The CPU Intel SHOULD have made!

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  • Piotr Sumela
    Piotr Sumela 6 months ago +2335

    If only you would do it straight... it kinda hurts my "premium" thing. To be fair, never delidded anything, so I have no idea how hard it is to align IHS correctly, but it looks like something what you would buy on aliexpress. Especially on b-rolls ;p

    • bmxriderforlife1234
      bmxriderforlife1234 2 months ago

      +shaunskii or nail polish.

    • bmxriderforlife1234
      bmxriderforlife1234 2 months ago

      so when is linus getting the new lazer engraver? he said no one around there has one so im assuming this means a new toy for linus?

    • Jokey Jesus
      Jokey Jesus 4 months ago

      True 😂

    • mandarin125
      mandarin125 4 months ago +1

      +Aurélien ETIENNE mais oui

    • Maggie McFee
      Maggie McFee 4 months ago

      Honestly, would it have killed them to stop and cut that tape square? Sure, it won't be seen, but neither will that gold top. So... same same.

  • TheRetroGamer
    TheRetroGamer 9 hours ago

    Try to run windows 10 on the 2.5MHz CDIP variant of the original i8086!!

  • dagoelius
    dagoelius 23 hours ago

    All that work, only to be covered up by a liquid cooling block.

    THE CANNIBAL 2 days ago

    Employee: wheres linus
    Other employee: he went to go drink some couphy
    Employee: WHAT!!!
    Linus: (falls in through the roof) guess who turned the frigde into a helicopter

  • Pavelow
    Pavelow 2 days ago

    i know gold plate is cool and stuff. but silver is more functional. its more conductive to heat.

  • HowToBasic JR.
    HowToBasic JR. 2 days ago

    **Mechanical keyboard test**

  • 7500 subs with no video challenge

    Is it just me that took time to read the title

  • Devin W
    Devin W 5 days ago

    It’s 12:25am and now I want coffee....
    thanks Linus....

  • V O
    V O 6 days ago

    Another thing nobody needs

  • Dan Shannon
    Dan Shannon 6 days ago

    Anthony is great!

  • Mad Mario
    Mad Mario 7 days ago +1

    diet....pepsi.... DIET PEPSI?!!! REALLY?! unsubbed, unfollowed, unwatched....

  • Andres De Osio
    Andres De Osio 9 days ago +1

    Awesome!!@! The custom cpu you will never ever see again once you place your water block!!!

  • G4lli
    G4lli 9 days ago

    The only dislikes were from Intel employees

  • TheUnknownD
    TheUnknownD 11 days ago +2

    In 2021
    Friend: What computer are you buying?
    Me: A linus computer.

  • KillerOfLight
    KillerOfLight 13 days ago

    And after all that work you just put an cooler on top of it and never see it again lol

  • Andrew ergerergerg
    Andrew ergerergerg 14 days ago

    Coffee Mocha in russian sounds like "Coffee Pee" :D

  • A Happy Potato
    A Happy Potato 14 days ago

    5:24 that smile dude

  • Rob Estey
    Rob Estey 15 days ago

    Oh very sweet. I would have loved that. I won the regular 8086k so its great - but oh my.....yours is soooo sweet. Anniversary worthy.

  • B34rGrub
    B34rGrub 15 days ago

    i thought it was a condom

  • Dimitri Shaddaa
    Dimitri Shaddaa 16 days ago

    Intel should have done exactly what Linus did plus make the CPU with either a blue sub straight for Intel or a brown one for that retro CPU look. They should have also made that CPU the most baller consumer chip they could've made.

  • Z/dos
    Z/dos 18 days ago


  • Derek at ClassicRockRadio

    I have not seen brush plating done for over forty years when I left the electro deposition industry, we used to do remedial chrome or nickel for machinery. You could have a renumerative sideline going there :-)

  • just a random guy who likes stuff

    I9 9980x

  • nickt
    nickt 20 days ago

    why the fuck would you use music with voices?!

  • Gregory Paul Drapeau

    A multi billion dollar company got beat by a multi million subscriber TheXvid channel.

  • Really Madnomad
    Really Madnomad 21 day ago +1

    5:17 AAAAAUUUUGGGGHHHHH!!!! He said "JOO-lery!" 'Tis one of the words I may not hear. Right up there with "NOO-kee-ler."
    Repeat after me: JOO-well-ry. JOO-well-ry. JOO-well-ry. Repeat this 50,000 times. I'm an old guy. Soon I shall join the unseen.
    I WILL haunt you. So help me.
    JOO-well-ry. JOO-well-ry. JOO-well-ry.

  • Светослав Божурски

    Cool PROCESSOR Intel core 7

  • Anonymous243
    Anonymous243 24 days ago

    You should have sanded down almost to the depth initially desired on the CPU lid. And then had it in graved and then gone through one more time with a quick sanding past to get some of the burrs off and then do that gold shit you do. Buuuut hell I'd buy what you made

  • HiT
    HiT 24 days ago

    3:20 "eh" what a true canadian

  • Kristian Hill
    Kristian Hill 27 days ago

    anyone know what the keyboard Linus is using is

  • Layzee.Cupcake
    Layzee.Cupcake 28 days ago


  • bigbilly boggins
    bigbilly boggins 29 days ago

    As an electroplater, have to say your brush plating technique more than sucks, must have taken ages to get a decent amp-hour count, but kudos for sticking at it, guess its easier with a specialist rectifier though.

  • Jimi Jackson
    Jimi Jackson 29 days ago

    is it me or when i saw the picture it looked like a condom

  • Subscribe to pewdiepie Or ill shank your nan

    Can someone step on my console peasant ass... please

  • scars guy
    scars guy Month ago

    i am interested to work at your place if i turn 18 but i live in europe

  • Jack McCourt
    Jack McCourt Month ago

    Why does it matter how the cpu looks?

  • Joseph Zeru
    Joseph Zeru Month ago

    Wow........this video is literally just painting a CPU, which causes it to literally loses XMP and Multicore Enhancement

  • Joey Pug
    Joey Pug Month ago

    Can we buy coffe at store

  • Bass-D C
    Bass-D C Month ago +2

    Jewler: "So you want me to engrave this patter into the heatspreader? Will you be able to see it?"
    Linus: "Nah It will be completely covered by a CPU cooler and never see the light of day again."
    Jewler _Insert "Am I a Joke to you?" Meme here_

  • TabalugaDragon
    TabalugaDragon Month ago

    Shouldn't it be Pentium Gold instead?

  • n00baTr00pa
    n00baTr00pa Month ago


  • Morgan Sedge
    Morgan Sedge Month ago

    Hi Linus loved your version of the cpu with the gold...i see you know how to overclock wish you could help me with that on my Asus Z97 Deluxe using Intel core i7 4790K.... anyway i love your video's and your work

  • SejfulahKralj Razor

    I saw condom in the thumbnail

  • Drogni Boy
    Drogni Boy Month ago


  • mr Smile
    mr Smile Month ago +2

    Linus tech tips the gold cpu.

  • Exploit Entertainment

    10:24 whats wrong with the gold plate there?

  • Exploit Entertainment

    Grüße gehen raus an der8auer lol :D

  • Amy Purrington
    Amy Purrington Month ago

    Anthony rocking the forehead mustache haha.

  • rthgtr& Gaehgq
    rthgtr& Gaehgq Month ago

    "it's so cooool!!" and then put a ventirad on it

  • Tibeau Van Hekken
    Tibeau Van Hekken Month ago


  • HEM man
    HEM man Month ago +1

    This is so dumb you literally just cover the whole thing up with a heatsink. So you are wrong, Intel should not have made this because it would have been a waste of money and time.

  • Charlie Thomas
    Charlie Thomas Month ago

    drops cpu then you know its a Linus vidio

  • Vaporous synth-Gaming

    My cpu not oced gets like 900 ish

  • Owen Sherman
    Owen Sherman Month ago

    Shut up and take my money

  • Captin Pooky
    Captin Pooky Month ago

    What keyboard are you using at 8:04

  • Regan Collins
    Regan Collins Month ago

    Who is the helper guy? I've seen him on other videos, and he certainly seems to know his stuff

  • Jose Casas
    Jose Casas Month ago

    What kind of drugs are you taking?

  • tdawg067 YT
    tdawg067 YT Month ago +3

    So Now. i9 9900k lol

  • Jeff Geofferson
    Jeff Geofferson Month ago

    What do you use to stick the lid back on?

  • David Brandenburg
    David Brandenburg Month ago

    62 deg, is that f or c?

  • Ryan Bergström
    Ryan Bergström Month ago

    Linus, Can I pay you to do the same for me too?

  • Santiago Sanchez
    Santiago Sanchez Month ago +4

    Anthony looks like a golem

  • Modest Mewtwo
    Modest Mewtwo Month ago

    where's the rgb on the cpu tho

  • Carlminion
    Carlminion Month ago

    So a custom made cpu?

  • Alpharius Omegon
    Alpharius Omegon Month ago

    Novice question: Was thermal paste used for the testing, after the gold brush plating?

  • Walter Legere
    Walter Legere Month ago

    Wow...what a monumental waste of money and time!

  • Butters
    Butters 2 months ago

    Donald Trump approves of the gold CPU

  • johannes
    johannes 2 months ago


  • pubg pubg
    pubg pubg 2 months ago

    linus is insane person of the century

  • Joshua Scholar
    Joshua Scholar 2 months ago

    That moment you realize that your cinebench score is 700 points higher than a Linus machine.

  • Coleman Ouimet
    Coleman Ouimet 2 months ago


  • Akshay Chalil Meethal
    Akshay Chalil Meethal 2 months ago

    Did anyone else's iPhone turn Siri on at 3:15,or is it just my iPhone

  • Mostafa Mohamed
    Mostafa Mohamed 2 months ago

    But cpu will be hiding for long long period ....

  • John Hayes
    John Hayes 2 months ago

    Totally Sick CPU

  • Meditation Relax Music
    Meditation Relax Music 2 months ago

    Shame on you, Intel...
    (BTW after 15 years of Intel, a week ago I've bought a Threadripper)

  • Caleb
    Caleb 2 months ago

    A fiber optic laser isn't really a type of laser. It has only to do with the light's being inserted into a fiber optic cable before it's coupled with whatever you want to use it. The term is usually " fiber coupled laser," and they're usually adjustable and usually not very powerful unless you want them to be (i.e. if you pay for a model that's powerful).

  • David C
    David C 2 months ago

    adding an extra layer made this CPU *THICCCER*

  • Nate Grey
    Nate Grey 2 months ago

    Anthony is the man

  • Francis Phillipeck
    Francis Phillipeck 2 months ago

    I think a matte black PCB, like lets say an EVGA GPU type color of PCB or ASUS motherboard type PCB color would look better and maybe a brushed gold heat spreader would look nicer but imo they did an awesome job frfr

  • Disguise_AU
    Disguise_AU 2 months ago

    Can you guys make more of these to sell? I'd definitely buy one just for show (I'd put it in a frame)

  • Buck Private
    Buck Private 2 months ago

    Hey Linus, where might I be able to buy some of that Liquid Metal?

  • Crissy Hutto
    Crissy Hutto 2 months ago


  • Taggart Olson
    Taggart Olson 2 months ago

    Solid Gold heatsink.

  • jaiden91
    jaiden91 2 months ago

    feels bad

  • arvenyon
    arvenyon 2 months ago

    Can I buy it from you guys????

  • rockedout
    rockedout 2 months ago

    they don't need to do better cosmetically... it already costs $500 CAD last time i checked might be cheaper now. It won't ever show on your rig because of the cooler. By doing it better cosmetically and increase production cost, they won't do it. If it increase retail value because they did something cosmetically, i wouldn't want them to do it.

  • ZinoAmare
    ZinoAmare 2 months ago

    crooked cpu xD

  • Nimtesh Sharma
    Nimtesh Sharma 2 months ago

    i once fixed an aunties desktop. it was doing 70 degrees with the heat sink. so i put a 5 cents coin on the cpu. the damn thing dropped 5 degrees. wonder what would happen if i put a 20 cents coin on it?

  • Syc holic
    Syc holic 2 months ago

    just wondering why didnt you just go with a silver plating? given ya know heat transfer rate is all that matters for the face of the cap.... o.O given gold is about a 1/3rd the heat conductivity rate vs silver and is even below copper.... you actually just insulated your chip. But at least you didnt nickle plate it... which is HORRID for thermal transfer dun dun dun for all you nickle plated waterblock users...

  • Fuorman
    Fuorman 2 months ago

    please no RGB
    Are you her me Intel ?

  • Jason Felosi
    Jason Felosi 2 months ago

    Why do u disable MCE? Is there a video on it and why?

  • Manuel G
    Manuel G 2 months ago

    temps are terrible for lapped and LM.

  • __David_
    __David_ 2 months ago

    der 8auer

  • Nathaniel Goshorn
    Nathaniel Goshorn 2 months ago


  • Jim Mulholland
    Jim Mulholland 2 months ago

    As if Intel would listen to you mate 😂.

  • CanadianParadox
    CanadianParadox 2 months ago

    does anyone even use linus's sponsers?

  • james timmons
    james timmons 2 months ago

    wow i think your on to something here Linus,you could make a whole line of custom lids for sale,i would be the first to buy!! and nobody that i know of does that so you would have a monopoly on it.

  • Luke Snow
    Luke Snow 2 months ago

    you could of used cermark and sprayed it on the ihs.. then use the laser and what cermark does it turns to a pretty black ceramic coating where the laser went over..just look up cermark lasered metal

  • bmxriderforlife1234
    bmxriderforlife1234 2 months ago

    when gold plating the thinness allows you to see the base material underneath. this is also why gilting(mercury based gold plating) has a different color, it has a thicker layering and also the mix with the mercury has an effect.
    also purity of gold used will have an effect.

  • dark soul
    dark soul 2 months ago

    We want more of Anthony!! Nigga smart af