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Text Comments (6943)
Mildly Amusing (28 minutes ago)
The water lmao
Luis Galindo (5 hours ago)
I want to see performance difference if you mod the 1080 with decent cooler and whether it can work in sli
Fexi Gaming (9 hours ago)
Theres nothing ELSA bout it badoom tshhhh
Frank Fischer (12 hours ago)
the 5GB version: http://www.maxsun.com.cn/product_en/vga/NVIDIA/GTX1060/ seems for me not a legit maxsun, check their homepages
Kabelmonster:P (21 hours ago)
In china Nvidia makes 5gb 1060s
Nakatomi Uk (23 hours ago)
The maxsun heatsink you have seen in the likes of a geforce 6200 128mb card lol
John Lord (1 day ago)
Perhaps static damage is very unlikely, but I still cringe when I see him handling these cards like they were blocks of wood. When it only takes a minor bit of care to handle them by the bracket or the plastic cover, why risk (even with a low probablility) possibly damaging a multi-hundred-dollar video card? Maybe it won't die. Maybe it will look just fine when working at first. But why even take the chance? Read about ESD at How-To Geek in the article "Is Static Electricity Damage Still a Huge Problem with Electronics?"
Martin Heller (1 day ago)
This channel is so much stupid.
Tony Emond (1 day ago)
You know, for that price on the 1080 you could add a water-cooling bracket and AIO liquid cooler and end up with a pretty kick-ass mining card.
TheInsomniaddict (1 day ago)
Well, I need a couple cards for AI learning rigs... This sounds like a legit option...
Ondřej Krejčíř (1 day ago)
Aliexpress is more legit with electronics than ebay or even some products in electronic shops. :D Seriously, my brand microphone for 40dollars for horrible, just horrible. Some cheap one from ali for 5 worked like a charm. :D Same goes with, cables, audio stuff like amplifiers and conventors.
Sune Storgaard (1 day ago)
Do a review on ESD handling..You would have been fired instantly from any OEM/EMS ,for handling electronics like that.
OPMS- IronMan (1 day ago)
it's da-broski cooling they just can't spell :v nothing safer than ya broski dabroski XD
Brian (1 day ago)
but what are the mining hash rates like, compared to real cards?
Daniel Graham (2 days ago)
These cards have more RAM than my entire laptop!
Nitin Kataria (2 days ago)
AMD is better
Jazzy_B3ar (2 days ago)
AliExpress? More like Ali-A because they gave you shitty content in a box.
letsFex (2 days ago)
Nvidea does produce 1060s with 5GB
Bank Bank Benten (2 days ago)
Shit he’s a badminton fan??????? 5:19 Peter Gade’s shirt. I’m surprised!!!
Raynand Olarte (2 days ago)
Goes to show China is laughing at you because they're tech is more advance
John Titor (10 hours ago)
Chinese tech is not more advanced... in fact, most of their modern tech is stolen IP.
klein klein (3 days ago)
Worse than ever... No more Chinese products I finally closed my account
Chelo Macabre Art (3 days ago)
salinora0 (3 days ago)
"after i tell you about" is prolly the most said phrase in this channel
Umur (3 days ago)
Sırf işlemci Intel i9-7980XE 16'000TL haberiniz ola
peter chumpis (3 days ago)
The Be Quiet heat sinks are great, I still have my Shadow Rock 2 after like 5 years
vshk (3 days ago)
Hilllllllarious guys!!!! Jeez, what an annoying fock.
Lwazi Mgaga (3 days ago)
JaggieMusic (3 days ago)
The real scam here is linus spitting water next to all those components.
감나무 (4 days ago)
gtx980ti?!?! i'm buy msi gtx960 Armor 80Dollar!
Robin_earth2 (4 days ago)
surprises me that linus wasn't aware of 5gb models tbh lol
looneyburgmusic (4 days ago)
I've never purchased a video card from Ali, but I have bought a lot of other random things over the years, from replacement LCD displays to phone cases, and have never had an issue with anything...
Hellsinglova (5 days ago)
Good video, but that acting, WHAO !
anonymous (5 days ago)
AliExpress psu please.. i wanna see how that performs
Hand Solo (5 days ago)
Oh fuck, I am chinese and I didn't even dare buying these brands. Are they actually good????
파이로 (5 days ago)
I kinda like the way you show sponsors, but this time.. It was kinda akward
KUZA __ (5 days ago)
Tu te trouve drôle ? Mdr
zardoz53 (5 days ago)
Official nVidia cards on eBay not for ~$480.00 each
Whiskers likes Fish (5 days ago)
why is it surprising that NVIDIA are being scumbags? this is how they normally operate, just ask anyone who has a dedicated Linux machine.
MrEndzo (5 days ago)
That's quite the acting skill you have.
CarbOnl y (5 days ago)
Debroglie piggybacked on Disney's success by naming one of their graphics Elsa, after it was cool.
Gilerajohannes (6 days ago)
I was allmost hoping for the magic smoke to come out of the cards ;) I newer thought those cards worked :O
Using Microcontroller (6 days ago)
your soo fair
Junaid Javed (6 days ago)
u can report them they will replace :/
AAF Personal (6 days ago)
not everyone got WHITE money
Kal Jak (6 days ago)
Now surrey boy linus your show is like a 80s pbs show or sitcom lol
Eclipse Solar 83 (6 days ago)
The way this guy talks is exagerated and ridiculous.
RIPPED OFF!?!?! This is what happens to people that say bad things about Apple. LOL!
Cristian Fatu (6 days ago)
Still Better than my beloved 750 ti :D
Deejee Madrox (7 days ago)
Sorry linus, this was a bit too entertainment for me. Why did you not examine the electronics more closely and compare it to a Brand A model ? Where are the temp, powerconsumption and noise benchmarks ? This was just a "fly by" article, very fluffy.
Thưởng Vũ (7 days ago)
gtx 1060 5gb ???? =))
krazor8 (7 days ago)
Let it go oooo let it gooooo
zzzai 77 (7 days ago)
If not wrong, only China got produce 1060 5gb
StarSeed (8 days ago)
I don't care if its extruded or pooped out your but hole. What are its benchmarks and give it a stress test.
Unleashedrap (8 days ago)
I can pronounce kurzgesagt :)
Bjarnesen92 (8 days ago)
Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cl6bkKtI-Vs
Vegarot Fusion (8 days ago)
I haven't been scammed buying off AliExpress. Just like Ebay (good) and Amazon (over priced) you find good sellers. If you are going to be a regular customer they will do the right by you and if the product is defective just return it and they'll send another or give money back. Maybe they just enjoy scamming Americans.
Guy Ferrante (8 days ago)
Your GPUZ needs to be updated :)
jomer hax (8 days ago)
Is that Peter Gade shirt? Are you a badminton fan?
Otaku Senpai (9 days ago)
Maxun is obviously under performing than founders edition... y u say its OK?
Dongs (9 days ago)
LOL, Debroglie?!, that doesnt sound very good.
賴志偉 (9 days ago)
Just because you have never heard of something doesn't mean it's a scam. Otherwise if one's ignorant enough, anything would be a scam to him: earth is round, moon landing, etc. We learn as we know more.
Tsrif Tsal (10 days ago)
Aliexpress is actually a very legitimate company. They spend millions yearly to combat fraudulent activities. They wouldn't knowingly allow any fake products to be sold through their medium.
Boris (10 days ago)
725$ for a 1080, of course it's not a scam
ColdieHU (10 days ago)
WOW Didn't know ELSA still exists.
Lucas Redmond (10 days ago)
WAIT so would it be stupid to buy that 1080 for the purpose of liquid cooling? Because you're basically gonna put the OEM heat sink in the trash anyway.
Qoor Ter (10 days ago)
ejonesss (10 days ago)
the gtx 1060 5 gig card a some possibilities. 1. to claim 8gbps or higher speed they removed 1 gig and paralleled it across the 5 gig such to do like you can do with hard drives in raid 0. 2. it is a factory reject where a few million or billion of the transistors or memory cells are dead and they disabled the bad memory cells so you can get 5 gig witch wont crash immediately than 6 gig that will crash right out of the box 3. it is a 3 gig that they somehow hacked the firmware to tell you it is 5 gig like the fake micro sd card scam but why 5 gig and not 6. 4. they took 6 gig and over provisioned 1 gig so if memory cells die they get taken over by others to avoid immediate crashes. over provisioning is what hard drive makers did in the 80's and 90s so hard drives was more reliable. cpus do the same thing and there is a hack that allows you to use all of the cores of a cpu to get double it's speed at the cost of losing some speed as a few processor cells go bad. did you try mining on the card?
Mother Kitchen Tricks (11 days ago)
I'm confused about Nvidia founders edition. I want to buy rtx 2080 on 22 of this month. But I am so confused about the official website. Is the site is safe or not ??? If I didn't get the product from Nvidia what I have to do ?? Because I'm new to Nvidia shopping and also m belongs to India. Please clarify my all doubts. Thank you.
Wait 8:58 isn't Kurzgesagt a yt channel
imkool0316 (11 days ago)
3.30 orange hdmi cable from monoprice for sure because i have them too. good and cheap
2StepMarv (11 days ago)
So after months of waiting, I want to ask everyone that actually bought the cards. Are the cards actually worth the buck to you? Do you think the GPUs you bought are going to last?
Modan Gratoato (11 days ago)
You and astin evans Should be besties
No one Attack tuc (11 days ago)
Nothing really Elsa bout it
Robert Jarvis (12 days ago)
They might perform well out of the box, but what about long term use? If used daily for several months, will they keep working?
Systems Commonwealth (12 days ago)
It's a Chinese graphics card that costs 9.99 and 1.99 shipping....what do you expect???? Its Chinese so you will pay what you get...or it's a really old and bad Chinese knock off of a real western version...
Alex Ronny (11 days ago)
Do you even watch the vid???
gaspone1183 (12 days ago)
same shit its all made in china expensive brand or some tacodaddy brand
Stereotype (12 days ago)
0:20 - This thing is cooling my AMD FX and it's just awesome. No noise at all.
Marchel Sugiharyanto (12 days ago)
Peter Gade, Denmark badminton player jersey???!
Alastair Archibald (12 days ago)
I bought an iPhone 5S in the Shanghai Fake Market. I did the "jiggling icons" trick by holding my finger on an icon, and it worked OK, and that's usually a good sign. Also, it was _somewhat_ cheaper than the UK price, but not very much cheaper. After I bought it, it connected to iTunes fine and registered OK with Apple in My Devices, but I knew there must be something faintly hooky about it. I eventually discovered that it was actually meant to be sold in Hong Kong, so this was possibly a tax dodge.
first last (12 days ago)
If you are going to be spending that much on a video card, and those are some large numbers, it seems worth it to spend a little more for properly done heat sinks etc. Not part of the test was how well the card will do in a hot enclosed system over extended periods of time.
first last (6 days ago)
You somehow missed me saying "Not part of the test was how well the card will do in a hot enclosed system over extended periods of time." despite there only being two sentences in my post. And you missed seeing in the video how it was tested without case/open air and for short periods of time.
Deejee Madrox (7 days ago)
Why? do not hear linus say the cooling was insufficient. so, what is the problem?
Clean Sardine (12 days ago)
I love aliexpress
BTC Node (12 days ago)
Failed audition from Lord of the rings.
BTC Node (12 days ago)
Just plug it in tell us, get to the fking point
imblackstar IBR (12 days ago)
gift ?
Rudolf (13 days ago)
I personally would recommend Udemy over Skillshare. Udemy's courses are all a one off payment. If you have the patience, wait for a sale and you can get many courses for the cost of one month of Premium of Skillshare. Only a few weeks ago many courses were only 9.99. That's a huge advantage over other learning sites like Lynda and Skillshare.
Random808 (13 days ago)
Is Be quiet coolers avaible in Aliexpress?
raheel saleem (13 days ago)
He is such a wiener and a cry baby ... Bought a chinese card and starts wining about how bad it is .. And also his face looks like 1000 other same faced youtubers so even his mother bought a copied face for him 😂
Roger Da Illegal Alien (13 days ago)
I bought a baby 👶 on that app but it was defective
Funky Skunky (13 days ago)
You look like idubbbz
cristoplay beaulieu (13 days ago)
build a pc from ali exoress parts only
Tim Lorenz (13 days ago)
There should be another of these videos
Wish Ali and the others are clearly scam sites retards
PanDan Gaming (14 days ago)
David Kennedy (14 days ago)
8:20 good idea , bad idea https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dJOIf4mdus
Anti Comm (14 days ago)
'Ali'='SCAM', your welcome... lmao
D. C. S. (14 days ago)
4:00 Did the electronics guy just get confused by Kapton Tape? Okay then.
Ryan Folks (15 days ago)
Guarantee that card installed key loggers and spyware the second it was detected.
Michael Muratori (15 days ago)
id rather pay the 10% more money and have a legitimate brand that wont burn down my house!
Deejee Madrox (7 days ago)
O wait, and the horror stories, where are they. Oops, no one complaints about it, maybe it all is not so bad as you think it is.
Deejee Madrox (7 days ago)
S, why you think this will burn your house down? Here in Europe there are alot of househould stuff, sometimes for less then 10 dollars; they do not burn your house down ...bummer.
Deven Mason (15 days ago)
Why would you buy graphics cards off ali express lol

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