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[CHALLENGE!] Linus I challenge you to build a PC without using any parts made in china.

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1 minute ago, Zeniv said:

Like the headline says. I challenge you to produce a PC made with no chinese manufactured parts at all. 

I'll challenge you to give a good reason to bother.


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9 minutes ago, WereCatf said:

I'll challenge you to give a good reason to bother.

I would love to know if it can even be done. Where would you source the parts?? It would be a hell of an accomplishment.

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What if the parts are made in Hong Kong and not in mainland? There is no reason to become political in a tech forums/Tech Channel. Most electonical parts are made in china so this would be almost impossible as even the smallest capacitors could be made in china thus even if you find X motherboard they might use a Chinese component. 

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2 minutes ago, GodSeph said:

What if the parts are made in Hong Kong and not in mainland? There is no reason to become political in a tech forums/Tech Channel. Most electonical parts are made in china so this would be almost impossible as even the smallest capacitors could be made in china thus even if you find X motherboard they might use a Chinese component. 

I would be interested to know what could be created. Many items are made elsewhere but they may not be top of the line. I know that there are a lot of eastern european manufactures and Korea still makes some components. In America they still have vendors for all american made components for the military. It may not be the best there ever was but it would be crazy interesting to see a computer without china.

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Both Intel and AMD processors have parts or assembly in China. So we are now out of the Common processor companies. So we must find a Processor that isn't manufactured in China and find a board that also has 0 parts made in china. and so on....That is more a political video then trying to make computer technology content for someone to watch. instead find a company X that coincidentally doesnt have a major trade with China and see if they make some cool computer related hardware. Have LTT review/talk about that product.

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30 minutes ago, Zeniv said:

Like the headline says. I challenge you to produce a PC made with no chinese manufactured parts at all. 

Most hardware from the big companies (ASUS,  Gigabytes, etc.) are made in Taiwan. So how is that a challenge?

Unless you mean the component that each hardware manufacture uses to make the part in question they use don't come from China, then no that is not possible. Not that there isn't... but rather costs to much for any company to do. It would be limited to select components like capacitors. That is beside the CPU

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9 minutes ago, GodSeph said:

Both Intel and AMD processors have parts or assembly in China. So we are now out of the Common processor companies. So we must find a Processor that isn't manufactured in China and find a board that also has 0 parts made in china. and so on....That is more a political video then trying to make computer technology content for someone to watch. instead find a company X that coincidentally doesnt have a major trade with China and see if they make some cool computer related hardware. Have LTT review/talk about that product.

So we aren't quite as lost as you think here. I use to collect mainframes (the wife made me stop and get rid of them. dark times) but the I and E series chips aren't made in China. While they are RISC chips they are stupid fast RISC chips and it may be possible to turn a I or E 5+ into a gaming PC well a linux one at least. Many companies in the US still make processors they just are CISC processors.

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Please clarify, do you by "no parts made in China" mean having absolutely zero components in the system (down to ICs) made in China or having assembly of the components done outside of China?

 

The second one may actually be possible.


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I'd watch that. Also, I've got a >30 year old computer from East Germany. Pretty sure nothing in there was made in China, but who knows. It's kind of broken, though. Can't decide whether to fix it or to use it as a case for a modern PC (Linux). Form factor is pretty close to a smaller VCR.

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I'd much rather they put that effort into another Scrapyard Wars 😛

33 minutes ago, Murasaki said:

Everything is made in China, this is impossible.

Well, not if you consider Taiwan independent..


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1 minute ago, Djole123 said:

Please clarify, do you by "no parts made in China" mean having absolutely zero components in the system (down to ICs) made in China or having assembly of the components done outside of China?

 

The second one may actually be possible.

So I would adjust fire on the challenge to find out what absolutely cannot be sourced from outside China.

 

Ideal  = Build a complete system where all parts are not manufactured in china and do not use chinese parts - this included Case and all components of the PC as well as all Inputs and Outputs  

 

If a component cannot be made without parts from china state why or what cannot be sourced - Even if a 100% no Chinese parts PC cannot be made it would be very interesting to find out what it is that can only be sourced from China.

 

Expected outcome - a full PC that can run a modern operating system and at least play games on steam. I would say those games would not even have to be fully 3d. 


 

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1 minute ago, dizmo said:

I'd much rather they put that effort into another Scrapyard Wars 😛

Well, not if you consider Taiwan independent..

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Actually my PC has quite a few parts made in Taiwan - which technically is still China - but it says Taiwan, so would that count then?  Wouldn't be so hard to only get parts like that I guess,  also Korea perhaps. 

 

I'd definitely take on this challenge, if OP pays!  😁 


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1 minute ago, Mark Kaine said:

Actually my PC has quite a few parts made in Taiwan - which technically is still China - but it says Taiwan, so would that count then?

It depends on the country you are from if thy recognize Taiwan as separate country, like what Taiwanese want, or part of China, if they want to please the Chinese government.

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8 hours ago, Zeniv said:

I would love to know if it can even be done.

no it can not be done

 

dont even bother

 

to me a waste of time

 

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8 hours ago, GoodBytes said:

It depends on the country you are from if thy recognize Taiwan as separate country, like what Taiwanese want, or part of China, if they want to please the Chinese government.

Regardless of the political stage of Taiwan, most assembly is always done back in the mainland. Gigabyte is one of the few that still have motherboard production in Taipei:

 


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Both Intel and AMD CPU's are made in China so far as I am aware, so it'd have to be something IBM POWER 9 based.

 

On second thought... I've been wanting to see LTT bumble through Power9 for a while... I say do it!


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15 hours ago, Zeniv said:

Like the headline says. I challenge you to produce a PC made with no chinese manufactured parts at all. 

Impossible. All motherboards are made at Chinese factories (typically foxconn) unless Linus decides to source them from Brazil (some, not all items produced for the Brazil/South America market are produced in Brazil due to high import costs in Brazil,) that's unlikely to happen.

 

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