Maybe Building Your Own PC is a BAD Idea

Avaldati 6 apr 2021
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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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  • Put "Schwamp Schwamp, here we go!" on a t-shirt, please.

  • Flex on the haters 🤣

  • Now Linus knows how I feel, watching him install a leaking car radiator on top of a PC.

  • Maybe someone here will have a suggestion for me: I am currently on a Mac, but want to switch to PC (back to PC, that is). I have almost 7TB of files in HFS+, which can't(?) be read by windows. Is there anything I can do?

  • I enjoyed this video ..... there is still hope for the Newbies ...... ????

  • I can always count on these types of videos from Linus to make good quality anxiety-inducing content... omfg

  • Why would you make such a person buy PC parts?

  • My anxiety was at 11 seeing all the shaking and wiggling of components.

  • I love how she just decided to watch the company's video tutorial instead of LTT ahahahahah

  • Please do a video where Linus teaches her how to build with more confidence. Her shake tests are wild but I love the fun attitude she's having the entire time. More Sarah!

  • i wanna cry

  • Even as a 40-year veteran electrical engineer, I am solidly on Team Sarah! Yes, everyone *should* build their own computer at least once and revel in all the time outside your comfort zone! Bravo!

  • She's like, sees Cosmos C700P, that's ugly Wah...? i mean it's not the best looking case ever but you could do worse with the $500 it costs.

  • "Motherboard just is the piece that holds all the other pieces" I mean... kind of, but you could also just think of it as a mothership and all the other modules just attach to it.

  • This is cringe and hart to watch Just wondering why she didn't just watch an EEclone video to get the base set

  • Suddenly I understand why people buy apple

  • Well, these days I measure "bad ideas" by the use of those silly paranoid moron masks. Building a rig while lacking knowledge is nothing compared to believing in the covid-narrative while lacking basic virus knowledge.

  • It would be nice to see a followup with Sarah just guiding her through what she did wrong, did right, what better alternatives she could have chosen (and why), etc. That would help the "intended audience" for this even more. As someone with 25 years of PC building experience this was on the level of rubbernecking a good car accident though!

  • I almost can't breathe during all the video. That was torture lol

  • A part of me died every time she tried lifting the GPU

  • This video was just spot on.. i finished my own build (first time builder)last weekend.. after hours of “researching” parts here on EEclone , I managed to put together a complete build, that , after 5 hours of anxious cold sweating and ‘try and error’ actually posted, booted up on my nvme m.2 ssd and installed Windows without anything blowing up or smelling weirdly.. that was such an amazing feeling, that It actually just worked out fine.. definately worth the sweaty hands. *intel 10400f, *Asrock B560m Steel Legend, *Be quiet Pure Rock 2, 3200 MHz ram and a rtx 3060ti.. Thank u for all the help I got from watching your (and other YT’s videos).. keep inspiring.. 🤟🤟

  • She is so cutty..and those eye's are like from shrek,this cat in boots;P so cute:)

  • get her to do hard line water cooling next

  • Funniest thing I’ve watched in a while 🤣🤣🤣

  • God bless Sarah 🙏😌

  • This shit gave me anxiety lmao

  • You really need to get that wing involved in PC talk more often

  • Yeah the first 4 seconds i knew why he titled the video that

  • Bang it a little harder

  • 14:46 This literally happened to me yesterday and I cannot separate the cpu from the removed heatsink CPU pins are all okay though!

  • I'll quote Jordan Peterson - "Reading is a superpower".

  • Well when you have no idea how to do something, instead of keeping saying "I think blablabla", you can just learn some basics and read the manual which most of the components have in their package. And take respect to it. I mean, she act just like the stereotype of a girl who knows nothing about pc, but we all know it's just a stereotype, normal people won't act that way even if they're doing something they aren't familiar with. Yeah she is a EEcloner, it is justified that she "act" like that to gain views.

  • From knowing almost nothing, Sarah did a pretty decent job. I couldn't watch her put the parts together though. Too painful.

  • PornHub is, where men rape girls .... LinusTechHub is, where a girl rapes men :D

  • I need a break after watching this, GG

  • "It seems very secury there, lets check this" ... shakes board .. linus "wwwhHHHYYYYYY ?!?!?!?!?" :D

  • What a great actress...

  • LOOSE THE MASKS LOL... TEXAS and FLORIDA have and they are doing great... so has SWEDEN just to name a few...

  • I may have done better on my first build but it also took me around 6 hours because I watched a separate video for every step and must have read the instructions 100 times. I would have been worse than this had I not hand held myself every step. (Maybe not shaking the parts or touching the thermal paste though)

  • This was funny as hell but I think also very helpful to other beginners out there? :) And actually Sarah did it but with her own style/touch to it! :P (also touching the thermal compound) :D :D

  • Linus: "I need to fire her immediately watching her is stressing me out."

  • The first clip immediately gave me some time to think if I had a stroke or not...

  • It took me 7 hours to build my first computer, once all the parts were in, but the only reference I really needed was the motherboard manual. That little booklet's your best friend in your first build.

  • 😕

  • But hey, at least she is good looking! :D #noFront

  • I think we need a Sarah reacting to Linus's POV video of this

  • The computer shake , gotta remember that one.

  • Well if Linus is a Dinosaur, then... I must be T.Rex, Baby!!1!! :-) Seriously, well done, Sarah! You are now officially a Geek! Here's to many more, progressively less-stressful builds. [I'd like to see LMG develop your Techo side seriously - if you're interested... You're obviously a seriously smart girl.]

  • There is nothing worse than looking totally incompetent with millions of people watching, so kudos to Sarah for having the grit to agree to it!

  • linus looks quite good in suit.

  • "You are also a dinosaur"

  • I love these types of videos. It's like watching Meet the parents. LTT you have put together an amazing team.

  • Good thing she was gonna be gentle with "everything" I can't imagine her being rough

    • Being rough involves using a sledgehammer to mount everything ... I guess :P

  • 24:51 I knew Linus was thinking about 69

  • I survived watching Sarah build, this is scarier than Amityville TBH

  • You have such a great employee! She had such a good attitude about the whole ordeal.

  • 12:20 Linus' reaction here is just priceless! And I completely agree with him.

  • Still better than The Verge's video on how to build a PC.

  • but jesus christ my heart is racing watching this. she is teriifying.

  • she so cute. give her my number Linus.

  • This video is hilarious, but it is also not fair having a non-geek building a computer

  • Why would anyone who doesn't know anything about computers even contemplate of trying to build their own. There are more than a thousand ways to do it wrong. The whole idea is stupid. You might as well ask a five year old build a house...

  • Shake Shake Shake Shake Shake Shake Shake your Buildy Shake your Buildy.

  • I think Linus has PCSD from watching Sarah figure stuff out

  • "We just YOLO" i love her

  • The only thing this tells me is that to build a PC you need a friend who has done it already...which I already knew. Also HOW DOES SHE NOT KNOW HOW TO READ INSTRUCTIONS!?

  • Great video.


  • safemoon to the moon !!!!

  • wow everyone is different. my first build was so easy but I spent an hour figuring out how the pins worked and how they hook up. she gets it right away lol

  • I'm in pain

  • I heard the parts screams over an entire ocean

  • I just bought my Intel setup and it saved me from paying an extra 800$ for an shitty GPU

  • Having said all this looking at a novice buy stuff to a budget is fucking fascinating.... jaysus this is the makings of a good YT channel in its own right.

  • 7:45 You definitely YOLO, in some extent. In this context it would mean gather the pieces and checking the details later. I've seen MANY times how a given component does not fit (you name it, CPU cooler/AIO, RAM, some motherboard CPU incompatibility). I know there's a lot of research behind, but still 5#¡+ happens. Sometimes that's the fun part of a PC project.

  • I'm fairly sure this Sarah lady is a bit pissed that this whole thing is not what she signed up for Linus....

  • 14:02 Linus: Stop Touching it! Me: She's exploring! she feels attracted to it, let her! x) For some reason, I like girls hands on pc parts more than a good looking woman riding her body against a car...

  • Remember the good old days when they said origin pc was way too expensive and only had a 1660 with it ? Those were better times

  • I think Linus deserves workers comp for the mental injuries he sustained while making this video

  • I really do not like watching this, It makes me very uncomftarble.

  • She's hilarious xD Well I cringed a lot too, but still.

  • Happy ending. Nice.

  • Give me zombies, army battle gore, werewolves, necromancers, witchcraft and psycho's. Never again shall I watch this horror. It's too much. "SAW, the PC version"

    • Run for yer life little PC, RUN !!

    • I'm about to see the PC hacking off it's own powersupply trying to escape, through flamey acid.

  • 22:16 Butt clenching. I'll have trouble going potty today.

  • 20:38 Yea, I think just about every person knowing how to assemble a computer, went OMG.

    • For real, did that thing actually work after she 'hammered' it together ? Those poor parts..

  • 18:50 All those that cringed at this moment say "Aye" -Aye.

    • I can so imagine the with just a little bit of force upward connector going crunchy snappy and ruining that video card. Well, at least she wasn't using a hammer.

  • I'm as terrified as I am happy she got the thing together.

  • I feel like you learn more from this build than any of linus' tutorials

  • She lowkey did a better job than Stefan Etienne.

  • 21:20 I think we've all made that choice at some point 🤣🤣

  • this was sooooooooo hard to watch

  • Every time she shook those components I was like noooooo pls stop this hurting me!

  • Am I the only one that replayed 12:20 to 12:25 a few times as I laughed at his despair?

  • Final boss: Linus the Pc Demon Watch out for the razor fans

  • It was cringe, but hell, I had a lot of fun watching this. And I was happy for her when it turned out OK.

  • What timing. I'm seeing this video literally two days after buying a computer. I bought a pre-built machine and don't regret it one bit, given the current prices of gpus. I slightly missed the experience of building, which I quite enjoy, but I also got to miss the stress of finding space to work in my tiny apartment, which I don't enjoy it all.

  • Sarah's mom asks Sarah if the pasta is done Sarah: (Shakes the pasta out of the pot): I think yes

  • For a first time builder, I think she did magnificent. I would not quite ask her to build mine yet though. :)

  • Is no one going to talk about, that Sarah is taller than Linus🤣

  • This video is a lot of fun, though what it is doing to Linus is just amazing ^^