Our Smallest Gaming PC Build EVER! - Velkase Velka 3

  • Published: 12 October 2019
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    We build what might be our SMALLEST custom gaming PC ever, in the new Velkase VK3 / Velka 3.

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Comments • 6 763

  • Aublak
    Aublak  1 months back

    I'd imagine that Linus randomly advertises LTTstore to his kids at this point.

    • Ayy-drien Productions
      Ayy-drien Productions  1 weeks back

      "Dad I'm cold"


      This is a new level of dad jokes

    • Cole Malmos
      Cole Malmos  3 weeks back

      every night before bed

    • Brian Spragge
      Brian Spragge  3 weeks back

      @Ali vidz $1500+ computer price

    • Anas Nazeer
      Anas Nazeer  4 weeks back

      Sell the PC to me 😅

    • b888
      b888  4 weeks back

      @Keegan Aldrich lamo, new to pc building?.

  • Kay-Arne Folland
    Kay-Arne Folland  2 hours back

    @LinusTechTips can you fit watercooling in that build though? ;)

    • Botatoes Lover
      Botatoes Lover  3 hours back

      Just buy a laptop😐

      • Earl Marasigan
        Earl Marasigan  6 hours back

        Anybody knows how much the whole pc build?

        • TayaKnight
          TayaKnight  6 hours back

          As someone who travels regularly between states, but needs a more-powerful-than-a-laptop machine, I'm down with how small this is. NGL, when I build a new PC, I might just go with this option. Dumb? Yes. Possibly prone to shorting out? Maybe. Worth it for my unique use-case? Definitely. I wear headphones and my current machine sounds like a plane taking off, so silence isn't a problem for me. This might be a legitimate option in the future.

          • Electroblade
            Electroblade  8 hours back

            put an APU in here and it'd actually be pretty viable.

            • JaydenE55
              JaydenE55  9 hours back

              Can you make the smallest micro atx pc

              • Crackersnapped - Paladins Videos

                I relate to the split parents thing, my 25 pound ATX system is not the most portable thing in the world. xD

                • Crackersnapped - Paladins Videos

                  this saved me from losing NNN, 14 days in.

                  • It's the Mufuckin L. Train

                    You should check out a channel called Basically Homeless, he made a functioning pc that was way smaller!

                    • Lincoln Ngo
                      Lincoln Ngo  12 hours back

                      i would never let you build a pc

                      • Frederik Bangert
                        Frederik Bangert  15 hours back

                        What exactly are you doing with all the computers you assemble?

                        • Lex Barringer
                          Lex Barringer  15 hours back

                          In classic Linus style, he makes this build harder than it needs to be.

                          Hey Linus, save yourself some time and effort and get one of these.

                          It's fully modular, plug in what you need, leave the rest, get a 6+2 (8 pin PCI-E power connector), have higher efficiency and more capacity. The power supply will run cooler and not be under a heavier load. Even at lower fan speed, since you're a silence freak, this would be the thing for you. Now, there are better more silent piezo-electric coolers, that move air but without a fan, which is, you guessed it, silent. The case fans that come with this unit are garbage. If you have a piezo-electric cooler on the GP-GPU card, it will be damn quiet, that and your temps will stay well within reason. Of course, those coolers are exotic and a bit expensive. Perhaps you could switch out a fully modular PSU for a piezo-electric cooled silent PSU, too. So everything would be dead silent.


                          • Dan Laugh
                            Dan Laugh  15 hours back

                            I don't know why, but the cable management portion started to give me anxiety! xD

                            • Nicholas potyok
                              Nicholas potyok  16 hours back

                              Sad thing is it's better than my computer.

                              • _Kfir Gez_
                                _Kfir Gez_  16 hours back

                                *And here was i thinking that this tinderbox case would cost pennies..*

                                • VelociforceGaming
                                  VelociforceGaming  17 hours back

                                  Now RGB it

                                  • Azim Alif
                                    Azim Alif  17 hours back

                                    6:10 looks like that backplate might be touching some contacts.

                                    • Unknown Soldier
                                      Unknown Soldier  20 hours back

                                      That PC is literally the size of a PSU

                                      • cactus_ 69XD
                                        cactus_ 69XD  24 hours back

                                        Basically homeless has entered the chat

                                        • f0resstt
                                          f0resstt  1 days back

                                          Basically homeless: am I joke to you?

                                          • Hoblem
                                            Hoblem  1 days back

                                            "Your mom and dad's split up and you want to bring your computer". BOOM

                                            • jeremiah 1593
                                              jeremiah 1593  1 days back

                                              Holy it didn't explode

                                              • Nnoitra Jiruga
                                                Nnoitra Jiruga  1 days back

                                                perhaps this was the build that the motherboard and all the other components actually sweat...

                                                • Daniel Kraus
                                                  Daniel Kraus  1 days back

                                                  When it said smallest pc build I thought it was going to be a single board computer build. That would of been cool.

                                                  • 266xUser
                                                    266xUser  1 days back

                                                    0:37 a broken nintendo switch!

                                                    • Roy Vincent Niepes
                                                      Roy Vincent Niepes  1 days back

                                                      omg i want

                                                      • PeTRiFY Scythe [盟主]

                                                        just use a nuc lmao

                                                        • kybo_orange
                                                          kybo_orange  2 days back

                                                          2:36 Guys,come and pick up your PC with a class promo pic of Linus.

                                                          • scott mcghee
                                                            scott mcghee  2 days back

                                                            mmmm...insertion... hehehe my favorite

                                                            • Cheyenne Meyer
                                                              Cheyenne Meyer  2 days back

                                                              Is there a reason speed controlled fans on motherboards are not driven by PID control?

                                                              • David !
                                                                David !  2 days back

                                                                It's my dream pc case

                                                                • My middle name is viking

                                                                  How well would this run red dead Redemption 2?

                                                                  • shadow
                                                                    shadow  2 days back

                                                                    It good for budget to build mini pc but is to take time to build mini pc and I am from Pakistan 🇵🇰

                                                                    • NOWhERE
                                                                      NOWhERE  2 days back

                                                                      nice, can i have it? i still play with a pentium3

                                                                      • Adriel Rodriguez
                                                                        Adriel Rodriguez  2 days back

                                                                        You’re a bit aggravating to watch. However I did watch the whole thing. First time here. Not subscribing yet. But with 9.5m subs you should be fine. 😂

                                                                        • Vilmos Lente
                                                                          Vilmos Lente  2 days back


                                                                          • Sad
                                                                            Sad  2 days back

                                                                            over priced sweater but i bought it D

                                                                            • Autumn Storm
                                                                              Autumn Storm  2 days back

                                                                              I would really like to know the total cost. Yay curiosity. (Too lazy to look it up myself)

                                                                              • Jadon James
                                                                                Jadon James  2 days back

                                                                                hey linus wanna send me a completed build one day! lol

                                                                                • Frivic
                                                                                  Frivic  2 days back

                                                                                  Mr Homeless says other wise...

                                                                                  • Tiger
                                                                                    Tiger  3 days back

                                                                                    "just mash it" Linus 2019

                                                                                    • GMMReviews
                                                                                      GMMReviews  3 days back

                                                                                      Linus: *Builds PC the size of a console*
                                                                                      Everyone: "It'S tHe SiZe Of My PhOnE!?"

                                                                                      • toothsome
                                                                                        toothsome  3 days back

                                                                                        13:01 The surviving members of the Donner Party looked happier.

                                                                                        • Oscar Oliu
                                                                                          Oscar Oliu  3 days back

                                                                                          Love that his content is in 4k.

                                                                                          • FatGOLDEGUY
                                                                                            FatGOLDEGUY  3 days back

                                                                                            Go look at mr homless's smallest pc video

                                                                                            • Dawson112567
                                                                                              Dawson112567  3 days back

                                                                                              This "tower" case is czech made? Want buy one:D

                                                                                            • handymannification
                                                                                              handymannification  3 days back

                                                                                              Tesla zing! 0:15:53