I Ordered a FAKE Ryzen 5 3600 from Best Buy

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  1. terry taylor

    terry taylor11 tuntia sitten

    Lol tj max

  2. Basic Editing

    Basic Editing17 tuntia sitten

    "checking out our sponsor" let me guess, glasswire? yup

  3. George Gates

    George GatesPäivä sitten

    I would have liked to have seen the look of Best Cries face when you returned the product. Did you leave it in the motherboard so they could see the model?

  4. disliker 22

    disliker 22Päivä sitten

    8:42 like an absolute boss.

  5. ImChrisDuke

    ImChrisDukePäivä sitten

    REPutable... the accent is on the FIRST syllable sir.

  6. Kavish Ganegoda

    Kavish GanegodaPäivä sitten

    Lol this CPU is like LKR 40,000 🤣🤣🤣

  7. chappie v11

    chappie v11Päivä sitten

    So I upgraded to an ryzen 7 5800x and ever game I play is fine but when I play fortnite with 10 minutes the game freezes then black then my pc restarts

  8. paul matthew robinson

    paul matthew robinson2 päivää sitten

    Can tell different well fake pins different place as well 🙂

  9. JinKa Neo

    JinKa Neo2 päivää sitten

    stop paying them money for fake things.

  10. Jacob Davis

    Jacob Davis2 päivää sitten

    Why the fuck would you show everyone how to do the scam!?

  11. GemuTabi

    GemuTabi2 päivää sitten

    Wait what? its not hot touching it? and removing that cpu while its Running?

  12. John jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

    John jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt2 päivää sitten

    Roses are red Hunter bidens on crack When I sense a segue coming I double tap

  13. Doesn't Matter

    Doesn't Matter2 päivää sitten

    i don't understand you????? you buy a KNOWN crappy chip........a make a video about how crappy it is and complain....?????????? On a brighter note.........I won the newegg shuffle today!!

  14. ContagiousRepublic

    ContagiousRepublic3 päivää sitten

    I hate best buy AND scammers so much, for distinct reasons.

  15. xSkj

    xSkj3 päivää sitten

    3:22 I can't believe I'm suffering from _that_ curse

  16. hammy0w0

    hammy0w03 päivää sitten

    Imagine getting scammed on your 1st pc build and cramming a gen 3 into a gen 5 slot bc you are a noob and thinking you are the one who broke it.

  17. Jay

    Jay3 päivää sitten

    No joke i ordered a 5600x from best buy and it had a am2 socket on the back , i returned it the next day and got a refund

  18. Ruben Pena

    Ruben Pena4 päivää sitten

    That CPU kinda sus ngl

  19. Hal Richard

    Hal Richard4 päivää sitten

    Ok Linus, you are so dam smart, you have enlightened us, but you havent really done anything useful. Suggestion,, Show us all how to kick some retail ass and get our money back! A much better Video for sure.

  20. Mango Sweet

    Mango Sweet4 päivää sitten

    Millionaire tech guy builds an expensive computer. Me: Watches the rich tech guy on my 11 year old laptop. Goes on with life...

  21. Rick Liebenthal

    Rick Liebenthal4 päivää sitten

    no its for sure a return scam worked in retail for 20 years..... its a return scam and unfortunately was caught until sri lanka

  22. Rick Liebenthal

    Rick Liebenthal4 päivää sitten

    dude...got a return scam.... but a new cpu retuened it with old

  23. vaderglenn

    vaderglenn5 päivää sitten

    Reminds me of when I bought a lego set as a kid and when I opened the fucking box it was literally just some rocks paper and a lot of mega blocks lol.

  24. Jay

    Jay5 päivää sitten

    I ordered an AMD Ryzen from Amazon and I’m now worried that I’m going to get scammed

  25. Jay

    Jay3 päivää sitten

    @Aleister Crowley I got it from a company on Amazon called Computer Upgrade King. I googled them and it seems like they are a reputable company so I hope I’m okay

  26. Aleister Crowley

    Aleister Crowley3 päivää sitten

    Did you buy it from Amazon or a 3rd party seller from amazon

  27. CM436

    CM4365 päivää sitten

    Linus: "It's time for you to stop." "Anyways, here's exactly how to do this scam."

  28. Dominik

    Dominik5 päivää sitten

    The videos aren't half bad. But the whole "a word for our sponsor" really is annoying. It's like a love-child of an actual hardware expert and the shamwow guy....

  29. Sathish Kumar

    Sathish Kumar5 päivää sitten

    Love how you just what money and always wants sponser


    GEPLAYER5 päivää sitten

    I have to ask a pretty rational question. If the person selling these fakes is using the genuine IHS from a Ryzen, then what IHS is he putting on the genuine chips, in order to sell them? If someone's selling de-lidded Ryzen 5 3600 that person would be a real candidate for being the fraudster....

  31. SkalJacob

    SkalJacob5 päivää sitten

    his pc background got me laughing my ass off XD!

  32. Animalyze71

    Animalyze716 päivää sitten

    All you need do is bring that cooler to the local Police dept and tell them of the fraud and they will ask if your pressing charges which will prompt them to run the fingerprint and arrest the little shit that did that. Then you hammer the prick with full extent of law proceedings and after a short 1-3 year prison stay the twat waffle will think twice before doing that again.

  33. Huntergalexy259

    Huntergalexy2596 päivää sitten

    The "Forest" Joke was amazing btw

  34. S2N

    S2N6 päivää sitten

    I saw ur ad for honey before the vid

  35. Tuscani J

    Tuscani J6 päivää sitten

    I worked at Circuit City a million years ago and ended up in customer service when I was aiming for essentially the parts department. I remember a few times people would take an old, different gpu and I’m just assuming it was their old one, and would keep the actual gpu and come return their old gpu that they just put into the new one’s box and 90% of the customer service associates frankly didn’t know much about tech in general, they were just pretty and nice. I managed to catch this about 3 times, when one of the girls would be doing a return would accept it and be in the process of doing the return I would open the box and double check before they finished the return, but I can only imagine how many times and other places that happened too. The worst part is items that manage to get returned are then sent off somewhere and probably end up as opened box or refurb and then someone buys it and does know till they have it ready to install. So the ‘thief’ basically got a gpu upgrade for the price of ‘restocking/open box fee’. And tbh the only reason I was interested in trying to catch those instances was because we’d get a gold star and a little money depending on the size of what you ‘caught’.

  36. A.S.K Gamer Official Vlog

    A.S.K Gamer Official Vlog6 päivää sitten

    bye linus me gonna play battlefield 4 in my gt 210 now lmao =]

  37. Gian Carlo

    Gian Carlo6 päivää sitten

    3:23 amogus

  38. Edge Channell

    Edge Channell6 päivää sitten

    Thanks linus

  39. Edge Channell

    Edge Channell6 päivää sitten

    This one who dislikes must be the seller of the processor hahahah

  40. Andrei Jaremy

    Andrei Jaremy6 päivää sitten

    when is the next linus roast??????????? its about time!!

  41. dead comms

    dead comms7 päivää sitten

    Bought a ddr4 hyper x with the exact specs I needed. When I used cpuz it was so slightly off, you never would have known.

  42. Alex belqta

    Alex belqta7 päivää sitten

    its not a fake, just this is AMD Althon x64

  43. Diamond The Hedgehog

    Diamond The Hedgehog8 päivää sitten

    You missed the opportunity to have the sticker say "Detechtips Linus"

  44. GTR 35

    GTR 358 päivää sitten

    Thank you Linus!!! Thanks for not going down the same path ReviewTechUSA is going..

  45. Ria Yukihana Cherry

    Ria Yukihana Cherry8 päivää sitten

    Highly possible that the lid may have belonged to a cpu that was delided for custom cooling. It was tossed away and the thief got their hands on it. That aside from delidding specifically for selling two products instead of 1

  46. Ria Yukihana Cherry

    Ria Yukihana Cherry8 päivää sitten

    My old 1090T looked like this

  47. Race Driver

    Race Driver8 päivää sitten

    pls cut that beard of xD

  48. Charles Hines

    Charles Hines9 päivää sitten

    Did he ever get any money back or the CPU he paid for? That is just plain awful!!

  49. Cary Galloway

    Cary Galloway9 päivää sitten

    Sounds like the customer was trying to scam Best Buy

  50. oninster84

    oninster849 päivää sitten

    so he didnt ordered in best buy at all?

  51. Jay

    Jay9 päivää sitten

    you just tought scammers something else to scam good job.

  52. Ryan Jarman

    Ryan Jarman9 päivää sitten

    can it run crisis without imploding upon itself and creating a blackhole that summons a elder blood god from another dimension named dave?

  53. Peekofwar

    Peekofwar10 päivää sitten

    Is that am AM3 or AM3+ socket CPU? My first processor was an AM3+ socket.

  54. Sphylogic

    Sphylogic10 päivää sitten

    I want a pc

  55. Benedikt Riedel

    Benedikt Riedel10 päivää sitten


  56. wolfofchina 1

    wolfofchina 110 päivää sitten

    sussy imposter 3600, amogus confirmed.


    MUFFIBKAGE11 päivää sitten

    it was a fry's employee trying to sabotage best buy

  58. Sam Houston

    Sam Houston11 päivää sitten

    Best Buy, the company, definitely discriminates. Check their corporate website and you can see the plethora of SJW causes that that are DESIGNED to exclude others. How is that EQUALITY? They have stores that discriminate based on the store manager's personal bigotry and racism. So if a major company operates in such a manner, why would anyone believe that they sell products with integrity? You get what you pay for, except you don't. You pay a pretty penny to be scammed and treated like you are some piece of trash in the process.

  59. Ed B

    Ed B12 päivää sitten

    CPU rustlers? Get a rope, boys.

  60. Ca L

    Ca L12 päivää sitten

    thats an am3 chip

  61. L P

    L P12 päivää sitten

    Actually, I was surprised they actually used real 3600x heat spreader - most scams I have seen usually strips previous marking and etches existing heat spreader with new markings. And they generally, take the cheapest used CPU and sell it as most expensive CPU of that kind e.g. like last gen Intel Pentium or Celeron and sells it as top range. Something like Celeron G3930T which can be had for $10 used and fits same LGA1151 as i9 9900KS, or old Xeons which are extremely cheap and cross compatible. Now granted markings as such looked little bit sketchy, but without having another CPU to compare they looked good enough, maybe not enough to full IT expert, but certainly enough to fool some kid looking for good deals on ebay at least for long enough that they can't claim the money back, or even if they do, then long enough for fraudster to make more sales and get away with the money. ebay/paypal would refund the customer in the end, but the fraudster would be gone.

  62. B4D-W0LF

    B4D-W0LF12 päivää sitten

    So not only clickbait, Maybe Linus Tech tips is in on it. Wait a second. Is this a public service announcement for "GOOD LUCK" For the future of humanity? I didn't notice anything wrong because I've lived in poverty in all of my life. It's clearly a generation to get away things now that there's more problems in the world, and more crime can happen now that we are so unfocused. I am not mad at the clickbait. I am actually not mad, just Amused! :D

  63. Frickenfrik

    Frickenfrik12 päivää sitten

    3:23 you'll thank me later

  64. Cubix Rohan

    Cubix Rohan13 päivää sitten

    I saw linus play counter strike and GOD IT HURTS TO SEE

  65. Jet Fusion

    Jet Fusion13 päivää sitten

    Not even a Phenom....

  66. Rafi 529

    Rafi 52913 päivää sitten

    you've gotta appreciate his effort in sudden advertisements

  67. Cecil

    Cecil13 päivää sitten

    Linus laughing at computer speeds faster than my home computer :l

  68. necro nerd

    necro nerd13 päivää sitten

    5:37 no Linus I’m distracted by the sun in the wallpaper replaced by your face

  69. Ibrahim Soleja

    Ibrahim Soleja13 päivää sitten

    That processor is as old as me


    ILE0Z GAMING YT13 päivää sitten

    Fake ryzen = intel pl: :)

  71. Austii

    Austii13 päivää sitten

    Linus: "And now we're going to show you how this scam works" *BREAKING NEWS: CPU SCAM RATES HAVE GONE UP 500%*

  72. bman409

    bman4093 päivää sitten


  73. Gian Carlo

    Gian Carlo6 päivää sitten

    Handsome Squidward

  74. mrrep205

    mrrep20514 päivää sitten

    Does anyone know if BB made it right for this guy?

  75. Reality of a Virtual World

    Reality of a Virtual World14 päivää sitten

    Made in China is Faked in China

  76. Paulo Neves

    Paulo Neves14 päivää sitten

    Was just me that's gotten hurt, by linus complaining about the speed of the system, when this is my reality?

  77. The Milk Man

    The Milk Man14 päivää sitten

    That's an am3

  78. Home Recorded Sound Effects

    Home Recorded Sound Effects14 päivää sitten

    Linus: *trash talks the 10fps* Me: *playing with 3fps*

  79. Lucas Sherlock

    Lucas Sherlock14 päivää sitten

    2:25 linus, come on even if it is fake, dont take out the cpu and lay ur fingers on the pins :'(

  80. cringebruh

    cringebruh14 päivää sitten

    I got my first pc and i cant even run 2d game from the 90's or even browser!


    FOXIE MUSIC & CO.14 päivää sitten

    ACTIVATE WINDOWS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  82. Strad fam

    Strad fam14 päivää sitten

    Linus thinks playing CSGO on 30fps is bad, i play CSGO on below 20 fps lol

  83. Patricio Pinoargote

    Patricio Pinoargote14 päivää sitten

    The didactic leopard probably rhyme because mistake hopefully sign in a dazzling triangle. enchanting, paltry psychiatrist

  84. Shaun Diz

    Shaun Diz14 päivää sitten

    what happened to your beard linus? haven't watched in a few months

  85. Shaun Diz

    Shaun Diz15 päivää sitten

    after intro: so you really didn't order anything from best buy

  86. John Doe

    John Doe15 päivää sitten

    The violent turkey noticeably hum because board analogously earn along a parallel blanket. spotty, imported address

  87. Luckstern

    Luckstern15 päivää sitten

    Everyone gangsta till the screen still shows without a cpu

  88. inazmul123

    inazmul12315 päivää sitten

    My i3 540 runs better than this


    SARTHAK GANDHI15 päivää sitten

    Man why don't u coach other FItitlers for Segues...🔥 🔥🔥🔥

  90. riku

    riku15 päivää sitten

    24fps a-roll exported at 30? WAT

  91. Keegan Sanchez

    Keegan Sanchez15 päivää sitten

    I have no idea what you say but, I agree.

  92. Patrick Glaser

    Patrick Glaser15 päivää sitten

    What in the RGB keyboard was that intro?

  93. Frederick Martinez

    Frederick Martinez15 päivää sitten

    I want that wallpaper

  94. HongBin Chen

    HongBin Chen15 päivää sitten

    The flawless tortellini alarmingly screw because birth cosmetically glue with a ethereal supermarket. hollow, apathetic faucet

  95. Iron Cavalry

    Iron Cavalry16 päivää sitten

    Linus… please shave… your looking like you went to Japan and came out banned.

  96. e7.plays

    e7.plays16 päivää sitten

    Bro, how much weed do you smoke before filming? Lol!!

  97. Bath Minchew

    Bath Minchew16 päivää sitten

    The closed separated topologically crack because breath demographically listen after a afraid cuban. bored, square breath

  98. AndyGDS

    AndyGDS16 päivää sitten

    what it is is a sus :/

  99. domain mojo

    domain mojo16 päivää sitten

    You're laughing now, but I still rocked that CPU this time last year! :) It was ermm... "reliable" throughout it's service life and I have some fond memories of it. I had to resort to a DIY watercooled solution to eke out every drop of cyclic goodness from it cause the price of those things (watercoolers) are just bonkers for someone halfway across the world in some, almost 3rd-world town. It died a "good" death- blew up after years of proud service! :) I "upgraded" to a mobo-combo consisting of an i3-6100/16GB-DDR4 (I got "lucky") and a 2TB WD Black and I'm still playing on my trusty old Radeon 6770 - a smart investment back in 2011. That thing will prolly survive a nuclear war. It's been on overclock since 2015 and it has YET to give me any trouble. For a while I replaced it with a GT 1030, but that lasted only 6 months without an overclock, and then it just started throwing up artifacts and died. My dependable Radeon though... dutifully took over again. An SSD is out of my reach at this point. Well, that's gaming in a developing world I suppose, but at least I can play Combat Arms (The Classic), STALKER, Bioshock, Alien Isolation, Facry 3/Primal etc... so life's a doozy! ;)

  100. Hirushan Thilanka

    Hirushan Thilanka16 päivää sitten

    Who's from Sri Lanka watching this

  101. Lazarus Gaming

    Lazarus Gaming16 päivää sitten

    I mean, I still get by on an Athlon X4 760K lol

  102. Steve Ives

    Steve Ives16 päivää sitten

    I had a similar experience with Amazon recently. I purchased a $100 Amazon gift card, when it arrived the code had already been scratched and redeemed. Complained to Amazon and they completely refused to do anything about it.

  103. Chris Martin

    Chris Martin16 päivää sitten

    They changed the IHS because there's a little window in the retail box through which you can see the chip. If you didn't change the IHS it wouldn't stand up to even cursory inspection.

  104. Dissociated Women Incorporated

    Dissociated Women Incorporated16 päivää sitten

    Maybe aliens are responsible. Technically it’s possible! 👽