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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. Taishi Tanemura

    Taishi Tanemura

    4 mínútum síðan

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

  2. Jerry Pinewood

    Jerry Pinewood

    57 mínútum 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!

  3. JanLovesBmx


    Klukkustund síðan

    God i love this girl :D

  4. Martin Gaunt

    Martin Gaunt

    Klukkustund síðan

    LMAO as a ProTech.

  5. Jerry Pinewood

    Jerry Pinewood

    Klukkustund síðan

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

  6. Overt Drugs

    Overt Drugs

    Klukkustund síðan

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

  7. Duh Tech

    Duh Tech

    Klukkustund síðan

    20:37 Frustration.exe

  8. Dark Fenyx

    Dark Fenyx

    Klukkustund 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.

  9. hube235


    Klukkustund síðan

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

  10. Michael Angelo Russo

    Michael Angelo Russo

    Klukkustund 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.

  11. JustCallme Nic

    JustCallme Nic

    2 klukkustundum síðan

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

  12. blep blank

    blep blank

    2 klukkustundum síðan

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

  13. Honeyball Lecter

    Honeyball Lecter

    2 klukkustundum síðan

    This makes me feel smarter

  14. Squ


    2 klukkustundum síðan

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

  15. Iron Afandi

    Iron Afandi

    2 klukkustundum síðan

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

  16. User 5748

    User 5748

    2 klukkustundum síðan

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

  17. Your Senpai

    Your Senpai

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    she soo cuute

  18. Jonny A

    Jonny A

    3 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!

  19. James Wolf

    James Wolf

    3 klukkustundum síðan

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

  20. Gore Obsessed

    Gore Obsessed

    3 klukkustundum síðan

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

  21. Milovan Stanojevic

    Milovan Stanojevic

    3 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.

  22. Jorge Vera

    Jorge Vera

    3 klukkustundum síðan

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

  23. Thomas Gruebl

    Thomas Gruebl

    3 klukkustundum síðan

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

  24. Matthew Jackson

    Matthew Jackson

    3 klukkustundum síðan

    Why wouldn't she watch a tutorial!?

  25. Ashterisk


    3 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.

  26. Fnad the gentleman

    Fnad the gentleman

    3 klukkustundum síðan

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

  27. Lukáš Kaválek

    Lukáš Kaválek

    3 klukkustundum síðan

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

  28. Monk Soup

    Monk Soup

    3 klukkustundum síðan

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

  29. Hayden Morris

    Hayden Morris

    4 klukkustundum síðan

    I lost brain cells watching this.

  30. potato chips

    potato chips

    4 klukkustundum síðan

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

  31. Sikandar Durrani

    Sikandar Durrani

    4 klukkustundum síðan

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

  32. MoreThanNormal


    4 klukkustundum síðan

    This is triggering



    4 klukkustundum síðan

    Sara butt 🤔

  34. Vankku


    4 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

  35. gbilo24


    4 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.

  36. Manas Mahodaya

    Manas Mahodaya

    4 klukkustundum síðan

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

  37. Andrew Claymore

    Andrew Claymore

    5 klukkustundum síðan

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

  38. Mahir Khan

    Mahir Khan

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Obviously has never watched Linus

  39. Salty Dog

    Salty Dog

    5 klukkustundum síðan

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

  40. Jose J

    Jose J

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    why did she wiggle the graphics card so many times

  41. David Sullivan

    David Sullivan

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    I feel seen

  42. forgehe


    5 klukkustundum síðan

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

  43. Dennis Koch

    Dennis Koch

    5 klukkustundum síðan

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

  44. Mohammed Sayem

    Mohammed Sayem

    5 klukkustundum síðan

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

  45. FriskTheFallen


    5 klukkustundum síðan

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

  46. pesca247


    5 klukkustundum síðan

    there are motherboard handbooks for a reason

  47. Pug Boy

    Pug Boy

    5 klukkustundum síðan


  48. Racing Denmark

    Racing Denmark

    5 klukkustundum síðan

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

  49. Arclight


    5 klukkustundum síðan

    @17:42: marry me

  50. Edna Llanos

    Edna Llanos

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    Fun fact YOLO means you only live once

  51. D Dawg

    D Dawg

    5 klukkustundum síðan

    woman moment

  52. Tyler D

    Tyler D

    5 klukkustundum síðan


  53. By Reonix

    By Reonix

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    I am crying right now...

  54. Viktor Ferenczi

    Viktor Ferenczi

    6 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:

  55. Joost K.

    Joost K.

    6 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.

  56. Pierre Broccoli.

    Pierre Broccoli.

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Computer build torture test. WTG Sarah. Shake away

  57. OLDGUY44910


    6 klukkustundum síðan


  58. muhamad bay

    muhamad bay

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    ahahahaaha i like this video kk

  59. A b y s s

    A b y s s

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    Part of this video is linus loosing his inner pc soul

  60. Looler Meister

    Looler Meister

    6 klukkustundum síðan

    That's a great good luck Linusaur

  61. Guillermo Monroy

    Guillermo Monroy

    6 klukkustundum síðan

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



    7 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

  63. Mackenzie Grady

    Mackenzie Grady

    7 klukkustundum síðan

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

  64. Mateus Fernandes

    Mateus Fernandes

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    This is literally torture for linus! 😂😂😂😂

  65. Lee Gamer UK

    Lee Gamer UK

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    Omg I’m hiding behind the sofa

  66. Karkarov


    7 klukkustundum síðan

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

  67. e1337prodigy


    7 klukkustundum síðan

    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.

  68. Daniel Chatham

    Daniel Chatham

    7 klukkustundum síðan

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

  69. Kyle S

    Kyle S

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    this is the funniest thing I have seen in months

  70. That Guy

    That Guy

    7 klukkustundum síðan

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

  71. Hans Rojas

    Hans Rojas

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    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.

  72. chris kaprys

    chris kaprys

    7 klukkustundum síðan

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

  73. Luis Alves

    Luis Alves

    7 klukkustundum síðan

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

  74. Anthony Ruja

    Anthony Ruja

    7 klukkustundum síðan

    honestly cringed when watching this

  75. Etaash Mathamsetty

    Etaash Mathamsetty

    7 klukkustundum síðan

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

    • Etaash Mathamsetty

      Etaash Mathamsetty

      7 klukkustundum síðan

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

  76. Haarb


    7 klukkustundum síðan

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

  77. not gonnahappen

    not gonnahappen

    8 klukkustundum síðan

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

  78. Seshpenguin


    8 klukkustundum síðan

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

  79. not gonnahappen

    not gonnahappen

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    You sound like you're always huffing helium.

  80. DredgenRider


    8 klukkustundum síðan

    My soul died watching the gpu part

  81. Jeff White

    Jeff White

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    "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.

  82. Blake M

    Blake M

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    20:53 Red Green is smiling

  83. Jeff White

    Jeff White

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    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.

  84. Maxwell Spicer

    Maxwell Spicer

    8 klukkustundum síðan

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

  85. DoakyDoaky


    8 klukkustundum síðan

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

  86. Dixon Cider

    Dixon Cider

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    butt butt butt...your doing it wrong

  87. Mike McLean

    Mike McLean

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    Watching linus’ face is like him getting torchered.

  88. VLX Lando

    VLX Lando

    8 klukkustundum síðan

    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.

  89. Ol'man Alski

    Ol'man Alski

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    22:20 I FEEL YOU MAN!!!

  90. Peter S. Fam

    Peter S. Fam

    9 klukkustundum síðan

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

  91. Kuriksss s

    Kuriksss s

    9 klukkustundum síðan

    I had a fucking stroke after watching this

  92. giamakis m

    giamakis m

    10 klukkustundum síðan

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

  93. Jordon Eaton

    Jordon Eaton

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    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.

  94. f4z0


    10 klukkustundum síðan

    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.

  95. giamakis m

    giamakis m

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    This video is so funny yet so annoying

  96. Xeveniah Darkwind

    Xeveniah Darkwind

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    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

  97. giamakis m

    giamakis m

    10 klukkustundum síðan

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

  98. Altair


    10 klukkustundum síðan

    Still she done a better job than the "the Verge PC Build"

  99. gonor silvershot

    gonor silvershot

    10 klukkustundum síðan

    You know what I paid for a 1660 super? 220$ it was about a month before 30 series launch.

  100. Ultimantis


    10 klukkustundum síðan

    My friend bought an SSD but her case didn't have 2.5 bays, so she just left the thing dangling around. I told she could duct tape it to the case, she thought it was a bad idea. I'm sending a print of this video to her to prove she's wrong.