How bad is this $5000 PC from 10 years ago?

  • Published: 05 August 2019
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    10 years ago, spending $5,000 on a PC brought you a pretty incredible experience.... but how has the last 10 years treated this EXTREME setup?

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Comments • 7 440

  • RR Gaming
    RR Gaming  6 hours back

    Ha ha 4K YouTube multitasking with 70% cpu usage 😂😂 just running roblox with nothing else runs my CPU at 98%

    • skyblue
      skyblue  9 hours back

      i have a pc from 2009 for like 1/5 of the price and my Photoshop doesn't act like that, although it used to do that when I let it use graphic card. Those old graphic cards were not made for this kind of work, contrary to what Nvidia was saying at the time. In other words, if yours PC was using processor only, it would most likely be fine.

      • Gabriel C.V.
        Gabriel C.V.  12 hours back

        Play Rocket League on a PC from 100 years ago

        • Paul Skalla
          Paul Skalla  15 hours back


          • TheBeastHunter G
            TheBeastHunter G  16 hours back

            I have a 10 year old , 400€ , HP laptop and i use an external fan to keep it cooled

            • FnB
              FnB  19 hours back

              "bad" is the wrong word to use imo, it should be:
              How slow is this $5000 PC from 10 years ago?
              That pc might not have been able to do those things fast, but it could still do them (apart from the game crash).

              • Todor Samardzhiev
                Todor Samardzhiev  21 hours back

                I love this video. Linus is so happy!

                • matox01tekk
                  matox01tekk  23 hours back

                  Sign out allways works

                  • Dennis Bowen
                    Dennis Bowen  1 days back

                    Man 10 years from now I can buy a $5k gaming setup while everyone plays with 16k graphics in their five grand gaming pcs.

                    • Ricardo Abrahão
                      Ricardo Abrahão  1 days back

                      you could try using 2, 3 or 4 gts 250 SLI from that far age and see what happens lol

                      • Baldy Pete
                        Baldy Pete  1 days back

                        SLI? Whatever. Watercooled overclock? Meh. Where's the damn RGB, Linus?! Where?!

                        • KaneBear
                          KaneBear  2 days back

                          Make Part 2!! Love the LGA 775/771.

                          • Stan random staff
                            Stan random staff  2 days back

                            LINUS us the fu... LINUX more in your tests.

                            • Rocker Tron
                              Rocker Tron  2 days back

                              I have a 10 year old laptop witch is worth 450$, *psst, it sucks!

                              • Lalele 64
                                Lalele 64  2 days back

                                Lol! Watching this in 720p from my Athlon II 64 X2 6400+ oc'ed to 3,36 ghz on Abit Fatal1ty & Mushkin Redline DDR2 😁

                                • zdanee
                                  zdanee  2 days back

                                  15:03 - wait, you don't use proxy footage while editing? What kind of unholy barbarian are you?!

                                  • zdanee
                                    zdanee  2 days back

                                    @a a It's basically a downscaled footage of the original 4K or 8K one that's optimized for scrubbing while editing. It is lower resolution and have more key frames, as the typical use case is to watch it in a smaller window and jumping around in it a lot. You enable when making a new project in Premiere and in the Ingest options you can set it up to your preferences. It speeds up working with 4K to a breeze even on slower systems. When it is time to render the final product it will use the original 4K or 8K footage so you don't loose any quality. AVID also does this by default.

                                  • a a
                                    a a  2 days back

                                    What is proxy footage and how do you use it?

                                • Samson Santhosh
                                  Samson Santhosh  3 days back

                                  Hey linus I'm not sure if you'll read this but I actually no a way to end the task using task manager instead of signing out what you can do is use the Windows 10 multi task button and right click and move the program to a new virtual desktop after that go back to your original desktop and end task using task manager

                                  I have found this solution while trying to use gta sa on old hardware running windows 10 and this fix works like a charm

                                  Hopefully you read this and hopefully it makes sense

                                • Benjamin Whiting
                                  Benjamin Whiting  3 days back

                                  So you're saying a 3,1 Mac Pro from 2008 (8-core Xeon E5482 at 3.2 Ghz) was actually a great deal, as it retailed for $4399 and is basically the same "$5000" machine shown here. Negative Apple tax. Got it.

                                  • Paul Allegretto
                                    Paul Allegretto  3 days back

                                    10:45 [:D]

                                    • Siddharth Nair
                                      Siddharth Nair  3 days back

                                      You capped RL to 62fps, lol

                                      • Milan Stuhlsatz
                                        Milan Stuhlsatz  3 days back

                                        Would be far more intresting if he used exclusivly hardware from 10 years ago.

                                        • Vito Chiarella
                                          Vito Chiarella  3 days back

                                          I would love to see that machine running Linux, since it has much lower overhead and bloat and much better thread management it should be possible to make it run faster for productivity, especially if using a low resource DE such as xfce or lxde, however you would have to run Krita/Gimp and Kdenlive instead of the Adobe counterparts. And Anno is not available on Linux, but Rocket League is.

                                          • TJ Viverette
                                            TJ Viverette  3 days back

                                            Im kind of ashamed that my computer runs worse than that. Jeez I need to upgrade.

                                            • Antares 8001
                                              Antares 8001  3 days back

                                              I am kinda surprised at how bad this did, based on my experience with other LGA 775/771 based systems I would expect roughly ryzen 3 1200/i3 8300 equivalent performance, at least when it comes to applications that scale properly on all cores.

                                              • SW
                                                SW  4 days back

                                                5ghz overclock

                                                • Dawn Bringer
                                                  Dawn Bringer  4 days back

                                                  Yeah the inability to HALT Shit on the task manager is one of the worst aspects of windows... I use 3rd party software... sysinternals process explorer to just kill the the task

                                                  • Sky
                                                    Sky  4 days back

                                                    I use first gen ryzen.

                                                    Ryzen 7 1700 3.0 GHz at its best. so that cpu is better than mine and its sad

                                                    • a a
                                                      a a  2 days back

                                                      That is not how it works. Just saying.

                                                  • Spicer
                                                    Spicer  4 days back


                                                    • Perry Lee
                                                      Perry Lee  4 days back

                                                      thanks now i cant get that image of you in linus tech tips underwear out of my head

                                                      • Vishal Yadav
                                                        Vishal Yadav  4 days back

                                                        Ya sure....try running that 4k vdo without the graphics card......

                                                        • xoox
                                                          xoox  4 days back

                                                          Wait, so Windows pre-installed SSDs on different motherboards+cpu and works without a problem?

                                                          • world menace
                                                            world menace  4 days back

                                                            this is still better then my pc

                                                            • Dictolory's Channel
                                                              Dictolory's Channel  4 days back

                                                              How bad is this $5000 PC from 30 years ago?

                                                              • SMMIT's World
                                                                SMMIT's World  4 days back

                                                                18+ content in 10:45

                                                                • muttsmutt
                                                                  muttsmutt  4 days back

                                                                  the segway was good

                                                                  • IRamnosI
                                                                    IRamnosI  4 days back

                                                                    It's sixteen times the lanes...

                                                                    • manamaster6
                                                                      manamaster6  5 days back

                                                                      11:03 is a great reaction.

                                                                      • John Powell
                                                                        John Powell  5 days back


                                                                        • pierre beckers
                                                                          pierre beckers  5 days back

                                                                          B L O O D B W A T H

                                                                          • Tony Melo
                                                                            Tony Melo  5 days back

                                                                            This time.... Haha, the voice dub was great.

                                                                            • Ádám Bezzegh
                                                                              Ádám Bezzegh  5 days back

                                                                              The last i'd still consider to be usable would be the 1366 i7 generation. A good 920 at over 4GHz. :)

                                                                              • Uriah Light
                                                                                Uriah Light  5 days back

                                                                                11:33 - She's a looker. 😲

                                                                                • xaixn
                                                                                  xaixn  6 days back

                                                                                  idk anythunf about comoutrr so its fine ig

                                                                                  • xaixn
                                                                                    xaixn  6 days back

                                                                                    rench bugle too cruncgy to hear linus

                                                                                    • xaixn
                                                                                      xaixn  6 days back

                                                                                      he still looks like my ex boyfriendsroomate who cries and drinks all the time

                                                                                      • xaixn
                                                                                        xaixn  6 days back

                                                                                        i have ghost recon on wii

                                                                                        • xaixn
                                                                                          xaixn  6 days back

                                                                                          r anch bugle time

                                                                                          • xaixn
                                                                                            xaixn  6 days back

                                                                                            im so drunk and im screaming because i cant pause it on the skull to save my life

                                                                                            • xaixn
                                                                                              xaixn  5 days back

                                                                                              @Luis castro 1234 i dont remember leaving this comments rip

                                                                                            • Luis castro 1234
                                                                                              Luis castro 1234  5 days back

                                                                                              This is the drunkest comment I've ever seen