Lower your heating bill... with GAMING

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  • Published: 09 May 2018
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  • Badsmog Games
    Badsmog Games  7 hours back

    SHOW US THE RESULT WITH A CLEAN RADIATOR! this is actually ground breaking! you can use your pc and heat your room at the same time... it isn't stupid at all! we want the result with a clean radiatorrrrrr

    • Captainsmiler
      Captainsmiler  8 hours back

      To get rid of the lag they needed to add RGB

      • matt winward
        matt winward  3 days back

        Note: if you aren't using your computer and still want to run a heavy load, run [email protected] Your computer will fold proteins for science, you'll feel good about yourself, and you'll have a lower heating bill.

        • rae
          rae  3 days back

          IVAN'S BACK

          • ltsallwood
            ltsallwood  4 days back

            Linus, you can get brand new radiators from Amazon. I've seriously considered doing it to heat the house, but you wouldn't have to worry about the dirty gunk, and they are actually not built as rigid as the antique ones, which I think will be a positive in this case, since it will radiate quicker than the thicker antique version.

            • Jeremy Kowalski
              Jeremy Kowalski  4 days back

              hahahahahahhahaha I live in autralia our winter is hotter than canandian summer

              • Clinton N
                Clinton N  4 days back

                Hilarious had to see this..

                • p dub
                  p dub  4 days back

                  in high school we would save milk in our lockers for a month till it got nasty, and then poured it on the radiator in the bathroom. It made half the school building smell like death

                  • Ismael
                    Ismael  5 days back

                    Jjajaja you guys needed to test this out. Could've told you taht it works. I'v been heating my room for years with mi old Bloomfield. Turn on Blender and it gets pretty cosy.

                    • George Dannecker
                      George Dannecker  6 days back

                      No one

                      :Linus puts hand on radiator oo that’s hot

                      • John Rodriguez
                        John Rodriguez  6 days back

                        Me: This is nonsense
                        Also me: watched the hole video and like it

                        • Mac Guy3135
                          Mac Guy3135  6 days back

                          Winter is here. The only season I am glad I bought a vega 64 rather than a 2060.

                          • Corristo89
                            Corristo89  6 days back

                            A great idea and they shoot themselves in the foot in every possible way... Why use this ancient, old, dirty and inefficient heater?!

                            • Cold Fire
                              Cold Fire  6 days back

                              out of jokes, when i have my room cold i play some tomb raider or anything in my radeon 7 to heat it up and it works, gotta take advantage of those 80ºc

                              • Hiddenus
                                Hiddenus  7 days back

                                Why not buy new radiator rather than used one? Oh right... It would be cheaper to buy classic water cooling.
                                And I sure could use this kind of heating, since I can't live without noise of my computer even when sleeping and temps in my room are barely 10C different from what is outside. And with -10C atm I have my cold drinks in room freezing. :)

                                • zck2020
                                  zck2020  7 days back

                                  *Puts computer in the same small enclosed space as the radiator*
                                  Gee I wonder why it's running so hot???

                                  • Klayton Wilder
                                    Klayton Wilder  1 weeks back

                                    So as a plumber this is a fail. The gunk from the radiator clogged your GPU... But that's not all that water pump cools itself from flow, no flow= heat. Should have used a stronger acid to clean the radiator. And used no black iron pipe or fittings. Copper. Copper should have been used. Or pex. Cool that you tried it though. You should get with a good plumber and redo this. Someone who's certified with boilers.

                                    • sarcolo
                                      sarcolo  1 weeks back

                                      36 degree isn’t that hot if you an Aussie 50 Celsius is hot

                                      • TargetDrone
                                        TargetDrone  1 weeks back

                                        actually linus, even the kinetic energy to spin your fans and the light emitted by your leds ultimatly ends up at aditional heat energy...... (through various conversion chains)
                                        as heat is the form of energy all others convert into at some point and it is not possible to convert heat into other forms efficiently.... (thats why there will be a heat death of the universe probably at some point in the far off future)

                                        • seba gomez
                                          seba gomez  1 weeks back

                                          Now is summer where i live and outside its like 30°c and in my room 37°c just because im playng battlefield its awfull one day my pc simply turned off because the ambient temperature was so high that the processor overheated

                                          • Nudlikah
                                            Nudlikah  1 weeks back

                                            OC an i5 4690k to 4,5 GHz with a R9 290X and fire up some Apex Legends. 1-2 hours of gaming is enough to raise a ~25 square metres room's temperature with 2-3 celsius degrees.

                                            • Jamesrich
                                              Jamesrich  1 weeks back

                                              he has two fuckin sponsors like wtf

                                              • Jai Axeblood
                                                Jai Axeblood  2 weeks back

                                                You should called it the brass beast

                                                • 970357ers
                                                  970357ers  2 weeks back

                                                  Could you use a swimming pool as a thermal dump?

                                                  • DragonBoyTW
                                                    DragonBoyTW  2 weeks back

                                                    lowers heating bill raises electricity bill

                                                    • Marko 44
                                                      Marko 44  2 weeks back

                                                      nex time buy new radiator

                                                      • Henrix98
                                                        Henrix98  2 weeks back

                                                        Spinning fans and lights still heat up your room

                                                        • Henry Hildebrand
                                                          Henry Hildebrand  2 weeks back

                                                          @2:36 you mean a boiler

                                                          • Adam Sparrow
                                                            Adam Sparrow  2 weeks back

                                                            I believe this was the first video of yours I ever saw. I think it would be interesting to see if you could revisit this idea, from more practical point of view. I'm wondering if a person could "practically" place a radiator inside there room, and perhaps a radiator outside of window, could you use your computer as your soul heating and cooling system? Can you use the thermal Mass of a giant cooling system for your computer to moderate your personal living conditions?

                                                            • Phoenix
                                                              Phoenix  2 weeks back

                                                              Raise your electricity bill... WITH GAMING!!

                                                              • Alien Knights
                                                                Alien Knights  2 weeks back

                                                                Bro i learned that energy stuff in 6th grade

                                                                • Happy Hands
                                                                  Happy Hands  2 weeks back

                                                                  Ok so try it with a new big automotive radiator?

                                                                  • Kris K.
                                                                    Kris K.  2 weeks back

                                                                    Currently running tomb raider benchmark on loop, thanks Linus! (Too cheep for water cooled, but air seems to work better because your components stay hotter)

                                                                    • dan smith
                                                                      dan smith  2 weeks back

                                                                      Yes... i am enjoying it, actually.

                                                                      • MlSHKlN
                                                                        MlSHKlN  2 weeks back

                                                                        strap a box fan to that radiator lol

                                                                        • Gwant
                                                                          Gwant  2 weeks back

                                                                          when i want to heat up my studio apartment, i just open up aida64 and do a never ending stress test

                                                                          • iVeteran
                                                                            iVeteran  3 weeks back

                                                                            Go check out Priv.. _immediately clicks off_

                                                                            • Moiz Ahmad
                                                                              Moiz Ahmad  3 weeks back

                                                                              Linus: owns thousands of dollars of tech
                                                                              Also Linus: couldn't be bothered to buy a new radiator

                                                                              • Its South
                                                                                Its South  3 weeks back

                                                                                Nyet? Monyet?

                                                                                • Shiinon Dogewalker
                                                                                  Shiinon Dogewalker  3 weeks back

                                                                                  winter is coming, time to overclock

                                                                                  • stefan dominikowski
                                                                                    stefan dominikowski  3 weeks back

                                                                                    You should use some aluminium radiator, because cast iron radiator heats up long and unfortunately cool for a long time. Otherwise it keeps warm and doesn't get rid of it. That's why I propose an aluminum radiator it have different heat spec, best will be a car radiator with fan is designed to get rid of heat. Fan works at 12v but needs something about 580w.
                                                                                    Second thing you can use instead cast iron radiator is water air heater is almost same as car radiator. Good luck LTT

                                                                                    • Deadpool0x2
                                                                                      Deadpool0x2  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Alternative title:

                                                                                      HIGHER YOUR ELECTRIC BILL, WITH GAMING!

                                                                                      • A-x
                                                                                        A-x  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Linus Radiator Tips

                                                                                        • Haxalicious
                                                                                          Haxalicious  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Mine on top of it and then u are actually lowering ur bill. Sure it might not be THAT profitable but it still covers the cost of power in most cases.

                                                                                          • Deoxal
                                                                                            Deoxal  3 weeks back

                                                                                            When not playing games have it fold proteins

                                                                                            • #thatrand0mb1rd
                                                                                              #thatrand0mb1rd  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Maybe this is why you lose calories while gamig

                                                                                              • ATADEMO
                                                                                                ATADEMO  3 weeks back

                                                                                                When my room gets cold I just unsleep my computer. My room heats up and I don't have to listen to my room mate bitch about touching the thermostat.

                                                                                                • Garga
                                                                                                  Garga  3 weeks back

                                                                                                  8:31 another leak lol