My Teenage Dream PC - Ricer PC Part 1

  • Published: 06 June 2019
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    We've gotten pretty good at making sleepers - PC that look slow but are actually really fast... But what about a PC that looks fast and is actually slow?

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Comments • 5 092

  • PadPoet
    PadPoet  48 minutes back

    I'm excited seeing Linus get excited for old PC hardware. I would feel exactly the same since I used to own a Asus P4C800-E deluxe and a Northwood P4 as well. Playing Doom 3 with the 6800 Ultra and this setup was really something else back in the day. Good times, good times...

    • E Montem Ros
      E Montem Ros  3 hours back

      It needs a Thermaltake Volcano, but I think the only ones for 468 kinda sucked. :\ I had a Volcano 9, Volcano Xaser edition, and an EXTREME VOLCANO 12!!11!11SHIFT+ONE
      It pains me to say it, but I still use mostly Thermaltake today even though they're "LOL RGB!!!!111! CHECK OUT THESE WEIRD ASS CASES!!! 120MM RIING PLUS 3 PACK ONLY $120!!!"

      T81 URBAN custom window/custom HEMI orange Powder coat accented panels, TT toughpower iRGB plus 1200W, MEG ACE/9900K, RIING plus fans everywhere. I hate myself.

      • Meme Dog
        Meme Dog  4 hours back

        Play overwatch on it and make RGB lighting for it

        • mike spikeey
          mike spikeey  4 hours back

          My Teenage Dream PC - Ricer PC Part 1 FORGET PART 2 DID YOU

          FUCKING PART 2

          • tuff_lover
            tuff_lover  5 hours back

            No part 2

            • 00wheelie00
              00wheelie00  6 hours back

              You're basically recreating my old gaming PC here :)

              • Charles thekinglov
                Charles thekinglov  7 hours back

                ATI Radeon X1650 Pro was the top when the 6800 was out

                • awhislyle
                  awhislyle  7 hours back

                  My teenage dream pc was just one gen later than this. I always imagined myself being much younger than Linus

                  • Greg Shera
                    Greg Shera  9 hours back

                    Had nearly this exact same setup!!, built it specifically to play doom3.

                    • Informedia Tech
                      Informedia Tech  9 hours back

                      install windows 3.1 and run steam on it... with a nvme M.2 pci card adapter

                      • KrisAlex
                        KrisAlex  13 hours back

                        Try to max out the motherboard. Update Bios, if still available, install the fastest CPU the motherboard supports after the bios update, install the maximum amount of ram this thing can support, the fastest ram this motherbard can support, fastest video card this motherbard can support, you might need to enable cpu support for PAE - Physical Address Extension to allow a 4 gb+ of ram for older 32 bit cpu, or to solve Windows XP issues with addressing large amounts of RAM, the biggest custom cooler, with the highest TDP rating, enable all case fans and then go various torture tests :-)

                        • SW1TCH
                          SW1TCH  13 hours back

                          Wil it run crysis

                          • Spyros
                            Spyros  14 hours back

                            What happened to it? Did you mod it?

                            • MarcysFail
                              MarcysFail  15 hours back

                              In 2004 AMD processors wasnt be faster then Intel ? It was easy to find good AMD64 @ up to 2.8-3Ghz. So its was all Intel CPU killer.

                              • moguling
                                moguling  18 hours back

                                Who wanted this?... Me, apparently.

                                • RODRIGO FILHO
                                  RODRIGO FILHO  18 hours back

                                  Build the ultimate 478 System. Get a PCI-E MB, then install the best Pentium 4 EE, 3GB of 400Mhz DDR, Then install Windows 7 32 Bits. Put a good GPU to keep the CPU as the bottleneck. Something like a GTX 1650.

                                  • AM Airman Recruit Kemp
                                    AM Airman Recruit Kemp  20 hours back

                                    wait Linus is only 10 years older than me?

                                    • Evan Sargent
                                      Evan Sargent  20 hours back

                                      Man when I first got into gaming and building PC's i bought a BFG 7950gt OC graphic card then 3 months latter the 8800GTX cards came out and I learned you'll never have the latest and greatest for long.

                                      • hugo aguilera
                                        hugo aguilera  1 days back

                                        You should try Diablo 2

                                        • Blattgold
                                          Blattgold  1 days back


                                          • pvphacks101
                                            pvphacks101  1 days back

                                            But can it run crysis

                                            • Clayne McConnell
                                              Clayne McConnell  2 days back

                                              Put in a 7800 gtx and an aftermarket zalman cooler fit to the time or close and oc that bitch. It would stomp doom and fear

                                              • CommentingLikeASir
                                                CommentingLikeASir  2 days back

                                                what about some good old "1602 AD" on that thing? :D

                                                • Toms Tech
                                                  Toms Tech  2 days back

                                                  In 2004 I was 15 and in my 3rd year of building, I had all the pentiums and athlons from 1999 onwards.
                                                  Yes hyperthreading helped pentium 4's but only to catch up to athlons, You might get a 30% increase in multi core but the single core still sucked and the athlons 30+% faster instructions would usually blow it into the weeds and unlike the pentium4 you wouldn't fry your motherboard overclocking it.
                                                  I still have 2 rigs that I put against each other in Oct 2004
                                                  *Athlon64 4000+ 2.4Ghz stock big 80mm heatsink/ MSI k8t neo2 board/ 2x1GB 400mhz ECC*
                                                  *pentium4 HT 2.8E 2.8Ghz ACfreezer4 heatsink / DFI 865pe infinity(still have box)/ 4x1GB 400mhz kingston*
                                                  Both using e-tech 400w PSU's and Soundblaster audigy2 ZS sounds cards.
                                                  With the same baller ati 9800SE 256MB gpu and windowsXP the athlon was much nicer to use, I eventually got an ati9550 for the intel system to use full time, Going to windows7 made both of them redundant however. They're not the oldest systems I have but they remind me of how old school hardware reviews used to be (with reading!) before it became a popularity clickbait contest.

                                                  • majorjockitch
                                                    majorjockitch  2 days back

                                                    Your oldschool dream CPU has an IHS , cute. Now I feel old.

                                                    • Ali Abbas
                                                      Ali Abbas  2 days back

                                                      I love my noctis 450, can't give it up just yet otherwise I would love this case.

                                                      • Maurits Jacobse
                                                        Maurits Jacobse  3 days back

                                                        Make it watercooled

                                                        • John Payne
                                                          John Payne  3 days back

                                                          Where is part 2?

                                                          • George Lynch
                                                            George Lynch  3 days back

                                                            vertical mounting of the hdd would look so good

                                                            • griffin gibson
                                                              griffin gibson  3 days back

                                                              Dudeee had that motherboard

                                                              • Sven Bätz
                                                                Sven Bätz  3 days back

                                                                I've seen actual vomit that was less barf-colored than that motherboard.

                                                                • K4yr4h
                                                                  K4yr4h  3 days back

                                                                  the raptors were fast but loud as a jet. wouldve used ssd

                                                                  • DanBalan1
                                                                    DanBalan1  3 days back

                                                                    Linus is Alex's Dad

                                                                    • Tanasen
                                                                      Tanasen  4 days back

                                                                      So when we will see the second part?

                                                                      • Machnum Fotografie
                                                                        Machnum Fotografie  4 days back

                                                                        Is there Part 2 yet

                                                                        • Rinkusu
                                                                          Rinkusu  4 days back

                                                                          Should rebuild it and put the best graphics card you can find in it

                                                                          • Beauregard Stauffer
                                                                            Beauregard Stauffer  4 days back

                                                                            Call Druaga one, to put an ssd in it.

                                                                            • SuperDerek RPGs
                                                                              SuperDerek RPGs  5 days back

                                                                              Any update for this guys? :)

                                                                              • matthew corliss
                                                                                matthew corliss  5 days back

                                                                                Part 2?

                                                                                • Mike Matkovic
                                                                                  Mike Matkovic  5 days back

                                                                                  My dream CPU was a 468DX66. Damn i'm old....

                                                                                  • Edgar Renje
                                                                                    Edgar Renje  5 days back

                                                                                    Back in the day, when manufacturer didn't care about how their motherboards look like.

                                                                                    • Thomas Gires
                                                                                      Thomas Gires  3 days back

                                                                                      I vaguely remember the first black mainboards to come out, and those were so drool-worthy :D

                                                                                  • Ian van Deventer
                                                                                    Ian van Deventer  6 days back

                                                                                    Still remember the first cpu I bought myself... Mmmm... E7500...

                                                                                    • KrotowX
                                                                                      KrotowX  6 days back

                                                                                      In 2004 that hardware was a dream not only for a teenager in high school. By the way try to install Linux on it and run stuff through Steam Play. You also will get free from XP activation :)
                                                                                      Yep, DOOM 3 was dark. It was not a bug, but a feature. In fact after DOOM (not 2016, but classic 1994 one) and DOOM 2 where you mostly been able to see surroundings without (non-existent then) flashlight I'd hate total darkness in DOOM 3. But.. well, that was the will of Carmack - make us run through the darkness :)

                                                                                      • Mystic
                                                                                        Mystic  6 days back

                                                                                        play csgo both of them

                                                                                        • Triton movies
                                                                                          Triton movies  7 days back

                                                                                          need to play Heretic on it and make some chickens even though it was more a dos game should also put a aio cooler on it mod it out a bit

                                                                                          • AmericanHothead
                                                                                            AmericanHothead  7 days back

                                                                                            Really? No:
                                                                                            WD Black 850MB
                                                                                            3.25" 1.4 Floppy
                                                                                            5" 720kb Floppy
                                                                                            2x Optical
                                                                                            SoundBlaster audio
                                                                                            14.4k Modem
                                                                                            250MB tape backup
                                                                                            Running 6.22 and 3.11 Workgroups
                                                                                            No time to talk about LEOTAPE? WAFADRIVES? or Single reel caddys?

                                                                                            • Easterling Custom's
                                                                                              Easterling Custom's  1 weeks back

                                                                                              you talk about putting the hd where it can be seen than you slid it a solid metal mount like uh,okay kinda'of just contradicted yourself there.

                                                                                              • Charlie Bonsor
                                                                                                Charlie Bonsor  1 weeks back

                                                                                                My old i3 could do better on doom (8GB RAM N/A MHZ no GPU and IDK the rest but it's not good, CPU is around 2nd-3rd gen Probs second)