What did we BUY?? - $1500 Gaming PC Secret Shopper pt2

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    In our second episode we unbox and get first impressions of the 5 systems we ordered while undercover.
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Comments • 7 932

  • Chris Smith
    Chris Smith 3 hours ago

    Low-key... You looked like the Columbine shooter 😂😂😂

  • James Pratt
    James Pratt 5 hours ago

    I dont fully agree with the AMD review!. I hope to see the video were they benchmark the group! woot go linus best show ever.

  • Lord Kife
    Lord Kife 10 hours ago

    Why did that island shake... Islands aren't supposed to shake like that.

  • Turner Herbek
    Turner Herbek Day ago +1

    27:34 someone did not prove read the pros and cons. Was the warning label not instructive enough for removing the foam?

  • DeeKay
    DeeKay Day ago

    That origin pc is a joke

  • Stefan Hesford
    Stefan Hesford Day ago

    these videos are both excellent and actually really interesting .. and ofcourse really well put together .. good job guys

  • DerekSiems
    DerekSiems 2 days ago

    4:45 That's probably perforated so they can do a QA test without suffocating the computer.

  • Chester Rico
    Chester Rico 2 days ago

    Dat Alienware case though... WTF? Also, proprietary hardware? Fuck that shit.

  • Andrew Hayes
    Andrew Hayes 3 days ago

    So what is the average cost of assembly these days against self build?

  • Steffen Conrad
    Steffen Conrad 3 days ago

    the cpu cooler in the hp omen makes me nervous

  • Nuno Cardoso
    Nuno Cardoso 3 days ago

    Yes, the 2600X is not better than an i5-8400 at gaming...but for gaming AND streaming, the 2600X seems like a better choice.

  • Jake Hicks
    Jake Hicks 3 days ago

    You need more lighting my friend.

  • Walter Scott
    Walter Scott 3 days ago

    Would have been interesting if you then called them back and asked for a review copy of one that would sell for $1500 and compare the difference.

  • Connor Decker
    Connor Decker 3 days ago

    20:00, the only thing I've noticed between m.2 nvme ssd vs sata ssd is games maybe load a second faster but where it really kicks is long data transfers to another m.2 nvme

  • Capnsensible80
    Capnsensible80 3 days ago

    Just as an fyi...I used to work at a major shipping company, and although everyone is trained to not kick, throw, step on or otherwise abuse packages, it was pretty common and I was one of the few who not only actually adhered to official policy, but would take extra precautions with PCs and other electronics.
    For example, I loaded 2 trucks daily, and had a helper who basically just pulled the boxes off the conveyer belt and set them aside for me to sort and load. Now, our supervisor told us in a pre-shift meeting one day that one of my trucks would be loaded with 30 PCs headed to the local military base. My "helper" casually threw these boxes around knowing full well what was inside, until I noticed it and told them off. It was also pretty common for employees to be too lazy to set up a step ladder (one or 2 were provided to every worker) and would just stand on boxes to reach higher shelves in the trucks. Not to mention the unavoidable bumps and shakes that are going to occur in transit.
    The moral of the story: How you package things you ship is very, very important, just for anyone who might question why Linus makes such a big deal out of how these PCs are packed.

  • The Yveltal Warrior
    The Yveltal Warrior 3 days ago

    My little brother has an AMD version of the Omen

  • Robbert Nyhan
    Robbert Nyhan 3 days ago

    I love my Omen I bought from Walmart!

  • James Heller
    James Heller 4 days ago

    Just out of curiosity can please anybody tell me what Linus will do with pc then? sell them ?

  • Mikey
    Mikey 4 days ago

    That Alienware with the 1 inch ATX extension. I dont think Dell would do proprietary ATX pinouts again, they learned a huge lesson from that back in the 90s.

  • bobhumplick
    bobhumplick 4 days ago

    geeze 1500 for that i5 8400 and a 1050? and it was an i3 to start. i got an 8700k, noctua dh15, case, noctua case fans (front and back), 960 evo 256, 1070 ti, and a z370 board with 16gb of ram for about 1200. and 2 1tb hdds. that was shopping some sales but still. i mean hp got them a 1070 and an 8700 at least. why?

  • Carlos Mendes
    Carlos Mendes 5 days ago

    shit, I just went to check my vga cable...the screen colors were weird.

  • bleach00101
    bleach00101 5 days ago

    What text are they blurring out on the back of the pc? Windows key pins?

  • CanadianLoki76
    CanadianLoki76 5 days ago

    The Origin one looks like plain highway robbery taking place. How can that system have cost the same $1500 as the others? It has an 8400 CPU, 1050Ti GPU and 450 Watt PSU. It is weak as hell.
    I mean the other systems had 8700K and 9600K and 1070 cards ffs.

  • fattyfatchops
    fattyfatchops 5 days ago +19

    Ummm, didnt Janice say that her "brother" streamed as well as gamed? in that instance the AMD selection was actually the better choice for the money

  • AllYourBase
    AllYourBase 5 days ago

    why bother talking about the 2600x with a 1060 GPU in there? its not going to bottleneck it.

  • toph toyosaki
    toph toyosaki 6 days ago

    a good quality side-kick should be bonus points.

  • John Paul Kresse
    John Paul Kresse 7 days ago

    Didn't know maingear reused NZXT cases. That's kinda cool.

  • Gustaf Göransson
    Gustaf Göransson 7 days ago

    were did you get those mp5k's linus?

  • Rayko
    Rayko 8 days ago

    I was just looking the other day at Alienware builds. You can get a mouse and keyboard with your system for no extra charge but you have to select them. The default is set to no, which is super shady.

  • Dougie Fresh
    Dougie Fresh 9 days ago

    mouse mat? lol

  • OtherDRK
    OtherDRK 9 days ago

    anyone else notice the Tesla at 1:22?

  • Niek Pennings
    Niek Pennings 9 days ago

    Ivan is the best sidekick ever

  • Howz
    Howz 9 days ago

    Man he loves that foam =D

  • jean luc Dubinator
    jean luc Dubinator 10 days ago

    The vintage video format is nice, but you forgot the vintage mic audio also.

  • Mirko Z
    Mirko Z 10 days ago

    I owned exactly this Raidmax Case 14 Years ago - a teeager's wet dream.😁

  • Eleanor Maya
    Eleanor Maya 10 days ago

    I wish I had that kind of money. :|

  • Jflash12
    Jflash12 11 days ago

    I didn't know Linus and Dillion Francis teamed up for a vid.

  • Muffin Maker
    Muffin Maker 11 days ago

    No i dont have a knife on me...knifes hanging in The background. You goofs😂😂😂

  • CrumBoons
    CrumBoons 11 days ago +1

    I bought an Alienware Aurora, and yes I do hate myself for it.

  • TigerManGaming - Weekly Content!

    Does anyone know the name of the case at 17:20??

  • S______V___
    S______V___ 12 days ago

    COD 4 won't even run properly on a 1050Ti. I have one of those in my notebook and it performs almost on par with the desktop version, let my buddy play on that notebook while I played on the desktop and that GPU is barely enough for lowest settings COD4. Just lucky that I use that notebook for productivity instead of gaming.

  • Harry Emmott
    Harry Emmott 12 days ago

    Apart from their apparently useless customer service, how is Cyberpower as a builder? I can actually get quite a good deal on one of their pcs at the moment, but I'm a bit apprehensive about the build quality/ customer service after purchase.

  • Private Slamface
    Private Slamface 12 days ago

    LBS - Die Landesbausparkasse ist eine öffentlich-rechtliche Bausparkasse im Verband der Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe.

  • Isaac Lalani
    Isaac Lalani 12 days ago +1


  • sn0w music
    sn0w music 12 days ago

    Linus Broadcasting needs to be real.

  • Spladam
    Spladam 12 days ago

    My eyes hurt.

  • raptorms773
    raptorms773 12 days ago +1

    Linus put on shoes damn it. Stop it with the flip flops and socks, wither flip flops or socks but never both

  • Ratrix
    Ratrix 12 days ago

    This intro is GOLD!

  • Saki 209
    Saki 209 12 days ago

    says its loose.. but forgets he removed the other box in side that was holding the power cable **XD**

  • MrWursteimer
    MrWursteimer 13 days ago

    upvote just for the intro :D

  • bobbypaycheque
    bobbypaycheque 13 days ago

    With a GTX 1060 there is no way either AMD or Intel are going to be the bottleneck in gaming, imho.

  • Logan Landis
    Logan Landis 14 days ago

    cons for the last one said they didnt warn you to pull the foam out before turning on,but that last one DID have a sticker on the side and Linus all but pointed at it near the end.

  • Robert Cantrell
    Robert Cantrell 14 days ago

    I'll take your Steam codes

  • Stoned Oniichan
    Stoned Oniichan 14 days ago

    Can u do this for under 1000$ or is that just impossible...im not tech smart and I use a hp laptop to play games...I really need to upgrade

  • DracoTora
    DracoTora 14 days ago

    my current system is an I BUY POWER Chimera , it still going strong after almost 7 years

    • DracoTora
      DracoTora 2 days ago

      Although, one area I just remembered that they were lacking on in my order. I ordered the system online and just got the tower only, no monitors as I was using my current monitor that I'd purchased at best buy. The system cost (in 2012) was around the same budget the ones here ($1500 USD). They had on the internal box for the shipper to require a signature to make sure that the computer was delivered, they however clearly did NOT communicate this to Fed Ex. The driver informed me that had I not left a note for him to knock loudly on the door since I was more than likely asleep as I worked night shift, he would have simply left the box on the doorstep had I not answered the door in five seconds and did NOT get me to sign anything before leaving the package in my care. So, the only assurance that I BUY POWER had that the system reached the correct destination and was not stolen was the fact I didn't complain.

  • Harry Septianto
    Harry Septianto 14 days ago


  • Roan Oleary
    Roan Oleary 14 days ago

    is ivan a make a wish kid?

  • center trance
    center trance 14 days ago

    ha isnt that weird hey you know a Canadian is serious when they start to ay also is ivan a fbi cowboy please keep Ivan forever or vice-versa

  • XxPlagueZombiexX
    XxPlagueZombiexX 14 days ago

    Intro was amazing

  • theblackperl
    theblackperl 14 days ago

    Linus "The Man Handler" Sebastian

  • Agent M3tallion
    Agent M3tallion 15 days ago

    Linus looks like Rick Astley in the intro. I clicked off of this at first thinking I had gotten rick rolled.

  • rizzle razzleuno
    rizzle razzleuno 15 days ago

    Linus......Foam Home. 🛸

  • Mike B
    Mike B 15 days ago

    I missed it but 793 people saw the socks with those sandals hmmmm. Still love the channel bro keep it up. not the socks tho!

  • RealTrickster505 YT
    RealTrickster505 YT 15 days ago +3

    Linus - Screw me!
    Ivan - *Screws Linus*
    Linus - Yeah!

  • Greenlungs81
    Greenlungs81 15 days ago +1

    Cant Wait to go to LTX In Canada Its going to be one long bus ride From Pennsylvania HAHA

    • Greenlungs81
      Greenlungs81 15 days ago

      +megaman7812 For sure Bro Ill Be On my Way Just a 70Hr trip on a bus
      hope my dock says i can fly

    • megaman7812
      megaman7812 15 days ago +1

      u are a fucking trooper. first time meeting up, LTX HYPE!

    • Greenlungs81
      Greenlungs81 15 days ago

      70+ hrs on the bus

  • Bowsette
    Bowsette 15 days ago

    The Omen was so pretty.

  • Bowsette
    Bowsette 15 days ago +1

    Bitching about accessories and you didn’t even order them. Plus you should’ve bought Alienware before they sold out to Dell. You really missed out on a great experience.
    I ordered my Aurora M9700 laptop when in Afghanistan in 2007 and it was so much better than what you guys experienced. Very sad. 😞

  • TurboBass
    TurboBass 16 days ago

    Why didn't you guys also do Lenovo?

  • Rubawathy Iyathuri
    Rubawathy Iyathuri 16 days ago

    What do you guys do with the pc after you use it in your video?

  • d3pRaViTY
    d3pRaViTY 16 days ago

    I will happily take one of those off of your hands

  • Deltyn Bryer
    Deltyn Bryer 16 days ago

    love this i do fivem car skins and have wanted in to modeling cars and making server logos for discord server websites etc. and little bit of gamming bc fivem is a launcher for privite server owners basiclly letting people play on there servers like one of the most well known server is doj (DojRP) and lots of youtubers also play on there can be a officer mayer business owner on there but my computer runs gta5 or fim alone not counting the software or programs i have up in the background one or twwo at the most maxing out the cpu at like 90%-100% i wish i had the ability to build a new pc i mean i also just updated to windows 10 a month ago and just with that update it bogs down watching videos on youtube or general movie watching

  • HardcorePooka
    HardcorePooka 16 days ago

    Hahahahaha.... I actually had that old ass case the IBuyPower foam removal guide has pictures of. I literally just threw it away about a month ago.

  • Aidan Kaye [S.T.M. Productions]

    Where’s the laptop? I thought you guys wanted a laptop? How about a laptop? LaPtOp

  • Ciaran Quinn
    Ciaran Quinn 17 days ago +1

    As someone who games with a mac that runs windows 10 seeing these rigs makes me sad and jealous to a ridiculous degree.

  • Morpheas
    Morpheas 17 days ago

    11:42 for instant orgasm. Over and over again.

  • Luke Dethomas
    Luke Dethomas 17 days ago

    Who is the wierdo in the cowboy hat and why I has he been in ltt videos with Linus he makes me want to unsubscribe from ltt

  • James Telford
    James Telford 17 days ago

    i7 8400 and a 1050ti in a $1500 pc? xD what are they on?

  • Pierre Barreau
    Pierre Barreau 17 days ago

    These prebuilt are really pricey actually, i built a computer for a friend not really long ago (like 1 month) equipped with an i5 7600k, gtx 1060 6go, 500go ssd, 16go of ddr4 2666 ram, z270 motherboard and a 600 watts evga psu (i mean you don't even need 600 watts for such a system but yeah) but still only paid 1000$ for the whole thing ( maybe 1100 with the case because we choose the fractal design r6 wich is a bit pricey but really good).

  • Icybubba
    Icybubba 17 days ago

    "I mean come on we've all seen the videos"
    You...Really didn't just bring up the "mailing myself in a box" challenge did you?

    SANIC 18 days ago

    Idk what he says half of the time but still its quality content

  • insertnamehere
    insertnamehere 18 days ago

    Do one with laptops

  • Ygrec
    Ygrec 18 days ago

    what are they censoring?

  • Southern Hemisphere
    Southern Hemisphere 18 days ago

    Even though the Ibuyidrectpc packaging was iff, they did a better job offering computer accessories in their crappy packaging than the others. I would definitely buy this if I was on a minimum budget.

  • TFR Live
    TFR Live 18 days ago

    Bought an Aurora for the first time (always built my own). It might be a bit pricier but it's solid as a rock! I've always had issues with self built machine. Graphics cards not working right, motherboard issues, etc. this thing is just smooooooth.

  • Maxx Fordham!
    Maxx Fordham! 18 days ago

    Um... tower computers _are_ desktop computers (as opposed to laptop computers and tablet computers). Why do you guys blur out seemingly random things on the backs of the computers, like even one of the feet of the Origin Chronos?

  • Maxx Fordham!
    Maxx Fordham! 18 days ago

    Of _course_ it's better to have an optical drive than not; especially if it's a BD-RE, because Blu-ray Disks are described by studies as having the most longevity for archiving data, as well as rivaling hard disks in cost per gigabyte these days.

  • Maxx Fordham!
    Maxx Fordham! 18 days ago

    Um... you plug in TWO monitors, that's why they don't say not to plug into the motherboard video.

  • Just Me
    Just Me 18 days ago

    why doesnt he turn it on, boooo

  • Just Me
    Just Me 18 days ago

    chassis intrusion detection

  • Hetheria
    Hetheria 18 days ago

    whats with the blurred out square randomly over the pc of the origin unboxing? it cuts across several different clips and doesn't move

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  • Johnnie Burkhalter
    Johnnie Burkhalter 18 days ago

    The video was SD but the audio was still HD

  • Nam Nami
    Nam Nami 19 days ago

    19:40 ... gtx 1070 with that horrible heatsink.
    it's loud and it's probably the worst you could find.

  • Lyrical Squad
    Lyrical Squad 19 days ago

    Alienware AURORA -> Certified Idiotproof

  • William Pimentel-Tonche

    17:24 I have a very similar case to that one, but mine has two fans on the side.

  • Mr Dalek
    Mr Dalek 19 days ago

    Liked the SCP “redacted”

  • Knut Storoygard
    Knut Storoygard 19 days ago


    First guy to make a bad joke.

  • Siddhant nair
    Siddhant nair 19 days ago

    10:32 I swear I didn’t get the “non-K” joke till I saw the last video... 😂 Linus you cheeky bastard.

  • Dierskie *
    Dierskie * 19 days ago

    i got a gtx 1080 in my pc from cyberpower (for 1300 last year) sucks they weren't included

  • Nocturnal RS
    Nocturnal RS 19 days ago

    Dude u shit on everyone, start your own pc brand lol, wait no that won't work, can't make money off honesty =P, jk ur worth over 15m, ur channel is so amazing man!