Maybe Building Your Own PC is a BAD Idea

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PC Secret Shopper returns - with a twist. In this episode, Agent Sarah investigates the experience of building a computer herself with the help of PCPartPicker to determine whether it's better to buy a pre-built PC, or DIY.
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  1. mike lafreniere

    mike lafreniereHace 25 segundos

    This video gave me anxiety

  2. arvet adamberg

    arvet adambergHace 12 minutos

    the same happens when i work i come see and all works fine, i leave all brakes :D

  3. Fattagraf

    FattagrafHace 17 minutos

    All gamers get a heart attack by watching this lol


    ETRADNATSE CLANHace 24 minutos

    Me watching .. ALL WANNA BE I.T... hahahahaa...


    ETRADNATSE CLANHace 38 minutos

    Thats 1TB SSD heheheh.. its expensive

  6. Svetoch Mira

    Svetoch MiraHace un hora

    There is actually a good reason to go SATA SSD vs M2 SSD, since SATA SSD is significantly more power efficient and lower heat emition. And M2 SSD sequential drive speed advantage does not matter much for gaming performance.

  7. 112fail

    112failHace un hora

    this vs the verge vs xqc build-off.. GO!!!!!!!

  8. rotaxhippie

    rotaxhippieHace un hora

    Linus, I need a PC built. How much does Sarah charge per hour for labor?


    KUNTY BABUSHKAHace un hora

    DAMN she'd be perfect addition to my gaming dungeon!

  10. Nathan Paske

    Nathan PaskeHace un hora

    Go on Craigslist or facebook and you can get a steal most of the time.

  11. S B

    S BHace un hora

    Somebody should have told her to look up benchmarking charts.

  12. RiseVisual

    RiseVisualHace un hora

    Let her do the builds from now on, at least she doesn't drop the PC parts😂

  13. Caleb Reetz

    Caleb ReetzHace un hora

    How is this so stressful!!!

  14. Aaron Erickson

    Aaron EricksonHace un hora

    Here's to hoping this narrow shouldered endocrine disrupted man boy stays off my feed for good.

  15. Tom Corwine

    Tom CorwineHace un hora

    I must admit I am tempted to buy RAM when it’s blue colored. I like blue, and it looks cool. Shiny black is nice, too.

  16. justin downton

    justin downtonHace un hora

    "I feel like I did something wrong" Linus looking at her without saying a word just thinking to himself - "You did so much wrong, I wouldn't even know where to start. DON'T SHAKE EVERYTHING"

  17. Armandas Kvietkus

    Armandas KvietkusHace 2 horas

    Cann t even write

  18. Armandas Kvietkus

    Armandas KvietkusHace 2 horas

    I got hearth attack

  19. sedale spencer

    sedale spencerHace 2 horas

    Not gonna lie... It's like watching conjuring again for the first time. This was scary

  20. soul man

    soul manHace 2 horas

    Ladies or gentleman... Choosing a pc or any electronic hardware or buying a car/house or planning a vacation, is the same as how the ladies choose a piece of clothing, shoe, accessories and planning a wedding, it's called... attention to detail LOL

  21. RealTerminal

    RealTerminalHace 2 horas

    I remember when first getting into PC tech, learning how Intel, AMD and Nvidia labelled their shit was the biggest hurdle. Ram? Everything was DDR3 and DDR4, and higher number is better. PSU? Wattage and rating. Case? Whatever was big and cheap at the time. I'm legitimately impressed at her understanding of the IO cables, those things are a fucking nightmare even if you're sure. I recently plugged them all into the wrong pins because the legend was in a different place.

  22. texasslinglead somtingwong

    texasslinglead somtingwongHace 2 horas

    "And we are shopping for ram by color" . Yup this will be very interesting. Lol .

  23. Dremaus1911

    Dremaus1911Hace 2 horas


  24. Indoril Nerevar

    Indoril NerevarHace 2 horas

    Man, Linus really comes off as an ass to people sometimes.

  25. Jorge Alonso

    Jorge AlonsoHace 2 horas

    The name is Butt, Sarah Butt

  26. Zeeslag

    ZeeslagHace 2 horas

    21:28 FAN SPIN! -Louis Rossman 2018

  27. Alejandro Velasquez

    Alejandro VelasquezHace 2 horas

    Sarah's dinosaurs and relief/sheer happiness at the end was well worth the physical pain I went through when she molested the PCIe slot. I hope we can see more of her.

  28. Evan LeConey

    Evan LeConeyHace 3 horas

    25:11 - pretty much how I reacted when I booted my PC for the first time.

  29. RPSI3

    RPSI3Hace 3 horas

    I spent most of this video cringing... but she tried at the end of the day.

  30. Nathaniel Stickley

    Nathaniel StickleyHace 3 horas

    18:20 is often the hardest part and she got it!

  31. ScndEmail Courage

    ScndEmail CourageHace 3 horas

    More thoughts... I skimmed through, saw the shaking, saw the plopping of the case on to the edge of the mobo... I would be having the level of reactions that Linus and the comments would be having if she were intentionally bending surface mount components or dropping components on the floor. Luv to Linus and everything but she probably knew how critically she was going to be analyzed and did the vid anyway. Good job, Agent Sarah, don't let the critical people stop you from learning!

  32. Greenseph

    GreensephHace 3 horas

    "Since the motherboard doesn't effect performance" ... Uh, buddy, the motherboard is the conduit that allows all of the other components to communicate with each other. Have you never heard of bus speed?

  33. Andrew F Tutor

    Andrew F TutorHace 3 horas

    Too hard on her. She did way better than I expected.


    AUX ORIONHace 3 horas

    I really don't miss building computers.

  35. whiterabbit75

    whiterabbit75Hace 3 horas

    I cringed every time she touched the GPU. With how expensive they are right now, this was like watching a root canal.


    AUX ORIONHace 3 horas

    "Let's try it!" -Every person who has ever broken anything.

  37. matt

    mattHace 3 horas

    "please just push it in straight" "there we go" "STOP"

  38. Wi11yTh3 Gam3r

    Wi11yTh3 Gam3rHace 3 horas

    This hurts to watch

  39. Ken Ichi Tanji

    Ken Ichi TanjiHace 3 horas

    Its even way better than the verge build 😂

  40. S V

    S VHace 3 horas

    Sarah approached this project like any novice. She made reasonably logical choices given her level of expertise and went through the same anxious moments I did when I built my first machine 25 years ago (before Linus).

  41. Collin Black

    Collin BlackHace 3 horas


  42. Cpt. BlazedAsFck420

    Cpt. BlazedAsFck420Hace 4 horas

    Wow... that clip is for real masochists.

  43. S V

    S VHace 4 horas

    OMG LInus, calm down. He's acting like she's about to circumcise him with a butter knife.

  44. Pleth

    PlethHace 4 horas

    high speed, low drag. WICKED

  45. Alvin Ben George

    Alvin Ben GeorgeHace 4 horas

    I like the wordplay in 7:25

  46. sleepy dragon

    sleepy dragonHace 4 horas

    :I did that so smoothly!" ...after having already destroyed it....

  47. RatRust

    RatRustHace 4 horas

    25: 6 dies of cringe

  48. RatRust

    RatRustHace 4 horas



    VARUN MADDUKURIHace 4 horas

    The best linus

  50. RedEdain

    RedEdainHace 4 horas

    Wait okay so you're telling me that I stopped watching PC-related videos for a few months and boom the GPU I bought for like 300$ CAD is now worth nearly the triple? Wtf happened? (Just checked on Amazon and yes I paid 300$ CAD (without taxes) for my EVGA 1660 Ti)

  51. Eric P

    Eric PHace 5 horas

    So funny, yet so true.... and yet terrifying at the same time.

  52. WetAedr

    WetAedrHace 5 horas

    this hurts.

  53. Ryan F

    Ryan FHace 5 horas

    Linus why would you want to put your audience through this kind of “ordeal” (to borrow a word from you)? Good effort Sarah, I know it isn’t the easiest thing to build a PC from the ground up for the first time...even without an audience of a crew of colleagues + thousands of other people. Obviously wasn’t perfect...Linus/whoever you report to should incorporate aspects of this demonstration into your next performance review as one of your areas to develop 😂

  54. Cleric Preston

    Cleric PrestonHace 5 horas

    9:50 so true. Also just so many fricking versions.

  55. Ren Lacerda

    Ren LacerdaHace 5 horas

    This is SERIOUSLY painful to watch, and that’s with Sarah having a cool personality! 😩

  56. Un Paradiso de Mundo Azul

    Un Paradiso de Mundo AzulHace 5 horas

    I have an odd question. I am in the market for a 8 pin to 4pin atx cpu power cable that is roughly 3 ft long. Every time I try and get one I end up getting the wrong cable that either is too short or has the wrong ends for connection. For qualifying the question, I have a Asus z490 h and a i9-10900f Intel. It would not post upon and I am thinking it's because I don't have the 4pin connected in conjunction with the 8 pin CPU power cable or the CPU is DOA. So the question is where can I find the cable needed? Amazon is proving to not be helpful.

  57. Skate

    SkateHace 5 horas

    Dose anyone how well a gtx 750 ti will pair with a intel i5 8th gen. (I’m getting a gpu for my dell optiplex 3070)

  58. Sunny Brewer

    Sunny BrewerHace 5 horas

    This girl looks like the girl from Spartacus: Gods of the Arena that gets killed at the end. Can anyone agree with me?

  59. Grilled Cheeto

    Grilled CheetoHace 5 horas

    Fun fact- you can get a decent graphics card if you dont care about graphics and get a gt 1030...

  60. Mergatroid Mania

    Mergatroid ManiaHace 5 horas

    She didn't drop anything.

  61. skyler bowerbank

    skyler bowerbankHace 5 horas

    Honestly, went in blind building my own pc (still am going blind) and i am quite satisfied with what i have determined so far, despite knowing NOTHING

  62. Dylan's Hobbies

    Dylan's HobbiesHace 5 horas

    Did linus just reference paintball? god id kill to play a game with him

  63. Rock girl

    Rock girlHace 6 horas

    Do you wanna give me anxiety? Because this is how you give me anxiety! Seriously though. She's actually doing a pretty good job for a first time build tbh. Good job Sarah!

  64. John Ullom

    John UllomHace 6 horas

    Sarah, is this guy bothering you?

  65. EA. SLIME

    EA. SLIMEHace 6 horas

    why was she born??

  66. Nazim Zaki

    Nazim ZakiHace 6 horas

    100% agree with the conclusion. I am on my way of building new PC. Finally I managed to get ryzen 5800X at retail price but struggle to get RTX 3060TI. I guess I need to reuse my old 1050ti for the time being.

  67. Rock girl

    Rock girlHace 6 horas

    I7 7700k GANG!

  68. John.S

    John.SHace 6 horas

    Sure it's "A bad idea" if you don't cared before and don't use google. But, it's simple if you know how, like say you need CPU, GPU, RAM and storage, then add a PSU and chassi -and you're done. That stated, it is really just "google the basics" to get going. And for assembly I usually just like to mention "if you ever played with Lego before or maybe as a child, you definitively have the basic skill needed to assemble a computer". Since that's why the components in a computer all have different slots and connectors, so the consumer can assemble the PC easily enough themselves.

  69. leHookerHeels

    leHookerHeelsHace 6 horas

    Anxiety = > roof >

  70. Mark Collie

    Mark CollieHace 6 horas

    This is pure gold. The look on Linus's face makes this so worth it. LOL. TY all for this, and highlighting the problems ordinary users have with computer builds. So how long did it really take and has Linus ceased his medication yet. :-)

  71. nyt4r

    nyt4rHace 6 horas

    the gpu install was so scary lol


    MIKOSHIHace 6 horas

    She is so natural and funny! We need more Sarah videos

  73. Caleb Acosta

    Caleb AcostaHace 7 horas

    I think it’s safe to say we all made the same face when the heatsink rolled over. 😱😂

  74. Randal The Vandal

    Randal The VandalHace 7 horas

    18:55 did she just punch her frigging GPU?

  75. Psycho

    PsychoHace 7 horas

    Did the same thing as her and got a ok pc went over budget by 100

  76. nigel day

    nigel dayHace 7 horas

    haha sarah always sounds like shes scared or about to have a major whine about something it may just be her voice but it is kinda funny

  77. streetgamingTTV

    streetgamingTTVHace 7 horas


  78. ElvIsAlive007

    ElvIsAlive007Hace 7 horas

    he never show you how to increase windows 10 x 10 speed improvement NEVER

  79. Nukelover

    NukeloverHace 7 horas

    That was more nerve-wracking than I expected watching her yank around that gpu. But honestly, something that often only takes 30 minutes can expand in time and stress rapidly, particularly If instructions aren't clear (I had this happen with some cpu cooler mounting brackets that looked reversible but weren't).

  80. Emilio Ayala

    Emilio AyalaHace 7 horas

    most entertaining build I've watched in years! 😂

  81. Tengu Ghost

    Tengu GhostHace 7 horas

    Linus is having the time of his life right now. Time. Of. His. Life.

  82. TheClonemate

    TheClonemateHace 7 horas

    I7 7700k GANG!

  83. HippoThaGod

    HippoThaGodHace 7 horas

    she is pretty af.. i have a 1660 ti ,i should ,sell it for $700

  84. CreateSpace

    CreateSpaceHace 7 horas

    @12:20 Linus knows that if he did that the MB would have went flying across the room, off the desk, onto the corner of the table, into the dogs water bowl.

  85. Augustine Delgado

    Augustine DelgadoHace 7 horas

    a motherboard most definitely affects performance. if it doesn't support pcie4, you can't use it. an a520 is a piece of junk compared to an x570 because of all the cutbacks .

  86. little charlie

    little charlieHace 7 horas

    Yo Linus it’s my birthday soon lol wanna build me a pc lol

  87. Zack Cristea

    Zack CristeaHace 7 horas

    Thank goodness my Uncle is helping me lol

  88. MrMangarillo

    MrMangarilloHace 7 horas

    I don't know about onboard wifi, but for bluetooth it makes a heck of a difference with a ps4 controller

  89. J P

    J PHace 7 horas

    Can we get a stress & Thermals chart on Linus watching Her vs Madison? :D I love them both, but my anxiety right now is spiking so hard. I need weed. Weed is legal in Canada, right?

  90. Godstime Osarobo

    Godstime OsaroboHace 7 horas

    12:20 my heart nearly jumped out

  91. ActingRude

    ActingRudeHace 7 horas

    Genuinely disappointed, and I know that Sarah wasn't hired to do anything "Computer Related", but she seemed so uninformed coming in. Does she not watch your back catalog?

  92. Andrew Cowell

    Andrew CowellHace 7 horas

    Its kinda hymocrtitical to blame this all on miners btw. Cause!!! there is a huge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! chip draw into automotive industre now because EV cars. You know those toy cars promoted by climate hoaxers. Wich are not even sustainable because there are NOT enough resources to build and sustain the batteries.

  93. hunter fish

    hunter fishHace 8 horas

    stress test for component XD

  94. hunter fish

    hunter fishHace 8 horas

    GG Sarah XD

  95. carp mon

    carp monHace 8 horas

    it's funny but i'm sure i read the uk consumer act thing once, it definitely mentions that instructions on how to use it/fit are a legal binder, not only that but a dumb nut should be able to follow the instructions. just a thought...

  96. Arthur Reis

    Arthur ReisHace 8 horas

    If you r building a gaming pc out of your own hard work money, it may not be a good idea to do it so clueless. Spend some time researching about building a pc or take a course and make a building plan before hand. It is a great experience especially when the pc works after it.

  97. carp mon

    carp monHace 8 horas

    linus? the manufacturer preys on the fact that the customer doesnt know, they buy one....still havent got what they one..

  98. Allen Lowe

    Allen LoweHace 8 horas

    great video

  99. Rover

    RoverHace 8 horas

    The verge pc build part 2 now we're installing PSU in a drive bay lmao

  100. Willot

    WillotHace 8 horas

    Doesn't she get the motherboard book? That's a bit unfair? :)

  101. khris

    khrisHace 8 horas

    I built my computer on PcPartPicker (I bought it half a year ago) and it doubled in price, solely because the GPU increased from $200 to $767. Glad I bought phew

  102. Grazer-One

    Grazer-OneHace 8 horas

    Put this woman back in her office or wherever you dug her out from and do not let her near anything!!! PERIOD!!!! Or better yet TEACH her!!!