What did we BUY?? - $1500 Gaming PC Secret Shopper pt2

  • čas přidán 11. 12. 2018
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    In our second episode we unbox and get first impressions of the 5 systems we ordered while undercover.
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Komentáře • 8 190

  • Kashif Riley
    Kashif Riley Před 6 hodinami

    @3:14 I would have been PISSED!!!

  • PT Videos
    PT Videos Před dnem +1

    1/10 the speed of the Dell
    Pure Gold

  • Alcatraz Namikaze
    Alcatraz Namikaze Před dnem

    Origin PC 1500 bucks 1050ti and 120 gb ssd lmao. My 3 yo rog laptop is better than that. and cheaper.

  • Mininessie
    Mininessie Před 3 dny +1

    2018 optical drive why

  • Thomas Britton
    Thomas Britton Před 4 dny

    2:26 A sales representative's head pops up and in foreign accent repeatedly asks you to consider buying the care/support/warranty

  • Fisher Perkins
    Fisher Perkins Před 5 dny

    I'm glad I built my pc, I got a 9700k 240 mm AIO, RTX 2070, 16gb ram (3200), 800 watt PS, and a z390 motherboard for $1450 U.S.

  • curlyvltr
    curlyvltr Před 5 dny

    Your Canadian is showing, Hey. XP

  • Gallons Of Milk Gaming

    i feel bad for ivan because linus made him wear those glasses then linus said screw me. ivan should take it up with HR

  • Qing Empire
    Qing Empire Před 7 dny

    This series is great

  • TheCR04
    TheCR04 Před 7 dny

    The plastic has holes so they can turn PC on for testing

  • JayzBeerz
    JayzBeerz Před 8 dny +2

    should of called nzxt they are trash as well. they shipped me a pc with out the mother board being screwed down and caused the graphics card and wifi card to be bent.

  • D S
    D S Před 8 dny

    Linus and Yvonne, sounds Swedish.

  • Bangcat
    Bangcat Před 9 dny

    Now why didn't you secret shop Digital Storm?...

  • Megan Bryant
    Megan Bryant Před 9 dny

    The origin is slick

  • Kai You
    Kai You Před 10 dny

    ibuypower mce003, i got it for 1400 at microcenter and it has a ryzen 2700x and rtx 2070. It's insane to think that 1500 dollar pc has such low specs...

  • fishcock
    fishcock Před 10 dny +1

    Now I want to build a new pc.

  • Limit-R
    Limit-R Před 11 dny

    I haven't even made it 2 minutes. Just wanted to say that the intro was GLORIOUS!

  • Jack Jennaway
    Jack Jennaway Před 11 dny

    Props to the editing team on this one. I LOVE that intro.

  • Vladimir Petrovic
    Vladimir Petrovic Před 11 dny

    5:13 my uncle i told him and he wont do it

  • Hig Ham
    Hig Ham Před 11 dny

    Shitbox central here $1500 don't get you far all that wasted space ITX is a clear winner for that budget

  • Rhett Brady
    Rhett Brady Před 12 dny

    Lol, delalianware

  • Ice Clan
    Ice Clan Před 12 dny

    i got a alienware r7 for 1500 on black friday and a discount from my moms work for about 1000$ it came with a 1080 and a i7 7800 but i dumped the keyboard and mouse to upgradefrom a 1070 to a 1080 so im happy about that

    • Ice Clan
      Ice Clan Před 12 dny

      my gpu also looks better its blower style and has silver and gry acents

  • John Meise
    John Meise Před 13 dny

    17:50 Umm...really? $5 is a significant amount when the system costs $1,500? Even as small as profit margin is for electronic components, that's still insignificant.

  • James
    James Před 13 dny

    Dude you got to lose the Slavic

  • DCtropical C
    DCtropical C Před 13 dny


  • Nick Gray
    Nick Gray Před 13 dny

    The website for bestbuy is on my shitlist, my grandmother bought an all in one because the listing said it had dedicated graphics... Needless to say it did not as its an all in one. was 1500 bucks and i could have built her one of a similar spec (including the monitor) for 800 ish. ALso, My dirst thought on the origin is how much it reminded me of an xbox in its aesthetic, then i also relised its also similar to an xbox 360 in its storage size xD

  • Hanganu Eusebiu Andrei
    Hanganu Eusebiu Andrei Před 13 dny

    Maingear and HP impressed me

  • DreadsGaming
    DreadsGaming Před 13 dny

    Why are all these companies using horribly ugly and cheap mobos and ram lol the HP one even has a glass window, like anyone would ever want to display that ugly system

  • Dexter Live
    Dexter Live Před 14 dny

    17:23 thats hilarious i had this exact same case xD

  • Sundar B.
    Sundar B. Před 14 dny

    I have a suggestion to wear a lab coat like csi forensics and the cop dude would be the detective

  • Nice Guy
    Nice Guy Před 14 dny +2

    am I the only one who found that intro super entertaining?

  • Drizzy Bone614
    Drizzy Bone614 Před 14 dny +1

    when he took of the sunglasses to only to reveal another pair i lost it

  • vincent Bertucci
    vincent Bertucci Před 15 dny

    that intro lol

  • William Paxton Robinson

    Another thing to check is to see if they did the jumpers correctly on the system board. I have had to rewire a couple because it was not wired correctly when it was assembled. It is a toss up between two and they are too close to call from the build standpoint.

  • William Paxton Robinson

    You go ripped off on the Origin Desktop.

  • Sol Fischer
    Sol Fischer Před 16 dny

    Best 600$ build = Ryzen3 2200g and rx 580 armour

  • Sol Fischer
    Sol Fischer Před 16 dny

    Who is the other guy?

  • Alexander Peters
    Alexander Peters Před 16 dny

    Umm... anyone else notice that Maingear case is just an NZXT S340? I mean, nice case, but pretty sure that's just off-the-shelf w/a custom front panel.

  • GLN TV
    GLN TV Před 16 dny

    Best System for 1500 Bucks: R5 2600 & RTX 2070 & Rest

  • CDXX
    CDXX Před 17 dny

    Core i5 with a GTX 1050?

  • Marc Martha
    Marc Martha Před 17 dny


  • Aleksandar Z
    Aleksandar Z Před 17 dny

    dickheads with job , just in america

  • Jarrod Moore
    Jarrod Moore Před 18 dny

    even if those included games suck, they're triple A titles and go for like $60 each. so if you're not interested just sell the code, get back some money that you spent.

  • Jay Liang
    Jay Liang Před 18 dny


  • Mahatma Pech
    Mahatma Pech Před 18 dny

    to the OMEN: air balance … 120mm front 92 mm rear fans and (?) ……. you Forget the graphics Card that will also suck out air … so to me the balance is even!

  • James :D
    James :D Před 19 dny

    Meanwhile NZXT

  • JViello
    JViello Před 19 dny +1

    Good - Fast - Cheap: Pick Two.
    At this point, Maingear is showing they are not the bargain shoppers choice. All that "good" cost money. To get the service, quality and "goodies" Maingear's rig is going to cost a few hundred more for an equally equipped box. Perfectly fine with me. If a few hundred $ more means I can avoid that boondoggle of an experience with Dell or one of the others, sign me up. Overpaying sucks, but there is a point where quality is worth a little more. Edit for wonky formatting???

  • Randenie
    Randenie Před 20 dny

    Is Linus Michael Bolton's son??

  • Jakery
    Jakery Před 20 dny

    The camera focus is hurting my eyes.

  • Veris
    Veris Před 20 dny

    The posters are like ricer car stickers, they add fps bruh.

  • This is Pointless
    This is Pointless Před 20 dny

    same old same old, cheap components for a premium

  • CooproxXo1
    CooproxXo1 Před 20 dny

    I’ve watched this video like 5 times it’s just awesome!

  • Sharkbait1986
    Sharkbait1986 Před 20 dny

    I wonder how many of their support people got fired after this XD

    LLOCL Před 20 dny

    15:12 were gonna act like we didn’t notice the verge pc build joke

  • PatrickIV
    PatrickIV Před 21 dnem

    Linus Box reviews.

  • Twisted agent
    Twisted agent Před 21 dnem

    I just wonder where these computers ended up lol

  • JX
    JX Před 21 dnem

    a 128gb ssd? How generous!

  • Vutrodlak
    Vutrodlak Před 21 dnem

    Hey guys i know this is random but i need help with a PSU, Im buying an
    rx 480 8gb for 120 euros next week, i have a i5 2500. And i need a psu,
    but i dont know how to read amps. Is this psu good? BQT L7-530W It has 2
    12v rails and each have 22 Amps. Should i go for 2 rails or 1 rail.

  • Raoul Zac
    Raoul Zac Před 21 dnem

    Either Maingear or
    HP Omen

  • Austin Janes
    Austin Janes Před 22 dny

    my favorite video on the channel

  • Null
    Null Před 22 dny

    I imagine the offices of different companies and everyone is running around after they discovered that Janice was Linus all time long

  • WiredDragon7429
    WiredDragon7429 Před 23 dny

    You should make a pc company. you'll become rich.

  • WiredDragon7429
    WiredDragon7429 Před 23 dny

    I wanted to see the PCs in action :(

  • Zugie01
    Zugie01 Před 24 dny

    So not ordering Dell. EVER. i'll buy used and upgrade accordingly, but never new, including alienware. I rather build mine, but sometimes you do get a better deal buying a prefab over building. rarely, but it does happen.

  • UHAX
    UHAX Před 24 dny

    I wonder where Ivan is from. He has a very unique accent.

  • An average Nerfer
    An average Nerfer Před 24 dny +3

    4:31 “Screw me!” Yeahhh...it’s good

  • Bandon Sanders
    Bandon Sanders Před 26 dny

    you should just start making old western videos that into was amazing haha

  • Harrie Span
    Harrie Span Před 26 dny

    Lol that Alienware packaging is nothing like the original one had

  • CGxNeon
    CGxNeon Před 26 dny

    Who else noticed the diss to apple linus says "audio, can't take headphone jacks for granted these days " lol

  • Kcducttaper1
    Kcducttaper1 Před 27 dny

    Hey, that's my exact case at 17:10! Not even joking! It's an XION Vantage case. I'm still rocking my OC'ed Phenom X6 1100t in there too!

  • ExplicitUnderstanding
    ExplicitUnderstanding Před 27 dny

    so ibuypower worth it?

  • Artofficial
    Artofficial Před 27 dny

    origin stinks

  • Sponsi
    Sponsi Před 27 dny

    And now a giveaway? : )

  • Jolly IWNL
    Jolly IWNL Před 28 dny

    3:37 rip white guy

  • Muffinman913
    Muffinman913 Před 28 dny

    When he put the Alienware pc on the counter top it sounded like the pc had the most shit protection

  • Hero of Twilight
    Hero of Twilight Před 28 dny

    dude i fucking hate ibuypower. I bought two of their gaming desktops and they were both faulty. Not to mention the packing was horrendous. Smh ibuypower.

  • Hugh Hemington
    Hugh Hemington Před 28 dny

    Wow! The intro is disturbingly similar to Dirk Diggler and Brock Landers.

  • Daniel C
    Daniel C Před 29 dny

    lol hey that's my rig.

  • TheSpeedyViking
    TheSpeedyViking Před 29 dny

    So basically, volcano insurance in Canada is a better investment than the hardware in an Origin PC...

  • Roscoe
    Roscoe Před 29 dny

    The origin extras was nice but 1500 for those specs was a rip off...

  • upbuttcoconut123
    upbuttcoconut123 Před měsícem

    sad to see no cyberpower. they were the ones to really introduce me to gaming when i bought a laptop and its still running 4-5 years later, even after they replaced my ram at the only cost of shipping

  • RedMatterPlayz
    RedMatterPlayz Před měsícem +1


  • Charles Davis
    Charles Davis Před měsícem

    Can I have one

  • Virtus
    Virtus Před měsícem

    26:48 Ryzen 5 2600x is NOT usefully overclockable. The boost gives the auto-OC and boosts up to 4.2 when needed. OC makes it either unstable or not worth it due to heat. That was my experience with it. The default power plan (balanced) works best for me.

  • Virtus
    Virtus Před měsícem

    3:47 it's lower than the box because you already took the box that was on top of it you silly goose!

  • Paul Williams
    Paul Williams Před měsícem

    21:54 call of duty black ops 4..........................

  • Aidan Pratt
    Aidan Pratt Před měsícem

    My favorite show linium t.i

  • Clown Whisper
    Clown Whisper Před měsícem

    That is a rear exhaust power supply they're not trying to suck the heat out it's sucking in then out if they would have used the full size case fan it would have retarded the power supply exhaust. Large companies like HP and Dell have overpaid engineers that check every goddamn thing no. Someone probably worked in a year on that air flow LOL. Trust me put a larger fan and retired the power supply cooling

  • Joseph Craig
    Joseph Craig Před měsícem

    There's a model s in the intro

  • Daniel Tiessen
    Daniel Tiessen Před měsícem

    Intro is amazing. Need more of these

  • Matt Zeiders
    Matt Zeiders Před měsícem +1

    By the way I really love this new movie format Linus please keep it up thank you bye💜🖤💖❤️🥀🇰🇷🇰🇵🇯🇵

  • Joel George
    Joel George Před měsícem

    Ivan is now my favorite private detective! XD

  • Jason R
    Jason R Před měsícem

    Ignoring the specs and intellectual view point of this vid, I'm like, look at all of these desktops that would bankrupt me lol just bought an ebay custom desktop that comes with AMD A10 7850k cpu w/ integrated R7 relevant gpu which is either r7 240 or r7 7850k, idk because it's difficult for people selling their systems to screenshot their device manager sometimes I guess. For $200. If someone could tell me that I got ripped off or not before the system arrives, that would be lovely. I'm not the kind of gpu mining gamer obviously, medium is just fine for me as long as I can still mod. Also, it's customly configured inside of a thermallake case if that makes a difference. I preferred it because I enjoy simple looks on my setups, hell I bought a 20" voc monitor for $25 to go with it because it was plain. I hate rigs that are rainbow rgb or look like they came from a black ops pre order bundle.

  • Sebastian Muller
    Sebastian Muller Před měsícem +1

    Did anyone notice that Linus is wearing socks and sandals

  • Rob Morrow
    Rob Morrow Před měsícem

    "Both" lists three things...

  • Johan Martinson
    Johan Martinson Před měsícem

    This intro is fucking awesome 😁

  • cbrusharmy
    cbrusharmy Před měsícem

    I bought a $2,000 50 lb. Alienware laptop in '06 -- the alien head never lit up, and the power supply cord (whatever) kept coming loose, and shipping for repairs from Germany was a mistake. Still, I'd rather buy that Alienware than from the Dell-owned variety. Maybe I haven't given them a fair chance.

  • Calvin Null
    Calvin Null Před měsícem

    missing screw to the nvme drive.

  • Sean Goldstrohm
    Sean Goldstrohm Před měsícem

    The inside looks almost identical to my dell XP’s from 2016

  • lasarousi
    lasarousi Před měsícem

    Seeing this makes me feel better that I spent 1k $ on my build on the same timespan.
    I5 7th Gen, GTX 1060 6gb, 1tb Seagate HDD, Asus Strix 270, 650w bronze if I want to upgrade, Corsair case and included the Asus monitor on the price.
    Some of these were so much overpriced for the proprietary parts.