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. Gewglesux
    Minut tagasi

    I've had plenty of bad ideas in my life..

  2. Situation Normal
    Situation Normal
    36 minutit tagasi

    "This video is proof that manufacturers could do a way better job of simping for users." Says the former computer repair guy & now a hotshot youtuber... Just watch, soon he'll be trying to burn down the hood he grew up in too - no that he doesn't live there anymore. Bet

  3. Seems Legit
    Seems Legit
    55 minutit tagasi

    Do i need a 570? Probably not. Will i get one? YES.

  4. Taishi Tanemura
    Taishi Tanemura
    Tund tagasi

    I think in special guess appearances they should be allowed to see the value($) of what they are working with.

  5. Jerry Pinewood
    Jerry Pinewood
    2 tundi tagasi

    Huge props to Sarah for this. Doing something you're not good/experienced at in front of a crowd of people (both in person and virtually) who are either very good or at least better than you takes huge stones. And to have such a fun attitude while doing it is really intoxicating to watch. More of Sarah, she's lovely!

  6. JanLovesBmx
    2 tundi tagasi

    God i love this girl :D

  7. Martin Gaunt
    Martin Gaunt
    2 tundi tagasi

    LMAO as a ProTech.

  8. Jerry Pinewood
    Jerry Pinewood
    2 tundi tagasi

    It's honestly reassuring to see how little love you can give to your hardware and have things work out alright

  9. Overt Drugs
    Overt Drugs
    2 tundi tagasi

    I want to build one. I'm not as knowledgeable. 8/

  10. Duh Tech
    Duh Tech
    2 tundi tagasi

    20:37 Frustration.exe

  11. Dark Fenyx
    Dark Fenyx
    3 tundi tagasi

    Ngl I'm still a PC noob. I just ordered from Cyberpowerpc (though mainly did it due to the GPU shortage). Next time I'll build my own.

  12. hube235
    3 tundi tagasi

    I think the most cringe part was watching her install the GPU while the case is standing up. I would never do that

  13. Michael Angelo Russo
    Michael Angelo Russo
    3 tundi tagasi

    I keep looking for the *sideways shaking hand* icon instead of the thumbs up or thumbs down for this video. The concept however is very solid. Lots of unexpected gender dynamics at play here... Not judging that one way or the other. Just notable.

  14. JustCallme Nic
    JustCallme Nic
    3 tundi tagasi

    Sara- Ok it's in! ... me- oh ...

  15. blep blank
    blep blank
    3 tundi tagasi

    bruh im a damn kid and i know how to build a pc

  16. Honeyball Lecter
    Honeyball Lecter
    4 tundi tagasi

    This makes me feel smarter

  17. Squ
    4 tundi tagasi

    God, how often do you have to touch the damn thermal paste XD

  18. Iron Afandi
    Iron Afandi
    4 tundi tagasi

    yo yo yo from egypt dont shave your beard please u look gr8

  19. User 5748
    User 5748
    4 tundi tagasi

    Linus shows up everything starts working automatically. Linus the tech wizard. 😂

  20. Your Senpai
    Your Senpai
    4 tundi tagasi

    she soo cuute

  21. Jonny A
    Jonny A
    4 tundi tagasi

    Haha, I love how much fun she's having breaki...I mean, learning about computer parts! All the a great smile too, we need more Sarah!

  22. James Wolf
    James Wolf
    4 tundi tagasi

    I also have no Idea what any of it means but it was fun watching Linus lose his mind 😁

  23. Gore Obsessed
    Gore Obsessed
    4 tundi tagasi

    I think everyone should build their own pc make sure the first ones cheap though we learn mostly from mistakes

  24. Milovan Stanojevic
    Milovan Stanojevic
    4 tundi tagasi

    She proofs how easy it is to build ur own PC. Stop act is if u are tech pros, just cause you build one.

  25. Jorge Vera
    Jorge Vera
    4 tundi tagasi

    Agony!!! But like the video! Great job girl! ✌️

  26. Thomas Gruebl
    Thomas Gruebl
    4 tundi tagasi

    Sarah did a great job without using a manual. Best advice for every one new. Read the manual!

  27. Matthew Jackson
    Matthew Jackson
    4 tundi tagasi

    Why wouldn't she watch a tutorial!?

  28. Ashterisk
    4 tundi tagasi

    And this is why I had to go through training at a vocational school just to feel confident enough to build. I was not able to do a test build before doing my massively expensive build, because I needed a build pretty much immediately. I happened to build before the GPU shortage really hit at its worst, and I happened to have my build go pretty much perfectly, and I had someone else also trained in computers to watch me and advise me on any small issues I was unsure about. I had been preparing my parts for a while, and even then I had to stop at least once to order something I needed and wait a day or two. At the end of the day, nothing will be more painful to me than installing the CPU fan. My god.

  29. Fnad the gentleman
    Fnad the gentleman
    5 tundi tagasi

    11:00 I think it's safer to grab it from the bottom... Later, *shakes the motherboard* don't do THAT

  30. Lukáš Kaválek
    Lukáš Kaválek
    5 tundi tagasi

    Can't remember when I last time laughed so hard. Mixing up genuine frustration with pure joy. Thanks for that.

  31. Monk Soup
    Monk Soup
    5 tundi tagasi

    I built my own 10 years ago and it’s still running strong. AOL has never been better

  32. Hayden Morris
    Hayden Morris
    5 tundi tagasi

    I lost brain cells watching this.

  33. potato chips
    potato chips
    5 tundi tagasi

    Funny but 1000 percent fake so I didn't get to genuinely enjoy this.

  34. Sikandar Durrani
    Sikandar Durrani
    5 tundi tagasi

    Linus I feel for you buddy. I was crying for the computer parts when she was putting in the gpu and ssd

  35. MoreThanNormal
    5 tundi tagasi

    This is triggering

    6 tundi tagasi

    Sara butt 🤔

  37. Vankku
    6 tundi tagasi

    oooooh the cabling got me. (just helped a friend out who installed the 24pin connector to both the main atx and cpu power (the cable is one of those modular psu cables that splits into 14pin an 10pin) and yes there was 2 pins out from an 8pin psu connector

  38. gbilo24
    6 tundi tagasi

    I'm scared of building my PC. There are so many name parts and specs and it scares me because I don't understand anything about it. The BIOS also scares me: I think that if I change one tiny setting my PC will be unusable.

  39. Manas Mahodaya
    Manas Mahodaya
    6 tundi tagasi

    because these are lucky and your are lucky therefore you are a dinosaur hahaah

  40. Andrew Claymore
    Andrew Claymore
    6 tundi tagasi

    I knew far less than Agent Sarah a year ago. I spent a few weeks watching build videos and it went fine. EEpulse for the win...

  41. Mahir Khan
    Mahir Khan
    6 tundi tagasi

    Obviously has never watched Linus

  42. Salty Dog
    Salty Dog
    6 tundi tagasi

    This was 30 minutes of steady tear rolling laughter, thank you! Great job Agent Sarah!

  43. Jose J
    Jose J
    6 tundi tagasi

    why did she wiggle the graphics card so many times

  44. David Sullivan
    David Sullivan
    6 tundi tagasi

    I feel seen

  45. forgehe
    6 tundi tagasi

    she just needs the manual for all the parts she purchased lol... they have those for a reason.

  46. Dennis Koch
    Dennis Koch
    7 tundi tagasi

    Not any worse than when *Linus builds PC's :)

  47. Mohammed Sayem
    Mohammed Sayem
    7 tundi tagasi

    i stoped watching when she said is the cpu even important'

  48. FriskTheFallen
    7 tundi tagasi

    something that makes the destination all the sweeter because of the journey

  49. pesca247
    7 tundi tagasi

    there are motherboard handbooks for a reason

  50. Pug Boy
    Pug Boy
    7 tundi tagasi


  51. Racing Denmark
    Racing Denmark
    7 tundi tagasi

    This should be titled “Linus dying inside for 27 minutes”

  52. Arclight
    7 tundi tagasi

    @17:42: marry me

  53. Edna Llanos
    Edna Llanos
    7 tundi tagasi

    Fun fact YOLO means you only live once

  54. D Dawg
    D Dawg
    7 tundi tagasi

    woman moment

  55. Tyler D
    Tyler D
    7 tundi tagasi


  56. By Reonix
    By Reonix
    7 tundi tagasi

    I am crying right now...

  57. Viktor Ferenczi
    Viktor Ferenczi
    7 tundi tagasi

    I remember of someone cutting an AGP GPU card's connector to be shorter to fit the PCIe motherboard back then when it was super expensive (like now it is again)... :facepalm:

  58. Joost K.
    Joost K.
    7 tundi tagasi

    If someone would have told her to read the manual everything would have gone much smoother. And since she got a Fractal case those come with a good manual as well on how to install things. It would have said where to put the SSD not duct tape it. But she's right Duct tape fixes everything. The shaking freaked me out.

  59. Pierre Broccoli.
    Pierre Broccoli.
    7 tundi tagasi

    Computer build torture test. WTG Sarah. Shake away

  60. OLDGUY44910
    7 tundi tagasi


  61. muhamad bay
    muhamad bay
    8 tundi tagasi

    ahahahaaha i like this video kk

  62. A b y s s
    A b y s s
    8 tundi tagasi

    Part of this video is linus loosing his inner pc soul

  63. Looler Meister
    Looler Meister
    8 tundi tagasi

    That's a great good luck Linusaur

  64. Guillermo Monroy
    Guillermo Monroy
    8 tundi tagasi

    Manual writers / installation guide animators watching the build process T . T

    8 tundi tagasi

    Yep Just Paid £320 UK for MSI GTX 1660 TI 6GB X RRP around 200 almost double and my local PC store offered me a RTX 2070 for £439 But slighty out of reach i want that card though as i hear its best for the RYZEN 5 3600

  66. Mackenzie Grady
    Mackenzie Grady
    8 tundi tagasi

    i remember putting my first cpu in.. i can still remember the fear

  67. Mateus Fernandes
    Mateus Fernandes
    8 tundi tagasi

    This is literally torture for linus! 😂😂😂😂

  68. Lee Gamer UK
    Lee Gamer UK
    8 tundi tagasi

    Omg I’m hiding behind the sofa

  69. Karkarov
    8 tundi tagasi

    This is a great video. This is the content we come to you for LTT.

  70. e1337prodigy
    8 tundi tagasi

    I feel sorry for her, worst time to build a gaming pc. Top tip, don't build one and buy a second hand gaming console.

  71. Daniel Chatham
    Daniel Chatham
    9 tundi tagasi

    One of my favorite videos, probably because I could relate so freaking much 😂😂😂😂😂 Brave lady haha

  72. Kyle S
    Kyle S
    9 tundi tagasi

    this is the funniest thing I have seen in months

  73. That Guy
    That Guy
    9 tundi tagasi

    I watch the video when I feel sad. It cheers me up!

  74. Hans Rojas
    Hans Rojas
    9 tundi tagasi

    maybe sent her to one of those chinese markets where you can build a laptop, an android phone or an iphone with the pieces you can buy there.

  75. chris kaprys
    chris kaprys
    9 tundi tagasi

    12:21 now Linus knows how we feel every time he's holding a piece of equipment while talking.

  76. Luis Alves
    Luis Alves
    9 tundi tagasi

    Those are the Visual-C-Runtimes- 15-19 I did so many things on my pc and nothing.

  77. Anthony Ruja
    Anthony Ruja
    9 tundi tagasi

    honestly cringed when watching this

  78. Etaash Mathamsetty
    Etaash Mathamsetty
    9 tundi tagasi

    when everything comes back to normal my (not yet built) $1500 pc will probably have a 3080 in it

    1. Etaash Mathamsetty
      Etaash Mathamsetty
      9 tundi tagasi

      i would pay so much money just to build a pc and not keep it at this point

  79. Haarb
    9 tundi tagasi

    Fun to watch, do not represent a real life even remotely. In real life she would just used one of the build guides.

  80. not gonnahappen
    not gonnahappen
    9 tundi tagasi

    She is the real life equivalent of the incompetent person in every infomercial. She even made plugging something in a struggle. Bravo.

  81. Seshpenguin
    9 tundi tagasi

    LOL that physically hurt when she force shutdown the computer during the Windows install.

  82. not gonnahappen
    not gonnahappen
    9 tundi tagasi

    You sound like you're always huffing helium.

  83. DredgenRider
    9 tundi tagasi

    My soul died watching the gpu part

  84. Jeff White
    Jeff White
    9 tundi tagasi

    "Welcome back to Making Things with the Last Qualified People for No Good Reason"! Linus keeps freaking because she does things she never been told not to do. Why does he think they people should just automatically know how to handle computer components? This is THE stupidest thing I've ever seen on this channel.

  85. Blake M
    Blake M
    9 tundi tagasi

    20:53 Red Green is smiling

  86. Jeff White
    Jeff White
    9 tundi tagasi

    I think you need to know what's in a computer if you wanna build one... Bold concept I know. Why don't you just let her work on your Tesla.

  87. Maxwell Spicer
    Maxwell Spicer
    9 tundi tagasi

    Sarah: *Wiggles graphics card* Linus: "SsTtOoOoPp!¡!"

  88. DoakyDoaky
    9 tundi tagasi

    LINUS IS A BALLER?!?!?!??!?!?! 2:17

  89. Dixon Cider
    Dixon Cider
    10 tundi tagasi

    butt butt butt...your doing it wrong

  90. Mike McLean
    Mike McLean
    10 tundi tagasi

    Watching linus’ face is like him getting torchered.

  91. VLX Lando
    VLX Lando
    10 tundi tagasi

    Your reactions are fckin rude and annoying. Even if youre being "sarcastic" of course she doesnt know what she's doing and youre just reacting like it's fckin obvious how to chose parts and build the PC. For someone who's never watched your channel before and has no context this just looks like youre humilitating her for 30minutes straight.

  92. Ol'man Alski
    Ol'man Alski
    10 tundi tagasi

    22:20 I FEEL YOU MAN!!!

  93. Peter S. Fam
    Peter S. Fam
    10 tundi tagasi

    You seriously need to have a health/triggering warning on this video.

  94. Kuriksss s
    Kuriksss s
    10 tundi tagasi

    I had a fucking stroke after watching this

  95. giamakis m
    giamakis m
    11 tundi tagasi

    I love the fact that Linus finds opportunity to talk about the sponsor so smoothly every time

  96. Jordon Eaton
    Jordon Eaton
    11 tundi tagasi

    Maybe because nobody told me it was supposed to be this difficult and that I hadn't seen this video until now...It really wasn't that complicated and I ended up sending just one component back to Amazon for an exchange for essentially the same thing but one that would better fit in the case. I'd never built anything more complicated than an office chair (which was shipped to me missing some pretty important parts) Just take your time and do your research.

  97. f4z0
    11 tundi tagasi

    come on! her take was good for a non techie. I`ve seen worse from Computer science students which are usualy mistook as techies, but often they are not.

  98. giamakis m
    giamakis m
    11 tundi tagasi

    This video is so funny yet so annoying

  99. Xeveniah Darkwind
    Xeveniah Darkwind
    11 tundi tagasi

    It's why I always build my own... ryzen as a brand.. intel... Intel is overpriced typically amd typically more budget friendly I tend to put my money into the memory and motherboard and split the rest into cpu and video

  100. giamakis m
    giamakis m
    11 tundi tagasi

    I have never built a pc before, but did some research and i now find it super easy it is not hard