How bad is this $5000 PC from 10 years ago?

  • Published: 05 August 2019
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    10 years ago, spending $5,000 on a PC brought you a pretty incredible experience.... but how has the last 10 years treated this EXTREME setup?

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Comments • 8 666

  • franco lupini
    franco lupini  5 hours back

    Linus = love and passion for tech,I really appreciate this man

    • Allan khad
      Allan khad  8 hours back

      Lindows 1 running on 72 core linustech processor. :P

      • Frédéric Brown
        Frédéric Brown  13 hours back

        Suuuper old... tell this to my Q6600... :P

        • WW3Revelation6 and13
          WW3Revelation6 and13  15 hours back

          was waiting for benchmarks to see where is sits on the CPU list.

          • j2323j
            j2323j  16 hours back

            New subscriber 👍

            • Joelle The Furry
              Joelle The Furry  18 hours back

              2020: how fast is my R9 3900X :D
              2030: how slow is my R9 3900X D:

              • franco lupini
                franco lupini  5 hours back

                In 2030 it will be on Antiques Roadshow :)

            • BOOZE & METAL
              BOOZE & METAL  22 hours back

              4k is just too much for this pc, I'm sure it would be allright for 1080p or 1440p games. Also I think the software is less and less optimised as the times go on.

              • Tbv
                Tbv  24 hours back

                Weird edeting

                • Theo Pacus
                  Theo Pacus  1 days back

                  Jerry rigged this review

                  • gamekanaal05
                    gamekanaal05  1 days back

                    10 million subs

                    • Jacob Hines
                      Jacob Hines  1 days back

                      Anyone else triggered by Linus benching Rocket League and saying it maxed out at 62 FPS when it was capped at 62 FPS IN GAME...

                      • Jacob Hines
                        Jacob Hines  1 days back

                        not that it could've gone much higher but it was holding that threshold pretty well, even on this system id bet itd get over 100. I get 800 uncapped rn

                    • Dante S. Martin
                      Dante S. Martin  1 days back

                      I have one of the 2 prototype Acer Predator G6s that were sold to Newegg, it still runs like a charm without a single hardware upgrade

                      • Kyle Wilson
                        Kyle Wilson  1 days back

                        Can I have your titan X? Lol

                        • Michael Martin
                          Michael Martin  2 days back

                          why do you say "Pricing" when you mean "price" or "prices" ? ? ? ? is pricing the plural of price or what? ? ? ? ?

                          • Master Of Puppets
                            Master Of Puppets  2 days back

                            the only thing wrong with it is ..... some idiot paid 5k for it. I never paid more than 1k for any system going back many decades

                            • WheelingAround
                              WheelingAround  2 days back

                              for gaming performs better than my mac xD

                              • Gixermouse
                                Gixermouse  2 days back

                                Were the subtitles some kind of private pisstake Linus?

                                • Prashanth B
                                  Prashanth B  2 days back

                                  Why doesnt anybody build a motherboard that takes two ryzen 9 cpus ?

                                  • Angelo Russo
                                    Angelo Russo  2 days back

                                    You get paid for doing this crap? Man, the times we live in. Your Popeye "confused" squint eye loses it's lackluster when you use it all the time... unless you're really that confused, or that constipated.

                                    • Elias Kühnert
                                      Elias Kühnert  3 days back

                                      6:35 he's the best.. XD

                                      • Scopolamin
                                        Scopolamin  3 days back

                                        All you need is a ten years old PC for $5000.

                                        • Trysten Asher
                                          Trysten Asher  3 days back

                                          “Ooh crap, I just realized I forgot to plug the chipset fan back in. It’s hot.”
                                          😳 bruh

                                          • Kwitz King
                                            Kwitz King  3 days back

                                            Linus was in my ad in the video waattttt???

                                            • parkerbohnn
                                              parkerbohnn  3 days back

                                              August 5th 2019 - July 2008 = 11 years for all you math majors.

                                              • skannerz22
                                                skannerz22  3 days back

                                                do idiots genuinely play games at 4k

                                                • Alex F
                                                  Alex F  4 days back

                                                  Im still using my i7950 which was released in mid 2009, over ten years now. I honestly still use this to game, i just upgrade my graphics card every so often, and ive never had trouble playing any of the latest games at high frame rates on HD or higher. Might have something to do with the fact that new games aren't as CPU heavy as older games. But honestly this cpu still kicks ass and gets high benchmarks.

                                                  • Jim Schwartz
                                                    Jim Schwartz  4 days back

                                                    This guy doesn't believe in preventing static electricity damage to components.

                                                    • Gojira Gojira
                                                      Gojira Gojira  4 days back

                                                      “Most of these pins line up”
                                                      “Good enough”

                                                      Linus tech -

                                                      • grathado28
                                                        grathado28  4 days back

                                                        I'm sick an tired of in video ads, I subscribe to youtube so I don't have to be subjected to neuro-linguistic programming.

                                                        • Azar Abbas
                                                          Azar Abbas  4 days back

                                                          I have yet to catch up to 2008 era technology, so it's pretty futuristic to me.

                                                          • Matias Velastiqui
                                                            Matias Velastiqui  5 days back


                                                            • Baz Irvine
                                                              Baz Irvine  5 days back

                                                              Does anybody else have a patch of scrotum that feels so intense when itched that you have to stop or do I have bacteria?

                                                              • Tranxikoritian
                                                                Tranxikoritian  5 days back

                                                                when Linus started talking nerd stuff I was like, damn I'm such a noob :(

                                                                • DenkuzI I
                                                                  DenkuzI I  5 days back

                                                                  but can it run crysis

                                                                  • Lex Talionis
                                                                    Lex Talionis  5 days back

                                                                    How i wish to have that pc! My laptop hp g62 the hhd crash and now i can't put the 2 graphics working!!! So i can't play on pc! I install every drive from hp official site but i see online that many people having the same problem whit the catalyst!!!

                                                                    • Luiz Mel
                                                                      Luiz Mel  6 days back

                                                                      where s part 2?

                                                                      • dudewtf1776
                                                                        dudewtf1776  6 days back

                                                                        All that $$$ just to play Ghost Recone 2? I used to play that shit on my $200 used xbox when I was a kid

                                                                        • catzis world
                                                                          catzis world  6 days back

                                                                          wait i saw a comment from 2018 but this video was made in 2019 WAHT!?!?!!?

                                                                          • Shed Life
                                                                            Shed Life  6 days back

                                                                            This is why I like Linus: at 5 minutes in, he had educated me, years.

                                                                            • Asif Talpur
                                                                              Asif Talpur  5 days back

                                                                              You sir have a beautiful beard! Keep rocking

                                                                          • No biting the packagerino Kripperino

                                                                            probably not that bad, i used my 10 year old gaming pc until last year and it could the newst games on 40 fps lowest quality. Which is shit, considering i know play games like R6 on highest quality and 144 fps, but its 10 years old, it did it job and it didnt cost near to 5 grand. so i assume this pc here is even way better and can run newest games okayish. Im still glad i graded up lol. Playing Overwatch on constant 30 fps was cancer

                                                                            • Cel TV
                                                                              Cel TV  6 days back

                                                                              Well that's unfair, use a video card from 2008 as well lol.

                                                                              • Darek Stankiewicz
                                                                                Darek Stankiewicz  6 days back

                                                                                You are quite a reckless guy, aren't you. The way you handled all those components. Wow!!! I guess it is more for the show than anything else. Absolute lack of respect for such a high end and very expensive hardware. The motherboard was screaming when you were putting those memory modules in (excessive bending). I guess easy comes easy goes. Editing 8K video? What did you expect? Even modern hardware can easily choke. Playing 4K (CPU heavy) games in high settings? Are you really surprised? Seriously? I was actually wondering when those two CPUs will kick your butt, lol. Anyway, interesting video for what it is worth. Very unrealistic scenarios though.

                                                                                • Amateur Programmer
                                                                                  Amateur Programmer  6 days back

                                                                                  Linux can end tasks whenever you want just fine. (Except when it's blocked on IO because for some reason that makes a process impossible to kill by any means whatsoever because people in 1980 were worried about memory leakage.)

                                                                                  Also: a Linux system that is under extreme CPU load is MUCH more usable (in terms of being able to move the mouse) than a Windows system that is under heavy CPU load. Max out all cores on a Windows box and expect 2-3 SPF moving the mouse. Linux on the other hand gives the user interface the highest priority _like an OS is supposed to_ so that even if all your cores are maxed you still get buttery smooth mouse movement. (Even if you can't do anything else, because switching windows usually means swapping, and the desktop manager may have silently crashed due to low memory. The browser is still completely unusable but it's one heckuva lot more usable than on windows. It becomes more usable if you pull up ksysguard (linux equivalent of task manager) and nice it to -20 but it's still far from 100% and cuts the performance of your CPU intensive workload by about half, because context switching is really freaking expensive.)

                                                                                  • Amateur Programmer
                                                                                    Amateur Programmer  6 days back

                                                                                    dfw the simple act of starting task manager briefly pegs two entire cores

                                                                                    • Amateur Programmer
                                                                                      Amateur Programmer  6 days back

                                                                                      TWO extra hops because you have to go through not only the northbridge but WTF WHY IS THERE A SERIALIZER ON THE DIMM ITSELF

                                                                                      • Harkamal Kooner
                                                                                        Harkamal Kooner  7 days back

                                                                                        What are you talking about I still use my 2011 Asus laptop with core i3 1st Gen on Windows 7 and it runs okay for usual tasks that I use to do

                                                                                        • Harkamal Kooner
                                                                                          Harkamal Kooner  6 days back

                                                                                          Lol I agree

                                                                                        • Solar Defense
                                                                                          Solar Defense  7 days back

                                                                                          Yeah, I still have a motherboard from 2012 that wasn't even that new at the time. He's acting like 2008 was some pre-historic times with dinosaurs or something.

                                                                                      • John Doe
                                                                                        John Doe  7 days back

                                                                                        I have a $500 8 year old i3 2nd gen thinkpad thats still very much useable, this pc would obviously be much more than useable.

                                                                                        • cskillers1
                                                                                          cskillers1  1 weeks back

                                                                                          to end the task without signing out - make your task manager to appear on top of all other windows BEFORE you get such issue.