Lower your heating bill... with GAMING

  • Published on May 9, 2018
  • Sign up for Private Internet Access VPN at www.privateinternetaccess.com/pages/linus-tech-tips/linus2
    Buy Noble Chairs ICON Series Real Leather Gaming Chair on Newegg at geni.us/VKTgLu
    Learn more about Noble Chairs ICON at geni.us/fgWBSIU
    Does it make ANY sense to harness the heat energy that your PC disperses to replace a purpose-built space heater?
    Buy video cards on Amazon: geni.us/4TpG1x
    Discuss on the forum: linustechtips.com/main/topic/925255-pc-to-heat-your-room/
    Our Affiliates, Referral Programs, and Sponsors: linustechtips.com/main/topic/75969-linus-tech-tips-affiliates-referral-programs-and-sponsors
    Linus Tech Tips merchandise at www.designbyhumans.com/shop/LinusTechTips/
    Linus Tech Tips posters at crowdmade.com/linustechtips
    Our Test Benches on Amazon: www.amazon.com/shop/linustechtips
    Our production gear: geni.us/cvOS
    Get LTX 2018 tickets at www.ltxexpo.com/
    Twitter - twitter.com/linustech
    Facebook - facebook.com/LinusTech
    Instagram - instagram.com/linustech
    Twitch - www.twitch.tv/linustech
    Intro Screen Music Credit:
    Title: Laszlo - Supernova
    Video Link: tvclip.biz/video/PKfxmFU3lWY/video.html
    iTunes Download Link: itunes.apple.com/us/album/supernova/id936805712
    Artist Link: soundcloud.com/laszlomusic
    Outro Screen Music Credit: Approaching Nirvana - Sugar High tvclip.biz/user/approachingnirvana
    Sound effects provided by www.freesfx.co.uk/sfx/
  • Science & TechnologyScience & Technology

Comments • 5 795

  • Hoe Macaroni
    Hoe Macaroni Day ago

    This is why you use a new radiator

  • Somethingelse
    Somethingelse Day ago

    Been doing this for years
    My Sons old 5870 and 960 i7 heat this room to 27c in summber 22c i winter

  • Emil Stoyanov
    Emil Stoyanov Day ago

    This looks like old cast-iron radiator. Use new aluminum alloy based radiator. The heating will be faster but the radiator will cool down faster after turning off the PC. I would love to build from my old PC just for fun.

  • DWN 013
    DWN 013 2 days ago

    Should have used an FX chip and a fermi card

  • KengyPlayz G
    KengyPlayz G 3 days ago

    Useful if you live in siberia

  • shadowXXe
    shadowXXe 3 days ago

    Correct me if I'm wrong but I think the yellow stuff was dead algae but then it could be rust

  • mistersync100
    mistersync100 3 days ago

    damm thanks now i can afford water cooling

  • Smart Vibes
    Smart Vibes 3 days ago

    Haha. TVclip must have seen me investigating some hydronic heating for new house. Fckoff youtube and stop invading my privacy...

  • Louis GAMING
    Louis GAMING 4 days ago

    Hmm i have that think at my house LET ME MAKE IT TO MY PC

  • Sultan Elke
    Sultan Elke 4 days ago

    7:49 bsod

  • Cryptid Productions
    Cryptid Productions 4 days ago

    TBH I'd feel I'm dying if I let my room hit the mid-70s, let alone the 98.6 degrees that constitutes body temp.

  • Posi Cat
    Posi Cat 4 days ago

    My 32 Core Opteron system folds protein all winter and keeps my computer room toasty warm. Could have just saved you time and taken pictures of my setup.

  • Jack Cloutier
    Jack Cloutier 4 days ago

    I do this with my PC in the winter! OC'd the processor, added liquid cooling, and set up BOINC to use 90% processing power. Since the room it's in is so small, it's noticeably warmer.

  • Sparklesupreme
    Sparklesupreme 5 days ago

    Lol a new radiator would've probably fixed this issue. That Thang looked like you dug it out of an abandoned celler

  • ethan applefeld
    ethan applefeld 5 days ago

    But it's the it not running at a constant temperature since it depends on load? You aren't going to get the 145 watts you want if it's just idling

  • P.A.N.D.E.M.O.N.I.U.M.

    Am I applying f*cking science right now?
    Is this Bill Nye The Science Guy?

  • CannonKnight
    CannonKnight 8 days ago

    That was absolutely ridiculous. And beautiful.

  • Romuel Saonoy
    Romuel Saonoy 8 days ago

    Well i think....
    That was interesting linus..🖒🖒🖒

  • protator
    protator 9 days ago

    Aaaand if the laws of physx can be trusted, all he actually had to do was to put the puter - w/o the gunk-mod - in the room and be done with it.
    Same amount of heat to dissipate->same result. Less work and even closer to the actual "myth". And less lag^^

  • TMoD7007
    TMoD7007 9 days ago

    Yep... my heating bill was much lower when I used to be gaming on a desktop PC...

  • Ethan Yost
    Ethan Yost 9 days ago

    ever consider adding an in-line filter? :P

  • Enderboy1005 Games
    Enderboy1005 Games 9 days ago

    My heart stopt for a second when the BSOD screen showed up!

  • Jeremy Gibbs
    Jeremy Gibbs 9 days ago

    I enjoy your lead in to your sponsors lol

  • jutubaeh
    jutubaeh 9 days ago

    with ör withöut phäRmyG v v

  • Mr. Sandman
    Mr. Sandman 9 days ago

    We did a thing.....but, why?

  • 1102 Cuber
    1102 Cuber 9 days ago

    6:46 nice mouse.

  • Kinky Tiger
    Kinky Tiger 9 days ago

    my pc heats up my room without all that shit. its just hot with a small. heatsync cause im a POOR ASS

  • Ruben
    Ruben 10 days ago

    Sometimes when my room is really cold after coming how from a long weekend, I turn my tv on, along with my laptop, pc and xbox and let them all run games just to heat my room up real quick. Shit works amazing.

  • Indika
    Indika 11 days ago

    how to burn money....

  • Innias
    Innias 11 days ago

    If you've got a small 5x5m bedroom, just get an old i7 like i7-2600 or k (ive got z77 extreme4 so non-k oc) with watercooler, gtx1060 oc, and youve got yourself a good heater already... but it sucks ass in the summer

  • Neco S
    Neco S 11 days ago

    Are you serious man.

  • Taylor
    Taylor 11 days ago

    That poor 1080ti..... F

  • Ramon Sauls
    Ramon Sauls 11 days ago

    That plan was drawn 100% by an engineer 👍

  • Zileth Ryder
    Zileth Ryder 11 days ago

    I'm proud to say that for the winter of 2017-2018, I did not need to turn on my heater once. AMD APU Server Desktop, MSI GT72 2QD.

  • Nic Curl
    Nic Curl 12 days ago

    I seen the thumbnail and I was like what the hell did they do this time

  • Sir Angelus
    Sir Angelus 12 days ago

    What a genius!! love u !

  • ZoKKeRFreAK
    ZoKKeRFreAK 12 days ago

    using a pc as heater goes really well with cryptomining.

  • Chief
    Chief 12 days ago

    I need a second air conditioner in my room (have central air) because my PC gets so hot

  • JKwak
    JKwak 12 days ago

    i dont know why the radiator is needet but it looks cool

  • Heinz Hampelmann
    Heinz Hampelmann 12 days ago

    my pc is heating the room since years pretty hard which is annoying in the summer

  • Aaron Chaves
    Aaron Chaves 13 days ago

    Green Copper Oxide :D

  • jojo_exploits
    jojo_exploits 13 days ago

    omg im so hot


  • sleepywave
    sleepywave 13 days ago +1

    Me: Wow I wish I had a computer that was better than this Windows XP laptop
    Linus: Lmao lets just heat a room with this awesome pc

  • Renegade Cz
    Renegade Cz 13 days ago

    But aren't you gonna also be massively throttling the PC?

  • Gorespine
    Gorespine 13 days ago

    10:17 ripped shirt

  • Blablabla Bla
    Blablabla Bla 13 days ago

    Him: But i have to heat the room.

  • ZeDsDeaD
    ZeDsDeaD 13 days ago

    i used to have a pc with a nvidia geforce 9800 gt and that thing literally was a space heater.

  • Skeeki
    Skeeki 13 days ago

    That was some nasty water you almost caught a new virus

  • Hellsing 7
    Hellsing 7 14 days ago

    I think a fair solution if you were going to do this again i would recommend going with a brand new aluminum radiator and for practical use you could pick up one of the small space heaters that use a small radiator like one of those really old ones

  • BlueEyesDankDragon
    BlueEyesDankDragon 14 days ago

    Is it sad that I live in a house that uses radiators as the main heat source?

  • GlennJacobsen
    GlennJacobsen 14 days ago

    I don’t get the point of the radiator? It will heat the room without it as well...?
    The only reason would be to mount it remotely to heat a different room.
    With electrically heated homes, gaming is “free” in the cold winter because most of the electricity becomes heat, which again makes the thermostats of the wall heaters switch off.

  • Kyle Taylor
    Kyle Taylor 14 days ago +1

    Most people I know don't know that energy can not be created nor destroyed, you cut me deep with that dropout college level quote. I AM TRIGGERED FETCH ME A SAFE SPACE.

  • Trajce Playz
    Trajce Playz 15 days ago

    *With my 200$ laptop, there's no need for a radiator.*

  • Radosław Orman
    Radosław Orman 15 days ago

    I remember when the gas furnace in our house broke for a week in middle of -25°C. I had phenom II series processor overclocked as high as possible. My room was the only one which could sustain over 16°C without any other heaters. I loved this processor so much. I used it for 8 yes or so until one day it died. Due to being on a short budget I changed it for used 2550k i5 2 years ago. Although my and fury would work nicely with something newer.

  • Tobias Krukenfellner
    Tobias Krukenfellner 15 days ago

    Your are goint the wrong way. A real heater would be an AMD FX8350 8-Core processor clocked to 5 GHz. I had this setup running with a corsair h100i water cooling system and it really heated my room, while creating no performance xD

  • verinqs
    verinqs 15 days ago

    It’s 100+ degrees outside everyday, are you retarded?

  • Beta Indo
    Beta Indo 15 days ago

    Why not make a room heater using phone with snapdragon 810 inside...?

  • Thomas Reyes
    Thomas Reyes 15 days ago

    I live in Texas. Can you build a PC that cools

  • Spurdo Spärde
    Spurdo Spärde 15 days ago

    7:02 JP2GMD

  • Luc Chase
    Luc Chase 16 days ago

    Honestly.... obviously you should heat a different room to the one where the PC is running. Duh.

  • Javian Brown
    Javian Brown 16 days ago

    2:44 Jamaican here..... Just thought I'd point that out for fun

  • Caddy Guy
    Caddy Guy 16 days ago

    3930k @ 4.4 ghz w/ Sapphire Vapor-X 7970 GHZ editon 6GB. Makes a wonderful space heater. In a well insulated room if I don't run my A/C I can get it over 85-90 degrees in the summer.

  • jtl00111
    jtl00111 16 days ago

    Whole room CPU heating?

  • Dominik Dudek
    Dominik Dudek 16 days ago

    Dear Linus, great movie. But asked wrong qestion. Correct is: "Can You lower heating bill with CRYPTOMINING!?" I belive that yes.

  • Otaku Kid
    Otaku Kid 16 days ago

    0:45 You know the Germans always make good stuff does anyone get where that's from

  • Jaden .Iserson
    Jaden .Iserson 17 days ago

    I didn’t mean to say Thai tie

  • Jaden .Iserson
    Jaden .Iserson 17 days ago

    I have an idea how to make a heater on the budget Thai 30 PS3‘s together run them for about an hour to two hours and there you go you might have the hottest room in the world

  • Steven R
    Steven R 17 days ago

    Going Gordon Freeman with a crowbar?? dude thats a wrench, also i think your over looking the fact that those old radiators are deignid to circulate hot water through the system and dump it back to the water heater regardless of what temp the water is at the end of the cycle, your pc needs that water to be as cool as it can be to keep the components at optimum temperatures, if you combine it with a car radiator with a fan you could get some really effective results and greatly reduce the amount of water in the system itself

  • Piterixos
    Piterixos 17 days ago

    Why exactly did you use this old radiator? it's not like the heat from the case itself wouldn't dissipate into the air outside in your room

  • Nathaniel Nolt
    Nathaniel Nolt 17 days ago

    The whole house radiator was pointless--why not just use a standard pc cooling radiator? Or air cooling. Same result, lol.

  • Johnny Smith
    Johnny Smith 17 days ago

    Seem like this would be much more effective and useful if you used a new smaller radiator like from a motorcycle or car and had the PC outside of the room with the radiator inside.

  • Thekingofnooby
    Thekingofnooby 18 days ago

    There was a pc called "Höllenmaschine"(Hellmashine) with the same idea in 2005

  • Andrew Bills
    Andrew Bills 18 days ago

    Heck you could use this for dissertation.

  • Jordan C. Wilde
    Jordan C. Wilde 18 days ago

    You would have gotten better results if you didn't use that radiator, since much of the heat energy is used to heat up the water and the metal of the radiator.

  • Albert
    Albert 18 days ago

    see PC

  • crashcx
    crashcx 18 days ago

    Should have taken it to an automotive radiator repair shop and had them boil it out. Would have been spotless on the inside.

  • Curtly de boer
    Curtly de boer 19 days ago

    Hey Linus i just added more ram to my laptop but it doesn't show when I check the properties of my laptop

  • Johnny L
    Johnny L 19 days ago

    I always play triple A title games in winter

  • Psaikodelik
    Psaikodelik 19 days ago

    You've built mining rigs before. Use one of them, it can fully heat a room about 20m2 when winter reaches 2-5*C

  • Zach Michaelis
    Zach Michaelis 19 days ago

    i was like sure ill check out the chair.....$580.00 O.o .....not even if it jerks me off

  • peronik
    peronik 19 days ago

    with qarnot computing product you will have a heater that is in fact the compute node of an cluster check www.qarnot.com

  • setite
    setite 19 days ago

    The way you did it is neat but for an experiment. As radiant floor heating becomes more popular it could be a neat though insane way to passively cool computers, installing taps in rooms and letting computers tap into them.

  • xpeterson
    xpeterson 20 days ago

    1:30 looks like “let’s do a scene where we toss away a computer to emphasize that it’s just a fancy heater.” Last second “WAIT! We need that for next weeks shoot!”

  • Douchebags Refuted
    Douchebags Refuted 20 days ago

    You'll keep getting heat from the radiator long after you turn your PC off, or stop gaming (if turning your PC off is a foreign concept)

  • Ohell Echenique
    Ohell Echenique 20 days ago

    If you can't destroy energy where do you think the energy that the fans and rgb led will end up? According to the first law as heat in the air one way or the other. You don't need that big radiator a stock cooler would do the same as the intro says Watts in Watts out lol

  • oleksii tymoshenko
    oleksii tymoshenko 20 days ago

    Home depot is a piece of shit

  • Petar Georgiev
    Petar Georgiev 20 days ago

    I don't mind the idea, but the perception it gives to the uneducated viewers is that your PC won't heat the room unless you wire it up to an external heat exchanger, which is very wrong. Please add an annotation or something, you literally described this in the First Law of Thermodynamics and then completely ignored it.

  • piezoid
    piezoid 20 days ago

    The sole advantage of this build compared to any other thermal transfer method is the thermal mass of the cast iron allowing to continue to warm the room after a gaming session. But in the end the thermal output is the same.

  • GasPuch62
    GasPuch62 20 days ago

    With a GTX 970, FX8350, and a cheapish power supply, I have a space heater under my desk. Not good when I'm trying to game in the summer.

  • Sarcofago
    Sarcofago 21 day ago

    My bill got lower thanks to my FX6100 @4.6Ghz

  • MDC MoezMedia
    MDC MoezMedia 21 day ago

    Is it that water has a value known as specific heat capacity which determines the amount of heat it takes to raise up the temperature by 1 Kelvin. This occurs as water has hydrogen bonding which requires more energy to break. Ok now what I want the next person to do is to add more detail to what I said until we get a very complex Ph.D. like explanation.

  • c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0
    c4pt1n54n0 c4pt1n54n0 22 days ago

    I mean if the system is in the room, the heat is in the room. It was fun to watch but that whole water loop just made it take longer to heat up. RIP that gpu block

  • Glenn Mrosek
    Glenn Mrosek 22 days ago

    It would be great to see this kind of project followed up by others. So much potential energy to be used here!

  • ZeroKami86
    ZeroKami86 22 days ago

    can't find purchase link for that heater, what gives?

  • mathig nihilcek
    mathig nihilcek 22 days ago

    Seriously? They quote the law of thermodynamics and then talk about kinetics of fans? Physics doesn't work that way. The kinetic energy in fans consists of transients only. Meaning, when you first heat up your fan, some of the energy is being converted to kinetic energy and some to heat... Once it's up to speed, all the energy is converted into heat (via friction with the air and at the joints) and when you spin down your fan, guess where that energy goes... back into heat. So from the time you turn your fan on to when you turn it off, all the energy gets converted to heat. Not just some of it. All of it.

  • Michael Camp
    Michael Camp 22 days ago

    Bro the way you talk is wack😂

  • MeMyMoMa123
    MeMyMoMa123 23 days ago

    gordan freeman?

  • rishikesh p
    rishikesh p 23 days ago

    your videos is kinda boring .not saying its trash but boring

  • Salty Slappy
    Salty Slappy 23 days ago

    Just use an old GTX 480. You'll see better room temp figures with that