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How much are Youtubers' PCs actually worth?

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I had just been wondering after watching Jay's most recent video how much that Skunkworks PC is actually worth. I Googled it and found that there was a version on pcpartpicker, but that hadn't been updated in while and so obviously it wasn't fully accurate. This also applies to something like Linus' custom desk pc, or the rave pc. Does anybody know?

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Add up the cost all of all the hardware including watercooling parts and it'll add up to the total value of the PC.

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1 minute ago, r2724r16 said:

Add up the cost all of all the hardware including watercooling parts and it'll add up to the total value of the PC.

^^^ Yep, just throw together a parts list on PCPP, take a gander at how much blocks and tubing and such are from whatever company they used (for Linus and Jay I think it's EK) and what desk PC cases cost, and you can get a pretty good idea about how much they cost.

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RTX 2080 Ti - $1300
i9 9900K - $500
Asus ROG Maximus XI - $300
64GB of DDR4 - $500
Being a Tech Youtuber and getting the parts for free - Priceless

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1 hour ago, Canada EH said:

They get shit for free, or heavily discounted in some cases like buying "Sample's" from vendors.

While this applies to current version of Jay's Skunkworks, the original (like Linus' personal rig) was bought system. Jay was doing high end custom builds back then.

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1 hour ago, LoGiCalDrm said:

While this applies to current version of Jay's Skunkworks, the original (like Linus' personal rig) was bought system. Jay was doing high end custom builds back then.

Yeah no one can say for sure, can spin it anyway you or he wants too to get more clicks.

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10 hours ago, Spotty said:



There's some things money can't buy. For everything else, there's Honey. Honey is the easy to use browser add on that will help you save money while you shop online. Honey will automatically find the best coupons available and apply them at checkout.

I think this guy is a HoneyBot. ;)

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10 hours ago, Spotty said:

There's some things money can't buy. For everything else, there's Honey. Honey is the easy to use browser add on that will help you save money while you shop online. Honey will automatically find the best coupons available and apply them at checkout.

If the Winnie the Pooh cartoons taught me anything, it's that bears love honey.  They're probably digging a tunnel right now ...

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38 minutes ago, Gikero said:

I think this guy is a HoneyBot. ;)

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12 hours ago, hiitswilliam said:

I had just been wondering after watching Jay's most recent video how much that Skunkworks PC is actually worth. I Googled it and found that there was a version on pcpartpicker, but that hadn't been updated in while and so obviously it wasn't fully accurate. This also applies to something like Linus' custom desk pc, or the rave pc. Does anybody know?

This varies from build to build, on top of that not all techtubers have update their build with the latest parts, which further complicates the matter as the 2080ti, and the 9900k are both really expensive components, but for large channels I would estimate that their builds are usually $2500 to $4200 (USD).

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1 hour ago, Captain Chaos said:

If the Winnie the Pooh cartoons taught me anything, it's that bears love honey.  They're probably digging a tunnel right now ...

The Albino bear is the one to actually see in the wild, they are probably a protected species. To the Native Peoples that is a very spiritual animal with deep meaning.

 

10 minutes ago, Wh0_Am_1 said:

techtubers have update their build

that is because they are lazy

 

1 hour ago, Spotty said:

Private internet access

Plus L-man endorses that product, so you know its grade AAA+++

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Just now, Canada EH said:

 

 

that is because they are lazy

 

 

Totally, who want to rebuild their entire PC everytime a shiny new component comes out, when what they have gets the job done, and then cable manage it? 

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Just now, Canada EH said:

Plus L-man endorses that product, so you know its grade AAA+++

I've been using PIA personally for the last 2 or so years. There was a law brought in within the last few years where Australian ISPs are forced to store data on their customers for a period of two years. Signed up to a VPN pretty quickly. Been pretty happy with it.

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4 minutes ago, Wh0_Am_1 said:

PC

It is many aspects actually, like not listing precisely what they are using, or skipping major areas that need covering. It is like those classless unboxing videos all the kids are doing now. We find a product that we want to see, and its not widely available online tubers, they give every angle to a stupid cord, they show the stupid manual. It is bad, really really bad. Just whip that fucking manual across the room, no one reads them anyways.

 

 

 

Well yeah, I would use a very secure vpn as well. It is becoming a police state now, it is getting worse and its bad now, really really bad.

Just now, Spotty said:

I've been using PIA personally for the last 2 or so years. There was a law brought in within the last few years where Australian ISPs are forced to store data on their customers for a period of two years. Signed up to a VPN pretty quickly. Been pretty happy with it.

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3 minutes ago, Canada EH said:

It is many aspects actually, like not listing precisely what they are using, or skipping major areas that need covering. It is like those classless unboxing videos all the kids are doing now. We find a product that we want to see, and its not widely available online tubers, they give every angle to a stupid cord, they show the stupid manual. It is bad, really really bad. Just whip that fucking manual across the room, no one reads them anyways.

That to, who wants to make an entire video to say: "Hey guys take a look at this sweet new GPU that I added to replace this other totally awesome GPU that isn't as cool looking anymore due to a new cooler design!"

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12 minutes ago, Canada EH said:

Just whip that fucking manual across the room, no one reads them anyways.

Yet a fair bit of people wouldn't need to make a thread here if they just RTFM

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6 minutes ago, Wh0_Am_1 said:

to say

It is the new era of ego's and "Look at me, I am so special"

 

 

Every thing is online, EVERYTHING! No need to post any question or questions at all.

Just now, Cereal5 said:

Yet a fair bit of people wouldn't need to make a thread here if they just RTFM

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1 minute ago, Canada EH said:

It is the new era of ego's and "Look at me, I am so special"

They would do well to remember the mantra "He/She who lives by the sword dies by the sword".

 

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5 minutes ago, Wh0_Am_1 said:

They would do well to remember the mantra "He/She who lives by the sword dies by the sword".

 

True but can you slice a snowflake as it falls with that sword?

Then put it on tubes and showoff your pc and how you did the tube, then show the viewing audience the total cost of the video and how much money you will make from it. Be sure to add a silly face to the thumbnail video picture! In the dibblydoo under the video, list out the specs of your pc. Then block any comments on it, that is always a special thing tubers do.

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1 minute ago, Canada EH said:

True but can you slice a snowflake as it falls with that sword?

Then put it on tubes and showoff your pc and how you did the tube, then show the viewing audience the total cost of the video and how much money you will make from it. Be sure to add a silly face to the thumbnail video picture!

Hey I never said that a sword was bad, it's just that if people emotionally rely on how popular they are, they are in for a world of hurt sooner or later.

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8 minutes ago, Wh0_Am_1 said:

emotionally rely

Addiction is a troubling DIS-ease

 

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Linus' custom desk pc, or the rave pc. Does anybody know?

No one knows how much it cost Linus. Steady at the helm to rake it in while it lasts. My gut tells me the showmanship is a facade, that what lays behind the curtain is not what is shown to the viewing audience, otherwise the train slows down and the ROI slows way down, costs pile up and employees start to leave and it becomes lean and the hunger drive instinct will take over. Of course there will always be that core group of people. It is good that there is an inventory system in place where they scan stuff in and out. Probably a lot of money laying on those shelves.

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If you want to play at the top end you have to pay top end .   Or so overclockers would like you to believe .  Obviously no self respecting you tuber would be caught buying a pc . But if you HAD to buy one on the same level then here is one from 8pack overclocker

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