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

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  • 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 • 6 947

  • NOXXism kek
    NOXXism kek  56 minutes back

    What's the point of a setup like this and not overclocking it? 99% of people who had it would never leave it stock

    • VegasLowBlower
      VegasLowBlower  1 hours back

      Im still convinced pc/graphic cards are milking us. Im sure there is technology that is far superior

      • Anti Bullshit
        Anti Bullshit  3 hours back

        But now you can buy a cheese grater for 5000$

        • Nikola Blazhevski
          Nikola Blazhevski  3 hours back

          Give me this PC and i will be very grateful, my everyday PC is Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor Q9400 with 4 GB ram 250GB SSD and 1TB HDD. I will be very happy :)

          • temp50
            temp50  4 hours back

            "Super-old computer"? WTF? I mean I have a bunch of 80286 and even older parts manufactured before '86. So comparing them to a dual socket LGA 771... The latter is super recent!

            • Jordan Kennedy
              Jordan Kennedy  4 hours back

              Did you edit out that word at 2:00-2:01 or was that youtube censorship?

              • hoesandbacon
                hoesandbacon  4 hours back

                If you get a crash like that in the future, theres a simple fix (probably just the same amount of work as signing out);
                Press Windows + Tab, create a new desktop, open Task Manager in that desktop, then force close the program that crashed on the first, then Win+Tab again, and close the second desktop. Makes it so you don't have to worry about any unsaved progress!

                • Sharif Al Humaid
                  Sharif Al Humaid  4 hours back

                  Wonderful resurrection. Now can you benchmark it please?

                  • m00nny
                    m00nny  5 hours back

                    4k YouTube vide is being decoded on GPU, that's why there is no performance degradation and CPU load is low

                    • Ryan Yoder
                      Ryan Yoder  5 hours back

                      I pay for youtube red to not watch commercials so I fast forward through your ads.

                      • CINEMATIC GAMING
                        CINEMATIC GAMING  5 hours back

                        *But can it run Crysis?*
                        That's what I expected to see in game tests.

                        • Combat Ananas
                          Combat Ananas  5 hours back

                          Why so blurry all the time?

                          • Adityaraj Shelar
                            Adityaraj Shelar  7 hours back

                            Hiii Linus & team, I like to see how this CPU will work when it overclocked with water cooling.

                            • WicKedwiNd91
                              WicKedwiNd91  7 hours back

                              Lol subs for the Asian guy

                              • Massives
                                Massives  10 hours back

                                10:44-10:45, LOL :D

                                • danwat1234
                                  danwat1234  14 hours back

                                  Watching this video on my Asus G50VT laptop with a 3.45GHZ X9100 Penryn CPU is butter smooth with a raging fan. It's a 2009 laptop, which handles up to 8GB of RAM. Quite surprising that dual socket mobo cannot handle more!

                                  • ice age
                                    ice age  16 hours back

                                    fan name ?

                                    • RaidrWolf
                                      RaidrWolf  17 hours back

                                      Inner geek? You wear geek on your sleeve...not saying that's a bad thing in any way. All that to say your geek is fully visible externally. 😂

                                      • Hymw
                                        Hymw  18 hours back

                                        IDK how to feel about 10:45

                                        • Kenneth Shiro
                                          Kenneth Shiro  19 hours back

                                          Why would you run uplay? Why man, why?

                                          • Jack Li
                                            Jack Li  22 hours back

                                            But can $5000 handle Chrome tabs?

                                            • rolf van kleef
                                              rolf van kleef  1 days back

                                              Your lighting is shit.

                                              • Edward hett
                                                Edward hett  1 days back

                                                minecraft and Oxygen not included!

                                                • Amaneux
                                                  Amaneux  1 days back

                                                  Are we just gonna gloss over 10:45?

                                                  • HiddenHippo TTV
                                                    HiddenHippo TTV  1 days back

                                                    I'd love to find out how much it would be to get linus to say HiddenHippoTTV great utube channel, even though i have no vids up yet and no twitch channel, these crap screwdriver ad's etc surely cant be that expensive,, id add an extra $50,, i would upload some gamin footage also :-D p.s my gamin footage is funny but recorded on an old i7 and gtx680 so may not impress u linus guys, this old 5k pc wow

                                                    • jbaz77777
                                                      jbaz77777  1 days back

                                                      10 years is not that old and in most cases a newer machine will only be incrementally better.

                                                      • CasualMCZ TMC
                                                        CasualMCZ TMC  1 days back

                                                        How dare you skip Cinebench!?!

                                                        • TruthNerds
                                                          TruthNerds  1 days back

                                                          You talk about it like it is an antique from the US Civil War…

                                                          • Pancake Lizard
                                                            Pancake Lizard  1 days back

                                                            So......................where can i get one.

                                                            • Kenneth Yap
                                                              Kenneth Yap  1 days back

                                                              I remember building a dual AMD MP2400+ when it was fairly new and just to keep it cool I used an air circulator, 512k fixed internet. I feel old.

                                                              • Doug Smith
                                                                Doug Smith  1 days back

                                                                lol, subtle jokes 16:09 best jokes. or was that not a joke?

                                                                • Ben Mitchell
                                                                  Ben Mitchell  2 days back

                                                                  What do you do if your linus bottle came with glass powder inside it

                                                                  • U4G
                                                                    U4G  2 days back

                                                                    i can't believe he didn't try CRYSIS... that's it i'm unsubscribing...

                                                                    • Billy Daniels
                                                                      Billy Daniels  2 days back

                                                                      If you knew what I have been running you would say that old system runs great in comparison

                                                                      • Dave N
                                                                        Dave N  2 days back

                                                                        my bro has one and he is still using it.

                                                                        • Troy Belding
                                                                          Troy Belding  2 days back

                                                                          I still use an E-Sata external port for one of my hard drive docks on my diagnostics machine. Frankly, it's still useful. Firewire.... Apple supported it for a VERY long time; it mostly wasn't that great on PC's unless you were running continuous data streams (such as large backups to external drives). USB, even USB 2.0, was unreliable with that for a VERY long time.

                                                                          • Revener666
                                                                            Revener666  2 days back

                                                                            Yeah windows and killing tasks. A game crash and it let you open the taskmanager but refuse to let it be on top of the crashed game graphics so you can't use it......

                                                                            • Daniel B
                                                                              Daniel B  2 days back

                                                                              every time i see him press the ram in and flex the board.... *cringe*

                                                                              • sand0decker
                                                                                sand0decker  2 days back

                                                                                I've always wanted a task process end button for Windows. It would come into use very often on my old computers

                                                                                • Aaron Wantuck
                                                                                  Aaron Wantuck  2 days back

                                                                                  Last year I bought a new computer for 4k including an G-Sync 4k monitor. The previous computer I owned I spent about 6k for all the bells (Extreme Processor) and whistles but upgraded video card to a 980GTX. Used that computer for 10 years. Computer ran great but I wanted a machine that got higher than 60 fps games. My wife now uses the old computer and she LOVES it. Thinks its a fast machine still after 10 years becasue she uses it to surf the Internet, download pictures from her camera, Photoshop the pictures, play civilization and solitaire, and watch netflix and youtube videos.


                                                                                  So I reckon that the wife's machine will get ANOTHER 10 years of use until I upgrade my current computer and she takes it yet again.


                                                                                  BTW my media server is also running on 10 year old motherboard, processor, memory, and SSD. I think the ARECA 24 Raid card is also about 10 years old ($1500) along with the SAS expander ($1800). I plan to replace the motherboard, processor, and memory this year not becasue they are not working well but because I think they are too slow for the increased demand of media,have been running 24/7 for 10 years, and I would rather I replace the parts on my terms before something fails at 2AM or when I need it the most since I do also use it for work.

                                                                                  • Revener666
                                                                                    Revener666  2 days back

                                                                                    Several years? You mean two years. Ten years ago = 2009. AMD FX 8 core released 2011.

                                                                                  • Federico Perez
                                                                                    Federico Perez  2 days back

                                                                                    Linus finding out that most consumer systems have been overkill for almost every workload for 10 years and everything is just a spec race.

                                                                                    • Max Egloff
                                                                                      Max Egloff  2 days back

                                                                                      whats bsod???? 16:38

                                                                                      • Federico Matías Perez

                                                                                        q6600 and 8 gigs of ram here.... :/

                                                                                        • TheDevil
                                                                                          TheDevil  2 days back

                                                                                          I still have my Pentium 120 with Windows 95 / 16 Mb Ram. And a Amiga 500 upgraded to 8Mb chip ram

                                                                                          • Дмитрий Солодкий

                                                                                            It is like Chinese version of NFS World Online... I heard that it id was not released in answer of other version NFS review and read that it was reliazed... But in review it is better like real.

                                                                                            • Дмитрий Солодкий

                                                                                              I have CPU without version on mirror. But it is about 6-10 years ago model may be (6 years used). I had used last time few days ago. I think it work but BIOS is not starting

                                                                                              • Andre Benoit
                                                                                                Andre Benoit  2 days back

                                                                                                Good guy Linus. Estimates build at 5-7k puts 5k in title to not be as click bait.