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DarkPurity (2 hours ago)
You should do a video on buying graphics cards on wish
Emanuel B. (7 hours ago)
The real scam was the thumbnail for this video, those were some ok graphic cards
Dba CFO (8 hours ago)
that 1080 is a rip off the nvidia one is 699...
RTXgameing MEMES (16 hours ago)
Some of these graphics cards That are cheap are good Some lucky but still good
Kel Raphiel (18 hours ago)
so a rtx really cost about $130 after tax?
Thriko (19 hours ago)
wow 10 mins scraping for ads?
Omgilovesteak (22 hours ago)
I bought an extremely cheap 550 ti a long time ago... I unboxed it and on the inside of the component between the heatsink and a single fan was a small piece of ham. I am serious. I was not sure what to make of this. I sent it back claiming that it did not work. >.<
Playboi Carti (22 hours ago)
GTX 1060 5GB are used in Chinese PC Cafeterias as cheaper than 6GB version and better than 3GB version
A sad crying cat (1 day ago)
10:00
Borneagain (1 day ago)
That maxsun graphics card looks like a cheap Asus strix knockoff. I used to have a asus strix 960 and it almost looked identical!
tr3xy (1 day ago)
what a tosser
Wanli Cheng (2 days ago)
Hey, the elsa series is actually a premium pc parts brand in China from 20 years ago already. The quality is not bad at all. Probably they also do some outsource manufacture jobs for name brands like evga or xfx, the quality is surely not a problem IMO. However, the customer service is not on par, you could say that, maybe.
Fuck you!, Fuck you! FUCK YOU!, I've actually been planning on buying a graphics card from there, Now that you've made a video about this more turdshits are gonna go there for cheap parts
I found 1060 6Gb Only 70$ not sure about it
Andrew McCarroll (2 days ago)
@Linus aliexpress is on purpose cheap. It's economic terrorism.
Kien Hweng Tai (2 days ago)
Those must be the reject nVidia boards not used in production cards.
yzchenwei (2 days ago)
Buying a 1080 at AliExpress with 75-270 cheaper is not a Scam. Selling them at 800+ is.
yzchenwei (2 days ago)
"Be Quiet""? I only use "Shut The Fuck Up".
Johnson Yao (2 days ago)
What you pay is what you get.
Michael Angeli (3 days ago)
Linus pls give me a 1080 graphics card hahaha....
Dean Espur (3 days ago)
wait so the heatsink was a proper design or some kind of makeshift hack?
B. Hajilou (3 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
Hàn Tuấn (3 days ago)
well guess what, the GIGABYTE 1060 Windforce OC has the EXACT same cooler design, and the copper pipe is not even nikel-plated. So fuck you GIGABYTE, you and your terrible design choices
Ruthvik Meshram (4 days ago)
De Broglie the scientist gave
Eric Hudson (4 days ago)
I order from AliExpress fairly often. Mostly for large (42-60in) multi-touch film, for table top PCs, because they are priced incredibly cheap and easy to find than anywhere I've found in the US. I've received excellent customer service and quality products every time. I've also ordered various PC parts and other misc. things without issue. I don't understand the stigma that AliExpress seems to carry with it. I guess because it's Chinese it must all be scams and fakes? A little research into the sellers goes a long way too. Maybe people get scammed because they don't try looking into who they are buying from...
DoskoFx (5 days ago)
linus casposo
DVP (5 days ago)
that 10:00 mark lol
Agar Assassin (5 days ago)
esa actuación no te la quita nadie v:
Lê Duy Khánh (5 days ago)
HOT SELL MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G 8GB #150$ Graphics Card GPU Brand New/M on Alibaba https://vn1287333506onrv.trustpass.alibaba.com/product/50041605718-0/HOT_SELL_MSI_GeForce_GTX_1080_GAMING_X_8G_8GB_Graphics_Card_GPU_Brand_New_M.html
itz Loblet (5 days ago)
I can say kurzgesagt because it's a German word and I'm German lol
Dylan Richards (5 days ago)
1:47 ... lol, the irony. Perhaps China saw into the future.
Ninja Penguin (5 days ago)
FULL ALIEXPRESS BUILD
Jackston YU (5 days ago)
Halp What card shall I get ? I have a Asrock H61M HVS Motherboard A DDR3 Ram 4GB Unknown PSU Idk the Watts A Rubbish 1080p Monitor 20 Inch ITX Case
Jacob Wiryatama (5 days ago)
because each country has several regulations for each product, there must be a component owned by the state, and China did that with different name ELSA and MAXSUN
Derby Mods (5 days ago)
Get that 1080 and water cool it
BZ Cubes (5 days ago)
these sponsor transitions are smoother than Smooth McGroove's vocals
No Copyright Music (5 days ago)
My name is ali😊
Electro Maniac (6 days ago)
*Elsa Jean*
TheBuddiesForever (6 days ago)
you say buying online on AliExpress is Legit. Then why that so much dipressed thumbnail. You are so much unhappy and disappointed that you received a perfectly working card. I have got many genuine items from aliexpress shipped to India. Recommend AliExpress.
Lo X (6 days ago)
gtx 1060 5gb has cant mine eth
Terrell Seaines (6 days ago)
Have fun with your hardware exploits haha
MicMic Music (7 days ago)
you al know this before the video linus good promo video
fake despacito (7 days ago)
Ali-AExpress is a scam
Still buying a 1070 but with downpayment
Nuklearapple (8 days ago)
Frankenstein card
Keeg And Design (9 days ago)
"Theres Really Nothing Els-a bout it"   -Linus
Ahmad Mashaqi (9 days ago)
whats an OEM sales can you explain to me ????
colintx800 (10 days ago)
Legitish !!!!!!!!!!
"cheap"
Just Me (10 days ago)
Maxson and colorful are reliable GPU maker. Located in Southern China, Shenzhen, Silicon Valley of China. I live around there.
James Sully (10 days ago)
Fuck am I watching some patronising geek?
END OF THI S (10 days ago)
Ali-A express **Ali-a intro plays**
Beker A (11 days ago)
700$ "cheap" graphics
ScorpioX` (11 days ago)
maxsun of a beach
King Dexter (11 days ago)
You are seriously a shit, first learn how to review then make videos. Asshole
Steven Alequin (11 days ago)
If you are brave, do it. No reason to sit on the decision if it will in fact work. I half expected the card not to work at all. I am impressed. Forgot about internet cafes. . . That still a thing?
Martin Drkoš (12 days ago)
I can pronounce kurzgesagt.
NyanAlchemist (12 days ago)
I'm not sure that this video card will work for a long time. I ordered a many things from the AliExpress, and say one thing: it's a big lottery
Thugg _ (13 days ago)
i bought a used msi 1060 6gb and it was 195$ and out performs that 1060 by a long shot and it also was practically brand new
FatalFish 12890 (13 days ago)
whats the name of the benchmark program he used?
FatalFish 12890 (13 days ago)
wait nvm
thewhizard (13 days ago)
It didn't explode. If going to that price range would rather go more and get a real warrantee.
Grimlock 56 (13 days ago)
Aliexpress Aliexe Ali A
Quang Huy (13 days ago)
You know what they say? If it is from China it is cheap and fake as hell
Quang Huy (10 days ago)
Uhh, I think that is not true since Japan is a misconception. Name me one brand from Japan that make bad quality. None. You can't think of one. But Chinese stuff from Chinese company? OMG it is like toilet paper that has been wiped 5 times and then pass to you to wipe again. Of course not all, but the majority is just that. ( it is literally about what this video talk about). Don't believe go buy stuff from alibaba
Cuvtixo D (10 days ago)
That was true of Japan in the 60s and early 70s. They turned that around pretty quickly. In the US it's becoming increasingly difficult to find electronics that are not made in China. Whatever the reliability or quality.
sleepy mokey (13 days ago)
Ali express is a scam the scam me i buy something $70 and the bring me a notebook
Mike K (13 days ago)
Buying anything from that website is rather stupid.
Gurjot Singh kalsi (14 days ago)
9:02
Pett Laurence Cuerquis (14 days ago)
can you just give those graphic cards to me hihihi it's cheap for you but i still can't afford it 😵😵
可舟Lighter (14 days ago)
SB
novHeavens (14 days ago)
I have a MaxSun GTX1060 (bought from Taobao) and it works perfectly (actually I accidentally short circuited it but the retailer gave me a new one anyway).
lo op (15 days ago)
Why are Chinese products always deceiving?
Stress Vids (15 days ago)
Why not try to use it in ur pc lets see if it works
BHRC Cannabliss Page (15 days ago)
Cheap aliexpress router comparison???
M4nNfR3D (16 days ago)
Ali's always SCAM. Every Ali in every country.
paramparchad (16 days ago)
this guy is so fucking annoying, it`s unbelievable!
JΛMΛ (13 days ago)
Ik that's why I stay away from this channel, his fuckin voice pisses me off
woobilicious. (16 days ago)
I suspect the GDDR is cold pluggable like with a DDR4, if one memory module doesn't show up the bios/firmware will not expose it to the game. Driver optimisation & game for 5GB is another issue though.
kecheng zhao (17 days ago)
you pay the money worth of the price. if you want better quality Chinese product. just pay more. if you want to high quality product, working hard and make more money. Do not stay at home be a fucking gaming nerd.
kecheng zhao (10 days ago)
Cuvtixo D working hard you may make more money.but if you do not working hard you can not get more money. that is life dude. I make and save more, I am in China mainland, second hand computing hardware is a real gold mine. some of the second hand graphic card price is unbelievable cheap. You know that China have huge comsumer market. every years millions of hardware update. gtx970 gtx960 rx470 etc. if you interest we can do some buiness
Cuvtixo D (10 days ago)
In most of the world, people have to scam and cheat to make more money. "Working hard" doesn't get you there. I'm mourning the American Dream; working hard didn't make me any more money.
Online Show (17 days ago)
dont bothher with scammers from nvidio
Stephen McGregor (17 days ago)
The money is made up by integrating 17,000 Chinese spy chips lol
KrotowX (17 days ago)
In fact not every AliExpress seller is a scammer. Seems the analogy with eBay is true with a correction to Chinese mentality and business ethics. So there is some 60% possibility that your purchase definitely will match with a description in product page. In contrary nowadays many graphic cards in eBay are sold by cryptocurrency miners due to developed defects that doesn't reveal itself directly on switching on. Maybe now try to test some "real" GTX1080 Ti "brand" from AliExpress like GIGABYTE GTX1080 Ti GAMING OC 11 GB.
Dafuk (17 days ago)
*sponsored by AliExpress*
Jamfan03 (17 days ago)
Liked just for the German part at the end. XD
Korean Shows (18 days ago)
Can u speak properly
Marin Geslin (18 days ago)
Don’t buy on this website I have a SSD that doesn’t work, it’s been 3 months I try to get my money back they don’t care about customer ! They make you wait and wait and wait ....
Zeek B. (18 days ago)
looks like a Zotac
Julian Luna Arecha (18 days ago)
can you send me the aliexpress url for the 1060 5gb?
hacked why not? (18 days ago)
can bleive that u r littralry puttin 2 sponsors in one video u stuip dick head mother fucka
ikit luk (19 days ago)
我發現這幫傻逼老外,沒見過世面就瞎逼逼,自以爲是專業,那種蔑視的口吻真是令人噁心!
Dephranque (19 days ago)
The 1060 5G is only for Internet cafes not really for individual buyers
Mohan CK (20 days ago)
De Broglie wave theory
Paul Willis (20 days ago)
This guy is the most condesending asshole I have ever had the misfortune to watch.
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Damon Lu (20 days ago)
you know nothing, Linus :P
Allen Tian (20 days ago)
hes so good at spittaking holy crap
Daniel (21 days ago)
those 5gb versions are also used in PC bangs in South Korea
Mike Mike (21 days ago)
wwe are just too used to be overcharged for these cards..
ridewags w (21 days ago)
DBR Rogue... not debrogueee
VORTRETEX (22 days ago)
0:39 to 8:33 good conent :V
Bojan Matović (22 days ago)
Temperatures?
flamesoff (22 days ago)
AliExpress goes through the Russia and EU to USA. lol! )
_ Broody (22 days ago)
Nice vid :) .. And oh, one more thing: I gate the Chinese with all there cheap knock off useless crap! .. The only longterm result is more garbage on the planet. It's all created with 'quick buck' in mind and instead of 'durable'. .. Don't buy it peoples (fz)

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