10 Years of Gaming PCs: 2009 - 2014 (Part 1)

  • Published: 06 August 2019
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    Have gaming PCs always looked the same? How did performance scale over time? Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see what gaming PCs looked like in 2009 through 2014!

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Comments • 5 570

  • KOD Trayonex
    KOD Trayonex  5 hours back

    2009 to 2014 ???? 10 years???!!

    Sorry just saw (part 2)

    • SleepyD
      SleepyD  6 hours back

      Oh man that 590 I still have mine torn down in a shoebox that was a fun one to take apart goddam thing was a space heater.

      • Mr. Veink
        Mr. Veink  9 hours back

        Me with my i5 2400 and HD 6750

        • Mattia_98
          Mattia_98  11 hours back

          Still rocking a 4770K and GTX 980 with originally 8GB then upgraded to 16GB. I bought my PC for GTA V (cause my Laptop could not handle it) so I'm waiting for GTA VI before upgrading. On the Windows side, still rocking Windows 8.1 I can't be bothered to fight with Windows 10

          • Jorge Franco
            Jorge Franco  14 hours back

            what Linus and Anthony said its true but in that time all the games with a top pc look amazing. Need to keep that in mind.

            • Jon Kreykes
              Jon Kreykes  1 days back

              Is it bad hat I am still running a 4790K?

              • Martin Severin
                Martin Severin  2 days back

                This was awesome, sometimes i fire up left 4 dead(1,2) and i get more emersion then new games just becouse of nostalgia hahah loved it...

                • Hero 578326
                  Hero 578326  2 days back

                  best intro yet

                  • ScreaminUgmoe
                    ScreaminUgmoe  2 days back

                    My dad bought an Alienware Area 51 back in like 2009 with an i7 980 and sli gtx 460. As a kid my friends thought I was the coolest😂

                    • CBZ323
                      CBZ323  12 hours back

                      Odd combo of high end CPU and two low end GPUs .

                  • Hychus 232
                    Hychus 232  2 days back

                    You where did you guys get a HAF 922 in 2019? I've been looking everywhere for one that's not stupidly overpriced and I can't find one ANYWHERE

                    • h2oaddict28
                      h2oaddict28  3 days back

                      6:50 fail

                      • Nilesh Pawar
                        Nilesh Pawar  3 days back

                        I bought i7 930 with hd 5770 in like year 2010 and i am still using it

                        • Nilesh Pawar
                          Nilesh Pawar  12 hours back

                          Yeah lol those 480 where hot ones (Y)

                        • CBZ323
                          CBZ323  12 hours back

                          I had 930 with SLI GTX 480. That rig was HOT (literally and figuratively) .

                      • Robin Lilfelt
                        Robin Lilfelt  3 days back

                        That intro alone, deserves my like x3

                        • Tom
                          Tom  3 days back

                          Just a shout out to Anthony and how far he has come from his first appearance on camera, I love every video that he is in.

                          • Ganymede IX
                            Ganymede IX  4 days back

                            Red Orchestra mentioned.

                            • PhilmoeSlim
                              PhilmoeSlim  4 days back

                              linus never played skyrim.......te fuck??!?

                              • Lonnie Sargent
                                Lonnie Sargent  4 days back

                                Damn this makes me feel so old. I'm still using my 2700k Sandybridge and a 950GT video card...over 8 years old now (well the vid card isn't but everything else is). Time to build a new system.

                                • 4ry Van Java
                                  4ry Van Java  4 days back

                                  In 2019, my pc still in i3 2100 with win7 😁😁 but it is still awesome in my opinions

                                  • Microprod
                                    Microprod  4 days back

                                    im stuck with 2008.

                                    • Microprod
                                      Microprod  4 days back

                                      Windows 7 is wayy faster than windows 10.

                                      • My eXtreme PC
                                        My eXtreme PC  4 days back

                                        Still playing Skyrim with lots of mods on a Titan X

                                        • Alex Green
                                          Alex Green  4 days back

                                          I don't know how recently this was shot, but get well soon Anthony!
                                          Those got-my-nose-Rudolph-red-while-binging-on-Kleenex nostrils are the result of a a weakening immune system due to so much benchmarking for so many hardware releases of this year.
                                          Get well soon Anthony!

                                          • L33Tech
                                            L33Tech  5 days back

                                            windows 8.1 in 2019 whos with me

                                            • KanataSD
                                              KanataSD  5 days back

                                              I'm still using a 4670K :O

                                              • Jimmy Vintrlos
                                                Jimmy Vintrlos  5 days back

                                                Just sold the case Antec nine hundred after 10 years of gaming and here it is in video

                                                • Milorad Bakoc
                                                  Milorad Bakoc  5 days back

                                                  lol it was not even possible to play crysis 3 on max in 2013

                                                  • Matthew Franey
                                                    Matthew Franey  6 days back

                                                    why are you guys using ultrawide monitors for games and hardware from 2009-2012? should be paired with period correct monitors as the output device is as much a part of the story as the rest of the hardware

                                                    • Tim Peyton
                                                      Tim Peyton  6 days back

                                                      I'm *still* on an i5 3570K. Sure, it's got a modest 25% overclock, but still.

                                                      • flawlessvic
                                                        flawlessvic  6 days back

                                                        BF4 is still great.

                                                        • Estêvão Bhering
                                                          Estêvão Bhering  6 days back

                                                          "The textures don't hold up very well today"
                                                          "No, They've AGED!"

                                                          Damn Linus you were one "dragon" short of an awesome/horrible pun.

                                                          • Blipparipa
                                                            Blipparipa  6 days back

                                                            All of these pcs are better than my laptop!

                                                            • Niko Heinonen
                                                              Niko Heinonen  6 days back

                                                              Still gaming on i5 3570K.

                                                              • SLDoughts
                                                                SLDoughts  6 days back

                                                                Dragon Age Inquisition won Game of the Year and it didn't get mentioned for 2014

                                                                • Habib Huseynov
                                                                  Habib Huseynov  6 days back

                                                                  14 - 44 OUR Flag 🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿🇦🇿 Azerbaijan.. ❤️❤️

                                                                  • Rob Spiess
                                                                    Rob Spiess  6 days back

                                                                    @14:34 2TB Seagate Barracuda 7200RPM?? I hope you have backups!

                                                                    Seriously, this was a known problem drive and over 30% of them failed within a few years. Like the capacitor scourge of the early 2000's, Seagate 2TB's were the epidemic of 2010's.
                                                                    They were inexpensive, though!

                                                                    • KaddamanMan
                                                                      KaddamanMan  6 days back

                                                                      This is actually some freaking interesting content!

                                                                      • Oh Yeah Yeah
                                                                        Oh Yeah Yeah  6 days back

                                                                        Case at 10:50 ? xx

                                                                        • Joel Doxtator
                                                                          Joel Doxtator  7 days back

                                                                          I'm old, 2009 feels like last week and the games still look modern to me.

                                                                          • Mew
                                                                            Mew  7 days back

                                                                            Still rocking my i5 3750k

                                                                            • mambobro
                                                                              mambobro  7 days back

                                                                              Living in 2014-15 with my 4790k and 980ti. Spoiler; it can run in 4k.

                                                                              • MVrockersPS3
                                                                                MVrockersPS3  7 days back

                                                                                No BF 3?

                                                                                • teslaTrooper
                                                                                  teslaTrooper  7 days back

                                                                                  windows 8.1 user checking in, still running on an i5 4670 and R9 290.
                                                                                  8.1 was pretty good imo, people just got mad about the start screen. Ryzen 2 looks like a worthwile upgrade, and linux over windows 10.

                                                                                  • Adam Mordkowitz
                                                                                    Adam Mordkowitz  7 days back

                                                                                    Games that came out in 2009 that are actually good:

                                                                                    • Ctrlz01
                                                                                      Ctrlz01  7 days back

                                                                                      Still running my 2013 water cooled 3770k.
                                                                                      With the help of Linus and jayzTwoCents got it clocked to 4.2 GHz.

                                                                                      • Derp!
                                                                                        Derp!  1 weeks back

                                                                                        Leave it to Linus to nake me remember when I wasn't a PC gamer, but...instead I was a console peasant. 🙈

                                                                                        • Whatchamajigger
                                                                                          Whatchamajigger  1 weeks back

                                                                                          Still have Q9650 8gb ram

                                                                                          • Kasiencja
                                                                                            Kasiencja  1 weeks back

                                                                                            Zalman Coolers were the best looking for all the time :)

                                                                                            • feral kitten
                                                                                              feral kitten  1 weeks back

                                                                                              08-09 best pc aesthetics for me copper heatsinks all over, loopdy loops and omg i loved it