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  • Published: 01 December 2019
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Comments • 4 990

  • ah shit
    ah shit  36 minutes back

    so you just made a pc

    • El Yeti MX
      El Yeti MX  3 hours back

      This video was actually really interesting to me. I'm kind of really aware of what I waste in electricity, and almost any other bill or resource. Knowing this kinda hurts that I'm using a 850W PSU, for a system that draws no more than 300W.
      Great to know this LTT. Thanks!

      • pino de vogel
        pino de vogel  7 hours back

        Just got a 9900k only to find new dx12 and vulcan games make my cpu run at 5 to 13% load... some call it optimizing i call is poor optimisation. Its a waste of gpu resources as long as the cpu isnt a bottleneck. So even a 6 core may be irrelevant in the future unless devs back of dx12 and vulcan and use my gpu power for fps rather then things the cpu can do aswell. Dx11 runs better for a reason i guess.

        • ItsCampCeption
          ItsCampCeption  16 hours back

          So I may not be understanding this properly, but does that mean they would theoretically only need like a 200w psu for that build?

          • Marmamartha
            Marmamartha  17 hours back

            No offense but aren't the 1000 series videocards more efficient on 1080p in comparison with the 2000 series? Sure it probably isn't watt wise, but it would have been an interesting look.

            • NoooUGH
              NoooUGH  17 hours back

              This is way too scripted

              • Hiddenus
                Hiddenus  18 hours back

                Interesting. I have 7700K and I dropped it to 0.9975V merely at cost of turbo and locking CPU to 4.0GHz, but I haven't tried RAM voltages as my main reason for undervolting was temperatures rather than power consumption. Too bad it didn't change much since GPU pukes heat into the case resulting in same temperatures as without undervolting... :(

                • Bet Alpha
                  Bet Alpha  19 hours back

                  Hey the moment u get a beastly Pc u are resigning urself to the fact that it will draw a ton of electricity

                  • Iraklis Apergis
                    Iraklis Apergis  20 hours back

                    This is very very interesting! Saving power is quite interesting. If you had a secondary part of the video were some are explained in detailed a few stuff (like the bios part which I have no understanding) that would be excellent.

                    • Explosive_Shart
                      Explosive_Shart  21 hours back

                      I'm in 2019 gaming on an AMD fx 8320

                      • FordSierraIS
                        FordSierraIS  23 hours back

                        the big guy seems to have alot of knowledge.

                        • Kevin Li
                          Kevin Li  1 days back

                          just move to somewhere that uses a cleaner source of energy to produce electricity

                          • TerrariaTutorials
                            TerrariaTutorials  1 days back

                            Faster than a console. CPU is the price of an Xbox one s. You f***** up one to many times Linus.

                            • Vampirerockstar
                              Vampirerockstar  1 days back

                              Anthony: "Here's my sponsor"


                              Linus: "So you have chosen death"

                              • Den nis
                                Den nis  1 days back

                                I´m very glad I found a seasonic Gold power supply a year ago. Very Stable and cold. The quality is impressive.

                                • Freeman
                                  Freeman  1 days back

                                  This is great for a PC that is supposed to have a very high uptime.

                                  • Lautaro Quiroga
                                    Lautaro Quiroga  1 days back

                                    And here I am with my 580 crashing every single game for undervolting


                                    god damn it.

                                    I did manage to find configs for certain games that would make it stay at 75°C under load. Consider we're currently at 34°C on hottest days, and it's not even full summer yet, could be worse. Also, case is... generic garbage. But from 82+°C default config, to 75 is quite a considerable amount.

                                    Problem is I can't really know if it crashes just because of the voltage on certain games, or the lower frequency or the more aggressive fan curve.

                                    • jjkillerxx
                                      jjkillerxx  2 days back

                                      its really not that hard to build a PC more efficient than a console. consoles these days suck.

                                      • TheMorbidHobo
                                        TheMorbidHobo  2 days back

                                        Eh, where I live it's pretty much entirely hydro, so whatever.

                                        • Ethan Thomson グミ
                                          Ethan Thomson グミ  2 days back

                                          if PCs are better than consoles, why are people always trying to make console killer PCs

                                          • TheOneTonHammer
                                            TheOneTonHammer  2 days back

                                            Did you say there was a link in the description to mod a founders card with an Evga bios so you could stop the fans? 'cause I don't see it....

                                            • TheOneTonHammer
                                              TheOneTonHammer  2 days back

                                              power supplies don't suck up power. They provide power to components that suck up power. They are the middle man. #PowerSupplyJustice lol

                                              • Merlin Da Wizard
                                                Merlin Da Wizard  2 days back

                                                Did anyone do the maths on how many hours gaming it'd take before having a lower power consumption would favour the pricier investment?

                                                • John Christianson
                                                  John Christianson  2 days back

                                                  I use a community choice aggregation program that generates solar electricity for my area funnels it into PG&E's grid and assigns that energy (on paper at least) to my home.
                                                  This means that I can pretend I'm not part of the problem while using a computer tricked out with a massive amount of RGB and fans but at least I use a platinum rated psu ... that's a asus thor.

                                                  • Omar L
                                                    Omar L  2 days back

                                                    I'm sorry but you guys are idiots. Why not just buy a gaming laptop if you're so worried about efficiency?

                                                    • SilverKnight
                                                      SilverKnight  2 days back

                                                      I could fall asleep to Anthony's voice, man.

                                                      • Veikko Haapamäki
                                                        Veikko Haapamäki  2 days back

                                                        What was the total cost?

                                                        • richard turk
                                                          richard turk  2 days back

                                                          According to the be quiet wattage calculator my new system is currently only running at 275w.
                                                          Where as my old system used 341w assuming it's somewhat accurate. So a 20% decrease in consumption seemed like a win.

                                                          • austin manley
                                                            austin manley  2 days back

                                                            Anthony -- Flashs card with an EVGA BIOS to set fan curve to 0

                                                            Me -- Just un-plug the power cable for the fan.......

                                                            • Andrei Bolohan
                                                              Andrei Bolohan  2 days back

                                                              I mean you know it seems that thermals and noise were worse on a 5700 blower style vs 2060 founder with 2 fans (what a surprise)

                                                              • Faux Shizle
                                                                Faux Shizle  2 days back

                                                                @ 3x the price...........not a win.

                                                                • WT Soloman
                                                                  WT Soloman  2 days back

                                                                  "Here's how you could build an environmentally conscious pc, now back to our regular programming of ZOMG MEGABAJILLION GIGAFLIPS X ULTRA SUPER PCS!!!!"

                                                                  • Arising-Tale
                                                                    Arising-Tale  2 days back

                                                                    ...learn better or kill himself. lol

                                                                    • destrierofdark
                                                                      destrierofdark  2 days back

                                                                      >video about efficient computing
                                                                      >no 2600e


                                                                      next: solid state PC

                                                                      • AMD_Inside
                                                                        AMD_Inside  3 days back

                                                                        2:19 T-Series

                                                                        • knyte6426
                                                                          knyte6426  3 days back

                                                                          Damn good job. That thing draws about half the Watts my laptop uses! (i5 9300 + 1660Ti Max Q) which is pretty impressive considering they perform about the same gaming wise!

                                                                          • Sushant Kumar
                                                                            Sushant Kumar  3 days back

                                                                            *Of course RGB keyboard is must* 😪

                                                                            • MiniatureGaming
                                                                              MiniatureGaming  3 days back

                                                                              This video is like the presentation of the best students in the class.

                                                                              • americanv8ss
                                                                                americanv8ss  3 days back

                                                                                30w @ idle is kinda terrible.

                                                                                • Deathmonkey0831
                                                                                  Deathmonkey0831  3 days back

                                                                                  Hey I have that case!

                                                                                  • Trystan Oowatie
                                                                                    Trystan Oowatie  3 days back

                                                                                    I'm glad Anthony is getting a bigger role in LTT, the first time i remember seeing him is a video where your server was down, and I honestly really like his personality, I hope y'all keep him in the videos!

                                                                                    • Shaun Clarke // poppciccle

                                                                                      Geothermal: "am i a joke to you"

                                                                                      • Anita Belle
                                                                                        Anita Belle  3 days back

                                                                                        no u

                                                                                        • Levi
                                                                                          Levi  3 days back

                                                                                          My God, will you shut that stupid, annoying, corporate advertising-style background music off? It's giving me a headache

                                                                                          • Дмитрий Исаев

                                                                                            9:55 speaking of power consumption , my oldie LG E2241 still consumes 25 Watts of power

                                                                                            • Danny Jenkins
                                                                                              Danny Jenkins  3 days back

                                                                                              Linus - "So, even a PC can run more efficiently than consoles.."
                                                                                              Console Gamer - "Don't worry guys, at least we still have the best value!"
                                                                                              Linus - "Up next cheapest gaming PC build!"
                                                                                              Console Gamer - "ffs"

                                                                                              • MadBunnyRabbit
                                                                                                MadBunnyRabbit  3 days back

                                                                                                The meme is so dead that I had to think for a moment what meme are they talking about.

                                                                                                • Hazy J
                                                                                                  Hazy J  3 days back

                                                                                                  Anthony is that dude.

                                                                                                  He's my favorite LTT rep