Why is AMD the Budget Option for Gamers?

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  • DaviT


    Il y a heure

    I wish that dude could loose weight... :-( Dude is talented we don't wanna loose you broand it would make a huge difference to your presentation look

  • Th3HotRed


    Il y a 4 heures

    why Ryzen Graphics card was not used?

  • I don’t know what my name should be

    I don’t know what my name should be

    Il y a 13 heures

    I wanna see this video but for a 1000$ budget

  • IdDuncan


    Il y a 22 heures

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

  • Dj Sharpe

    Dj Sharpe

    Il y a jour

    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

    Il y a jour

    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???

  • AegisHyperon


    Il y a jour

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

  • Brian Jobim Tan

    Brian Jobim Tan

    Il y a jour

    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

  • SaltyScrubLord


    Il y a jour

    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

    Il y a jour

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

  • Shokwavx


    Il y a jour

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

  • Михайло Заклецький

    Михайло Заклецький

    Il y a jour

    650w? Really? :)))

  • Erick Harianto

    Erick Harianto

    Il y a 2 jours

    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

  • Vert343


    Il y a 2 jours

    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

  • Vert343


    Il y a 2 jours

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

  • John E

    John E

    Il y a 3 jours

    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.

  • Yeets In Blyat

    Yeets In Blyat

    Il y a 3 jours

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

  • You Don't Need To Know Sh!t

    You Don't Need To Know Sh!t

    Il y a 3 jours

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

  • Evan Gangle

    Evan Gangle

    Il y a 3 jours

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

  • sKyRyu


    Il y a 3 jours

    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

  • Tobias Stamenkovic

    Tobias Stamenkovic

    Il y a 3 jours

    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

  • John Doe

    John Doe

    Il y a 4 jours

    What would life had been like if Cyrix lived.



    Il y a 4 jours

    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

  • Rajesh Mandal

    Rajesh Mandal

    Il y a 4 jours

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

  • dapper mole-rat

    dapper mole-rat

    Il y a 4 jours

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



    Il y a 5 jours

    Find them.. SURP-RYZEN!!!!

  • Edward Aquilina

    Edward Aquilina

    Il y a 5 jours

    Can you please redo this test with high end parts?

  • Houze


    Il y a 5 jours

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

  • ravenwda007


    Il y a 5 jours

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

  • Rami Bos

    Rami Bos

    Il y a 6 jours

    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


    Il y a 2 jours

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

  • F A T A L - T λ C O

    F A T A L - T λ C O

    Il y a 6 jours

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

  • Mathew Leonard

    Mathew Leonard

    Il y a 7 jours

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

  • bafare25


    Il y a 7 jours

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

  • jonzuk


    Il y a 8 jours

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

  • Warsun


    Il y a 8 jours

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

  • Art None

    Art None

    Il y a 8 jours

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

  • Ulaş DOĞAN

    Ulaş DOĞAN

    Il y a 5 jours

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

  • Zoltoks


    Il y a 9 jours

    I love my i5 8400 :D

  • Yusuf Sulaiman

    Yusuf Sulaiman

    Il y a 9 jours

    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

    Il y a 6 jours

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

  • Generic Scottish Channel

    Generic Scottish Channel

    Il y a 9 jours

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

  • Judge Dredd

    Judge Dredd

    Il y a 9 jours

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

  • BroToPro


    Il y a 10 jours

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

  • Renato Lizardo

    Renato Lizardo

    Il y a 10 jours

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

  • Michael Davies

    Michael Davies

    Il y a 10 jours

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

  • Dor .Eilon

    Dor .Eilon

    Il y a 11 jours

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

  • Dor .Eilon

    Dor .Eilon

    Il y a 10 jours

    *a video like this for 1500$

  • wizardmole


    Il y a 11 jours

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

  • wizardmole


    Il y a 11 jours

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

  • twertygo


    Il y a 11 jours

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

  • Bloodk


    Il y a 11 jours

    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

    Il y a 10 jours

    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

  • Qta


    Il y a 12 jours

    my overclocked 4770k is laughing at every AMD CPU.

  • xterva PC

    xterva PC

    Il y a 12 jours

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

  • Earls jr Computer

    Earls jr Computer

    Il y a 12 jours

    i like intel better support in windows

  • Timothy Girdwood

    Timothy Girdwood

    Il y a 13 jours

    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.

  • Raptore eninefour

    Raptore eninefour

    Il y a 13 jours

    How much for an Anthony?

  • Splash _CSC

    Splash _CSC

    Il y a 13 jours

    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!

  • Nmotsch idontwannagivemyrealname

    Nmotsch idontwannagivemyrealname

    Il y a 14 jours

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

  • Javier Godoy

    Javier Godoy

    Il y a 14 jours

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

  • Robert King

    Robert King

    Il y a 15 jours

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

  • Kretie gaming

    Kretie gaming

    Il y a 14 jours

    well it all bout the gaming

  • Not Given

    Not Given

    Il y a 16 jours

    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.

  • Andrew Davis

    Andrew Davis

    Il y a 17 jours

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

  • MyFestivus


    Il y a 17 jours

    AMD has always been for the "budget minded".

  • M Z W N

    M Z W N

    Il y a 19 jours

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

  • Wut


    Il y a 19 jours

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



    Il y a 20 jours

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

  • Nanta


    Il y a 21 jour

    That AMD rig is almost the same as mine



    Il y a 21 jour


  • foosfighter


    Il y a 21 jour

    no SSD is a fail build

  • Matthew Friedley

    Matthew Friedley

    Il y a 21 jour

    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.

  • Broken Piano Tunes

    Broken Piano Tunes

    Il y a 21 jour

    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.

  • Wade Carlson

    Wade Carlson

    Il y a 22 jours

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

  • Wade Carlson

    Wade Carlson

    Il y a 22 jours

    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



    Il y a 22 jours

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

  • Benjamin Frost

    Benjamin Frost

    Il y a 22 jours

    Do this again for AMD vs Nvidia graphics

  • vmws


    Il y a 22 jours

    What about a ryzen5 2600 and a gtx 1060

  • Jonathan Padron

    Jonathan Padron

    Il y a 23 jours

    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$

  • Antti Tolamo

    Antti Tolamo

    Il y a 23 jours

    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.

  • MIke M

    MIke M

    Il y a 23 jours

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

  • Rné S.

    Rné S.

    Il y a 23 jours

    Ryzen 7 3700x or i7 9700k for gaming ?

  • Shaun Anderson

    Shaun Anderson

    Il y a 23 jours

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

  • whssy


    Il y a 23 jours

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

  • Wil Post

    Wil Post

    Il y a 24 jours

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

  • Sang Kim

    Sang Kim

    Il y a 23 jours

    Ahahaha that made me lol

  • Real Solid Air

    Real Solid Air

    Il y a 24 jours

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

  • Alkhemist 95

    Alkhemist 95

    Il y a 24 jours

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

  • Blurp Bibablobop

    Blurp Bibablobop

    Il y a 25 jours

    Amd is the way to go for ECC ram.

  • Eric Broderick

    Eric Broderick

    Il y a 25 jours

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

  • Rui Kazane

    Rui Kazane

    Il y a 26 jours

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

  • Maxonerous X

    Maxonerous X

    Il y a 26 jours

    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

  • Ryrin


    Il y a 26 jours

    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?

  • Finn Buhse

    Finn Buhse

    Il y a 26 jours

    is that a far to expensive motherboard i see? frdownload.net/item/vid%C3%A9o-SEszLdXMMu4.html completely inaccurate results (jk)

  • Emmanuel Gallardo

    Emmanuel Gallardo

    Il y a 27 jours

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

  • ShoneDaddy


    Il y a 27 jours

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

  • ELMolliez


    Il y a 27 jours

    This was amazing

  • Devon Farmer

    Devon Farmer

    Il y a 27 jours

    It helps that AMD has an easier naming structure

  • Nikjooo


    Il y a 27 jours

    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.



    Il y a 28 jours

    This segment should have a show. Loved it :)

  • Jeffrey Kakes

    Jeffrey Kakes

    Il y a 29 jours

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

  • Pixelata


    Il y a 29 jours

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

  • Brian H

    Brian H

    Il y a mois

    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?

  • SiegeWorks Studio

    SiegeWorks Studio

    Il y a mois

    Brace yourself, the NAVI GPU's are coming.

  • Outtheredude


    Il y a mois

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

  • Randy Chavez

    Randy Chavez

    Il y a mois

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

  • Valentine


    Il y a mois

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

  • Zeeko Nyan

    Zeeko Nyan

    Il y a mois

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