Walmart Gaming PC: How to Do Everything Wrong | Overpowered DTW3

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We bought the Walmart Overpowered DTW3 gaming PC to tear it down and review it. Unfortunately, Walmart shipped us about half the computer we paid for.
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We're answering the question of "is the Walmart gaming PC worth it?" with this video, but also, the answer is "no." Especially because they sold us a different PC than the one we got, but maybe that's just a logistical thing. Regardless, the internal components deserve analysis and discussion, as does the build quality and quality of assembly. The Walmart DTW3, DTW2, and DTW1 machines were already clearly overpriced, even for a system integrator, but it gets worse the more we dig into it. This is the kind of machine that a parent buys for their kid to play Fortnite, and Walmart still manages to screw it up.

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00:00 - Walmart DTW
02:02 - Not the Right System
05:47 - Customer Support
08:42 - Let's Take it Apart Anyway (Glue!)
12:16 - Component Choices
16:25 - Drives & Partitions
18:23 - The Case
21:42 - Conclusion

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Garrett Carrigan
Garrett Carrigan 2 aylar önce
@Matthew Spriggs z
Tax is Slavery Boxing
Tax is Slavery Boxing 6 aylar önce
did someone get a $2k pc for $1400?? still over priced !
TimothyP.Southwick 6 aylar önce
TimothyP.Southwick 6 aylar önce
yall are updated & aware my friends. God Bless & Be Well my friends
Austin Lu
Austin Lu 7 aylar önce
@john doe you can
Bitwit 4 yıl önce
Damn. At least I got the product I ordered from them, but it's not without its own quirks as you'll see. Thanks for the mention, and great video!
Shirley Márquez Dúlcey
@Lorin Chak The video card is OK. It's not a fancy overclocked version but at least it's actually a 1070 from a reputable maker.
John Bob
John Bob 4 yıl önce
is he the one that got the $2100 computer?
Diavolo De Angilo
Diavolo De Angilo 4 yıl önce
@GodofWhoopAss lol I said eye candy, not work horse... Looks cool but not very functional
mark vietti
mark vietti 4 yıl önce
if you watch these videos why the hell would you buy that piece of junk?
pulkmees 3 yıl önce
Pufferfish is a pretty accurate mascot to have for this. It buffs up to look bigger and tougher than it actually is.
peachierose 8 aylar önce
Hull breach detected
Forgot to mention the deadly poison.
holdmebackbrah 2 yıl önce
Idk man river monsters tells me pufferfish can have damn beeks and can bite your junk off.😳
GetPermBanned 2 yıl önce
@Headin Fortrouble this was filmed before corona tho
WeeLee 2 yıl önce
And the fact that the price is inflated af like a puffer fish
brian killian
brian killian Yıl önce
Yes paid for a $2100 dollar computer that was worth about 900, and got a 1400 dollar computer that was worth about 400. Sounds like a great deal lol
Semperf11 22 gün önce
People actually buy these things
Patrick Lai
Patrick Lai 2 aylar önce
Sounds like you live in r/hardwareswap fantasy land where everything new is sold at second hand price
Dragon Skinner
Dragon Skinner 2 aylar önce
Lmao yeah 900 and 400 dollars for sure.
Gamerloaders & Co.
Gamerloaders & Co. 2 aylar önce
Nah, $2100 was at least $1700 DIY PC.
Iljalein 2 yıl önce
You have to look at it this way: someone probably got a 1080 Ti and 32 Gigs for 1399 $.
John Gillis
John Gillis 20 gün önce
@LANLAMPAN when I worked at Walmart the same thing happened to some old lady. She brought in the MacBook scared she was going to get arrested or something. Somebody put it in the back on a shelf and it went home with me that day and I sold it. 💅
Chinboss Chinboss
Chinboss Chinboss 2 aylar önce
No. Two people probably got ripped off
KDR Gaming
KDR Gaming 4 aylar önce
Guarantee you that that never happened. Just because he got an (under)powered PC does not mean that the inverse of that transaction automatically happens. That's a fallacy to think that automatically happens. It's much more likely that Walmart sees that they have an extra Overpowered PC in their stock and are short an Underpowered one. Because they have plenty of stock of both of the PCs, they don't have just the two PC's lol. They would have to fuck up that bad twice instead of just once in order for Steve to get fucked, and then some kid to accidentally get the Overpowered PC. This is much more unlikely than just both Steven and the kid getting an Underpowered PC and Walmart sitting on an extra Overpowered in their inventory. And that's all assuming this wasn't intentional. It really could have been an intentional scam, it's happened before. Larger companies aren't more trustworthy simply because they are larger companies. Look at Newegg. They've been propagating a scam for a while now by selling their broken RMA products back to people and hoping that they don't get them back, GN has covered that.
Kyle N
Kyle N 8 aylar önce
@NLterror6000 it says it right on the box so...
Leen B
Leen B 9 aylar önce
Probably not. He is exactly referring to you kind of people who just don't understand
Hircine92h 4 yıl önce
imagine paying $1400 for a PC and then you get 1 slot stick RAM
Chinboss Chinboss
Chinboss Chinboss 2 aylar önce
@Dirk A you are assuming somebody else got a PC that was $2100 instead of them just screwing two people over.
Noor 3 aylar önce
System builders today still do this now
Eliasroflchopper 4 aylar önce
@David Wang you Cleary have no clue about computers my friend
Courtney Lafayette
Courtney Lafayette 4 aylar önce
Lmao 😂
ラテちゃん Yıl önce
@David Wang It is a pretty big concern when you consider they paid for 32GB, got a single stick of 16GB. What kind of logic is this? You should absolutely have dual channel going if you're going to be playing games. Don't ever defend it again.
Syndi Yıl önce
"even from Dell, you'll get a higher quality product" aged like milk
Leggo My Ego
Leggo My Ego 5 aylar önce
Not really, Dell puts higher quality components in their computers than this walmart computer. Dell's biggest issue is that they insist on using the same damn case they've been using forever even though space and heat dissipation requirements have gone up a lot. So you end up with things like the Alienware towers that have decent components that get throttled due to heat.
nt78stonewobble Yıl önce
Who doesn't like their milk with a few clumps? ... Brrr...
cat -.-
cat -.- Yıl önce
@Matías Locatti at least it has standard parts!! Dell is worse in that regard. But again we are comparing shit with piss at this point
Alex Yıl önce
@Matías Locatti This one atleast has parts you can use in other pcs
Call me Chato
Call me Chato 4 yıl önce
Walmart will know something is fishy because it will be put back together better than how they shipped it.
hooDio 3 aylar önce
they're gonna have your pfp for their faces
Shawn 3 aylar önce
Fancy seeing you here Paul
MicHaeL MonStaR
MicHaeL MonStaR 3 aylar önce
Except they won’t, which is the problem.
°•.Mags.•° 3 aylar önce
Randomly Entertaining
Randomly Entertaining 8 aylar önce
I highly doubt that the person who put this together will ever it or this video.
TwistedAttitudes 3 yıl önce
"Don't need dust filters if the fans are blocked by solid glass" *Points to head*
Robert Kubrick
Robert Kubrick 5 aylar önce
It has an IP67 dust proof rating. I'm surprised marketing didn't levverage that.
Happy Thoughts Project
thats what you thought, but in reality even the smallest gap that air can pass through can also accumulate dust...
Steve Thea
Steve Thea 2 yıl önce
@NothingXemnas timestamp
FuckSRF 3 yıl önce
exaclty my thoughts
NothingXemnas 3 yıl önce
A true BIG BRAIN moment right there.
RAD Yıl önce
Weird how 2 years ago, real time ray tracing was a myth and buying GPUs was easy.
GinsengStrip2002 7 aylar önce
The RTX series just dropped back then and BF V was released.
Carnyzzle 8 aylar önce
@T1E6X1 it's still a myth lol
Gaming with nick
Gaming with nick Yıl önce
@BrunoDSL 🤣what pc parts are coming back in stock!
BrunoDSL Yıl önce
It was clear from the start the RTX cards were meant for people that, in The Onion's words: "use PCs for actual work and not just dicking around."
theonlyegg Yıl önce
Imagine how many unknowing customers have overpaid for a more expensive machine and didn't know any better. They probably do it on purpose. I bet half their customers would never know.
Ted Kaczynski, American Hero
@Lonewolf 1970 Somebody's parents who thought "oh my child said they'd like to start gaming" and they buy it because they have absolutely no idea. You act like it's no big deal, but we're not the people getting scammed. Somebody's grandparents, parents, single parents who saved up to get something they thought would be great for Christmas/birthday, etc. Shit like this will totally put people off of the entire PC gaming industry because they buy a "high end" rig and got fleeced and have no idea, so they assume PC gaming isn't better than consoles.
Lonewolf 1970
Lonewolf 1970 Yıl önce
We are talking Walmart here. I don't exactly think "quality" in shit like this. I mean seriously who would think that about Walmart??
Christian Fahey
Christian Fahey 3 yıl önce
I feel this quote says it all lol "The fan was facing the right direction, better than expected." Don't buy your PC from Walmart peeps.
Gary Kuyper
Gary Kuyper 2 yıl önce
Walmart is not the business putting the rig together so pay heed to all the brand names you see in there. And yes, Walmart staff is incompetent as it it gets. I have to work there as janitor, but my own coworkers...hopeless
Patrick Tho
Patrick Tho 2 yıl önce
@Zeb Christmas I thought more like it is not facing a sheet of metal.
Zeb Christmas
Zeb Christmas 3 yıl önce
@Aaron it very well can be faced in the wrong direction because if they all face out then you're letting zero cool air in and will bake the pc.
Aaron 3 yıl önce
Christian Fahey technically a fan can’t be faced in the wrong direction as it could be used as an exhaust fan or intake, but ofc it could be better one direction than the other based on how the other fans are placed.
Roguekriger 2 yıl önce
I don't know why but watching Steve deal with various customer supports was hysterical to me
Supermassive Gaming
Supermassive Gaming 4 yıl önce
"Unlike real time ray tracing our merch actually exists." I love you Steve.
Caleb M
Caleb M 4 yıl önce
Well now in BF5 you only lose like 30% of your frames when RT is on. It exists and it's here to stay but they really jumped the gun releasing it when they did.
It's Coco
It's Coco 4 yıl önce
Supermassive Gaming this makes me sad cuz I wasted $350 on an rtx 2060
Equilan1 4 yıl önce
he had me at the "justbuyit" code
SourceCodePhil 3 yıl önce
It's almost kind of sad how they're cheaping out on everything, even with that huge markup. I really hope shipping the wrong PC was a mistake because it would make sense as a scam, considering 99% of customers who buy a Walmart PC probably don't know a lot about it, maybe it's their first gaming PC or even PC in general. I think it's most likely a mistake though. That scam would be a really scummy and absolutely disgusting move.
Tommy Two Tones
Tommy Two Tones 4 yıl önce
This makes me appreciate my self made pc so much
Mad Boi
Mad Boi 2 yıl önce
Same ! I didn't even spend that much and waaaaay better lol
Ciprian Lupsa
Ciprian Lupsa 3 yıl önce
Elvirth24 2 yıl önce
I'm suspicious that whoever builds these may be swapping out for parts they want to take home...
Robin Bot
Robin Bot Yıl önce
Worked at Walmart. If you think for a second a single person outside management would blink if an employee stuffed a GPU in their pocket you're an idiot.
Colt Gunman
Colt Gunman Yıl önce
Abe Haile
Abe Haile 2 yıl önce
The box was CLEARLY labeled 1070
Wacintosh 2 yıl önce
"This could, for example, not exist." My new favourite quote. I am definitely stealing that.
Julio Machado
Julio Machado Yıl önce
This comment should be pinned lmao
Josh Hiroti
Josh Hiroti 2 yıl önce
PT GK 2 yıl önce
Excellent review. Blunt and to the point. Well done! Not surprising with Walmart. Looking forward to seeing part 2 - Walmarts second chance. Not expecting much... lol.
Kiqo 3 yıl önce
Imagine paying $2,100 for a “Gaming PC” & finding out it has ketchup & mustard psu Cables...
Hull breach detected
I can see burger sauce as well.
Kevin Baker
Kevin Baker Yıl önce
@TheFirstGameHD damn. Idk how I got such a good deal during this shortage. I paid 400, for a rig in an h510 case, g4900 celeron, evga 1070, m.2 nvme 500gb Samsung, crucial 1tb SSD on a z270 SLI plus, 8gb hyperx fury ram and an Enermax cpu cooler, and I think it cam with evga 450w non modular PSU. Think the case has shit airflow.. But easily mitigated with blower style gpu
Zeviak Yıl önce
@HDKoality you don’t expect to get cheap parts at that price range like serously you shouldn’t get bad power supply’s at 2000 dollar range
Denver Starkey
Denver Starkey Yıl önce
@christian chimienti well these kids forget back in the day ketchup and mustard were standard on EVERY PSU. i built computers as far back as 1997 and and the idea of cables being any other color was just un heard of , the point to ketchup and mustard is to color code which wire is the 12v , the 5 v or the 3 v as well as their various grounds and positive and negative charge wires. and news flash eve modern sleeve cables still use the same color coding if you remove the sleeve. quite a few companies particularly Seasonic (the best rated PSU company in the industry) are still producing a lot of OEM PSUs with ketchup and mustard cables) . the idea that seeing ":ketchup and mustard" means cheap is just new age retardation. in other words , a ferrari is still a ferrari even if you strip it down to the frame and engine only .. and a turd is still a turd even if you paint it pretty colors. having sleeved cables doesn't make the PSU any better at it's job. what matters most is who is manufacturing the SPU and where are they sourcing things like capictors. seasonic for example builds PSUs for themselves , corsair and EVGA (and a few other companies) . and they source many components from japan. and other companies might source components from some where else with lower grade build. that said some lower end Corsair and and EVGA PSUs are not built by Seasonic , yet they still have cable sleeving.
gmu_alum08 Yıl önce
I'd be pretty livid, unfortunately the problems didn't end there
Nascent77 2 yıl önce
Best part of building your own PC is having 3-5, sometimes longer, warranties for every piece. Imagine overpaying and still getting a 1 yr limited warranty.
Arno nümuss
Arno nümuss 2 yıl önce
You also gain the knowledge how to fix it, if anything goes wrong. That saves you from being ripped off for repairs.
Daemon Thorn
Daemon Thorn Yıl önce
These have to be more wide spread issues, because you TRvidrs seem to pretty consistently run into issues like this when ordering these things. And like you said, they probably ship a lot of the wrong systems to people that never notice the mistake, so Walmart gets away with it. I find it suspicious that whenever this sort of thing happens the buyer always gets a product shipped to them that is a lesser item than they ordered. They never seem to receive something that is an upgrade over the item they ordered.
l337pwnage 3 aylar önce
I sorta kinda liked how those looked. I think they'd really look "fancy" to most people. I disagree on dust filters for non-enthusiasts because they require regular cleaning. What will happen is they will plug up and everything will cook. I've gone back and forth on dust filters. I like how clean it keeps the inside, but, in my experience, you still get that "fine" dust everywhere which is he dust that is harder to remove.
humdrum 3 yıl önce
Im not saying the mess up wasn't a one off, but I am saying you'll never get a DTW3 when you order a DTW1.
Chinboss Chinboss
Chinboss Chinboss 2 aylar önce
I agree. All these people assuming they shipped a more expensive computer to someone else, why? That's a terrible assumption. They are more likely to have ripped off a 2nd person than they are to have given someone a nicer computer than what they bought
I'm Not Onii-chan
I'm Not Onii-chan 4 aylar önce
@Dimitry No it wasn't. He literally said he could get a pre-built with a 2080ti and a 9700k for less. 😂
Dimitry Yıl önce
@Robin Bot Relax brother, this video came out 2018 and given how much prebuilts suck today I can’t imagine a universe where 3 years back it was better. Back then what GN paid for was what was considered the highest of high-end gaming. I can’t see a single prebuilt today, even with a 3070, that costs substantially less than 2000$.
Robin Bot
Robin Bot Yıl önce
@Yen Not even!!!! You could get this for almost half the price prebuilt from ANY reputable dealer. This is not a 'build it first' issue. This is a scam.
Mia 2 yıl önce
SilentGhilly Yep it happens. Something similar happened to me. Can't remember the circumstances it was 10+ years ago it was a mistake with a harddrive though for sure~
kokopok100 Yıl önce
Hi sir ! I found out about your channel because someone promoted you in a comment section on a ps5 review video from a non professonial reviewer. Anyway, im amazed by how you are professional and explain and show everything we need to know about pc's and pc's parts ! Thank you for what you do. 10/10 quality and professionalism. Im sorry if my grammar is bad english is not my mother tongue.
TheFinalRevelation 4 yıl önce
This is you most successful video by a mile. Just imagine how much you would make if you tore down a macbook pro or i-Mac. Apple would pay you serious money to take down the video.
Robin Bot
Robin Bot Yıl önce
@Michael i took it with a 5 pound bag of salt. Shit parts and assembly means a shit computer.
Michael 4 yıl önce
Seaney shell Believe it or not, what you said I hear it a lot from post-graduates and non-Mac users a lot, and rightly so. I was purely windows developer for many years until I were given a Mac (new job) and I hated it at first but eventually grew to love it. Sure, you can do everything on a windows laptop, but it’s just not the same. If you ever need to use the command line on a daily basis you’ll understand the sheer pain of using a windows one. For development I’d not trade my Mac for any other OS, even if it’s has better spec. I value efficiency, performance and ease of use over anything. If you want further clarification you can look at the statistical report from stackoverflow on why devs love macs, or visit any tech conference and you’ll see 90% of the crowd have a mac.
Michael 4 yıl önce
Sven Olaf Kamphuis if it’s a cheap rip off version then of course it’s going to be bad. However, if you want high quality audio then I’d suggest other better brands than Apple. AirPod if you want something lightweight to commute with, long battery life and super quick recharge.
Toasterstrudelin 4 yıl önce
I would love to see some proof that imac's are "better" for coding or "the leading choice for graphics development". I'm no expert but that definitely just sounds biased.
William Coady
William Coady 4 yıl önce
@Michael another thing worth noting, apple computers for the most part are the leading choice for many layers of development, whether it be high level graphic rendering, music production, video editing, the list goes on where mac outswings pc in the professional world
Eric Masters
Eric Masters 3 yıl önce
Having dealt with Walmart online ordering, it’s probably a logistical error. I tried ordering a new monitor that was on sale and tried doing same day pick up. I finally received an email that it was actually out of stock, but they were getting more, and I should be able to pick up my monitor after 6pm on Christmas Eve. Their homepage said they were closing at 5pm on Christmas Eve. I just ordered off of Amazon.
JewrasticPark Yıl önce
Honestly I wouldn’t even believe Walmart would do something like this. You can literally sue them for this, in a way you are opening my eyes to all these companies. Thank you
Inter Milan
Inter Milan 11 aylar önce
They will cheapen out how they can. Mark up to appear valuable to non-PC experts who then buy these overpriced PCs. Like a business who wants to squeeze out more from that new line before they end up getting a bad name.
Lonewolf 1970
Lonewolf 1970 Yıl önce
We are talking Walmart here. I mean look at how they pay their employees and such. I don't think "quality" when it comes to stuff like this from Walmart. All the Waltons care about is raking in the cash like Bezos and the rest.
anonymoose 2 yıl önce
Walmart can easily get sued for this, its false advertisement AND deception/stealing if it was purposeful. If it happens commonly then they'll eventually have a lawsuit on their hands
Steven C
Steven C 2 yıl önce
Very good review Steve. I would’ve gotten pissed off too if I see a 1070 on a $2000 build.
Dan McG
Dan McG 2 yıl önce
This is an absolute goldmine for Walmart... even without people picking up when the wrong model gets sent out
Adahop 4 yıl önce
I expected them to have cut corners on the PSU and MB, but I was definitely not expecting it to be this bad. That's incredible.
Tyrone Bedoire
Tyrone Bedoire 4 yıl önce
Depending on where you buy them of course.
Tyrone Bedoire
Tyrone Bedoire 4 yıl önce
Turk Where did you find a 1070 for 1k? They are like 400
Ghoffman9 4 yıl önce
How did you get out of the editing room? Gonna tell the others you got out again. Hope they don't chain you to your desk, gonna need a shit bucket if that happens. Worse still it would be a used one from Colonel 100.
Water Lemon
Water Lemon 4 yıl önce
Holy shit adahop from neebs gaming
Teh Z06
Teh Z06 4 yıl önce
Bro lol have you seen an alienware proprietary motherboard, now those are utter shit
Brandon Medeiros
Brandon Medeiros 3 yıl önce
I experienced this on a far smaller scale from NewEgg. I ordered a 4TB SSHD and six years later when upgrading my PC I noticed they sent me a 2TB SSHD. Wasn't even mad, i found it amusing haha.
Joseph V.
Joseph V. 3 yıl önce
Someone else who bought the $1400 build got one a hell of a deal lmao
J C.
J C. Yıl önce
@David C. You made that up.
therealbojak 2 yıl önce
this happened to me with amazon... Unbelievable. I ordered an EVGA 1060 2.0 card and received a 1070 3.0 ICX instead. I had a much different reaction though.
Cyclic Warrior
Cyclic Warrior 2 yıl önce
Nah he just got the actual price it should've been. Should've been even lower but oh well
Henry Vincent
Henry Vincent 2 yıl önce
@David C. a 1080ti is slightly better than a 2070 super
Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis 2 yıl önce
But did they? LoL
Neryams Yıl önce
"You could go to even someone like Dell... probably... and get a better quality system with better quality parts" Famous last words
NikonD3000 3 aylar önce
1080ti build for $2k is criminal
Константин Маев
Its 4 years old, man
Robert Andrews
Robert Andrews 2 yıl önce
So I'm a bit late to the party, just started following. But this is just incredible. Either they think people are too stupid to know the difference or they just don't care at all. Either way I'm glad I started getting into pc building. I can build my own with components that I know are right.
Tom Brown
Tom Brown 4 yıl önce
The Verge: We built the worst gaming PC in history! Walmart: Hold my beer!
GLACIOUS13 Yıl önce
Lol! Best yet!
BlissfulZane715 2 yıl önce
Atleast Walmart's PC wont blow-up and fry in a week.
Megane 3 yıl önce
Tom Brown dude. Not mean to defend walmart but the verge still the worst
BMW E39530D
BMW E39530D 4 yıl önce
competition to the bottom
Erik Romdhane
Erik Romdhane 4 yıl önce
Grimreaper1979a lol
Videofr3ak 3 yıl önce
I can relate to this feeling after being sent a computer missing both the hard drive and the SSD that was supposed to come with it
Speaker Rob
Speaker Rob Yıl önce
I've had those USB2.0 headers pull off the motherboard when trying to remove the cable. The cables often bind the port better than the motherboard does the port. This is on premium boards too, by premium brands. I'm always super careful removing those.
Cameron Shipman
Cameron Shipman Yıl önce
Having Worked at a Walmart I would say it was an honest mistake, I assume that the person who built the computer worked at the store and it was most likely the assembler in the back. The location I worked out in high school we only had one assembler, and he was a 70-year-old retired handyman. He could build a child’s bike in 10 minutes because bikes and flatpack furniture was there bread and butter, knowing Walmart I would bet they just dumped the computer on and said hey Bill this, so he didn’t know the differences and things like the video cards video cards
Shaun Hall
Shaun Hall 3 yıl önce
I just cringed throughout this video. If Walmart hoped that I might be one of their consumers before, now they can be sure they lost a customer for life, Thanks Gamers Nexus for a thorough review.
Zeb Christmas
Zeb Christmas 3 yıl önce
Shaun Hall I ordered a cheaper intel CPU from then because I needed a spare one on hand to flash motherboards with that font support 9th gen Intel and they charged me for three. Email confirmation said one. Emailed back to ask what the fuck, they sent me tracking numbers for the other 2. All 3 arrived at my door the next day. All 3 went back to the store the NEXT day.
RustedYoda 2 yıl önce
over the years of helping people with issues in games on reddit and the steam forums i'v seen many people claim to have a set of parts only to post their steam hardware info or system info and have completely different parts to what they thought. it happens quite often actually, and they are always prebuilts most of the time, they are well outside the warranty. it makes me feel like this happens on a pretty large scale
Karma_Claus 4 yıl önce
You don't need dust filters if you have no airflow
Soulja’d Down
Soulja’d Down 4 yıl önce
MasterKill595 yu don’t need air flow if yu use 147 external heat sinks
Jan Zhang
Jan Zhang 4 yıl önce
Vacum PC
Emm Gee Archive
Emm Gee Archive 4 yıl önce
*Insert ROLL SAFE meme pic here*
Damian Chiliński
Damian Chiliński 4 yıl önce
well it shows those people are actually true engineers
Aston Kruger
Aston Kruger 4 yıl önce
The more you know!
Shawn Elliott
Shawn Elliott 3 yıl önce
20:05 agreed. I built my own rigs for over a decade. My last 2 PCs though I bought through NZXT's BLD mainly for the fact I can finance it allowing me to get a top end system without having to shell out the $3200 upfront. Granted I would immediately reformat the HDD and put a fresh unbloatwared version of Windows on it and move everything over to my H500P Mesh case.
Marco Nothnagel
Marco Nothnagel Yıl önce
When I was a naive 10 year old I wanted a gaming pc and a mac caught my eye with an i7 and 16Gb of Ram, no gpu. $1000. I think enthusiasts and gamers need to realise how much they have learned over time and understand that people who don't know PCs will just judge the PC based on the price. Stay humble folks. Thank you for coming to my Ted talk.
Mercyful Fate
Mercyful Fate 3 aylar önce
I used to believe as an 11 year old Macs were good for gaming.
Chinboss Chinboss
Chinboss Chinboss 2 aylar önce
You gotta give Walmart some credit because they are like a really small company that is struggling to make their margins so clearly they had to do something like this.
RAMeee 2 yıl önce
20:09 wish more ppl thought of it that way. Thank you for going through this PC because I was considering getting one. Mad props to you sir, subbed.
craig justus
craig justus 2 yıl önce
The other side of the calipers are the ones you should use for measuring inside diameter
Tyler Mitchell
Tyler Mitchell 4 yıl önce
You paid 2k for a 1080ti and didnt even get it. Sounds like Walmart
TrS Yıl önce
@Josean rodriguez what are you even rambling about? Steve clearly said it could be a mistake. That's not the point. Steve also clearly said this computer is not worth $1400 either. I don't know what you're angry about. If you're happy buying overpriced pcs when you could've gotten better systems for cheaper just because the computer you got also happens to run the games you play just fine doesn't make this piece of shit from Walmart a good pc.
TomZu 2 yıl önce
@Josean rodriguez lmao yikes
Tristan Speno
Tristan Speno 2 yıl önce
Gabriele Chavez he’s talking about the whole computer when he said 2k and 1080tis aren’t 1000 dollars
that_randomnpc Yıl önce
It’s funny cause sometimes walmart might do this to you cause they think you don’t know too much about computers
Daniel's Game Vault
Daniel's Game Vault 11 aylar önce
The hot glue on the USB 3.0 header is not to hold the cable in the connector - it's likely to prevent the plastic shroud of the header from getting pulled off the pins when you unplug the connector. It happened to me several times...
Rob Forsdyke
Rob Forsdyke 4 aylar önce
It would be Interesting to see a tear down from a UK company like Scan Computers who are known for high quality builds. Maybe difficult to get hold of one in the US though. And expensive to ship
John Doe
John Doe 2 yıl önce
I had a buddy who had custom made psu cables which were ketchup and mustard themed on his $2000 pc. The Walmart pc reminds me of that, just without it being intentional.
adrenaline 2 yıl önce
if you have a micro center near you , you really cant go wrong with their prebuilts, plus if they are local if anything is wrong you dont have to ship the pc to them.
sobe89 4 yıl önce
This video in one sentence: The Verge learned from the tech tuber community and now is a System Builder for Walmart.
AceTheFox 4 yıl önce
This would explain a lot lmao
Deadly_Mir 4 yıl önce
Zarcondeegrissom 4 yıl önce
I think both the Verge-PC and Verge-mart-PC are both running single channel on the memory, lol.
deinemuddaisdoof 4 yıl önce
need more paste with that ?
Spank Spieghill
Spank Spieghill 4 yıl önce
@SomeGuy I'd imagine they do unfortunately
KaNe Tombs
KaNe Tombs Yıl önce
I know this video is older now but I had some free time so I decided to watch it while doing some paperwork. The bothers me the most about companies like this is that they're not ripping off me they're ripping off grandma or a well-intentioned mom or dad that's computer illiterate most likely for a school-age child that also likes gaming, when I picture grandma or Grandpa saving up their social security money to buy something like this it infuriates me. Walmart's well-known to take advantage of people, always seem like the bigger they got the more faceless and evil they became.
St8kout 3 yıl önce
That is why you should always build your own. Really, it's not that hard. There are hundreds of DIY websites to guide you every step of the way. Once you build a desktop, future upgrades are MUCH easier and cheaper. (Forget laptops, you can never upgrade them). I built my 1st one some 15 years ago, and have gone through two cpu/motherboard upgrades. The old parts still work just fine, and I could resurrect them as a 2nd desktop should I ever want/need to. I did have to buy a new power supply the last upgrade as the 1080ti GTX cards are power hungry, but of course I still use the hard disk drive, dvd, case, monitor, fans, keyboard, mouse, etc. However, you might have to buy a new copy of Windows as it can be married to the motherboard, depending on what version you have. I had the upgraded Win10 version from Window 7, so I had to buy it again for $100 for the new AsRock 370 Extreme4.
Wayne Storton
Wayne Storton Yıl önce
OK, I know it's years old, BUT.....soooo glad people like you are fighting this corner for us. KUDOS to you :)
Neal Goris
Neal Goris 3 yıl önce
I feel bad for anyone who had a bad experience with these PCs but I got the DTW 2 ( 1080 non TI) for $899 after these reviews went up, literally a thousand dollars off. I'm happy to say that my overpowered PC is still running amazing, I've been playing tons of Tarkov at over 60fps at High settings. My temps even stay around 50 ish degrees and I didn't use spacers on the front glass like BitWit did. Hope anyone who reads this has a great day!
nick n
nick n 5 aylar önce
That happened to me before I knew about computers, got a walmart gaming laptop that was supposed to have an ssd, sold it a few yrs later on offerup, and the buyer was pretty knowledgeable, he said someone removed the ssd, and it only had the hard drive, checked my email from walmart, and I definately paid for an SSD, and I wouldn't know the first thing about taking one out haha, so I got scammed from them too. Also walmart ships using Ontrac, at least back then, which sucks balls.
Jon Beagley
Jon Beagley 4 yıl önce
the funniest part is that whomever receives this as an open-box item is going to receive the best thermal paste application in the entire fleet.
Robin Bot
Robin Bot Yıl önce
@WertzOne Found one of the Sam Spawn. Got bored of wage theft huh?
J C.
J C. Yıl önce
😂 Yup
@kram Null Mate, I was just laughing at the word Bulletproof to be used on CPU of all things. Im not incompetent enough to step on my motherboard,.damn thing costs some good money.
kram Null
kram Null 4 yıl önce
@NOPE YOU DON'T KNOW MY NAME Well if you wouldn't step on your motherboard, you wouldn't bend your pins.... Did you get a triple core or a overheating quad on your last AMD build?
@kram Null "Bulletproof" lol
Taylor Coster
Taylor Coster 2 yıl önce
i love this dude. i would hang out with this dude on a daily basis if i could.
Walter Day
Walter Day 3 yıl önce
Odd... I have also just been shipped an inferior product that I ordered via WalMart, and even more odd is that it arrived from Amazon. I am currently waiting on emails to see what the seller and the shipper are going to do to fix this. Oh, and that is a lot of money for a tower full of budget parts!
Miro Jaman
Miro Jaman 2 yıl önce
I work in a pc service shop and the hot glue is there because usb3 connectors have a tendency to pull out the plastic shield of the pins on those gigabyte and some asus boards, especially if you're working with low end cases(low end cables). I mean, I don't do it, but it was kinda obvious to me why they did it.
jmbrady1 4 yıl önce
this is a rather common problem with walmart, then again, they are trying to get as much money as possible for as little as possible and they'd go as far as scamming the customers to increase their revenue so long as they aren't caught
Tyranzor Katastrophe
I really want to know how walmart handled this disaster.
The Fumbler
The Fumbler 4 yıl önce
> sends everyone the 1400 dollar product > only refunds those who ask for refund > massive profit margins
The Consigliere
The Consigliere 2 yıl önce
@marshallbananaa don't really need to tear open a computer to see what's inside when there's dxdiag built into windows that will tell you what's inside a lot faster.
Formula Zero
Formula Zero 2 yıl önce
Man that is disgusting.
Mariner1712 4 yıl önce
marshallbananaa 4 yıl önce
​Fraggle Rock Sure thing there Faggle Rock.
marshallbananaa 4 yıl önce
That was back in 2010 or 11 maybe? when i5 were new. Could have been a mishap nobody caught like this. The owner did not want it and it was a throwaway. Could not check because it fried a charging circuit on the system board. That is why it was dismantled for parts.
Nozyspy 3 yıl önce
I bet when you put it back together and returned it, it was in better condition than when you received it!
Hull breach detected
That's why you should build your own PC, or order it for assembly by a trusted local hardware specialist.
Mr_Geno Yıl önce
Well, I'll never buy a "pre-built" of any kind at Walmart that's for darn sure. lol amazing video.
Frits van Zanten
Frits van Zanten 3 yıl önce
Theoretically, you might receive the DTW3 while you paid for DTW1. Anyway, the model type should be on the case, I think, making it more than a black box.
Robin Bot
Robin Bot Yıl önce
Did returns for a walmart company. The warehouse guys flat out told us they don't check if it's a lower model, only a higher model. We did a lot of returns for people getting ripped off. Like a LOT. About 20% of all returns were people getting a worse/ damaged product.
That One Friend
That One Friend 2 yıl önce
Thank you for reviewing this i am as knowledgeable as a baby with PCs but ive always wanted to get into PC gaming i actually considered buying something like this and now im so glad i didnt
CodeRedCody 4 yıl önce
I think Walmart’s plan was for people to never take apart the pc
@fx_gamer11 you missed my point, old people think they are the same thing.
CJ99 4 yıl önce
Selling to people who don't do the basic homework and won't know they're being ripped off is also a part of that plan. I wish more people would realize that buying computers costing a couple grand isn't something to be bought from anybody who was just selling groceries or toilet paper 5 minutes earlier.
Travis 4 yıl önce
They forgot to put hot glue on the case screws. ;)
TheLoneStonR 4 yıl önce
@PrivateName47 viewing the specs from the pc properties doesnt tell u much details tbh, good luck finding out anything other than how many GB of ram and whats the CPU u got
Chops 4 yıl önce
@TheD4rkSoul No one said you couldn't.
Sam Moss
Sam Moss 3 yıl önce
Reason # 23 why it is always better to build your own. Not just Wal-Mart but so does HP cut every corner they can. Bought a desktop from HP that had an Intel mobo refitted to an AMD CPU it was like ...hey we've got all these extra mobo's and these AMD CPU's ... the holes for the heat sink were square in lay-out, rather than the typical rectangular, woefully weak PSU's, the list goes on. Good video on showing what you can and do get stuck with. 👍
Hacaris Vas Fade
Hacaris Vas Fade Yıl önce
I know this comment is years late, but as an ex employee that worked with pickup, things get sent wrong/broken quite commonly. getting things returned is fairly easy as long as all info given is accurate like you did.
Mad Loomz
Mad Loomz 2 yıl önce
My first pc was a gift from Walmart. They definitely aren’t the highest quality but I’ve had no problem upgrading it over the years to the beast it is today.
G-Gentlman 3 yıl önce
I was hoping you would add up the cost of all the parts they used or at least give an estimate then compare it to the price paid.
Unbound 9 aylar önce
Walmart has long been known to source products by the lowest bidder. Even if (perhaps especially if) it is a name brand item. If you see a product that costs less at walmart but looks the same, check the product number. Chances are it may have the same (or nearly the same) exterior but it will have 'bargain bin' internals. Which is one reason why products bought at Walmart often mysteriously die sooner than others.
Hayden G
Hayden G 4 yıl önce
You have to download the other 16gb of ram. Duh
N. R.
N. R. Yıl önce
TVR26 Well, well. Came here to ask just that question.
RedEyeRecords H
RedEyeRecords H Yıl önce
You need to download SoftRam95
Soundwave Superior
Soundwave Superior 2 yıl önce
They give you a free DLC code to download the RAM
frontbum666 2 yıl önce
sparcx86 Channel
sparcx86 Channel 2 yıl önce
the wall mart attendant had chills when she heard "I ordered a overpowered PC"
Azide_zx Yıl önce
6:26 this is sometimes just as annoying for associates as it is for customers, all their associate numbers like the system you use to call out sick are like this and if you ever have to call your store to get a hold of management you have to go through one of these automated systems too
Kenneth Burnworth
Wal-Mart made a mistake on an order of two laptops I bought a while back, but it was in my favor. I order 2 of the exact same laptop. Nothing special but one of them had a touch screen that I did not pay for. Mistakes in my favor don't really ever happen, but this one was a good one. I don't remember any other differences.
R4dioS1lence 2 yıl önce
When measuring diameter of a bore using a caliper rule, use the inner rules (these teeth on the top side of it), not the external ones. GJ nonetheless!
Aeltgen Yıl önce
Whoever gets this computer back and looks at it refurbish he’s going to be amazed
Drain 4 yıl önce
The other guy who ordered the 1400$ machine but got the 2100$ was probably quite happy with his.
J C.
J C. Yıl önce
@Build except that lower speed dmi on the h310. That sucks!
Veevslav1 4 yıl önce
@Jukebox666 @jubox666 2700x is $329. But hey I am sure you were aware of that little fact. But you probably think your little 2400G competes with a 1080ti and 2700X because it has a Vega chipset... Oh wait not even the Vega 64 competes against a 1080 ti let alone your vega 11 chip set.... But hey what do I know, you are building a superior computer to the one they are selling by using lower performance hardware.... Totally Legit claims. BTW I prefer AMD over Nvidia or Intel, but facts are facts. Used hardware... Because we all know used hardware has the same life expectancy as new hardware and that the seller is ALWAYS honest about what has happened with it...
Jukebox666 4 yıl önce
@Veevslav1 I never said I would use brand new parts ! And I would go for AMD Ryzen ...aint no body using that Intel piece of overpriced shit no more! (same goes for nVidia)
Veevslav1 4 yıl önce
@Jukebox666I want to see you build a whole computer with a new 1080ti, an 8700 and 32 gigs of ram for only 1K... ;) I am seeing the 1080ti for $860 here in the states.... The ram is gonna run your over $200, the CPU is Running over $300. Now shift it to an 1080 and we can save $300... Just saying still over your 1K build ideas...
Veevslav1 4 yıl önce
Moogle Midgar Most of them are oblivious and would not even register the fact. As was expressed in the video, the average shmuck does not know how to check those little things. In a couple of years when they start thinking of upgrading they would take it to Best Buy and tell them that they need to upgrade their system and likely be sold another 16 gigs of ram and a GTX 3050 as an upgrade to the 1080ti. ;) Harsh reality, when it comes to tech never assume the other person knows anything about the hardware.
Cromulent 2 yıl önce
On the USB3 header glue - I've had the header shroud come off the mobo before, so I don't find it surprising they glued it on too prevent QC issues.
Yogurt1701 3 yıl önce
Excellent video! Well done for highlighting this guys! You just made my subscription list :)
Xystem 4
Xystem 4 11 aylar önce
"Unlike realtime raytracing, our merch actually exists" absolutely brutal
Freedom Fest
Freedom Fest 3 yıl önce
Stuff like this is why I say, buying online is always the best option, sometimes you just gotta see and touch what you want to buy.
AshS 2 yıl önce
An employee at Walmart must’ve swapped the pcs I’d bet.
demonwares 4 yıl önce
You should just return it for a refund instead of an exchange. And you should charge them for the return too since I bet you'll put it back together better than they gave it to you.
Modrun Official
Modrun Official 4 yıl önce
they should pay for the return no matter what as its their fault for messing up
Ravi Peiris
Ravi Peiris 3 yıl önce
I have purchased a Cyberpower PC through Walmart back in November 2013. I did save on shipping as I picked up the system at a local Walmart store. However, I lost 2 years of labor warranty as buying through walmart only got me 1 year warranty (parts/labor). Cyberpower normally gives a 1 year parts and 3 years labor warranty. Keep that in mind.
Robin Bot
Robin Bot Yıl önce
Honest question: why did you buy from Walmart?
KevoZebo 3 yıl önce
I saw on Best Buy’s website. They have 2080 supers for 700. I’m so glad I didn’t build my first pc last year or the year before. Things are so cheap now. I love it. My tax return is gonna go a long way.
Jonathan Brutt
Jonathan Brutt 2 yıl önce
Speaking as someone who runs an Amazon FBA store... it happens all the time (because it of how many products are sold), but it's still very rare.
Michael Clark
Michael Clark 2 yıl önce
The profit margin on that PC must be huge. I wish you tallied up the costs of building a of with exactly these parts to compare.
Max C
Max C 2 yıl önce
Pretty sure it's within 800$ in terms of parts pricing when this video was made. With the 1070 being roughly around 380$
Julius Zietlow
Julius Zietlow 2 yıl önce
I'm learning a job as a system integrator in germany and with just the things we learn in the first year, someone could see that that's not a good pc. So either the staff doesn't know what they are doing or they are in a hurry.
Artemis Melody
Artemis Melody 4 yıl önce
What’s funny about this in 2019 is that my local Walmart has one of these computers on display in store, and the little info card has GTX 1070 on it but someone crossed the 7 out and replaced it with a 6 as the card very clearly shows 1060 on the side. Way to go Walmart.
Ouilie Media
Ouilie Media Yıl önce
@Wolfchacer01 wack
Chi Er
Chi Er 3 yıl önce
Well, some employee just made 100$ on that little swap.
Flash Nova
Flash Nova 3 yıl önce
Walmart returns is typically really shotty lol, just buy it, strip the card and return it saying it didn’t work
Navin 3 yıl önce
@Busting AlllKiiinds there is no such thing as a 1060 ti unless if your referring to the 6gb version on the 1060 as ti
Busting AlllKiiinds
Busting AlllKiiinds 3 yıl önce
S pol
S pol Yıl önce
Years ago I bought 2 gaming PCs through Walmart and they were both OK. Perhaps things changed...
YamiPizza 3 yıl önce
Just finished my first PC build and thank God I know how to use Google and have a decent amount of mechanical/electrical knowledge so I won't be taken advantage of things like this.
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