This only helps my case AGAINST pre-builts... #Alienware

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I didn't think I'd be fixing an ALIENWARE PRE-BUILT today


  1. Gardar
    15 ժամ առաջ

    Pre built is the only way to get a decent GPU now.

  2. crazykong1967
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    I get your point, but isn't Pre-builds the only reliable way to get a 3000's series video card?

  3. RajJ Gaming
    RajJ Gaming
    2 օր առաջ

    pay 1049 gbp or 1450 dollars for a pc with a i5 11400f , gtx 1650 super , 8 gigs of ram and like 256 or 512gb of storage (which would run out of storage very easily) from alienware. a scam it is

  4. LoveIsTheAnswer
    2 օր առաջ

    I love these troubleshooting videos, moare plz!

  5. Trikz Excite
    Trikz Excite
    3 օր առաջ

    My first pc was an alienware pc, idek how but it didnt last me more then 3 years, i had to replace the motherboard, and then a bit after thati had to replace the cpu, and i wanted a new one so i replaced the motherboard again, then i just gutted everythign got a new case and replaced every part, and it hasnt been better lmao DONT GET THESE

  6. MyzMyz1995
    3 օր առաջ

    I personally think it's just the intel 8th boards that have issues, mine failed recently and I know multiple people people who had their boards fail while the rest of the system is good.

  7. Barrowman Enterprises
    Barrowman Enterprises
    4 օր առաջ

    I replace Dell/Alienware motherboards on a daily basis. I see far more as of late. I have one to replace tomorrow. Garbage.

  8. Rosy Cheeks
    Rosy Cheeks
    6 օր առաջ

    Alienware gives a bad rep for pre-builts there are way better places to get one

  9. Roberto Junior Van Campenhout
    Roberto Junior Van Campenhout
    7 օր առաջ

    that Alienware pc was not broken it is a bios problem you could fix it by pulling out the little battery on the mobo.

  10. grantg98
    7 օր առաջ

    That GPU fan is filthy. I'd have blown it out. And a non functioning PS fan the heat might have blown some caps.

    7 օր առաջ

    19:09 um

  12. yrnuli
    7 օր առաջ

    14:41 i see that corona 👀👀👀✊🏿

  13. Mazzyzi
    9 օր առաջ

    Nice trouble shoot; Just build whole new computer :7

  14. Mazzyzi
    9 օր առաջ

    Before you do these tests, i would clean the dust :7 LIKE DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAM the gpu was dusty as fkk^^

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    He just wanted to swap the MOBO, at the end he swaped everything, just not the gpu.

  16. Anuj Falcon
    Anuj Falcon
    10 օր առաջ

    You can see why one need a duplicate working PC/components to debug when primary ones go down. Some like PSU can be partially tested just with a wire I guess. But the rest ? And I had similar feeling when I was trying to cheapout on my build - upgrade will suck more 💰

  17. Shadow Beats
    Shadow Beats
    10 օր առաջ

    anyone else notice the bottle of corona at 14:36?

  18. Joseph Olsen
    Joseph Olsen
    12 օր առաջ

    Alienware was awesome. Dell bought the logo and the hype. Kept the unique looking cases (part of the Alienware mystique) but, on the inside it’s totally Dell production line. Keeping that profit margin high and trying to stay one step above a Walmart prebuilt. Sucks.

  19. namifps
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  20. SlCKB0Y
    12 օր առաջ

    prebuild suck, that's a given, but some are far worst than other. HP is over priced, impossible to upgrade, glorified pieces of crap. but Medion is not as bad, sure everything in the case is cheap, but OEM so upgradable. their screens are also surprisingly decent for the price, so as a very first computer, for 500€ with every peripherical included, it's hard to do cheaper.

  21. Ryan I
    Ryan I
    12 օր առաջ

    Alienware used to be one of the best gaming-level system makers on the market.

  22. Eel On Musk
    Eel On Musk
    13 օր առաջ

    Why is it that pre-builts seem to always have the jankiest looking air coolers and motherboards.

    1. Random kid who liked this one character in Aphmau
      Random kid who liked this one character in Aphmau
      12 օր առաջ

      To make more profit

  23. Yet
    13 օր առաջ

    This pc case is literally just a metal frame inside a fancy exterior with no ventilation.

    13 օր առաջ

    It's so sad, Alienware used to be top of the line before Dell bought them.

  25. Krešimir Jurilj
    Krešimir Jurilj
    15 օր առաջ

    I was waiting for you to say "it's rarely a CPU" Had 2 8th gen i7s die in 2 days. Its not a rule.

  26. NotBlueRBLX
    15 օր առաջ

    a booga bopoga

  27. Pan Can Requiem
    Pan Can Requiem
    17 օր առաջ

    Popped a pimple watching this video

  28. Javary Johnson
    Javary Johnson
    18 օր առաջ

    him giving davids dad my entire gaming pc ive been wanting me :0

  29. BoatLoadsofDope
    19 օր առաջ

    This is how an Alienware PC looks like inside? Gods.

  30. RiccoFX
    19 օր առաջ

    Hmm so this repair went from ONLY needing a single part - the “motherboard”, to then replacing EVERYTHING except the Graphics Card... ok LoL 😝

  31. Ahmad Almehmadi
    Ahmad Almehmadi
    20 օր առաջ

    Are we not going to talk about the beer at 14:22? lol

  32. Tristan Holley
    Tristan Holley
    21 օր առաջ

    Proprietary front panel connectors are super dumb

  33. Tristan Holley
    Tristan Holley
    21 օր առաջ

    I would've loved to watch Lyle crap all over this computer...

  34. Unkown
    21 օր առաջ

    No reason to replace everything then replaces everything lol nice build

  35. Connor
    21 օր առաջ

    Just saw an Alienware prebuilt unboxing from this year... it’s crazy how similar that system and this one look alike lmao

  36. Póntos Olympians
    Póntos Olympians
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    The problem is you have no idea how to fix it looks like the bios needs to be flashed sounds like the bios updated froze when updating it i could fix it in 15/25min

  37. Foreverfront
    23 օր առաջ

    i had to drill the cpu mounts to get a 1151 evo 212 cooler on it.... lol

  38. OnsideMosquito
    23 օր առաջ

    Dude be careful!!! THERES CORONA ON YOUR DESK

  39. Ali Chehab
    Ali Chehab
    24 օր առաջ

    me: cool, only the mobo was dead kyle: SO I'M CHANGING THE GPU TO THIS ENTIRE DIFFERENT PC

  40. Ali Chehab
    Ali Chehab
    24 օր առաջ

    Kyle: "it won't make sense to build a brand new system" Also Kyle: replacing all the parts other than the GPU and storage

  41. Ali Chehab
    Ali Chehab
    24 օր առաջ

    In the end, you gave him a pre-built pc 😏

  42. Ali Chehab
    Ali Chehab
    24 օր առաջ

    "Friends don't let friends buy pre-buits" - I guess that doesn't extend to their Dads...

  43. Ali Chehab
    Ali Chehab
    24 օր առաջ

    it always surprises me when somebody opens up a Alienware. They did all that sweet design on the outside and on the inside it just bleh.

  44. Ali Chehab
    Ali Chehab
    24 օր առաջ

    I love when people brag about their alien ware PC’s. And that they paid $4,000 for it. Then you see ketchup and mustard wiring and the OEM PSU 😏

    1. Sal Mascellino
      Sal Mascellino
      22 օր առաջ

      i don't know man, i have the same alienware r7 with a 1080ti (Best GPU at the time of purchase) with liquid cooling, 16 gb ddr4, 800w power supply bought for $1750 from costco. Still chugging along to this day. Not understanding the hate. Are you implying motherboards only fail on prebuilds?

  45. Ali Chehab
    Ali Chehab
    24 օր առաջ

    when i was a teen i wanted an alienware but parents wouldnt buy one cause too expensive, i'm very glad they held out so i could build/buy my own system now that i'm older

  46. Ali Chehab
    Ali Chehab
    24 օր առաջ

    Man, I remember when Alienware was freaking KING. That all died when Dell bought them and they stopped being an independent outfit that did custom builds for hardcore enthusiasts and just became a model line for Dell.

  47. Ali Chehab
    Ali Chehab
    24 օր առաջ

    “since only 1 part is broken i’m not gonna build him an entire new system” 3 minutes later “let’s build david’s dad a brand new rig”

  48. David S
    David S
    24 օր առաջ

    My how the tides have turned. Prebuilts are a pretty decent way to get a system in 2021.

  49. Gameslord
    25 օր առաջ

    Why not leave that RTX inside? 😁

  50. Greasy Cheese
    Greasy Cheese
    25 օր առաջ

    Prebuilts are cheaper now HAHAHAHA

  51. Erin O'Neal
    Erin O'Neal
    25 օր առաջ

    Cpulda sat the case next to the test bed and plugged that connector in, then pushed the button on the case.

  52. Ch3k420
    27 օր առաջ

    Dell locks their bios anyway to make it so you can hardly even upgrade a dell.

  53. Ch3k420
    27 օր առաջ

    I hate dells cases.

  54. Talon
    28 օր առաջ

    I thought I was going crazy at 9:00 and that a ghost popped on my gboy xD

  55. Balloons 420
    Balloons 420
    28 օր առաջ

    I own a prebuild because I only have a PC at my dads and I don't spend much time at his house so I don't need THAT good of a rig. It has a DECENT GPU, 1650 Super

  56. MrManiac3
    28 օր առաջ

    Hehe TT Smart

    1. MrManiac3
      28 օր առաջ

      My 900 USD MSRP Lenovo H50-50 has an i7-4790, GT 730, 12GB DDR3-1600 CL-11, and a 1TB 2014 Barracuda. The psu was an FSP 280w with a 14 pin connector before it died, I replaced it with a Pure Power 11 500w. I got a 500GB WD Blue 3D to use as a boot drive. Now I have a reference GTX 970 for when I rebuild it in a TT H18 Versa. Finally looking like a decent computer to play games on. I wouldn't mind an 8700 and some basic 2666 ram 😏

  57. A.O.D. Gaming
    A.O.D. Gaming
    29 օր առաջ

    Wow come on man you went from no point in building a whole new system if he only needs a mobo. To now he needs a whole new system because you made the very unwise decision to convinced him to upgrade to a ridiculous cpu that don't match his currents parts. My first dislike.

  58. KillerGrooves
    29 օր առաջ

    My previous computer was HP and trying to upgrade it only to find out that it was so locked down with OEM bullshit, I said fuck it and built my very first computer myself so that I would never have to deal with any OEM bullshit again. And it cost the same as an HP computer, but was free of bloatware and all this other shit. And my HP was out of date to the point I couldn’t play new games within a few years whereas my current computer can at a similar point in my current build’s lifecycle. And building my own PC inspired me to get A+ certified which I now am. Look at what building things yourself can bring.

  59. The Xcellize
    The Xcellize
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    I did the Leonardo DiCaprio meme when I saw Kyle use the same case I just built with. 😂

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    I'm buying a digital storm

  61. sparker781
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    Need help building a machine for my wife. She needs to have a PC to work from home to render Kitchens on her 2020 design

  62. FlacoDRTV
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    hey prebuild are not bad but definitely stay away from alienwaste

    1. Random kid who liked this one character in Aphmau
      Random kid who liked this one character in Aphmau
      2 օր առաջ

      @Feba ava yeah I’m fortunate to live near a micro center and got lucky when I found a rtx 2060 super for 349$

    2. Feba ava
      Feba ava
      2 օր առաջ

      Not anymore, have you trtied to get you hands on a decent graphics card now? cost more than a whole pre-built

    3. 悲しい犬
      12 օր առաջ

      @Random kid who liked this one character in Aphmau yeah the first pc I got was a prebuild and I really regret it I spent 1000 on a pc with a 1650 lmao and a i5 9400k

    4. Random kid who liked this one character in Aphmau
      Random kid who liked this one character in Aphmau
      12 օր առաջ

      @悲しい犬 not to mention you have to wait months to wait for a pre built pc from companies like nzxt,lyte,max Ferris,etc. my brother has been waiting for pc for 2 months now with no emails or calls from nzxt meanwhile I can at least use mine just with no gpu

    5. 悲しい犬
      29 օր առաջ

      Well you save alot of money building your own your basicly paying an extra 300 for the convenience

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    Sony Kyle I had to buy from them since they have access to parts I can’t get on the market at this time

  64. crash chancer
    crash chancer
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    Hi Bitwit, would you recommend getting a gaming rig built through microcenter's website? Do to not having time in my schedule to put one together.

  65. jhon adams
    jhon adams
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    tbh the only gaming pre-builds i got where ROG rigs and tbh they have been great

  66. Jason Roberts
    Jason Roberts
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    I just ordered an HP Omen 25L. I’m excited for it. I customized some of items and kept it under $1600. I know I’ll need to upgrade my cpu down the road (ordered it with i5 10400) but the dorado board supports much faster cpus. But I sacrificed the cpu to order it with a rtx3070 and a 750w platinum power supply. I figure the cpu and ram will be easier to find when I have the cash

  67. David Cohen
    David Cohen
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    I just gutted my 3 year old Alienware last night and now this comes in my recommended lol

    1. David Cohen
      David Cohen
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      @your comrade had a dell 2060 (as in one fan), an I7 something, 2x 16gb 2667 MHz ram, the dustiest air cooler for the CPU, no idea what motherboard, no SSD and a 2TB hard drive

    2. your comrade
      your comrade
      Ամիս առաջ

      Specs of the alienware

  68. Patrick shaw
    Patrick shaw
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    Really devolved into redoing the entire system

  69. Fernando Salazar
    Fernando Salazar
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    And a quality gold plus psu

  70. bleukreuz
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    I'm curious, did Kyle get paid for the new system, given that initially the friend's dad only wants it fixed/troubleshooted, and now the only part from the old build is the GPU, and the rest is brand new? I assume it would be heavily discounted if he gets paid for parts used, and I'm sure he didn't ask for compensation for labor (seeing that he gets a video out of this as well)

  71. Rahmet.96
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    First try RAM bro

  72. Gage-athan
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    Even the new HP gaming computers are better built than this, and those still have one ram stick (at least the ones I've seen)!

  73. Scotmitchell
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    Single channel though?

  74. Ronald
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    don't know why he did not boot the Alienware after removed the video card since the cpu has intel onboard video card on it.

  75. Spartan117JMC
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    12:15 you actually forgot to put the links up though :P

  76. Josh Brassow
    Josh Brassow
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    I love how when he pulled the processor out of the non-working system, he brushed off the crusty thermal paste right over the cpu socket....

  77. Unpeace Officer
    Unpeace Officer
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    Stop hating

    1. Random kid who liked this one character in Aphmau
      Random kid who liked this one character in Aphmau
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  78. raventhorX
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    6:06 in so far and I want to guess it's the power source. I was thinking it might be when the fan wasn't spinning though that could have been because the PSU wasn't heating up enough. Even though I have education in IT I don't have enough first hand experience to know if power sources that can detect when it needs cooling automatically exist yet and every power source I've used in the past thus far has the fan boot up immediately. Guessing part of the PSU is busted and can't supply enough power to the GPU anymore. Gunna post a reply to this comment if im wrong after watching the rest of the video.

    1. raventhorX
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      Previous comment edited due to typo.

    2. raventhorX
      Ամիս առաջ

      Seems I was wrong though I feel some form of testing should have been done for the PSU anyway to fully rule it out as an issue. Since a majority of the parts were swapped out anyway however its probably a non issue anyway, though I do hope these upgrades were done for free or discussed with David's dad. If I were in his situation unless I was looking to upgrade anyway I would be pretty peeved if a lot of extra crap was thrown in that I had to pay for without my permission. As for the motherboard issue I almost feel that wasn't done properly either due to the uncertainly about which pins to use to start the computer. Its a good idea to document where everything is and also a quick Google search can usually help you find the info you need as well. Editing magic might truly be to blame however. I look forward to more of these videos as I like to try to guess what's wrong before too much in the videonis revealed ^_^

  79. anDWandy
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    Now now in the middle of GPU Armageddon i actually just ordered a Alienware PC mainly because they actually have GPU in stock and it was cheaper for a entire computer than a scalper GPU. I have a fully built PC minus GPU for 2 months now waiting for a any decent GPU for a normal price and i just gave up waiting.

  80. Dawger SG
    Dawger SG
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    Cmon bro it's an Alienware.

  81. Silencing Machine
    Silencing Machine
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    I have this aurora R3 that I just stripped and drilled out the 5.25 bays, Took off the top grill and re-purposed it as the front grill after cutting out the drivebay door to make room for a 240 rad and adding another 240 on the top where the grill was. Last thing is to add a window.

  82. Alexander K.
    Alexander K.
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    In my younger year like 13 to 16 i was like wow alienware is the craziest ever. And now as build PC's myself im more like wow that think looks so creap inside - i have no words for it. And that costs then more as a selfbuild PC :O.

  83. RiceFlavoredGum
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    That tiny CPU cooler! ew

  84. link
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    AMD must have bought off every popular youtube channel

  85. Lystrix
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    There’s a reason AlienWare doesn’t have Glass on it....

  86. John Stewart
    John Stewart
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    Alienware, the absolute worst machine. My laptop has had 4 motherboards in a year and a half. They finally replaced it, only took 6 months. POS

  87. SueAzr NasNaaNai
    SueAzr NasNaaNai
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    Feliz davidad

  88. Tank Connors
    Tank Connors
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    New system is Sexyyyyyyyy

  89. GladeSucksAtGames
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    I just want to know who is keeping Alienware in business? They've been a joke for years

  90. Subash Adhikari
    Subash Adhikari
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    How do I become friends with this guy?

  91. GenerationXT
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    So which board would be used to actually repair the machine instead of just scraping the thing?

  92. eaglesclaws8
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    I like to watch videos like this to know what not to put in my computers.

  93. eaglesclaws8
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    I'm going to put a cool alien on the computer I just maby paint it on...

  94. Alexander Long
    Alexander Long
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    I want to see him do a review of the HP omen system

  95. Scripturenest
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Absolutely ZERO effort and love put into that build whoever at DELL made it. They clearly hate their job.

  96. Brew City Boat Club
    Brew City Boat Club
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Dell: let's spend millions in engineering cool side panel latches Everyone: Cool! So I bet you guys spent a lot of time on your airflow and performance engineering! Dell: sorry spent time on our what?

  97. Leonardo Berrios
    Leonardo Berrios
    2 ամիս առաջ

    Dell really is the worst of them all.

  98. Sanbakor Yorshka
    Sanbakor Yorshka
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    Didn’t know they made power supplies for under 600

  99. Matthew Jacobs
    Matthew Jacobs
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  100. TheRandyWanker
    2 ամիս առաջ

    I had no idea that DELL builds Alienware.