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Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this video! First 500 people will get a 2 month FREE trial here: https://skl.sh/2G2b88v Buy the be quiet! Dark Rock 4 CPU Cooler on Newegg: http://geni.us/8CI9is Buy the be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4 CPU Cooler on Newegg: http://geni.us/P59kAG1 When GPU prices stayed high for so long, people started to get desperate... So we went shopping for cheap GPUs on AliExpress to see what happens! Buy a GTX 1060 6GB for a not ridiculous sum: On Amazon: http://geni.us/brR9s On Newegg: http://geni.us/nM2D Buy an actually warrantied GTX 1080 for less than we paid for this one: On Amazon: http://geni.us/1YhzB On Newegg: http://geni.us/zTV7HIv Discuss on the forum: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/930382-cheap-aliexpress-graphics-cards-scam/ Our Affiliates, Referral Programs, and Sponsors: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/75969-linus-tech-tips-affiliates-referral-programs-and-sponsors Linus Tech Tips merchandise at http://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/LinusTechTips/ Linus Tech Tips posters at http://crowdmade.com/linustechtips Our Test Benches on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/shop/linustechtips Our production gear: http://geni.us/cvOS Get LTX 2018 tickets at https://www.ltxexpo.com/ Twitter - https://twitter.com/linustech Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/LinusTech Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/linustech Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/linustech Intro Screen Music Credit: Title: Laszlo - Supernova Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKfxmFU3lWY iTunes Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/supernova/id936805712 Artist Link: https://soundcloud.com/laszlomusic Outro Screen Music Credit: Approaching Nirvana - Sugar High http://www.youtube.com/approachingnirvana Sound effects provided by http://www.freesfx.co.uk/sfx/
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1 2 3 (14 hours ago)
tldr. 5gb real @ china cafes
fishes wishes (1 day ago)
nvidia makes china-only gpus: no body bats an eye. amd makes china-only gpus: EVERY ONE LOSES THEIR SHIIET
Chuck Banks (1 day ago)
Hey, kinda new to the "custom pc" biz, and I get what benchmarking does, but not sure what programs to use. Is the one shown a "one size fits all", and If so, what is it?
RED WEREWOLF (2 days ago)
Well linus not all gpu release with nvidia spec. Example is my old gpu gt730. It ddr3 but have 4gb vram. And backplate is have function to protect gpu.i mean i almost broke my new gpu that haven't been tested yet. Because i try to replace cmos battery went it running and it fell to gpu make small spark sound and freeze the screen lucky after reboot it run fine (i know dont messing around with pc when it running) that why backplate was made. And having backplate make cleaning gpu more easy than brush directly to pcb full of small components that can broke easily
zaeem awais (2 days ago)
I saw death at internet cafes on 7:50. Why???
James Peterson (4 days ago)
I've purchased plenty of electronics on both Banggood and Ali Express. Both work similar to E-bay, in that there are separate vendors in China selling things on these sites. It all works. It is all good quality, but a little rough around the edges. Excellent quality epoxy glass boards, good components, connectors a little cheap, but they work. They don't package as well as we do, but everything I've gotten from them worked fine. Sometime you can't find what you want any where else. Documentation is sparse, and a lot of it in Chinese. I'm a ET, so I read schematics, and don't have a problem with this. You can save a hell of a lot of money if you can stand the wait. As with most things, you have to know what you are buying. Returns are a bitch, but some vendors there have state side returns.
CHILLY MAN (5 days ago)
This was a great video. The cards actually didn't seem that bad.
TeraTube (5 days ago)
Nvidia develop the graphic card technology and China just copy.. Nvidia sale graphic card and technology. China just sale the copy product.😜😜 I use GTX1050 ti 4GB from china. just 90USD. Already 1 year use this. no have problem detected. Support for (GTA V) ultra graphic setting. No lack,no stress..😬
Gabe Newell (6 days ago)
Zachary June (6 days ago)
0:08 just do another take Linus.
Skagzy (7 days ago)
you should do a video like this but with AMD cards
Totobro07 (8 days ago)
Who else REALLY REALLY fucking wants to be Linus
fadi samha (8 days ago)
Please can you sent me fake one?
ATROCITUS (9 days ago)
André Lcz (9 days ago)
Yeah boy..... your founder overpriced eddition got wrecked by the chinese low budget 1080ti. LeL
its me a random dude (4 days ago)
Matsu (10 days ago)
Doctor Healer (11 days ago)
"No one can pronounce kurzgesagt" :sadface:
Thumbs up if ur watching in 2019
ilugihz goy (13 days ago)
After 5 years new cards with same performance will be no pins.
Zulphere - Minecraft (16 days ago)
Who else skips the entire sponser bit
ilugihz goy (13 days ago)
Nope. I Yeston product owner. So... I kinda respect him.
weekendworrer (17 days ago)
Here an idea make a aliexpress vr build I'm just curious if it worth it
Bladimir Pujols (18 days ago)
I bought a msi rtx 2070 and it's so much better than my 1060 :v
DeadNoob (18 days ago)
2:24 Lol that heatsink is still better than what the almost 200$ 1650s use.
ItsYEBoiMartin (18 days ago)
Cheap for me is 10 dollas
George Scott (20 days ago)
"I don't know what debroglie is but it doesn't sound very good" lol
ChristianProgrammer (21 days ago)
Who doesn't know by now that AliExpress literally means HappyScamForYou
DasPikachu (22 days ago)
Give me the adress of those internet cafes that use a 1060!! 😂 The internet cafes I visited still use XP, Windows 7 if you're lucky! and they can barely handle the browser and some surfing (which anyway, is the only thing you're allowed to do there).
YhelloWish (22 days ago)
But can it run 3D Pinball at ultra setting?
z anime (20 days ago)
Naved Shaikh (22 days ago)
Fuck your sponsors bitch
Iken Villarta (24 days ago)
Intel tesla?
Viet-Anh Tran (24 days ago)
The big question is: how many takes did it took to get the opening right.
Josh Benton (25 days ago)
Neato I'm testing a hybrid of preowned/unknown/off-brand build in AUD: - i7 960 cpu from ebay $55 +8.55 postage - "unbranded" X58 Pro mobo from aliexpress(appears to be a knock off of the MSI x58), $102.28 - offbrand ddr3 ram 1600mhz 16gb(2x8gb), $86.09 - cheapest 120gb SSD I could find $29.15 - Discount clearance stock mac 1tb 7200rpm HDD which i reformated for windows $29.00 + $5.95(Postage) - crappy RGB cpu cooler which actually looks much better than I expected $22.94 - my old XFX TS 550w PSU - my old GTX 960 MSI 4GB - windows 10 pro key $8.90 - Dell 20" Inch Ultra Sharp 2009WT $35.00+$19.85(Postage) Total cost of the system not including my old parts is $402.52Aud I've bought off-brand RAM before (2x16gb 2400mhz) and found it was actually performing better than my corsairs so can't wait to see how this pans out I did note the motherboard seems to not list the i7960 as a compatible so bit of a leap of faith but I've found Xeons with same performance and better which are only $15 - $39 kinda wish I'd found them earlier. I'd love to see you attempt a rig buying the most doggiest/cheapest parts you can find and see what happens and if/when it boots attempt OC'ing components.
MaximaJ31 (25 days ago)
I've got 2 chinese GTX1080s watercooled in SLI. 2years strong
Hayden Lau (18 days ago)
Worth the buy? Maxsun as well?
123 456 (26 days ago)
It's like saying Trump is guilty but you don't know for sure.
TTPS OU Ke (26 days ago)
@linus though this video is old but I just wanna say, this is 1060 5G and as I remembered, Nvidia made it because there's a lot of miners buying a lot of 1080 and 1060 at that point which results in some internet cafe unable to buy it cause it out of stock, so Nvidia removed 1GB of memory off of the graphics card because memory is important for mining BTW here's a video that got moved from the Chinese video site bilibili to youtube they got this card from Nvidia but in order to get it, you must be confirmed to be a company that needs it
TTPS OU Ke (26 days ago)
Sebastien Merviel (26 days ago)
Lol DeBroglie was a physicist that was rly important in the history of quantum mechanics
globetrotter (27 days ago)
If i recognize correctly, de Brogli is a term in the quantum physics
pdalmao (25 days ago)
Louis de Brogle
Bamboo DV (27 days ago)
he talk too much, so scam or not? thanks!!
Nalga (27 days ago)
he dont show the temps, but performance on benchs looks the same as Nvidia founder edition.
Nexgen kai (28 days ago)
2:58 'There's nothing really ELSA'bout it that sets off warning bells.'
Plastic Bag (25 days ago)
clicked it at the right time. As soon as I got to it.
lordraptor11 (28 days ago)
anyone ever notice that the only thing linus ever mentions he pays for comes from aliexpress? all his name brand gear he gets free. that along with the constant sponso spots before and aft of vids makes me not watch his stuff and why I have unsubbed, i dnt need to sub to linus if i want to see bought and paid for adds, i can get that with mobile games on my cellphone
Aravind Muraleedharan (29 days ago)
Aravind Muraleedharan (29 days ago)
Which benchmarking tool he is using?
Dib Christensen (28 days ago)
unigine superposition
ima shaman (1 month ago)
WANNA SEE THE FAKEST LAUGH ? KLIK HERE https://youtu.be/PUIxyLRnzDc?t=502
skuets (1 month ago)
Debroglie beats them all
DeSappigeGamer1 (1 month ago)
Just Cause 4 Daredevils... here I come!
Poshan Khanal (1 month ago)
de broglie is a physicist who made ground breaking contributions in quantum physics. Basically he said, all matter have wave properties. Cool.
Muneer Junejo (1 month ago)
give me one
Dizzy Hashimero (1 month ago)
Mind, the Chinese Cards. Buy AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Siggi McFee (1 month ago)
Idiot !!!
Dustin Delacruz (1 month ago)
it's like a sushi but made in usa or an asian cheese burger if you get it
Reinforced Thr3ads (1 month ago)
i get up in the morning and go to work for 8 to 10hrs a day. the first thing i do when i get home is make food. turn on my pc and watch your videos. awesome work. what you do is a dream of mine
DaGucka (1 month ago)
I have def. heard debroogly before but i can't recall it. But i def know it from somehwere. Mabe a movie or tv series.
Stephen Parks (1 month ago)
I found a dirt cheap one here - https://amzn.to/2XbZG3g - but I don't know if its the best but sure is cheap
flash king (1 month ago)
They recommend me after 10 months
:D :D (1 month ago)
GTX 1060 5GB 160 Bit? Nice try China
Kenny Kwong (1 month ago)
I love watching this video for a cheap laugh
Kevin Harte (1 month ago)
5 million views and the guy still ads more ads, affiliate links, youtube ads
Alrain Faryussi (1 month ago)
Thank u for this review guys
Tufty11 (1 month ago)
2:05 Linus runs out of ram
maximumHD (1 month ago)
s h i t
yosaya kaswank (1 month ago)
Matthew Lea (1 month ago)
I just tried playing the Far Cry 1 demo on my new graphics card, that wasn't going to happen!
Philip Kurian (1 month ago)
Wow they ate that dumb lol. . No one's gona waste 800 buck on that garbage
grape fruit (1 month ago)
yea this time no fake! But u get many Fake cards for me not an option.
Why give Only china special privileges ? Arent we important ?
John Wick (1 month ago)
Glad that you spit those water at the plants lol
Zicronic (1 month ago)
But What's it's Lifetime?
Craiglist 034334Erd454 (1 month ago)
Has the dude in the grey shirt ever been in an episode of South Park by any chance?
E. Male (1 month ago)
You shouldn't hold electronic board like that.
walidwithu (1 month ago)
the Chinese version of human being has no moral chip in their heads
Liper23 (1 month ago)
An 1060 with sli??? Oh God
Liirum Laarum Pewkele (1 month ago)
There is a 5GB GTX 1060. It was made from the 1060 6GB that had dead memory modules on them. These 5GB cards can not be bought publicly and are only sold to Chinese Internet gaming cafés.
Mr na (1 month ago)
Whole scene is a SCAM.
Comrade (1 month ago)
I was surprised it actually worked and wasn't just hollow.
foxdown (1 month ago)
Okay Linus give me a straight answer should I buy this card or not
FishySquidMan (1 month ago)
Definitely not anymore.
simunator (1 month ago)
you're probably the only channel I'm okay with doing 10min+1sec videos just to satisfy jewtube algorithms because you guys aren't sellouts
Rage Pro /RP (1 month ago)
Linus, I found this rtx https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16814500458?ignorebbr=true&source=googleshopping&nm_mc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-Mobile&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-Mobile-_-pla-_-Video+Card+-+Nvidia-_-N82E16814500458&gclsrc=aw.ds&gclid=Cj0KCQjws5HlBRDIARIsAOomqA1m6A4I8OjtFlqghn-5axk6HPNk8MTUGk3ruIIy8pYHVmaBMsJA4I0aApL-EALw_wcB
kumbandit (1 month ago)
I'm from the future, it gets worse...
Michael Fasolino (1 month ago)
kcklub (1 month ago)
Free , free, free
Tae Fordham (1 month ago)
My PC is the price of 1060 XD
Christian S (1 month ago)
Right at the 10 minute mark
Kurecore Kurecore (1 month ago)
Man i have cooling that looks almost the same on my MSI Armor RX570 :D BTW what you guys/girls thinks about 6pin to 8pin conectror for graphics?safe to use?
Kurecore Kurecore (1 month ago)
+Charlie Myszkowski last thing i need upgrade :) its i3 2xxx its still enought though,so i dont rush with that :)
Charlie Myszkowski (1 month ago)
+Kurecore Kurecore oh nice! What GPU you got?
Kurecore Kurecore (1 month ago)
+Charlie Myszkowski yeah i got the adapter ,but didnt even used it , brought new power source before the cable even came :D GPU takes like 150w+ and my old source was 400w :D
Charlie Myszkowski (1 month ago)
Hmm I used to use what you're talking about before I bought a new PSU. I'm still using the same GPU and it doesn't seem to have been damaged in any noticeable way, regardless; I wouldn't keep using a 6pin to 8pin for long use, something about that seems a bit risky.
Yadhav Nursoo (1 month ago)
League of legends
Gigidag77 (1 month ago)
No Frozen joke ? Dissapointed in this comment section.
EntrataAstrales (1 month ago)
Isn't that Linus violating Linus(R) Torwalds(R) trademark? When we see something about tech and linus it should be about linux, please change your name, man.
Mark Arnott (1 month ago)
👨‍💻🎙Now i learnt if u pres no's keys as video plays u get weird sounds TECHNO let scratch this linus video HIT # A FEW NOS AND HAVE A LOL WHATS YOUR BEST SCRATCH NOS ? 3X1 & 9 4 & 9 Haa 🤪👋🎤🤵 have hope u learnt how to🎶 SCRATCH A YOUTUBE VIDEO 🎵🎹😱👋 SHAME WE cant post a small video in here like the OLD DAYS
FreeRoamFantasy (1 month ago)
You can get a strix rog 1060 6gb for $250 USD.
FreeRoamFantasy (1 month ago)
Literally more expensive than just buying authentic cards
FreeRoamFantasy (1 month ago)
There is totally a 5gb 1060 in China. Seen it confirmed on other channels
shadows gfxx (1 month ago)
Im a huge fan your vids are what made me wanna pc but i use mine for gaming and my graphics card is not good for gaming i was wondering if u can help me out becuase i get barley any fps on low graphics
Crag B (1 month ago)
Your voice goes right through my head. Headache style
Malcolm Walters (27 days ago)
You know those toys dogs play with? He sounds like that. Does not bother me now though at first though. I find American & Canadian accents high pitched anyways. Still good vids for most part.
viTal excelsior (1 month ago)
High pitched lol
Red Phoenix (1 month ago)
It is still available on Aliexpress but ... it is not worth it. Unless you collect rare graphics cards and are willing to pay custom duty for an already 230ish bucks graphics card.
Jarkko Kankainen (1 month ago)
That orange tape is Capton tape. It's there to protect the card edge connector from solder, but that's usually used for protecting mounting hole pads from wave soldering. Probably the board is getting way too much solder paste in assembly, and the only way they can make sure no extra liquid solder flows on the connector is to protect it with Capton tape?
Ninjahotd Supper (1 month ago)
yo what keyboard u got m8 in this vid
Sean Wilson (1 month ago)
*Deaths in Internet Cafes*
No NoNsEnSe gamer RK (2 months ago)
Who is gonna clean up that water
Måřçü§ Ťëø (2 months ago)
You have a Peter Gade badminton shirt??!!
Lucarius Animations (2 months ago)
The 5 gig model is made for cybercafes
Kitul (2 months ago)
i know brand elsa and maxsun since 2015 and it is indeed good,, so.. is this making me more knowledgeable than linus?

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