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The WORST PCs Linus Tech Tips Ever Built

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    0:00 lol kinda cringe
    0:47 Hand-me-down PC 2002
    2:26 Tyson's PC
    2:54 Linus' first gaming PC
    4:42 UV Paint Overload
    7:39 First Surround Sound Setup
    8:51 One of Linus' Dumbest Decisions
    9:38 Rainbow Spaghett
    10:30 Big Desk Energy
    11:36 Dual Monitors
    12:48 First Rattle Can Paintjob
    13:09 First Water Cooled Setup
    14:09 Most Expensive PC Component Purchase
    14:34 First SLI Setup
    14:47 First Custom Water Cooled Setup
    16:20 First Chiller Test
    17:42 This Was A Mistake
    18:10 LAN Setup
    18:43 Yvonne's Bedroom
    20:05 First Water Cooled PC For NCIX Client
    21:07 Swag Build
    22:35 Couch Monitor
    24:41 Side By Side Gaming Setup
    25:46 First Wifey PC
    26:17 Box Office
    27:36 Back At The In-laws'
    28:04 Radical Linus
    28:59 Gnarly Linus
    29:25 Cringe
    30:01 Linus Steals From Work Too
    30:20 Outro
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Comments • 5 686

  • FaZekiller4507
    FaZekiller4507 2 months ago +9919

    Watching Linus Tech Tips is better than watching Tesla streams.

    • nemu
      nemu 2 months ago +128

      AGREED 👍

    • N-Human
      N-Human 2 months ago +72


    • radu stana
      radu stana 2 months ago +34


    • Mr. GaMeR
      Mr. GaMeR 2 months ago +227

      I actually didn't even realise they got hacked. I was like when the f did i subscribed to Tesla?

    • Devin McLaughlin
      Devin McLaughlin 2 months ago +12


  • NGS
    NGS 2 months ago +439

    Linus is still lubricating his backdoor with the same lubricant after all these years. Truly inspiring!

    • Murky
      Murky Month ago +29

      "his backdoor" 🧐😳😳

    • Fendi-Bull
      Fendi-Bull Month ago +4

      ​@Murky oh boy. Thisis getting rowdy

    • Jamie Bohanna
      Jamie Bohanna 2 days ago +1

      I came to the comments to find this, and I was not disappointed.

  • London Koster
    London Koster 2 months ago +924

    Yvonne is HARD PROOF that you have to support eachother no matter what.
    I mean these people are running BY FAR the best tech media production firm in the WORLD.
    Major respects to the wifey👌

    • Jimunu
      Jimunu 2 months ago +26

      ​@Sand NuggeR The amount of people that for example took up space like linus at yvonnes parents is more common than those that can do the work, have or can gain the required skills and wills for the timeframe, where building an industry leader in an emerging space of profit is doable even with those skills and wills. And Linus have talked about them discussing their feelings about work life balance earlier.

    • Sand NuggeR
      Sand NuggeR 2 months ago +10

      Okay but what does that have to do with "supporting someone no matter what"?

    • Jimunu
      Jimunu 2 months ago +6

      @Sand NuggeR that I agree with you and gave reasons why.

    • Sand NuggeR
      Sand NuggeR 2 months ago +5

      Oh I see, I'm sorry then.
      I misunderstood your post.

    • Jimunu
      Jimunu 2 months ago +4

      @Sand NuggeR No prob. It's easy to misunderstand.

  • Whoisthis
    Whoisthis 2 months ago +317

    This is computer history, biopic, romantic comedy and ads all combined very wholesomely. It didn't need to be a roast, such a fascinating story!

  • RobbidyRob
    RobbidyRob 2 months ago +33

    Linus is so lucky to have had parents supportive of his PC passion. My parents were like "This computer thing is going to ruin your life" and literally forced me away from it all the time.

    • volkerball85
      volkerball85 2 months ago +5

      This mindset from some parents always boggled my mind. Computers and tech rule the world now, and anyone with any foresight saw it coming years in advance, but so many other people looked at the same data and actually said "NAH THIS IS CLEARLY A PASSING FAD." Wtf? 🤷‍♂️

    • Daniel Ferreira
      Daniel Ferreira 2 months ago +8

      @volkerball85 you're assuming they 'looked at the same data', when it's more like they never bothered to check and just couldn't see the world past their livelihoods.
      Pretty easy for someone who does nothing most of their lives apart from office work or manual labor to see this "computer" thing, and this "internet" and be unable to see how that could ever affect them.

    • volkerball85
      volkerball85 2 months ago

      @Daniel Ferreira That's more what I meant, though. I didn't mean actual data/figures, but rather just that it should've been at least somewhat obvious (imo at least) that computers were set to change the entire world just by looking around oneself, especially as the technology began to spread into homes and businesses. I don't always choose my words as well as I could, but you're spot on.

    • dscarmo
      dscarmo 2 months ago

      Just remember that when you complain about kids on the phone playing games or watching tiktok nowadays you are doing the same thing

    • Jalex
      Jalex 2 months ago +7

      @dscarmo Not really the same as building PCs and making a business from it though, is it?

  • Crippled MagnumPI
    Crippled MagnumPI 2 months ago +61

    Yvonne and Linus stories always make me happy. They're so good together.

  • Jay Dorsey
    Jay Dorsey 2 months ago +11690

    What I learned from this video: Yvonne's parents are absolutely deserving of sainthood.

    • Bob Sentell
      Bob Sentell 2 months ago +637

      To the unsung heros: her parents.

    • legendaryhero
      legendaryhero 2 months ago +106

      Honestly right?

    • Aaron Robinson
      Aaron Robinson 2 months ago +217

      They're watching 23:10 just on a constant loop

    • Validole
      Validole 2 months ago +193

      They got a Tesla out of it, plus free tech support and wireless internet on an island, IIRC

    • crbrearley
      crbrearley 2 months ago +513

      He went from the "sad son-in-law" to "do you know our son-in-law had an offer of 100 million for his company?" Yvonne for the win.

  • Sav
    Sav 2 months ago +54

    This cracks me up so bad. In my awkward teen years, I used to always see Linus on G4 and his early YT days. It's funny seeing how far things have come, changed... but Linus hasn't. Never change. Alex, Riley, Jake and everyone else are all great. You could do nothing and let all your employees host, work - but you still do it. One of the biggest things that has me coming back - the feel hasn't changed after all these years. It doesn't feel like some big commercial YT channel. Even though you're a multi-million dollar business now. Enjoy the same goofiness that has always been present- 10+ years now, shaking my head as you vertically build PCs, and the outlandish things you love doing with tech. Never change.
    PS. You never looked like a lesbian, don't let some stupid kids bully you on the internet.

    • Kai Fulci
      Kai Fulci Month ago +3

      Linus was on G4? Didn't know that.

    • mCreecher91
      mCreecher91 Month ago

      @Kai Fulci yeah I don’t remember that and I used to watch g4 constantly. I assume he would have been on the screensavers? Maybe attack of the show. God that was such a great time to be alive.

  • Prabhat Dayal
    Prabhat Dayal 2 months ago +80

    May God bless you, Linus, Yvonne and the team. Thank you for making us happy for the last decade. Seeing this video of Linus and Yvonne growing up together made my heart melt, and it explains all of the love and care that has gone into the company. 😊

  • MetalDad87
    MetalDad87 2 months ago +43

    What I learned from this: Yvonne and her parents are amazing people and deserve everything in the world

  • Saar Namir
    Saar Namir 2 months ago +17

    This was so fun to watch!
    I'm pretty sure the newer gens wouldn't care much, because of how dated it all looks, but for the ones born in the 1980s-early 1990s - it's pure nostalgia.

  • Dorky
    Dorky 2 months ago +18

    How can Yvonne and her parents know that look at them companies now, this is what they ended up with is beyond me
    Perseverance through and through for both of you

  • Grant
    Grant 2 months ago +1985

    The key takeaway from all these "started from the bottom now we here" videos is just how much of a saint Yvonne is.

    • gamagama69
      gamagama69 2 months ago +16

      this was a dumb take that i regret

    • Kevin Wells
      Kevin Wells 2 months ago +92

      ​@gamagama69he said he grew up in shanty town, meaning they definitely didn't have much money. Having a room to rent out doesn't imply having that much money

    • Gamer_Time
      Gamer_Time 2 months ago +57

      ​@gamagama69 that's a dumpster take. It isn't Trump's dad giving a "small $1M loan" here. Linus grew up with very little and worked hard (and got lucky) to get to this point.

    • wrth
      wrth 2 months ago +34

      @gamagama69 his family were essentially in a village/farm area if I'm not mistaken. owning property/land doesn't mean you have spare cash.

    • downbad_gamerz
      downbad_gamerz 2 months ago +2

      @wrthhe grew up in maple ridge

  • Snows
    Snows 2 months ago +11

    It would be amazing if you guys made a series about "remastering" old PC builds you did in the past where you build everything with modern hardware while preserving the original vibe of the builds (or the entire setup).

  • Jozone86
    Jozone86 2 months ago +5

    As someone who came of age around the same time in the PC world, I thoroughly enjoyed this. I remember splicing IDE cables to bundle them... and inevitably have data corruption...

  • festival3rocker
    festival3rocker 2 months ago +5

    I would love to see an insane Alex build where they recreate the UV looks and feels with custom water loop(s) of different colors and the UV paint and a cool custom case (painted by Nick in a sweet color scheme) but with modern components and have it be either a gift for Linus or a charity raffle at LTX or something else fun.

  • Phil Matic
    Phil Matic Month ago +1

    Honestly, this is great. I haven't built PCs for long, but seeing what other people had to go through before my time, it's a humbling experience for me for sure

  • SchumiSX
    SchumiSX 2 months ago +7

    That Arctic Cooling GPU cooler was legendary. I had one installed on my old 9800SE (soft modded to 9800Pro) and it worked so much better than the stock cooler.

  • Endruv_
    Endruv_ Month ago +2

    Linus always seemed to know what he was doing with computer building but I had no idea his history went all the way back to 2002. That's some very strong qualifications.

  • CastleDweller
    CastleDweller 2 months ago +11

    That reminds me of the time I built a car ignition into my PC for booting... It was really cool (and unnecessarily stupid) to need a key and use it to turn it on, but over time it became a hassle and I grew out of modding.

  • Dr. Bishop
    Dr. Bishop 2 months ago +6

    Yvonne is really an amazing person. Happy for linus for being successful

  • AngryAnt
    AngryAnt Month ago +1

    I love how as someone who got into PC gaming around the same time, I'm totally in the Luke camp of "I dig this". There's something about mid to late 2000's mods that just hit differently.

  • Pvt. Puplovski
    Pvt. Puplovski 2 months ago +1974

    Shoutout to Yvonne for being consistently the best thing to happen to Linus (and the rest of us, by extension!) :)

    • rigon63
      rigon63 2 months ago +25

      These days that might go to Luke lmao

    • i2Sage
      i2Sage 2 months ago +17

      Both of them in their young age look so good.
      Sorry Linus but after seeing young Yvonne, I got a new crush (⁠◍⁠•⁠ᴗ⁠•⁠◍⁠)⁠❤

    • Tommy
      Tommy 2 months ago +87

      And her parents goddamn what champs

    • Scout Trooper
      Scout Trooper 2 months ago +50

      @i2Sage bro what

  • George Kakos
    George Kakos 2 months ago +5

    I identify multiple (similar) builds of my own during the same time. And that's why we LOVE Linus, you a pure pc enthusiast just the rest of us. Keep going man!!

  • Younis Bensalah
    Younis Bensalah 2 months ago +48

    11:43 I can say with 100% certainty that software is Nero Express (probably version 5). You can make out the burning CD in the top right corner and the letter X for eXpress.

    • jefbenet
      jefbenet 2 months ago

      I missed your comment on my first pass, but i totally agree. i knew i recognized nero!!

    • Numerlon
      Numerlon Month ago

      yeah its for his linux ISOs

    • imaghostya
      imaghostya Month ago

      Either that or nero burning rom. Good eye

  • Elaine Hu
    Elaine Hu Month ago +1

    linus will always make your day because he has god given character that is surreal. great content and story for 31 mins and stil so enjoyable to watch.

  • kobotherobohobo
    kobotherobohobo 2 months ago +2

    Those green cables reminded me of my first PC which I made Nvidia themed. I put these green tube lights (similar to those UV tube lights) in the bottom of the case and for some reason the frequency of them attracted every gnat within the immediate area. One day I came to find HUNDREDS of them dead in the bottom of my case after they were completely CLOBBERED by the intake fans 🤣

  • Anthony Merchant
    Anthony Merchant 2 months ago +4

    What's really making me sad right now is knowing I still have a PC that has a case on it that I bought back in 2005. You all just made me feel really old. My first personal PC I got in the year 2000 and I was already legally an adult. I would love to see you trying to work with what I had in highschool for learning things like HTML on Netscape. I learned to draw in MS Paint using a mouse only. You have no idea how good you had it. 😂

  • 啾啾鞋
    啾啾鞋 2 months ago +1515

    Some of those early builds were like:
    "So you wanna be a player, but your PCs ain't fly?"

    • GRADAN31
      GRADAN31 2 months ago +14

      Wow, an unexpected visitor?!

    • Britt Durbrow
      Britt Durbrow 2 months ago +22

      "What kinda chip you got in there, a Dorito?" - Weird Al
      Well, at least he had the good taste to not put a PC in his PC so he could Windows while he Windowsed...

    • weenus deletus
      weenus deletus 2 months ago +4

      bro commercials in the 2000s were something else

    • Socky Noob
      Socky Noob 2 months ago +4

      Gonna pimp my rig!

  • EpicVarian
    EpicVarian 2 months ago +6

    that part about the lubricant and Linus using it on his backdoor 😂 whoever edited this video deserves a raise

  • chocourrier
    chocourrier 2 months ago +3

    I loved the Logtitech G15 keyboard! In fact, I change mine just last year, as there were no support anymore for the LCD screen, the feet broke once again (I had them several times 3D printed on eBay), and the rubber dome switches had some reaction issue on certain keys (W and A mainly).

  • Bram van Rens
    Bram van Rens 2 months ago +2

    This makes me regret deleting my old pictures. At some point my PC was running with more devices outside of the case instead of inside the case. Actually, there wasn't even a desk. In another rig the desktop was used as armrest with the mouse on top. Also have rocked the second display in like an 90 degree angle on the side. Still angry at my G15 breaking down as well as my G5 mouse 😅 Good old days.

  • m2rtsoo
    m2rtsoo 2 months ago +4

    This brings back memories, im same era kid as Linus and built my own PC s back then. The good old times :)

  • Fender178
    Fender178 2 months ago +1

    Linus has great taste in keyboards in 2004 with that Ergo keyboard. I had that very same keyboard and it was awesome. I loved that keyboard. Love that circa 2004-2005ish artic GPU cooler. That really takes me back. Love the early days of water cooling. Love the chiller and remembered Linus talking about his Pentium Dual core E6600 that he put on the chiller and then OC'ed the living hell out of that CPU.

  • miner5251
    miner5251 2 months ago +3803

    Luke isn't just a "Self proclaimed Neo." This man should be called the, "Savior of LMG" for the amount of times he's saved the company from Linus

    • Awesome Power Cat
      Awesome Power Cat 2 months ago +188

      ikr I lost it at that lmao, he was doing more than just dodging bullets

    • alfie gordon
      alfie gordon 2 months ago +135

      @Awesome Power Cat he's been dodging ICBMS this whole time

    • HairyNun
      HairyNun 2 months ago +107

      Hard R

    • Others Sing puree
      Others Sing puree 2 months ago +11

      It is like the shot of Neo stopping bullets.

    • Luiza n' Sounds
      Luiza n' Sounds 2 months ago +35

      Linus Popping ideas like q machine gun and luke doing his best to not let someone die by accident

  • BearInTraining
    BearInTraining Month ago

    Its impressive how many times he manages to plug a laptop with only one of them feeling like a stretch lol

  • DaPcWiz335
    DaPcWiz335 2 months ago +5

    This video is up there with some of the best LTT videos.
    Love these types of videos. KEEP UP THE AWSOME WORK :)!!!

  • iXuPi
    iXuPi Month ago

    I remember the black light setup, had a few of my own. Crazy looking back and thinking about what I thought was cool then. Of course back then there wasn't RGB lighting so we had to do what was available.

  • Shudnawz
    Shudnawz 2 months ago +3

    That G15 and G7 setup took me back GOOD. The G15 is still around here somewhere with a busted USB-connector, worn out from all the times is was plugged in going to LAN parties. I gifted my G7 to a friend who had worn his batteries out after I upgraded. Those were the days.

  • Darduel
    Darduel 2 months ago

    this is such a nostalgia trip I used to build my PCs with my dad and I was broke af had to improvise, all these builds are like high-end shit for me but those monitors and janky setups just fun to remember, we really come a long way from a much more simpler times

  • Your friendly Hobo
    Your friendly Hobo 2 months ago +681

    Yvonne being extremely supportive and her parents having the patience of saints has to be the best part of this video.

    • misanthropic sophist
      misanthropic sophist 2 months ago +25

      well like yvonne her parents must have seen the potential in linus. the dude is basicly a self made millionaire.

    • Partyweeb 2006
      Partyweeb 2006 2 months ago +10

      @misanthropic sophist no
      no one not even linus would of suspected he would be a millionaire when he was older

    • da best
      da best 2 months ago +7

      ​@Partyweeb 2006 he didn't say they saw him to be a future millionaire. He said they saw potential in Linus. They most likely saw his passion for tech and saw how hard he worked while doing extracurriculars. They were investing in him as a person to support him to become something. No one knows what the something is.

    • Unknown Potato
      Unknown Potato 2 months ago +1

      @da best Yeah, I would think that would've made him more tolerable. There's a distinct and obvious difference between a lazy dead-beat living in his girlfriend's parents' house and someone who is genuinely passionate about something and works hard on it (despite being what most would consider "unproductive" in society).

  • branikkkk
    branikkkk 2 months ago +1

    I love Linus when he goes down his memory lane. I’m 40 old guy having similar memories regarding the PC and I love Linus talking about stuff that shaped my history too.

  • Daniel Mazoch
    Daniel Mazoch 2 months ago +1

    Luke being a total boss by responding to you’re going to be late to your meeting with, “It’s ok, I’m his boss” I can identify with 😂

  • ``Sky``
    ``Sky`` 2 months ago

    I had some of those light tubes at 6:24. This was pre-led so they were like some kind of fake neon or very early bad LED tech. The 12v adapter cord would shock the F out of you when you were trying to position them like sticking your tongue to a 9v battery. The tubes were unyielding plastic definitely from a very short era between old style LEDs (Radio Shack days) and the great stuff we have now. I don't miss these tubes. The low voltage remote controllable cut-able LED strips we have now are better in every way.

    PETRA 2 months ago

    Lets truly take the time to appreciate that Yvonne and Linus have been together since early MSN days....That's goals ♥.

  • speciKfic K.
    speciKfic K. 2 months ago +1

    I can relate to this video so much! Thank you Linus for this video. Got the feels man. Been a long time viewer and you guys are awsome

  • MrGray
    MrGray 2 months ago +1896

    Moral of this ENTIRE video:
    Thank you Yvonne, and Yvonnes' parents. Without the tolerance of Yvonnes parents and the love of Yvonne, LTT never would've happened. 🙏🙏 Many thanks, many thanks.

    • Chivokroy
      Chivokroy 2 months ago +78

      I think Linus made this exact point a couple months ago on the WAN Show. Couldn't agree more.

    • Matthew Cobalt
      Matthew Cobalt 2 months ago +46

      Linus’ nature and the support of his loved ones are what make his life the best.

    • Robert Wiley
      Robert Wiley 2 months ago +2

      So true 👍

    • Jasper
      Jasper Month ago

      We might have gotten LinusPaintTips instead

  • Neoxon
    Neoxon 2 months ago +665

    You can tell how supportive Yvonne is of Linus when she lets her bedroom be used as a workspace.

    • Russell DeJaynes
      Russell DeJaynes 2 months ago +32

      or a hint? the action is over here NERD BOY. she was fighting his other girlfriends (Intel and AMD)

    • DantesGrill
      DantesGrill 2 months ago +36

      Or how supportive Linus is for letting Yvonne's parents live in his workspace

    • 0Ne
      0Ne 2 months ago +7

      are you surprised? young Linus would definitely be a fck boy if he had game and different character/hobbies. I bet girls were all over him until they talked to him xD jokes aside Yvonne and her parents are saints

  • crunchie101
    crunchie101 Month ago

    I would love to see Linus rebuild some of his old computers

  • Bad Motivator
    Bad Motivator 2 months ago +1

    Wow props to Yvonne. I had no idea someone could be so supportive of a boy/girlfriend. What a quality person!

  • PandaBytes
    PandaBytes 2 months ago +1

    The 1st computer I ever built I opted to use CCT lighting because I thought LEDs were dumb and too expensive at the time. I still don't really use LED, normally turning off any of them that can be easily turned off.

  • Corristo89
    Corristo89 21 day ago +1

    People are forgetting that cable management back then was literally not possible. Cases rarely had anything to make running cables cleanly possible, power supplies with removable cables were not a thing and those massive IDE cables were a nightmare for airflow. I typically just shoved everything to the side, used zipties to tie everything down and then tried masking the mess with something.

  • eDoc2020
    eDoc2020 2 months ago

    The siliconed motherboard, the P5W-DH, is what I, until recently, pretended to have in my secondary PC. Pretend to have because it's actually a P5WD2-E which I crossflashed the BIOS on. The crossflash added better fan control but more importantly let it boot Core 2 Duos with a little hardware mod. The C2D at 1.8GHz was just as fast as a Pentium D at 3.8GHz but ran so much cooler.

  • Andrew Voigt
    Andrew Voigt 2 months ago +435

    This 100% explains why he's so chill when he sees company stuff in his peoples' setups.

    • Kyle S
      Kyle S 2 months ago


    • Prun Gupta
      Prun Gupta 2 months ago +28

      @Kyle S because he did the same when he worked at ncix

    • Absolution Armament
      Absolution Armament 2 months ago +39

      @Prun Gupta "It's company policy at this point"

    • Un1234l
      Un1234l 2 months ago

      Exactly what I was gonna type. I was wondering why he didn't care that company stuff kept showing up in his employees' homes. Man was the pioneer.

  • venom
    venom Month ago

    This made me remember my first PC that I got in 2002. It was a used gray box that had a Pentium 4 and a Geforce 2 GTS with a whopping 32MB of VideoRAM.
    My Dad had bought it off of a colleague with some games and I remember the first I ever played on it was Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear.
    I was 9 years old at the time so I didn't understand what I had to do or what was going on really and didn't play it again until I was like 12 and that time I absolutely loved it. Such an amazing game for the time, I wish they'd make some sort of remake of it.
    Anyway, by like 2005 the Computer was utterly broken. It just crashed randomly and almost every game had rainbow textures due the Graphics Card being broken I guess.
    Still had to use it until like 2007 when I finally got a new one with an Athlon 64 X2 and a Geforce 8600GT. Just imagine the Performance jump..
    And yes, it could run Crysis.. barely.

  • Gareth Evans
    Gareth Evans 2 months ago +2

    I quite enjoyed that. I had a Fractal XL for a decade as my main PC until about a year ago.
    And the same desk to 20 years now (bevelled front edge and deep).
    First PC: P120, 16MB RAM (1MB VRAM), 1.2GB hard drive. 👌

  • Braden Mulally
    Braden Mulally Month ago

    That green desk was actually scaring me because of how cluttered everything looked

  • Engnone
    Engnone Month ago +3

    This is really interesting for me. Growing up in Ladner and occasionally seeing Linus around (including at the pool) knowing what he was up to at home fills in the gaps of what my friends and I were thinking he was doing. At the time I had no idea that Linus the lifeguard was a huge computer nerd!

  • Renats
    Renats 2 months ago

    Seeing young Linus and Yvonne and how far he has come from 2005 living with his girlfriend's parents and his girlfriend supporting him all the way to the man he has become now and having each other and a family, kids and big company that is growing and coming from nothing to having sponsors and big companies inviting over to do reviews. Amazing if young Linus didn't even know what he would become. Anything is possible so go after your dream and make it happen and be happy and proud.

  • PoggerFishie
    PoggerFishie 2 months ago +685

    Yvonne being super supportive of Linus is so sweet, super great to see where LMG turned out today cause they deserve all their success!!!

    • Casper van Battum
      Casper van Battum 2 months ago +39

      But Linus too. Absolutely adorable how he still wants to point out she's a keeper when they've been together for some 20 (?) years.

    • hebbocake
      hebbocake 2 months ago +12

      ​@Casper van Battum She put up with so much of his shit so I understand lmao

    • Nork
      Nork 2 months ago +16

      @Casper van Battum there are tons of couples who are together for their whole lives, and have relationships more toxic than middle school flings. Linus has a point in saying she’s a keeper.

    • AdultPikachu
      AdultPikachu 2 months ago

      u do understand that this video is fake right? and his fake old rigs and this pics are taken this year probably along with script

    • hebbocake
      hebbocake 2 months ago +13

      @AdultPikachu 🤡🤡🤡🤡. Some of these pics are literally years old

  • Nick R
    Nick R 2 months ago

    It’s so cool to see what he did and who he became.

  • Andrew S
    Andrew S 2 months ago

    I still have my ATI Radeon 9800 Pro with an Arctic Cooling silencer HSF. I don't think it's fair to call it a simple shroud and those blue VRAM heatsinks were included in the package IIRC. This was a fin trip down memory lane as my career in IT spans the same eras as Linus'. Great video

  • MiddleSchoolMatt
    MiddleSchoolMatt Month ago

    It really just goes to show you, stick with something you love doing/or are really good at and eventually it'll become very profitable. People quit too early on things in life.

  • Jared Capper
    Jared Capper Month ago +2

    This is excellent tech content. University grade, well written, and absolutely fascinating. Great work GN. Can’t wait to share this with my tech coworkers!

  • TheLunarRaptor
    TheLunarRaptor 2 months ago +1

    You should revisit the UV PC concept.
    I bet it could look SICK if done right with the wacky colors.

  • Clu
    Clu 2 months ago +791

    Linus lubricating the back door made me laugh more than it should 😂

    • Naty Wubet
      Naty Wubet 2 months ago +27

      eyebrow moment for sure

    • OMGtech
      OMGtech 2 months ago +11

      Damn, you beat me to the comment. I was going to say "lubricating the back door". 🤨
      What is wrong with us? 😂
      Props for FF6 on the screen.

    • Adam Cartwright
      Adam Cartwright 2 months ago +12

      It got nothing from either of them lol

    • Jonny Fandango
      Jonny Fandango 2 months ago +9

      Lol it made me mad no one took the obvious joke!

    • Justin Jocom
      Justin Jocom 2 months ago +6

      Oh shoot. It just hit me now. lmao

  • Tales From The Kitchen
    Tales From The Kitchen 2 months ago

    I remember my first pc I got in 2002. Pentium 4, GeForce 4 MX 400 with a whopping 64 MB VRAM and 265 MB Ram. I had the best computer in my class and was so proud. Upgraded it with a Radeon 9100 later for those sweet pixel shaders.

  • F1Jones
    F1Jones Month ago

    So many desks! I was born in 1967 and the desk I have in my office right now has been in my family all my life; a beautiful Scandanavian design that my parents were into at the time, with a leaf that supports thre monitors, and which I use all day as a home office. It seemed small as desk went when I was little but now it's good sized and vet sturdy. I've used it as mine since about 1985. It's supported probably 8-9 computers in that time starting with an Apple Iic. Can't imagine working from anything else.

  • Santiago Rivera
    Santiago Rivera 2 months ago

    they should redo the fluorescent build but with newer components and more attention to detail. it would be interesting nonetheless

  • Lee Wat
    Lee Wat Month ago

    I had one of them cases that you have at around the 15 min mark, I had that built when Win XP64 was a thing. The pc that I had came with one of them and after many years of me upgrading it the only original things that were left were the case and the PSU. During lockdown here in the UK my motherboard died so instead of upgrading again I just bought a new gaming rig, with hindsight I should have just bought the parts and built myself a new one using the old case as the one I bought has a fancy glass case with bugger all cooling, so I ended up changing the 3 pathetic RGB standard fans to 6 Noctua ones. Lesson learned, don't throw away a perfectly good case just because you cant be arsed. Ohhhh and don't buy a PC with a Nvidia RTX 2060 Super, they are shit, and run way too hot.

  • Steve C
    Steve C 2 months ago

    Linus doing all this cool stuff back in the day. While I was happy I could over clock my P3 866 to 1gig plus push my RAM’s mhz up a little bit. UV is pretty epic tbh

  • Abner Pena
    Abner Pena 2 months ago +713

    I love how Linus looks so happy at all his builds being showcased as if he was waiting for them to get the attention they deserve. I love this man

    • Steve B
      Steve B 2 months ago +16

      Absolutely! And the DIY spirit of it all? Like, that’s how we got stuff done in those days. I have not one ounce of roast for this dude.

    • Steve B
      Steve B 2 months ago +5

      Well, maybe for the tums part, which I was waiting for from the beginning.

    • D oh
      D oh 2 months ago +2

      This is the best type of content. Hits the nostalgia and diy spirit really well.
      Linus was genuine and happy.
      Need more like this

  • ppmguire
    ppmguire 2 months ago

    In Linus defense, back in those days I went crazy with UV paint too, electrical tape, UV reactive IDE cables, shitty sleeving from Fry's, and taped fans in different areas of my case. It was the trend back then. Except I didn't paint the fans, I painted plain fan grills. I also had a couple DFI boards so it made more sense. I still had my P1 rig with Voodoo cards at the time too, and used highlighter to make anything from heatsinks to molex connectors glow. I still have my first "upgrade" case where in the back you can see where I messed up with an angle grinder cutting fan meshing out. Just a long cut going straight down.

  • lildad
    lildad 2 months ago

    after hearing linus rip on people for having their speakers behind their monitors ive finally put my in front and it actually did make a noticeable difference thanks linus for your tech tips

    BIG DOOKY 2 months ago

    Always great to have a little peek into Linus' comeuppance! Loved this!

  • Brootal
    Brootal Month ago

    First computer I ever built was a 16MHz 386DX with a massive MFM hard drive. Feeling a bit old now

  • TheLesserAltomare
    TheLesserAltomare 2 months ago

    I love these kind of videos, maybe its the nostalgic feeling I get from see Luke on the channel again but either way they're great!

    SNIPEYOPIPE 2 months ago +712

    I had no idea you and Yvonne have been together for so long. It's honestly so amazing seeing you two grow up together and being into the same things. I loved this video.

    • _marlene
      _marlene 2 months ago +31

      yeah im a hater and i loved this vid

    • Jimmy2Hertz
      Jimmy2Hertz 2 months ago +12

      Most of my married friends who are in stable long term relationships either met each other in high school or university. Seems that entering adulthood with a partner builds a strong bond, understanding and respect when done well.

    • iKingRPG
      iKingRPG 2 months ago +4

      @_marlene if you're a hater then why are you here

    • Jessie James
      Jessie James 2 months ago +1

      Yvonne's sister, Esther, tho from NCIX? Cute

    OMEGA 2 months ago

    Linus came from the depth and built an empire. What a legend

  • TFRotA1
    TFRotA1 2 months ago

    Shoutout to the 7800GTX's - my first and last SLI setup was a pair of 7900GX2's! I had to cut the HDD bay out of the case to make them fit, then had to make a bracket because they each weighed several pounds... I still have one of them!

  • Megan Leet
    Megan Leet 2 months ago +1

    Well this video wasn't what I thought it would be I guess, it's more about Linus' life story, but I ended up enjoying it so that's okay. The computers didn't even seem that bad for what they were. I liked the aesthetics of the first few. Computers should look like that again. Also I did not know Hardware Canucks was owned by NCIX until now

    • Amit
      Amit 2 months ago

      Yeah, that was one of the big reveals for me in this video. Like what the hell? Nobody has every talked about this and it's such a cool fact.

  • crunchee
    crunchee Month ago

    Linus is indeed the only person I have ever heard say that Hardware Canuks was a NCIX property. He's said that a couple other times that I can remember in the recent years.

  • David Crisp
    David Crisp 2 months ago

    Fun fact... I just used a couple of those Blue Zelman heatsinks they joked about at ~14:45 to Try and cool my 3D printer Stepper motor drivers. Hey, it's what I had in the stash!

  • Ian Lucas
    Ian Lucas 2 months ago +364

    I'm glad Luke is making his way back into videos, his on screen personality had improved drastically over the last few years!

    • Portgax Ch.
      Portgax Ch. 2 months ago +31

      To me luke always been like a cherry on top of the videos, he's just the perfect complement

    • Pirojf Mifhghek
      Pirojf Mifhghek 2 months ago +23

      On one hand, I agree that it's great to see Luke in more videos. However, I'm gonna say that the perfect person to include in this video would be Sarah. She would've had _so much to say_ about all the hideous design and color choices.

    • telo tawa
      telo tawa 2 months ago +1

      I agree, I've always liked the Luke videos but they're a lot better

    • Adam Hart
      Adam Hart 2 months ago +2

      @Pirojf Mifhghek uhhh no...

      DEEP INSIDE 2 months ago +2

      bro he's on WAN every week. you clearly don't watch this channel very much huh.

  • Matt Dahl
    Matt Dahl 2 months ago

    Man, this really brings me back. PC building was such a different, and funnier game back then

  • Jayne Sanchez
    Jayne Sanchez 2 months ago

    Listened to the vid on the way home from work and had to restart it once I got home cause I wanted to watch everything cause of how much I just enjoyed the video I’ve been a fan for a long time YOURE the reason I built my first pc and I hope someday I can build a really neat and personal PC again. Thank you for sharing this video! :3

  • Meh
    Meh 2 months ago

    This video shows how much Linus owes Yvonne. You are punching every way Linus. And I mean that in the best way. Well done guys.

  • phantomvir
    phantomvir 2 months ago

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane team, very very reminiscent of my foray into gaming computers and I even recognised a lot of the tech in your builds hahahaha! Goodness I built some wack stuff back in the day, I mean I still build wack stuff but now with RGB....

  • Bobfuscator
    Bobfuscator 2 months ago

    I think I still have that Logitech keyboard around here somewhere. It might even still work. I think when I got it, it was replacing a Yahoo Internet Keyboard that had almost entirely stopped working and was basically an enormous two-port USB hub. Man, that Yahoo keyboard had SO many extra buttons.

  • eonbart
    eonbart 2 months ago +254

    3 things to mention here:
    - These builds were not trash but just according to the time they were built. We make fun of it now but I have seen far worse from that time.
    - What rly sucked were the desks. Holy crap Linus! Just dont spend a fortune on UV stuff and get a desk that can fit your peripherals :D
    - Yvonne must really love Linus

    • TalesOfWar
      TalesOfWar 2 months ago +4

      Getting a decent computer desk back then wasn't as easy as you'd think. Lots had a bunch of cubbies and shelf things built in that just got in the way with pretty tiny keyboard trays. A lot kind of expected you to use the mouse on top of the desk and not the same level as the keyboard, which is an RSI problem waiting to happen lol. They also had to be far more robust as those old CRT displays weighed A LOT!

    • IanDresarie
      IanDresarie 2 months ago +1

      TBF I had a very similar "PC" desk. they were everywhere at the time and sucked absolute ass. The idea was that the PC is the secondary thing on the desk and therefore your primary space is important, but neither shelf was really usable for its purpose. However, the sales pitch very much appealed to my parents, so I had a hard time getting something else until later. :D
      No escuse for the folding desks though. Jeez Linus.

    • Cris n Mary Fam
      Cris n Mary Fam 2 months ago

      LOL my desk barely fits my mouse, keyboard and monitor. My Thermaltake View 71 case sits on a end table at the end of my desk. It would likely shatter the glass on the desk anyway.

    • Captain Cosmos
      Captain Cosmos 2 months ago

      I mean…she DOES have three kids with him.

    • B1gpoop
      B1gpoop 2 months ago

      I'm currently using a $20 folding table from Walmart as my desk with a computer that cost over $5,000 and an LG OLED as a monitor on top of it

  • Hououin Kyouma
    Hououin Kyouma 2 months ago

    Behind every successful venture is someone supporting them 120%. I think we all love Yvonne even more now

  • Gerd L. Plüü
    Gerd L. Plüü 2 months ago

    The earlier 2000s builds are not that terrible. Most cases weren't built with cable management in mind back then. Case airflow did not yet matter all that much and the idea of having a window to show off sexy hardware was only just coming up. There were also still those pesky 40/80 pin PATA/IDE cables anyway. So we basically just plugged everything in and crammed all the superfluous cable length wherever it would fit, and then called it a day. Pros would somewhat neatly tie everything together with cable ties, but that was already the high effort approach. Really, we neither had the means, nor the reason: Modular PSUs weren't really a thing, ketchup and mustard cables were pretty much the default and cable kits with individually sleeved wires like we are used to today were completely inconceivable. Also: Most boards and expansion cards still were either brown or green, and cases were not coated on the inside. So pretty much every PCs innards looked absolutely terrible compared to todays standards, no matter what we did.

  • Smashy
    Smashy Month ago

    Awesome video idea. I feel like there’s a lot the majority doesn’t know about Linus, got more respect for him

  • Dave Cain
    Dave Cain 2 months ago

    I had a DX/33 as my first copmuter I built. Then I went quickly to a 133MHz HP rig that was awesome.

  • THEUrinalCake
    THEUrinalCake Month ago

    They're clowning him pretty hard about the UV paint, especially on the heat sink, but it actually looks pretty sick lit up @ 6:23. Even the jank heat sink paint looks sorta gradient. I dig it.

  • Karan Shah
    Karan Shah 2 months ago +821

    Yvonne is just awesome for letting Linus pursue his passion and supporting him

    • Mika Misaki
      Mika Misaki 2 months ago +10

      Um, your partner has absolutely no control over what you pursue. Never be with someone that doesn't share your same passions and doesn't work with you to pursue the things you love.
      That's where people are going wrong. You don't own other people, a partnership is a team. Partners are not parents and they are not dictators of the relationship.

    • iKingRPG
      iKingRPG 2 months ago +37

      @Mika Misaki they mean because Yvonne was paying for everything in the early days of LMG

    • Vasilije Nikolic
      Vasilije Nikolic 2 months ago +19

      @Mika Misaki Yea, but taking high risks without approval of your partner can be a selfish thing to do. Not talking about your goals together and discussing your moves with your partner is just dumb and selfish. And yea, you dont own other people, but you do owe your life partner ability to discuss and agree on your career and other stuff that is important for both of your future. Btw I am not talking about fuck relationships and those stupid casual dating stuff, talking about life long partner that you build your future with. In that case you do owe a lot and the partner owes you a lot. Deciding your career or risking something without discussing with your partner is just plain selfish. If you look at the relationship like you do, you will not last long with that partner. Like you said, its a team, that means you have to discuss your tactics and agree with it. Not you just doing what you feel like without discussing with your team.

    • badchugs꧂
      badchugs꧂ 2 months ago +3

      @Mika Misaki wow mr 12 year old right here. you clearly don't know what ur talking about. if it was a bad thing than why are they still together and doing well in life?

    • BeardsNTools
      BeardsNTools 2 months ago

      16:29 He uses comic sans.. how did that not get roasted?

  • phuturephunk
    phuturephunk 2 months ago

    4:46 Oh my God, I had that Zalman cooler and the successor one. I don't think I've had any other single component attract dust like those coils. They were so cool looking but could attract particles from 5 states over.

  • Kenji S
    Kenji S 2 months ago

    I should absolutely find some of my weird setups in the early 2000s now lol. I had an amplifier and speakers and even a full mini split system on my desk hooked into my computer lol

  • winja
    winja 2 months ago +1

    cpu fan on your first build with dedicated graphics card , i had the exact same fan! super high rpm tip magnetic drive (TMD) fan! i loved that thing even though it sounded like a fighter jet at takeoff

  • Northstorm
    Northstorm 2 months ago

    Had the laptop Yvonne is sitting with at 24:05, The Acer Aspire 5920, that laptop looked so awesome with the blue lights on the media keys and the blue strip to the power button! Loved that machine!