Why is AMD the Budget Option for Gamers?

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  1. IdDuncan


    3 horas atrás

    Maybe add also a prductivity task load testing, Image, & Video édition etc... Just an idea to cover also multitasking behoavior

  2. Dj Sharpe

    Dj Sharpe

    13 horas atrás

    Try and match price to performance of this build... uk prices £1200 full build including monitor keyboard mouse... uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4VRKzY

    • Dj Sharpe

      Dj Sharpe

      13 horas atrás

      Also keeping it aesthetically pleasing... certainly you can pick cheaper components... but would you really want that! What would you build for yourself with £1200 $1300???

  3. AegisHyperon


    14 horas atrás

    Xeon is significantly cheaper than Epyc, easy choice if you want ECC

  4. Brian Jobim Tan

    Brian Jobim Tan

    17 horas atrás

    PART LISTS Would this work? Linus Tech Tips Challenge Component Selection Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz 8-Core Processor $169.88 CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler $36.99 Motherboard MSI - X370 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $111.98 Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $72.89 Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.40 Storage Western Digital - Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $64.89 Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $139.99 Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.89

  5. SaltyScrubLord


    23 horas atrás

    Can ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING, i know its not posible but can it use Ryzen 7 processor? i overheard some1 pairing it with it, and i coundlt find anywhere the answer. And i asume its a no but wtf are they doing then? and if it is posible, how?

    • Midsummer Night's Dream

      Midsummer Night's Dream

      15 horas atrás

      As far as I know, that's not possible.

  6. Shokwavx


    23 horas atrás

    I'd love to see this at different price points: $1000, $1500...

  7. Михайло Заклецький

    Михайло Заклецький

    Dia atrás

    650w? Really? :)))

  8. Erick Harianto

    Erick Harianto

    Dia atrás

    Strange I tried to build all new pc...AMD is way cheaper for entry-med level PC build, I did a performance and price research

  9. Vert343


    2 dias atrás

    The other thing useful on AMD based systems, I could chuck a Ryzen 3 3300x in my current 1300x motherboard without a problem, I couldnt chuck an Intel i3-9100 into a 7100's mobo with just a bios upgrade

  10. Vert343


    2 dias atrás

    Intel top CPU in the UK: £500-1000 AMD top CPU in the UK: £300-500

  11. John E

    John E

    2 dias atrás

    My $1000 AMD build is just as fast as my girlfriend's intel and nvidia build. And costs $600 less..I actually bave better performance when Im multitasking because of the 6 cores and 12 threads of the ryzen 2600 paired with the 16 gigs of 3200 RAM.

  12. Yeets In Blyat

    Yeets In Blyat

    2 dias atrás

    I’ll save ya 12 minutes. It’s because they provide similar performance in the low and mid range, for a good bit less.

  13. You Don't Need To Know Sh!t

    You Don't Need To Know Sh!t

    2 dias atrás

    i am poor i stuck with my i3 6100 and gtx 960 :D

  14. Evan Gangle

    Evan Gangle

    2 dias atrás

    yeah but you can get the r3 1200 on newegg for $80 and that creams anything intel has to offer at that price.

  15. sKyRyu


    2 dias atrás

    I hate when someone goes like intel totally suck.. Not worth it.. Amd is better.. Intel suck.. I personally bought a pc in late 2012-13ish.a i5 3rd gen.. And it is still freaking working right now... It sometimes have load pressure and lag a bit... But It is old AF.... I think if u got a pretty good budget.. Then intel is one of beat.. But budget pc amd is ruling rn

  16. Tobias Stamenkovic

    Tobias Stamenkovic

    3 dias atrás

    Was "allmost" interesting... Would have loved to see both rigs with a 1660, and figure how much additional goodness you get from the CPU side of things. I mean, if your looking for sort ofa game console replacement that was actually not bad, but alot of us arent just interested in gaming performance "only". You see, when half my cores and clogged up by some VM running in the background etc i DO care for them cores and RAM. Oh the sweet RAM... :P

  17. John Doe

    John Doe

    3 dias atrás

    What would life had been like if Cyrix lived.

  18. CRAZY TV


    3 dias atrás

    Im using Ryzen 3 2200g with 8gb DDR4 dual channel ram without a dedicated GPU still I can play most of the modern titles without any issues.Its great APU if your budget is low

  19. Rajesh Mandal

    Rajesh Mandal

    3 dias atrás

    No you are wrong it's all about money.. if i had lot's of money i m not buying shit to play Games 🤦😂

  20. dapper mole-rat

    dapper mole-rat

    4 dias atrás

    Please focus more on CPU heavy tasks, games rely too much on GPU performance.

  21. CSHARP


    4 dias atrás

    Find them.. SURP-RYZEN!!!!

  22. Edward Aquilina

    Edward Aquilina

    4 dias atrás

    Can you please redo this test with high end parts?

  23. Houze


    4 dias atrás

    This would be more fun to watch if it was used parts off of ebay.

  24. ravenwda007


    5 dias atrás

    My i7 3770k 4.4ghz is still going strong. Might go amd in a year or two

  25. Rami Bos

    Rami Bos

    5 dias atrás

    New title: is AMD more consumer friendly? - cheaper processors - cheaper motherboards - good cooler included with the most processors - all unlocked - years long chipset support for future upgrades AMD lacks a bit in IPC but all we "poor" folks need is 60-100FPS so no need for more than 4Ghz.

    • Vert343


      2 dias atrás

      AMD also has backwards compaitibility from Ryzen 3000 to 1000 series motherboards and the other way around, making it even more pro-consumer

  26. F A T A L - T λ C O

    F A T A L - T λ C O

    5 dias atrás

    Yeah as an AMD owner, I am a bit on the poor side. And I am happy!

  27. Mathew Leonard

    Mathew Leonard

    6 dias atrás

    why the hell would you do a budget of 750 before taxes and shipping ? everybody is going to have to pay for that

  28. bafare25


    6 dias atrás

    I've been using AMD for 18 years and I'm not poor.

  29. jonzuk


    7 dias atrás

    Who's the guy with Linus does he have his own channel

  30. Warsun


    8 dias atrás

    Its at times like this i wonder if they even know AMD exist. Look. pcpartpicker.com/list/F2MNdX

  31. Art None

    Art None

    8 dias atrás

    In Russia amd 1.5 times cheaper than intel, and u can buy oem

    • Ulaş DOĞAN

      Ulaş DOĞAN

      4 dias atrás

      And just by paying 500 rubles more you can get a decent cooler like Gammaxx 400, instead of using stock cooler.

  32. Zoltoks


    8 dias atrás

    I love my i5 8400 :D

  33. Yusuf Sulaiman

    Yusuf Sulaiman

    8 dias atrás

    The value I believe is not in the gaming for AMD. I would choose Intel over AMD if I want to create a gaming PC only. Period. But, if you have other things that you have to do with your pc such as video editing or programming and occasionally gaming, I would choose AMD over Intel.

    • Rane MstSage

      Rane MstSage

      5 dias atrás

      With Ryzen, AMD is great for gaming, they have come along way.

  34. Generic Scottish Channel

    Generic Scottish Channel

    8 dias atrás

    I like the physical representation of the 2 with their laptops.

  35. Judge Dredd

    Judge Dredd

    8 dias atrás

    5:52 incompatible issues ??? what was wrong?

  36. BroToPro


    9 dias atrás

    for me intel is only good if you can get like a 6th-7th gen system that's used for very cheap

  37. Renato Lizardo

    Renato Lizardo

    9 dias atrás

    You gotta buy the monitor though, gsync is way more expensive than freesync monitors.

  38. Michael Davies

    Michael Davies

    9 dias atrás

    First world problems aye , I wanna buy 3rd gen ryzen but I love intel

  39. Dor .Eilon

    Dor .Eilon

    10 dias atrás

    I would love to see a video like a 1500$ price

    • Dor .Eilon

      Dor .Eilon

      9 dias atrás

      *a video like this for 1500$

  40. wizardmole


    10 dias atrás

    I use AMD, and I can agree its for poor people XD

  41. wizardmole


    10 dias atrás

    Ive been using an Athlon 200ge paired with a 1050 ti, and it does the job, for the price that is..

  42. twertygo


    10 dias atrás

    I'd like to see a mid range graphics cards performance

  43. Bloodk


    10 dias atrás

    Honestly I think you should've benchmarked inside a case instead of a test bench since temperatures and airflow can play a huge role in a budget build like this.

    • Thino Kemell

      Thino Kemell

      10 dias atrás

      there's not much difference, if the case has well planed good airflow then it can actually outperform an open air test bench but i do agree that the airflow can play a big role but it's a simple thing to avoid bad flow

  44. Qta


    11 dias atrás

    my overclocked 4770k is laughing at every AMD CPU.

  45. xterva PC

    xterva PC

    11 dias atrás

    that won't happen in my case with 500 dollar budget

  46. Earls jr Computer

    Earls jr Computer

    11 dias atrás

    i like intel better support in windows

  47. Timothy Girdwood

    Timothy Girdwood

    12 dias atrás

    Was he limited to Nvidia for some reason? He could have bought a vega 56 ($299) with that $40 left he had on his budget.

  48. Raptore eninefour

    Raptore eninefour

    12 dias atrás

    How much for an Anthony?

  49. Splash _CSC

    Splash _CSC

    12 dias atrás

    So do a video where you have 70 dollars in your pocket at the 10th of the month! For food water and to live off! Then buy a computer from some stupid used place! Wheres there some real important parts missing! Reality bro! Love your content! have a good one! Peace!

  50. Nmotsch idontwannagivemyrealname

    Nmotsch idontwannagivemyrealname

    13 dias atrás

    "So that means I don't need a cooler anymore" Intel stock coolers, eww

  51. Javier Godoy

    Javier Godoy

    13 dias atrás

    For CPU go for ryzen they are the best For GPU go for nvidia a 256 bits Will be good

  52. Robert King

    Robert King

    14 dias atrás

    Seriously? 6 cores at half the clock speed is comparable? In what universe???

    • Kretie gaming

      Kretie gaming

      13 dias atrás

      well it all bout the gaming

  53. Not Given

    Not Given

    15 dias atrás

    I'd like to see you guys do an analysis like this but for a Linux server build (nothing having to do with gaming, nor with video performance in general). I'd like to build some servers to use in-house (on-premises) to experiment with developing fast (no Internet-related speed restrictions) shared database applications and for other things that I don't want to have deployed in the cloud. Reliability and storage redundancy would be very important, whereas, CPU performance wouldn't be. A discussion of RAID controller options as well as JBOD controller options would be very nice also, as would issues pertaining to disk drive choices. Slower cooler-running and quiet drives would be my choice over louder, hotter-running, high-RPM drives.

  54. Andrew Davis

    Andrew Davis

    16 dias atrás

    A good cooler might let the 8400 stay closer to its 4ghz boost clock for longer

  55. MyFestivus


    17 dias atrás

    AMD has always been for the "budget minded".

  56. M Z W N

    M Z W N

    18 dias atrás

    Can you make budget gaming pc amd r5 2600? And rx580? Plsssss

  57. Wut


    18 dias atrás

    Well amd is much better and cheaper and I play amd supported games



    19 dias atrás

    All hail the PC Master Race! Whether you're a fan of intel or AMD.

  59. Nanta


    20 dias atrás

    That AMD rig is almost the same as mine



    20 dias atrás


  61. foosfighter


    20 dias atrás

    no SSD is a fail build

  62. Matthew Friedley

    Matthew Friedley

    21 dia atrás

    Hey guys. I love your channel. I'm clueless when it comes to what to get for a computer gaming build. What would you suggest for around 500 to 600 dollars. (American) dont know where to start other than just checking out PC part picker and watch a lot of videos on builds. Thanks.

  63. Broken Piano Tunes

    Broken Piano Tunes

    21 dia atrás

    Just finished building my friends PC with an Ryzen 5 QED it runs smoother than my i5 8th gen build, not faster, just smoother in game.

  64. Wade Carlson

    Wade Carlson

    21 dia atrás

    Overclocking doesn't get you much... The i58400 route would beat the amd hands down

  65. Wade Carlson

    Wade Carlson

    21 dia atrás

    The i5 8400 beats most amd chips in gaming and it's super cheap... You can get an Intel motherboard cheap that runs the i5 8400... No reason to spend more on amd lol

  66. FORS4TAN


    21 dia atrás

    5-10% is still a benefit. Benefits not the logo win.

  67. Benjamin Frost

    Benjamin Frost

    21 dia atrás

    Do this again for AMD vs Nvidia graphics

  68. vmws


    21 dia atrás

    What about a ryzen5 2600 and a gtx 1060

  69. Jonathan Padron

    Jonathan Padron

    22 dias atrás

    Just built my first pc with more or less the best I could’ve bought 2080, 9900k, 360mm cooler. I’m planning on doing a cool cheap build in the future so I wanna go the amd route and build a good rig for maybe 500$

  70. Antti Tolamo

    Antti Tolamo

    22 dias atrás

    There is also TOC. Intel has bit harder upgrade path for CPU's and motherboard than AMD. Costs more as you may need to change motherboard if you get new Intel CPU. If both are close otherwise it makes more sense to buy AMD as it gives you more options to upgrade.

  71. MIke M

    MIke M

    22 dias atrás

    You are building a budget air cooled pc and you are worried about overclocking lol.

  72. Rné S.

    Rné S.

    22 dias atrás

    Ryzen 7 3700x or i7 9700k for gaming ?

  73. Shaun Anderson

    Shaun Anderson

    22 dias atrás

    Where was that cooler on the AMD price list? Bullshit.

  74. whssy


    23 dias atrás

    Anthony should expand into ASMR videos. Such a calming voice.

  75. Wil Post

    Wil Post

    23 dias atrás

    Anthony needs to do something about that comb-over. Just own the hairline, dude.

    • Sang Kim

      Sang Kim

      22 dias atrás

      Ahahaha that made me lol

  76. Real Solid Air

    Real Solid Air

    23 dias atrás

    Here is what i put together for 750 (prices may fluctuate) pcpartpicker.com/list/XpQNtg

  77. Alkhemist 95

    Alkhemist 95

    23 dias atrás

    So Linus from the past already knows the result of the build-off all along.

  78. Blurp Bibablobop

    Blurp Bibablobop

    24 dias atrás

    Amd is the way to go for ECC ram.

  79. Eric Broderick

    Eric Broderick

    24 dias atrás

    Bcause you can get a 6 core R5 2600 for $169?

  80. Rui Kazane

    Rui Kazane

    25 dias atrás

    *"Budget Option"* Thumbnail shows no money in wallet And Intel's quad core was faster with the FX processors(CPUID CPU-Z benchmark)

  81. Maxonerous X

    Maxonerous X

    26 dias atrás

    I laughed because Anthony's build is basically mine with a different PSU, HDD and SSD and a 1660 ti instead of a 2060. I think the case is even the same, mine's from DIYPC

  82. Ryrin


    26 dias atrás

    The very fact that you had to switch to a non-k CPU to make the Intel build more competitive is all the more reason not to support the shitty practice of locked CPUs. And that means not supporting Intel at all. Also you're still inflating the price of the build by not considering AMD cards that can match a 2060 for far less money. Money that you can then use to include an SSD because who the hell builds a computer without an SSD these days?

  83. Finn Buhse

    Finn Buhse

    26 dias atrás

    is that a far to expensive motherboard i see? br-channel.com/vision/video-SEszLdXMMu4.html completely inaccurate results (jk)

  84. Emmanuel Gallardo

    Emmanuel Gallardo

    26 dias atrás

    $9 for 5% improvement? (Intel) Smh waste of money.

  85. ShoneDaddy


    26 dias atrás

    The 6 core 12 thread 2600 will age WAY better than the 8400.

  86. ELMolliez


    26 dias atrás

    This was amazing

  87. Devon Farmer

    Devon Farmer

    26 dias atrás

    It helps that AMD has an easier naming structure

  88. Nikjooo


    27 dias atrás

    It would have made much more sense to have gone with a 9400f intel rather than the 8400. The 9400f is faster and cheaper than the 8400 and would have beaten the ryzen 2600x in most games. Also, going with a 1TB HDD is a big mistake in my opinion, when you can get a 500gb SSD for almost the same price. That's cutting corners at the wrong place. A SSD makes the whole desktop experience so much better, plus games load much faster. This is an ABOUT build i would have done i.imgur.com/BpDGNqW.png ... Since partaker does not always list all deals, some parts i would have chosen differently. You can for example get a zalman s3 case for about $33 currently on newegg which would have been my preference even if it does not fit high coolers like the hyper 212.



    27 dias atrás

    This segment should have a show. Loved it :)

  90. Jeffrey Kakes

    Jeffrey Kakes

    28 dias atrás

    Where can I get those floating led wall shelves? So cool!

  91. Pixelata


    29 dias atrás

    after looking at both options, amd looks like a much better option

  92. Brian H

    Brian H

    29 dias atrás

    How about performance per watt? What if I'd pay more up front to save on electricity costs long term, but still have good performance?

  93. SiegeWorks Studio

    SiegeWorks Studio

    29 dias atrás

    Brace yourself, the NAVI GPU's are coming.

  94. Outtheredude


    29 dias atrás

    More room left in the Intel budget? RGB strips to take it over the top for all the FPS over AMD of course! :-P

  95. Randy Chavez

    Randy Chavez

    29 dias atrás

    Seeing Intel fanboys getting triggered is proof that AMD has come a long way.

  96. Valentine


    29 dias atrás

    I choose AMD because they currently aren’t trying to fuck me in the ass (without lube to save some money)

  97. Zeeko Nyan

    Zeeko Nyan

    Mês atrás

    "So pencils down" ???????

  98. Tomz Navz

    Tomz Navz

    Mês atrás

    this is stupid, in the actual benchmark they used a radiator cooler on amd they should just use the stock cooler on amd and limit the overclocking capabilities of ryzen 2600, you have to spend on a expensive cooler first. otherwise it wont win to intel 8400 stock cpu

  99. Justin Ramos

    Justin Ramos

    Mês atrás

    more at 1000!

  100. ben -

    ben -

    Mês atrás

    Anthony would look amazing dressed like a king

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