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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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Nexgen kai (10 hours ago)
2:58 'There's nothing really ELSA'bout it that sets off warning bells.'
lordraptor11 (11 hours 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
7:27
Which benchmarking tool he is using?
ima shaman (2 days ago)
WANNA SEE THE FAKEST LAUGH ? KLIK HERE https://youtu.be/PUIxyLRnzDc?t=502
skuets (2 days ago)
Debroglie beats them all
DeSappigeGamer1 (2 days ago)
Just Cause 4 Daredevils... here I come!
Poshan Khanal (3 days 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 (3 days ago)
give me one
Dizzy Hashimero (4 days ago)
Mind, the Chinese Cards. Buy AT YOUR OWN RISK.
Siggi McFee (5 days ago)
Idiot !!!
Dustin Delacruz (5 days ago)
it's like a sushi but made in usa or an asian cheese burger if you get it
Reinforced Thr3ads (6 days 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 (7 days 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 (7 days 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 (7 days ago)
They recommend me after 10 months
:D :D (8 days ago)
GTX 1060 5GB 160 Bit? Nice try China
Kenny Kwong (8 days ago)
I love watching this video for a cheap laugh
Kevin Harte (8 days ago)
5 million views and the guy still ads more ads, affiliate links, youtube ads
Alrain Faryussi (9 days ago)
Thank u for this review guys
Tufty11 (9 days ago)
2:05 Linus runs out of ram
maximumHD (11 days ago)
s h i t
yosaya kaswank (11 days ago)
SO I ACTUALLY LEARNED....NOTHING OR LEARNED SOMETHING IM NOT SURE. ONE THING IS FOR SURE AND THAT IS THAT IM NOT SURE I WILL BUY OR NOT FROM ALIEXPRESS....OR NOT FROM ALIEXPRESS.
Matthew Lea (12 days ago)
I just tried playing the Far Cry 1 demo on my new graphics card, that wasn't going to happen!
Philip Kurian (13 days ago)
Wow they ate that dumb lol. . No one's gona waste 800 buck on that garbage
grape fruit (13 days 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 (14 days ago)
Glad that you spit those water at the plants lol
Zicronic (14 days ago)
But What's it's Lifetime?
Craiglist 034334Erd454 (15 days ago)
Has the dude in the grey shirt ever been in an episode of South Park by any chance?
E. Male (15 days ago)
You shouldn't hold electronic board like that.
walidwithu (17 days ago)
the Chinese version of human being has no moral chip in their heads
Liper23 (17 days ago)
An 1060 with sli??? Oh God
Liirum Laarum Pewkele (17 days 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 (18 days ago)
Whole scene is a SCAM.
Comrade (19 days ago)
I was surprised it actually worked and wasn't just hollow.
foxdown (19 days ago)
Okay Linus give me a straight answer should I buy this card or not
FishySquidMan (18 days ago)
Definitely not anymore.
simunator (20 days 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 (20 days 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 (23 days ago)
I'm from the future, it gets worse...
Michael Fasolino (24 days ago)
ha
kcklub (24 days ago)
Free , free, free
Tae Fordham (25 days ago)
My PC is the price of 1060 XD
Christian S (25 days ago)
Right at the 10 minute mark
Kurecore Kurecore (26 days 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 (23 days ago)
+Charlie Myszkowski last thing i need upgrade :) its i3 2xxx its still enought though,so i dont rush with that :)
Charlie Myszkowski (24 days ago)
+Kurecore Kurecore oh nice! What GPU you got?
Kurecore Kurecore (24 days 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 (24 days 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 (26 days ago)
League of legends
Gigidag77 (27 days ago)
No Frozen joke ? Dissapointed in this comment section.
EntrataAstrales (28 days 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 (29 days 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 (29 days ago)
You can get a strix rog 1060 6gb for $250 USD.
FreeRoamFantasy (29 days ago)
Literally more expensive than just buying authentic cards
FreeRoamFantasy (29 days ago)
There is totally a 5gb 1060 in China. Seen it confirmed on other channels
shadows gfxx (29 days 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 (30 days ago)
Your voice goes right through my head. Headache style
viTal excelsior (28 days 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*
Shanthakumari RK (1 month ago)
Who is gonna clean up that water
Måřçü§ Ťëø (1 month ago)
You have a Peter Gade badminton shirt??!!
Lucarius Animations (1 month ago)
The 5 gig model is made for cybercafes
Kitul (1 month ago)
i know brand elsa and maxsun since 2015 and it is indeed good,, so.. is this making me more knowledgeable than linus?
Kenwolf (1 month ago)
Just disassemble it and put a watercooling block on it
Nayi Vaibhav (1 month ago)
should I buy gtx 660 from aliexpress ?
Nayi Vaibhav (1 month ago)
should I but gtx 750ti ?
5K3NX w33d (1 month ago)
Nayi Vaibhav no
Ojakokko (1 month ago)
De Broglie was a physicist, but I'm pretty sure he had nothing to do with that fan
ROBLOXIAN MOOZE (1 month ago)
Is a gigabyte gtx 1060 from ali express fake or real?
ROBLOXIAN MOOZE (1 month ago)
+Michael Persico Yea but 300 people bought it and the comments were good so i think it is a legit card. And thanks for replying :)
Michael Persico (1 month ago)
Theres only one way to fin out and that is to purchase it and as you can see in the video you just watched. Even though linus lucked out and got 2 legit cards doesn't mean you are going to have the same luck. I wouldn't buy it personally i would just deal with the current card until you can afford to buy it from amazon or a consistently reputable place
Oscar YH (1 month ago)
Nvidia can do what ever the fuck they want....! they are no screwing around.
Daan Celie (1 month ago)
If I buy on Aliexpress, I don't want what I pay for, I want MORE than I pay for.
Lost Boy (1 month ago)
Should I buy Gtx 1050 2gb from Aliexpress for 55 bucks.
Lost Boy (1 month ago)
+b pepper good Advice
b pepper (1 month ago)
If you are doing it for fun then just do it
MrZics (1 month ago)
Nice Spit take
MasterSamm (1 month ago)
This GTX 1060 6GB ColorFul iGame card is real or is it fake? It's 157 dollars. https://es.aliexpress.com/store/product/Colorful-iGame-GTX-1060-Vulcan-U-6GB-Video-Graphics-Card-192bit-GDDR5-2-22/2685030_32975296225.html?spm=a219c.search0104.3.37.7f5269d4m8nP63&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_3_10065_10068_319_10059_10884_317_10887_10696_321_322_10084_453_10083_454_10103_10618_10307_537_536_10902,searchweb201603_56,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=b5d206d4-93ea-4d63-92f3-deee9047a635-8&algo_pvid=b5d206d4-93ea-4d63-92f3-deee9047a635#thf
poop ballsack (1 month ago)
My friend buys his PC stuff from this sketchy site, can you check this and see if it's a scamLinus: https://ganeshastock.com/collections/cryptomining
KillerPigeon (1 month ago)
poop ballsack nice try
Out On The Search (1 month ago)
i want to Start Lan Cafe will this graphic card hold up to 24 hours
The Real (1 month ago)
Purchased one , only runs drivers that came with it in the box , nvidia experience and the stand alone drivers do not work on this graphics card , performs well below my GTX 970 , looking at work around but yeah junk really for a $107 Nzd also oculus rift rates the card below minimum spec for VR lol 😂
Jolly Glory (1 month ago)
Well i feel ur pain here its so expensive for gpus
satnam suckev (1 month ago)
I dislike or like is my choise ok? i might dislike this video just becuase ill cut your head and poop in ur neck . othervise Im happy with that . :)
GlowBox (1 month ago)
Excuse my ignorance, but why does he always say Canadian rubles
Pusheen VIII (1 month ago)
linus can do a dang good mouth spray mist
Biyanka Patel (1 month ago)
While fake, the water spit was amusing
Deva Kumar (1 month ago)
very bad and fake aliexpress
feritosman (1 month ago)
he lives in a greenhouse?
quakebox (1 month ago)
Down to the Sewers Alibaba Scammers always lose.
SoldierPayne (1 month ago)
That ELSA card must have the best cooling on the planet.
Lyle (1 month ago)
elsa lol
Cipha 2k (1 month ago)
cringe as fuck lmao.
ricardo Dias Teixeira (1 month ago)
I want To know who cleaned?!?😅😅
rondhole (1 month ago)
You have low protection with AliExpress. Any dispute, you have to ship it back to get the refund which in many cases are too costly and not cost benefit. Many sellers, using this ball by asking us to return it. The best way is to reverse it by Paypal or credit card company if they mess around.
niceeee
Mister X (2 months ago)
I bought a 9550 Radeon once... misery that just would not do what it offered but overclocked. Tried cluster tools without a point, sweating over it.
Kef103 (2 months ago)
Mine came with a paper umbrella
20 years after, the echo continues..... 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.
William Felix (2 months ago)
Still kinda off expensive. Id rather just get it used. Many used cheap cards
William Felix (2 months ago)
I like how alwsys finds a way to slip the sponsored message. Lol
Tianmin Liang (2 months ago)
北美白嫖王 自己花钱都是bad idea
Iceflo (2 months ago)
Es gibt eine gtx 1060 mit 5gigs vram in china
Furious Master (2 months ago)
Give me a 1050 plz 😂😂😂
ian Zhang (2 months ago)
The 1060 5 GB was made specifically for China Commercial users, internet cafe actually. Nvidia significantly cuts 1060 5GB's mining ability, which is as low as 1050 Ti, but keep the 1060's gaming performance. It was a respond for over priced period when most consumer cards bought by miners and the price went sky high. The ELSA 1080 has a rumor that they were retired mining cards with a 980 Ti cooler. A deeper rumor was that those batch of 1080 were saved from a flood in Sichuan providence, where has some private owned hydro power plants to sell cheaper electricity to miners. There was a flood damaged mining factory. The miners saved some 1080 and sell them cheap to restore some of their investment. Of course that all rumors cannot be confirmed, but when you pay that less for a 1080, you know what you are gonna get. If it works fine as a normal 1080, your money is well spend, at least before it fried itself and you have no warranty to backup.
Play Store (2 months ago)
It's not a complete scam, you say? It's not a scam at all! You got far more value for the price that you would have gotten in NA. Why can't you just give it its credit and say it's a good market for purchasing? Oh, because they're Chinese.
jr gamer (2 months ago)
Wow.... Why didn’t you choose wish? 1 dollar for a 1080 ti, it will 100% arrive write?
Simon Stevenson (1 month ago)
ur write
Mr. Husky (2 months ago)
the fans on 1060 5 gb is from asus, if you dont recognize it
The Game (2 months ago)
I mean I am a Chinese I will not deny the fact that we do have cheap and fake things but I really think naming the video”buying fake stuff from China” or as aliexpress will help in this fake Chinese stuff situation. I mean we do make and sell them but it is not a thing that will be representing China in any way. Plus we do make a lot of the apple stuff. FOXCONN: we make our worker work only 16 hours a day

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