Maybe Building Your Own PC is a BAD Idea

Birt 6 apr 2021
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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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  • Felt like I was going to die the entire time.

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

  • 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.

  • 24:47 - Locating logic 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • the commentary is god-like.

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

  • 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 💰

  • What's her @??

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

  • 😂 the burn at 24:40

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

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

  • 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

  • Shaking test was amazing 😂

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

  • 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.

  • Tooooooooo muuuccchhh streeessss aaaaaaahhhh

  • pagal hojaata linus asi chalte rha toh lmao / xD

  • 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 :)

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

  • 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!

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

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

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

  • 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€)

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

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

  • This brings back memories

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • Sara is beautiful

  • Linus lost some years watching that video 🤣

  • 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!

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

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

  • This was pretty cool

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

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

  • Is it still duct taped?

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

  • 🤣🤣

  • *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!

  • Hey Sarah where did you get that GPU?

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

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

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

  • Still not as bas as verge’s tutorial

  • Trust samsung oh lord how wrong is she.

  • i bought my 1660 for 200 usd new :)

  • 19:19 I was literally dying from the inside

  • She is so annoying

  • Watching this video was a stressful struggle...

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

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

  • 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

  • This gave me anxiety.

  • 😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅😅 LMAO

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

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

  • she done did it

  • 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.

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

  • I have only built 1 computer in my life. I've spent maybe 50 hours on ISmem 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 ISmem and I have successfully built a computer in a day. AND IVE NEVER CRINGED SO HARD TO A VIDEO LIKE THIS.

  • Is the second half of this video Saw 10?

  • 13:05 You gotta shake it to make it.

  • >$250 >That's a really expensive SSD Idk in which state Linus lives but I wish VAT over here was comparable xD

  • DIY is always a great idea, even when it involves explosives. Just read a lot before doing anything

  • I only watch Linus videos occasionally, is Sarah his sister, girlfriend or neither?

  • This hurt me

  • "We don't YOLO, what does that even mean?" lololol

  • The motherboard is like a voodoo doll and Linus feels every touch :D

  • Try to not cringe challenge part 2, part 1 is the video when Dennis and Anthony teamed up against Yvonne and Linus XD

  • Anybody know what my problem is? My computer starts and all the fans work, but my screens dont start (says no signal) and my mouse dont start either. It usualy take acouple of hours, the the screen and mouse start up? I tried to swich graficscard but with no success

  • In the current market, if it's your first rig, prebuilt is the way to go because parts are just too pricey and too scarce. If you have experience, it's really just a waiting game, unless you're okay buying a prebuilt to gut it for parts and just sell the remainder.

  • Without a doubt, one of the funniest videos on ISmem! Nicely done!

  • Painful indeed! lol

  • The great war against the vulture capitalist scalpers almost ensures that it is impossible to build your own PC that can hold a candle to the cost efficiency of a company that isn't paying the price gouging premium.

  • i would be scared to have here as girlfriend, xd, she just presses things in as hard as she can

  • almost had a heart attack when she pulled the gpu oh so carefully...

  • YOLO IT!

  • I had my time building my own machines in past, today i don't have the patience to do anymore, so i payed a guy to do it, i want a pc for doing this and this, no much more than that, he showed the options at that range we agreed on configuration and price and i am happy.

  • I dont know much about building pc’s other than watching my cousin build mine, but even I cringed when she turned things over and started shaking them and wiggled them

  • I built my own PC about 3-4 years ago and I regret it so much. I go through so much trouble trying to figure out what's wrong with my pc since it has WiFi issues, blue screen issues, when I shut it off it restarts, when I turn it on it just stays in a black screen and I can't get the audio driver to work so I can never use the microphone jack. Lol I thought I did so much research back then since I spent almost half a year looking up videos on every component and steps, I even knew everything Linus said through this video but in the end I know nothing about how computers work 😭 I made my biggest mistake when I had to return the motherboard, I had the Amd cooler that came with the cpu and clear instructions and videos and how to properly remove we're nonexistent so I bent my cpu pins. I got them straight again because I found some good videos on that but my confidence plumet and when I put everything back together putting the cpu back in didn't feel right but I was so done I just YOLO. Probably the main cause of all my problems.

  • she have the internet on her side. Was is some kind of rule that she cant look up "how to build your first pc" videos. Cuz she is hurting my soul.

  • 24:47 👌

  • I cannot believe you did this video in this way. Making this poor woman out to be a complete idiot. No person who was HONESTLY going to be building a pc would not actually research all of these aspects. This video plays into the trope that women gamers have 0 clue. I have a few years on you. I am 46. I have been building PCs since 1993. Back then we had to set jumpers on our motherbiards and going into the bios was a scary thought. I hope more woman call you out for this.

  • Linus is the only one who says "gaming rig"

  • You only liow once

  • Is one of the lifelines that guy from Maingear?

  • I think linus was wrong about the lego comparison, having played with lego the whole of my childhood pc building was easy, my first build posted on the first try

  • She did really, really well for a first-timer, especially given she had so much knowledge around her that she wasn't allowed to engage with much. However encouraging her to read the manuals and look for online tutorials more would have been okay and almost certainly improved performance while reducing her lack of confidence and Linus' anxiety. Also, her final conclusion was fantastic.

  • What does he mean "no shame in intel, gotta take advantage of supply and demand"

  • This shows how strong PC parts are. And we worry about Linus dropping parts.

  • If it survives the Sarah build you know it's good just saying. :)

  • I stopped breathing along the whole video.

  • i love how even the cameraman went "woooaaah" when she pushes the GPU upwards.

  • well she can choose the parts and ask someone assemble it for her, just like what they do on Micro Center.