The ULTIMATE Powerhouse Sleeper PC

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  • Published: 21 January 2019
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    Margaret, oh Margaret. Potentially the build that caused the most stress ever, taking over a month to complete due to every step having loads of strange complications. But in the end.. oh she's a beauty.

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Comments • 7 490

  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   8 months back

    Sorry for the resolution.... it was fully processed up to 4K before we went live. Once it goes live, 360p. We've reached out to YouTube to try to figure out what the heck is going on. So frustrating...

    • 808Wood
      808Wood  1 months back

      ***Pro Tip*** Double sided tape sucks. use painters tape. put it on both pieces you want to glue. on one side put super glue, on the other put bleach, stick together , hold 10 secs. Boom works way better than anything you can buy...*** also*** bleach is an accelerator for super glue*** you can buy accelerator in a spray can but bleach is cheaper.

    • Benjamian Hausmann
      Benjamian Hausmann  3 months back

      I would call him Thor and not magaret xd but i like this it was a great team work there

    • Benjamian Hausmann
      Benjamian Hausmann  3 months back

      i love this old cases cause i was a kid ad that time when amiga and so on i love them nice pc man

    • Vankata BG GDV
      Vankata BG GDV  4 months back

      Im watching in 144p because my isp is shit

    • Explore with Zac
      Explore with Zac  5 months back

      Your video will initially upload in 360p, then increase to 1080p or 4K later on... I only have 4 videos out and even I know this.

  • Tu Yue
    Tu Yue  14 hours back

    how about a case made out of concrete?

    • Horst der II
      Horst der II  3 days back

      You should get an old monitor case and build in a new monitor + a lot of hardware.

      • Noggernono
        Noggernono  5 days back

        Work Safety (boooring) for sawing or sanding carbon fibre: Alway use a vacuum (needs to have proper air filter) as otherwise very fine particles will get into the air and stay there before coming down as dust onto everything. Use a so called FFP2 or FFP3 dust mask. FFP1 lets fine particles such as Carbon Fibre through. It is not proven but suspected that carbon fibres will cause cancer when inhaled. Use gloves, especially when handling sawed CFRP parts. Little strands of Carbon Fibre will stand out and wait for you to touch them and then break... now you have a splinter that you have to remove as carbon fibre, made out of carbon...., is not recognized as a foreign object by your body and therefore it will not grow out, ever. While unlikely, it could happen that little splinter fragments travel through your veins and get stuck at critical parts such as you brain, causing a stroke. Often it is not possible to grab the splinter as it is so fine and also easily breaks if you dont pull it out straigt: I heard of soaking the body part in soapy water or carefully remove it with a sharp and sterile tool by cutting away the skin above. Wear gloves, also since you could develop an allergy towards carbon fibre.


        For this reason, sand parts that you just sawed to reduce risk of splinters and ALWAY handle carbon fibre parts with protective gloves (no thin plastic doctor gloves), even after sanding this is a good idea. Splinters are a pain. For peace of mind, use a vacuum. Saftey googles are just always a good idea. Sorry for this, I work in aerospace, thus this is the safe and maybe over-the-top safe way. Hope this helps and rather gives you confidence than regret when someone tells you all this later...

        • Samuel Sullivan
          Samuel Sullivan  6 days back

          that probably would've fit if you used the mini itx form factor

          • Michael Henry-Hurst
            Michael Henry-Hurst  6 days back

            so can i buy it Linus lol

            • Mark Sinister
              Mark Sinister  1 weeks back

              I owned this case years ago for $30 from Loot...

              • Danny
                Danny  1 weeks back

                that is amazing guys love it

                • JM HC
                  JM HC  1 weeks back

                  Plenty of room in the top for a Raspberry Pi 4 Co-processor or two ?.

                  • EMVF
                    EMVF  1 weeks back

                    Algún día espero tener una PC así de buena :"v

                    • Roma Krelian
                      Roma Krelian  1 weeks back

                      I was getting a strong Tron Legacy vibe from that music near the end. Nice.

                      • RL53
                        RL53  2 weeks back

                        And with the power button exactly where it should be. My cats always switch off my pc when jumping on the top with my power button on the top, why don't pc case manufactures think of these problems :)

                        • doro626
                          doro626  2 weeks back

                          So was the double helix inside the water reservoir decoration? They took it out?

                          • Boxzapp
                            Boxzapp  2 weeks back

                            "Hey, what on earth is on your desk?"
                            "Oh, just a 20 year old computer.....that I play Forza 7 on......"

                            • Matt Wellner
                              Matt Wellner  2 weeks back

                              I want that sleeper... price?

                              • David O'Connor
                                David O'Connor  2 weeks back

                                Does Alex ever sound enthused, on any project?

                                • Snowman
                                  Snowman  2 weeks back

                                  Why would anyone use carbon fibre in a PC? Since when was weight a factor in PC builds?

                                  • harld kardika
                                    harld kardika  2 weeks back

                                    my index finger is confused when it didn't have to double click to skip the first ad

                                    • MacBookUser _
                                      MacBookUser _  2 weeks back

                                      Where tf did you get a PC case with that many optical drives? 🤯

                                      • Electromancer21606
                                        Electromancer21606  2 weeks back

                                        Fucking boomers

                                        • ACOUSTIC CHILD
                                          ACOUSTIC CHILD  3 weeks back

                                          1:26 thank me later

                                          • jjellis09
                                            jjellis09  3 weeks back

                                            Imagine teleporting this to a random office or school in 1999

                                            • pecosROB
                                              pecosROB  3 weeks back

                                              Every YouTuber when it comes to over kill power supply: Yes, it's more than we need but it will operate near silently when not under load.

                                              Literally every time it's mentioned it's always the reasoning lol

                                              • nVy Axis
                                                nVy Axis  3 weeks back

                                                make an original apple sleeper

                                                • 2StepMarv
                                                  2StepMarv  3 weeks back

                                                  was this before making Alex one of the most expensive LTT employee? :P

                                                  • 96fps_from_mars
                                                    96fps_from_mars  3 weeks back

                                                    For all those aesthetics, it'd be nice to sneak a working 3.5in floppy drive in there

                                                    • Craig Scott
                                                      Craig Scott  3 weeks back

                                                      As a gamer I love your videos, as a moderately competent machinist... Oh you make me cringe..

                                                      • MorallyAwkward
                                                        MorallyAwkward  3 weeks back

                                                        I love this idea. Having a PC that looks 20 years old, but can beat anything out there. How much would it cost to get one of these made?

                                                        • Gaming Boss
                                                          Gaming Boss  3 weeks back

                                                          MorallyAwkward a lot because the parts cost alot

                                                      • Vision
                                                        Vision  3 weeks back

                                                        Since when did Linus tech tips become the hacksmith?

                                                        • KesumaofEO
                                                          KesumaofEO  4 weeks back

                                                          Liquid cooling... It scares me

                                                          • Aramis Anasazi
                                                            Aramis Anasazi  4 weeks back

                                                            I have thought about modding a Cell Phone into the old big azz mobile phones :P thought it would be funny to walk around with.

                                                            • slicedtoad
                                                              slicedtoad  4 weeks back

                                                              you should have an IBM model m keyboard. would fit the aesthetic perfectly and it would still perform well.

                                                              • Cayden Olsen
                                                                Cayden Olsen  4 weeks back

                                                                slicedtoad or make a custom keyboard

                                                            • johnny scharfenberger
                                                              johnny scharfenberger  4 weeks back

                                                              can someone plz tell me what a "das floppy" is?

                                                              • appledeej
                                                                appledeej  4 weeks back

                                                                Ok I need help, I’m building a sleeper pc, it’s a Compaq/HP case from 17 years ago, I need name suggestions!!!!

                                                              • Matthew Bohn
                                                                Matthew Bohn  4 weeks back

                                                                Love the custom machining going into this build. Most people just kind of mount things where ever they can and call it a day. Also, my new PC has a Seasonic 750w PSU, which is also overkill for my build, but its fantastic. Ill never have to worry about it, and can upgrade other parts in the future without worrying about it.

                                                                • Victor Garcia
                                                                  Victor Garcia  4 weeks back

                                                                  I think y'all should build in an old main gear prysma, that would be pretty cool

                                                                  • Blood Guy
                                                                    Blood Guy  4 weeks back

                                                                    It looks like a cyborg before the year 2000

                                                                    • aditya febrian Saputra
                                                                      aditya febrian Saputra  4 weeks back

                                                                      Is that an aquarium chiller???

                                                                      • Coolio Bro
                                                                        Coolio Bro  4 weeks back

                                                                        rip motherboard 2019-2019 he was like a father to me

                                                                        • Xanaqin
                                                                          Xanaqin  4 weeks back

                                                                          You guys need to plug in an ibm model m into that thing

                                                                        • ÂĐÃM Řâphãěł
                                                                          ÂĐÃM Řâphãěł  1 months back

                                                                          Nuted

                                                                          • Michael Howell
                                                                            Michael Howell  1 months back

                                                                            How did you get the old monochrome IBM monitor housing to become so "wide"? :) Amazing piece of work

                                                                            • JosheyG34
                                                                              JosheyG34  1 months back

                                                                              Also why did you use an impact to drill holes

                                                                              • JosheyG34
                                                                                JosheyG34  1 months back

                                                                                Why don't you paint it

                                                                                • Fouren
                                                                                  Fouren  1 months back

                                                                                  Imagine going to an event were you need to show off your pc build and you come with this pc LMAO everyone will be like wtf is that a windows 2000? is it a new or old pc? when the case is open you have 2 RTX 2080 TI with Intel I9-9900k LMAO.

                                                                                  • Fury Nick
                                                                                    Fury Nick  1 months back

                                                                                    now if you could find and old Xerox Alto word processor. People would at first think its and AC unit. Or a sleeper commodore 64/128. How about a sleeper Atari 2800? Have the Atari start like normal even begin to run the game. The switch to a fully modern version of that game instantly. Better yet try to time if when the Rube is looking away for just a moment.

                                                                                    • Rigz Movie Diaries
                                                                                      Rigz Movie Diaries  1 months back

                                                                                      The only thing that looks fast in that pc is the water cooling lol

                                                                                      • faster thanyou
                                                                                        faster thanyou  1 months back

                                                                                        Just FYI carbon fiber dust is HIGHLY conducltive, i know people who have done contract work for a carbon fiber manufactuer. They had to take laptops in the manufacturing area and they lost 3 of them from the dust getting into the case