How bad is this $5000 PC from 10 years ago?

  • Published: 05 August 2019
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    10 years ago, spending $5,000 on a PC brought you a pretty incredible experience.... but how has the last 10 years treated this EXTREME setup?

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Comments • 8 003

  • Boleslawik
    Boleslawik  11 hours back

    10:47 hmmm... 10 Gbps connection would give 1,25 GBps speed, not 125 MBps :)

    • Fright Knight
      Fright Knight  2 days back

      I still have a 4000$ Alienware laptop from 2006. Back in the day I would use a box fan as a desk, set on high just to game without overheating. Don’t know what to do with it.

      • Seregosa
        Seregosa  2 days back

        and then I'm paying 3000+ for a 15" laptop with almost current top specs... I wish I didn't have to move around so much and could get a proper gaming desktop.

      • Евгений Козлов

        looks like that thing may fly away after being turned on

        • Andrew Hays
          Andrew Hays  3 days back

          i have a 10 year old system. it plays everything i throw at it. but it has a 1080gtx in it.

          • Kyria The Eletronic Witch

            4k eye candy shit...... no thanks my 1600p monitor is good enough.

            • Gabrielius Čiburas
              Gabrielius Čiburas  3 days back

              Im still using a 13 year old pc and its still oretty usable

              • Nicola Mauro Rizzo
                Nicola Mauro Rizzo  3 days back

                With my 7 years old 2500 euro laptop still play all new games at high medium lol

                • Michael Nguyen
                  Michael Nguyen  4 days back

                  you KILLED me with the sponsor segway!

                  • THE MATT 222
                    THE MATT 222  4 days back

                    1/16th of 8k is actually 1080p!

                    • THE MATT 222
                      THE MATT 222  4 days back

                      But can it run Minecraft raytracing?

                      • Robert NES816
                        Robert NES816  5 days back

                        Linus just look at your own videos from 2008 lol. You're your own history book lol.

                        • Goat Warrior
                          Goat Warrior  5 days back

                          So....could it run Crysis?

                          • Kagemi
                            Kagemi  6 days back

                            just create a new desktop and open task manager on there ^^

                            • le mattzoR
                              le mattzoR  6 days back

                              overclock it to 5ghz

                              • Patrick Hoque
                                Patrick Hoque  7 days back

                                Just start task manager on a "new desktop" man, then you can easily quit all of your tasks! :D

                              • Cri Dr
                                Cri Dr  7 days back

                                "information going back that far is a little sketchy" ... we are talking about 2008 .. and I feel like a prehistoric man being from 1983 ...

                                • Daniel Teacher
                                  Daniel Teacher  7 days back

                                  AX1500i, wow.

                                  • Sin2dead
                                    Sin2dead  1 weeks back

                                    Still using my old PC (phenom ii x4+ gt430) and even played gta5 on it, you cannot surprised me.

                                    • pantsuck11
                                      pantsuck11  1 weeks back


                                      • mondog
                                        mondog  1 weeks back

                                        FB dimms weren't that rare.

                                        • Gaming York
                                          Gaming York  1 weeks back

                                          SUPER OLD COMPUTER?!! APOLOGIZE MY PC IS FROM 2009 as well!!

                                          • Gaming York
                                            Gaming York  1 weeks back

                                            My pc barely can run Windows 10...

                                            But it can SOMEHOW game..

                                            • Gaming York
                                              Gaming York  1 weeks back

                                              It’s like 100 times better than my pc from 2009 with parts from 2008 and 2014..

                                              • Regis McCall
                                                Regis McCall  1 weeks back

                                                Lol maybe the system was bottlenecked/errored out because you didn’t plug the pcie bridge/chipset fan in?

                                                • Matthew Suffidy
                                                  Matthew Suffidy  1 weeks back

                                                  I don't see why a phone would request the 4M version of a video since the screens are generally 720p, but maybe.

                                                  • Jeremy Black
                                                    Jeremy Black  1 weeks back

                                                    This is ridiculous. I stay on the cutting edge. I run a young, sprightly x5690 on an evga sli3. I just saw a performance comparison with an ryzen 2600. The performance delta was like, 15 percent.

                                                    • UnrealTournamentSERB
                                                      UnrealTournamentSERB  1 weeks back

                                                      I have fucking dual core 9600gt

                                                      • Whitefang8128
                                                        Whitefang8128  1 weeks back

                                                        1990 was 50 years ago.

                                                        • Game Bros
                                                          Game Bros  1 weeks back

                                                          I disliked because of ads

                                                          • Jeremy Raines
                                                            Jeremy Raines  2 weeks back

                                                            “Super old computer” running 4K resolution amazes this guy as I type this on my C64

                                                            • Chetar Ruby
                                                              Chetar Ruby  2 weeks back

                                                              Doesn't matter what you do, that puppy is gunna CPU bottleneck regardless. Just wasting your time putting any better GPU setup on it. It's just gunna choke on the CPU. Neat piece of ancient tech though.

                                                              • JavaMuko
                                                                JavaMuko  2 weeks back

                                                                I have some old graphics cards laying around and I can't bring myself to toss them. Anything else I can do with them?

                                                                • Lars Skovly
                                                                  Lars Skovly  2 weeks back

                                                                  Shit, i`m still have some payment left on my 1991 IBM PS1....

                                                                  • Zoltán Katona
                                                                    Zoltán Katona  2 weeks back

                                                                    actually the gpu accelerating the youtube videos, so doesnt really matter what cpu u use..

                                                                    • Vinicius França
                                                                      Vinicius França  2 weeks back

                                                                      I was expecting the entire video for heavy games then you play Rocket League '-'

                                                                      • Pranav Kirdat
                                                                        Pranav Kirdat  2 weeks back

                                                                        After 10 years
                                                                        GTA V will be an android game

                                                                        • Schmommy
                                                                          Schmommy  2 weeks back

                                                                          You didnt test if it could run crysis. Im disappointed :D

                                                                          • Jeffrey Frady
                                                                            Jeffrey Frady  2 weeks back

                                                                            I just love that I'm using the same CPU cooler on my 4790k.

                                                                            • jeff brown
                                                                              jeff brown  2 weeks back

                                                                              yep i still rockn the same CPU and cooler as well.. with 1080.. never had any issues and running max on every game..

                                                                          • Rezeross
                                                                            Rezeross  2 weeks back

                                                                            How does Linus track his Fps in Rocket League?

                                                                            • tom35x
                                                                              tom35x  2 weeks back

                                                                              I think, if you can´t add more Ram than 8GB, the whole thing is useless - high end wise.

                                                                              • IshrakPROGamer 2K19
                                                                                IshrakPROGamer 2K19  2 weeks back

                                                                                If Linus doesn't have any time for animating a SKULL 😒

                                                                                So why did he animate one.🤣🤣

                                                                                • León Coretz
                                                                                  León Coretz  2 weeks back

                                                                                  16:35 Microsoft DID code a "NO, STOP THIS AT ONCE!" endtask, but that feature got removed after Windows 98.

                                                                                  • Andrew Ellicott
                                                                                    Andrew Ellicott  2 weeks back

                                                                                    Interesting that works with win10 as the windows 10 definitely doesn't support those cpu's

                                                                                    • jfabritz
                                                                                      jfabritz  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Confucius says: "Someone putting together a 10-year old $5000+ PC without proper ESD protection is in for a shocking revelation."

                                                                                      • Datashed Retrocomputing

                                                                                        I'd love to see you trick this thing out to the max!

                                                                                        And is it wrong that I'm looking on eBay for one of these?

                                                                                      • DnDCreeplord
                                                                                        DnDCreeplord  2 weeks back

                                                                                        oh my god those heat sinks have me on the floor lol

                                                                                        • Eli Malinsky
                                                                                          Eli Malinsky  3 weeks back

                                                                                          The problem is not 8GB or RAM, which should be plenty for non-simulation games (such as Anno 1800 as shown here), but the speed of RAM. DDR2 is nowhere as fast as modern DDR4. Also, the bottleneck of the CPU is not just instruction speeds (and draw calls) but also the instructioon set itself, as there were huge advancements in SIMD and vector-based computations implemented in both Intel and AMD CPUs in the last 10 years. Many applications, especially productivity apps and games take advantage of the new instructions. Without those instructions the CPU needs to use multiple instructions to solve algorithms which are solved with just a single instruction with the expanded instructions sets.