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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
30:01 Linus Steals From Work Too
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Comments • 5 686
Watching Linus Tech Tips is better than watching Tesla streams.
I actually didn't even realise they got hacked. I was like when the f did i subscribed to Tesla?
Linus is still lubricating his backdoor with the same lubricant after all these years. Truly inspiring!
"his backdoor" 🧐😳😳
@Murky oh boy. Thisis getting rowdy
I came to the comments to find this, and I was not disappointed.
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👌
@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.
Okay but what does that have to do with "supporting someone no matter what"?
@Sand NuggeR that I agree with you and gave reasons why.
Oh I see, I'm sorry then.
I misunderstood your post.
@Sand NuggeR No prob. It's easy to misunderstand.
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!
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.
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? 🤷♂️
@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.
@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.
Just remember that when you complain about kids on the phone playing games or watching tiktok nowadays you are doing the same thing
@dscarmo Not really the same as building PCs and making a business from it though, is it?
Yvonne and Linus stories always make me happy. They're so good together.
What I learned from this video: Yvonne's parents are absolutely deserving of sainthood.
To the unsung heros: her parents.
They're watching 23:10 just on a constant loop
They got a Tesla out of it, plus free tech support and wireless internet on an island, IIRC
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.
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.
Linus was on G4? Didn't know that.
@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.
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. 😊
What I learned from this: Yvonne and her parents are amazing people and deserve everything in the world
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.
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
The key takeaway from all these "started from the bottom now we here" videos is just how much of a saint Yvonne is.
this was a dumb take that i regret
@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
@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.
@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.
@wrthhe grew up in maple ridge
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).
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...
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Yvonne is really an amazing person. Happy for linus for being successful
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.
Shoutout to Yvonne for being consistently the best thing to happen to Linus (and the rest of us, by extension!) :)
These days that might go to Luke lmao
Both of them in their young age look so good.
Sorry Linus but after seeing young Yvonne, I got a new crush (◍•ᴗ•◍)❤
And her parents goddamn what champs
@i2Sage bro what
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!!
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.
I missed your comment on my first pass, but i totally agree. i knew i recognized nero!!
yeah its for his linux ISOs
Either that or nero burning rom. Good eye
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.
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 🤣
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. 😂
Some of those early builds were like:
"So you wanna be a player, but your PCs ain't fly?"
Wow, an unexpected visitor?!
"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...
bro commercials in the 2000s were something else
Gonna pimp my rig!
that part about the lubricant and Linus using it on his backdoor 😂 whoever edited this video deserves a raise
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).
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.
This brings back memories, im same era kid as Linus and built my own PC s back then. The good old times :)
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.
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
ikr I lost it at that lmao, he was doing more than just dodging bullets
@Awesome Power Cat he's been dodging ICBMS this whole time
It is like the shot of Neo stopping bullets.
Linus Popping ideas like q machine gun and luke doing his best to not let someone die by accident
Its impressive how many times he manages to plug a laptop with only one of them feeling like a stretch lol
This video is up there with some of the best LTT videos.
Love these types of videos. KEEP UP THE AWSOME WORK :)!!!
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.
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.
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
Yvonne being extremely supportive and her parents having the patience of saints has to be the best part of this video.
well like yvonne her parents must have seen the potential in linus. the dude is basicly a self made millionaire.
@misanthropic sophist no
no one not even linus would of suspected he would be a millionaire when he was older
@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.
@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).
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.
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 😂
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.
Lets truly take the time to appreciate that Yvonne and Linus have been together since early MSN days....That's goals ♥.
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
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.
I think Linus made this exact point a couple months ago on the WAN Show. Couldn't agree more.
Linus’ nature and the support of his loved ones are what make his life the best.
So true 👍
We might have gotten LinusPaintTips instead
You can tell how supportive Yvonne is of Linus when she lets her bedroom be used as a workspace.
or a hint? the action is over here NERD BOY. she was fighting his other girlfriends (Intel and AMD)
Or how supportive Linus is for letting Yvonne's parents live in his workspace
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
I would love to see Linus rebuild some of his old computers
Wow props to Yvonne. I had no idea someone could be so supportive of a boy/girlfriend. What a quality person!
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.
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.
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.
This 100% explains why he's so chill when he sees company stuff in his peoples' setups.
@Kyle S because he did the same when he worked at ncix
@Prun Gupta "It's company policy at this point"
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.
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.
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. 👌
That green desk was actually scaring me because of how cluttered everything looked
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!
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.
Yvonne being super supportive of Linus is so sweet, super great to see where LMG turned out today cause they deserve all their success!!!
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.
@Casper van Battum She put up with so much of his shit so I understand lmao
@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.
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
@AdultPikachu 🤡🤡🤡🤡. Some of these pics are literally years old
It’s so cool to see what he did and who he became.
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
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.
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!
You should revisit the UV PC concept.
I bet it could look SICK if done right with the wacky colors.
Linus lubricating the back door made me laugh more than it should 😂
eyebrow moment for sure
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.
It got nothing from either of them lol
Lol it made me mad no one took the obvious joke!
Oh shoot. It just hit me now. lmao
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.
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.
they should redo the fluorescent build but with newer components and more attention to detail. it would be interesting nonetheless
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.
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
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
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.
Well, maybe for the tums part, which I was waiting for from the beginning.
This is the best type of content. Hits the nostalgia and diy spirit really well.
Linus was genuine and happy.
Need more like this
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.
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
Always great to have a little peek into Linus' comeuppance! Loved this!
First computer I ever built was a 16MHz 386DX with a massive MFM hard drive. Feeling a bit old now
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!
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.
yeah im a hater and i loved this vid
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.
@_marlene if you're a hater then why are you here
Yvonne's sister, Esther, tho from NCIX? Cute
Linus came from the depth and built an empire. What a legend
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
I'm glad Luke is making his way back into videos, his on screen personality had improved drastically over the last few years!
To me luke always been like a cherry on top of the videos, he's just the perfect complement
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.
I agree, I've always liked the Luke videos but they're a lot better
@Pirojf Mifhghek uhhh no...
bro he's on WAN every week. you clearly don't watch this channel very much huh.
Man, this really brings me back. PC building was such a different, and funnier game back then
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
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.
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....
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
I mean…she DOES have three kids with him.
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
Behind every successful venture is someone supporting them 120%. I think we all love Yvonne even more now
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.
Awesome video idea. I feel like there’s a lot the majority doesn’t know about Linus, got more respect for him
I had a DX/33 as my first copmuter I built. Then I went quickly to a 133MHz HP rig that was awesome.
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.
Yvonne is just awesome for letting Linus pursue his passion and supporting him
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.
@Mika Misaki they mean because Yvonne was paying for everything in the early days of LMG
@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.
@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?
16:29 He uses comic sans.. how did that not get roasted?
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.
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
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
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!