with you.

Vor 8 Tage
SebyXD
SebyXD

Wow http://amzn.to/2VOZAPd

Vor 8 Tage
Vincent Chapman
Vincent Chapman

Why would you put a wd blue m.2 Sata? There are better pcie m.2 drives that arent very expensive and pcie is not limited by the sata cable. If I built a pc and put 2 grand into it, that pc is getting a pcie m.2 drive

Vor 9 Tage
10000 Subscribers With No Videos
10000 Subscribers With No Videos

Is this a good build? http://pcpartpicker.com/user/ItzRedbull/saved/Jqrjyc

Vor 9 Tage
yogamtw
yogamtw

The Ryzen 5 2600 is $200 in my country

Vor 9 Tage
lesto12321
lesto12321

@LTT the "Just Game" amazon affiliate link is actually taking to the "Game Now"

Vor 10 Tage
Minkoh
Minkoh

I’m looking to copy the build of your $1000 rig and I’m fairly new to building rigs, just a dumb question but would I be able to use a HDD instead of a SSD if I were to copy the build? Thank you for the feed back and the video as well, it’s very detailed and beginner friendly

Vor 10 Tage
Pokchuu lhakpa
Pokchuu lhakpa

Can I play csgo on rizon 7 gen 2 vega 10 laptop what will be fps

Vor 10 Tage
James Lee
James Lee

@Linus Tech Tips is memory latency and timing still a big deal when building a pc? been looking through diff pc sites since plan on building a new gaming pc(last one i built was 2011/12) and plan on going between $2k-$2.5k in the build. would like to see ya do a video explaining this plzzz

Vor 11 Tage
ItzBrooksFTW
ItzBrooksFTW

what is a best mother board for ryzen 2600 except b450 tomahawk

Vor 12 Tage
Squiddle
Squiddle

You could buy much cheaper on Newegg, if the VAT wouldn't make you pay even more. F for eurofags like me

Vor 12 Tage
MrKillzy
MrKillzy

Is a samsung SSD comparable to price to performance of the WD drive you recommended?

Vor 13 Tage
Matteo Frizzera
Matteo Frizzera

I've build the "game now" PC for 360€, didn't buy a graphics card. My only remorse is not buying faster RAM because the 2200G is very RAM sensitive, i suggest going for 3000Mhz. Ask me anything about the build :D

Vor 13 Tage
Nonplussed Productions
Nonplussed Productions

I know that gaming pcs are where the clicks are, but it would be really interesting to see a build for other purposes like video editing or whatever.

Vor 14 Tage
S. D. H.
S. D. H.

I'm still happy with my '1080p $1000 desktop build' from 2015, but then I am more of a casual, old-school turn-based Strategy, RPG & tab-target MMORPG type player, & never was interested in playing Shooters or twitchy 'Action Combat' console type games. I do think paying a little extra for an more-durable enterprise-class SSD is worth it for your primary drive. I will probably build my next system in 2020. My current system is below - nothing fancy or over-the-top, but it does what I need it to do at the resolutions that I am happy with. - PHANTEKS Enthoo Evolv mATX Aluminum Case (White) - $120 - ENERMAX Revolution X't ATX 530 Watt Gold-Rated Power Supply (ERX530AWT) - $80 - GIGABYTE LGA-1151 Intel H110 mATX DDR4 Motherboard (GA-H110M-S2HP) - $75 - KINGSTON HyperX FURY Black 16GB (2x8GB) 2133MHz DDR4 CL14 Memory (HX421C14FBK2/16) - $95 - INTEL Core I5-6500 3.20Ghz LGA-1151 Processor - $190 - EVGA GeForce GTX 960 4GB FTW GAMING ACX 2.0+, Graphics Card (04G-P4-3969-KR) - $175 - INTEL 240GB SATA 2.5" SSD (DC S3500 Enterprise Class) - Primary Boot/OS Drive - $150 - HP BH40N Blu-ray DVD Internal 5.25 Drive - $40 - Sound BlasterX Siege M04 Optical Gaming Mouse $55 - WESTERN DIGITAL 1TB SATA 3.5" HDD (Storage - a carryover from old system) - WESTERN DIGITAL 500GB SATA 2.5 HDD - (Storage - a carryover from old system) - I was using my old 20" Planar 1600x900 Monitor with the system, but now using an HP 27ES 27" IPS 1080p Monitor instead & an AOC i3207VW3 32" 1080P IPS secondary Monitor for streaming movies/shows in my room. - Still using my nice 20+-year-old ergonomic deluxe Microsoft Keyboard with PS/2 connector. They don't make quality feeling keyboards like this anymore! :) - Still using a 10-year-old silver Dell soundbar that integrated perfectly underneath screen of my HP 27" monitor. Also, have a more deluxe soundbar under my 32" AOC steaming monitor.

Vor 14 Tage
Hello 123456789
Hello 123456789

For $1000 build get 2060 instead of 1070Ti. Its cheaper and slightly more powerful. Plus it runs really cool and you can overclock it to easily outperform a 1080.

Vor 14 Tage
D.I.Y stuffs
D.I.Y stuffs

vega 64 in game on pc

Vor 14 Tage
bzacon
bzacon

Yo, what about those supercheap 580s available now? Just completed something very very similar to your mid tier build. Really happy with 2600/xfx580 8gb and a PNY 1tb ssd

Vor 14 Tage
Jasper Störningar
Jasper Störningar

What sucks about this is that the government slams 25% tax on every component + shipping fees, so basically what's a $1000 PC for normal people is actually a $2000 PC for me. The 1070ti is pretty much $1000 alone

Vor 15 Tage
Poly Music
Poly Music

Linus I’m thoroughly disappointed in your “Just a Game” system recommendations. The Ryzen 3 with the Gigabyte motherboard combination was a sad performer. My old system was an ASRock Z 77 motherboard W/ core i7-2600 and consistently outperformed the Ryzen by 30% or more in all facets and this is including the fact that it’s only running DDR3 memory. I made the mistake of going out and buying the recommended parts and finding out what a slug performer the system is. What I could’ve done is taken all the money I wasted and put it all into a video card which would’ve benefited the overall gaming experience much more. The other thing I didn’t realize about the Ryzen CPU is it only supports Windows 10, you may be a Windows 10 fan boy but I’m not, and a lot of the rest the world isn’t either. Windows 10 and its constant snooping isn’t necessary for a gaming rig! Complete waste of money & time!

Vor 15 Tage
westfield90
westfield90

Geez who spends over a thousand for PCs today. When I used to build my own rigs back in the day they were Max $600 for a premium build. I think the graphic cards are way over priced, the memory sticks are utilizing rip off pricing and the pricing of intel processors are ridiculous. I think it’s the gaming industry and the cash infused millenniums that have driven the prices of all these components up to stratospheric levels.

Vor 15 Tage
E G
E G

E3K22-JM20W-LFE8R Free Steam key if your quick

Vor 15 Tage
John Neff
John Neff

dont knock the 2070, that shit runs good when OCed the right way.

Vor 16 Tage
Mermaid Jay
Mermaid Jay

ThAnKs AmD

Vor 16 Tage
Juliet Resurreccion
Juliet Resurreccion

Guys pls help me in my gaming pc build. Will all these fit together and give great performance or is there parts that are better and cheaper pls help CPU - ryzen 7 1700x =$200 CPU COOLER - Ek A120 = $150 Mother board - ASUS ROG Maximus X Code LGA1151 (Intel 8th Gen) DDR4 DP HDMI M.2 Z370 ATX Gaming Motherboard with onboard 802.11AC WiFi and USB 3.1 Gen 2 =$295 Memory - HyperX Predator Black 32GB kit 3600MHz DDR4 CL17 DIMM XMP Desktop PC Memory (HX436C17PB3K2/32) = $356 Storage - Samsung 860 PRO 1TB 2.5 Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-76P1T0BW Case - $100 ( help) Power supply - $200 GPU - MSI Gaming GeForce GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 SLI DirectX 12 VR Ready Graphics Card (GTX 1070 ARMOR 8G OC) =$430

Vor 16 Tage
Neelabh Agrawal
Neelabh Agrawal

If you didnt go for 32gb of ram in the Game On Build, you could've fit a nice rtx 2080 in there. And you know it much better than me that those ballers ARE NOT FREAKING BUILDING A PC TO OPEN 200+ TABS ON CHROME!!

Vor 16 Tage
Halozone143
Halozone143

Linus I have a question I have a ryzen 5 2400G with the Vega 11 graphics Can you add to that with a GPU or once you install a GPU it only uses that VRAM

Vor 16 Tage
EvilCheeseMoon
EvilCheeseMoon

Everyone is bashing me for getting an rtx 2080 but I got it for $600 new while the other option for me was getting a 1080 ti which is $700+ and most of them are used 🤔

Vor 16 Tage
Miki Stamenkovic
Miki Stamenkovic

For the "Game Now" PC would you recommend buying a hard drive and if so could you link me the best possible one?

Vor 16 Tage
sebi the gamer
sebi the gamer

Cloud you please make a 350$ pc build please I need a pc :(

Vor 16 Tage
fire salamander
fire salamander

Is the just game PC VR ready

Vor 16 Tage
Andrenaline Studios
Andrenaline Studios

That was a year ago

Vor 17 Tage
SuperNingaJoe123 : Roblox Gamer
SuperNingaJoe123 : Roblox Gamer

I dare u to get an Intel cpu build for $500

Vor 17 Tage
Aryan gaming
Aryan gaming

if you are buying a used card be veeeeeeeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrry careful because people like to mine on a card and once it is near the end of the its life span they sell it on ebay and websites like that then you are going to buy a used card that is nearly at the end of its life span and your money will be wasted. So if you are looking for advice wait for some time and let the new rtx or gtx cards whatever they will be come out and a card like the 1070 or something like that will probably become cheaper. Happy to help :)

Vor 18 Tage
Kuldip Singh
Kuldip Singh

How? My gtx 1080ti last year cost 1200. Right now the cheapest gtx1080 ti on newegg canada is 1700..........

Vor 18 Tage
Spooksy
Spooksy

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5-2600 6 Core 3.4GHz Motherboard: MSI A320M GAMING PRO Memory: 8GB DDR4 Graphic Card: Galax Nvidia 6GB GTX 1060 OC SSD: 240GB Hard Disk: 2TB SATA III Power Supply: 650W Is this a good build on a budget of 1000?

Vor 18 Tage
Flyte
Flyte

Would a b350 tomahawk a ryzen 3 2200g and a gtx 1060 6gb with 16 gb of ram be good? And if yes would a 550w power supply be enough?

Vor 18 Tage
NahImBad
NahImBad

If u ever consider a giveaway plz remember me I really want one

Vor 18 Tage
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