Final Verdict - $1500 Gaming PC Secret Shopper pt4

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Komentáře • 10 118

  • TheTyrawr
    TheTyrawr Před 3 hodinami

    2:1 or 18:9

  • Will Holland
    Will Holland Před 6 hodinami

    Yes, definitely do another series.

  • Isaiah Polly
    Isaiah Polly Před 7 hodinami

    I bought that same rig from IBUYPOWER, mine had so many zip ties in it when I tried to put another hard drive in it i had to play tug of war with the PSU. Mine also came with threaded power cables. My first order was messed up and they called me and told me they would build me a new one, and gave me free express building and express shipping. 10/10 customer support in my opinion, and I’ve been able to upgrade it on my own fairly easily.

  • Sanjiv Ahangama
    Sanjiv Ahangama Před 7 hodinami

    Love this series. Keep doing more of it!

  • Lugs Zero Creativity for Names

    What were those bests around 5:20?

  • Scotty MSU
    Scotty MSU Před 8 hodinami

    Alienware is junk.. I swear!

  • Dustin Moore
    Dustin Moore Před 10 hodinami

    Hey linus since you don't like the chronos cpu can I have it :p

  • changes8
    changes8 Před 12 hodinami

    This was brutal to watch yet I had to finish it. I feel for all the people that have to go through this. I am also looking forward to a second season with maybe more competitors.

  • Nico de Klerk
    Nico de Klerk Před 14 hodinami

    So the Origin i3 outperformed the Origin i5 System? So their original config was better than the upgraded one... interesting...

  • James Garrison
    James Garrison Před 18 hodinami

    I have a computer that I built 4 years ago (Intel Core i7 3820, Geforce GTX 980, 32gb RAM) and my computer still hangs with the Alienware in this review.

  • natosha beals
    natosha beals Před 19 hodinami

    I liked this series good job

  • GamerJonaleko
    GamerJonaleko Před 20 hodinami

    This series was awesome, it would actually be cool for there to be a season 2 lol

  • Josh Simpson
    Josh Simpson Před 23 hodinami

    Was the IBuyPower system running these benchmarks with 16 or 8 gigs of RAM? Because considering they didn't help put that other stick of 8 back in, it should be benched at 8

  • Njebs Mac
    Njebs Mac Před 23 hodinami

    10:12 wtf Ivan

  • MrSmitz
    MrSmitz Před 23 hodinami

    The iBuyPower now has a RTX 2070 is it worth it?

  • Richard Graham
    Richard Graham Před dnem

    I hope you heard back from iBUYPOWER and were given an apology from them regarding their dusgusting lack of "support" I also hope that they fired that totally useless arrogant prick that answered the phone from their tech. department. Bastards like that are good enough reasons to stay away from that company especially if they do nothing about it! Glad to see the warranty error was also picked out, the guy gave you two years for free, but Linus was so full of himself and so sure they were going to try to flog it to her, he laughed and talked over the top of the guy. Shouldn't be so ahead of yourself mate, you may catch yourself coming when you are going.

  • Machine Mechine
    Machine Mechine Před dnem

    8:57 Zomg, it's just like reliving my past computers only with the computer repair technician there to tell me all the crap I had to wade through just to be admin.

  • Machine Mechine
    Machine Mechine Před dnem

    5:38 setting a lower lifespan to increase profit via replacement parts and/or service. Comes free with Dell. Though, that doesn't mean it will fail, just under normal conditions the chances for it to fail are high enough to generate the profit for the replacement parts & service, which for Dell, is incredibly expensive.

  • Machine Mechine
    Machine Mechine Před dnem

    4:32 ah huk huk hug kiikkkk Yeah, idk. What tha fack? Perhaps it's a entry level thing. You know, like a senario to cover a majority of senarios so that the big white rabbit doesn't get wreck f***ed in the end? It's a assembled retail product? It's a watered down brand that struggles to hit the standard PC gaming power/speed benchmark?

  • Machine Mechine
    Machine Mechine Před dnem

    3:07 Yup, 2003 Dell XPS did the same thing under intel chipset & pentium with a Nvidia 6800GT, something like that. All factory production parts of Dell, very similar to the 2018 Alienwear shown here, only without the big Alien on it. 4 horsepower leaf blower cooler that only ever kicks on when all hell has broken loose. I only saw it happen once, but it was well beyond alienating as a experience. It's a well designed cooling system that doesn't work all that well in the real world because of the way it's controlled? It could just be a glitch, who knows. That XPS was designed for airflow, though here it's water cooled & compact. ???

  • royben24485
    royben24485 Před dnem

    Thanks guys this was really interesting. Think you could do a similar series for laptops also sometime?

  • schnee mann
    schnee mann Před dnem

    Testing 1500$ machines while using an aspect ratio made primarily for mobile devices. STOP THAT BULLSHIT!

  • Flame Spirit
    Flame Spirit Před dnem

    Maingear is the winer here, you wanted something that could game and stream and it does it the best. And also, they had the best customer support...

  • Sven Heilbrunner
    Sven Heilbrunner Před dnem

    21:26 3500 MEGABITS in OBS, holy smokes ^^ Were you going for 360° 8k 240hz recording? :D

  • MrPerforations
    MrPerforations Před dnem

    the ssd is to small to be supported by the motherboard, need a 240gb plus size. everything smaller is incompatible.

  • FluffySpaghetti
    FluffySpaghetti Před 2 dny

    The Origin pc is the same specs i got on a $800 LAPTOP (Acer Nitro 5)

  • Ilovemylife
    Ilovemylife Před 2 dny

    The problem of alienware case at last part is Only Bios update. HAHA

  • Brian Terrill
    Brian Terrill Před 2 dny

    SAME TIME NEXT YEAR. For a holiday shopping/building buyers guide.

  • Aaron SemlerPDX
    Aaron SemlerPDX Před 2 dny

    I loved this series!! Thanks guys! Can't wait for the next undercover shopping tech roundup sales review miami vice show!!

  • StandStiII
    StandStiII Před 2 dny

    Subtle dab

  • watermelon head
    watermelon head Před 2 dny

    the guns that ivan pulls out are from dollarama they have the orange stuff on the barrel for kids

  • Sasha Lebedev
    Sasha Lebedev Před 2 dny

    after scrapwars this was my favorite episodes, gj

  • J dUb
    J dUb Před 2 dny

    Great videos! This series was very insightful and entertaining. Fantastic job!

  • Malek Abu Rub
    Malek Abu Rub Před 2 dny

    One of the best tech series so far

  • GraysonPlays !
    GraysonPlays ! Před 2 dny

    You guys are the best, although you guys does not make me feel better about not having a PC of my own, my terrible little hp stream 14 can barely run Minecraft, and I have been researching for about a year to find a decent PC build I could afford but I can never find the money, if you guys could make a build for about $400 that could actually run fps games decently I would be very in debt. Also you guys have helped me find my dream career, in a couple months I will be taking classes for Info Tech , hoping to go into software development as well as coding games and websites, so thank you for making the content you do, and keep up the good work

  • Better Fly
    Better Fly Před 2 dny

    Any one knows the sound track for this video?
    7:01 if possible.

  • Super Joe Pardo
    Super Joe Pardo Před 2 dny

    Definitely do it again. Maybe try graphics cards and ram?

  • Joshua Tsang
    Joshua Tsang Před 2 dny

    Ok so buy from Maingear thanks comments section!

  • Nilupul Malinda Kulathunga

    I've never built a complete PC by myself. But after watching a lot of CHclip videos and researching over the internet I'm very positive it's doable.
    But I've always wondered if it is better to buy a pre-built PC rather than putting it together by myself. After watching this video, I lost most of my trust in pre-built PCs and their built quality.
    Now it seems, building the PC by myself is the better option.
    Does anyone have any advice? Any disadvantages or advantages?

  • MrGencyExit64
    MrGencyExit64 Před 3 dny

    Best practice with Ryzen CPUs is the AMD Balanced power profile, not High Performance.

  • the_wacko545
    the_wacko545 Před 3 dny

    im going to show this to all my dumbass friends

  • Eric Lopez
    Eric Lopez Před 3 dny

    What if you guys did a clean windows install with the Aroua? (Can’t spell)

  • egypshun03
    egypshun03 Před 3 dny

    Do cyberpowerpc, is he interested in seeing the results

  • Josh K
    Josh K Před 3 dny

    Excellent series and mad props to main gear. Now I have never "bought" a gaming PC, if I were in the market, they're on my radar. Of course more would have to be spent to something higher end. I believe the customer experience in total was definitely stand out! The Omen would probably be #2 for me as I think they pack quite a lot of value.

  • Amir ZM
    Amir ZM Před 4 dny

    I just fucking found the John McAfee video! Damn go watch that!

  • B-Mac
    B-Mac Před 4 dny

    objectivly tho, even tho they suck at building the pc, ibuypower was the best deal hands down no contest

  • Jeff Thomas
    Jeff Thomas Před 4 dny

    Time for a LINUS TECH $1,500 Gaming System to hit the market.

  • Trophonix
    Trophonix Před 4 dny


  • Trophonix
    Trophonix Před 4 dny

    TBH I would buy from maingear if I were to buy prebuilt after watching this series...

  • Tyler Gregg
    Tyler Gregg Před 4 dny

    I would love to see this concept get another series. CyberPower, Xidax, Acer's Predator line, Digital Storm, and Ironside would be a very interesting lineup.

  • Gergely H
    Gergely H Před 4 dny

    I would only recommend a prebuilt system to someone who is not tech savy so in my mind Maingear is the clear winner here.

  • alex webb
    alex webb Před 5 dny

    Am I the only person to hear him say it had an i5 and a 1050 but in the bios it shows an i3-8100? 12:49

  • agentp92115
    agentp92115 Před 5 dny

    Why do you guys always pronounce it "N.V.M.E" when it's meant to be pronounced "Envy Me"?

  • northernKaizer
    northernKaizer Před 5 dny

    so i started an account with maingear today and under the question "How did you hear about us?" ltt is an option!! thats cool

  • conman3609
    conman3609 Před 5 dny

    macfea is dam virus

  • Phil42 Playsgames
    Phil42 Playsgames Před 5 dny

    What about Lenovo Legion PCs?

  • Pearson James
    Pearson James Před 5 dny +2

    How are these huge manufacturers so exquisitely incompetent. Whoever designed Dell's system should be fired and you should sue Origin for endangering the public.
    Edit: Origin should be ashamed for their obvious consumer gouging, how is it possible that a 1050ti desktop costs 1500, a laptop with 1050ti consistently comes in at 900, it made me sick.

  • alfred zex
    alfred zex Před 5 dny

    Do it again Linus... i love watching this secret shopper

  • changsifon
    changsifon Před 6 dny

    12:35 - i3-8100.. where is the i5 ?

    • Prince Kael
      Prince Kael Před 3 dny

      Linus was testing both i5 and i3 versions of that PC, thats why.

  • SlickSnoopy
    SlickSnoopy Před 6 dny

    Hey Origin. Nice Console you got there, bit overpriced though.

  • Randomness
    Randomness Před 6 dny

    Great series

  • Audherbagn
    Audherbagn Před 6 dny

    why does everyone use msi?

    • Goku Godly
      Goku Godly Před 5 dny

      Because of dragons logo MSI
      Dragon red is cool like msi

  • Henry M.
    Henry M. Před 6 dny

    Ivan is cringy.

  • Il Cuggino Canadese
    Il Cuggino Canadese Před 6 dny +4

    That Origin PC looks to me like a hyper expensive Xbox One.

  • Jeron plays
    Jeron plays Před 6 dny

    is there any Australia website for this computer websites like this?

  • Justin Borriello
    Justin Borriello Před 7 dny

    i don't care what anyone says, if i ever buy a prebuilt maingear can take all my money

  • kevin ham
    kevin ham Před 7 dny

    awesome costumes

  • G W
    G W Před 7 dny

    Linus, start a PC building arm to your company and you will kill aliendell and co.

  • David Yoho
    David Yoho Před 7 dny

    *SHEIT* 😂🤣😂 👍

  • Aeiou
    Aeiou Před 7 dny +2

    That ORIGIN pc, what a joke.

  • High Desert Exile
    High Desert Exile Před 7 dny

    ya should do this once every year, will end up making these builders and their tech support better I'd imagine

  • Timmy Morrison
    Timmy Morrison Před 7 dny

    Hey I'm having the same problem with windows 10 holding 4g of ram
    any fix?

  • Gage Austin
    Gage Austin Před 7 dny

    Would love to see ironside in this

  • Robert Germanelo
    Robert Germanelo Před 7 dny

    All the downvotes are from Dell employees. Lol

  • Wistbacka
    Wistbacka Před 8 dny +1

    Wtf Linus? You can stream very easy and well with shadowplay if you just want to stream with no fancy settings. And if you want fancy settings, you go streamlabs, not OBS. But for no frills streaming, shadowplay (or amd's equivalent) works plenty! I actually get vetter video quality with shadowplay than with streamlabs even at same settings and bitrate.

  • DerekSiems
    DerekSiems Před 8 dny +1

    This the problem with PCs. Something needs to be done to streamline the experience of understanding the hierarchy of parts and the steps of assembly. If even the "professionals" don't understand the parts and can't plug things into the right slot when building them, this is a failure on the end of the people making these parts in the first place. Even the most seasoned PC youtubers will often be caught by surprise at how a CPU and GPU will bottleneck each other when they were sure they had a perfect paired performance match. Short of buying everything and benchmarking it all, there's almost no way to know what will really give the performance you want, and god help you if you have the wrong motherboard and the GPU won't fit or the CPU cooler interferes. It's like the only way to really know if your whole setup will be compatible and optimized for parity (without exhaustive googling) is to literally be a computer tech that builds systems all day.

  • DerekSiems
    DerekSiems Před 8 dny +1

    Add in Microcenter Powerspec next time. I was going to build a PC from parts and somehow they annihilated any custom configurations I could come up with on price, even using websites that track sales, etc. The Windows has no bloatware on it and the build quality and cable management is excellent.

  • MrManslayerX
    MrManslayerX Před 8 dny

    I bought an Origin PC, let me go over my experience with it.
    First I'll start off by saying, their support is pretty great. They're timely, they're responsive, and they actually help.
    However! I got their own AIO liquid cooler (Big mistake in retrospect, shoulda gotten a good brand) with unresolved air in the line. So I ended up having them send me a new one, sent the old one back, and this one AGAIN had unresolved air in the line!!! Before that point I've never messed around with liquid coolers (My old PC had a custom-milled copper block and fan solution) so I didn't want to risk bleeding the air out of the line myself and damaging it/something else.
    But it gets better, their paste job was utter shit on the connecting plate. It was a blob that was squished into maybe 2-3/5th of the entire space. Naturally, I cleaned all that off, hand polished both plates, and put my own thermal paste on.
    I'm quite happy with their silent fans, I've had this computer for about 2 and a half years now and this machine is holding up very well, and none of the fans are getting loose on their barings or anything. I just decided to deal with the slightly noisy liquid cooler, but that's because the warranty was up on my stuff. Next cooler I buy will be a reputable brand, that's for sure.
    That reminds me, I got their 32GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum 3000mhz RAM and one of the sticks ended up shitting out on me. What I didn't realize at the time was that Corsair had a lifetime warranty on their RAM (I was talking to one of my friends about PC building and hardware and Corsair RAM came up in conversation) and I was running on 16 GB of RAM at the time because the MOBO I have runs the RAM in pairs. I'm glad my dad told me to keep the stick that died, lol.
    Their cable management left some things to be desired, if I built a computer myself I'd have definitely ran the cables a bit more 'reversible' (They routed the cables through the back panel of the computer, and quite snugly, which made it extremely difficult to try and back-trace and re-run wires) which reminds me of another point, actually.
    The AIO cooler's power just died one day, and I found out that the pump for the liquid just stopped. I called up their support, and it turns out that the port that gave power to it died, so now I have the pump plugged directly into the motherboard power. Can't remember exactly how it went.
    The computer came with a factory image of the hard drives, and they properly set up fast booting on the Samsung 950 m.2 NVMe SSD, so good for them. The chassis I got came with a 5-bay hard drive solution behind the front panel of the computer, so that's pretty nice.
    I believe that's pretty much it though. Other than their shitty AIO coolers, I have had no other issues with my Origin PC.
    The RAM sticks weren't their own brand, so I'll waive that.
    When it comes to computer building I wouldn't say I'm great, but I at least have a pretty thorough idea of what I'm doing. I was thinking about building the computer myself, but at the end of the day, it only would have ended up in a couple hundred bucks in savings (Factoring in the free game promos and stuff I got at the time) So I decided I'd go with them.
    Wouldn't say I regret it, really. Other than their crap-chute AIO liquid cooling units, I'm satisfied with my Origin experience. Their support was on the ball, quick, responsive, and took the time to go through issues with me. The rest of the PC operates as expected.

  • stormchaser8472
    stormchaser8472 Před 8 dny +1

    Yeah when I got my Alienware 17 inch r3 that thing was a freaking nightmare when I got it I had to completely uninstall the drop sensor drivers just to get the thing to boot off the non nvme SSD under a couple of minutes the BIOS is complete crap on the thing along with their tech support.and what the hell I mean that thing can take to nvme ssds and then they put in that crappy non nvme thing what the hell. and what the heck is with having a 4K display on mine with only a GTX 970m in there it can't even run I think it was Left 4 Dead 2 on that damn thing running at 4K and not to mention all of the various hours and days I've spent trying to get that thing to run right!

  • Ryan Andrews
    Ryan Andrews Před 8 dny

    Yes moar!!!!!

  • remy5405
    remy5405 Před 8 dny

    I just called eureka desk company about how to mod the desk and they had the engineer that designed the desk call me and he answered all my questions and told me how to do what i wanted to do without damaging the desk. Then askes if i would send him pictures of the result so he may try to implement it into v2

  • Joe Ly
    Joe Ly Před 8 dny

    NZXT BLD service... Kinda surprised it wasn't considered.

  • atTravelspeed
    atTravelspeed Před 8 dny

    Holy shit, my computer had 16GB ram and SSD drive in 2011, I can't believe today it's the same specks.

    NATURAL SPIRIT Před 8 dny

    LMFAO,A Russian and CANDIAN who thinks they are 1856 Cowboys! LOL

  • Halbarz Felarrow
    Halbarz Felarrow Před 9 dny

    I was expecting Origin to sponsor this video :P

  • Tony Hunt
    Tony Hunt Před 9 dny

    I built a rig for a client over a year ago for $1500 that would eat these machines alive. All games loaded, OS perfect, all updates loaded, and everything OCed. No idea why the big boys in gaming couldnt have crushed me on this kind of work. But this is what happens when you have to pay 20 people to build and support a machine that shouldn't require any hassle in deployment...

  • Nick TheRogue
    Nick TheRogue Před 9 dny

    This was a really great series, guys. It would be great to see something similar further down the line to see how the level of service and the value for money provided by each of these companies changes in, say, a year or two.

  • Chester Rico
    Chester Rico Před 9 dny

    That Maingear thing is something I would build and sell.

  • Nick Wollman
    Nick Wollman Před 9 dny

    Try out AVADirect Computers for next season!

  • Hyper Striker
    Hyper Striker Před 9 dny

    mine uses like 5 gb of ram at idle lol

  • Braydon Turner
    Braydon Turner Před 9 dny

    didnt you sponsor Origin

  • deminybs
    deminybs Před 9 dny

    hey I just upgraded my system for a little over $1,500 ...
    minus the monitor\keyboard\mouse\case\and psu ..xD

  • Herobrine Player
    Herobrine Player Před 9 dny

    I have a better value for only $1400(RTX 2070, 32GB RAM, i7-9700k, 1TB SSD)

  • Eduardo Llanos
    Eduardo Llanos Před 9 dny

    I would like to see you guys add your version of a $1500 gaming system and have it benchmarked with the ones you purchased. Thanks for the video, I learned a lot!!

  • Daniel Petrella
    Daniel Petrella Před 9 dny

    I really enjoyed this. Maingear would be what I would end up buying because I like the way they were.

  • harry
    harry Před 9 dny

    core i5 in the origin pc but in the bios it says core i3 ???

    • Prince Kael
      Prince Kael Před 3 dny

      Because for that PC Linus was testing both the i5 and i3.

  • Specaono
    Specaono Před 10 dny

    That face mask lmao

  • Tuscani Tib
    Tuscani Tib Před 10 dny

    i bought a Microtel prebuild for my wife to use for gaming. never had an issue with them or with the machine

  • Toaster N'Friends
    Toaster N'Friends Před 10 dny

    iBuyPower and CyberPower PC, both used to be owned by the same company/people about 12 years ago though I don't know if that's still the case today. Anyway, my theory is that both companies make their largest profit margin off of shipping costs, they ship a boatload of DOAs or rigs requiring RMAs *AND THEY CHARGE FOR SHIPPING* in the vast majority of cases, even though the fuck ups are their own fault.

    • James Brock
      James Brock Před 9 dny

      LOL, I always love coming across CyberPower bashers. While I am sure they are somewhat similar companies in how they package and sell Gaming Desktop PCs, I have had no dealings with IBuyPower so can't speak about them directly. I have no reason to believe your statement about them being owned under the same roof at one time; but that does not have any relevance though. Your statement about knock off parts simply has no basis either. Very much like someone recently trying to dissuade me from purchasing an i5-8600K through Walmart, who claimed to be of the same background as you, advising me it was much like the same endeavor of buying a TV from Walmart and how they have inferior parts put in their electronics they sell off the shelf While that MAY be true (yes, I have heard those tales as well and those involving Home Depot) to assert that Intel makes different spec i5-8600Ks? Ridiculous, just like trying to say that the ASUS M5A97 R2.0 MOBO found in one CypberPower's rigs is different from an ASUS M5A97 R2.0 MOBO found in another company's rig or the board itself being sold online somewhere, like at NEWEGG. The CPU showed up at my door in the same Intel box as would be found in any computer parts store or online seller. A GEFORCE GTX1070, is the same component in a CyberPower rig as sold thru NEWEGG. It all boils down to people being lazy and not doing their own research to learn the components and would rather have someone TELL them what to purchase instead of doing the research, seeing what is available in a pre-built rig and deciding for themselves if they are getting a good deal at the time of their purchase. The advantage of doing the research is knowing where you can or cannot, make improvements somewhere down the line to a rig you buy today, a rig that can be had for a good price pre-assembled bc some unionized over paid worker is not the one assembling it. As a consumer, who cares whether the person getting paid to put it together is getting $5.50/hr or $10.50/hr ?? At the minimum, be satisfied with the fact they are working.

    • Toaster N'Friends
      Toaster N'Friends Před 9 dny

      +James Brock No, it's based on percentage, you'd think that would be implied but this is the internet after all.
      I've built hundreds of PCs, it was my job for much of my 20's, and the chances of getting faulty hardware are very slim. But places like CyberPower and iBuyPower are essentially souped up Chinese sweat shops with warehouses in the USA, and the quality of their builders is hit or miss, which is precisely why ordering a PC from them is hit or miss.

    • James Brock
      James Brock Před 9 dny

      Would that be bc they actually SELL a BOATLOAD of rigs TNF? The higher the number sold, the more RMAs there will be; only logical. Buy their rigs from Best Buy or another seller then and avoid high shipping instead of directly from them then. Problem solved....

  • Connor Decker
    Connor Decker Před 10 dny

    Basically what I've learned is people arent just mad that alienware sold out to dell, but that they are actually trash.
    I'm also further backed up that HP is junk.
    I'll never reccomend Origin.
    iBuyPower is actually ok when it comes to pre built and the other two are moderate.. but missing that 1500$ punch.