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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  • cskiller86
    cskiller8628 sekúndur síðan

    "Next time I'll build a computer, I'll know what I'm doing" [X] Doubt

  • Gameration
    Gameration20 mínútum síðan

    19:08 "the fact that it was that easy to pull out maybe it does mean it wasn't in properly" hahahahah

  • Garry Flanagan
    Garry Flanagan25 mínútum síðan

    She's building a computer for the first time in the best time... god I don't miss the metal cuts you could get from the old steel cases.

  • MrStubbs1981
    MrStubbs198125 mínútum síðan

    It is always funny to see Wohnung men, that are quite gentle with mamy things RIPPING on such stuff like a stoneage roughguy. 😂

  • Crazy Optimists
    Crazy Optimists36 mínútum síðan

    Takes a lot for a video like this one to make me mad. Holy moly was I fuming 10 minutes in. The arrogant nerd comments were so destructive. I'm just glad these wern't made in the same room as her. This is exactly why people don't have time for know-it-all-nerds. They talk down to people.

  • Andrea Araiza
    Andrea Araiza40 mínútum síðan

    While looking to upgrade my RAM, I had the idea to search up some of my other components to see what else I could improve and how much it would cost My GeForce RTX 2060 was $183 when I bought it in 2019 and now it's over $1000...WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?????

  • Tarik Hacialiogullari
    Tarik Hacialiogullari51 mínútu síðan

    Stop saying lucky charm things, besides that very good video, also happy that the girl is dressed appropiate compared to majority.

  • ho lam Wu
    ho lam WuKlukkustund síðan

    It is so much fun 😂

  • Forrestero
    ForresteroKlukkustund síðan

    Linus needs anxiety meds over this lol.

  • Bong Orosa IV
    Bong Orosa IVKlukkustund síðan

    cringey! But hey! we were all noobs at one point

  • BioMech Studios
    BioMech StudiosKlukkustund síðan

    well if ur very tech savey already u CAN make ur own but ur first few rigs will be... "OK" hopefully

  • Martin S
    Martin SKlukkustund síðan

    Lol. Just Pick an b450 Board, why why why a520, b550, waste of money.

  • Wood Ant
    Wood AntKlukkustund síðan

    It's been an 97% for 2 minutes and she gets panicked thinking she did something wrong. Sarah: have you ever used windows off a slow old HDD or waited for it to finish installing as it might be setting up complex critical system components?

  • Gradius2k
    Gradius2kKlukkustund síðan

    When I saw the title I was thinking now ready made PCs were so super cheap it wouldn't be worth to build one myself... btw, building PCs since 1989.

  • Jerry Flowers
    Jerry FlowersKlukkustund síðan

    F**K crypto

  • korgeth
    korgethKlukkustund síðan


  • MetaDaniel
    MetaDanielKlukkustund síðan

    Lol this is funnyasf

  • CJ
    CJ2 klukkustundum síðan

    In which world is intel cheaper? Maybe it's because on my side of the world, AMD is cheaper. AND WHO USES WIFI FOR GAMING? USE A LAN CABLE FFS

  • DreadMGA
    DreadMGA2 klukkustundum síðan

    This game me goosebumps

  • Michael Berger
    Michael Berger2 klukkustundum síðan

    Got my 1660 super for $200 about 2 years ago.

  • MetaDaniel


    Klukkustund síðan


  • anime dumpster fire
    anime dumpster fire2 klukkustundum síðan


  • Nahte Retnuh
    Nahte Retnuh2 klukkustundum síðan

    That was fun to watch

  • phyrexkasgaming
    phyrexkasgaming2 klukkustundum síðan

    I'm only half way through and i already have nightmares

  • Sharvin
    Sharvin3 klukkustundum síðan

    13:59 Linus acting like the first time he saw pre-applied thermal paste ever he didn't wanna touch it, cmonBruh stop the cap

  • monkeygirl 87
    monkeygirl 873 klukkustundum síðan

    I remember when I built my first computer it was a cool calm winter's day. I had gone to buy some apples from Mrs. Twiglet the greengrocer and she was delighted to see me, and wouldn't you know it why the computer store was right next door I was overjoyed and oh so happy to have stumbled upon such a store. I bought a case a power supply a CPU and some other cool stuff to make it work. I can almost remember the joy and enlightenment I felt when at first I switched it on and it lit up. I was oh so happy happy happy happy oh so happy!!!!! you know what I mean?

  • slash is famous
    slash is famous3 klukkustundum síðan

    Linus I’m 12 and I could build computers. I need a chance I need to get noticed make money and show people my talent.

  • Frosty Coffee
    Frosty Coffee4 klukkustundum síðan

    I'm laughing so hard right now watching Linus scream Stop and face palming every time that graphics card wobbles or is pulled up and down!!! 🤣

  • not Darren
    not Darren4 klukkustundum síðan

    linus should i sell my Geforce Gtx 1660 super and how much for

  • Lake Stones
    Lake Stones4 klukkustundum síðan

    Just buy a laptop lol

  • theonlyone38
    theonlyone384 klukkustundum síðan

    Oof this feels like watching one of those cringe episodes of The Office.

  • trosoft
    trosoft5 klukkustundum síðan

    Great video; it was somewhat refreshing. But, it makes me think back to why the framers of the U.S. Constitution opted NOT to have a direct vote for the presidency. HINT: They were afraid of the emotional and whimsical rabble. (That said, I'm sure glad that Linus was in the peanut gallery, i.e., à la Monday morning sports commentator.)

  • Gewglesux
    Gewglesux5 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Situation Normal
    Situation Normal5 klukkustundum síðan

    "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

  • Seems Legit
    Seems Legit6 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Taishi Tanemura
    Taishi Tanemura6 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Jerry Pinewood
    Jerry Pinewood7 klukkustundum síðan

    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!

  • JanLovesBmx
    JanLovesBmx7 klukkustundum síðan

    God i love this girl :D

  • Martin Gaunt
    Martin Gaunt7 klukkustundum síðan

    LMAO as a ProTech.

  • Jerry Pinewood
    Jerry Pinewood7 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Overt Drugs
    Overt Drugs8 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Duh Tech
    Duh Tech8 klukkustundum síðan

    20:37 Frustration.exe

  • Dark Fenyx
    Dark Fenyx8 klukkustundum síðan

    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.

  • hube235
    hube2358 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Michael Angelo Russo
    Michael Angelo Russo8 klukkustundum síðan

    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.

  • JustCallme Nic
    JustCallme Nic8 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • blep blank
    blep blank9 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Honeyball Lecter
    Honeyball Lecter9 klukkustundum síðan

    This makes me feel smarter

  • Squ
    Squ9 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Iron Afandi
    Iron Afandi9 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • User 5748
    User 57489 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Your Senpai
    Your Senpai9 klukkustundum síðan

    she soo cuute

  • Jonny A
    Jonny A9 klukkustundum síðan

    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!

  • James Wolf
    James Wolf9 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Gore Obsessed
    Gore Obsessed9 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Milovan Stanojevic
    Milovan Stanojevic10 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Jorge Vera
    Jorge Vera10 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Thomas Gruebl
    Thomas Gruebl10 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Matthew Jackson
    Matthew Jackson10 klukkustundum síðan

    Why wouldn't she watch a tutorial!?

  • Ashterisk
    Ashterisk10 klukkustundum síðan

    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.

  • Fnad the gentleman
    Fnad the gentleman10 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Lukáš Kaválek
    Lukáš Kaválek10 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Monk Soup
    Monk Soup10 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Hayden Morris
    Hayden Morris10 klukkustundum síðan

    I lost brain cells watching this.

  • potato chips
    potato chips10 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Sikandar Durrani
    Sikandar Durrani11 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • MoreThanNormal
    MoreThanNormal11 klukkustundum síðan

    This is triggering

    STORIED AMAAN11 klukkustundum síðan

    Sara butt 🤔

  • Vankku
    Vankku11 klukkustundum síðan

    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

  • gbilo24
    gbilo2411 klukkustundum síðan

    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.

  • Manas Mahodaya
    Manas Mahodaya11 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Andrew Claymore
    Andrew Claymore11 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Mahir Khan
    Mahir Khan11 klukkustundum síðan

    Obviously has never watched Linus

  • Salty Dog
    Salty Dog11 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Jose J
    Jose J11 klukkustundum síðan

    why did she wiggle the graphics card so many times

  • David Sullivan
    David Sullivan11 klukkustundum síðan

    I feel seen

  • forgehe
    forgehe12 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Dennis Koch
    Dennis Koch12 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Mohammed Sayem
    Mohammed Sayem12 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • FriskTheFallen
    FriskTheFallen12 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • pesca247
    pesca24712 klukkustundum síðan

    there are motherboard handbooks for a reason

  • Pug Boy
    Pug Boy12 klukkustundum síðan


  • Racing Denmark
    Racing Denmark12 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Arclight
    Arclight12 klukkustundum síðan

    @17:42: marry me

  • Edna Llanos
    Edna Llanos12 klukkustundum síðan

    Fun fact YOLO means you only live once

  • D Dawg
    D Dawg12 klukkustundum síðan

    woman moment

  • Tyler D
    Tyler D12 klukkustundum síðan


  • By Reonix
    By Reonix12 klukkustundum síðan

    I am crying right now...

  • Viktor Ferenczi
    Viktor Ferenczi12 klukkustundum síðan

    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:

  • Joost K.
    Joost K.12 klukkustundum síðan

    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.

  • Pierre Broccoli.
    Pierre Broccoli.13 klukkustundum síðan

    Computer build torture test. WTG Sarah. Shake away

  • OLDGUY44910
    OLDGUY4491013 klukkustundum síðan


  • muhamad bay
    muhamad bay13 klukkustundum síðan

    ahahahaaha i like this video kk

  • A b y s s
    A b y s s13 klukkustundum síðan

    Part of this video is linus loosing his inner pc soul

  • Looler Meister
    Looler Meister13 klukkustundum síðan

    That's a great good luck Linusaur

  • Guillermo Monroy
    Guillermo Monroy13 klukkustundum síðan

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

    LETHAL APOLLO GAMING13 klukkustundum síðan

    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

  • Mackenzie Grady
    Mackenzie Grady13 klukkustundum síðan

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

  • Mateus Fernandes
    Mateus Fernandes13 klukkustundum síðan

    This is literally torture for linus! 😂😂😂😂

  • Lee Gamer UK
    Lee Gamer UK14 klukkustundum síðan

    Omg I’m hiding behind the sofa

  • Karkarov
    Karkarov14 klukkustundum síðan

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