We built a PC more efficient than a console!

  • Published: 01 December 2019
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Comments • 4 963

  • Merlin Da Wizard
    Merlin Da Wizard  3 hours back

    Did anyone do the maths on how many hours gaming it'd take before having a lower power consumption would favour the pricier investment?

    • John Christianson
      John Christianson  5 hours back

      I use a community choice aggregation program that generates solar electricity for my area funnels it into PG&E's grid and assigns that energy (on paper at least) to my home.
      This means that I can pretend I'm not part of the problem while using a computer tricked out with a massive amount of RGB and fans but at least I use a platinum rated psu ... that's a asus thor.

      • Omar L
        Omar L  7 hours back

        I'm sorry but you guys are idiots. Why not just buy a gaming laptop if you're so worried about efficiency?

        • SilverKnight
          SilverKnight  9 hours back

          I could fall asleep to Anthony's voice, man.

          • Veikko Haapamäki
            Veikko Haapamäki  9 hours back

            What was the total cost?

            • richard turk
              richard turk  11 hours back

              According to the be quiet wattage calculator my new system is currently only running at 275w.
              Where as my old system used 341w assuming it's somewhat accurate. So a 20% decrease in consumption seemed like a win.

              • austin manley
                austin manley  12 hours back

                Anthony -- Flashs card with an EVGA BIOS to set fan curve to 0

                Me -- Just un-plug the power cable for the fan.......

                • Andrei Bolohan
                  Andrei Bolohan  13 hours back

                  I mean you know it seems that thermals and noise were worse on a 5700 blower style vs 2060 founder with 2 fans (what a surprise)

                  • Faux Shizle
                    Faux Shizle  14 hours back

                    @ 3x the price...........not a win.

                    • WT Soloman
                      WT Soloman  15 hours back

                      "Here's how you could build an environmentally conscious pc, now back to our regular programming of ZOMG MEGABAJILLION GIGAFLIPS X ULTRA SUPER PCS!!!!"

                      • Arising-Tale
                        Arising-Tale  16 hours back

                        ...learn better or kill himself. lol

                        • destrierofdark
                          destrierofdark  17 hours back

                          >video about efficient computing
                          >no 2600e

                          next: solid state PC

                          • AMD_Inside
                            AMD_Inside  18 hours back

                            2:19 T-Series

                            • knyte6426
                              knyte6426  19 hours back

                              Damn good job. That thing draws about half the Watts my laptop uses! (i5 9300 + 1660Ti Max Q) which is pretty impressive considering they perform about the same gaming wise!

                              • Sushant Kumar
                                Sushant Kumar  19 hours back

                                *Of course RGB keyboard is must* 😪

                                • MiniatureGaming
                                  MiniatureGaming  21 hours back

                                  This video is like the presentation of the best students in the class.

                                  • americanv8ss
                                    americanv8ss  23 hours back

                                    30w @ idle is kinda terrible.

                                    • Deathmonkey0831
                                      Deathmonkey0831  24 hours back

                                      Hey I have that case!

                                      • Trystan Oowatie
                                        Trystan Oowatie  1 days back

                                        I'm glad Anthony is getting a bigger role in LTT, the first time i remember seeing him is a video where your server was down, and I honestly really like his personality, I hope y'all keep him in the videos!

                                        • Shaun Clarke // poppciccle

                                          Geothermal: "am i a joke to you"

                                          • Anita Belle
                                            Anita Belle  1 days back

                                            no u

                                            • Levi
                                              Levi  1 days back

                                              My God, will you shut that stupid, annoying, corporate advertising-style background music off? It's giving me a headache

                                              • Дмитрий Исаев

                                                9:55 speaking of power consumption , my oldie LG E2241 still consumes 25 Watts of power

                                                • Danny Jenkins
                                                  Danny Jenkins  1 days back

                                                  Linus - "So, even a PC can run more efficiently than consoles.."
                                                  Console Gamer - "Don't worry guys, at least we still have the best value!"
                                                  Linus - "Up next cheapest gaming PC build!"
                                                  Console Gamer - "ffs"

                                                  • MadBunnyRabbit
                                                    MadBunnyRabbit  1 days back

                                                    The meme is so dead that I had to think for a moment what meme are they talking about.

                                                    • Hazy J
                                                      Hazy J  1 days back

                                                      Anthony is that dude.

                                                      He's my favorite LTT rep

                                                      • Good Morning
                                                        Good Morning  2 days back

                                                        Luckily i live on hydro

                                                        • twintriode
                                                          twintriode  2 days back

                                                          Boring. These guys SUCK!

                                                          • InsaneOne816
                                                            InsaneOne816  2 days back

                                                            I have Core i7 920 and 2x HD7970, fullscreen youtube and 400w.

                                                            • Benjamin Castillo
                                                              Benjamin Castillo  2 days back

                                                              So you built any pc because their all better consoles

                                                              • Zimbabwe
                                                                Zimbabwe  2 days back

                                                                Please stop saying "so, then" you use it way too much and it just sounds wrong

                                                                • julijeli
                                                                  julijeli  2 days back

                                                                  what a coincidence😱 before that video i was making my new pc on pcpartpicker and i picked the exact same stuff, except for the pcu cooler

                                                                  • Chiranthan
                                                                    Chiranthan  2 days back

                                                                    Linus, why don't you use Solar for led and stuff.

                                                                    • AliShuktu
                                                                      AliShuktu  2 days back

                                                                      10:24 - I got starteled by the Linus nose noise 👃as I thought It is my phone ringing on vibro. 0_o

                                                                      • Natan FOURIÉ
                                                                        Natan FOURIÉ  2 days back

                                                                        My personal RIG consume less than 55W at idle 😃
                                                                        CPU -> 30W, GPU -> 15W.

                                                                        • Daniel Halawi
                                                                          Daniel Halawi  2 days back

                                                                          Who’s cares about the climate change hoax,

                                                                          • Mike Soda
                                                                            Mike Soda  2 days back

                                                                            You know they make a fanless PSU https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-prime-series-ssr-600tl-600w/p/N82E16817151194?Item=9SIA25V6KF0053

                                                                            • Jhon Arthur
                                                                              Jhon Arthur  2 days back

                                                                              Anthony is a dying breed. A Unicorn. Guys we must keep him safe

                                                                              • Tobias Bredin
                                                                                Tobias Bredin  2 days back

                                                                                What if you ran the system with more fans? Lower temps = better efficiency. Good fans at low speed consume so little power that it's negligible.
                                                                                My GPU runs at 82c passive, and 54c with a <300rpm Noctua fan, and the fan consumes about 1 watt at 1200rpm.

                                                                                • Adrian
                                                                                  Adrian  2 days back

                                                                                  I think Linus is jealous of Anthony 🤪

                                                                                  • Orlando Paço
                                                                                    Orlando Paço  2 days back

                                                                                    "VICTORY!" For the master P.C. race! ;)
                                                                                    Not mentioning the "perceivable" graphic enhancement.

                                                                                    • Orange Rider
                                                                                      Orange Rider  2 days back

                                                                                      If you are a PC gamer and settling for console frames and resolution you are doing it wrong.

                                                                                      • CyberPirate2008
                                                                                        CyberPirate2008  2 days back

                                                                                        Now do a "Rolling Coal" version that is inefficient and consumes too much power.

                                                                                        • Rs0 P2
                                                                                          Rs0 P2  2 days back

                                                                                          Guys imagine not being able to afford a pc.

                                                                                          • b747xx
                                                                                            b747xx  2 days back

                                                                                            Why you did not take an AIB card for AMD? would remove the performance and heat issue.

                                                                                            • C Doe
                                                                                              C Doe  2 days back

                                                                                              That dude has a butter smooth voice, and I'm not talking sweaky Linus. LOL

                                                                                              • Connor Krauss
                                                                                                Connor Krauss  2 days back

                                                                                                This is the dumbest concept ever. Saving power with your gaming rig isn't saving the world. Do you know how much the manufacturers of these components have polluted the earth in the process of making these things? If you want to make a real difference, go off the grid or shut up about cow farts and my car.

                                                                                                • Xiaver Lucio
                                                                                                  Xiaver Lucio  2 days back

                                                                                                  0:02 why does Linus look like a beaver.