10 Years of Gaming PCs: 2009 - 2014 (Part 1)

  • Published: 06 August 2019
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    Have gaming PCs always looked the same? How did performance scale over time? Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see what gaming PCs looked like in 2009 through 2014!

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Comments • 5 623

  • dji75mike
    dji75mike  6 hours back

    you should do a 10 years of budget gaming series

    • Martin Houlton
      Martin Houlton  16 hours back

      That intro was fun!

      • leoBCM
        leoBCM  21 hours back

        _boi don't mention sr4 i wanna forget that experience_

        • The Fork on the Left
          The Fork on the Left  1 days back

          i loved my i5-2500k, my old pc had that cpu and i had a GTX 1050ti in it also. played anything i threw at it

          • V3nom83
            V3nom83  2 days back

            2014 pc screen tearing at the bottom of the monitor was really bothering me :(

            • Apple Facts
              Apple Facts  2 days back

              6:10 he looks like colton

              • Jeremy Linn
                Jeremy Linn  3 days back

                I feel like for the 2014 build, they should have gone with 2 970s in SLI, as that was the big craze, considering you got nearly identical performance to a 980Ti for less money.

                • Mummafiedthunderbirds
                  Mummafiedthunderbirds  4 days back

                  fuck yeah Anthony!

                  • L C
                    L C  4 days back

                    surprised they didn't play crysis in the 2009 build

                    • Enduro JS Swe
                      Enduro JS Swe  4 days back

                      Did not think about it back then.. but my gaming pc from 2007 had 8gb of ram...

                      • IRMacGuyver
                        IRMacGuyver  4 days back

                        I'm not happy that Linus is using a new curved screen for these classic builds. Seems disingenuous.

                        • IRMacGuyver
                          IRMacGuyver  4 days back

                          I Like to imagine like this is the exact same turtleneck Linus wore in the IBM keyboard video.

                          • Tomáš Souček
                            Tomáš Souček  5 days back

                            4790k still one of the best CPUs up to date (primarily because of the single core performance)

                            • Ryder
                              Ryder  5 days back

                              17:28 is that a dead pixel?

                              • tsartomato
                                tsartomato  6 days back

                                >>bloom and lens flare love it


                                • tsartomato
                                  tsartomato  6 days back

                                  win7 master race

                                  • Keltik33
                                    Keltik33  7 days back

                                    I still have and use that case from the 2010 PC.

                                    • Emirhan Patır
                                      Emirhan Patır  1 weeks back

                                      my pc
                                      is so bad it has a i5 480m hd6300m :(

                                      • DA666
                                        DA666  1 weeks back

                                        My brother still rocks a Phenom II X6 1090T, 16GB of DDR3 RAM and a GTX 1060 with RAID 0 Samsung 830s (2x256GB). It's kind of a classic build. He's still pretty happy, upgraded the original HD6950 to that GTX 1060 to run some Battlefield etc. on 1080p. Upgraded from 8GB to 16GB at some point.

                                        • Npc_Hydra3
                                          Npc_Hydra3  1 weeks back

                                          2013: build a pc i5-4670 and gtx 770 with windows 8.1 because I wanted the newest os just because
                                          2015: replace gtx 770 with gtx 970 upgrade to windows 10
                                          2016: "downgrade" to windows 7 because windows 7 is the best operating system without all the bullshit added like cortana and "app store" marketplace just a simple os that has everything you need, nothing you don't
                                          2018: buy a radeon vega 64 for 285$ on sale and double my FPS from the 970
                                          2019: still rock same haswell i5 with newer GPU. Ride with windows 7 till the wheels fall off.
                                          January 14, 2020: D-Day...

                                          • DarthShadow25
                                            DarthShadow25  1 weeks back

                                            Good to see my 4770k representing strong in 2013. 6 years ago....

                                            • aphixe
                                              aphixe  2 weeks back

                                              Such a shame I still have a cpu from that era but i have a rtx card. really time for cpu/mobo/mem upgrade. be it the last one on the list but still thats like 5 years old or so now. I mean performance is good still but 3d modeling/sculpting is showing my hardware's age quite well.

                                              • Sam Rayburn
                                                Sam Rayburn  2 weeks back

                                                I'm still using an i5 3570k xD

                                                • Cam Nam
                                                  Cam Nam  2 weeks back

                                                  I love the intro man!!! :))

                                                  • Aezulo
                                                    Aezulo  2 weeks back

                                                    riley is a brit?

                                                    • The Indoor Outdoorsman
                                                      The Indoor Outdoorsman  2 weeks back

                                                      Man, my 2009 "gaming" computer was a Dell XPS with an i7 920, 8GB DDR3 and an AMD HD4350 512MB. I thought I was a hotshot with that too. Oh how wrong I was.

                                                      • Chaim Lukas Maier
                                                        Chaim Lukas Maier  2 weeks back

                                                        And here i am using my i7-3770K that i bought new...

                                                        • Vile
                                                          Vile  2 weeks back

                                                          ahhh yes the antec 900

                                                          • Jacob
                                                            Jacob  2 weeks back

                                                            The aspect ratio of this video fits my phone perfectly

                                                            • Juan Gonzalez
                                                              Juan Gonzalez  2 weeks back

                                                              Shave the fat fucker ( Antony) head and shape his ears like a pig and he looks exactly like that.

                                                            • Stefano Mano
                                                              Stefano Mano  2 weeks back

                                                              This is not Battlefield 4, it is Battlefield 3.

                                                              • Павел Анатольевич

                                                                0:40 this chair cost more than my current and all my previous lives.

                                                                • joemonster55
                                                                  joemonster55  2 weeks back

                                                                  *11 Years of PC gaming...

                                                                  • Cyber News
                                                                    Cyber News  2 weeks back

                                                                    11:12 right monitor u dont give license

                                                                    • brosay what
                                                                      brosay what  2 weeks back

                                                                      Real time Instagram filters.

                                                                      • XfStef
                                                                        XfStef  2 weeks back

                                                                        in 2014 you should have went for a haswell e 5930k
                                                                        it's a beast of a CPU that can still run ANYTHING in 2019 with no issues

                                                                        • Bomber
                                                                          Bomber  2 weeks back

                                                                          only intel ?

                                                                          • The Minimum Wage
                                                                            The Minimum Wage  2 weeks back

                                                                            You should do a series based on 1994-2008 too

                                                                            • punythewatchfuleye
                                                                              punythewatchfuleye  2 weeks back

                                                                              But can it run saints row 2?

                                                                              • Auris LA stabdis
                                                                                Auris LA stabdis  2 weeks back

                                                                                My 10 years of PC's (because i wouldn't call them "gaming")

                                                                                Late 2010-2013: can't remember cpu but it was 1.6ghz single core, 2gb ram, and cant remember anything about gpu other than that it was 512mb

                                                                                2013-2017: e8200, hd 4870, 4gb ram: Was a machine i finally could actually play games that weren't ancient.

                                                                                2017-2019: i3 2120, hd 6670, 4gb ram: Didn't feel improvement but i wasn't playing much so i wasn't bothered too much.

                                                                                2019-????: i3 3220, gtx 1050ti, 8gb ram: Decided to game a bit and even tho its shitty set up especially for 2019 i can actually play modern games which i wasn't able previously.

                                                                                • Alex Carrillo
                                                                                  Alex Carrillo  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Where is that Apology Linus? Ok each time you make a video, I'll be there and Hound you Ok Have a Nice Day bye-bye

                                                                                  • JKOtech
                                                                                    JKOtech  2 weeks back

                                                                                    "Hey lets make a video about 10 Years of Gaming PCs and showing the Games that were popular"

                                                                                    -Forgets the best selling Game of all time that shaped basically a whole generation and was due to its crazy popularity partly responsible for the success of youtube.

                                                                                    • ☆ Dumprolls ☆
                                                                                      ☆ Dumprolls ☆  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Not really representative of the highest end gaming threshold of each system considering Minecraft can be run on almost any basic walmart laptop. This isn't a history of 10 years of video games after all.

                                                                                  • Wacypro_gamez
                                                                                    Wacypro_gamez  2 weeks back

                                                                                    On the desktop Alienware PC from 2011 my dad gave me a few weeks ago we play pretty much all of the games you listed between 2010-2014

                                                                                    • A Fig
                                                                                      A Fig  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Sandybridge was my nickname in college.

                                                                                      • Glenn Bryson
                                                                                        Glenn Bryson  3 weeks back

                                                                                        I loved my Antec 900, lol. I used it from somewhere in 07-08 until literally 3 days ago :) (It's still being used as me wife's gaming rig)

                                                                                        • Sonoran Gaming
                                                                                          Sonoran Gaming  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Why did people hate 8 and 8.1? I was still a kid at the the time so it seemed fine to me.

                                                                                          • Kyle Cook
                                                                                            Kyle Cook  3 weeks back

                                                                                            Heheh Still running that 2014 build

                                                                                            • ΘΩΜΑΣ ΜΠΑΚΑΛΑΚΟΣ

                                                                                              I cannot understand why linus doesn't make a review for EIZO monitors. Only Benq and LG. Why? EIZO has the best monitors. For at least 20 years. They are a legend in PC world.