Final Verdict - $1500 Gaming PC Secret Shopper pt4

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Comments • 10 704

  • Thành Hồ Sỹ
    Thành Hồ Sỹ 16 hours ago

    Why do I see an i3 8100 at 12:46 ??

  • Kashif Riley
    Kashif Riley Day ago +2

    @23:45 Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeit!! My man Linus... I literally cackled... I love this channel.

  • Josh12342
    Josh12342 Day ago +1

    The origin PC would be 40% faster 2gb more vram, and $50 less if only they used an rx570

  • Spyros Georghiades
    Spyros Georghiades 2 days ago

    I frickin love this series
    Please make more like this

  • Sean Malahy
    Sean Malahy 2 days ago

    Linus, luck had nothing to do with it. I own two Alienware 17 R4 laptops, a Dell XPS15, all fully loaded/optioned, and at least a dozen of their Ultrasharp LCD displays. I've spent countless hours on the phone with their tech support and sales departments, and everything to do with Dell that involves a telephone is sourced somewhere deep in the "Black Hole of Calcutta, India" region of Hell, itself. 90 transfers, 143 questions asking you to repeat the exact same information, 28 disconnected calls forcing you to start from scratch, and 79 people who you can't even understand later, and you MIGHT resolve your issue.

  • Hayle39
    Hayle39 3 days ago


    OMEGA 4 days ago

    Just watched all 4 parts back to back. You guys spent 7500+$ on computers purely for analysis and our entertainment. Thanks.

  • aditya kumar
    aditya kumar 4 days ago

    Now this is an extremely high quality video and highly informative, this is the kind of thing that helps the community the best.

  • thewhyzer
    thewhyzer 4 days ago

    Shouldn't the comparison shot have mentioned how much was actually paid for those systems? Because it's kinda important, and most of these were above the "$1500" mentioned in the series title...

  • David W
    David W 4 days ago

    “Wait did you say you want us to ship to Canada? No F-in way. It could be that Linus Tech guy”. Future have to ship to the US and drive up to Canada. Lol

  • TheValkyrieAsh
    TheValkyrieAsh 5 days ago

    Question, The SSD frame issue, could that be because they might have installed something unsavory (malware) on the ssd?

  • Sam N.
    Sam N. 6 days ago

    I think it will cost me $1500 in therapy after seeing Linus with his shirt off.... Great Video! Would love to know how much you can make a system that could beat these for, and how much you can save $$$$

  • kpikid
    kpikid 6 days ago

    This video is informative, the target audience is approximately 30% of the general public. If I showed my 60+ year old brother (who can afford a $1500 PC), he would not have a clue what you were talking about. That is why you have this problem.

  • DatOneTechKid
    DatOneTechKid 6 days ago

    9:03 I discovered on basically all new and “new” like maybe few year old hps you have to press the escape key which will give you more options than the setup where you can access recovery and a few other things but also the bios setup I think this is a big oversight in this video

  • Roby robert
    Roby robert 7 days ago

    A similar episode but about buying laptops. Cool episodes, I enjoyed watching them.

  • Bavo Debraekeleer
    Bavo Debraekeleer 7 days ago

    HP Bios opens with F10 for some unknown reason, but there's nothing really useful in there anyway

    • DatOneTechKid
      DatOneTechKid 6 days ago

      Bavo Debraekeleer or just spam escape that will bring up a bigger option menu for recover and other stuff

  • Gaurav Singh
    Gaurav Singh 7 days ago


  • Savoyer Economics
    Savoyer Economics 7 days ago

    Best series in my life. This is 10x better then a Netflix Original.

  • Robert Hart
    Robert Hart 7 days ago

    If you don't have time to build your own gaming pc, you don't have time to game. Obviously HP and Dell gaming PCs will be a rip off....

  • Rolando Ramirez
    Rolando Ramirez 8 days ago

    This would be amazing if you did it at retail locations. Sending someone to buy and take it back with an easy issue.

  • shut your face!
    shut your face! 8 days ago

    Man I got an i7 7700 GTX 1060 6gb msi trident 3 for $900 on sale way back in like August of 2017 lol. That origin is a horrible deal.

  • Royal Loyal
    Royal Loyal 8 days ago

    What's the best one for streaming?

  • Rusty Hodges
    Rusty Hodges 8 days ago

    This is by far the best TheXvid series I really appreciate you doing this to companies nthat take advantage of unknowledgeable customers.

  • Tye Howling
    Tye Howling 8 days ago

    so go with nzxt Bld?

  • CrazyCircles1
    CrazyCircles1 8 days ago

    I'd rather pay a little extra to have amazing customer service.

  • Pablo Torres
    Pablo Torres 9 days ago

    SEASON 2!!!

  • Damon Carney
    Damon Carney 9 days ago

    I keep having problems with my Alienware too bought the same time as this video with at Ti1070 my fans are always reving during vr play. Swing out was nice for additional hard drive. Wish I would have got the HP though. I find some of the USB 3.0 ports don't work and customer support is awful... Only went with them because they had a payment plan and I didn't have the money at the time. Thanks for the video. This is my first comment.

  • Genji Carry?
    Genji Carry? 9 days ago

    only one with AMD product turned out not bad tbh ryzen the best

  • Pablo Chiesa
    Pablo Chiesa 9 days ago

    Just ordered yesterday all the parts for my new PC build and oh boy, this video reassured me I've made a good choice. I'll be building a similar system and literally paying overall around $ 400 just at maximizing offers/sales. That is the price of a pretty good monitor.

  • Nobody Nobodoy
    Nobody Nobodoy 9 days ago

    That origin pc is more like a wii console.

  • Casy Chapin
    Casy Chapin 9 days ago

    I wish Someone should do this with all products.
    Smartphones would be in your space.

  • devilboykillz
    devilboykillz 9 days ago

    Do a 5 to 600 $ gaming computers for us gaming parents. 1500 for a computer, should be able to play every single game and and stream. that crazy they were not. Plus the hp computer is over 2 k now not near 1500

  • TDX
    TDX 10 days ago


  • terra brite crafting
    terra brite crafting 10 days ago

    I bought a amd fx 8350 8 core 4.0 ghz and RTX edition 1080ti pc for $500 on offerup

  • Scott Welch
    Scott Welch 10 days ago

    What I got from this series... Maingear wins, hands down.

  • 7Write4This9Heart7
    7Write4This9Heart7 10 days ago

    This was an AWESOME series! Please do something like this again! Would LOVE it!

  • Kaique Mesquita Correa

    Great series man. Just finished this final episode and really enjoyed it all, the funny moments combined with the applicability of the informations obtained really made me think twice about buying a pre-built machine.

  • GlowBox
    GlowBox 11 days ago

    Ibuypower guy sounded really fucking annoying

  • Joshua Adams-Leavitt
    Joshua Adams-Leavitt 12 days ago

    Starving kids in Africa could have eaten those PCs, man

  • nathan jualin
    nathan jualin 12 days ago

    So what is a great prebuilt PC I can get? I’m just starting to play on PC and need advice

  • Sherif Maher
    Sherif Maher 12 days ago +18

    Lesson of the day: just build your rig.

  • Jay
    Jay 12 days ago

    I don't know where exactly they are from but i wish they could help show me what areas can be upgraded or what to look for to be able to stream and game from a desktop!

  • Jack Jennaway
    Jack Jennaway 12 days ago

    I really hope this isn't the last we see of Linum TI.

  • David Choi
    David Choi 12 days ago

    My ibuypower was bought, sent back, and while waiting for repair I asked for a refund. It's now been a month and a half and I have to keep calling every week to ask when I'm getting my money back. Never again.... Never again....

  • ellrick
    ellrick 13 days ago

    Those whole series was very well done.

  • skins4thewin
    skins4thewin 13 days ago

    Lol I could probably build that exact same Origin PC myself for around $500-$600. $1500 for that thing is straight up highway robbery.

  • skins4thewin
    skins4thewin 13 days ago +1

    Seems to me that Maingear wins by FAR, just in pure quality and lack of laziness in general. If I were into buying prebuilt computers, that would be THE only company I would consider buying from. The rest of them were a freaking joke. FAR too many issues for stuff that could easily be corrected if the company could only be competent.

  • YDB Gaming
    YDB Gaming 13 days ago

    I have a cyberpowerpc with a rtx2080 16gb of ram never had a issue just plays all my games amazing.

  • Ryan Cousins
    Ryan Cousins 13 days ago

    This is literally the best review ive ever seen. I enjoy this too much. I wish you had a website where I could purchase from you. Another year of saving before I can get a gaming system. Great stuff!!

  • Masebot 1
    Masebot 1 13 days ago

    Glad i watched this I was thinking of going for the Aliensware aurora r8 and get it during a sale. But I might go witj my own build. I am just stuck on what kinda mobo I should get.

  • madblade
    madblade 13 days ago

    Only idiots buy Alienware, that's why they're so successful, plenty of customers.

  • josh duncan
    josh duncan 13 days ago

    Alright I don’t know how fare this was to origin because you can get a better tour for under 1500 the person on the phone just didn’t push them that way

  • Amir Jenab
    Amir Jenab 13 days ago

    And that is why I will always build my pc myself.

  • John Meise
    John Meise 14 days ago

    I feel like Maingear should have gotten first. Even if the performance wasn't as great, the overall experience and their quality assurance/support was so far superior to the others. I mean, yeah they might should have made a couple of different suggestions but they're a fantastic company, I think.

  • Angelo Giron
    Angelo Giron 14 days ago

    Man this was a adventure. I would like a cell phone version of this but I know this isn't that kind of channel lol. Entertained the whole time.

  • James
    James 14 days ago

    Ditch the Slavic dude

  • Devil 1911
    Devil 1911 15 days ago

    Sorry but, isnt pump supposed to run 100% at the time?

  • Ethan Le
    Ethan Le 15 days ago +1

    So Linus... What’s it like to have two first names but only be called one?

  • Dustin Ray
    Dustin Ray 15 days ago

    6gb idle ram usage? o.o

  • Kirzan
    Kirzan 15 days ago

    Man, is that Origin PC "PC" fucking trash or what? How is this even possible, dude? With what's in it, you would pay like what? 800$? 300-500$ worth of "console design"? Something that's actually a detriment...?
    On the other hand, what if the Maingear guy actually crunched the numbers and figured it would come down cheaper if the customer went for a Ryzen CPU... with an INTEL SSD to still take advantage of the promo? That's the play right there.

  • Graeme Anderson
    Graeme Anderson 16 days ago

    What would happen if you did this again but bought the same suppliers top model most expensive all upgrades to best part models?
    Will you be doing a similar video for buying pre-made systems from the swap meets? Or a similar video where you buy parts from the market?

  • Christy P
    Christy P 16 days ago

    Loved this series! Very informative, and I loved that you managed to be a true mystery shopper. Also, your intros and outfits were great 😆

  • Fernando Blanco Castillo

    I loved these videos! I truly hope there's a 2nd season in the future!

  • Pjure
    Pjure 17 days ago

    I bought a Dell XPS 15 9560 for 1800€ 2 years ago and it was the same horrible experience here in germany

  • AVFury
    AVFury 17 days ago

    This is amazing. We need more of this. Maybe one with a laptop, more desktops maybe more expensive, or cheaper. I feel like not a lot of people talk about PC Boutique Stores

  • Ody Mbegbu
    Ody Mbegbu 17 days ago

    This was really good. Maybe do another one at a slightly different price point say $2000 or $2500

  • SmileyBruv Gaming
    SmileyBruv Gaming 17 days ago

    Kinda bummed Linus is shitting on my 2600x this entire series. /:

  • All gaming no reality videos

    lol wtf my dell inspirattion 14 3100 with just a single ram update that cost 3700 rupees still gives decent gaming lol for its price it does

    TECH NINJA 17 days ago +1

    The scenes in the starting of every video in this series are holi fu****g awesome, reminds me of something I don't even remember the music is also awesome I wish I could it and watch it again and again.keep up this great job, sorry if my English is not good.

  • jauffins
    jauffins 17 days ago

    I buy from Alienware all the time, and my experiences are identical to yours - when they went private a few years ago, they moved ALL support to overseas, and their support has been awful ever since.

  • Evan Lagergren
    Evan Lagergren 18 days ago

    I like Ivan. He's funny.

    [GD] GGZACHPOTTER 18 days ago

    How is that IBuyPower build 1500? I got an IBuyPower system with 16 gb 3200mhz, i7 9700k a 480gb nvme pci e ssd with a 2 tb HDD, a 240mm watercooler, a strix 2070 and mine came with the mek 2 mechanical rgb gaming keyboard and a gameidas headset for $1509

  • Cube X
    Cube X 18 days ago

    i love secret shopping stuff :D nice1 guys

  • GLN TV
    GLN TV 18 days ago

    They are all lame

  • hello world
    hello world 18 days ago

    its amusing how mainstream companies really do rip you off. I have intel I9, nvidia gtrx 2070, 16 gigs of ram all for around 1800 minus the sales tax and shipping. I cant believe origin would only give a 1050 ti lol. I am fairly new to gaming on computers and love it now.

  • This Generation Sucks
    This Generation Sucks 18 days ago

    Whats funny is with cyberpower you could have got a 8700k with 16gigs ram and a 2070 for less than 1500 lol , NO SALES saves you money. now test this, and see them all smoked. Notice this same set up from any of the others would be 300-400 more. Not paying a sales team matters.

  • This Generation Sucks
    This Generation Sucks 18 days ago

    What's going on? Indian Bloatware.

  • Bill Shull
    Bill Shull 19 days ago

    Could you return that crappy Origin PC ?

  • Joseph Embury
    Joseph Embury 19 days ago

    With those new computers did you update the bios?

  • John Zing
    John Zing 19 days ago

    i loved the intro to the series lols and watching her try to keep a str8 face pretending to be a noob lol is hillarious where are the outtakes do an outtakes video lols

  • John Zing
    John Zing 19 days ago

    loved all the vids awesome do more

  • MeSaber
    MeSaber 19 days ago

    Ivan is great

  • Inside Ultrawide
    Inside Ultrawide 20 days ago

    In the i5 origin bios it said "cpu i3"? 12:40

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  • WM Davidson
    WM Davidson 20 days ago

    This was a great series guys. Extremely helpful since most people do have the budget or the skills to buy and try so many configurations in order to get a quality system.

    • WM Davidson
      WM Davidson 15 days ago

      +Troy Muni I do not agree.
      This was "What can I get for $1,500 in a gaming PC" and not a heads up comparison where you would expect the machines to be comparable.
      I like that it included the pre-sales experience and after sales support in the comparison.

    • Troy Muni
      Troy Muni 16 days ago

      lol, it really isn't - it's completely misleading. He's bought and paid for by sponsors so you can't trust anything he says. He's also comparing a $1500 micro form factor rig to full and mid size cases. He could've priced out a $1500 PC in a mid sized tower from Origin buy didn't just because one of their competitors is a sponsor. A micro form factor PC will be limited because of heat management.

  • The Rooster
    The Rooster 20 days ago

    Do one with a $500-$600 budget

  • The Rooster
    The Rooster 20 days ago

    People who buy pre-built are insane

  • Jhayden Cofield
    Jhayden Cofield 21 day ago

    Hi linus. Regarding the Alienware dekstop. with the issues you faced, would wiping the drive and reinstalling windows help that machine perform better at all?

  • Thomas Ullmann
    Thomas Ullmann 21 day ago

    How to start a PC company. Make sure you put crap PSUs and heatsinks in unless charging a premium for water-cooling. Don't forget to put a crappy motherboard in because no one looks at those specs if they're buying a ready made PC. Make sure the computer looks great from the outside, looks sell.

  • GarudaDax
    GarudaDax 21 day ago

    Amazing fellas!

  • Sharkbait1986
    Sharkbait1986 21 day ago

    More of this please!

  • John Hopkins
    John Hopkins 22 days ago

    Love it! Hope you do this every year.

  • Guardian Fox
    Guardian Fox 22 days ago

    i bought an acer tc 885 ur 19 with a i5 8400 cpu and put a gtx 1050 ti in it, can i sell it for 1500? i only spent about 450 on it, i could buy a new cooler for it if that helps.. and an SSD to go with it and probably make some cash

    CANRUSH 22 days ago

    I'd love to see a comparison of what these companies offer vs. the cost of the actual parts and building it yourself.

  • MrSammy
    MrSammy 22 days ago +1

    😀 Do Microcenter Powerspec!!! 😀

  • Hallo Gais
    Hallo Gais 22 days ago

    This series was very OPness

  • Kyle Olson
    Kyle Olson 22 days ago

    I agree with the other commentators, we need to have this series again! Watched through all of them without getting bored

  • Kyle Olson
    Kyle Olson 22 days ago

    That iBuyPower build disappointing me. I ordered one over 2 years ago. The cable management and quality was amazing. I was annoyed at how many zip ties there were

  • Garwin Stormblade
    Garwin Stormblade 22 days ago

    Thank you! You guys have done the common gamer a service. It is awesome you took the time to breakdown the average gamer buyer experience. Letting us know the pros and cons and breaking down the systems in any easy way to understand. The Detective credit opener is hilarious too. I hope you guys do these every milestone gamer system update and compare systems. It was extremely helpful.

  • Marcus Avron
    Marcus Avron 22 days ago

    This series was genius. I loved it.