Why is AMD the Budget Option for Gamers?

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Mike Mckay
Mike Mckay 3 hours ago
This is just needlessly complicated Cases and PSUs work on both, so those could have been excluded especially as they don't impact performanceSo the "budget" could then have just been for drives, CPU, motherboard, cooler, ram and GPU but with a reflectively smaller budget and with an identical case and PSU being "assumed" for each build
matt karl
matt karl 6 hours ago
I own both intel and AMD systems. For my most recent build (after years of not gaming) I went with AMD and I have no regrets. I have been an AMD fan since I was 14 when I built my first gaming system (33yo now) I am into this build for under 1k and not completely finished with it, however it is finished in the aspect of being a respectable gaming system. -ASUS Prime X470-Pro - $150 -Ryzen 5 2400g - $150 (because I wanted to wait to buy a card - will prob upgrade to 7 2700 eventually) -Sapphire Nitro+ RX590 - $229 -16GB Crucial tactical 3000mhz - $100 (will add another 16) -FSP HYDRO GE 550 - $75 -Crucial MX500 1TB SSD - $120 -Metallic Gear MG-NE510_SR01 Neo Series ATX Case Silver - $110 ***Total $932 I big part of the cost went into the aluminum and glass case which I forget exactly the cost but it was something like $110 and a 3 year warranty on all of the hardware. All things considered I still came in well under 1k and absolutely love the way the rig turned out. I am not a hardcore gamer by any means. I mostly just been playing Paladins with my g/f. With gfx maxed out the game is capping FPS solid at 175..which is totally overkill because I vsync 144hz.. but from the research I did prior to this build I should be able to see 60+fps max setting / 1080 on mostly any game that is out right now.
The Bo
The Bo 12 hours ago
Double channel ram has a bigger impact on games than one could think. Comparing single channel 1bank 8GB vs 2x4GB could be not so fair. Maybe Comparing them the same ram config could show more differences
DaviT 15 hours ago
I wish that dude could loose weight... :-( Dude is talented we don't wanna loose you broand it would make a huge difference to your presentation look
Th3HotRed 18 hours ago
why Ryzen Graphics card was not used?
I don’t know what my name should be
I wanna see this video but for a 1000$ budget
IdDuncan Day ago
Maybe add also a prductivity task load testing, Image, & Video édition etc... Just an idea to cover also multitasking behoavior
Dj Sharpe
Dj Sharpe Day ago
Try and match price to performance of this build... uk prices £1200 full build including monitor keyboard mouse... uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/4VRKzY
Dj Sharpe
Dj Sharpe Day ago
Also keeping it aesthetically pleasing... certainly you can pick cheaper components... but would you really want that! What would you build for yourself with £1200 $1300???
AegisHyperon Day ago
Xeon is significantly cheaper than Epyc, easy choice if you want ECC
Brian Jobim Tan
Brian Jobim Tan 2 days ago
PART LISTS Would this work? Linus Tech Tips Challenge Component Selection Price CPU AMD - Ryzen 7 1700X 3.4 GHz 8-Core Processor $169.88 CPU Cooler Cooler Master - Hyper 212 RGB Black Edition 57.3 CFM CPU Cooler $36.99 Motherboard MSI - X370 GAMING PLUS ATX AM4 Motherboard $111.98 Memory Corsair - Vengeance LPX 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory $72.89 Storage Western Digital - Caviar Blue 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $45.40 Storage Western Digital - Blue 500 GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive $64.89 Video Card MSI - Radeon RX 570 8 GB ARMOR OC Video Card $139.99 Case Cooler Master - MasterBox Lite 5 ATX Mid Tower Case $49.99 Power Supply Corsair - CX (2017) 650 W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply $49.89
SaltyScrubLord 2 days ago
Can ROG STRIX Z390-I GAMING, i know its not posible but can it use Ryzen 7 processor? i overheard some1 pairing it with it, and i coundlt find anywhere the answer. And i asume its a no but wtf are they doing then? and if it is posible, how?
Midsummer Night's Dream
As far as I know, that's not possible.
Shokwavx 2 days ago
I'd love to see this at different price points: $1000, $1500...
Михайло Заклецький
650w? Really? :)))
Erick Harianto
Erick Harianto 2 days ago
Strange I tried to build all new pc...AMD is way cheaper for entry-med level PC build, I did a performance and price research
Vert343 3 days ago
The other thing useful on AMD based systems, I could chuck a Ryzen 3 3300x in my current 1300x motherboard without a problem, I couldnt chuck an Intel i3-9100 into a 7100's mobo with just a bios upgrade
Vert343 3 days ago
Intel top CPU in the UK: £500-1000 AMD top CPU in the UK: £300-500
John E
John E 3 days ago
My $1000 AMD build is just as fast as my girlfriend's intel and nvidia build. And costs $600 less..I actually bave better performance when Im multitasking because of the 6 cores and 12 threads of the ryzen 2600 paired with the 16 gigs of 3200 RAM.
Yeets In Blyat
Yeets In Blyat 3 days ago
I’ll save ya 12 minutes. It’s because they provide similar performance in the low and mid range, for a good bit less.
You Don't Need To Know Sh!t
i am poor i stuck with my i3 6100 and gtx 960 :D
Evan Gangle
Evan Gangle 4 days ago
yeah but you can get the r3 1200 on newegg for $80 and that creams anything intel has to offer at that price.
sKyRyu 4 days ago
I hate when someone goes like intel totally suck.. Not worth it.. Amd is better.. Intel suck.. I personally bought a pc in late 2012-13ish.a i5 3rd gen.. And it is still freaking working right now... It sometimes have load pressure and lag a bit... But It is old AF.... I think if u got a pretty good budget.. Then intel is one of beat.. But budget pc amd is ruling rn
Tobias Stamenkovic
Was "allmost" interesting... Would have loved to see both rigs with a 1660, and figure how much additional goodness you get from the CPU side of things. I mean, if your looking for sort ofa game console replacement that was actually not bad, but alot of us arent just interested in gaming performance "only". You see, when half my cores and clogged up by some VM running in the background etc i DO care for them cores and RAM. Oh the sweet RAM... :P
John Doe
John Doe 4 days ago
What would life had been like if Cyrix lived.
CRAZY TV 4 days ago
Im using Ryzen 3 2200g with 8gb DDR4 dual channel ram without a dedicated GPU still I can play most of the modern titles without any issues.Its great APU if your budget is low
Rajesh Mandal
Rajesh Mandal 4 days ago
No you are wrong it's all about money.. if i had lot's of money i m not buying shit to play Games 🤦😂
dapper mole-rat
dapper mole-rat 5 days ago
Please focus more on CPU heavy tasks, games rely too much on GPU performance.
CSHARP 5 days ago
Find them.. SURP-RYZEN!!!!
Edward Aquilina
Edward Aquilina 5 days ago
Can you please redo this test with high end parts?
Houze 6 days ago
This would be more fun to watch if it was used parts off of ebay.
ravenwda007 6 days ago
My i7 3770k 4.4ghz is still going strong. Might go amd in a year or two
Rami Bos
Rami Bos 6 days ago
New title: is AMD more consumer friendly? - cheaper processors - cheaper motherboards - good cooler included with the most processors - all unlocked - years long chipset support for future upgrades AMD lacks a bit in IPC but all we "poor" folks need is 60-100FPS so no need for more than 4Ghz.
Vert343 3 days ago
AMD also has backwards compaitibility from Ryzen 3000 to 1000 series motherboards and the other way around, making it even more pro-consumer
F A T A L - T λ C O
Yeah as an AMD owner, I am a bit on the poor side. And I am happy!
Mathew Leonard
Mathew Leonard 8 days ago
why the hell would you do a budget of 750 before taxes and shipping ? everybody is going to have to pay for that
bafare25 8 days ago
I've been using AMD for 18 years and I'm not poor.
jonzuk 8 days ago
Who's the guy with Linus does he have his own channel
Warsun 9 days ago
Its at times like this i wonder if they even know AMD exist. Look. pcpartpicker.com/list/F2MNdX
Art None
Art None 9 days ago
In Russia amd 1.5 times cheaper than intel, and u can buy oem
Ulaş DOĞAN 5 days ago
And just by paying 500 rubles more you can get a decent cooler like Gammaxx 400, instead of using stock cooler.
Zoltoks 9 days ago
I love my i5 8400 :D
Yusuf Sulaiman
Yusuf Sulaiman 9 days ago
The value I believe is not in the gaming for AMD. I would choose Intel over AMD if I want to create a gaming PC only. Period. But, if you have other things that you have to do with your pc such as video editing or programming and occasionally gaming, I would choose AMD over Intel.
Rane MstSage
Rane MstSage 7 days ago
With Ryzen, AMD is great for gaming, they have come along way.
Generic Scottish Channel
I like the physical representation of the 2 with their laptops.
Judge Dredd
Judge Dredd 10 days ago
5:52 incompatible issues ??? what was wrong?
BroToPro 10 days ago
for me intel is only good if you can get like a 6th-7th gen system that's used for very cheap
Renato Lizardo
Renato Lizardo 11 days ago
You gotta buy the monitor though, gsync is way more expensive than freesync monitors.
Michael Davies
Michael Davies 11 days ago
First world problems aye , I wanna buy 3rd gen ryzen but I love intel
Dor .Eilon
Dor .Eilon 11 days ago
I would love to see a video like a 1500$ price
Dor .Eilon
Dor .Eilon 11 days ago
*a video like this for 1500$
wizardmole 11 days ago
I use AMD, and I can agree its for poor people XD
wizardmole 11 days ago
Ive been using an Athlon 200ge paired with a 1050 ti, and it does the job, for the price that is..
twertygo 11 days ago
I'd like to see a mid range graphics cards performance
Bloodk 11 days ago
Honestly I think you should've benchmarked inside a case instead of a test bench since temperatures and airflow can play a huge role in a budget build like this.
Thino Kemell
Thino Kemell 11 days ago
there's not much difference, if the case has well planed good airflow then it can actually outperform an open air test bench but i do agree that the airflow can play a big role but it's a simple thing to avoid bad flow
Qta 12 days ago
my overclocked 4770k is laughing at every AMD CPU.
xterva PC
xterva PC 12 days ago
that won't happen in my case with 500 dollar budget
Earls jr Computer
Earls jr Computer 12 days ago
i like intel better support in windows
Timothy Girdwood
Timothy Girdwood 13 days ago
Was he limited to Nvidia for some reason? He could have bought a vega 56 ($299) with that $40 left he had on his budget.
Raptore eninefour
Raptore eninefour 13 days ago
How much for an Anthony?
Splash _CSC
Splash _CSC 13 days ago
So do a video where you have 70 dollars in your pocket at the 10th of the month! For food water and to live off! Then buy a computer from some stupid used place! Wheres there some real important parts missing! Reality bro! Love your content! have a good one! Peace!
Nmotsch idontwannagivemyrealname
"So that means I don't need a cooler anymore" Intel stock coolers, eww
Javier Godoy
Javier Godoy 15 days ago
For CPU go for ryzen they are the best For GPU go for nvidia a 256 bits Will be good
Robert King
Robert King 16 days ago
Seriously? 6 cores at half the clock speed is comparable? In what universe???
Kretie gaming
Kretie gaming 14 days ago
well it all bout the gaming
Not Given
Not Given 16 days ago
I'd like to see you guys do an analysis like this but for a Linux server build (nothing having to do with gaming, nor with video performance in general). I'd like to build some servers to use in-house (on-premises) to experiment with developing fast (no Internet-related speed restrictions) shared database applications and for other things that I don't want to have deployed in the cloud. Reliability and storage redundancy would be very important, whereas, CPU performance wouldn't be. A discussion of RAID controller options as well as JBOD controller options would be very nice also, as would issues pertaining to disk drive choices. Slower cooler-running and quiet drives would be my choice over louder, hotter-running, high-RPM drives.
Andrew Davis
Andrew Davis 17 days ago
A good cooler might let the 8400 stay closer to its 4ghz boost clock for longer
MyFestivus 18 days ago
AMD has always been for the "budget minded".
M Z W N 19 days ago
Can you make budget gaming pc amd r5 2600? And rx580? Plsssss
Wut 20 days ago
Well amd is much better and cheaper and I play amd supported games
All hail the PC Master Race! Whether you're a fan of intel or AMD.
Nanta 21 day ago
That AMD rig is almost the same as mine
SAYAM.S SANGHVI 21 day ago
foosfighter 21 day ago
no SSD is a fail build
Matthew Friedley
Matthew Friedley 22 days ago
Hey guys. I love your channel. I'm clueless when it comes to what to get for a computer gaming build. What would you suggest for around 500 to 600 dollars. (American) dont know where to start other than just checking out PC part picker and watch a lot of videos on builds. Thanks.
Broken Piano Tunes
Broken Piano Tunes 22 days ago
Just finished building my friends PC with an Ryzen 5 QED it runs smoother than my i5 8th gen build, not faster, just smoother in game.
Wade Carlson
Wade Carlson 22 days ago
Overclocking doesn't get you much... The i58400 route would beat the amd hands down
Wade Carlson
Wade Carlson 22 days ago
The i5 8400 beats most amd chips in gaming and it's super cheap... You can get an Intel motherboard cheap that runs the i5 8400... No reason to spend more on amd lol
FORS4TAN 22 days ago
5-10% is still a benefit. Benefits not the logo win.
Benjamin Frost
Benjamin Frost 23 days ago
Do this again for AMD vs Nvidia graphics
vmws 23 days ago
What about a ryzen5 2600 and a gtx 1060
Jonathan Padron
Jonathan Padron 23 days ago
Just built my first pc with more or less the best I could’ve bought 2080, 9900k, 360mm cooler. I’m planning on doing a cool cheap build in the future so I wanna go the amd route and build a good rig for maybe 500$
Antti Tolamo
Antti Tolamo 23 days ago
There is also TOC. Intel has bit harder upgrade path for CPU's and motherboard than AMD. Costs more as you may need to change motherboard if you get new Intel CPU. If both are close otherwise it makes more sense to buy AMD as it gives you more options to upgrade.
MIke M
MIke M 23 days ago
You are building a budget air cooled pc and you are worried about overclocking lol.
Rné S.
Rné S. 23 days ago
Ryzen 7 3700x or i7 9700k for gaming ?
Shaun Anderson
Shaun Anderson 24 days ago
Where was that cooler on the AMD price list? Bullshit.
whssy 24 days ago
Anthony should expand into ASMR videos. Such a calming voice.
Wil Post
Wil Post 25 days ago
Anthony needs to do something about that comb-over. Just own the hairline, dude.
Sang Kim
Sang Kim 24 days ago
Ahahaha that made me lol
Real Solid Air
Real Solid Air 25 days ago
Here is what i put together for 750 (prices may fluctuate) pcpartpicker.com/list/XpQNtg
Alkhemist 95
Alkhemist 95 25 days ago
So Linus from the past already knows the result of the build-off all along.
Blurp Bibablobop
Blurp Bibablobop 25 days ago
Amd is the way to go for ECC ram.
Eric Broderick
Eric Broderick 26 days ago
Bcause you can get a 6 core R5 2600 for $169?
Rui Kazane
Rui Kazane 26 days ago
*"Budget Option"* Thumbnail shows no money in wallet And Intel's quad core was faster with the FX processors(CPUID CPU-Z benchmark)
Maxonerous X
Maxonerous X 27 days ago
I laughed because Anthony's build is basically mine with a different PSU, HDD and SSD and a 1660 ti instead of a 2060. I think the case is even the same, mine's from DIYPC
Ryrin 27 days ago
The very fact that you had to switch to a non-k CPU to make the Intel build more competitive is all the more reason not to support the shitty practice of locked CPUs. And that means not supporting Intel at all. Also you're still inflating the price of the build by not considering AMD cards that can match a 2060 for far less money. Money that you can then use to include an SSD because who the hell builds a computer without an SSD these days?
Finn Buhse
Finn Buhse 27 days ago
is that a far to expensive motherboard i see? usvid.net/video/video-SEszLdXMMu4.html completely inaccurate results (jk)
Emmanuel Gallardo
Emmanuel Gallardo 27 days ago
$9 for 5% improvement? (Intel) Smh waste of money.
ShoneDaddy 27 days ago
The 6 core 12 thread 2600 will age WAY better than the 8400.
ELMolliez 27 days ago
This was amazing
Devon Farmer
Devon Farmer 27 days ago
It helps that AMD has an easier naming structure
Nikjooo 28 days ago
It would have made much more sense to have gone with a 9400f intel rather than the 8400. The 9400f is faster and cheaper than the 8400 and would have beaten the ryzen 2600x in most games. Also, going with a 1TB HDD is a big mistake in my opinion, when you can get a 500gb SSD for almost the same price. That's cutting corners at the wrong place. A SSD makes the whole desktop experience so much better, plus games load much faster. This is an ABOUT build i would have done i.imgur.com/BpDGNqW.png ... Since partaker does not always list all deals, some parts i would have chosen differently. You can for example get a zalman s3 case for about $33 currently on newegg which would have been my preference even if it does not fit high coolers like the hyper 212.
VLADIULNIK 29 days ago
This segment should have a show. Loved it :)
Jeffrey Kakes
Jeffrey Kakes 29 days ago
Where can I get those floating led wall shelves? So cool!
Pixelata Month ago
after looking at both options, amd looks like a much better option
Brian H
Brian H Month ago
How about performance per watt? What if I'd pay more up front to save on electricity costs long term, but still have good performance?
SiegeWorks Studio
Brace yourself, the NAVI GPU's are coming.
Outtheredude Month ago
More room left in the Intel budget? RGB strips to take it over the top for all the FPS over AMD of course! :-P
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