This MUST Be Fake - eBay Intel Extreme Edition CPUs

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We stumbled upon some supposedly "new" Intel Extreme Edition CPUs on eBay for massive discounts, which begs the question, where are they coming from?

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  1. Graphics Card

    Graphics CardBulan Yang lalu

    0:14 “hello! I’m a little scam” I totally fell down and lost it 🤣

  2. Hamad Anwar

    Hamad Anwar3 hari yang lalu

    Dad joke alert. Or proof Linus is a dad of small children.

  3. Graphics Card

    Graphics Card3 hari yang lalu

    @9inchitaly well then don’t say any thing then

  4. 9inchitaly

    9inchitaly3 hari yang lalu

    it wasnt even that funny

  5. Who Knows

    Who Knows9 hari yang lalu

    What is wrong with ppl... IM DYING, I LOST IT.. LITERRALY TOTALLY dafuq is this strange language..

  6. Dan N

    Dan N10 hari yang lalu

    Ruieerrrrrrtrrrrrrrrrrrrrr is

  7. Stan Ried

    Stan Ried6 jam yang lalu

    I just got taken by an eBay seller too. It must be the new way of doing business for them.

  8. Nekros Nova

    Nekros Nova7 jam yang lalu

    played CS with my friend and we lost cuz someone was AFK. oh wait! it was linus!

  9. Dwight Schrute

    Dwight Schrute11 jam yang lalu

    I never checked any sponsor Linus recommends, but I just love to see him saying all that

  10. King Wolfiee

    King Wolfiee21 jam yang lalu

    Bad batch .. through out production some chips can be damaged and stuff and they get pulled from direct sale .... and so the ones in a bad condition are sold or used differently and so these might be the ones that didn't make the cutt

  11. tech master

    tech masterHari Yang lalu


  12. XJTempo

    XJTempoHari Yang lalu

    I mean i got a 24" 165hz for £120 off ebay brand new lol

  13. Haidaruddin Tetra

    Haidaruddin Tetra3 hari yang lalu

    Meanwhile a week later: Some guy from hong kong: "Smuggler Arrested With CPUs Strapped To His Body" 🤣

  14. Ellis Gethin

    Ellis Gethin3 hari yang lalu


  15. Ella Martin

    Ella Martin4 hari yang lalu

    The stale dredger enzymatically sign because vinyl centrally scare pace a helpless dream. acceptable, dirty basketball

  16. Havana Destrieux

    Havana Destrieux4 hari yang lalu

    heys guys why not have a laser point on your screwdriver instead of lapping the screen or items? thanks guys, you all rock btw

  17. SIR ERIK

    SIR ERIK4 hari yang lalu

    Hey man, its me, another big pc youtuber! Could you maybe watch our videos? Thanks LTT inc.

  18. Manoj Kashyap

    Manoj Kashyap4 hari yang lalu

    Linus fell in scam of INTEL and promoting intel instead of AMD lol 🤣😂 NIce scam INTEL

  19. Lil Squirt

    Lil Squirt5 hari yang lalu

    I did too very very very complicated.

  20. KoopaPlushies

    KoopaPlushies5 hari yang lalu

    But its 70$ for a pillow

  21. Themis Khamsa

    Themis Khamsa6 hari yang lalu

    Bro your beard looks amazing

  22. Techy

    Techy6 hari yang lalu

    Times are getting tough for Intel. They're trying to scrape up as much cash as they can.

  23. Some random_guy

    Some random_guy6 hari yang lalu

    Buy a rlly old pc from apple then modify it Is this a good for vid

  24. 29. Sankalp Pandey 7B

    29. Sankalp Pandey 7B6 hari yang lalu

    i am buying a rtx 3090 on 1 dollars YAY

  25. Delvek XannMann

    Delvek XannMann7 hari yang lalu

    @2:43 yaa sure... maybe for more content/money ?

  26. Sina

    Sina7 hari yang lalu

    You are better with Beard!

  27. Hadi Odeh

    Hadi Odeh7 hari yang lalu

    Me when the the hhhhhhhhhhhh

  28. nunya

    nunya7 hari yang lalu

    of course they are all sold out now

  29. Christos Binos

    Christos Binos7 hari yang lalu

    The real scam is paying 70USD for a pillow

  30. Chico

    Chico8 hari yang lalu

    Aye bro plsss I want a pc when I was 13 man plsss I wanna pc plsss bro

  31. Commercio

    Commercio9 hari yang lalu

    Just bought an i9-10980XE for £700. Getting my Rampage VI Extreme out of its box again.

  32. MinimiTxbi hype

    MinimiTxbi hype9 hari yang lalu

    please do a review on the glorius model o wireless PLSSS

  33. Robert Fitzgerald

    Robert Fitzgerald9 hari yang lalu

    I can only think they must be QC rejects maybe given the scratches

  34. Lex Lucas

    Lex Lucas9 hari yang lalu

    Ended up buying one of these things for shits. Ordered the 14C/28T, received a 7960X 16C/32T instead due to availability! It's perfect, works like a dream, and have had no problems with it at all. Paired it with an evga x299 micro and now it's in my Plex server. Damn good video haha

  35. Sam S

    Sam S10 hari yang lalu

    I miss my old computer

  36. Deon Joy

    Deon Joy10 hari yang lalu

    Can you build me a gaming pc🙂

  37. Xeravoid

    Xeravoid8 hari yang lalu

    @Deon Joy I will build you a pc if you pay me for the parts

  38. Deon Joy

    Deon Joy8 hari yang lalu

    @Xeravoid i need help

  39. Xeravoid

    Xeravoid8 hari yang lalu

    @Deon Joy because you can build one yourself

  40. Deon Joy

    Deon Joy9 hari yang lalu

    @Xeravoid why

  41. Xeravoid

    Xeravoid9 hari yang lalu


  42. Alex

    Alex11 hari yang lalu

    In my county the i9 extreme was 3k dollars and now it's less than 1500



    Kotaku - Activision BLIZZARD Sued By California Over Widespread Harassment Of Women* *"In a particularly tragic example, a female employee committed suicide during a business trip with a male supervisor who had brought butt plugs and lubricant with him on the trip, before her death, male co-workers were alleged to be passing around a picture of the deceased's vagina."*

  44. Norinia

    Norinia11 hari yang lalu

    I was excited for a moment because my idiot brother fell for Best Buy upselling and bought a monitor that does G-Sync instead of AMD FreeSync (he’s got a Ryzen, and G-Sync does not work with AMD) but of course, all sold out.

  45. Indian_tigers

    Indian_tigers12 hari yang lalu

    How r u bro 🤜 I done

  46. pignonMZ6

    pignonMZ612 hari yang lalu

    Buying 2017 CPUs in 2021 is just dumb, no need to bother with any of this. Next time save cash, put up a video about something interesting and do a segment saying those chips are not worth it. This is a bit ridiculous.

  47. pignonMZ6

    pignonMZ64 hari yang lalu

    @mike soro I ditched PCs 7 years ago, M1 all the way for me.

  48. mike soro

    mike soro4 hari yang lalu

    Someone’s mad they bought ryzen lmao

  49. Beanie Music

    Beanie Music13 hari yang lalu

    wish he bought the amd one to test that aswell

  50. b0ne91

    b0ne9113 hari yang lalu

    I managed to snag an "old" Dell Precision 5820 with an X299 board, 32GB RAM and an i9 7900X for 400€. I could easily upgrade (at very low cost) to an i9 7980XE (by reselling the old one) and upgrade to an i9 10980XE down the line. Turned that PC into a Hackintosh for work and these chips are the shit. For what I need, they're perfect. No need for PCIE 4.0, but instead high core count and native support for MacOS - no Ryzen hacks required and Docker fully working.

  51. Killer Gizoby

    Killer Gizoby13 hari yang lalu

    This may be a random question but what are the blue things Linus is using to old the CPU's I have been working on a lot of my friends old PCs. Since they do not want them anymore I would rather hold onto the old CPU's and build someone a computer out of the spare parts rather then just toss them (by toss them I mean e-waste).

  52. Van Helsing

    Van Helsing13 hari yang lalu

    Can i work for you?

  53. Brandon G

    Brandon G13 hari yang lalu

    Ya'll should make a AMD CPU pillow with little "pins" dangling off of it.

  54. Vince Phoenix

    Vince Phoenix14 hari yang lalu

    Would you send me one ? x)

  55. Omar Gonzalez

    Omar Gonzalez14 hari yang lalu

    I think all these CPUs are just ones that Linus has dropped over the years that still work

  56. angel chiriboga

    angel chiriboga14 hari yang lalu

    AMD any day

  57. Rhys Denno

    Rhys Denno14 hari yang lalu

    That CPU pillow costs as much as my actual CPU did

  58. Tophan

    Tophan14 hari yang lalu

    Your CPU isn’t made from alpaca wool

  59. Daniel Fernandes

    Daniel Fernandes15 hari yang lalu



    GAMEPLAY BOSS PRO15 hari yang lalu

    10:30 TO 10:40 What a damn good rhyme! Loved it.

  61. Randy Mack

    Randy Mack15 hari yang lalu

    Will it work with Windows 11??? That would be my guess as to why they are discounted!

  62. dstyd

    dstyd15 hari yang lalu

    I mostly game. I do try other stuff like creating avatars but I am a noob to that type of stuff. Gaming is life for me just need to find the right game.

  63. InkMaster454

    InkMaster45416 hari yang lalu

    I just deal with i5 10th gen lol

  64. Hircine

    Hircine16 hari yang lalu

    Why almost everyone is surprised. Its what these cpus actually worth. Intel and AMD can only charge these prices because simply they can.

  65. Marley4k

    Marley4k16 hari yang lalu

    8:06 had to whipe my screen off

  66. mennik

    mennik16 hari yang lalu

    I think they are simply damaged products, no one is interested in a damaged new chip of 1000 dollar

  67. Steven Fellows

    Steven Fellows16 hari yang lalu

    I hate how I looked... But none of these CPU's were "cheap". Wish he would have just shut his mouth because he has now shot the price up...

  68. Richard Flaherty

    Richard Flaherty17 hari yang lalu

    Seriously, sellers HK don't want the Commies getting them.

  69. Richard Flaherty

    Richard Flaherty17 hari yang lalu

    HK chips sounds like businesses in HK getting rid of stock that would normally take a while to sell. Well probably see a lot of this now...

  70. Jason Ditz

    Jason Ditz17 hari yang lalu

    do any of these have built-in graphics? I don't want to save on CPU and then blow it all on scalper GPU

  71. Chris Jarram

    Chris Jarram17 hari yang lalu

    $2000 yes, in 2017 👏

  72. R K

    R K18 hari yang lalu

    428 bucks so cheap looks at my 125 dollar 3600 hundred and laughs hystertically

  73. incrediLance

    incrediLance18 hari yang lalu

    I read an article not just a few days ago, where it said they found people trying to smuggle CPU's into a certain city in china, but the customs authority thought that those people were acting and moving quite odd. And the longer the investigation took place, the more CPU's they found bubble wrapped and glued onto their limbs xD it was said that each person had atleast around 30-50 high end CPU's on them haha

  74. DarK SapphirE

    DarK SapphirE18 hari yang lalu

    Hey Linus, when it comes out (or if you want to do a review on it with your opinions) could you go over the Steam Deck? Practically marketed as a handheld pc and would love to hear your thoughts about it!

  75. DEXA88

    DEXA8818 hari yang lalu

    Heard that once- the fact is most cpus pass tests before being released those that dont pass all the test get sold at discounted price or have a core or two locked by default !

  76. vorcazm

    vorcazm18 hari yang lalu

    I'm getting anxiety seeing him flail that thing around like that

  77. Andrew Barnett

    Andrew Barnett20 hari yang lalu

    I think you may have found a bitcoin mining outfit upgrading.

  78. Alex lourenço

    Alex lourenço20 hari yang lalu

    Bom dia tudo certo sou Brasileiro moro no Brasil gostaria muito de uma dica de como ter uma renda na internet vender ou algo parecido pois preciso muito ou ate mesmo vender seus produtos ou produtos das empresas dai ou loja pode me ajudar nesta.

  79. Alex lourenço

    Alex lourenço20 hari yang lalu

    Telefone Brasil (27) 98865 7017

  80. brostenen

    brostenen20 hari yang lalu

    I dont know..... Scammers and scalpers will pick these up really quick. I might just go with a computer from 2018 instead of a 2021. All I need is to run Linux and the only two games will be Minecraft and Frozen Bubbles.

  81. ivanpagan 123

    ivanpagan 12320 hari yang lalu

    Where do you buy cheap computer part's

  82. eljames47

    eljames4721 hari yang lalu

    Could you pls make a vid about choosing components pls #1

  83. Kajetan Kubala

    Kajetan Kubala21 hari yang lalu

    Nobody here thinks that these good be parts from stolen pc's? Or just stolen parts in general?

  84. Jason Dodd

    Jason Dodd21 hari yang lalu

    Linus ad on a linus video?

  85. Jason Butler

    Jason Butler21 hari yang lalu


  86. Jason Butler

    Jason Butler21 hari yang lalu

    fuxing sellout.. you downed origin and they BOUGHT YOU!!!

  87. Playlist’s

    Playlist’s21 hari yang lalu

    Remove 8$ and I’ll buy it

  88. Stunt Panda

    Stunt Panda21 hari yang lalu

    The problem is they're Gen 7. They're probably really great for a Linux server though.

  89. Andre Amaral

    Andre Amaral22 hari yang lalu

    Does Intel asks the manufacturer to intentionally scratches the CPU heatspreader so they can pass as a used product?

  90. Baljinder bimrah

    Baljinder bimrah22 hari yang lalu

    I'm big fan you and so many things by videos

  91. Baljinder bimrah

    Baljinder bimrah22 hari yang lalu

    I'm big you and learn so many things from

  92. pacasso and tamato

    pacasso and tamato22 hari yang lalu

    i need a good cpu as im billding a new gaming pc but the thing is i dont have that moch mony so ill bay the intel i9 7980xe off you for £200 as it is used

  93. Hassan Ocean Grown

    Hassan Ocean Grown22 hari yang lalu

    Havent seen you spit like this before Linus xD

  94. Zazu Radiant

    Zazu Radiant23 hari yang lalu

    i'm focusing on the "small scratches and dents" part of this whole thing for this theory: Back when i was working building washing machines and fridges, if one of these had one of these imperfections on the visual part of it, it would cost more to disassemble it and change the part than selling it around half price (being not listed, of course). I don't know how can this apply to the processor, how hard it is to replace the lid, or how much time and effort it would take, but this is the first thing that came into my mind. The chips are still being made, and some here and there will come non-perfect for retail selling.

  95. Sobha KS

    Sobha KS22 hari yang lalu

    But they are discontinued

  96. aldeen1982

    aldeen198223 hari yang lalu

    The title is a clickbait in perfection! You should change it to: "This MUST Be Fake - but it´s NOT!"

  97. MattLong6

    MattLong623 hari yang lalu

    Hey, I own that shirt.

  98. rx _nine

    rx _nine23 hari yang lalu

    This is probably a collection of swapped out chips by someone in intel accumulated over the years. would explain the scratches for quick handling and throwing it all in a bag or something @linustechtips

  99. rev.c.russell

    rev.c.russell23 hari yang lalu

    Still would prefer Xeons for the ECC memory.

  100. Daniel Porfirio

    Daniel Porfirio23 hari yang lalu


  101. dolita windo

    dolita windo23 hari yang lalu

    Linus: “There are a ton of them“ Ebay: Nope, you won’t get me

  102. Cephalon Wolf

    Cephalon Wolf23 hari yang lalu

    I wish i could blow a 1000 dollars

  103. h

    h23 hari yang lalu

    If the ebay listing says "these is not fake," then technically they are not allowed to sell a fake. So it is real.

  104. dolita windo

    dolita windo23 hari yang lalu

    hello im a little scam

  105. hardwin82

    hardwin8223 hari yang lalu

    Can confirm, they are available also in UK

  106. brogeezie

    brogeezie23 hari yang lalu

    It's so sad seeing the white gpu (rog strix rtx3080 white edition) that I've been trying to get for the past year or so. Ohh well hopefully soon 🤞

  107. Coughdrop!

    Coughdrop!23 hari yang lalu

    You just made these people rich

  108. Friedrich

    Friedrich23 hari yang lalu

    Most important question doesnt get answered: DO THEY SUPPORT ECC MEMORY???

  109. David Brandenburg

    David Brandenburg23 hari yang lalu

    yeah but pci-e 4.0 carries twice the bandwidth of pcie 3.0!.

  110. JanJyzz

    JanJyzz23 hari yang lalu

    actually these cpu seem pretty rocking, but when you look at the benchmarks you can just buy a "normal" on which will be cheaper and better in the end

  111. Possibilities Are Endless

    Possibilities Are Endless23 hari yang lalu

    Nice poem 1:35

  112. David Brandenburg

    David Brandenburg23 hari yang lalu

    I'm sorry but 428 dollars is still damn expensive for a cpu unless you got real deep pockets!.

  113. Genesis Wan

    Genesis Wan24 hari yang lalu

    another possibility they could be rip off from crypto mining pcs and laptops which is obsolete and dispose of maybe? Legit and workable conditions.

  114. omnipop

    omnipop24 hari yang lalu

    Aaaaaand..... they're gone.

  115. Red Hooded Dude

    Red Hooded Dude24 hari yang lalu

    4. Maybe it doesn't support TPM 2.0 LOL

  116. Jordan Grncarevski

    Jordan Grncarevski24 hari yang lalu

    These guys went dumpster diving at an Intel facility