I Ordered a FAKE Ryzen 5 3600 from Best Buy
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  • terry taylor
    terry taylor

    Lol tj max

  • Basic Editing
    Basic Editing

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

  • George Gates
    George Gates

    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?

  • disliker 22
    disliker 22

    8:42 like an absolute boss.

  • ImChrisDuke

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

  • Kavish Ganegoda
    Kavish Ganegoda

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

  • chappie v11
    chappie v11

    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

  • paul matthew robinson
    paul matthew robinson

    Can tell different well fake pins different place as well 🙂

  • JinKa Neo
    JinKa Neo

    stop paying them money for fake things.

  • Jacob Davis
    Jacob Davis

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

  • GemuTabi

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

  • John jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt
    John jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

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

  • Doesn't Matter
    Doesn't Matter

    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!!

  • ContagiousRepublic

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

  • xSkj

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

  • hammy0w0

    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.

  • Jay

    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

  • Ruben Pena
    Ruben Pena

    That CPU kinda sus ngl

  • Hal Richard
    Hal Richard

    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.

  • Mango Sweet
    Mango Sweet

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

  • Rick Liebenthal
    Rick Liebenthal

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

  • Rick Liebenthal
    Rick Liebenthal

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

  • vaderglenn

    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.

  • Jay

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

    • Jay

      @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

    • Aleister Crowley
      Aleister Crowley

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

  • CM436

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

  • Dominik

    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....

  • Sathish Kumar
    Sathish Kumar

    Love how you just what money and always wants sponser


    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....

  • SkalJacob

    his pc background got me laughing my ass off XD!

  • Animalyze71

    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.

  • Huntergalexy259

    The "Forest" Joke was amazing btw

  • S2N

    I saw ur ad for honey before the vid

  • Tuscani J
    Tuscani J

    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’.

  • A.S.K Gamer Official Vlog
    A.S.K Gamer Official Vlog

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

  • Gian Carlo
    Gian Carlo

    3:23 amogus

  • Edge Channell
    Edge Channell

    Thanks linus

  • Edge Channell
    Edge Channell

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

  • Andrei Jaremy
    Andrei Jaremy

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

  • dead comms
    dead comms

    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.

  • Alex belqta
    Alex belqta

    its not a fake, just this is AMD Althon x64

  • Diamond The Hedgehog
    Diamond The Hedgehog

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

  • GTR 35
    GTR 35

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

  • Ria Yukihana Cherry
    Ria Yukihana Cherry

    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

  • Ria Yukihana Cherry
    Ria Yukihana Cherry

    My old 1090T looked like this

  • Race Driver
    Race Driver

    pls cut that beard of xD

  • Charles Hines
    Charles Hines

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

  • Cary Galloway
    Cary Galloway

    Sounds like the customer was trying to scam Best Buy

  • oninster84

    so he didnt ordered in best buy at all?

  • Jay

    you just tought scammers something else to scam good job.

  • Ryan Jarman
    Ryan Jarman

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

  • Peekofwar

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

  • Sphylogic

    I want a pc

  • Benedikt Riedel
    Benedikt Riedel


  • wolfofchina 1
    wolfofchina 1

    sussy imposter 3600, amogus confirmed.


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

  • Sam Houston
    Sam Houston

    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.

  • Ed B
    Ed B

    CPU rustlers? Get a rope, boys.

  • Ca L
    Ca L

    thats an am3 chip

  • L P
    L P

    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.

  • B4D-W0LF

    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

  • Frickenfrik

    3:23 you'll thank me later

  • Cubix Rohan
    Cubix Rohan

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

  • Jet Fusion
    Jet Fusion

    Not even a Phenom....

  • Rafi 529
    Rafi 529

    you've gotta appreciate his effort in sudden advertisements

  • Cecil

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

  • necro nerd
    necro nerd

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

  • Ibrahim Soleja
    Ibrahim Soleja

    That processor is as old as me


    Fake ryzen = intel pl: :)

  • Austii

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

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    • Gian Carlo
      Gian Carlo

      Handsome Squidward

  • mrrep205

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

  • Reality of a Virtual World
    Reality of a Virtual World

    Made in China is Faked in China

  • Paulo Neves
    Paulo Neves

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

  • The Milk Man
    The Milk Man

    That's an am3

  • Home Recorded Sound Effects
    Home Recorded Sound Effects

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

  • Lucas Sherlock
    Lucas Sherlock

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

  • cringebruh

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


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

  • Strad fam
    Strad fam

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

  • Patricio Pinoargote
    Patricio Pinoargote

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

  • Shaun Diz
    Shaun Diz

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

  • Shaun Diz
    Shaun Diz

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

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    John Doe

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

  • Luckstern

    Everyone gangsta till the screen still shows without a cpu

  • inazmul123

    My i3 540 runs better than this


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

  • riku

    24fps a-roll exported at 30? WAT

  • Keegan Sanchez
    Keegan Sanchez

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

  • Patrick Glaser
    Patrick Glaser

    What in the RGB keyboard was that intro?

  • Frederick Martinez
    Frederick Martinez

    I want that wallpaper

  • HongBin Chen
    HongBin Chen

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

  • Iron Cavalry
    Iron Cavalry

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

  • e7.plays

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

  • Bath Minchew
    Bath Minchew

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

  • AndyGDS

    what it is is a sus :/

  • domain mojo
    domain mojo

    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! ;)

  • Hirushan Thilanka
    Hirushan Thilanka

    Who's from Sri Lanka watching this

  • Lazarus Gaming
    Lazarus Gaming

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

  • Steve Ives
    Steve Ives

    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.

  • Chris Martin
    Chris Martin

    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.

  • Dissociated Women Incorporated
    Dissociated Women Incorporated

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