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China PC Build: Weird Computer Part Shopping in SEG E-Market, Shenzhen

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  • Published on Nov 28, 2022 veröffentlicht
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  • Gamers Nexus
    Gamers Nexus  3 years ago +465

    We're going to do a livestream building this PC! Keep an eye out for the notification. We'll probably stream it tonight or tomorrow. Whenever we do, it'll likely be at 7PM Eastern Time on that day. Buy the GN shirts I wore in this video on the store! store.gamersnexus.net/

    • GATETE Godfrey
      GATETE Godfrey 10 months ago

      Hello! My name is Godfrey_ From Rwanda. I wanted to have a computer accessories supplier. I'd love your help.

    • NaturalBornCamper
      NaturalBornCamper 2 years ago +1

      Was the stream ever put on Clip-Share?

    • Google Reviewer
      Google Reviewer 2 years ago

      Fascinating, insightful and intelligent video. Top stuff!!

    • Jason Reviews TECH
      Jason Reviews TECH 3 years ago

      are you kidding me the chinese was basic? i'm american...

    • Phoenix
      Phoenix 3 years ago

      You have to pay at least 10% extra for manufacturers and distributors depending on item cost and average income.

  • Fritte _
    Fritte _ 3 years ago +723

    This is top tier quality content. You should definitely do more like this, if possible. This is almost as interesting as your factory tours.

    • Jakob Andersen
      Jakob Andersen 3 years ago +1

      i agree completely... so many just do built videos again again and again... it becomes so stale. This is so good.

    • Tim LaPlante
      Tim LaPlante 3 years ago

      Yeah I agree, I thoroughly enjoyed this video. Keep em coming Steve

    • Lo-Res Gamer
      Lo-Res Gamer 3 years ago +2

      If you can find this kind of weird stuff wholesale, I wonder what a shenzhen surplus/outlet store would have in it...

    • Gamers Nexus
      Gamers Nexus  3 years ago +53

      Thanks! Loved making the factory tour videos.

  • Jinsei
    Jinsei 3 years ago +247

    Gotta say, I'm a fan with the polite/respectful way you handled dealing with the shop keepers.

  • byghostlight0
    byghostlight0 3 years ago +16

    You know what i liked most about this was how respectful you were to them. You were visiting their home and you werent expecting them to bend to meet your needs. A rarity for youtube content creators.

  • SanicTheHidgehag
    SanicTheHidgehag 2 years ago +60

    Learning a language to the point where you can hold daily conversation is one thing, but learning specialized vocabulary and trying to ask around for computer parts is another thing entirely. Props to Steve for practicing his Chinese.

  • Dennis Ramberg
    Dennis Ramberg 3 years ago +113

    Super happy about your attitude towards the sellers Steve. You seldom see that kind of understanding and empathy among westerners at these kind of stores, they usually haggle A LOT, making the purchase almost not quite worth the sellers time. (especially since it could potentially lead to a missed business opportunity with a buyer looking for huge quantities)

  • Sami Ghanem
    Sami Ghanem 3 years ago +662

    Don't get me wrong, I like your usual "too technical" content, but this one is really good. More like this plz

    • Darkfarfetch
      Darkfarfetch 6 months ago

      @Gamers Nexus case reviews way better

    • X x
      X x 3 years ago +4

      Big time. His way with people, ie. gracious, made me proud, was a pleasure to watch. Where others, including "travelers", are so inconsiderate, ignorant, and self-entitled, I actually can't stand watching. These guys could definitely do more of this kind of thing.

    • M L
      M L 3 years ago +7

      Same! This was very very interesting. I loved how he gave us a little blurb on all of his interactions with the shop owners.

    • Gamers Nexus
      Gamers Nexus  3 years ago +78

      Thanks! We like doing stuff like this for something different.

  • Caloss2 Gaming
    Caloss2 Gaming 3 years ago +703

    Steve smiles politely to the vendor and tries to use the translation app
    Input:-
    "Hello I would like to purchase this item, how much is the price for one ?"
    App translates:-
    "My Hovercraft is full of eels, I think I need a turtle or many"

    • MichalTheMichal
      MichalTheMichal 2 years ago +24

      Can relate, my hovercraft sometimes needs many turtles or just one its normal

  • Asi9
    Asi9 3 years ago +4

    This was an awesome look into an extremely unique marketplace I'm sure most of us had no idea existed. Especially to that scale and capacity in terms of just how much you can find in basically a retail space. Also really interesting to get some background on the culture and a look at how the space works in another country. Really cool video guys!

  • Middle of Knowhere
    Middle of Knowhere 3 years ago +1

    This was a fun view into the world of these large tech buildings/stores. I wish we had places like this in the states. I suppose Fry's or Microcenter are the closest things maybe? I miss heavy tech oriented box stores and I never seem to live in a city that has them, or they've closed.

  • Phantom Keyboards
    Phantom Keyboards 2 years ago +17

    pro tip: when they say they are going to fetch the stuff you want from the warehouse or storage room, they in fact just go to their partnering shops and get the item from there and make a little margin as a "broker" fee of the sale.

  • Captain Patch
    Captain Patch 3 years ago +5497

    "What Chinese do you know?" "I know 'hello', 'goodbye', and 'show me your PC water cooling components.'"

    • 刘曦元
      刘曦元 Year ago

      @GAO23 在教老外一些什么奇怪的东西啊歪!

    • elevate111
      elevate111 Year ago

      The only chinese I know is "Look up Tiananmen Square"

    • Mister Gameplay
      Mister Gameplay 2 years ago

      @WYT Fish more like water drinking

    • GAO23
      GAO23 2 years ago

      草泥马
      Native Chinese speaker here. The above phase is very handy in Clip-Share comments.

    • Jim Anderson
      Jim Anderson 2 years ago

      @DarkLinkAD Then your imagination and negotiation skills are lacking.

  • Allan O'Donnell
    Allan O'Donnell 3 years ago +3

    great vid, really, really interesting. working with imports for a living I can vouch for the tens of thousands of units moving around the world and as a shopper buying just one product is very much not what these guys want to spend their time on. Kudos to the nice people you found and were decent to you. As someone who's currently on a learning curve about this industry this was fascinating, and I'd love to spend a few days literally walking around the SEG market.

  • Rasmus
    Rasmus 2 years ago +3

    Wow.. Thank you SO MUCH for thinking about culture and being cultural appropriate! The whole 1 part hunt is a great example and I love you take your time to let people who want haggling vids know its not what this is about! Thank you! Very nice to see an American that understands what being a tourist is! Awesome vid thank you subbed instantly

  • John Rod
    John Rod 2 years ago

    Awesome upload and good to see that you guys acknowledge the difficulty of the process and the insights in how things run there are different and can be difficult and odd for the vendors. Much respect.

  • Nicholas Christodoulou

    Thanks for the really great content guys, I've built my most recent PC based on your videos and i'm super happy with it, never had a more synergized build. Looking forward to your new vids!

  • Nimrod
    Nimrod 3 years ago +193

    I like this type of content. It's a bit of a window into another culture and another market that we don't get to see often. I think most of your viewers including myself aren't all that familiar with China other than what you learn in school or on the news.
    Plus, the parts you find are interesting since they have their own brands and models you don't really find overseas. And getting custom boards made right there? That's fantastic. Maybe there's a project of some sort in the future where you could have them make and solder something up for you.

    • Car Mo
      Car Mo 3 years ago

      Maybe a PCB with two computers on it? Or 4?

    • Sepp Alastname
      Sepp Alastname 3 years ago

      I know my PC case is from China lmao I hate autocorrect

    • Gamers Nexus
      Gamers Nexus  3 years ago +34

      We really want to do something like that, yeah. We have some ideas for what to get made there, but need to try and finalize before next year!

  • Kensworth
    Kensworth 3 years ago

    Loved this video, and love how much effort you put into communicating with and honoring everyone's work. Stay true to yourselves, GN. You're the best.

  • Milo Hajek
    Milo Hajek 3 years ago +1

    That was really solid of you to give a fair price for the fans and to understand the vendors time is also valuable. Good job.

  • Rick K
    Rick K 2 years ago +1

    Being a first time viewer of your videos I have much respect on the way you handled your shopping expericance and your respect to the vendors. Much respect and subscribed! You dont see this any more

  • chinobino
    chinobino 3 years ago +1

    Great video with interesting content! I really liked all the extra background information and insight into Chinese culture. Your explanations were also very succinct, this did not feel like a 20+ minute video, I thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end. Nice work.

  • Lauri Laipaik
    Lauri Laipaik 2 years ago

    This video was amazingly fun from start to finish. I really hope you will do more of these shopping trip videos as it showed a lot about what is for sale in China and what to expect quality and handling wise.

  • Niu Niu
    Niu Niu 2 years ago

    I've lived in China for thirteen years. I found myself nodding my head in agreement with his pragmatic approach in this video and the respectful way he went about things. Shenzhen is full of well-educated people (most are there just for the work), it wouldn't have been too difficult to try and hook up with a native whose English and computer knowledge could have assisted you greatly.

  • Ryesia
    Ryesia 3 years ago +388

    As a chinese I must say, I'm incredibly impressed with Steve's accuracy of the language

    • someaznkid
      someaznkid Year ago

      我也是

    • Nordlicht
      Nordlicht Year ago

      @Clarence Wong maybe a natural with other languages

    • Day One
      Day One Year ago

      Yeah, that first “wo deh dung wen bo hao” was a fake out!

    • Chunkymilk
      Chunkymilk 2 years ago +1

      You can tell he’s actually trying although he still butchered the intonation

    • Zoran
      Zoran 2 years ago

      Then why is you username in Japanese? 😆

  • CC 07
    CC 07 3 years ago

    Wow this was a really interesting video! It seems almost unreal that these small stands sell big quantities. I wonder how that business model works in detail, like would they just hand you 1000 fans in person? I like to imagine that lol.

  • Nick S.
    Nick S. 3 years ago +188

    The fact that you can just waltz into a store and have a custom board made for you in little to no time blew my mind.

  • SOLO Timster
    SOLO Timster 2 years ago

    I like seeing the real life side of this episode , both doing their best to talk to each-other.Makes me wonder how the experience would go living in china for a year and trying to build my own pc considering im moving there soon 🤔

  • Wes W
    Wes W 3 years ago

    That case and cooler look dope AF!!! Unless they both prove to be awful, I want one of each for myself! The red fist on the SSD would work for me too! It really seems like you bought all the same type of stuff I would have!.You should auction the finished build on ebay, if it works and isn't on fire or anything.
    Much appreciation for all the work you guys put in to make crazy ass content for us!

  • Kira Slith
    Kira Slith 3 years ago +1

    $60 for that case? And it's pre-equipped with a full RGB system and pair of giant fans? That's awsome! At that price I'd buy that in a heartbeat!

  • Ben Extinction__14
    Ben Extinction__14 3 years ago

    Really interesting video, places like this are fascinating
    To those wondering what the different coloured SATA ports are all about- the vibrant one is SATA3, the dull are SATA2. You always see this on the AliExpress new xeon boards

  • Zihao Yu
    Zihao Yu 3 years ago +40

    This is quality content. I still remember when I was a kid (middle school, high school), all I wanted was browsing malls like this and never leave. Parents would reward my good grades with a trip to the mall, where I would go through every component and tell them what they do.

  • Xiuli Shen
    Xiuli Shen Year ago

    Bought a few computer parts from here a while back and I really appreciate your respectfulness and explaining your experience. Great video

  • Holyrood
    Holyrood 2 years ago

    Fantastic markets. Wish we had them in UK. Imagine going into town to get custom capacitors made up for replacement, love it.

  • Peter Griffin
    Peter Griffin 3 years ago +1771

    The shopkeeper remembered us: "Oh my god, it's American Jesus again."

    • Squirrel
      Squirrel Year ago +1

      @v1asec i thumbs your comment ! we all have.(sleeping and in the process of food factories) i just dont want to come home to a soup bowl of spiders looking at me .... hahah

    • v1asec
      v1asec Year ago +1

      @Squirrel What problem do you have with people eating spiders? Maybe you already ate a few in your sleep yourself :)

    • Overonator
      Overonator Year ago

      The Second Coming!

    • Squirrel
      Squirrel Year ago

      @v1asec kinda?? if she dont eat spiders im 100% be my wify!!!!

    • gabrielwong1991
      gabrielwong1991 Year ago +1

      Steve has the nickname Jesus in cantonese in Hong Kong, just so you know lol

  • Dolf Andringa
    Dolf Andringa 3 years ago +1

    Hey Steve, I really appreciate your comment on haggling. People often focus way to much on finding the absolute lowest price, often to the point of becoming rude. Nice video and awesome to see all the effort you put into communicating.

  • N Shen
    N Shen 3 years ago +55

    Loved this video Steve. Great description of what "actual" shopping is like at SEG. You can't really go there to buy single unit pieces

    • SpaceMonkeyEntertainment
      SpaceMonkeyEntertainment 3 years ago +6

      I think people just go in there with a wrong mindset. You can buy things piece by piece, but remember that they are going out of their way for you and forget about getting a "good deal" then. You are simply not worth their time, that could be spend on negotiating about a 100+times bigger deal than yours. You want a good deal ? Buy a truckload and then we'll talk. If you treat it like an entertainment visit and don't mind getting upcharged for the experience, then you should be fine as long as you stay polite. Ofc for most people that kinda defeats the purpose of going there in the first place, so yeah...

    • Gamers Nexus
      Gamers Nexus  3 years ago +10

      Thanks, N Shan!

    • Ute Brüggenfompel
      Ute Brüggenfompel 3 years ago +13

      Yeah, he's been the first Clip-Sharer I've seen who stresses that the concept of this place is vastly different from a shopping mall. There are probably a couple people going there on their holidays because they saw it on yt just getting frustrated...

  • MrTRST22
    MrTRST22 2 years ago

    Wow, just pure gold. So fun to watch and interesting. I love the idea to get weird stuff and not to focus on money. :-)

  • Shanon Y
    Shanon Y 3 years ago +1

    Shenzhen Huaqiangbei is no longer in it's former glory, nowadays everyone shops online for actual products(including water cooling). They just have a store front there but even the stores are slowly moving towards e-commerce only. you can more or less buy electronical components (transistors etc) at places like these.

  • SOSukelele
    SOSukelele 10 months ago

    You know, I think if there were any videos that stick out to me on this channel it would be this one and the guide on the ltt studio setup, both of which I'd describe as wholesome, in their own way. Definitely like them

  • Werewolf Money
    Werewolf Money 2 years ago

    This video is great.
    At first I was a little confused about why you wouldn't bring someone along to translate, but it seems like you did just fine anyway and it makes the video more representative of if I, as some random enthusiast, went to Shenzhen trying to buy components.
    Great content

  • Webber Xu
    Webber Xu 3 years ago +1

    It is always fun to see english tech youtuber treasure-hunting in my hometown and get amazed. I always laught whenever you spoke chinese and think of how I could help in translating your conversation. Thank you for all the fun this videos has brought to me. Hope you have a fun trip in shenzhen.

  • Taken Serious
    Taken Serious 2 years ago

    I built my latest workstation about a year ago. I had mostly good luck with parts from Ali Express. I had to shop local for one of the orders because the vendor only sent me half of the fittings that were ordered, and rectifying that didn't happen because 1) they would have lost money fixing their mistake, and 2) it would have taken an extra month to get the parts. Still worth shopping there because you can save a ton of money vs domestic vendors.

  • MissingMew
    MissingMew 3 years ago

    Speaking of open loop cooling made from chinesium, i recently got leftover soft-tubing and matching fittings from a friend and decided to build my own open loop. Being a cheapskate i decided on getting everything else for as cheap as possible. Ended up with a CPU block, 240 rad and a pump for 20€ each from china, with a phobya 5.25inch bay res for 17€ and some pure wings fans i had lying around. Works... fine i guess, doesnt beat the pure rock slim i was using before (on an i5 4690) by much and its louder thanks to the pump. Had fun building it tho and all in all i ended up cheaper for everything compared to what i wouldve paid for one of the alphacool kits that were/are on sale.

  • B Adventures
    B Adventures 3 years ago

    Was cool you were respectful of local culture and despite all the challenges worked out well. Good history and tour of the area. Really enjoyed this one 😎👍

  • Tommy Wan
    Tommy Wan 3 years ago

    I'm Chinese and have been to way too many of these wholesale markets yet these kinds of videos are always the ones that fascinates me the most, let alone one of such high quality. Ps: If you're ever in Beijing let me know

  • catonpillow
    catonpillow 3 years ago +1

    That's just so cool Steve! Hope there's more of this coming our way. Keep it up man!

  • Mitchell Murphy
    Mitchell Murphy 3 years ago

    Love these videos. Cool to see a different culture and how they work. The always offer cool and interesting things to buy.

  • ThatGuy Typing
    ThatGuy Typing 3 years ago

    +gamersnexus Steve, could you do a test on GPU heat sink fins? Do fins parallel to motherboard always function better? It would seem you could have a greater density orienting them horizontal. Damn I would love this place, why buy pre-built things when you could have custom everything!

  • Aleksei
    Aleksei Year ago

    I don't know why but I absolutely love seeing people from two completely different nations communicating and engaging in polite negotiations.
    Much love to the USA and to China

  • l33tster
    l33tster 3 years ago

    Damn, wtf! That Coolwhist CN326 dragon cooler was awesome! I hope the graphic stands up to the test.
    Very interesting video. You guys went on one hell of an adventure

  • Yanagida
    Yanagida 3 years ago

    10:44 says alot about the 2nd hand market, too many people low-balling too much for their own conveniences but always neglects the fact that the seller needs a bit of some fruits of their labor. Thank you for reminding us this GN

  • Theorica
    Theorica 3 years ago

    Probably the most fun GN videos in a while. Good stuff guys. =D

  • Legion Aire
    Legion Aire 3 years ago +82

    So much information presented about the location and economic culture. Very succinct and presented concisely. Thanks for the great video! This is legit journalism in a video format and after watching I have a better grasp of a location I've only wondered about before.

    • Gamers Nexus
      Gamers Nexus  3 years ago +12

      Thanks so much! We really enjoyed making this and hope to do more like it soon!

  • Chris Musch
    Chris Musch 3 years ago

    These parts are absolutely hilarious! I love this video, tons of fun to watch!

  • Hata
    Hata 2 years ago

    This video is much more enjoyable than the time when Linus was in Shenzhen with that DIY iPhone guy. I hated that video so much. This is much much more enjoyable. I watched the whole thing. Thank you for the detailed explanation. You can tell he really planned the trip and even took the time to learn a little bit of the local language. Unlike Linus. I'm not hating on Linus, but seriously tho, compare this to Linus's video people and tell me you do not agree.

  • tom dragon
    tom dragon 3 years ago

    Dude this video kicks ass. Thanks for showing us your adventure in china! The communication reminds me a lot of travelling in central america, charades go a long way there
    Also those parts are sick as fuck, some good finds there.

  • X x
    X x 3 years ago

    Thank you for being a good example and not trying to haggle these people down for little to no reason when only buying one, not speaking the language, etc. Thanks for being good travelers. Lot of Americans just embarrass me, make me cringe, when they're abroad.

  • Mararegele
    Mararegele 3 years ago +80

    The "Off-topic" information in the start of the video made it from great to amazing. The background stories are fascinating, and your knowledge really shows. Please keep doing this kind of "backstory" content with the narration, it's a lot more engaging and informative. Much love

    • Gamers Nexus
      Gamers Nexus  3 years ago +9

      Thank you! We'll try to do more like this in Taipei and elsewhere!

  • NEX L1F3
    NEX L1F3 3 years ago +1

    This is the most exciting GN video of 2019. That is to say, until the review drops.
    Literal chills.

  • Philip Vladson
    Philip Vladson 3 years ago +3

    Fantastic video. This brought back wonderful memories building my computer when I was living in China and I just turned it into my new freenas and plex server.

  • meggido360
    meggido360 3 years ago

    Ili is a pretty good handheld translator. I got it to use when I went to Spain a couple months ago. It's a tad expensive but it works pretty well. I think I had maybe four or five conversations that there were a few sentences that didn't quite connect. I believe it supports Mandarin too so it might help you keep a little bit of sanity over wrestling with translation apps. Just a suggestion for future trips abroad.

  • Farekim
    Farekim 3 years ago

    I'm actually surprised of how well protected the motherboards were, both physically and ESD. Very good educated personnel. Nihao

  • Hrishikesh Govindan
    Hrishikesh Govindan 2 years ago

    This is BY FAR the most fun I have had watching your channel!! Please more these...PLEASE!!

  • FurrKnight
    FurrKnight 3 years ago +2

    So brave, great job! Really appreciate seeing this type of content

  • michygeorg
    michygeorg 3 years ago +1

    This was way more interesting than I expected. And fun.

  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williams 3 years ago +1

    What a fun video. I had a smile the whole time :) Look forward to the random stuff benchmarks!

  • sirius4k
    sirius4k 3 years ago +178

    Cool, Man; Damn, that computer shop lady knows how to take apart a case and shows you necessary innerworkings of the case, meanwhile retailer computer shop employees in my country first look like they're forced to work there, which they aren't, and when you ask them stuff about products, they don't know shit.

    • deletice
      deletice 2 years ago +1

      sirius4k micro center employees in the us love talking about tech, and they manage to make it sound interesting to non tech people

    • Sepp Alastname
      Sepp Alastname 3 years ago +1

      Oh well at least your internet providers employee doesn't say: we only deliver internet and not internet speed...

    • Oliver
      Oliver 3 years ago

      @Chao-Chen Hsiao NZ turn up😁

    • sirius4k
      sirius4k 3 years ago +6

      @Otto Ernst No, I'm not from US, but I'd assume it's pretty much the same all around.

    • Otto Ernst
      Otto Ernst 3 years ago

      Are you talking about a best buy😂

  • Eric Wood
    Eric Wood 3 years ago

    I wonder about finding alternative architectures in ATX form, such as ARM. That would be a fun build.

  • nikrusty
    nikrusty 2 years ago +1

    Good stuff, and a lot of awareness from your side, the seller's angle and general understanding without being an ass. Much respect bro!

  • Massimo Sangiorgi
    Massimo Sangiorgi 2 years ago

    I've been in places like this a couple of times. It's fun, but it's stressfull, inconvenient and definitely not worthing. You end up wandering for hours (always thinking the deal is right next door). They are not willing to negotiate, nor to actually sell anything to you. IT's for large wholesale, not for tourist. But as an experience it can be fun. Just don't go there thinking to buy yur next 3000 PC for 1000. Not happening.

  • Brennan Larnder
    Brennan Larnder 2 years ago

    Dude you are such a nice person it blows me away, if only there were more people like you.

  • SchwertKeks
    SchwertKeks 3 years ago +591

    This is why Linus has a Dennis, you should hire a Dennis too. A Dennis will also make your workspace more enjoyable overall and will make most of your employes more efficient, just like a cute cat

    • Mikkel Breiler
      Mikkel Breiler 3 years ago

      @kube311 Scotty managed to ask and negotiate a reasonable price for all the parts in an iPhone and made a working phone, so his Chinese is OK.

    • The Echelon
      The Echelon 3 years ago

      Or he could just hire a translator/guide when he's on a trip.

    • ArtisChronicles
      ArtisChronicles 3 years ago

      Icipher the fact that he's foreign. sorry just getting this out of the way now.

    • m8x425
      m8x425 3 years ago

      Do us all a favor and ditch the Tier S from your PSU list..... we ain't in Japan.

    • CCR USA
      CCR USA 3 years ago +5

      I'll bet hiring a few hot hookers would be much more enjoyable than hiring a Dennis.

  • PỺO ΠΟΡΤΗΑΞͶΜ
    PỺO ΠΟΡΤΗΑΞͶΜ 3 years ago +157

    Steve: "The shopkeeper remembered us."
    ...let me guess...🤔...because of those remarkable long curly locks? 😆 They probably don't see something like that on a daily basis.

  • Charlie Blackburn
    Charlie Blackburn 3 years ago +1

    Linus went there with some help. Thought You did better than Linus and will do even better with the help he got. I wish you'll go there again this time with Strange Parts. Loved the video. Subbed!

  • Mr_Pike
    Mr_Pike 3 years ago +58

    This man can even review streets. Reviewing is in his blood lol

  • Xavarius Quest
    Xavarius Quest 3 years ago

    Subbed...very cool vid. Patience being a virtue is just as important today as it was 100 years ago. A nice job navigating an area that can be challenging. It is funny the age difference between the vid card shop owners and the others and how much of a difference that made in your experience.

  • DannyWilliamH
    DannyWilliamH 3 years ago

    10:55
    Exactly this.
    In the case of buying less than 5 units (often one), you should just forget haggling at all. Don't do it. To haggle after making them take a 20-30min trip for a tiny profit is insulting.
    *Would you fetch a single fan from a storage unit - a 20 to 60 min round trip - for a dollar?*
    They tend to profit share at booths like this to keep the area from becoming desolate so it'd be about a dollar profit (likely less) for them.
    If buying single units only haggle if the asking price is outrageously high for the product. If you know it's a $10 item and they ask for $30, haggle. If they ask for anywhere near $10 you take it.

  • Oliver
    Oliver 3 years ago

    This is sooo much more enjoyable than Linus's video and i think its great that you really tried to learn the language!

  • Theocratic
    Theocratic 3 years ago

    The score on thermal compound is most impressive part of the trip. You guys just cut overhead like crazy.

  • Katomic Comics
    Katomic Comics 2 years ago +393

    “The buildings are lined with RGB lights”
    Wow that place must get some good FPS

    • Jesse Cruz
      Jesse Cruz Year ago

      @Mr.Farrow's Class in reality the real world moves in similarity to 24fps

    • New World Forward
      New World Forward 2 years ago

      In the west we turn the lights off, because we're "saving the planet"

    • Mr.Farrow's Class
      Mr.Farrow's Class 2 years ago +10

      The human eye can only see a city at 120fps

    • Sample Entry
      Sample Entry 2 years ago +12

      Fastest city in China

  • 1S2A1B
    1S2A1B 3 years ago +38

    I've seen several videos about this place but I finally get it. The Ebay stores who sell me cheap electronics don't work in this market. They shop there.

    • فتح الدماغ مخدر
      فتح الدماغ مخدر 2 years ago +4

      No, they are just like these shops. They can get the items from the factory or may work with them directly

  • MrBroxMan
    MrBroxMan 3 years ago

    I literally got a case with a glass tempted glass on the side with like 8 fan mounts or 5 fan mounts and a full 360mm clearance for a radiator with a PSU shroud at the bottom and has a spacious area for cable management and about 3 hard drive mounts. its white and has an ok quality for a case. though there is no rubber holes to hide the cables. Its $20 so im not complaining.

  • Telesto
    Telesto 3 years ago

    Great vid. Loved the way you interact with the kindly store holders and your dry sense of humor is brilliant. :)

  • macelius
    macelius 3 years ago +14

    "This seemingly totally random selection of small parts on top of the same motherboard gave us confidence that we found the right product."
    That case is pretty cool.

  • Bitter Cynic
    Bitter Cynic 3 years ago +27

    That case looks interesting, like someone actually bothered to think about how to have a bunch of solid transparent panels but still have airflow with a large bottom fan.

    • Alex C
      Alex C 3 years ago +7

      It's almost as if thought was put into it. Wow! Such cooling, very thermals.

  • SmithBeatZ1
    SmithBeatZ1 3 years ago

    I love making builds with hidden Chinese parts and electronics. I need to go here haha.

  • Attila Vidacs
    Attila Vidacs 3 years ago +1

    I would feel uncomfortable doing this, especially in a foreign country. Great video nonetheless!

  • John Tran
    John Tran 2 years ago

    I really like how considerate you are with the seller's time.

  • Jason Padrick
    Jason Padrick 3 years ago

    What a totally different experience over there. Seeing all the parts is like kid in candy store stuff. Like going to Fry's in the 90s.

  • Paul Brooks
    Paul Brooks 2 years ago

    They probably get most of their business from local tech companies looking to start up a product line in limited runs before going to full scale production at a factory. I could also see this as a way to make limited-edition, high margin products.
    But I would guess that they are also fronting for larger distributors and manufacturers.

  • Shaun Hall
    Shaun Hall 3 years ago

    This was fun watching. That case is rad too. Looking forward to seeing the build.

  • Attila Deák
    Attila Deák 3 years ago

    Im really curious about that case. Its just enough weirdo compared to most cases..
    its on a level like a mini itx build with a bequiet Dark Rock 3 Pro and all in in a huge tower case like the Thermaltake WP200. (Or a Phobia WaCool UltraBig)

  • 123JAILBREAKME
    123JAILBREAKME 3 years ago

    Should have linked up with strange parts ! Would have been a collaboration!

  • discostoo
    discostoo 3 years ago

    These videos are just brilliant, thank you for your hard work and attempts at mandarin. Educational and entertaining, perfect combo GN.

  • Daruko
    Daruko 3 years ago

    I really liked the breaking the language barrier and story elements to this video. Trying hard with your limited mandarin and phone actually gave this video more of a charm to it!

  • sirgallium
    sirgallium 3 years ago

    Their open PC market really puts ours to shame in the US. Where else can you prototype a PCB within a day sometimes within hours? Prototype your own product and buy every part necessary to create a run of them? I love it. Why can't we have things like this in the US. Everything is so expensive here and restricted.

  • HanFei
    HanFei 2 years ago

    Very impressed as a Chinese 🥰🥰🥰 E-markets in China is definitely one of the things I missed the most from home

  • Reaper_MDK
    Reaper_MDK 3 years ago +4

    Yet again GM shows how super interesting content is made, keep the good work up and keep the awesome videos coming 😎

  • J M
    J M 2 years ago

    Thanks for video.
    I can't believe anyone would buy anything other than screen protectors from AliExpress. For me I feel if I bought any computer parts I would just get a fake... I will only ever buy from a local shop for PC parts.

  • Josh Hayes
    Josh Hayes 3 years ago

    I think you did a pretty good job with your Chinese, it's FAR more than I would ever get out and you did a much better job than Linus did when he was there.