Watch us build an Xbox One X PC live!

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Microsoft’s Xbox One X presents an interesting challenge for PC builders. Sure, if you want raw power, nothing beats the PC. But putting together an Xbox One X equivalent for the same $500 price is tricky. In this video we go over all the parts (so far) and why we picked them.

Parts list (subject to change):
Ryzen 3 1200:
ASRock A320M-HDV:
RX 580 8GB:
Western Digital 1TB Blue:
Blu-Ray drive:
Thermaltake Versa H15:

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  • March 21, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    From someone who has built hundreds of gaming rigs, performance is the name of the game, the second you realize that gpu wont fit, you strip that case and move to the one that will accommodate the card, the card is 90% of this build, to continue with a lesser card is silly, just edit your video, get a larger case and put it back to the gpu install and keep going.
    to keep going with this doesnt make much sense to me.

  • March 21, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    Who chose this case?
    the very first thing you find is a good case, a case large enough not only for your build, but a case that will leave a lot of un-used space for air flow, and for future upgrades, this case is a total fail and embarrassing.
    How can you start a build, find out your case is inadequate and still go on?
    This should have been scrapped and a case sought, IMO

  • March 21, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Def not trolling, I came in to see the cost difference of a build that will render the games as well as an xbox one x in 4k, I assumed the pc would do it but it would cost a lot more, never expected such noob problems with the build.
    When I used to newegg order or cogan fair shop, a case was always the most important component and something that made my builds all special, people loved the spacious case for many reason including ease of build, future proofing and just style, when you build a serious gaming rig you want a serious case.

  • March 21, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    I would be interested in seeing this build again with a proper case, and then after the build, load the drivers, optimize the settings, and load a game, and lets see it, I feel like this was a waste of time, all that to post? anyone can assemble a pc and post, it is the loading and optimizing that takes experience to get it right and then to benchmark it.
    I think a good build can totally blow away either console, but not the $500, not even for $1500, but I would like to follow the whole build all the way to 3dmark benching.

  • March 23, 2018 at 3:21 am

    "Why Do We Do It?" Cause you have more money and time than better things to do & sense…

  • March 24, 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Not a PC or console fanboi. I've had both in the past. But today, with prices this insane, there's just no way I could afford a gaming PC. In fact I can't even afford a current-gen console. I ended up buying a second-hand Xbox 360 just to play modern games.

    The whole thing, including the console, wireless controller, charger, HDD, all the cables and a selection of 20 popular games, cost me just £40. Try getting a comparable PC for that.

    Of course, the Xbox 360 is at the end of the line, and there'll be no more new games, but right now I have access to a back catalogue of over a thousand triple-A games, nearly all of which I've never played before on any platform, because I didn't have hardware powerful enough. And I can pick up those games on eBay for pennies.

    Sorry, but that's it for me and PC gaming. I'll come back in ten years and see if prices are more reasonable, but I suspect they won't be. In fact, at this rate, I suspect the PC platform will be stone cold dead and buried, with nothing left but some obscenely expensive fossilised remains to gawk at.

  • March 25, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    never had a Red ring on mine it is the newer 360 and nothing wrong with it cause I do not body slam my shit I take care of it.

  • March 26, 2018 at 6:52 pm

    How does one configure a BIOS to successfully boot from an Xbox One HDD on a PC? Has Microsoft developed a special boot code to achieve it on the actual console or what?

  • March 26, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    I am constantly dissapointed when I see "techheads" asking why anyone would carry out a tech experiment.You do it to see if it can be done.

  • March 27, 2018 at 4:41 pm

    I owned 3 XBox360s. Not a single one had the red ring of death. The first one, I just sold for change. The second melted in a house fire. And the third is still sitting under my TV as a decoration. Just wanted to point out that there IS an XBox360 user that hasn't had the red ring of death.

  • March 28, 2018 at 12:54 pm

    That's not true. I still have my day 1 Xbox 360, and it still runs just fine.

  • March 29, 2018 at 8:48 am

    Where is " thermal pate"? ok, je n'avais pas vu…lel! Quelle est la marque de celle-ci?

  • April 2, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    How about you check everything out before you start filming. You guys look like amateurs when you put the fan on wrong, then pick a video card that doesn't fit in your case while filming. Next time, check everything out before the build so you look like you know what you are doing, even if you really don't. PRO TIP.

  • April 4, 2018 at 9:35 am

    From what i've seen HDR is nice to have though may not always be a good fit on consoles because you would have to double the ram requirements to combat the the lag in the cpu-gpu since they seem to be going the route of 1 dye combos..

    unless you're into buying expensive hdmi cable options within the market you may not get the best performance you of the port

    My last 3 laptops have had the capacity to output 1080p and 4k though reality internet game play play will be whatever your internet speed is even with 100/40 internet connection doesn't guarantee you the best speed possible gameplay because you are likely be playign an upscaled image from a lower resolution because neither home network nor internet services are fast enough gto do native 4k or above and hdr can be varied between makers..

    I would hazrd a guess youare going to be looking at a min of 55" you higher as 4k is usable on lower screen sizes tends to really look crap because we're starting to talking in context of omni screen type size in resolution of 75mm or higher film stock at the comparison..

    and hdr or whatever the vendor calls it may implement it differently ..

    and when I look at sony I fear we could be faced with pseudo standards rather than actual standard of wide screen as a format..
    I have owned ever sony and MS console to date and i have to state this no matter what shit they fill consoles with I think a pc of today will outlast anything console release for the next 20-30 years..

    as for laps and their hard drives you can go as low as 3400 RPM, though 5400 rpm is common as is ssd though finding an ssd with a min of 4TB n the cheap isn't going to happen..

    from a PC perspective I think you are pretty much looking a raid storage server with for the entire xbox catalog through pc catalog with mame/steam and other of the ilk serving as dl engine for pc games and if MS starts releasing console options where you can mount hard into a pc chassis same with sony, I pretty much give up on nintendo at this point because they do not compete in hardware stakes and game ports to their system tend to be scaled down versions what pc/xbox/sony provide I'd all but called the wii/wiiu/switch more or less a retrocade type scenario..

    I suspect eventually until the is a market shift in either nintendo sammi /segasoft i pretty much think their console limelight has bit the dust as it were..

    lets face we are really starting to get sick in the mascot support games from the 8 bit era that keeps getting ported into new generation consoles and the like of publishing houses stopping support of actual games to the nintendo platform

    with exception of the cube i own all nintendo consoles and i finally brought my 1st sega console all be it a at games clone

    With all the updates and mods and other dlc consoles have..

    spend $5,000 then move upto something that will cater for your console from 4 bit to 256 bit console gaming to every game release for the given hardware.

    from nes to switch
    from xbox to xbox one x
    from PS1 to ps4 pro
    from sms to dream cast and the fury of add-ons
    from vic 20 to c128 through amiga
    atari 2600 to jaguar and coleco vision
    neo geo avs/mvs
    and the listing goes on and on and on and on..

    mid to late 80's pc capable gaming might be a problem..

    though anything that ran on windows 3.1/3.11 will likely run every pc game to current day on a win 10 machine..

    Looking at the likes of what is now available on team and the ilk every game i have played on pc from 93 onwards I would hazard a guess will run in windows 10..

    siera, nova logics, and every pc games should run

    to be honest you shjould have not an issue running it on todays hardware

  • April 6, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    i had 2 rings…but i have an original white xbox 360 that still works to this day….4/6/2018

  • April 7, 2018 at 9:58 am

    How are you get one has HDMI cord hook up to my computer from my laptop

  • April 7, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    My xbox 360 has not died yet and I play it every day

  • April 15, 2018 at 1:28 am

    So much venom in this debate. But mostly I see it coming from pc users. Why do you guys gotta be so toxic? Of coarse a pc can be built that beats the x but certainly not for the price. That's all they set out to answer. It's not even about which one is better just could it be done. I don't even know why someone would build a pc to match the x…just buy an x. If your building a pc it's to get the best possible graphics. Just so silly of a thing for people to get so upset about.

  • April 19, 2018 at 1:57 am

    This was pathetic.. you add the 4K TV to the price of the Xbox One X but don’t add the monitor to the shit PC you built. Then you add a laptop to the X1X price just because the console can run Office, Excel and all that other stuff?

    I don’t even build PC’s but know enough to realize how full of shit this entire video was. Also, HDR is far more prevalent in PS4 Pro and Xbox One X than PC. HDR is the real game changer and you’re not even factoring that into needing a 4K HDR monitor; good luck with that by the way.

    And that dude was drunk off less than 4 PBR’s.. hahaha, I’ll never watch or look at this channel ever again. This was embarrassing.

  • April 19, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    That's not an Xbox X that's a fucking PC.

  • April 21, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Cheapest and the smallest we built to compare it to the xbox x was a joke about 400 more than expected.

  • April 23, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Gettin sick of ppl comparing a consols hardware to match a Pc with the same power and them not including every part, controllers cost alot of money and theres power supply and wifi adapters and blue ray drives. This video is not bad at all but 99% of these types of videos are crap and is disshonest and dont mention every fair cost

  • April 23, 2018 at 3:50 pm

    And its totall bullshit that a $500 pc here in Ontario Canada would cost $800-$900 or more. Not only does the US have cheaper stuff than Canada but things that drop in price in the US dont drop in price for a very long time here. That why our computer hardware and software are 3 to 1 more expensive and consols are $499 like the ps4 pro where in the US its $350 and then theres the retarded high taxes. $499 is about $565-$570 here were it might be $535 in the US

  • April 27, 2018 at 10:55 am

    Australia part list
    I5 3570 $30
    8gb ram $50
    1tb $40
    Gtx 1050ti $190

    LGA 1155 board
    $56 cheap h61 board 2 ram slots
    $79 b75 crossfire 4 ram slots
    $70 case-power supply combo 400w should do

  • April 28, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Its not possible nibba, you cant build anyrhing near xbox one x for the same price.

  • May 2, 2018 at 7:37 am

    Damn how did you guys have such shit 360’s lol I’ve only had one break on me and it was due to the red ring the second one I decided to pitch for the slim but the second one still worked fine untill I decided to attack it with a screw driver and take it apart for shits and giggles.

  • May 3, 2018 at 3:26 am

    I really like these videos but I gotta say Xbox wins here. You can unbox it plug it in and play endless hours with no problems. No messing with hardware/ software

  • May 6, 2018 at 1:30 am

    Well at least you don't buy the system and find out later you need a 500 dollar Graphics card

  • May 6, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    NO, the thermal paste is not fine,…should of at least edit the video cause of your mistakes! No thermal bands,.. not very professional.Unless your just bragging, when you teach or show others how to do something, you need to do it 100% the right way, or the corners you cut, may hurt the person trying to learn from you, (because they are now cutting corners too).

  • May 7, 2018 at 3:38 am

    Fun to watch you build it. But I would rather play with an etch a sketch before an xbox one x.

  • May 9, 2018 at 2:23 am

    Do you mean 9 gigs becomes Video RAM and 3 is used as system memory? Or 8 gigs for software and video, with 3 reserved for holding the OS? I don't understand quite what the statement means

  • May 11, 2018 at 11:21 pm

    This was funny that Gordon guy tries to beat an Xbox X build then finds out later that Xbox X hardware outputs 4K HDR with 4K blu ray player. In the end they build a PC that was already obsolete. Gordon goes into shock pops a bottle of bud and goes into denial quoting non-gaming related things.

  • May 15, 2018 at 3:28 am

    The silly china boy seriously thinks kids will say PC gaming while most kids have consoles?

    What a dumbass.

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