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I Bought a $5000 PC in a Random Asian Tech Mall

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Would you wander into a random shop in a foreign country, hand over all your credit cards, and say ‘Make me a Gaming PC’?

Well, Linus did! He visited Guang Ha Digital Plaza, handed over $5000, and said ‘yes’ to everything.

 

 

Build Spoilers Below!

 

 

Buy a Phanteks NV5 Mid-Tower Case: https://geni.us/dRFOzT
Buy a Bykski Full Coverage GPU Water Block and Backplate for MSI GeForce RTX 4090 Gaming x Trio: https://geni.us/3eTv0j
Buy a Bykski CP-S5PB-X Pump + 180mm PMMA Reservoir Combo: https://geni.us/Q5Rg5J
Buy a Byski CPU-RAY-On-M CPU Water Cooling Block w/ Temp Digital Display: https://geni.us/82c69
Buy a Seasonic VERTEX GX-1200 1200W 80+ Gold PSU: https://geni.us/Btnr0Zs
Buy an AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D CPU: https://geni.us/TjUZaX5
Buy a MSI MPG X670E Carbon WiFi Motherboard: https://geni.us/FKcLQe
Buy an MSI GeForce RTX 4090 GAMING X TRIO 24G Graphics Card: https://geni.us/9WVbDJH
Buy Acer Predator GM7000 2TB NVMe M.2 SSD: https://geni.us/XsH7
Buy XPG Lancer RGB 5600MTs CL36 2x16GB DDR5 RAM: https://geni.us/hdY6f2b

Purchases made through some store links may provide some compensation to Linus Media Group.

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next year at computex, go cable manage the winners setup

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https://www.aliexpress.us/item/3256805524320790.html

Bykski does make some hardline kits, I wonder if they have some products/product lines that just aren't on their store or if they do volume orders for specific cases for builders? Could certainly explain how he was able to do such a great hardline in such a short amount of time.

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I found the shop, the name is 艾諾優數位, they have an instagram account ikypc2023, and facebook page "艾諾優數位-高端客製化電腦專家", he says he honestly did not know who Linus was, and posted pics of the build saying: "A fellow wandered into the shop one day, his eyes immediately drawn to the shimmering display of our open-loop water-cooled system. A wave of shared excitement washed over us, culminating in a passionate declaration: "Make my computer fxxking awesome!" The customer's enthusiasm was so contagious, it was all I could do to hold back a grin as they swiftly swiped their card, sealing the deal."

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EDIT: The shop posted an update saying: "The digital symphony of my phone's notifications shattered the stillness of the night, just shy of two in the morning. My heart leaped, anticipating an earth-shattering announcement. Instead, a delightful surprise awaited: the fellow countryman I'd encountered was, it turned out, a person of considerable standing. A wave of regret washed over me for not recognizing him. His subsequent video, however, filled me with gratitude for his validation of my meticulous product standards. After all, pipes should be meticulously aligned, a testament to order and precision."

 

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as he said in the video, very scary with some payment solutions that doesn't give more control or have more security to it.

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40 minutes ago, DarkWaterSong said:

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That poor guy is going to be soooo busy now. I hope he limits his orders and keeps quality high.

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the only thing that shocks   Yvonne now.

wait usd???????????

that was pure gold reaction!

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Planning to visit this shop when I go later this year. Great to see some good shopkeepers at Guanghua.

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Thumbs up to the team LTT. The kid is lucky and I hope he uses the PC in more ways other than just gaming. Such powerful machine will surely boost his growth in his studies.

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14 hours ago, NakotaDinzeo said:

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Next year it would be fun for Linus to chat with him, for his opinion on tech, the local scene and how this video changed his life/business.  There is totally a great story to continue telling.

Edit: Also, thank you for the people who do the translation from non-english to English!

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i doubt that guy who got that pc,can even aford to use it.i mean just look how that guy looks,i doubut that guy can even affrod to use operate so power hungry pc(electric bill i mean).

not suprised if guy ending selling this pc.

i mean he lives in country where 5k is 1 year avarage earning 

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2 hours ago, aqarwaen29 said:

i doubt that guy who got that pc,can even aford to use it.i mean just look how that guy looks,i doubut that guy can even affrod to use operate so power hungry pc(electric bill i mean).

not suprised if guy ending selling this pc.

i mean he lives in country where 5k is 1 year avarage earning 

Taiwan was the 14th-richest among 193 countries and territories in the world this year, an analysis by Global Finance magazine based on GDP per capita adjusted for purchasing power showed last week.

Among other important economies, Germany ranked 19th, South Korea 30th, the UK 31st, Japan 38th, the report said.

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2 hours ago, aqarwaen29 said:

i doubt that guy who got that pc,can even aford to use it.i mean just look how that guy looks,i doubut that guy can even affrod to use operate so power hungry pc(electric bill i mean).

not suprised if guy ending selling this pc.

i mean he lives in country where 5k is 1 year avarage earning 

This is not true. Minimum wage in Taiwan is ~10k/yr (329640 TWD), average ~21k/yr(694000 TWD)

Electricity price is very cheap even with recent 10% increase (~0.096 USD/kWh).

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I loved the give away, that poor guy was speechless

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Kid might do a setup video.

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11 hours ago, aqarwaen29 said:

i doubt that guy who got that pc,can even aford to use it.i mean just look how that guy looks,i doubut that guy can even affrod to use operate so power hungry pc(electric bill i mean).

not suprised if guy ending selling this pc.

i mean he lives in country where 5k is 1 year avarage earning 

My house's electric bill when I was in Taiwan was around $50 a month, me and my wife earn about $5000 monthly.  
Yes the income is not as high as now working in Silicon Valley, but I think it's not that hard to run that computer. 

And Big Mac in Taiwan is about $2.5.


BTW, GDP per capita of USD 32,679 in 2022. 

Just as a reference and some fact. I don't know where your number from. But this is the fact I found on Google and my person experience. 

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15 hours ago, aqarwaen29 said:

i doubt that guy who got that pc,can even aford to use it.i mean just look how that guy looks,i doubut that guy can even affrod to use operate so power hungry pc(electric bill i mean).

not suprised if guy ending selling this pc.

i mean he lives in country where 5k is 1 year avarage earning 

Worthy of a Linus shadowban. 

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At around 16 minutes into the video Linus is talking about the memory speed being incorrect, this is incorrect. The ram speed on 4x DIMMS (2 dimms per channel) is correct at 3600MHz, 5200MHz is only possible on 1DPC (2x 32GB dimms). If you take a look at the motherboard QVL/spec you will see something such as 

Max. DIMM Frequency 5200 MHz (1DPC); 3600 MHz (2DPC)

(I am also pretty sure this is just a Ryzen thing and not Intel)

 

I am not sure what the motherboard is, but the guy building did everything right 😁

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10 minutes ago, realwiggy said:

At around 16 minutes into the video Linus is talking about the memory speed being incorrect, this is incorrect. The ram speed on 4x DIMMS (2 dimms per channel) is correct at 3600MHz, 5200MHz is only possible on 1DPC (2x 32GB dimms). If you take a look at the motherboard QVL/spec you will see something such as 

Max. DIMM Frequency 5200 MHz (1DPC); 3600 MHz (2DPC)

(I am also pretty sure this is just a Ryzen thing and not Intel)

 

I am not sure what the motherboard is, but the guy building did everything right 😁

You are correct, but overclocking is possible, as I'm currently daily driving Ryzen 7950X with 128GB(4x32GB) DDR5-6000 CL30, been stable for about a year now, no crashes.

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16 minutes ago, metzen said:

You are correct, but overclocking is possible, as I'm currently daily driving Ryzen 7950X with 128GB(4x32GB) DDR5-6000 CL30, been stable for about a year now, no crashes.

XMP yes, but overclocking is not a guarantee. In the class of the video he is a newbie, how the shop owner built it is how it should be used (imo).

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On 6/22/2024 at 3:01 PM, Quackers101 said:

as he said in the video, very scary with some payment solutions that doesn't give more control or have more security to it.

where I live if you purchase goods above 20usd you need to input your pin number.

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7 hours ago, realwiggy said:

At around 16 minutes into the video Linus is talking about the memory speed being incorrect, this is incorrect. The ram speed on 4x DIMMS (2 dimms per channel) is correct at 3600MHz, 5200MHz is only possible on 1DPC (2x 32GB dimms). If you take a look at the motherboard QVL/spec you will see something such as 

Max. DIMM Frequency 5200 MHz (1DPC); 3600 MHz (2DPC)

(I am also pretty sure this is just a Ryzen thing and not Intel)

 

I am not sure what the motherboard is, but the guy building did everything right 😁

You may be interested in Linus' response to similar feedback on the subreddit.

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