We built a PC more efficient than a console!

  • Published: 01 December 2019
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Comments • 4 934

  • Good Morning
    Good Morning  3 hours back

    Luckily i live on hydro

    • twintriode
      twintriode  3 hours back

      Boring. These guys SUCK!

      • InsaneOne816
        InsaneOne816  4 hours back

        I have Core i7 920 and 2x HD7970, fullscreen youtube and 400w.

        • Benjamin Castillo
          Benjamin Castillo  4 hours back

          So you built any pc because their all better consoles

          • Zimbabwe
            Zimbabwe  5 hours back

            Please stop saying "so, then" you use it way too much and it just sounds wrong

            • julijeli
              julijeli  7 hours back

              what a coincidence😱 before that video i was making my new pc on pcpartpicker and i picked the exact same stuff, except for the pcu cooler

              • Chiranthan
                Chiranthan  7 hours back

                Linus, why don't you use Solar for led and stuff.

                • AliShuktu
                  AliShuktu  8 hours back

                  10:24 - I got starteled by the Linus nose noise 👃as I thought It is my phone ringing on vibro. 0_o

                  • Natan FOURIÉ
                    Natan FOURIÉ  9 hours back

                    My personal RIG consume less than 55W at idle 😃
                    CPU -> 30W, GPU -> 15W.

                    • Daniel Halawi
                      Daniel Halawi  10 hours back

                      Who’s cares about the climate change hoax,

                      • Mike Soda
                        Mike Soda  11 hours back

                        You know they make a fanless PSU https://www.newegg.com/seasonic-prime-series-ssr-600tl-600w/p/N82E16817151194?Item=9SIA25V6KF0053

                        • Jhon Arthur
                          Jhon Arthur  12 hours back

                          Anthony is a dying breed. A Unicorn. Guys we must keep him safe

                          • Tobias Bredin
                            Tobias Bredin  12 hours back

                            What if you ran the system with more fans? Lower temps = better efficiency. Good fans at low speed consume so little power that it's negligible.
                            My GPU runs at 82c passive, and 54c with a <300rpm Noctua fan, and the fan consumes about 1 watt at 1200rpm.

                            • Adrian
                              Adrian  12 hours back

                              I think Linus is jealous of Anthony 🤪

                              • Orlando Paço
                                Orlando Paço  12 hours back

                                "VICTORY!" For the master P.C. race! ;)
                                Not mentioning the "perceivable" graphic enhancement.

                                • Orange Rider
                                  Orange Rider  13 hours back

                                  If you are a PC gamer and settling for console frames and resolution you are doing it wrong.

                                  • CyberPirate2008
                                    CyberPirate2008  15 hours back

                                    Now do a "Rolling Coal" version that is inefficient and consumes too much power.

                                    • Rs0 P2
                                      Rs0 P2  16 hours back

                                      Guys imagine not being able to afford a pc.

                                      • b747xx
                                        b747xx  18 hours back

                                        Why you did not take an AIB card for AMD? would remove the performance and heat issue.

                                        • C Doe
                                          C Doe  21 hours back

                                          That dude has a butter smooth voice, and I'm not talking sweaky Linus. LOL

                                          • Connor Krauss
                                            Connor Krauss  22 hours back

                                            This is the dumbest concept ever. Saving power with your gaming rig isn't saving the world. Do you know how much the manufacturers of these components have polluted the earth in the process of making these things? If you want to make a real difference, go off the grid or shut up about cow farts and my car.

                                            • Xiaver Lucio
                                              Xiaver Lucio  22 hours back

                                              0:02 why does Linus look like a beaver.

                                              • Electronics, Hiking, and Jesus Talk

                                                Was the environment friendly idea from James.

                                                • lazypizzaguy
                                                  lazypizzaguy  1 days back

                                                  This vid paused at 0:02 ftw

                                                  • Arthur Morgan
                                                    Arthur Morgan  1 days back

                                                    only an idiot would do this

                                                    • mmerc 10
                                                      mmerc 10  1 days back

                                                      Nice leaf

                                                      • Jon Snow
                                                        Jon Snow  1 days back

                                                        I'd like to see the 3600 instead of 3600X, it does say 65W vs 95W, you'd think the difference would be fairly significant.

                                                        • MaxCarponera
                                                          MaxCarponera  1 days back

                                                          First thing I did when bulid my PC was undervolt the i7-6700k. Runs 30ºC idle, 57ºC load at stock 4.2GHz, rock stable and silent.
                                                          Also game at max 60 FPS. There is hardly any gain in more.

                                                          • Sam Beresford
                                                            Sam Beresford  1 days back

                                                            Yall need your own nerd show just you two 😂 I'd watch that

                                                            • Jeff Sadowski
                                                              Jeff Sadowski  1 days back

                                                              This was useful. This might help with building a home server as well.

                                                              • Naabii
                                                                Naabii  1 days back

                                                                people crave for silent system.

                                                                me having tinnitus.

                                                                • David Siebert
                                                                  David Siebert  1 days back

                                                                  You left out Nuclear. BTW my county is all Solar and Nuclear.

                                                                  • Kenneth Porst
                                                                    Kenneth Porst  1 days back

                                                                    You know what I wanna see? Course u dont. I wanna see a 100% custom moded xbox, new cpu/graphics card and all. Please try or I'll HAVE TO

                                                                    • Michael J
                                                                      Michael J  1 days back

                                                                      Laurel and Hardy back in Youtube form?

                                                                      • Amin Momtaheni
                                                                        Amin Momtaheni  1 days back

                                                                        can you be the first to compare FX9590 to 3800x? why no one compares old tech to new tech to see how far we improved in CPU. I want to see fx9590 with 5700xt or 2080ti vs 3800x with the same graphic cards and same amount of ram. if the rams are ddr3 vs ddr4 due to 2006 technology of fx9590 its ok. do some modern and old gaming comparisons. I want to see just how far a graphic upgrade could get me and others with old systems would take us today.
                                                                        please and thank you.

                                                                        • Minh Huynh
                                                                          Minh Huynh  1 days back

                                                                          anthony +/ luke = instant likes

                                                                          • RapaxTV
                                                                            RapaxTV  1 days back

                                                                            Doesn't AMD have IPC advantage? 5:03

                                                                            • mrdummy
                                                                              mrdummy  1 days back

                                                                              You should save more energy with LED 1080p monitor, perhaps smaller 22" monitor. you can still game with it, and 22" needs less LED light compared to bigger 24" LED monitor.

                                                                              Going for 4K monitor is asking for more power btw.
                                                                              And there are (BeQuiet) fanless power supply's to save more power.

                                                                              And how about compare it with laptop? Laptops use different design and is build to save power, due smaller cooling system compared to PC, also it has mobile type CPU. sometimes with mobile GPU. Then we know which is less power consuming.

                                                                              • Adarsh Mishra
                                                                                Adarsh Mishra  1 days back

                                                                                Correct me if I'm wrong but on consoles even if you set resolution to HD it still renders the game at 4K so considering this fact the Xbox is really capable at rendering games at 4K at that power draw and maybe, just maybe it could affect the final results if games were rendered at 4K on the PC side.

                                                                                • TonGi018
                                                                                  TonGi018  1 days back

                                                                                  Pretty cool to see how efficient PCs can be while still having good performance.

                                                                                  • seven
                                                                                    seven  1 days back

                                                                                    Well, below around700mV Silicon transistors just won't switch on. That's where the floor comes from, it's a fundamental property of the material, not related to frequency/frequency stability at low voltages.

                                                                                    • Paul Norris
                                                                                      Paul Norris  2 days back

                                                                                      Anthony embraced it and shave your head bro.

                                                                                      • Mad 153
                                                                                        Mad 153  2 days back

                                                                                        This is more scripted than the grand tour but it's fine

                                                                                        • Voss Li
                                                                                          Voss Li  2 days back

                                                                                          If you wanna find max gpu perfromance per watt maybe talk to some bitcoin miners

                                                                                          • Official Puppy Gamer
                                                                                            Official Puppy Gamer  2 days back

                                                                                            When you complain about power
                                                                                            I have 16 frames in every game!

                                                                                            • Sajber Sfera
                                                                                              Sajber Sfera  2 days back

                                                                                              Anthony Anthony Anthony yeeeeeeeeah :)

                                                                                              • Felix O'Keefe
                                                                                                Felix O'Keefe  2 days back

                                                                                                HDR means 10bits per pixel. Processing more bits costs more processing power. When HDR is off your GPU is in essence processing only 24 bit color.

                                                                                                • TJRissi
                                                                                                  TJRissi  2 days back

                                                                                                  Ha, my electricity comes from a nuclear reactor.