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What made you watch/join LinusTechTips?

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I've always had a liking for tech stuff, so when I discovered Linus' YouTube channel it seemed like a natural fit. As for the forum, I joined because the last forum I was an active member of (Pure Pwnage forums) died off many years ago and so I decided to finally sign up here after watching Linus' videos for a fair while..


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Once I searched for the difference between intel Core Processors...I saw the i3,i5,i7 video....Since then I Stayed around watching and enjoying LTT...:D

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I watched a build log earlier this year which was from a year or 2 ago where Linus was wearing a lab coat.


I don't remember how I got on to the video, it would have showed in the right hand pane of suggestions, I guess.

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the way he gracefully abuses expensive tech.

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(Black Glacier)


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Dual xeon x5679 processors, 24gb of ECC memory, Nvidia quadro 295 NVS and 48tb of storage.  (z600

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I found his video on mvix channel about nroken hard drive

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GPU : Sapphire R7 260X ; PSU : Seassonic 650W, 80+ ; HDD : Segate 1TB - 7200 RPM


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when I started learning about building a computer a few years ago, I noticed that LTT always had an answer to my question they always had the top rated video on my question. I decided to sub and start being active on the forum.

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When I first built my PC, I wanted a Zalman Z11 Plus because I thought it looked cool, and Linus was one of the only people to have a review up. After the Z11 review I kept binge watching other reviews.

hating popular things as a personality trait is infinitely more cringe than liking things unapologetically

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Wanted to build my first PC, a friend I knew built one, he sent me a link to some build log Linus made a few years back, and then it turned like popcorn, once you start watching you can't stop. 

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The somewhat easy to understand and obviously knowledgeable host. That's what kept me watching Linus's vids. (Oh, and all the innuendo that would make a generally boring topic, watchable)


Some other tech show feel like they just hired some random guy to read a needlessly complicated script to make themselves sound knowledgeable, I don't get that feel with Linus. Kind of hard to convey.

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A friend told me about the channel.

Born too early to explore the galaxy, born too late to explore the seas, born just in time to make memes.

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The days of core 2 duo. Omg I feel old. :(

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When I was building my first PC back in December 2010 I saw some of Linus's videos whilst researching the parts.

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Network Gear: Dell PowerEdge T110, TP Link Gigabit 24 Port Switch, Sky Router, Asus Wireless Access Point.

Mobile Machine:  13inch MacBook Air (2018 Retina), Core i5-8210Y, 128GB SDD, 8GB RAM, Mac OS Mojave

Other Tech: iPhone XS Max, Series 4 Apple Watch (LTE), AirPods, PS4, Nintendo Switch,PS3, Xbox 360, 20inch iMac G4, 30inch Apple HD Cinema Display

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I stumbled upon one of Linus's build logs while browsing Youtube. It was the first time I saw how a PC was built. I never thought that a PC could be built from scratch by hand. Then, after Watching al of Linus's videos (including Tech Quickies) I built my first PC, the one I currently own.

ZamoRIG 2.0:

Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 @ 3.9GHz

Cooling: DeepCool Captain 240 RGB + 2x Corsair ML120 fans

Graphics Card: Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming x2 

Motherboard: Asrock X370 Gaming K4 

RAM: 2x8GB DDR4 G Skill Ripjaws V Grey @ 2800MHz 

SSDs: 2xPatriot Ignite M.2 240GB

HDD: WD Black 1TB + WD Green 2TB

 PSU: Corsair RM750

Case: Corsair Carbide 400C

ZamoRIG “Portable”:

Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 4GHz

Cooling: Corsair H80i 

Graphics Card: Gigabyte GTX 1070 G1 Gaming 

Motherboard: Gigabyte AB350N Gaming WiFi

RAM: 1x16GB DDR4 Corsair Vengance  @ 2400MHz 

SSD: Patriot Ignite M.2 240GB 

HDD: 2TB 2.5” Seagate HDD 

PSU: Corsair TX650M 

Case: Siverstone SG13

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Although I vaguely remember finding out about it last August back when I was obsessively watching milder tech channels such as MKHBD and Austin Evans, I distinctly remember being truly introduced to it once I started my first year at College from a friend who was in the same IT classes. I stayed after that because Linus always seemed to know what he was talking about, and had that great sense of humor that keeps you interested - it's borderline cheesy, but he doesn't give you time to cringe. Overall, lots of his videos (especially his earlier Techquickie ones and build logs) have helped me to maintain my current computer, and upgrade some of the parts. I soon found out about JayzTwoCents, Tech of Tomorrow, and more recently Awesomesauce Network whilst searching for his videos.


I stay to this day because It's helped me with my comfortability in building and maintaining computers, and even watching some of the reviews for hardware I may never buy is really interesting because It allows me to understand what is available, and all the other YouTubers just top this off by adding more to what Linus has already said or missed out on.

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I find that YouTube channel forums are the best. Usually they have nicee people, and less uwnt m8 skrubs.

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Reviews for the most part, also I came across the WAN Show one night.

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reason to join the forum? he mentioned it was a great community on a couple of wan shows back then, so decided to see if it was actually any good & here i am, close to 3k posts later with an awesome community

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It was back around a 1y ago, I was looking into building a PC, and their simple videos helped me A LOT.


Nowadays, since I know the basics, I kinda just watch the videos and enjoy them, as I feel they are a bit superficial, and I'd rather read a long article on other sites, if I want to learn tech stuff. Still good for a quick reference, though.

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I came across his videos when I was curious about PC gaming, searched the latest cpu at the time (980x) and then learnt a lot from his videos through binge watching, I also watched his cattips channel. I knew of the forums for a long time but was hesitant to join as I remember I can get so addicted to forums like in the past, (lol spend too much time) but decided to join as I wanted to share my own tips as well as learn from fellow members.

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Some time ago I was looking for a review of some Razer peripheral, and found that guy with the weirdest humor (Linus), since then I've seen all the videos on all of the 3 channels and most on NCIX. Learned A LOT from them, and because of LTT i found my passion, now what's left is just how to combine my university degree and computers together in order to earn moneyz.


Thank you all LTT and keep up the great work.  :P

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I was a poor AMD fanboy peasant until my friend at school stopped me and showed me the true way of LinusTechTips, along with Tek Syndicate. Both have proven to me that AMD is now inferior, and I have joined the Objectivity Masterrace. Such a happy camper.

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Laptop Monster:
Lenovo X1 Carbon 2017; i7-7500U - 16GB 1333MHz LPDDR3 - AMD R9 Nano (Through Thunderbolt) - Toshiba RD400 256GB SSD

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