The WEIRDEST PC Parts we Found on AliExpress

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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips  2 months ago +543

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      Cgb Fgh 28 days ago

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    • Drake Dragon
      Drake Dragon Month ago +1

      I got an even better idea, since the OLED is bendable we can make concentrical layers, like a lot of sphere one in the other and since from what you have showed, from the back of the clear TV display we dont see nothing, then everyone watching the sphere TV will see only his prespective and also his own background since it wont be visible from the back(the other sides of the sphere). its a really cool topic tho. And its already possible specially the first one (transparent TV + 3D tv tech of few years ago) Make a video on this or holograms in the future including this linus!

    • Sir Haxor
      Sir Haxor Month ago

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  • James Connington

    Yeah I know I am late to comment, but the first PCI to USB adapter if for GPU mining, I have a few of them running and they work well. Stunned they missed this.

  • Shark Boy
    Shark Boy Day ago +1

    16:18 too real

  • fire hawk boss the pro

    is the rysen 3 good?

  • Justin Sessions
    Justin Sessions Day ago

    This goes to show that Linus has great taste in hiring.

  • Saumitra Patil
    Saumitra Patil Day ago

    Linus is like:
    Me and the boys trying to murder our PCIe slots

  • Matthew Grimm
    Matthew Grimm 2 days ago

    why did the oscilloscope computer have to be booted via XP?

  • Treychik
    Treychik 2 days ago

    Touching working capacitor...shocking! 😂

  • Military Broadcaster HD

    15:48 who’s phone went off

  • lgmtk
    lgmtk 2 days ago

    I don't get it, for the first card the USB thingy, what was connected to the v.card? What produced the image?

  • del men
    del men 2 days ago

    the 1st item use on bitmining

  • Chris Topher
    Chris Topher 2 days ago

    Windows XP?!?! Y’all could LITERALLY run a modern distro of Linux on a 32bit machine. 🙄

  • Jason Dreams
    Jason Dreams 2 days ago

    Wow so many nerds in one place

  • Sequoia Hughes
    Sequoia Hughes 2 days ago

    the very best of eBay

  • Grahame Hadden
    Grahame Hadden 3 days ago

    Omg I've bought the same shite

  • Elias Beachman
    Elias Beachman 3 days ago +1

    Can someone write an English translation of this video?

  • Leonardo Cartaxo
    Leonardo Cartaxo 4 days ago

    Is this motherborad plug & play? they are puging stuff on the fly!

  • FK1 NoobieKiller
    FK1 NoobieKiller 4 days ago

    Did he really make a reference for the younger audience ... I expected better from LTT

  • Thomas Conrow
    Thomas Conrow 4 days ago +1

    PCMCIA = People Can't Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms.

    • Mike Modest
      Mike Modest 4 days ago

      At Coral Gables = Adenine, Thymine, Cytosine and Guanine.

  • Deutschehordenelite
    Deutschehordenelite 4 days ago

    I had an 7950GX2 :D

  • Palomar Jones
    Palomar Jones 5 days ago

    Next time use a low ESR capacitor. Duh.

  • imnotdavid
    imnotdavid 5 days ago +1

    I wonder if Linus would get more views if he started being a nice person. Meh.

  • Justin Pyktel
    Justin Pyktel 5 days ago +1

    This style of show was great

  • Ben in Seattle
    Ben in Seattle 6 days ago

    How did you miss this versatile "PCI-e Interposer" card sold by Ootdty which has an extra edge connector on the side so you can turn it and plug it into a mini-PCI slot! It also does I2C and ELPC busses. It's supposed to show the Power-On Self-Test code, but from the reviews it sounds like it is buggy and just stops at E7. Still, at only $15, it seems like it's a better deal than anything in the video.

  • ChristianProgrammer
    ChristianProgrammer 6 days ago

    Thumbs up if you replayed 4:36 to count the bills a few times

  • Kasaihasuki
    Kasaihasuki 6 days ago

    8:20 so canadian it hurts

  • EvroNetwork
    EvroNetwork 6 days ago

    6:38 when replacing a capacitor takes 1 hour instead of 5 minutes

  • oicfas4523
    oicfas4523 6 days ago +7

    Yay, Alex! He is my favorite. What a cutie.

  • WinterTech Gaming
    WinterTech Gaming 7 days ago +22

    Watch these dudes reel in disgust at the slight lag while exclaiming "Man youre time travelling"
    Me: *EXCUSE ME I DoNt SeE ThE PRoBlEm this how I always play*

  • ExodusRiot
    ExodusRiot 7 days ago

    250 fps in csgo with a 2070 and 8700k is an interesting expectation, i get like 300 on a 3rd gen i5 and a 6 year old radeon gpu

  • Daniël de Kruijf
    Daniël de Kruijf 7 days ago


  • Swadel
    Swadel 7 days ago

    Worst CS team mates. lol

  • randomclips1511
    randomclips1511 7 days ago

    now THATS a way to cheat in counterstrike without anyone taking notice on the software side. good luck to the counter terrorist´s hiding in those green "camo" suit´s

  • Augden Fischer
    Augden Fischer 7 days ago

    Correct it was not a surprise.

  • Christian Temelkoski

    this is taranble

  • Shin Lancelot
    Shin Lancelot 8 days ago

    Can one add 1080 gpu or whatever it is called, as external addon, on a laptop and play ganes smoothly ?

  • Greg Porter
    Greg Porter 8 days ago +3

    Omg i actually had one of those pci fan systems in 2004 in my collage rig!!!

  • blooduhz
    blooduhz 8 days ago

    On a serious note, there are so many junk shits selling on Aliexpress. I hope this video will prevent people trying to go on budget and buying cheap graphic cards etc. from there, you'll burn your pocket more. You guys are making dodgy Chinese businessmen rich. I only buy small electronic parts, cables, phone cover and case and undie boxers there lol. Never ever spend more than $100 for a single stuff on that item

  • ArnieMcStranglehold
    ArnieMcStranglehold 9 days ago

    This was fun.

  • Stephen Lawrence
    Stephen Lawrence 9 days ago

    That was the best you could do? I would rather watch cat videos than waist my time with what I expected would be informative. Good thing I am not subscribed to your channel. I would have unsubscribed had I been. I really expected more from your channel.

  • retro_amp
    retro_amp 9 days ago

    All that gear and no one has a hot air rework station? You can get inexpensive ones that will work for this silly capacitor tape. lol

  • lil Nasoor
    lil Nasoor 9 days ago

    which screen is Alex using

  • _
    _ 9 days ago

    "Weirdest PC components..."
    A fan. They bought a fucking fan.

  • Paul Marshall
    Paul Marshall 9 days ago

    Why do Americans think that talking fast and loud makes their video's more exciting, when it just pisses people off, just talk normally, you're not a fucking game show host!

  • chazz Lucas
    chazz Lucas 9 days ago

    Linus Tech Tips .... that thing that you are standing next to at 3:05 is microwaving your nut sack !! you do know that right ????

  • Springdaisy
    Springdaisy 10 days ago

    I enjoyed this video far too much.

  • BlackPhoenix Family
    BlackPhoenix Family 10 days ago

    Linus having to throw in what PCMCIA is made me cringe, low-key........having 2 cards in one of my bins, not so low-key....LOL

  • Officially Blox
    Officially Blox 11 days ago

    4:04 when they all say oooh because of the lag and im here like come on its not that bad, I go through this everyday 😂😂

  • Yestin Lamptey
    Yestin Lamptey 11 days ago +3

    That oscilloscope is probably the only interesting thing I've heard from LTT in an unbelievably long time

  • Austin Ling
    Austin Ling 11 days ago

    lol linus has much random computer info in his brain.. when did he engage encyclopedia mode?

  • CommanderTaco
    CommanderTaco 12 days ago

    Wait, you can put more than a GPU and wifi card ??????????

  • GamerWorks
    GamerWorks 12 days ago

    ooooo yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Willard Potter
    Willard Potter 12 days ago +2

    I half expected that video card to need an AGP slot. Then I realized that, outside of Linus, none of them likely know what AGP was... then I felt old.. lol

    • bob smith
      bob smith 9 days ago

      @Willard Potter Yeah, it's tough convincing folks you can't have 10+ devices, streaming video, doing RDP on your home/hotel wifi to an office from a limited connection. They be like, "I need my Netflix while working!" (number one consumer of internet bandwidth)

    • Willard Potter
      Willard Potter 9 days ago +1

      @bob smith Lol. I did tech support for a few different ISPs. The amount of times people have had crying fits and melt downs when I told them there was nothing I could do to fix their wifi because the area was just flooded with too many 2.4GHz signals and that they would just have to hard wire was ridiculous. lol It was also surprising how few people what a modem is, much less where in their house it is. I thought the younger generations were supposed to be tech savvy... lol

    • bob smith
      bob smith 9 days ago

      I'm in networking. Don't even try and tell a millennial there's no wifi and you have to use a cat5. They are like "huh?"

    • bob smith
      bob smith 9 days ago

      Ha. I remember asking in ~'98 "Does this have AGP?"

  • skukmthfkr
    skukmthfkr 12 days ago

    how dump you have to be to hot glue a capacitor and to expect to work ?!?

  • Football
    Football 12 days ago

    Boooooo fortnite reference

  • Exploit Entertainment
    Exploit Entertainment 12 days ago

    that "YEAH" made me so laugh haha thanks so much!

  • Roger Diotte
    Roger Diotte 12 days ago

    Fun Fact: all those old standards I knew off my head...the newer I get fazed...LOL

  • James Laine
    James Laine 12 days ago

    Weirdest PCIe card I ever saw looked like a network card with an Ethernet jack, but had a label on it saying it was actually a sound card. No idea how speakers would connect to it though.

  • James Laine
    James Laine 12 days ago

    That looked like a monumental waste of time.

  • souldeepproduction

    love your videos but just the way you all are with each other in this video made me smile great personalities, if i ever get stuck in an elevator i rather it was with one of you guys oh and a power bank and some sort of gaming device legends lol

  • Ricksflicks
    Ricksflicks 13 days ago

    I'm impressed with how disappointing this video was.

  • bond amaam
    bond amaam 13 days ago

    what keyboard is that?!?!?!

  • SouperSaiyan
    SouperSaiyan 13 days ago

    I don't know the name of guy with the PCI fan, but I want him to be my friend

  • SouperSaiyan
    SouperSaiyan 13 days ago

    This is a flippen cool video

  • Domebuddy
    Domebuddy 13 days ago

    All your employees are white men? UMMM HELLO? DIVERSITY? :^)

  • VastYoshi1019
    VastYoshi1019 14 days ago

    4:36; Who else noticed someone is counting money (I am not exactly sure he is doing that though...)

  • aus
    aus 14 days ago

    In this video kids look at hardware cards from 2004 and learn that there were lot of weird parts for computers when everything wasn't built into motherboard and chipsets weren't integrated on CPUs.

  • caarefaace
    caarefaace 14 days ago +10

    Im new to Linus Tech Tips, but has anyone noticed that Linus sounds exactly likes Steve Carrel?

  • Raymond Frost
    Raymond Frost 14 days ago

    hmm, i was expecting much weirder products than this. this is just run of the mill stuff.

  • Hairysteed
    Hairysteed 14 days ago +5

    Remember back in the late '90:s when you had to have expansion slots for:
    -sound card
    -LAN card
    -video catd
    -3d accelerator (was a separate module from the video card)

  • coooolibri
    coooolibri 14 days ago

    i built my system with a amd phenom x6 1550t black edition, and a 550gtx in 2009. this is exactly how i play counter strike today. once i click tab it jumps from 120 to 80 frames :D

  • iWhacko
    iWhacko 14 days ago +1

    when your employees are too young to remember pci or pcmcia :'(

    • DamageIncM
      DamageIncM 14 days ago

      Or maybe they're so old they have dementia.

  • Joe DiGiovanni IV
    Joe DiGiovanni IV 15 days ago +4

    Holding a capacitor down with your bare hand, probably is never a great idea

  • TechAKeyboards
    TechAKeyboards 15 days ago

    I'll subscribe if you recycle all this goddamn plastic :)

  • StarkRG
    StarkRG 15 days ago

    The weirdest one was probably the USB pci extender thing, and that's not particularly weird...

  • C world media
    C world media 15 days ago

    I need 1k Subs

  • Silverback Gorrilla
    Silverback Gorrilla 15 days ago +5

    Linus was so preoccupied with whether he COULD make it work, that he didn't stop to think if he SHOULD...

  • wluevanos
    wluevanos 15 days ago

    Linus is an arrogant piece of shit

  • Akshay Chandru
    Akshay Chandru 15 days ago +1

    This is how geeks party!

  • DEathstrike
    DEathstrike 15 days ago


  • Jon Roberson
    Jon Roberson 15 days ago

    This dude is way annoying

  • BlockArchitech
    BlockArchitech 16 days ago +13

    Meanwhile while Linus is failing, (15:09) There’s windows XP in the background. Perfect timing Alex.

  • Harshan Rajan
    Harshan Rajan 16 days ago

    I wonder what these children would do when presented with a pussy.

  • Andrew Kich
    Andrew Kich 16 days ago

    lol So, linus is the only one in that room with tech experience.

  • Horseshoe Crab
    Horseshoe Crab 16 days ago

    Fortnite gay

  • Mustafa Mohammad
    Mustafa Mohammad 16 days ago +3

    Riley: *y e a h!*

  • getliquified
    getliquified 16 days ago

    PCI 🤣🤣🤣 omg 🤣🤣🤣

  • Kyle Clifton
    Kyle Clifton 16 days ago

    Should have done a pci physx card.

  • Lorenzo Battilocchi
    Lorenzo Battilocchi 17 days ago

    What motherboard is that? It looks pretty cool!

  • talha5007
    talha5007 17 days ago

    seriously guys? its waste of money for those pci cards. i could have done better job finding some real weird pci cards if given the chance...

  • lord zexcron
    lord zexcron 17 days ago

    This video s u c k s

  • Travis Terrell
    Travis Terrell 17 days ago

    Do they really not have a soldering iron in the whole place? Hot glue and tape are the best they can do?

  • Marneus Calgar
    Marneus Calgar 17 days ago

    i dont give a fuck, its the internet, none of this shit is real

  • Marneus Calgar
    Marneus Calgar 17 days ago

    what a piece of shit dude he is]

  • DarkoJack
    DarkoJack 17 days ago

    love Riley man

  • Faisal Al-Yahya
    Faisal Al-Yahya 17 days ago +1

    14:37 Hold that yawn bruh

  • Thomas Smith
    Thomas Smith 18 days ago +1

    The first one is good, keep the heat generating video card outside and with a big fan for cooling

  • DLiciousCrabMeat
    DLiciousCrabMeat 18 days ago

    13:14 trying to connect an old iphone to a new macbook

  • James Rael
    James Rael 18 days ago +2

    Alex's fully operational battle station!

  • Marc S
    Marc S 18 days ago

    lol, I have one ...