10 Years of Gaming PCs: 2009 - 2014 (Part 1)

  • Published: 06 August 2019
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    Have gaming PCs always looked the same? How did performance scale over time? Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see what gaming PCs looked like in 2009 through 2014!

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Comments • 5 908

  • QbertTehKiller
    QbertTehKiller  11 hours back

    I feel old with Linus talking about how old Skyrim is. I agree, but it feels like just yesterday I was downloading it on steam listening to friends talk in ventrilo

    • robert buckley
      robert buckley  14 hours back

      Or disc as it were...Love the jab at flat earth.

      • Ty Hender
        Ty Hender  21 hours back

        i beg to differ......AMD has STOMPED intel and nvidia 2019 all nvidia has is their 1080 ti and 2080 ti and intel......doesnt have anything but rebradged 9series cpu

        • Riley Weaver
          Riley Weaver  23 hours back

          My 4790k did me proud for 5 years and was still kicking ass in games up until I fried my rig last week when a drink fell off my desk

          • cyrfung
            cyrfung  1 days back

            This needs to be a collaboration with Digital Foundry.

            • calebandkylerock
              calebandkylerock  3 days back

              I'm still rocking a 2500k! Runs like a champ, even works just fine for Oculus VR!

              • TheRealDerohneNick
                TheRealDerohneNick  3 days back

                I had the i5-3570K up until last September, a great little CPU!

                • Faptn. Undrpants
                  Faptn. Undrpants  3 days back

                  i5 2500K probably one of the best CPUs of the decade.

                  • Jonne Tukiainen
                    Jonne Tukiainen  3 days back

                    I love the design of the early 2010s cases.

                    • RJ YOYO
                      RJ YOYO  4 days back

                      I’ve been watching for a while now, and I have to say, you guys have way toooo much fun at work lol. I’m jealous.🤤🤤🤤🤤🤤

                      • ronald whittaker
                        ronald whittaker  4 days back

                        tool less

                        • jhon doe
                          jhon doe  6 days back

                          looking back
                          #1 every silverstone purchase did not disappoint (my 2008 Silverstone 12wtt psu still going strong in 2020!)
                          #2 win 7 was and will always be the greatest OS
                          #3 my zotac AMP Graphics cards were amazing

                          • Franz Meier
                            Franz Meier  6 days back

                            Don't remind me of Win7 man...It breaks my tiny little heart.

                            • jipto
                              jipto  7 days back

                              What year did you guys get to before for you thought to yourself “wow, this game is really that old? I feel like it’s still new”. For me it was 2014

                              • Andrew Donohue
                                Andrew Donohue  1 weeks back

                                I was putting my new ryzen 5 3600 build together looking at my hard drives date of manufacture 2013 2010 ect….. yes I installed an SSD but those hard drives went in my new rig. they still have good value for "mass storage". use the SSD to speed up the O.S. and put the games themselves on the hard drives. you just cant argue with hard drive prices. they are cheap.

                                • Fizzoid
                                  Fizzoid  1 weeks back

                                  Just dug my old (circa 2009) gaming PC out of the garage. From what I remember, Antec P180 case, Antec 750w Earth Watts PSU, Radeon 4890, AW9D-Max with a Core 2 Duo and 12Gb RAM, Raided WD Raptors and of course that lovely Zalman flower

                                  • Vincenzo Karol Flagiello

                                    Omfg I just saw linus in a Pulseway ad on this vid

                                    • cowman1234733
                                      cowman1234733  1 weeks back

                                      me: looks at Windows 10 Upadate and notices the date then looks down at the time. Then realizing its the 14th of January

                                      • ApeKun TTM
                                        ApeKun TTM  2 weeks back

                                        When you get an add at the beginning of the video, that has Linus, in it so you don’t skip it because... well you just clicked on a LTT vid. I don’t know we’re I was going with this just thought it was funny thanks if you read this u guess.

                                        • Caleb Horvath
                                          Caleb Horvath  2 weeks back

                                          10:14 one of the biggest games of all time, CS:GO, came out that year

                                          • mambo
                                            mambo  2 weeks back

                                            yeah he said it lmfao

                                        • jerry Smith
                                          jerry Smith  2 weeks back

                                          2012 I had almost exact same setup, though I had the 8350fx

                                          • НахШвайц
                                            НахШвайц  2 weeks back

                                            here you Go Riley.Oh sh&t this is an old video. I just don't like your Moustache.

                                            • Untyr Hallsprung
                                              Untyr Hallsprung  2 weeks back

                                              Where is part 2? 2019 is over

                                              • Untyr Hallsprung
                                                Untyr Hallsprung  2 weeks back

                                                @Lalo Thy, you're awesome.

                                              • Lalo
                                                Lalo  2 weeks back


                                            • Allegory
                                              Allegory  2 weeks back

                                              Big fella is endearing for some reason

                                              • Echo
                                                Echo  2 weeks back

                                                Lol i'm still using a 2013-2014 spec computer, that i built in 2017 :(

                                                • Mike A
                                                  Mike A  2 weeks back

                                                  i dont

                                                  • Nicolas Villamil
                                                    Nicolas Villamil  2 weeks back

                                                    I still remember Linus' 5970 review and thinking PC's couldn't get any faster, how far we've come

                                                    • Joe
                                                      Joe  2 weeks back

                                                      im still using the haf 922, and a i5 3570k

                                                      • Stoxrh Tzk
                                                        Stoxrh Tzk  2 weeks back

                                                        Does anyone happen to know which keyboard they use on the 2nd(2010) build?

                                                        • mav6771
                                                          mav6771  3 weeks back

                                                          far cry 3 is easily in my top 5 favorite games ever, such a good game

                                                          • Jason Gorehees
                                                            Jason Gorehees  3 weeks back

                                                            Linus is the shit lol. The intro had me dying.

                                                            • Kota Ryorai
                                                              Kota Ryorai  3 weeks back

                                                              0:00 Nice Bernard from Megamind cosplay.

                                                              • Shinjuro
                                                                Shinjuro  3 weeks back

                                                                my asus PC contains i7-4770k and now the computer is turning 6 years.

                                                                • Braňo Rabatin
                                                                  Braňo Rabatin  3 weeks back

                                                                  I built my current gaming PC in January 2015 (did research and picked up parts in December)... i7 4790K, gtx 970 and 2x 8GB of DDR3 1600 MHz RAM with 550W Aurum PSU and Asus h97m mobo. I still use it for gaming today, although I plan on upgrading the GPU and PSU, the only thing I added recently was a better CPU cooler instead of the stock one. This PC has been through a lot, like the time I mailed it in a box to myself after moving from Europe to USA, only securing the components with some bubble wrap. And it survived! (apart from the CPU cooler which somehow broke off and the case got a few chips here and there) :D

                                                                  It surprises me how well the 4790K CPU still holds today and I don't really feel an urge to swap it for something stronger...with the gtx 970, that's a different story tho :( GPUs age quicker I guess.

                                                                  • Omar A. Ramírez Sosa
                                                                    Omar A. Ramírez Sosa  3 weeks back

                                                                    Anthony is a national treasure

                                                                    • Joe Mango
                                                                      Joe Mango  3 weeks back

                                                                      didnt gta 5 come out in 2013?

                                                                      • Fox Dpooly
                                                                        Fox Dpooly  3 weeks back

                                                                        I loved my antec 900 case... let me run passive cooled video cards

                                                                        • Song
                                                                          Song  3 weeks back

                                                                          I remembered i bought my Dell Inspiron 530 , upgraded to Nvidia 8800GT. Those good time..

                                                                          Quad core 2.4ghz
                                                                          4GB rams

                                                                          • Gen X
                                                                            Gen X  3 weeks back

                                                                            Will the next episode have support for Ultrawide 🤣🤣

                                                                            • Scott B
                                                                              Scott B  3 weeks back

                                                                              I really dislike Linus, but his channels content is really entertaining...

                                                                              • Aidan Christmas
                                                                                Aidan Christmas  3 weeks back

                                                                                Anybody know what the chair Riley is sitting in in the first bit of the video?

                                                                                • somethingbrite
                                                                                  somethingbrite  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Lmao at PC #2 (2010) running a Bethesda fallout title.
                                                                                  You didn't need to go way back to 2010 to find a Bethesda fallout title that had dated looking textures, dodgy animation and poor wide screen scaling ability....you could have chosen their latest fallout 76 offering and had ALL of those things!

                                                                                  • dumbed down tech
                                                                                    dumbed down tech  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I still run the phenom ii x6 on one of my computers with a 1050ti gpu and get 60 fps in most games

                                                                                    • Cake Mix
                                                                                      Cake Mix  3 weeks back

                                                                                      how to make a video out of old hardware

                                                                                      • no
                                                                                        no  3 weeks back

                                                                                        they didn't run crysis in any of them...

                                                                                        • Mr. Korzack
                                                                                          Mr. Korzack  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Shows my age as a PC player when 'Really old games like Doom 3' got a 'Hold on a minu-Ohhhh' response from me... And I'm only 31. FML

                                                                                          • wow epic
                                                                                            wow epic  3 weeks back

                                                                                            im down with obama but not avatar

                                                                                            • Columbus 1492
                                                                                              Columbus 1492  4 weeks back

                                                                                              Wow 1991 was 56 years ago