Are Budget builds ACTUALLY worth it?

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  • Published on Apr 17, 2019
  • Budget gaming PCs are super popular, but are you actually causing yourself more harm than good when you shop for as cheap as possible?
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Comments • 4 394

  • Gallons Of Milk Gaming

    The fact that those Titan cards aren't flush is making me insane

  • ForSaleOnTinder
    ForSaleOnTinder Day ago

    How do you find out if your cpu is right for your gpu or the other way around??

    • UltraTV __
      UltraTV __ 20 hours ago +1

      Search Cpu Gpu bottleneck calculator.

  • Carmine
    Carmine Day ago

    gtx 1660 rendering is good for rendering ?

  • Durgesh Kshirsagar
    Durgesh Kshirsagar 2 days ago

    Hey I have a question. Recently I built Gigabyte z390 Aorus elite with i5 9600k processor with 16 GB G. Skill Ripjaws V DDR4 3200 MHZ RAM. There are two Power connectors on my board. 2 x 2 and 2 x 4. When I plug power to 2 x 4 my machine does not boot. But, when I simply plug 2 x 2 i.e. CPU power, it boots. My GPU is GTX 950.
    Please help me out what would be the reason.
    Thank you!

  • Paulo Morais
    Paulo Morais 2 days ago

    I have build 3 computers so far, all meant to be upgraded latter and I. Never endup upgrading

  • XV- static
    XV- static 2 days ago

    Help me build a pc for fortnite at 100+ frames for under 700$ and under I live in the us ( all low settings except medium textures)

    • D.
      D. Day ago

      Dude, just grab a i5 3470 or i7 2600 prebuilt on ebay for $150, a SSD for $20, hard drive for $40, 500w psu for $40, used rx480/580, and a $30 case.

  • Nick Terco
    Nick Terco 2 days ago

    answer: YES

  • Nuno Lopes Mendes
    Nuno Lopes Mendes 2 days ago +2

    Hi, what do you think about this configuration?
    I'm spending about 800€ on it

    ATX Cooler Master N300

    Motherboard Micro-ATX MSI B450M PRO-VDH PLUS
    MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Gaming X 6G

    Seasonic M12II Evo Edition 620W Full Modular

    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Hexa-Core 3.6GHz c/ Turbo 4.2GHz 36MB SktAM4
    120mm Cooler Master 2000RPM SickleFlow 120 LED
    RAM G.SKILL Flare X 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4-2400MHz CL16

    SSD 2.5" Kingston A400 240GB TLC SATA

    • SlickThePrick
      SlickThePrick 7 hours ago +1

      Nuno Lopes Mendes this looks similar to what I’m looking to build so keep me posted if you get any suggestions.

  • Nicholas Arnold
    Nicholas Arnold 2 days ago

    Make the ultimate Carboard Box case video!

  • pabloXL
    pabloXL 3 days ago

    i3 7100 paired with RTX Titan, please make that video

  • Andreas G.
    Andreas G. 3 days ago +2

    I would love to hear more about super compact gaming PC

  • KingOfToasts
    KingOfToasts 3 days ago

    I underspent on my mobo

  • Ian Fitchett
    Ian Fitchett 3 days ago

    Idk, motherboard specs are changing so damn frequently now that replacing anything in place these days is a pain

  • Kai Damata
    Kai Damata 3 days ago +1

    i got a 2070... literally the day after... NOT EVEN KIDDING they announced 2070 super and i have no returns on my 2070...


    i’m salty about it

  • SwashBuccaneer
    SwashBuccaneer 3 days ago

    I like to sink more money into the MoBo and CPU as they're the hardest to upgrade down the line

  • Gbizzle
    Gbizzle 4 days ago

    What processor would you recommend with the 1660?

    • Gbizzle
      Gbizzle 3 days ago

      @John Kurtz thanks

    • John Kurtz
      John Kurtz 3 days ago +1

      Gbizzle top of my head for processors would be the r5 1600, or r5 3600 for price to performance. IMO :)

  • Gbizzle
    Gbizzle 4 days ago

    This video saved me, I'm trying to build my own parts and I dont know what to spend more or less money on

  • WhyteLis21
    WhyteLis21 5 days ago

    This is why you plan out your build thoroughly and follow through no matter what. Unless the item does not work from the beginning, that is. Second guessing really can kill your overall end build. Lol.

  • Aeta Capella
    Aeta Capella 5 days ago

    This video actually validated everything I have ever said about building a "Budget" build. Also if your plan is to do small/moderate upgrades as you go get an AMD motherboard so when it comes time to upgrade your cpu you don't need to upgrade the mobo too, just update the BIOS and away you go.

  • Muifx
    Muifx 5 days ago

    Can you give me that 1660😂😂

  • Zodiac Sam
    Zodiac Sam 6 days ago

    Both smarter AND more intelligent. Well shucks.

  • Brian Bratusek
    Brian Bratusek 6 days ago

    I use a PCI slot for a Firewire card. I like my M-Audio 1418 audio interface. I would choose a board with a PCI slot over one that didn't.

  • Phone User
    Phone User 7 days ago

    Shit advice in mumbling.

  • Balazs Zsiga
    Balazs Zsiga 8 days ago

    you just can't get the rush of overclocking like you did in core 2 duo times. 1.86 ghz intel 3.2 ghz? No problem! :D Also if you choose ryzen build, forget about single channel ram build. You'll be shocked when you see you could have had 40% more fps if you chose a ram kit in dual.

  • thilltrot
    thilltrot 8 days ago +1

    I once was stupid enough to buy a gigabyte budget board.
    Computer kept on randomly crashing. People kept on saying stupid stuff like "Check you memory.", "Do you update your drivers.", "Have you tried a clean install?, etc. Turns out the motherboard couldn't handle the graphics card even though they said it could.
    Changed the motherboard and kept all the other parts. No more problems.
    Never Gigabyte. Never again.

  • Robert Baldwin
    Robert Baldwin 8 days ago

    Great job and I would have recommended the same ideas myself(built for years when it wasn't as cheap). I would have just left out the tekkie stuff as you seem credible enough in the video and with the background environment.

  • No Name
    No Name 9 days ago

    For me, 256 GB on the minimum SSD size in 2019/20

  • HSWG WL
    HSWG WL 10 days ago

    are the boards still viable for zen2+ ?

  • ThijsgamingNL
    ThijsgamingNL 10 days ago

    I got an a320 from gigabyte and paired it with 1x8 gb of ddr4 3000mhz corsair Vengeance ram and a ryzen 5 2400g. The only issue I have with that mobo is that it only has 2 fan headers, so my 3 front fans of my cooler master mb520 are connected to molex and make a hell lot of noise. So I made a switch between the molex cable to cut off the power so I can turn the fans off when I'm studying. But it's not a "bad" mobo. It works fine.

  • Alexander Moon
    Alexander Moon 11 days ago

    I've talked about 5 friends into "splurging" on a M.2 within the past couple of months, especially with Samsung 500g and 1TB M.2's going for $100 and $170 respectively right now.

  • free thinker
    free thinker 11 days ago

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  • Gregory Galyan
    Gregory Galyan 12 days ago

    I’d love to see a complete budget build with the msi 1660 ti gaming x, ryzen 5 2600 including the best monitor that is a great match for that GPU. It’s hard to find videos on what monitor works best with a certain GPU. I spent a day reading random posts on if I should get a 1440p 144hz 1ms response time or 1080 p 60hz.

  • Mridul Mittal
    Mridul Mittal 12 days ago

    What motherboard would you reccomend for an i5-9600k

    • ThijsgamingNL
      ThijsgamingNL 10 days ago

      I'm not very familiar with intel motherboards, but I think you should go with a mid/high tier mobo. Maybe you should check out the Linus tech tips forum and go to the motherboard tier list. I think that will help you out!

    • InSaniTy
      InSaniTy 11 days ago

      id recommend an msi / asus z390 a pro/tomahawk wich goes only with 8th and 9th generation as it should ne around 200 dollars ( wifi uncluded)

  • William Ditomaso
    William Ditomaso 12 days ago

    Want to buy a cheap gaming pc? @t

  • Jmz Haz
    Jmz Haz 12 days ago +1

    What if you're going to buy a system on a budget and then run it into the ground by using it for as long as it will run before you get another machine? Say, perhaps, 5 to 8 years? What then?

    • JINORU
      JINORU 10 days ago

      That's how I roll.

  • James Roggy
    James Roggy 12 days ago +1

    You forgot the psu. FYI

  • ThunderySpoon7
    ThunderySpoon7 13 days ago +2

    1:36 is exactly what I did by doing an fx-8350 build. Now I am replacing processor, motherboard, and ram

    • Phil Swift
      Phil Swift 12 days ago

      ThunderySpoon7 EXACT same story dude, I bought a fuckin fx6300 in 2016 because I didn’t know what I was doing. Single biggest regret for pc gaming I ever had. Now I’m excited to put together my cpu replacement build this summer tho.

  • Rajeev Krishna M.R
    Rajeev Krishna M.R 13 days ago

    Hello sir.
    I want to know which one is better for long run Ryzen or Intel.. Coz I want to build a pc for gaming and 3d rendering. I really looking forward for your reply . Thank you

    • Tranquility
      Tranquility 6 days ago

      I would suggest a ryzen build. Ryzen 5 2600 lowest

  • Robert Ma
    Robert Ma 13 days ago +1

    The best way to do a budget build is buy an old workstation with an 2nd-4th generation i7 for like 100ish on ebay. Add in ram (if necessary) to get it to 16gb, add in an ssd (if necessary), add a new psu (if necessary), and throw in a nice graphics card. You can get a nice performing gaming rig for like 350 bucks depending on the graphics card you buy.

  • cwli1
    cwli1 13 days ago

    lntel knew about processor #security risks for a decade but chose to stay quiet about it, hoping no one would find out. They'll price drop 15% due to the new AMD Ryzen release, which is up to 40% quicker than the first Ryzens.

  • jon b
    jon b 14 days ago

    DC doesn’t have different phases.... it’s direct current 🤔

  • Kijas
    Kijas 14 days ago

    This has been very helpful. Thanks!!!

  • NexusCioudz
    NexusCioudz 14 days ago +4

    Ain’t everyone on a budget?

  • Phi6er
    Phi6er 14 days ago

    7:25 CS:GO says hi...

  • Ryan Taylor
    Ryan Taylor 14 days ago +1

    If you don't want to or need to play games at ultra settings than a decent mid-range product is the best bang for your buck. Buying high end components like buying a brand new luxury car: it's going to lose value very soon and it's still going to break down on you at some point.

  • Donkens
    Donkens 14 days ago +29

    8:02 : Me

    8:05 : The guy she tells me not to worry about

  • latuba247
    latuba247 14 days ago

    Thank u, I’m new to this ur awesome

  • joshua jones
    joshua jones 15 days ago

    I got a MSI M85E-M45 MOTHERBOARD an I'm currently useing a i5 4430 3.0ghz quad core overclocked to 3.2 0.95v an 16gbs of ram RipJaws .... An last my graphics card is a GSO nivida 9600 512mb vram. All I need is a better graphics card... What y'all think

  • Enrique mancio
    Enrique mancio 15 days ago

    New to PC here and I'm wondering what graphics card pairs well with the AMD ryzen 5 2600?(budget 360$)my motherboard is a MSI - X470 GAMING PRO CARBON ATX AM4 Motherboard

    • ThijsgamingNL
      ThijsgamingNL 10 days ago

      Also a rx 580 8g (which I have) is one of the best value cards for 1080p gaming

    • ThijsgamingNL
      ThijsgamingNL 10 days ago

      If you are ok with buying a cheap used 1070 (ti) that would be a good deal. I wouldn't buy a new one. If you was planning on doing that, you should get a 1660ti, which is better than a 1070. If you want a even better card and maybe get a vega 56 or a rtx 2060 will be a good choice if you have enough budget. These 2 are the best of the list.

    • cwli1
      cwli1 13 days ago +1

      AMD RX Vega 56, nvidia gtx 1070 (or AMD rx480/580)

  • BlackPalankaa
    BlackPalankaa 15 days ago

    I build my pc on December 2017, ryzen 3 1200 and 1050ti and I can confidently say it still holds up pretty well even in some recent games, for the price (cpu was 100 and gtx 150 €)

    • BlackPalankaa
      BlackPalankaa 13 days ago

      70 Roadrunner I'll be definitely looking for at least a r5 1600, thanks :)

    • 70 Roadrunner
      70 Roadrunner 14 days ago

      After this next CPU release you should be able to pick up an R 5 or 7 first gen for under $80 that will make the Ti happier..

  • zulfi akram
    zulfi akram 16 days ago

    7:27 I heard online game require more cpu work then graphic card work

    • 70 Roadrunner
      70 Roadrunner 14 days ago

      Good luck with finding a high speed provider that can provide stable up/down without slipping in stalls at just the wrong time so you freeze and get wasted.. Your bottleneck will always be your NIC and service because milliseconds can mean the difference between winning and loosing..

    • BlackPalankaa
      BlackPalankaa 15 days ago

      zulfi akram in general gaming, more gpu is more important then more cpu.

  • Busdriverboii
    Busdriverboii 16 days ago

    I don't get this video, not everyone has a never ending stockpile of pc parts or thousands of dollars to spend on an expensive pc.

    • ThijsgamingNL
      ThijsgamingNL 10 days ago

      It's ment a helpfull video on what you should save money on and the difference between several options in products

  • Cory Ball
    Cory Ball 16 days ago

    Or asuess lol

  • Isa Wafeeq
    Isa Wafeeq 17 days ago

    3:07 A320 motherboard, Airbus A320

  • Nick Garcia
    Nick Garcia 17 days ago

    When I graduated hs I bought a GPU for sure

  • Metaphysical Grace
    Metaphysical Grace 17 days ago

    Love the channel. If you have anything laying around that can run Destiny 2 or have recommendations for a Ryzen build under 1500 let me know. My group on Ps4 is switching to PC for Shadow Keep and I don't wanna get left behind. Help!

  • Juan Enriquez
    Juan Enriquez 17 days ago

    I just bought a 1660, what cpu would work best for that card and streaming

    • ThijsgamingNL
      ThijsgamingNL 10 days ago

      @cwli1 I agree with that

    • cwli1
      cwli1 13 days ago +1

      @Juan Enriquez, Go with ryzen 2600, 2700 or 3600, whatever is best value

    • Juan Enriquez
      Juan Enriquez 17 days ago

      So I was going to buy a ryzen 5 3600, when it comes out. Will that be overkill or not?

    • Sam White
      Sam White 17 days ago +1

      Get yourself a ryxen 5 1600. 90-100 dollars, 6 cores, super budget friendly

  • Robert Holden
    Robert Holden 17 days ago

    PSU overbuying here is important to keep in mind as well. They range from $25-$500+ and are gimicky as hell. No need to buy a 1000W PSU for your 1660+i3. I generally buy 500W PSU's that are 80 plus Bronze certified or better and that will work with most GPU's you're going to buy when building on a budget.

  • Thomas Madden
    Thomas Madden 17 days ago

    Did I see this right? You sell a t-shirt with your logo on it for $28???? You make money off your YT work and I assume your PC company and you want more money for an over-priced t-shirt??? If you want us to advertise your company by wearing your clothing, you should sell them cheap and not be so g.d. greedy. Shame on you.

  • Nathan
    Nathan 17 days ago

    Nintendo Presents : Labo PC Gaming Edition

  • hannan ahmad
    hannan ahmad 17 days ago

    Your budget or cheap pc are mine 5 years pocket money😂

  • André Ribeiro
    André Ribeiro 18 days ago

    pls make more videos... i love it..

  • rtorbs
    rtorbs 18 days ago

    Budget build is a misconception, if you factor a HD TV into a console purchase the combined cost is probably near 1k. Simply put, a 1k PC and monitor will shred a console

    • Lord Turtle
      Lord Turtle 16 days ago

      Except most people already have a tv; so they're generally not buying it specifically for the console. Obviously PCs are the better option but are in no way cheaper for the same performance.

  • zulu67
    zulu67 18 days ago

    you see that b250m motherboard from gigabyte that he just tossed to the side? i have that board, and its been working fine since i built my pc earlier this year, look there is no need to put down the small budget stuff, because some people couldn't care less about overclocking and i'm one of them i really couldn't be bothered, but if you neglect maintenance, that's when you start running into problems later, all computers need some sort of maintenance no matter the cost of your parts.

  • Michael Sykes
    Michael Sykes 19 days ago +2

    You dont need a SSD if you get optane and a large HDD it comes very close to the SSD and is much cheaper.

  • Wolfie
    Wolfie 19 days ago

    Honestly thank you! That really really helped.

  • Nándor Csilling
    Nándor Csilling 19 days ago

    Uhh, i guess im here late, built a setup with a gt 1030 paired with the pentium g4560, now im scratching my head because i wanted to upgrade my gpu, but then it would bottleneck my cpu, since the g4560 is kaby lake, and kaby lake is an old architecture, lets buy an AM4 platform for better future upgrade ability, unfortunately i have a microATX case, so gotta change that to a mid tower case, my current evga 500W White might not be enough for the system so....... wait, we're out of parts?! Shit, just sell the whole computer on ebay.
    Based on a true story.

  • Jiajian Hou
    Jiajian Hou 19 days ago

    Would i5-9600K with 1660Ti be a reasonable paring?

    • cwli1
      cwli1 13 days ago

      You would get stuttering if you played online games. Much better to go with Ryzen 2600 or 2700, or even the new 3600 which will come out in a few days.

  • Robert Meech
    Robert Meech 19 days ago

    This video is frustrating, you can pair a budget CPU with a high end GPU if you're running @ 1440p or above as the CPU at that resolution becomes less important and your money is better spent on the GPU.

  • Vox
    Vox 20 days ago

    Hi, I have just come across you and loved your video. Can you list the parts you recommend in this video and can you recommend a psu in relation to this video? Thanks