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Are PC Manufacturers Ripping You Off? - $1500 Gaming PC Secret Shopper pt1
   Linus Tech Tips
  Published: 3 months ago


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We go deep undercover and Silent Shop 6 System Integrators representing 3 different segments to see what they would offer to a seemingly uninformed buyer for $1500USD. In Episode 1, Agent Janice From Accounting purchases machines based solely on sales reps' recommendations. Results WILL surprise you.

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22 minutes ago
Those skeevy Indian scumbags piss me off so much,

11 hours ago
Why did that first call sound like a scammer xD. I mean he could barely understand her and was also spitting out some nonsense xD.

13 hours ago
She's buying an indianware pc?

17 hours ago
Linus you need chris roberts phone number good luck whit that sure some of us the Original backers like me got his e-mail and the e-mail of his wife but most of us dont have his number

17 hours ago
No, Linus... for relevance, this is with relation to 11 minutes in... games have minimum system requirements and recommended system requirements often published somewhere. For example, here are the system requirements I extracted from Steam for Rust:

Processor: Intel Core i7-3770 / AMD FX-9590 or better

Memory: 8 GB RAM

Graphics: GTX 670 2GB / AMD R9 280 better

Literal copy/paste there. I think the advice he gave was good, he just didn't word it so well. The game first needs to be developed, debugged and tested, right? Then we can optimise it... but we can't do this 8 years ahead of time; the software we develop, debug and optimise needs to be released today so it needed development to commence 18 months ago. So perhaps we used top notch hardware 18 months ago to develop and debug this software, and then at the last minute we optimised it for the more common hardware, at times... right?

Also, I think this person she has managed to call is a trade supplier, not a retailer. We have these shops in Australia where it is assumed you know what you want to buy, be it a CPU or some RAM or a full build... and they might help you troubleshoot a failed build... but they won't so much recommend any particular brand because their job is to supply people who are in the trade. You'd know, you don't go to these places and shop for these parts unless you know how to install them yourself or know someone who does.

19 hours ago
22:33 You forgot to mention that you got a free t-shirt

19 hours ago
I'm not going to say exactly what I'm talking about, but not giving her a heads up the day before that she's going to appear a lot in this video was quite mean of you.

22 hours ago
Too funny. As for Dell - Alienware - my resent purchases of Alienware R417, m15, and m17 have all arrived with issues requiring configuration corrections to get them running properly or to even boot up. I am not sure how anyone will little to no computer experience would even know what to do when they get a new system and the first thing they get is a PSA test showing the power supply is wrong and then reports the system as an issue requiring a call to Dell!!! It is definitely a buyer beware market when purchasing a new computer.

1 day ago
Love the dig at Star Citizen: "i know you haven't finished it yet.... It's only been 18 years". hahahhahahahahhahahahahhahahahhahahahHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAH

1 day ago
No one going to bat an eye on Linus' Burberry trench coat that possibly cost $4000?

1 day ago

1 day ago
You had me until the cowboy hat was put on

2 days ago
1500$ for an i3 processor... holy fuck origin what the hell

2 days ago
OK, you get a "Like" thumbs up on this one, going to watch part 2 now, this is much better than the terrible dual Xeon on ebay build attempt video

2 days ago
128GB SSD.....uh they still make drives that small??? this is Dec 2018 right?

2 days ago
I called CyberPower once to think about getting a laptop and the same thing happened to me, they told me to go to their website and pick and

2 days ago
omg only upto 11.42 and chris roberts gets a mention pmsl at this lot :-)

2 days ago
Best show ever, you deserve a Nobel prize

2 days ago
Duh. They have to pay salespeople. The salespeople are working for it. The extra cost is not surprising. Check Best Buy, same difference.

2 days ago
When you watch a grown man dressing for a minute..

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