I Ordered a FAKE Ryzen 5 3600 from Best Buy
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  • 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%*

    • 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

  • John Doe
    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 HRpostsrs 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! 👽

  • Thevindu Kottege
    Thevindu Kottege

    I live in Sri Lanka too ! And a lot of scams happen when you buy anything online in Sri Lanka ( I have experienced). It is a really rare thing for someone to mention Sri Lanka due to it's unpopularity. I am proud when someone mention the name "Sri Lanka". Thank you Linus 🙏🏻 ස්තූතියි ලිනස් 🙏🏻

  • Hello Friend
    Hello Friend

    CS:Wait I'm ded 💀💀

  • Michael Royer
    Michael Royer

    9:47 Shame on whoever spelled vise wrong in those captions


    You'd have to people really stupid to fall for this. You'd try to put it in and it straight up wouldn't fit.

  • A Person
    A Person

    two sponsors a day lmfao

  • toothpaw !
    toothpaw !

    i literally bought my ryzen 5 3600 from best buy too and i was looking at it like 🤨

    • Terry Thomas
      Terry Thomas


  • Verliebt

    you'd think that for how much shipping would be from US to sri lanka you could buy a cpu there for at least the same price (best buy price + shipping + maybe customs tax), if not cheaper.

  • Ibrahim Rif-ath
    Ibrahim Rif-ath

    More like a jogging experience! HAHA

  • chimken_boi69

    i was surprised that it was better than my cpu even if it was a fake/old


    bruh im running rn on a 100£ 3600X from aliexpress rn did i get scammed? it fits in AM4 system and my bios shows that its a 3600x

  • niel mananquil
    niel mananquil

    "New trend in taking screenshot from a pc" Linus: removes the CPU from a running motherboard. Me: Oh! That's how it's done.

  • GThe3Piece

    Linus from shark boy and lava girl circa 2021

  • Prochilles

    FINALLY freakin FINALLY... I meet the only other human alive who still says "closelier" .

  • Captain Obvs 2
    Captain Obvs 2

    Our tech expert just pull the CPU while the game running LMAO

  • Vadym Timotin
    Vadym Timotin

    To be honest, I think Best Buy does have an agenda. For one, I used to buy there all the time, now I pretty much never go there. I bought some pieces of audio gear at the Magnolia Best Buy: totaling over 4K. Yes, that stuff was listed as open box, but fully functional, under warranty and a decent discount, supposedly fully tested by Geek Bench. However, when I got it home, and mind you I bought it at the store, not shipped, both items were broken. The Preamps Bluetooth didn’t work at all, the 2 of the 3 coax connections on the back didn’t work. The power amplifier had one channel that was also broken. Here’s the funny thing: in the box I found a paper that stated that the power amplifier was actually a refurbished unit by the geek bench from a different location up north in New York (I’m in Texas). And they sold it to me as an open box that’s fully functional. Obviously I instantly return it back and got my refund, but have never shopped there again since. Best Buy is a big company, but they need to pay more attention to their employees. They tend to lie and deceive their customers just to make a sale. Even at higher level of sales and money count.

  • RundOnline

    Conclusion, people suck.

  • Drew Davis
    Drew Davis

    Could be worse back when the 5770 was $200, i bought one from a best buy, only to get it home and find the box was stuffed with printer paper.

  • Abinash Rana Singh
    Abinash Rana Singh

    i like the CS:GO more like CS:wait joke haha

  • Bryce Johnson
    Bryce Johnson

    Cool video, but the title is misleading.

  • Garret McElroy
    Garret McElroy

    I’m not sure if this has been mentioned, but customs in other countries can be corrupt. They have the right to check the contents of any package to make sure that it contains what is listed on the manifest, but sometimes they take liberties. My aunt and uncle lived in Benin, Africa, and we had sent them candy bars, among other things. They opened the package and saw a bunch of wrappers, which had been carefully cut open and the candy removed.

  • Milen Dimitrov
    Milen Dimitrov

    Hmm is this pink lipstick on Linus's lips. I like you bro, I hope I am wrong. :)

  • Kevin Yang
    Kevin Yang

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  • FutureLaugh

    so was this an inside job? maybe someone at best buy switched it out? or maybe someone bought it, switched it and returned it- and the dumbasses resold it?

  • TryhardC Club
    TryhardC Club

    3:23 when *ryzen 5 3600 is sus*


    i knew it was gonna be an athlon ii

  • Q - AGEIDO
    Q - AGEIDO

    Linus "DuhTechIT"

  • Nerds With Cameras, Inc.
    Nerds With Cameras, Inc.

    At least it isn't the K6 series. The defective ones would explode when removing the heatsink. There are videos of this happening. Or it might be the 80386/80486 designs AMD started out on. Either way, no thermal throttling/integrated temp probes would cause the chips to literally explode from the heat. it became fun when the CPUs were defective to perform this little stunt. There are videos of people doing this. It was a joke that AMDs would run themselves into the ground getting that last frame for you to game with. Fun fact, back in early 2000's, I actually overclocked an AMD K6-III cpu on a laptop. it doubled FPS, at the expense of more heat. With decent upgrades (since the laptop was big enough), it actually performed quite well. Only laptop I've seen with DIP switches to set the CPU speed. I upgraded it from a K6-2 to a K6-III with 1GB of PC-133 SD-RAM, and it had an ATI Mobility GPU with 64MB VRAM. EDIT: I've also (using a soldering tool) overclocked a PowerBook G3 Pismo from 400-> 550Mhz with 1MB L2 cache and 1GB PC-133 SO-DIMM as well, and even found a Toshiba laptop with a desktop DDR-333Mhz DIMM in it as well (plus one SoDIMM, Apple's iMac G4's did the same as well)

  • MrBotYT

    My pc is soooooo slow so I got a laptop Edit: also it has no tower lol

  • ProGamer112

    7:57 that is just faster than my pc lol


    To many outcomes to many my brain is dead even before my day started bro

  • MrSupermugen

    after watching BTS, ive come to watch this rushed video and it makes me lose the interest pretty quick, now i know the videos are rushed just hurts.

  • NinoWolfie

    Seem this in work myself. Someone bought SSDs on my workplaces online site but returned them in a perfect unopened state. One of my unsuspecting colleagues refunded them and they went into our stock. Another customer purchases it but opens it to find a piece of MDF cut to the shape of the SSD and painted black to add a little weight to the package

  • Jayanaka Dantanarayana
    Jayanaka Dantanarayana

    I was thinking like “Is this guy from Sri Lanka?” and then, BOOM! 🔥🔥 🇱🇰

    • Kenan j.
      Kenan j.

      😂 lol

    • Sandaru Fernando
      Sandaru Fernando