100 thoughts on “The $55 Fortnite ‘POTATO’ Gaming PC – Is 1080p SMOOTH FPS Possible…!?”

  1. I legit had to pause the video to see what was being sprayed onto all of the hardware lol,
    multi purpose spray.

    •Water Dispersant
    •Squeak stopper
    •Protectant
    •Rust preventative
    •Lubricant

    Question was answered.

  2. 14:25 – Ryan have you tried beginning the download, closing epic games, overwriting the download folder with the one from the other machine and then starting epic games again? It should then begin to verify the integrity of the games cache. Hopefully. Basically what we needed to do for Origin Games up until recently and Steam a few years ago. Don't get me started on Uplay.

  3. its old gigabyte in general Ive had so many problems with them in the past switched to asus and that cured all my weird hair pulling issues but now they seem to have figured it out been running an Aorus board and its rock solid.

  4. That would have been an amazing deal for parts even if it didn't POST, if only the RAM and heatsink were the only things that worked.

  5. So in Australia they threw out computers because of 'dust'…what a screwed up country. Give it back to the Aborigines and send the others back to England.

  6. Also…. Mr Tech YES City man – no-one told you the whole back panel and inner motherboard tray slides out on its own to make installs and cleaning easier. Srsly… (The top panel also comes off too)

  7. excuse me!!!!??? you got an x58 board for $50?!?! let alone other components..wtf?! I paid $50 for an i7 950 + 12gb DDR3 and have been scouring fb market place, gumtree and ebay for a decent board trying to not take the aliexpress knock off option. Even those are $80!! most people sell LGA 1366 setups for $150+ even $300 on the high end! what black magic is this?

  8. Bryan I would change out the old RAM for some newer ram from the Haswell era, like some 6x4GB 1600mhz DDR3 from Gskill, Corsair or Crucial, all 6 dimms benefits the bandwidth on X58 even if just a bit, and a 240mm AIO will allow you to overclock it to 4.5ghz

  9. a bit of ocd and neat freakish of me but I would have taken that cpu cooler off and run it through some water and clean all the gunk out but dang you went to town on that pc. great job man. tech yes lovin at its finest

  10. Gigabyte X58 boards were not fun for OCing – I too had from time to time pull apart my GTX 480 SLI and Sound blaster back in the day when the bios shat itself while the CPU was OC'D 🙁

  11. 🤔 WTH? 😒 Son, ur not going to find this pc for only $55 anywhere in this world, this is clickbait at its finest 🙄😡👎

  12. Matt, that's a wonderful thing, cleaning it up and getting things working, then donating it to the underprivileged. You're a good role model on how we can help others who may not have the money for a PC but would benefit from one. Happy holidays Mate!

  13. had similar problems with an ga-x58-usb3 where it wouldn't boot up on reset unless you flip the PSU switch or unplug-plug the power cable back in, and I've tried multiple PSU's, new cmos, all bios resets and revisions, fail safe defaults, gpu in every pci-e slot, cpu – ram reseat. AND NOTHING FIXED IT

  14. With those strange BIOS issues and the board behavior I’d be hesitant to sell it because if anyone touches the settings or uses a different PCIE port the buyer may run into the same mess you did. I think the original owner knew the motherboard was flaky which is why you got it so cheap.

  15. I do have to agree with what a lot of other folks posted in that the hard drive cage should have been kept in the case. I have an Antec Sonata II case I bought that is missing all but one of the drive sleds and I’m pissed that it came that way. People will want the full original case despite if it is a little heavier because of having a metal drive cage or other accessories. Let it be their option if they want to remove some parts…at least sell it complete 👍

  16. i dont get it, why would you clean the CPU heatsink on top of the MB and then after removing it ? completely upside down procedure.

  17. You're right, you did earn the like! One "like" earned, and one "like" given! And yes, get some protection for your hands, and lungs! You won't always be young, so keep that in mind!

  18. Give me a god damn break. I couldn't find that power supply for $55 if my life depended on it! So sick of these PC tech youtubers bragging about how cheaply they can find hardware. "Potato"… F-U!!!!

  19. All that hustle and work, just to giveaway it away to an underprivileged kid for Christmas, makes you more powerful than Kylo Ren my friend! No doubt about it! You are the man Brian! Keep up the good fight!

  20. Great job mate BUT food for thought maybe you should hand that cage and CD Burner/player to whoever you give the rig to as a cool option for them to make it a there way option if they choose to as a nice possible add on feature for them. 🙂

  21. hey you probs wont see this but i have gtx 1060, 3.60 hz which is better then the 55 pc yet mine runs worse.. i get lower fps on the same graphics. if posible could you tell me what i am doing wrong.

  22. Oh god watching you spread that thermal paste gives me anxiety.
    From experience and hundreds of thermal jobs, THE best way is medium-thick bead in an X shape in the center (Not going all the way out to the corners). The pressure from the heatsink will spread it evenly and properly. If you spread it like this, there are uneven spots which won't make proper contact and cause black screens even if your temp readings are normal.

    I still run an EVGA 770 Classified (4gb) and just made the swap from an FX-8350 to the Ryzen 3800x. Plays mostly everything still high settings and gets solid FPS of 75+ on 1080p.

  23. Good video again as usual. P.S Try to open the psu and clean the inside it's important trust me. i always do that to all my computer plus i clean the bearing of the fans and oil them back.

  24. Bargain PC for sure – Hint for you: you would be better off with a Super Cheap Auto air compressor with tank, and a nozzle attachment to blast that dust out – the cleaning table is outside and it for sure would have blasted all the dust & crap out of those components in a fraction of the time, especially that CPU cooler. The air blast is so powerful though, be sure to hold fans still just in case you over-spin them to destruction 🙂 Now, time to go see what DOTA2 is all about, seems to be popular…

  25. Ok can someone explain how my £800 pc that I built with rx 590 8gb r5 2600 and 16gb 3200 ram runs 90fps 1080 and everything low but always crashes after 5min in a game I am having to sell that pc and I built it like 2 weeks ago

  26. How were you able to get this for $50? Obviously the previous owner knew how to build a PC and how much they spent on it… Doesn't add up.

  27. I had such problems with Gigabyte X58-UD3R, one of the worst MB for 1366. Also CPU power delivery section coil whine sound was killing my ears…

  28. Wow I have almost the exact same case! CM Stacker 830 I believe, and it has an EVGA badge on it. Unfortunately missing some parts, like the wheels.. and it's a terrible case for cable management. Nonetheless it's beautiful and very spacious!

  29. a 200 dollar 2012 macbook air can barely run csgo at low settings, like 30fps and this 55 dollar gaming pc can play it at an average 240. ok.

  30. I don't know if it's bad, but I usually clean my CPU heat-sink in a kitchen sink with water… seems to be more effective than try to blow it off with compressed air

  31. Man I miss old school full towers with wheels so it's easy to move and work on. I still use a old original Stacker for my I7 980 win 7 box. My slightly newer I7 4960x running 10 has a Corsair 750d I put some cheap wheels on. I might eventually see if I can graft in my spare Stacker wheels as they are so much better made and heavy duty. The newer cases have much qiueter and bigger fans and in its day the Stacker seemed dead quiet. Another thing I miss is removable mother board trays so you can easily bolt things in then slide everything into place. The square holes for setting up large tower heat syncs helps a lot on the new boards so you don't have to pull everything just to upgrade a big cooler. I used to stuff in a bunch of DVD burners and hard drives and play games and a huge case could hold everything with space to spare and stay cool. People just don't do that anymore but I still love my full towers so I can add whatever I want and have plenty of cooling.

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