– Hey guys, this is Austin. Now is the time to build a gaming PC. 2019 has been a great year for gaming, however I think things
are about to get worse. Much worse. So beside me here I have two of budget builds from last year, one $300 system, as well as a $550 system. Today though, let me
show you exactly why now is such a good time to build a PC by replacing some of our 2018 builds for some stuff which is much, much better. Alright, so today I’m going
to be building two gaming PCs. Or, well, more specifically,
one and a half. So there won’t be any fancy camera angles because I’m by myself. I miss Ken. So, with third gen Ryzen around, I mean, there’s a huge amount of
value in the high end, but interestingly a lot
of that has actually trickled down to low end. Now, not necessarily
because you should buy a third gen Ryzen system at, you know, five, $600, but instead, it’s pushed the last
generation of Ryzen way down. So, as you’ll see in a second here, we’re taking advantage
of second gen Ryzen 5, which is only $130 right now. Seriously, this is a six core processor, twelve threads, overclockable,
and it’s 130 bucks. I mean, not that long
ago, you would’ve had to pay five, $600 easily to
get this kind of performance. Now, it’s in my $500 budget build. Something that I think a lot
of people are overlooking is the fact that memory
prices, as well as things such as SSDs, graphics
cards, a lot of stuff has actually come down a lot since last year. If you’re looking at
something like 16 gigs of RAM, it’s nearly half the price that it was this time last year. SSDs have come even farther. So it feels like it was not that long ago that you were looking at three, four, $500 for a 120 gig SSD, whereas now, you could pick up one for $20. I’ve got a 240 gig BX
500 here which was $31. $31 for a 240 gig SSD. Like, what are you doing man? Like, it absolutely makes
so much sense right now. And then of course there are
the graphics to talk about. So this year we’ve seen
pretty major launches from both AMD as well as NVIDIA, but, what I really care about
is the actual budget side. So, this has actually really
driven a lot of prices down. So, take this RX 570 for example. Now this is a couple year old card. However, for only about $120, it is absolutely incredible
bang for the buck. In fact we did an entire
video rounding up budget GPUs, and this is my ultimate favorite. You just can’t beat
this priced performance. Not only are memory prices
likely to go up soon because there is a huge oversupply on the market right now,
which is a big reason why we’ve seen such cheap prices, but, there’s also the
looming threat of tariffs especially here in the U.S., which could very easily drive up
the price of pretty much everything on the table right now. I mean, yeah, sure, things
generally do get better over time, but they also
tend to get more expensive. And this is historically
an incredibly good time to build a gaming PC just
because so many components are so good and especially so cheap. (upbeat music) Alright, so the first
system is all prepped and ready to go. In fact, let me give you a
little bit of a closer look. So, the nice parts about this is that for just under $600, you’re getting a lot of bang for the buck. You’ve got the six core Ryzen processor, 16 gigs of RAM, you’ve got
the 500 gig NVMe drive, we have our RX 570. Now at 570 bucks, this is
pretty much in the realm of what most people would consider a budget gaming PC,
however, we can go cheaper, and we most certainly will. So, one of our most
popular videos last year was on this, the $300 gaming build which was surprisingly
solid, especially given that small budget. However, today, well today, we can do it just a little bit better. Okay, so I have my systems done. It’s been a couple days. However, we now have our new budget $300 build, as well as our $570 system. So, last time I built this one, you guys are fairly
familiar, but this one, this one’s actually pretty cool. So, inside we’re taking
advantage of Ryzen 3 2200G. It’s a little bit older,
however, at only $80 for an unlocked quad core processor with pretty decent integrated graphics, this is a killer deal. So, this entire system
with eight gigs of RAM, we’ve got a 256 gig SSD around back. We’ve got a 430 watt power supply. Everything here is just under $300. I think last I checked,
it was like 285 on Amazon. Just don’t mind the lack of IO shield. I lost it. Oh, so, while Ken was moving
this PC the other day, he dropped it, (clears throat) dropped it, and so now the front panel
is very slightly loose. – [Ken] Don’t make something
that looks like a handle. – (laughs) That actually does come off a little too easy, doesn’t it? Surprising exactly no one, the new systems are a lot faster. So it comes to CPU, while
the new budget build is a decent step up, it
is absolutely nothing compared to the new $570 system, which completely wipes the floor with all of these systems
thanks to Ryzen 5 2600. Now, even bigger of a jump is
going to the graphics side, where, yes, the budget build,
again, is a little bit faster, but because we now have the budget for a pretty decent dedicated graphics card, the budget boy, well,
it’s budget no longer. Benchmarks are one thing, though, but the real test is how
do these PCs actually game? Well to start out with, we have CS:GO on the $300 system. – [Ken] Did you just hit it? – I did hit it. It’s fine, don’t worry about it. With maxed out settings at 1080p, we’re at 45, 50 frames per second. So, I might want to turn the settings down just a little bit. This is very playable, though. Literally, just by turning
the anti-aliasing down a little bit, where it’s
75, 80 frames per second, and we can easily, if I
just crank things down a little bit more, get up to
something like 100, 120 FPS. But, realistically, with a $300 system, 75 FPS is probably going to be just fine. To the surprise of exactly no one, what? What? Why can’t I shoot? Are you serious right now? No, no! Well, I was gonna say
performance is better, except shooting at me was nice. (laughs) How’d they do that? Okay, so, after fixing
my control settings, this is a, well, it’s a
much better experience. So, right now we’re at
200 frames per second. And this is with fully maxed out, 1080p. We’ve got anti-aliasing
on, literally everything. This is a more expensive system, but considering that we’re only paying about twice as much, you’re
getting three, four times the graphics performance. We’ve got more RAM, we’ve
got literally everything. Oh, wait, why am I
playing with the keyboard? Okay, so, next we have Rocket League. I forgot to plug in a controller. I’ll be right back. (laughing) I need a controller. I literally made it like
half a second into the video, I was like, “Oh, wait, no, this is bad.” So, next we have Rocket League. Again, we’re playing at 1080p, but this time we are
playing on quality settings. However, 60 frames per
second is not too bad. I mean, for a $300 system,
I am legitimately impressed. Okay, yeah, this is significantly better. We’re literally capped
at 250 frames per second. And meanwhile, we’re also
having the actual settings pretty much all the way set up to quality. Yeah, there’s no contest here. I mean, it’s a more powerful system, but when you jump up
to having that RX 570, it’s not the most powerful
graphics card in the world, but you’re still getting a
completely solid performance at 1080p, especially in more
esports titles like this. Next up, we have everyone’s
favorite, Fortnite. Which, actually should be pretty playable, even on the $300 budget system. So, we do have to turn the
settings down a little bit here. So, right now I’m running
at 720p on medium. However, we’re fairly
close to a 60 FPS lock. Well, frame rate’s great. Not having a gun, not great. Yeah, this is totally playable, and in fact, I actually
could probably turn the resolution up just a little bit because right now I’m actually averaging around 75, 80 frames per second. Dude, this system is
totally solid for 1080. So, Fortnite, just immediately jumping in, we’re in the 70 frame per second range, and this is with full
epic settings at 1080p. I knew we already went over the 570 in our budget GPU video,
but this is a lot of card for 1080p gaming. I mean, the fact that we’re
able to get 60-ish FPS in pretty much anything we play, even with maxed out settings,
is a really nice feature. Oh, no, that’s bad,
that’s bad, that’s bad. That’s bad, that’s bad, that’s bad. I’m running, I’m running,
running, running, running. Nope, nope. Okay, all right. Well, that’s unfortunate. Wait, wait. – [Ken] Go, go, go, go, go, go, go! Get him, get him! – [Austin] Okay, what? – [Ken] Oh, no. – [Austin] There was nothing there! He was just shooting me! – [Ken] No, I mean, yeah. – We at some point need just a montage of me sucking at Fortnite. No, why? Oh! Oh, no, no you don’t, no you don’t. I got shot in the back. Kind of speaks for itself, I guess. I really do think that now is
a great time to build a PC. So, if you look at the budget end at the $300 option, you’re actually getting a pretty decent level of performance. So, you can play a lot of games, at least reasonably well, and importantly, it is actually fairly
easy to not only build, but you also can do some
upgrades later on down the line. Great for a first system. However, if you’ve got a
little bit more money to spend, I do think the mid-range option is well worth it. I mean, you’re getting a lot here, right? Six core processor, 16 gigs of RAM, a decent graphics card, 512
gig SSD, or 500 gig SSD. I mean, there’s a lot going for this, and for the bang for the buck, I mean, it’s hard to beat. But, regardless, if you’re considering buying or building a new gaming PC, I really do think now is a good time. Especially once prices start to creep up, we’ll look back on late 2019 and think, ah, right, back when
you could get a system with super cheap RAM and a budget CPU. And not like, oh no. I miss the days of $35 RAM. (chill music)

Build a Gaming PC NOW!
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100 thoughts on “Build a Gaming PC NOW!

  • August 31, 2019 at 5:24 pm
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    hey randomly pin this

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  • September 5, 2019 at 9:49 am
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    Can you do a review on miracast dongle products, like which is best etc? thinking more so just for inexpensive phone, tablet, and pc mirroring/casting on different os as well. i.e. anycast, mirascreen, etc. under $30.

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  • September 5, 2019 at 11:03 am
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    A random question… Don't you still need Microsoft windows?

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  • September 5, 2019 at 11:08 am
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    didnt you say u were alone

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  • September 5, 2019 at 1:23 pm
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    Austin will heat this comment if he loves his fans!

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  • September 5, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    I wish you tested Apex Legends!!

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  • September 5, 2019 at 3:56 pm
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    Hey guys this Is Austin

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  • September 5, 2019 at 4:48 pm
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    Its still better to buy r3 1200 +rx580

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  • September 5, 2019 at 6:52 pm
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    You can get a 2TB SSD for $50

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  • September 5, 2019 at 7:03 pm
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    I built the budget machine for my father. Thanks for the info!

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  • September 5, 2019 at 8:36 pm
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    Hi! I just bought the parts for it and I was wondering if it’s difficult to build? If so can someone please help direct me?

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  • September 5, 2019 at 9:49 pm
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    5:01 hit marker

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  • September 5, 2019 at 10:24 pm
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    Can you give me a gaming setup please

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  • September 5, 2019 at 10:27 pm
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    Oh hey John Hannah

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  • September 5, 2019 at 10:33 pm
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    Can anyone answer this would you be able to play dead by daylight

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  • September 5, 2019 at 10:51 pm
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    everyone at 6:50:
    clicks unsubscribe

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  • September 5, 2019 at 11:10 pm
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    Maybe you should do video on waterproof gaming smartphones for low cost.

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  • September 5, 2019 at 11:52 pm
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    Should i convince my parents to pay half for the 570 pc

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  • September 6, 2019 at 1:03 am
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    Austin what effects your FPS does your processor effect your FPS

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  • September 6, 2019 at 1:17 am
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    Give the 300 dollar pc a house and that will compete with the other one

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  • September 6, 2019 at 1:37 am
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    When does the price for pc parts start to rise?

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  • September 6, 2019 at 2:36 am
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    guys should i get a curved 27 inch 144hz monitor, or just go for a 24 inch 165hz monitor?

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  • September 6, 2019 at 2:56 am
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    Do you think that the $300 gaming pc would make a great streaming pc?

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  • September 6, 2019 at 3:05 am
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    Has anyone built the $300 one and can confirm its performance??

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  • September 6, 2019 at 5:50 am
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    A normal sized t-shirt!

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  • September 6, 2019 at 6:27 am
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    Just built a new rig last week .
    Ryzen 5 2600 6/12
    Asus Strix RX570
    Asrock B450 pro4
    16GB of HyperX predator ram 3200mhz
    Seasonic Focus+ 550w 80+ gold certified fully modular psu with 10yr warranty
    120GB SSD from kingston
    2TB hard drive from seagate
    Fractal Design Focus G case
    (Cost 740€ in Finland)

    Your guys opinions?

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  • September 6, 2019 at 7:05 am
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    im tired of your meaningless existence austin no one likes you ima do the internet a favor and just hunt you down and end you.

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  • September 6, 2019 at 7:15 am
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    Too bad I already bought one months ago

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  • September 6, 2019 at 7:18 am
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    what a waste of internet

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  • September 6, 2019 at 8:46 am
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    Austin, are you willing to sell me one of your budget builds? Im trying to get into pc gaming but it’s too expensive😭 lol

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  • September 6, 2019 at 10:52 am
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    I built a better pc for 300. Some used and new parts but it’s amazing.
    Amd fx8350 black edition cpu
    Patriot viper ddr3 16gb (2x8gb)
    Amd rx480 8gb
    Thermaltake smart 500w psu, same one.
    Gigabyte ga970a ds3p rev2.1 atx board
    Seagate 2.5 1tb drive
    DIY-bg01 atx case
    Some stuff was bought locally used, some was bought new from eBay or amazon. All works and I’m able to play the games I want above 80fps at very high settings

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  • September 6, 2019 at 11:12 am
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    Lol.I just got a new rig like a month ago

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  • September 6, 2019 at 11:14 am
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    That video was so awesome

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  • September 6, 2019 at 12:02 pm
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    Those aerocool cases are going crazy worldwide

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  • September 6, 2019 at 12:09 pm
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    Literally built my pc except the graphics card

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  • September 6, 2019 at 2:17 pm
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    Try the alienware aroura r9

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  • September 6, 2019 at 2:59 pm
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    why didnt he play minecraft instead fortnite guys?

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  • September 6, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    I am just getting into building a PC, but is something missing from the budget list, as the mid-range has seven items, and the budget only has six.

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  • September 6, 2019 at 4:04 pm
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    Looking at the thumbnail, I thought this dude was Logic at first 😂

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  • September 6, 2019 at 4:06 pm
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    Just found out that your house burn down in 2014, I'm glad you're doing great now 🙂

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  • September 6, 2019 at 4:24 pm
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    you give me idea to build a cheap gaming
    pc

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  • September 6, 2019 at 5:09 pm
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    Ironic I'm building a Ryzen 2600 pc literally right now.

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  • September 6, 2019 at 5:30 pm
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    5:00 oh come one ken, hitting it is nothing compared to DROPPING it

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  • September 6, 2019 at 5:57 pm
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    TBH. I dont think this is worth it. Games like Cyberpunk wont run on this.

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  • September 6, 2019 at 8:21 pm
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    Tower class amount of ports on something super skinny (or perhaps “Ultra” skinny)

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  • September 6, 2019 at 8:42 pm
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    Tariffs are caused by cough trump

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  • September 6, 2019 at 8:47 pm
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    You should test minecraft on these computers bc of how resource intensive it is

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  • September 6, 2019 at 8:57 pm
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    I’m 14 with no money and sadly I cannot do anything about it :/ Shits a struggle if my mom was here she woulda been got me a pc I miss her so much I used to watch this nigga austins videos on her phone when I broke mine 😂😢

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  • September 6, 2019 at 10:18 pm
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    Can you review gembird products

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  • September 6, 2019 at 10:39 pm
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    Wish i haved 550$ :c

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  • September 6, 2019 at 11:03 pm
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    I got the Ryzen 3600x in China it was cheap!

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  • September 7, 2019 at 1:36 am
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    Do a huwaei matebook x pro vid

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  • September 7, 2019 at 1:36 am
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    And here i am..broke af

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  • September 7, 2019 at 4:09 am
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    Anyone know I really good channel that shows how to build a pc

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  • September 7, 2019 at 4:57 am
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    0:05 2018

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  • September 7, 2019 at 8:22 am
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    Can anyone help me with a $600 budget pc that runs games good and can also edit PLS AND TY

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  • September 7, 2019 at 8:42 am
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    Hi Austin, any suggestion for 4k gaming build?

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  • September 7, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    I have a 1070 on my budget build and it shreds!

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  • September 7, 2019 at 9:30 am
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    If only it was this cheap…

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  • September 7, 2019 at 10:31 am
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    Where's minecraft?

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  • September 7, 2019 at 11:33 am
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    I’ve got all the parts and yes it’s a VERY VERY good price for £314 I have been able to get a ryzen 5 2600, a aerocool cylon, a D450M DSH3 and 16gb of 3200mhz Corsair vengeance pro. I’ve already got everything else (Gtx 1050Ti, 1tb seagate barracuda and case fans + power supply) so if you are wanting to build a new gaming PC then do it now

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  • September 7, 2019 at 12:47 pm
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    Hey people can a optiplex 790 Core i5 run fortnite?

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  • September 7, 2019 at 12:49 pm
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    Build a 400 dollars pc. I have the same budget please

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  • September 7, 2019 at 1:59 pm
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    So doing our first build, well my kid is, and he purchased everything listed on the "Mid Rang Gaming PC" list. We cannot figure out where to plug in the wire labeled "USB Card Reader" or the "Aerocool Cylon Fan wire, two wires". Do these get plugged into the motherboard or where? Can someone please help? I have tried everything I know to do to research to help my kid with this.

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  • September 7, 2019 at 2:13 pm
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    That 240gb BX500 SSD is a fantastic SSD for the money, I used that to revive my (passively cooled) HTPC, and even with only an i3 6100 it feels really nice and snappy!

    I wouldn't even think about ever installing windows on a hard drive again.

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  • September 7, 2019 at 2:36 pm
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    my boy rocking a dreamville shirt?! fuck yeah

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  • September 7, 2019 at 4:51 pm
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    If I want a graphics card for the 300 budget, which one should I get?

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  • September 7, 2019 at 5:40 pm
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    My first car was an Austin America. Way back in 1970!

    I think ASUS MB's are popular right? But I rarely see a YouTuber build a system with one.

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  • September 7, 2019 at 5:53 pm
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    Hey Austin. How about comparing this $300 PC with the Boson you built in July 2014? Just to see how much more we're getting today?

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  • September 7, 2019 at 6:00 pm
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    Gaming pc ….

    Without Graphics card

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  • September 7, 2019 at 8:34 pm
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    0:58 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 look the face

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  • September 7, 2019 at 9:12 pm
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    The prices will go up a lot next year??

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  • September 7, 2019 at 9:40 pm
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    I just need to upgrade my PC. I need a good motherboard, a good CPU and a graphics card (I have an AMD Radeon HD 7560D and that takes 0.8 GB of RAM out of my 12 GB RAM).

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  • September 7, 2019 at 11:13 pm
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    That's basically the price point that matters the most. Sure you can always build a $1500+ behemoth but returns on investment diminsh and it's just not going to matter to the mainstream gamer who isn't willing to fork up that money in one go.

    Also consider that both systems still have an upgrade path. In fact buying now what you can afford and leaving options on the table when say Ray tracing gpus come out at sub $300 price might be a better solution.

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  • September 7, 2019 at 11:46 pm
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    if only Australian gaming pc werent overpriced

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  • September 7, 2019 at 11:58 pm
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    Idk how to build a pc. Can u build one for me around the $300 range? I don’t want someone to build it. I wanna be able to say Austin the YouTuber built it for me.. so it’s priceless❤️

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  • September 8, 2019 at 12:12 am
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    Is the MSI GTX 1050 ti better than that rx 570 card you used in the video?

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  • September 8, 2019 at 12:50 am
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    I don't believe it until I see Minecraft with shaders

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  • September 8, 2019 at 1:05 am
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    Did ken quit or something

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  • September 8, 2019 at 4:52 am
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    I’m on console would you by chance ever give that $500 pc away because I really want a pc and I’ll give my ps4 to my baby brother but you might not see this comment but have a good day

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  • September 8, 2019 at 6:58 am
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    Could it still work good if i was to use ryzen 5 on the 300$ pc?

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  • September 8, 2019 at 10:43 am
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    Are we able switch the case the pc will still be working?

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  • September 8, 2019 at 10:52 am
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    Omg why is it every time you see a pc build video you always see the same damn games csgo fortnite rocket league and mybe gta5 its not like theres other games that are out you can use

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  • September 8, 2019 at 11:34 am
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    So happy for the ram prices, less than half where I live

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  • September 8, 2019 at 2:44 pm
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    same build like the 500 Thing but i got my vega 64 und … i love it so hard 😀

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  • September 8, 2019 at 4:59 pm
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    Ok so give me 300 bucks and I’ll build one 😅😂

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  • September 8, 2019 at 6:57 pm
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    Last year ssds are over 270$ for 120 gb

    buys a ssd at the same time for 40$

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  • September 8, 2019 at 7:35 pm
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    In Serbia u can build that pc for around 800€ (used parts)

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  • September 8, 2019 at 10:05 pm
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    Fella should introduce himself as Mandark.

    "Hey guys, this is Mandark. Ha haha haha, ha haha"

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  • September 8, 2019 at 10:28 pm
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    This is already my pc lol

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  • September 8, 2019 at 11:35 pm
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    Where is ken?!

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  • September 9, 2019 at 12:46 am
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    ryzen 3 2200g went down to $59.99 for A DAY this week and they were out of stock by the next time i checked.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 2:06 am
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    For just $10 more than the $570 build, you can get a Dell Inspiron 5676 on Amazon, which has 16GB RAM, Ryzen 7 2700, and an RX 580. It only has a 1TB HDD, but an SSD upgrade is pretty cheap. It's only a few dollars more for so much more performance. I recommend it before it goes out of stock or whatever. I just bought one a few days ago.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 2:51 am
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    Well Austin, if you can pop hundreds of dollars in my wallet, then go ahead.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:18 am
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    I play roblox with rtx 2070

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:32 am
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    dreamville shirt for the win! my man austin

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:43 am
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    Hey man I need some help, with my new job, I’m saving up money for building a pc, I’ve had some friends help me and they sent me some pc part picker, the price is about 1300 dollars including monitor. I see that this 550+ build is good, but is this something that’ll be able to run up and coming games, Borderlands 3, Destiny 2 shadowkeep, etc. games that I wish to play on pc would be overwatch and rainbow mostly, thanks!!

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  • September 9, 2019 at 6:11 am
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    Hey guys! Look, he is Austin.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 8:10 am
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    It doesn't matter if you buy a gaming pc now or later if you have no money. (Me)

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  • September 9, 2019 at 10:37 am
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    Do a review on the HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop with the GTX 1660Ti

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