100 thoughts on “The $55 Fortnite ‘POTATO’ Gaming PC – Is 1080p SMOOTH FPS Possible…!?

  • November 28, 2019 at 11:13 am
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    Kylo Ren made me build this PC.

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  • November 28, 2019 at 10:06 pm
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    Does a project like that turn a profit? Seems like a lot of hours, for something you can't sell for that much? I know there's the YT-money, but other than that?

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  • November 28, 2019 at 10:18 pm
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    Tech hustlers, does anyone else clean and thermal paste the south bridge as well or is it a waste of time?

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  • November 28, 2019 at 10:27 pm
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    The guy didn't sell it for 50 bucks for nothing. Good job.

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  • November 28, 2019 at 10:30 pm
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    A few suggestions.

    1. you would be better of stripping everything down first before cleaning.
    2. i wouldn't keep the hdd mounted like that why not try flat on the side or just get a bracket to convert the bay
    3. magnetic dust filters for the front
    4. don't see point keeping the fan controller
    5. i would if not rusted re add the dvd drive i get a lot of people wanting them so they add bit of value
    6. the cages for the fans at front i would also think about putting back in even if no fans on them.
    7. didn't see you re lube or oil the fans

    Im surprised you didn't use your pants for cleaning lol

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  • November 28, 2019 at 10:53 pm
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    When youre keyboard is x4 the price of the pc alone

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  • November 28, 2019 at 11:08 pm
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    "Old, not obsolete"

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  • November 28, 2019 at 11:09 pm
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    That case is a blast from the past, I remember wanting it so bad in like 2007.

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  • November 28, 2019 at 11:15 pm
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    I imagine all PCs Brian sold to flip have the TECH YES loving smell trademark, which actually a wd-40 subtitute… and then your friend come to your house and use your PC, suddenly "did you bought this from Brian?"

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  • November 28, 2019 at 11:32 pm
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    the muuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuusic.so fuuuucking annnoying !!! can be used for torture!

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  • November 28, 2019 at 11:45 pm
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    Probably one of my favourite PCs on this channel. It screams 2010 (apart from the gtx 770). I love it.

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  • November 28, 2019 at 11:55 pm
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    0:54 "Straight away is giving us Tech YES LOVING that's where I clean this thing up and it Brandde new."

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  • November 29, 2019 at 12:10 am
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    One of the things that I like to do is to actually wash the heatsink part of a cpu cooler. Budget builds Official does it; why don't you give it a try?

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  • November 29, 2019 at 12:15 am
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    "…And the motherboard tray is removable." – 2006, Rodney Reynolds AKA 3DGAMEMAN

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  • November 29, 2019 at 12:22 am
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    you really earned my respect sir for every build you revived from the grave

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  • November 29, 2019 at 12:34 am
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    I sold that exact case empty like 2 years ago on auction for 450 lol

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  • November 29, 2019 at 12:35 am
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    yeah there were a few dust weasels in that PC

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  • November 29, 2019 at 12:58 am
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    How are you liking dota 3? 😀

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  • November 29, 2019 at 1:23 am
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    That is a cool looking case.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 1:25 am
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    this case is dope…

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  • November 29, 2019 at 1:28 am
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    fuck nvidia….

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  • November 29, 2019 at 1:29 am
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    I've got a non-nvidia version of this case. Cleaning it is one of those things on the annual postpone-this list, although the removable motherboard tray should make it easyer it can take hours nevertheless.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 1:34 am
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    I have never seen a case that supports an array of fans like that! Just curious – were they all set up as intake or exhaust fans?

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  • November 29, 2019 at 1:36 am
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    PC problems while you were overclocking, so it was chucking a tantrum. It really is Kylo!

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  • November 29, 2019 at 2:00 am
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    TYL Baby! That's right, I said it! It would make a great shirt for XMAS, just say'in.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 2:01 am
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    the noctua fans alone are worth damn near 55 bucks lmfao

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  • November 29, 2019 at 2:08 am
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    honestly I think a really high end nvidia build should be in that case and sold off for a nice healthy profit the fanboys would jump at it

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  • November 29, 2019 at 2:17 am
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    Ugh, a floating drive..next time use the throwaway DVD drive as a shelf and secure it to that, if you don't have a 5.25 to 3.5 adapter.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 2:23 am
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    I think I might have pulled the motherboard and psu out of the case. Stripped the Case and sprayed it down with a power washer out in the drive way. Jesus that thing was filthy. Your persistence is admirable.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 2:27 am
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    I'd put a 1050 ti on that baby.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 2:52 am
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    There are really good cheap ssd's these days. Xstar is not one of them it's pure garbage. Throw it away and get an actual decent SSD I can think of a dozen others off the top of my head that I could get between 20 and 30 u.s.d off of Amazon. How can you be a tech channel and think that that thing is even worth your money?

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  • November 29, 2019 at 2:53 am
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    That has rollers

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  • November 29, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    55$? Where? This is very misleading as just the graphics card an cpu goes for 60 to 70 ,

    👎

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  • November 29, 2019 at 3:14 am
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    A couple of years ago I sold a computer with an i7 920 and gtx 750 ti for $200. This was during the crypto boom and GPUs were insanely expensive and so were gaming PCs. The person thanked me for selling that the PC to him, lol.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 3:18 am
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    Oh wow! i did the almost exact thing, picked up a pc for $40, i5 4440 8gb 1tb hd added a GTX 770 and a 600W PSU, total include taxs and shipment $151, ran Fortnite at 90 FPS (didnt feel like OC the graphic card) and worked flawlessly.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 3:24 am
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    I personally woulda opened that PSU and hit the inside with some compressed air. Almost every used psu i have opened were quite dirty inside.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 3:28 am
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    not bad for 55 bucks

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  • November 29, 2019 at 3:34 am
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    Lol FPS seems to be fake . I get 270 FPS in CS go at high setting 1080p with i3 9th gen and Rx 570.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 4:11 am
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    55 dollars extra for paper towels and multi purpose spray

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  • November 29, 2019 at 4:18 am
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    why not mount that HDD sideways using the mount holes on the bottom of the drive?

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  • November 29, 2019 at 4:26 am
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    i would not buy that because of the shield missing

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  • November 29, 2019 at 4:26 am
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    I hope the next X58 doesn't give you that much problem. I have the exact same board and I repurposed mine into a plex server and haven't had any issues.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 4:29 am
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    Yup had an old Gigabyte Core 2 DDR3 Motherboard I rebuilt recently & it too was the dirtiest one I ever had my hands on. First time I used soapy water to scrub a motherboard. Got it together with a RX 480 8gb, 500gig SSD, 2Tb Hard drive with a 256mb cache, 8 Gigs of DDR 3 & a 600 Watt 80+ EVGA PSU. Worked for a couple weeks & than the sound just went out. Reset the Bios nothing, updated the Bios nothing, re seated the RAM & Video Card nothing, redid Windows nothing. Did some research & a LOT of people had the same thing happen & solved it by adding a sound card. I have yet to try that but these older boards man they can be irritating.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 5:12 am
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    Do you know you don’t have to shot the bandages and than collect and use.
    You just have to hold the bandage bazooka point at the floor and shot and it will heal you.
    Love your video thumb up as usual.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 5:20 am
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    what about gpu overclaok

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  • November 29, 2019 at 5:20 am
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    Gigabyte is a nightmare to overclock, even on high end. I had problems with bios and uefi with several boards

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  • November 29, 2019 at 5:24 am
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    i'm jealous. You have an ultra rare case, a really good psu, a freaking noctua cooler?!…for $50?!

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  • November 29, 2019 at 5:28 am
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    kinda a weird combination of hardware, case from 2008, processor from 2010, video card from 2013.

    I'd pay twice what you did for just that case, those stackers were great. I have a non-nvidia stacker 830 that I plan on building a modern system in soon. need to find some usb 3 bits I can stick in the front panel to modernize it, maybe stick a usb c where the firewire port is.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 5:52 am
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    Inherited an 1156 build with an i3-550 from a friend. Found a xeon x3460, stuck a gtx 750 I had lying around, and the platform runs surprisingly well! Oddly enough, it also had a Gigabyte board and I encountered the same weird crap you did when I was first tweaking it. I'm wondering if it's because these boards are just so old now? Anyways, appreciate the work you put in!

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  • November 29, 2019 at 6:01 am
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    Why don't you tear off cooler and clean it with water in bath and then just dry it fast?

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  • November 29, 2019 at 6:12 am
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    Bro I paid almost double what you paid for just the GTX 770

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  • November 29, 2019 at 6:16 am
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    What's that spray? And do you know what the USA equiv would be by chance?

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  • November 29, 2019 at 6:23 am
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    use a fucking paintbrush ffs

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  • November 29, 2019 at 6:34 am
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    Ahhhhh, that MB was an excellent MB back in its day. Those Ultra Durable MB's were awesome value. Its the only reason its still kickin.
    Also, it was so dirty because it lived near the coast and was likely sitting on a timber or concrete floor. The salty air is very corrosive, which is why so much of it was rusted.
    The PC, may be working now. But it probably doesn't have a long life ahead of it.
    Interesting video man.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 6:35 am
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    These kind of videos really fucking bore me to death. Take a dislike.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 6:39 am
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    it's probably fucked cus you fill it with break cleaner, pooling up in the slots, with all the crap you don't clean out properly

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  • November 29, 2019 at 6:40 am
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    sounds like the bios chip is going bad . they are socketed you can buy a new chip for 5 bucks

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  • November 29, 2019 at 8:42 am
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    awsome Video … personally i stick with msi and asrock for boards…

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  • November 29, 2019 at 8:44 am
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    I don´t think you built a Fortnite PC you just bought one. Nice deal nevertheless…

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  • November 29, 2019 at 8:55 am
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    Nani gtx 770?! Damn

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  • November 29, 2019 at 9:07 am
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    Minecraft*

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  • November 29, 2019 at 9:07 am
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    I legit had to pause the video to see what was being sprayed onto all of the hardware lol,
    multi purpose spray.

    •Water Dispersant
    •Squeak stopper
    •Protectant
    •Rust preventative
    •Lubricant

    Question was answered.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 9:17 am
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    An xbox pc colour wise

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  • November 29, 2019 at 9:21 am
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    $50? Damn that case is worth more than that.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 9:23 am
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    23:56 I would say a Pyrrhic victory. 😉

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  • November 29, 2019 at 9:30 am
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    song is Mindme – Come Back to Bed

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  • November 29, 2019 at 9:39 am
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    Wish I could find a PC like this

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  • November 29, 2019 at 9:42 am
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    I like that case

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  • November 29, 2019 at 10:08 am
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    this is why cost 55$ 🙂

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  • November 29, 2019 at 10:12 am
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    Really decent choice in music on this video. Where do you get your music from for your content?

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  • November 29, 2019 at 10:24 am
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    Spraying a can that probably has mineral oil all over electrical components seems like a really dumb idea Ryan.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 10:29 am
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    12:15 – "attached and firm" he says as it wobbles. lol. Tha'll do.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 10:33 am
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    The power supply is worth more than the pc

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  • November 29, 2019 at 10:34 am
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    14:25 – Ryan have you tried beginning the download, closing epic games, overwriting the download folder with the one from the other machine and then starting epic games again? It should then begin to verify the integrity of the games cache. Hopefully. Basically what we needed to do for Origin Games up until recently and Steam a few years ago. Don't get me started on Uplay.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 11:00 am
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    its old gigabyte in general Ive had so many problems with them in the past switched to asus and that cured all my weird hair pulling issues but now they seem to have figured it out been running an Aorus board and its rock solid.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 11:43 am
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    That would have been an amazing deal for parts even if it didn't POST, if only the RAM and heatsink were the only things that worked.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 12:45 pm
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    So in Australia they threw out computers because of 'dust'…what a screwed up country. Give it back to the Aborigines and send the others back to England.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 1:00 pm
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    That power supply is alone all more then the whole pc lol

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  • November 29, 2019 at 1:20 pm
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    How much would this have cost new?

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  • November 29, 2019 at 1:47 pm
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    your saying that my £1200 pc is as good as this!?

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  • November 29, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    what was the paste you used on the Northbridge & GPU?

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  • November 29, 2019 at 2:06 pm
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    Also…. Mr Tech YES City man – no-one told you the whole back panel and inner motherboard tray slides out on its own to make installs and cleaning easier. Srsly… (The top panel also comes off too)

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  • November 29, 2019 at 2:13 pm
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    They put the pc ob sale then bought it themselver to say $55 pc

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  • November 29, 2019 at 2:24 pm
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    i just bought that cooler master stacker for 60$ :/

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  • November 29, 2019 at 2:54 pm
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    how much did you sell it for ?????

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  • November 29, 2019 at 2:56 pm
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    excuse me!!!!??? you got an x58 board for $50?!?! let alone other components..wtf?! I paid $50 for an i7 950 + 12gb DDR3 and have been scouring fb market place, gumtree and ebay for a decent board trying to not take the aliexpress knock off option. Even those are $80!! most people sell LGA 1366 setups for $150+ even $300 on the high end! what black magic is this?

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  • November 29, 2019 at 3:19 pm
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    fortnite isnt very cool anymore buddy

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  • November 29, 2019 at 3:22 pm
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    try to change thermal paste here- see screenshoot on link below
    https://ibb.co/M94j9g5

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  • November 29, 2019 at 3:56 pm
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    You have more than $55 in this sytsem with your time in cleaning this rig. More like $150.

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  • November 29, 2019 at 4:08 pm
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    Bryan Maite Juse Coke (cocacola) for rust!!!

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  • November 29, 2019 at 4:42 pm
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    Who else watch Tech Yes City just because how he clean the pc part , so satisfy

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  • November 29, 2019 at 7:15 pm
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    The only thing that really bothers me is he doesn't work on the cable management

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  • November 29, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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    Question…
    What is the liquid you're spraying on there to clean it?
    Thanks 🙂

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  • November 29, 2019 at 8:06 pm
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    I like it – just the CPU Cooler and Tower combined would be worth more then what you paid. Nice buy

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  • November 29, 2019 at 11:05 pm
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    Bryan I would change out the old RAM for some newer ram from the Haswell era, like some 6x4GB 1600mhz DDR3 from Gskill, Corsair or Crucial, all 6 dimms benefits the bandwidth on X58 even if just a bit, and a 240mm AIO will allow you to overclock it to 4.5ghz

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  • November 29, 2019 at 11:29 pm
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    NVIDIA quietly advertised 😉

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  • November 29, 2019 at 11:56 pm
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    Power supply is worth that…. Nice save!

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  • November 30, 2019 at 12:00 am
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    a bit of ocd and neat freakish of me but I would have taken that cpu cooler off and run it through some water and clean all the gunk out but dang you went to town on that pc. great job man. tech yes lovin at its finest

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  • November 30, 2019 at 12:15 am
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    Gigabyte X58 boards were not fun for OCing – I too had from time to time pull apart my GTX 480 SLI and Sound blaster back in the day when the bios shat itself while the CPU was OC'D 🙁

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