My reaction to "PC gaming in 2001"

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Today I'm reacting to another fantastic episode of The Computer Chronicles. This one documents "everything you need to know" about building an epic gaming PC...in 2001.
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My reaction to "PC gaming in 2001"
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  • World of tanks, where you will have to pay to play, once you grind to the top tiers... You cannot make profit, with a standard account at tier 10. You will need "premium time." 😒

    PRYVTgomerPYLEPRYVTgomerPYLE47 րոպե առաջ
  • way to not know Black and White. I thought you were an OG

    trulywiredtrulywired10 ժամ առաջ
  • You never played Foraken? You don't know what you missing! Like the earlier descent.

    fred brownfred brown10 ժամ առաջ
  • Really it more T.V. at first! Television was to big a word for the stupid people to say back then!

    fred brownfred brown10 ժամ առաջ
  • gtx 3080

    HMCHMC14 ժամ առաջ
  • the first ever xbox used nvida, the current xboxes have amd technology.

    awkkotheslayerawkkotheslayer14 ժամ առաջ
  • Dude black and white was such a great game.😂 You should try it I think it's abandon ware now so you can get it free all over, or I may just be an oblivious pirate

    CrazyFrog FpvCrazyFrog Fpv15 ժամ առաջ
  • Imagine playing Half Life with that 5.1 sound system in 2001. you'd be the coolest kid on the block.

    Lee HLee H17 ժամ առաջ
  • You were laughing at it, but Giants: Citizen Kabuto is one of the best and funniest games ever made.

    Ed DeLoachEd DeLoach19 ժամ առաջ
  • @bitwit do a reaction video to one of your old Newegg vids

    ttaylorgraphicsttaylorgraphics20 ժամ առաջ
  • Yeah I just waited till November of that year and picked up the original Xbox. LOL!

    detroitplaya1004detroitplaya100421 ժամ առաջ
  • You are now aware how badly consoles slowed down pc graphics developement. All good code is hidden in some corporate HDD.

    M8 N8M8 N8Օր առաջ
  • Black and White was so fucking awesome

    Chris LandryChris LandryՕր առաջ
  • You know what surprised me the most but nobody else? They were screen recording too and playing games that actually don’t look that bad

    RebirthRebirth2 օր առաջ
  • How can we still barely hit 60 fps on console, hardly ANY games did on console last gen, yet in 2001 we were doing it? Lmao Also, Diablo 2 had already been out for a while at this point, Runescape came out that year, I was a huge PC gamer back then. Actually, I had already been gaming on PC since about 1994 with Wolfenstein, Duke Nukem, Doom, and a pc game that came with Chex Cereal lol. My Dad was a Capital Police Officer, but we had a computer business in the garage. Kind of weird I’m not a tech tuber lol. But I do want to be. I just need my studio and equipment first.

    Tech TimeTech Time2 օր առաջ
  • “The Geforce 3 is the latest generation graphics processor from Nvidia.” - Tony Tamasi of Nvidia, 2021

    Tech TimeTech Time2 օր առաջ
  • People who love to shit on soundcards in this day and age don't forget how bad - if you had it at all - onboard audio was in the late 90's and early 00's. in 2001 you actually needed one for more than just more audio I/O. If you built your own PC, which wasn't as common back then, most motherboards didn't even bother with it.

    The ONLY MES!The ONLY MES!2 օր առաջ
  • "iwas a freshmen" gah dang mee toooo

    Tobat's ChannelTobat's Channel3 օր առաջ
  • When I was a freshman in High School, there was no such thing as gaming PC's or Laptops. Hell, the PC's of the time were from IBM and Tandy, and Atari had the 800XL! The Atari 2600 was still around, the video game crash hadn't happened yet, and I was rocking a Mattel Intellivision with about 25 carts! How times have really changed!

    CarnorJast1138CarnorJast11383 օր առաջ
  • what kind of "weak" are you that you have to make fun of shit made 20years ago? no wonder wifeysauce left you.

    M. D. P.M. D. P.3 օր առաջ
  • I remember playing that rally game when I was younger. Loved it.

    dridendriden3 օր առաջ
  • 4:49 rtx

    SLAYERgoast 310SLAYERgoast 3104 օր առաջ
  • I remember how it sucks to play with CD. My Starcraft had to be ran with CD in the optical drive. And it crashes because of some “scratches.”

    grapesofwrath1984grapesofwrath19844 օր առաջ
  • that god like game looked like roller coaster tycoon

    james robinsonjames robinson4 օր առաջ
  • And if you notice the video so old that they haven't even got the catchphrase down PC

    Cj SmithCj Smith6 օր առաջ
  • Demo complete, mind blown

    BOSS_RUN THEMUFFINMANBOSS_RUN THEMUFFINMAN6 օր առաջ
  • well.... in 2001. games weren't really all about performance and having the highest fps and the best latency, only really few games that requires those exist and online competitive was barely non-existent, it mostly just quake and everquest. it was more about enjoyment. and what better way to enjoy games than having better looking graphics and immersing yourself in surround sound or.... better sound which is why sound was important back then. the only thing remotely close to e sport back then was probably street fighter tournaments.

    Chee VueChee Vue6 օր առաջ
  • thought about firing up Quake aswell... man its been years

    Meneki NekoMeneki Neko7 օր առաջ
  • early 2000's pop's got really into to audio and spent nearly a grand on his surround system

    Meneki NekoMeneki Neko7 օր առաջ
  • I thought the timestamp bar thing on my screen was RGB then I realised it was your keyboard

    SwinsorSwinsor7 օր առաջ
  • The obsolete chief globally rob because college extragingivally call per a capricious sky. sudden, uncovered cake

    Juan HernandezJuan Hernandez7 օր առաջ
  • this was painful to watch, Kyle is such a noob when it comes to technology, stick to vlogs man cause you suck at this

    LucasJodoKastLucasJodoKast7 օր առաջ
  • In 20 years, someone please do a reaction to this Bitwit reaction video

    JohnJohnsonJohnJohnson7 օր առաջ
  • Swing in a miss on this video...you ended up sounding kinda like a dick here.

    MobileGameReviewsMobileGameReviews7 օր առաջ
  • Back then people still thought that only mhz/ghz mattered... Here they show the gpu as if it was just some gimmick card and only show games when talking about the cpu...

    tolkkiztolkkiz7 օր առաջ
  • clippys going to take you to the cleaners

    AMM PLAYZAMM PLAYZ7 օր առաջ
  • Oh my gosh, I spotted the old Diablo game from Blizzard on the bookshelf I played the heck out of that game using a Voodoo 3 3000 video card with a pentium II processor !

    BishopBishop8 օր առաջ
  • 2001-2021 curency that same graphics card would cost maybe 600 dollars. So we are paying shitloads more for gpus

    Aphordite HeartAphordite Heart8 օր առաջ
  • Any one Remember the ATI VGA Wonder XL? My first card. I owned a couple versions of 3dfx Interactive voodoos back in the day as well. My fist Nvidia card was the GFORCE 256 and have been a Nvidia Fan Boy since

    Grimior00Grimior008 օր առաջ
  • Modern day racing sims can be pretty CPU heavy because of all the physics calculations having to go on. I've got a 6 core AMD 4600h and it hits like around 50 percent usage on the CPU sometimes.

    Burt SampsonBurt Sampson9 օր առաջ
  • Haha one day we will look at the 3090 in the same way

    Isaiah NavarroIsaiah Navarro9 օր առաջ
  • PC gaming in 2001 was cool because your basic family computer could still play pretty much anything out at the time. I didn't even build a computer specifically for gaming until 2005 or 2006 or something. Before then I'd just use our HP, or Acer, or Compaq, or whichever family computer we had at that specific time.(That green Acer was the coolest, lol. Compaq was the worst)

    Burt SampsonBurt Sampson9 օր առաջ
    • @Troll weeb Not really. At the time, if you wanted to play something like Battlefield Vietnam, or Battlefield 2, or any of the Source engined games, you really needed a purpose built machine to get it to run. Especially Stuff running Source. Half-Life 2 was a huge step above basically everything when it came out. It was like the Cyber Punk of the day, except it wasn't rushed trash. Battlefield 2 was actually what I built my first rig to be able to play because our family computer couldn't run it(or anything made using the Source engine.)

      Burt SampsonBurt Sampson7 օր առաջ
    • Yeah it was like that until like 2010

      Troll weebTroll weeb7 օր առաջ
  • As a college student in the early 2000s, I would say the driving factor was my age range. The best connections online were T1 connections, and only universities really had them, so gaming made sense for us. I still remember being hooked on Starsiege:Tribes, and voodoo cards were all the rage.

    hengineerhengineer9 օր առաջ
  • I was a senior this year. I remember that chameleon demo. Anyone remember the shiny clock demo (i think it was ati)

    MrC1eanMrC1ean9 օր առաջ
  • Where tf are you getting 3080 for 699?

    Keegan VanluvenKeegan Vanluven9 օր առաջ
  • I hope this is the gordon mah ung episode where he said "pride in your ride" when talking about fancy for the time alienware cases edit* this is the one yesssss this show was cofounded with Gary Kildall if you dont know that is he is the man who couldve been bill gates had he not gone flying..... It also completely destroyed him its literally movie material

    Kommando KodiakKommando Kodiak10 օր առաջ
  • Top of the line GPU at 400$ is pretty based. An no it's nowhere close to a 700$ one you doofus.

    sinekonatasinekonata10 օր առաջ
  • I remember when I was 11 my dad got me my first alien ware I’m 32 now that’s when dell didn’t own them and they were good

    val/John Longo’sval/John Longo’s11 օր առաջ
  • That nVidia GPU from 2001 is $597.29 in todays money after you account for inflation. So, you could say that the price is right on the newer ones I guess... I mean I don't like it, but it is what it is I guess.

    John LeeJohn Lee11 օր առաջ
  • @3:34 he looks younger in 2001 then in 1993.

    FEELS GOOD MANFEELS GOOD MAN11 օր առաջ
  • 28:00 no they got RTX ????

    Aayush LamichhaneAayush Lamichhane11 օր առաջ
  • Gordon sounds the exactly same 😱

    Aayush LamichhaneAayush Lamichhane11 օր առաջ
  • 19:19 its realistic lighting RTX : .........

    Aayush LamichhaneAayush Lamichhane11 օր առաջ
  • 2001 : CPU speed 2019 : AMD hold my cores

    Aayush LamichhaneAayush Lamichhane11 օր առաջ
  • Don't know why but this video is making me cry

    Aayush LamichhaneAayush Lamichhane11 օր առաջ
  • I was 0.2 years old at that point and now I feel fucking old

    Aayush LamichhaneAayush Lamichhane11 օր առաջ
  • 2:26 the guy in green looks familiar

    Aayush LamichhaneAayush Lamichhane11 օր առաջ
  • *Why did ya forget inflation? GPUs are obviously (for the most part) cheaper than they were in 2001.

    BenBen12 օր առաջ
  • You have to remember that most computers from around 2001 and before didn't even have an audio card (having any kind of "multimedia" was a marketing point and introduced a premium in the computer's price). That's why they spent a lot of time talking about audio. Nowadays no one cares about audio because every computer comes with "good enough" audio cards.

    Sou SuzumiSou Suzumi12 օր առաջ
  • I’m so offended you said Black & White looked boring 😂

    Clayton StamperClayton Stamper12 օր առաջ
  • On the real im trying to put some hours on sacrifice. Tbh i may have and have now forgotten 😆

    realbuckybarnesrealbuckybarnes13 օր առաջ
  • 😆 only 80s kids no why he is sleeping he was a carnival fortune teller a mechanical bust so its actually accurate for him to sleep. Super cool though

    realbuckybarnesrealbuckybarnes13 օր առաջ
  • They're Molex connectors...

    John StaufferJohn Stauffer15 օր առաջ
  • PC Gamer guy in 2001: our game looks hyper realistic SGI computers: here, hold my beer

    John StaufferJohn Stauffer15 օր առաջ
  • Google chrome would be the death of their gaming PC lol...

    John StaufferJohn Stauffer15 օր առաջ
  • When that video was filmed, Pentium 4s were Northwood architecture. Netburst was 4 years off. Northwood pentium 4s were horrid even by 2001 standards. people stuck with P3s until Netburst was released.

    John StaufferJohn Stauffer15 օր առաջ
  • In 2001 you had a Northwood pentium 4...The CPU was pretty much a lost cause man :D

    John StaufferJohn Stauffer15 օր առաջ
  • Average salary 1993: $27,000 yr, average in 2020: 32k... Laughing stops.

    StuBotNYCStuBotNYC15 օր առաջ
  • This whole video is an abortion. Worst jokes ever.

    plunixplunix16 օր առաջ
  • Does anyone else notice when he says they don't have the keyboard and mouse they're just stashed next to the pc.

    Sebastian PriceSebastian Price16 օր առաջ
  • kinda dissapointed the amazing retro stuff in the background is blurred out. i think i saw diablo back there

    SadGeckoCloudSadGeckoCloud16 օր առաջ
  • Another 10 years people are going to watch this cringe-worthy video with the same enthusiasm as you are! 😉

    newf fpvnewf fpv17 օր առաջ
  • when they cared enough for pc games to be 'optimized'

    Prince LPrince L18 օր առաջ
  • 3080 is 699? is he in a parallel universe

    Prince LPrince L18 օր առաջ
  • Woooof. $399 in 2001 is a little under $600 in 2021. RTX 3080 FE MSRP for $700 ($800 for AIB's).

    Matthew TranMatthew Tran18 օր առաջ
  • World of Tanks most certainly IS pay to win, if you aren't using premium, you are at a massive disadvantage. Don't lie ffs.

    Warren KazakiewichWarren Kazakiewich18 օր առաջ
  • 2001 most important thing, sound 2021 sound is watered down and who cares. Most people are using 2.0 speakers from the monitor. True 7.1 is only a thing with high end motherboards and most people won't install a sound card on lower end motherboard even they still sell them. I have a Asus DX 7.1 that allows external decoding of DTS and Dolby Digital for watching movies. It's still worth the investment. Oh, and for prologic most onboard only decode 16bit at 48.000KHz While sound cards have SPDIF and decode 24bit at 192,000KHz. There is a difference in the crispness of the sound with a sound card's filtering on the analog side of things. Most of the time, people will use the GPUs sound output today unless using a external decoder. Again, 2.0.

    Willaim KazerWillaim Kazer18 օր առաջ
  • Back then i played 60fps at Half Life and Counter strike, only todays cosole can reach that 60 fps mark ! :D

    DarkoDarko18 օր առաջ
  • 12:51 What's wrong with desktop MP3 players?

    David GregoryDavid Gregory19 օր առաջ
  • Yup, Winamp's visualizer is the best, and MS Media player's is very shitty comparing with winamp's.

    LemonLemon19 օր առաջ
  • 15:51 did it crash🤣🤣

    Hezekiah CarlisleHezekiah Carlisle19 օր առաջ
  • The day windows xp was released

    michael richardsonmichael richardson19 օր առաջ
  • This guy is seriously unfunny. Very cringe sir.

    Metric ModulationMetric Modulation19 օր առաջ
  • You can see how powerful our Pentium 4 processors are if you just look at some of our fraudulent benchmark scores 😂

    John PilgrimJohn Pilgrim19 օր առաջ
  • stop pausing it every 7 secs. annoying af

    Biscuit89Biscuit8919 օր առաջ
  • @bitwit I remember running an old celery processor when the pentium 3 "slot cpu's" came out and wishing i could get one, and i dont even wanna talk about how pissed i was when 3dfx chit da bed!

    JoeJoe20 օր առաջ
  • Is that a map of The Elder Scrolls II behind the sound card guy??

    Zach MacIntyreZach MacIntyre20 օր առաջ
  • Low-key, I keep a Pentium 4 HT/HD 3850 PC because of stuff like this (I know it's a little newer but still p4) sometimes it just feels nice playing games on the hardware it was meant too

    S.H. GamesS.H. Games20 օր առաջ
  • I've got the case in the Thumbnail but in black

    David WomacksDavid Womacks21 օր առաջ
  • I dont think so

    Šimon KissŠimon Kiss21 օր առաջ
  • No money u say

    Šimon KissŠimon Kiss21 օր առաջ
  • My core does 1.6 ghz

    Lone WolfLone Wolf22 օր առաջ
  • RIP Colin McRrae

    Shamy ZeroShamy Zero22 օր առաջ
  • You are right with computer technology being way more exciting today. But not only because there was more advancement, but primarily because there was CHOICE. An nearly unlimited amount of potions for anything you could care about. Also it was about things that really count, like: performance and configuration, but not about bullshit like 'looks'. Also the technology was more robust and more productive. I'd take a 4:3 notebook built like back then over that shitty chintzy 16:9 toys without any hesitation.

    ElMariachiElMariachi22 օր առաջ
  • The reason for the massive upgrade from a CPU speed boost was due to the fact that they were single core and pretty slow. That single core was driving the entire machines hardware and OS. The IPC was also pretty poor back then so even a modest clock speed increase could boost performance significantly. It's also the reason overclocking was such a big thing then compared to now, a free '50mhz' overclock on a CPU could mean a dozen or more FPS in games and cutting seconds from load times something akin to 10-15% performance uplift for free. These days a 3-500 MHz overclock sees very little performance boosts usually.

    CragScramblerCragScrambler23 օր առաջ
  • Can't believe he didn't have a gaming pc in 2001? I had one and internet in '94

    CragScramblerCragScrambler23 օր առաջ
  • This guy thinks the 90s was ten years ago

    Jamesy JamesikJamesy Jamesik23 օր առաջ
  • Sound cards are not irrelevant in 2020. Onboard Audio still sucks and sounds anemic.

    Vegeta2988Vegeta298823 օր առաջ
  • That shirt😄

    PRSTOX BEATSPRSTOX BEATS23 օր առաջ
  • Damn. I remember when I got 256mb graphics card in 2004 and it was a monster. And then one year later we had 512mb. And like one year later 1gb. And 1 year later 2gb xD The change is so faaaaaaast

    Adrian StachowskiAdrian Stachowski23 օր առաջ
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