Are Prebuilt PCs GOOD Now?

2021.jan. 8.
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Have prebuilt PCs gotten better recently or should you still build your own?
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  • All pre-built PC sucks

    Mr. BSMr. BS3 órája
  • no

    部首部首11 órája
  • Summerized: Just get warranty,man

    Danilo MrševićDanilo MrševićNapja
  • Really, the only reason for me to buy a prebuilt in my opinion is to get a component that I need which is either completely sold out or really expensive due to soulless scalpers. Even better when it comes with a cpu/gpu combo. Why pay $1000+ on just one component when I could just spend a little more on a prebuilt... and hey I would have a decent PC to give away so that's a plus.

    Mary JaneMary JaneNapja
  • I build my computer myself because with every single pc laptop or whatever that I have ever bought prebuild I ended up being pissed about at least one thing inside. I can only use a system with ease of mind if I 100% built it myself. I know what's inside. I chose the parts. That just feels good.

    glichjthebicycleglichjthebicycle2 napja
  • If you have enough money you can get past the poor expandability with external egpu and das raid drive enclosures, but a set of those two combined is getting close to what people spend on a budget build already. and even then its not quite the same, usb hickups from time to time, very annoying for drives storage. 5 bay raid ~$250+, egpu ~$300 and you aren't saving space at that point to boot.

    ThorableThorable2 napja
  • oled vs micro led, topic to cover in the future

    Zak jeyZak jey3 napja
  • Prebuilts are only good if they have enough head room for a midsize graphics card. Because if your not careful you won't be able to upgrade the GPU.

    Leo GLeo G3 napja
  • pre built still lookin to rob you blind

    NekminuteNekminute3 napja
  • Prebuilts come with Windows. That negates the cost savings from building it yourself.

    Spoofy JulianiSpoofy Juliani3 napja
  • Just to get your hands on one of the popular new GPUs, you might just have to go prebuilt these days. We can't all stay glued to PC waiting for discord notification and checkout in 1ms.

    JinJin4 napja
  • I have one of the most basic prebuilt that Asus can offer. Built in 2017 \ bought from me in december 2018. I don't play games and\or use "heavy" programs with it. So i'm fine for now X-D P.S. I have used an old HP laptop with Windows XP since 2009 until 2018 ...

    Alessandro CussinoAlessandro Cussino4 napja
  • I was just eating crispy salad when you said that.

  • You put the desktop version of my laptop (not same make and modal) in the thumbnail. (HP pavilion gaming)

    Jaxon LavinJaxon Lavin4 napja
  • check indian pre builds from stores like smc international and tech dreams

    Tanishq TanwarTanishq Tanwar4 napja
  • Two years ago i bought my CyberPower PC from BestBuy on sale for $999. When i went online and "built" it the components came to around 1100 bucks. Unless you enjoy doing it as a hobby building a PC honestly doesn't make much sense. My brother had the same experience, bought a Prebuild and he saved over $200 dollars VS if he went and built it. Just have to wait for those good sales to pop up.

    Kyle AKyle A4 napja
  • Five minutes of nah theystill suck.

    Matthias LeeMatthias Lee4 napja
  • I love the boutique builders cause I can customise my PC and get those people to built it for me.

    Lee Hong JinLee Hong Jin4 napja
  • A PC is literally the sum of its parts

    Nigel HNigel H4 napja
  • What do you guys think about legion t5 desktop? Seems like an ok pc but the psu ir ultra weak

    Krišjānis ViļčevskisKrišjānis Viļčevskis4 napja
  • Here now cause of stock and skyrocketed prices it's cheaper to get an oem pre-built desktop and just change some stuff on it.

    Chris ZerzelidisChris Zerzelidis4 napja
  • HP Inc files for bankruptcy! inshallah!

    mubariz salimmubariz salim4 napja
  • they are still selling $3-4k prebuilds with HDD when high end 2tb nvme ssds are only $250-300

    Yu TubYu Tub5 napja
  • Pre builts are still the realm of mid range computers. Most of your PC builders don't offer the God Tier part options needed to earn the title of "High End Gaming Rig" which coupled with the increased costs makes pre builts a questionable choice for anything more than casual gaming or for those that can afford to update their computer every 2 or 3 years.

    Hybris51129Hybris511295 napja
  • Just built it yourself.

    Gilang RamadhanGilang Ramadhan5 napja
  • I still don't understand we we call it "building a PC" and not "assembling a PC," because they're really not complicated to assemble, and you're not building anything.

    László BuzasLászló Buzas5 napja
  • What about your other sponsor(s)? The manufacturer(s) of motherboards, video cards, AIO coolers, and high end PSUs?

    Todd no last nameTodd no last name5 napja
  • What song is in the background

    Andres 007Andres 0075 napja
  • what is a good prebuilt from 1,000 to 1,150 usd im gonna play mostly fortnite

    Thatguccimolian FnThatguccimolian Fn5 napja
  • Dell: Lets put the numbers 3080 in our low end pc's so real gamers will find it while looking for a 3080! Me: Microcenter searches "3080" 3 different Dell Optiplex at the price of a 3080 with no 3080 in them ... WTF! Dell: WHAT!? Some idiot will fall for it! Would you like a warranty with that?

    PSOCrockerPSOCrocker5 napja
  • the first pc im getting is during covid, so if i want to buy a pc with the exact same specs as a prebuilt its like 4000 dollars and its out of stock. (NOTE: not buying from dell dont worry)

    SweeSwee5 napja
  • Don't waste time watching this the answer is YES. Buy a prebuilt and game on or wait for eternity for parts that are never going to be back in stock and game never.

    SuperQBoiSuperQBoi5 napja
  • I just bought a prebuilt pc from nzxt yesterday because I figured out that it was better and more efficient than building it myself

    Hamsta GrantHamsta Grant6 napja
  • Oh God I still remember how hard Linus destroyed dell over the warranty bs they did

    TheSonicFan4TheSonicFan46 napja
  • Back in 2018 I bought a pre-built ROG computer from Best Buy. At the time it was a good price for the components, and even to this day it's still able to run basically everything (even getting a solid 60fps on Cyberpunk 2077 with all the settings cranked up but with resolution at 1080p). But looking at the pre-builts now, I could get an ROG computer that has even better specs for less money than what I paid in 2018.

    SirKappySirKappy6 napja
  • Okay Linus Tech Tips.

    MemerGamerBoizMemerGamerBoiz6 napja
  • When i got my first pc i did a lot of research to build it myself. I had never done that before so i looked at prebuilts and found one with nearly the exact specs i wanted for just about the same price as the parts. I went with the prebuilt to save myself from tearing my hair out trying to build it

    David DyerDavid Dyer6 napja
  • i never thought i would see "good" and "Prebuilt" in the same sentence

    RelixRelix6 napja
  • After 25 years of building my own computers, I bought a pre-built. It had all of the features I wanted with only a small premium. It’s perfectly serviceable, although I would have used other components in some cases... the truth is that I have a Ryzen 6 core that in most reviews has performance that almost equals even the newest higher cost CPUs out there (for gaming). I’m good. It works flawlessly. I did upgrade my power supply though...

    Maine GuideMaine Guide6 napja
  • Did anyone else cringe when they saw the screwdriver in the photo at 0:47?

    Jack PaterackiJack Pateracki6 napja
  • Wait, You don't have option in a shop to say that you want PC with this and that, and they will build you PC and they charge you only extra on building part that is even less than 5% of PC price?

    Matelight FreeMatelight Free6 napja
  • can be, can be, can be...... Interesting would of course have been comparisons between prebuilds and customs with siilar hardware :|

    Johan FredrikssonJohan Fredriksson6 napja
  • Please make a video on new WhatsApp privacy policy.

    Rucha ARucha A6 napja
  • no

    iixDEATHiixDEATH6 napja
  • In the UK, you can actually buy a 3000 series GPU... If you buy a prebuilt.

    C MedlinC Medlin6 napja
  • My prebuilt had a good cpu/gpu but came with terrible ram and a motherboard that was pure cancer. "Upgrading" it was basically building a new pc. Just build a custom pc from one of the many companies that do this.

    Tinman3187Tinman31876 napja
  • Discounted pre-built PCs are way better than building your own pc especially if you plan on spending around 1000$ Check out ABS at newegg they have good options.

    محمدمحمد6 napja
  • Good enough for me

    Infinity HubInfinity Hub6 napja
  • As a console peasent I'm not ashamed now.

  • In 2011 when I was 18 years old and in year 12, I would look up 'gaming PC' in eBay and be blown away at the colourful 'gaming PC's' selling for $700. Once I built my own PC in 2012 and subscribed to Linus' content, I realized those eBay PC's didn't have graphics cards lol.

    Y KY K6 napja
  • Not enough anti dell sentiment.

    Iuri GrangeiroIuri Grangeiro6 napja
  • I have the dell g5 just like the one you see in the video and it over heats a little bit when I run games like forza 4 and minecraft with shaders

    MRSgamiMRSgami6 napja
  • I watched this video the previous 3 times Techquickie/Linus made it. Is the answer still 'yes' as it was in the others?

    Zuon94Zuon946 napja
  • Good thing my prebuilt is built from a list I put together

    ImYourEnderImYourEnder6 napja
  • Memory is a big 1 prebuilds cheap out on too. Which means a good bit on Ryzen.

    Nob odyNob ody6 napja
  • I need help pleas Ok so in my msconfig i messed up with the boot and set the memory to 234 and now it keeps giving me the blue screen of death

    CHEESCHEES6 napja
  • Your face is the exact reason why I will never subscribe to the channel

    BarDownSnizzzzy19BarDownSnizzzzy196 napja
  • meh, got an asus one a little over a year ago, and they managed to fuck up the cooling with a lump of aluminium and an 80mm fan to cool it

    Lagwi n1980Lagwi n19806 napja
  • That jumper could have been a size smaller, just let my mum wash it, it will be nice and snug.

    Howard PayneHoward Payne6 napja
  • "It sounds horny..." Wait what?

    PablistreamPablistream6 napja
  • Back in the mid-2000s it was much easier to just buy a pre-built PC and put a decent graphics card in there and I can't tell you how many times I ran into random game crashes on my custom built PC that did not happen to my friends on their pre-built system...

    bryant nonyabryant nonya6 napja
  • why do you sound like tv-shop

    Jätski.fiJätski.fi7 napja
    • but can it run crysis

      Jätski.fiJätski.fi7 napja
  • what kind of question is this. we all know pre builds are silly.

    liamliam7 napja
  • Got a Cyberpower PC with an RX 5700 XT and a 3700x for 1000. I really wanted to build my own but I would need to settle with like a 1660 for the same price and just said “fuck it”

    SmugumiSmugumi7 napja
  • Got a Dell G5 “gaming” desktop a few months ago... worst decision ever!! Ended up selling it and building my own

    Lucas B.Lucas B.7 napja
  • I've bought my last few PCs from server builders like ABMX and had them built to my specifications. The nicest thing about doing it this way is that they don't pre-install any shovelware on your PC!

    Fredashay KlaviersteinFredashay Klavierstein7 napja
  • Me who doesn’t know how to build a pc: hmm very interesting

    a bad bad potatoa bad bad potato7 napja
  • I got a pre built because of the warranty legion are really good

    RedEyeJediRedEyeJedi7 napja
  • No mention of bloatware. Not uncommon for prebuilts and especially laptops to be packed with useless programs.

    Fool's RequiemFool's Requiem7 napja
  • to be honest,I built a lot of pcs,but when I wanted to get one for myself,I went with a used dell,because for 410 it gave me the computer and monitor and some junk while buying the parts separately used would cost me 500 something for a motherboard cpu and ram

    PetruVPetruV7 napja
  • To get a good value prebuilt you need to know alot about pcs and what makes a good value pc. Y'know the opposite of the target prebuilt audience

    FineManFineMan7 napja
  • Cool !

    gamefluxgameflux7 napja
  • I just placed an order for a customized prebuilt on AVAdirect for a mini itx 5600x + 3070 build for like $1400 usd plus SSD storage. Idk if I had a pricing error or what, but even without pricing error, their prices are pretty good, you can configure a barebones system without storage or windows, and you can place orders even if parts are on backorder.

    dogboy0912dogboy09127 napja
  • like laptops

    Aurobindo GhoshAurobindo Ghosh7 napja
  • *laughs in smoking gaming laptop*

    machiadannymachiadanny7 napja
  • I bought from a boutique online store because they claimed to have a great graphics card in stock. It's been 45 days since their "10-14 shipping days" went passed their promise of delivery.

    Max WooksMax Wooks7 napja
  • You forgot the biggest advantage of prebuilts: you can take the GPU out and sell the rest

    Andrew BordersAndrew Borders7 napja
  • The situation depends a lot on where you live. If you live in a country where buying a graphics card separately costs a fortune with something along the lines of 200% markups (yes places exist where it’s like that), a prebuilt very well could be your best option if there are boutoque system builders and system integrators in your area.

    Akoshus75Akoshus757 napja
  • the pc on the Thumbnail is my dream, saw it in the french Amazon (Cdiscount)

    Final MiroFinal Miro7 napja
  • I bought a system from NZXT BLD 3 years ago. They used all off the shelf components, and at the time I priced it out and the cost was almost identical to if I had purchased all the parts myself. There was a $50 build fee and $50 shipping, so I paid about $2k for a computer I could have built myself for $1900. It's been running solid ever since and I've been a happy customer. I haven't had to contact customer support (because I've had no issues) so I can't opine on that, but overall a good experience.

    Ryan AndersonRyan Anderson7 napja
  • The only reason I would recommend a pre-build now, is when you want a 5000 series Ryzen or 3000 series RTX. Getting them as components in currently nigh impossible.

    kvaestrkvaestr7 napja
  • Am i the only one listening to this dude i feel like i am full and cannot eat for a whole day , no offense , it's a complement.

    Mohamed ChaalMohamed Chaal7 napja
  • Dell are the worst

    radoslav gorgievskiradoslav gorgievski7 napja
  • HP Dell PC is 💩💩💩💩💩💩

    RTX 5080tiRTX 5080ti7 napja
  • i think the best place to go if you are worried about DIY are shops where they will build it with you. Then you know about how your pc works, can ensure things are the way you want and you can customise it later without help

    name herename here7 napja
  • That's pretty good advice but your missing information on workstations. I get that this is a mostly gaming centered channel and most people coming here are not nearly as involved or advanced in to systems like that but some of us are and workstations are important. While I largely agree a workstation could be just a souped up XPS pre-built, businesses and individuals alike buy workstations for two major points: lots of power and serious warrantees. When dealing with Dell you should always use their business unit side of customer service, as their consumer side honestly sucks. You can get call, get a rep and get exactly what you need. I have a personal rep because I have a number of systems under their "pro support" coverage, and yes while it's probably cheaper to build my own workstations nothing beats buying a system specifically tailored and certified to work with specific programs like CAD or Photoshop and your not just buying a system that's tailored but your also buying a peace of mind. Be it a corporation or individual, having systems specifically designed and certified for specific programs can save you time and money. This could work in favor for gamers too, it's not as crucial but it's still very relevant. You could run out and build a workstation to run Cad programs, but if something goes wrong you won't have that support to help you and you'll not only be out time but money for that time as well. It's why people will spend thousands for these systems.

    R.a. WheelerR.a. Wheeler7 napja
  • The law requires me to say no

    AdiTheUnstop GamingAdiTheUnstop Gaming7 napja
  • The few pre-builts I've owned or had the "pleasure" to try to troubleshoot a problem, I ran into a common problem: proprietary parts. And IF you can find the proprietary parts, they have generally been a lot more expensive than corresponding standardized parts (or else had to be special ordered, taking weeks rather than days to get). The older the computer, the less likely to be able to the parts. After facing this in the latter 90s, I took an in-depth course on building computers and have never gone back to prebuilts. I like the planning as well as the control over the parts used in the system. I find it a lot of fun.

    John BalesJohn Bales7 napja
  • Beware of cyberpower

    mark sosmark sos7 napja
  • im buying a pre built pc cuz pc parts are hard to find in my country edit:the pre built im buying is customize so im fine

    Pyrandom GamingPyrandom Gaming7 napja
  • Just watch the secret shopper videos from LTT. And maybe avoid Dell.

    Edward WoodEdward Wood7 napja
  • Teaser headline with a fatuous response. Did I learn anything? Not really other than I got to hear a PC person actually confess the real problems with "cheaper" PCs.

    Yasmin TorvaldsYasmin Torvalds7 napja
  • Someone who buys a pre-built isn't going to dig into the cable management or PSU. These concerns are obviously coming from a DIYers perspective who will never buy one in the first place. What is even the point of this video?

    sor3999sor39997 napja
  • If you have the knowledge or know a friend with knowledge to build a pc and you want a high end one . Do it yourself . Pretty funny that in 2019 a bunch of people told me I'm a wierd ass nerd for building a high end pc . But when covid hit those same people wanted me to build them one . I refused to help them ofcourse

    Jacques TaljaardJacques Taljaard7 napja
  • No

    aRTiEJayaRTiEJay7 napja
  • I just bought a dell optiplex and am throwing parts in it lol

    Cheshire CarolynnCheshire Carolynn7 napja
  • I clicked on this video and got Rico rolled by a Fritos ad and now I don’t know how to feel

    Albino_Lion76Albino_Lion767 napja
  • I just worked on a Lenove desktop today. Nice specs - Intel i7-10700, GeForce 2060... mainboard didn't have the standard 24 pin connector, but used a 10-pin connector instead. The PSU was an 80-Plus Platinum, but it was under 300W and had no extra cables for another SSD drive. (It came with an M.2 drive and an SSD. My customer likes his storage, though.)

    MachtynMachtyn7 napja
  • Building your own rig gives you the experience of putting something together you will enjoy

    Mikaz0Mikaz07 napja
  • it is legit always cheaper to build your own and it honestly easier in the long run because your learning a skill that is very important if pcs are your hobby. just build one. even if you have no experience it shouldnt take longer than 2 hours

    natenate7 napja