FINALLY Upgrading my 4 year old Gaming Rig!

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  • Published: 12 June 2019
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    After 4 long years, it's finally time to get a pretty sick upgrade done on my aging gaming PC....

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  • AKA R3IS
    AKA R3IS  5 hours back

    linus just got 2 million views and made a profit off of flexing for 15 mins straight

    • Diego Koszutski Santamaría

      Here in my country. The gpu alone costs almost 4500 USD ... and average wages (8 hours full time job) are about 430 usd month xd Thx USA for fkng us up.




      I'll be stuck with my 1080Ti for 6 years... I guess

      • Gerry Curtis
        Gerry Curtis  1 days back

        Why did you run the reservoir fill on the live pc? Use a separate power supply, short between the green and black wires on the 24pin connector, with a paper
        clip or piece of wire. If all wires are black, place the connector with the lock clip facing up and short
        4th and 5th pins (counting from left to right) in the upper row. This turns on the power supply and gives you a safe start. Then connect the water pump to the separate power supply. No chance of harming your system this way. Then you could see that your piping was off without possible damage to the system proper.

        • NateLB
          NateLB  1 days back

          Kind of worrisome to see Corsair skimp out on that water block

          • Ryan herbert
            Ryan herbert  1 days back

            Why is the game he’s running so demanding? It looks fairly tame

            • J Tizzle
              J Tizzle  1 days back

              I wil gladly take that Titan x of your hands Linus Sebastian

              • Muhamad Iqbal
                Muhamad Iqbal  2 days back

                Well my 4 year old was i3 3210 with radeon hd 5500 😂😂
                Still the same until now except my vga was died toasted 😂

                • Teddy M
                  Teddy M  2 days back

                  I wish i could just ask some company and be like "hey could i get some parts for my build, yeah the best you have, yeah and it all will be for free right, it will be free, yeah thanks..."

                  • Robert Stimmel
                    Robert Stimmel  3 days back

                    Sooo...my takeaway is that when I'm ready to upgrade, all I need is a rubber and a bunch of supplies for screwing. Sounds fun, but I'm not sure if it'll help my PC run faster.

                    • todd144
                      todd144  3 days back

                      It was "CHUGGING" at 40 fps...

                      • James Jaffray
                        James Jaffray  3 days back

                        Probably a dumb question but would tap water work for cooling, or do you recommend filtered water?
                        is there and difference?

                        • TheGreenOak
                          TheGreenOak  3 days back

                          Linus, can I have your old rig? ;)

                          • avery baxter
                            avery baxter  4 days back

                            Isn’t it sad that a guy who can afford to buy these parts gets them for free

                            • Slashco
                              Slashco  4 days back

                              Outdated rig? I've got a gaming PC with an R9 380 that I put together 3 years ago and it still runs most games fine. Those of us without money and connections out the wazoo gotta make do, you know. :P

                              • Nischty White
                                Nischty White  4 days back

                                Hey guys can someone please explain to me the part from 7:37 to 8:26 with that microbial growth and the corrosion ?

                                • Thepowerlies
                                  Thepowerlies  4 days back

                                  Which you barely use

                                  • 4N0MYM0U5
                                    4N0MYM0U5  4 days back

                                    He means gaming RACK not gaming RIG!

                                    • flifla69
                                      flifla69  5 days back

                                      8:58 >screwing the srew : -" Oh yeah!"

                                      • ELI OT
                                        ELI OT  5 days back

                                        You should use distilled water.

                                        • Yato
                                          Yato  5 days back

                                          after a week or two my system unit is already full of dust.

                                          • ForgottenMyth
                                            ForgottenMyth  5 days back

                                            That moment when you realized that someones "4 year old pc" is like 4 time faster then your current pc :'(.

                                            • Brian Duncan
                                              Brian Duncan  5 days back

                                              It's almost like he's spent a decade building a multi-million dollar company.

                                              Keep it relative, you're doing awesome man ;)

                                          • Adam Šindelář
                                            Adam Šindelář  5 days back

                                            It only has titan x. My 750 Ti and q9650 :(

                                            • Mustakrakish
                                              Mustakrakish  5 days back

                                              *Cries in i3 4340 and R7 260x OC*

                                              • Kennelkiz
                                                Kennelkiz  6 days back

                                                And here I am with 4 year old 930m

                                                • Rick Sanchez C137
                                                  Rick Sanchez C137  6 days back

                                                  4:25 hitting the gym linus?

                                                  • MastaMilitia
                                                    MastaMilitia  6 days back

                                                    Don't listen to him saying a Titan is so bad.

                                                    • Janus Ivan Duenas
                                                      Janus Ivan Duenas  7 days back

                                                      great that they included that rubber.... (cries in dual core)

                                                      • alley ahmed
                                                        alley ahmed  1 weeks back

                                                        3:19 You

                                                        • Naeem Knighteem
                                                          Naeem Knighteem  1 weeks back

                                                          Thinking abt it. is it possible to use alcohol as the cooling solution. once its tightly sealed i mean. Like using Isopropyl alcohol

                                                          • Florian DrTurtok
                                                            Florian DrTurtok  1 weeks back

                                                            Two NvLink 2080 ti would be almost twice as good as one titan rtx, but cost the same(Oct 2019). So don't buy Titans guys

                                                            • Black White
                                                              Black White  1 weeks back

                                                              My PC cant even run COD MW 1 on 60 fps low settings

                                                              • DannyBos
                                                                DannyBos  6 days back

                                                                Then fucking upgrade it

                                                            • Natan
                                                              Natan  1 weeks back

                                                              Did u clear the plastic foils off the new motherboard cooling block ?

                                                              • bob bib
                                                                bob bib  1 weeks back

                                                                ok so i been seen this but i just got sent here by autoplay and read the title my 4 year old . i was thinking dang his kid is lucky

                                                                • 6ixe
                                                                  6ixe  1 weeks back

                                                                  wen in Monday the i9-109xx will Launch

                                                                  • Darthm
                                                                    Darthm  1 weeks back

                                                                    hello any/everyone !? isn't it quad channel ram going to dual channel system? can it so be done without conflict?
                                                                    ans @Linus Tech Tips / @Linus : Has this loop been flushed and cleaned once a year?
                                                                    also, thanks for your channel content, keep good work !

                                                                    • Mik Moen
                                                                      Mik Moen  1 weeks back

                                                                      His "very very last gen" computer still kicks my PC's ass.

                                                                      • Tim Baßfeld
                                                                        Tim Baßfeld  1 weeks back

                                                                        Hey, where can i get the Case? :-)

                                                                        • 50caliberFistFK
                                                                          50caliberFistFK  1 weeks back

                                                                          I thought you were suppose to use an antifreeze mix in a watercooler system.

                                                                          • Andreas Kuhn
                                                                            Andreas Kuhn  1 weeks back

                                                                            If you don't want corrosion in a system that pumps water,
                                                                            you need 2 Things:

                                                                            1. You need water that has absolustley no salt and almost no calcium in it.
                                                                            Therefore the conductivity of that water will be near zero.
                                                                            you may aks a plumper where get such water, because every modern heating system has to be filled with this type of water
                                                                            because of anti-corrosion of the heat excangers that are made of a special kind of aluminum.

                                                                            2. You need a sacrifical anode.
                                                                            That could be made out of magnesia that is grounded, so the magnesia will sacrifice over time.
                                                                            You can also do that by a elctrical anode, but that would be a litte overkill for a pc.

                                                                            And it would be a nice thing to get off as much O2 out of the System also.

                                                                            For all of you who do have a european style heating system at home:
                                                                            you can use the "old" water that is located into that heating system, because that water is prety much "dead".
                                                                            Get enough of it an filter it with a coffee filter an you are good to go.

                                                                            Main problem with soft tubing:; these allow diffusion of O2 into the system.
                                                                            Tubing amde out of metal (CU,Al) or of PE-X would be the best way to prevent you from that.
                                                                            You may ask you lokal plumper guy for GEBERIT Mepla.

                                                                            If you want to prevent the water from biological hazard - but some UV LEDs somewhere.
                                                                            UV Light does kill allmost everything in the water.

                                                                            People from Europe: Feel free to cantact me about that.

                                                                            .

                                                                            • MrPooFlaps
                                                                              MrPooFlaps  1 weeks back

                                                                              Wow, your PC is really ugly. But I guess it's fast!

                                                                              • MaxieDonut21
                                                                                MaxieDonut21  1 weeks back

                                                                                bruh my whole rig is worth half of that motherboard 😂😂🤣

                                                                                • Alexa
                                                                                  Alexa  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Mans upgrades his good pc and im sittin here with a old ass pc

                                                                                  • Daze
                                                                                    Daze  2 weeks back

                                                                                    his old gaming spec are more powerful than mine.

                                                                                    • basyir rusli
                                                                                      basyir rusli  2 weeks back

                                                                                      give me your old rig sir. please

                                                                                      • Rock N Rull
                                                                                        Rock N Rull  2 weeks back

                                                                                        I wish I also could build a PC using a carrot

                                                                                        • Rob b
                                                                                          Rob b  2 weeks back

                                                                                          *laughs in 9 year old hp pavillion g6"

                                                                                          • Fernando Bobbio
                                                                                            Fernando Bobbio  2 weeks back

                                                                                            No NVMe love to the upgrade? I was hoping you would fill all 3 M.2 slots with 2TB Corsair MP600s or Aorus in RAID 0... Meh!

                                                                                            • David Vos
                                                                                              David Vos  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Why does your 4 year old have a better pc than me