Linux Computer Build 2021

Linux Computer Build 2021

I show my Linux computer build for video editing. It is an Intel-based Linux system with a lot of RAM and powerful processor. I use Kdenlive for video editing. In my tests, Kdenlive doesn’t show much performance gain with a dedicated GPU, so I decided to save some money and use Intel integrated graphics.

Read more about this Intel Linux PC Build and AMD alternatives at

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  1. Merry Purser on April 22, 2021 at 2:40 am

    This was extremely education and helpful. Thank you.

  2. b E q A on April 22, 2021 at 2:40 am

    very good but i think for 9700k nicer motherboard would be better, just for future proofing…

  3. KutWrite on April 22, 2021 at 2:40 am

    Very nicely done!

    I like the soft music and your friendly manner. I’ll check some of your other vids.

    I have an entertainment Mac Mini in the living room and a home office one. I run Mint in the office and Ubuntu in the living room. Only problem so far is I can’t figure out how to network them to share data over the Ethernet or WiFi. Some day…

  4. ErixPloit on April 22, 2021 at 2:40 am

    My Linux Laptop is old Sony VAIO svf1521byg which I upgrade to 8GB corsair RAM and 128 GB Corsair SSD also with intel 7260 AC wireless adapter.
    The only catch is when i use blender to Edit some videos !! and sometimes it’s display which is little bit better than 720p

  5. Wilson Kwong on April 22, 2021 at 2:42 am

    It’s 2020, and why would anyone build something that’s Intel? You mentioned video editing, Ryzen is the only way to go.

  6. shubham anand on April 22, 2021 at 2:42 am

    i think ram should go in alternate slots. 1 & 3 or 2 & 4 otherwise speed will be less !

  7. honest review on April 22, 2021 at 2:44 am

    zour video is amazing. can you put in the total cost incurred.

  8. Андрей Понамарев on April 22, 2021 at 2:47 am

    Why does all English-speaking bloggers don’t spread the thermal paste at all? That’s stupid, can’t get it. Yes, you don’t get lot better temperature, but… even layer can distribute heat much better and faster

  9. pantheist46n2 on April 22, 2021 at 2:50 am

    pls enable xmp dude

  10. Subho Dey on April 22, 2021 at 2:50 am

    Am I need to do any change on bios installed any Linux distro on a DOS system( laptop or desktop) or I keep it default

  11. Wilson Kwong on April 22, 2021 at 2:51 am

    I have a few questions:-
    – Why Intel, instead of AMD? Since 2019, AMD has been winning on every aspect, especially on $/Performance. Maybe, you’re thinking Intel has better support for the Linux Kernel?
    – NVMe, I understand. The HDD for mass storage, I understand. But why SATA SSD? Your motherboard has more that one M.2 slots for your NVMe SSD, and NVMe is a lot faster than SATA, and also surprisingly cheaper than SATA SSD too.
    – For such a basic system, why 750 Watts power supply?
    – Why RAM in side by side slots? On two different coloured slots. You do know that if you don’t run it on same coloured slots, your RAM don’t run on Dual Channel mode, and you don’t get the extra advantage in memory speed.
    – Why did you disable XMP? Running on 2132 MHz?

    I won’t be questioning why you need 32GB and that cooling, because you may overclock, and you may use some very memory intensive applications. But why those above mentioned questions? Just curious. 🙂

  12. Cotton's Tech World on April 22, 2021 at 2:51 am

    why not ryzen?

  13. coby jonah on April 22, 2021 at 2:52 am

    correct me if I’m wrong but that ram isn’t installed in dual channel

  14. Lior Tisson on April 22, 2021 at 2:52 am


  15. Кирилл Мартынков on April 22, 2021 at 2:52 am

    750 power unit for PC without external video card! What for?

  16. VentGrey on April 22, 2021 at 2:53 am

    Great as always <3

  17. Subho Dey on April 22, 2021 at 2:53 am

    Hey bro I have a another question.
    I used i3 9th gen 9100f processer which have no integrated GPU to play I decided to buy a dedicated GPU for my build.
    I want to installed Ubuntu on it.
    But Ubuntu iso does not come with pre installed Nvidia GPU properties driver.
    But with out Nvidia properties driver the pc display does not turn on. And my CPU has no integrated GPU.
    Is there any solution for this???
    Or I go with the i3 8th gen which has a integrated GPU and 4000 more amount than i3 9100f.

  18. Pandji Prasetya on April 22, 2021 at 2:54 am

    If i have money i would purchase amd side. Intel was not value for money right now.

  19. Lucky pillgrim on April 22, 2021 at 2:58 am

    00:04 looks your pc was bought from Ikea :))))

  20. Average Linux User on April 22, 2021 at 3:00 am

    Read more about this Intel Linux PC Build and AMD alternatives at

  21. chiman ho on April 22, 2021 at 3:01 am

    That was a clear and nice reference for diy a Linux desktop. Thanks bro.
    The PC is suitable for you means the PC still a good PC.
    But I like AMD better, I hope I can build a AMDryzen 4000 desktop later.

  22. bill millios on April 22, 2021 at 3:01 am

    You don’t need to remove the cpu socket cover on the motherboard it pops off when you are done installing the cpu (you also need to keep that in case you want to get a replacement motherboard from the manufacturer
    Another thing is that the m.2 slot needs to be mounted on a stand before you use the screw I don’t know if you used the stand I just needed to point it out nice video by the way keep up the good work

  23. Subho Dey on April 22, 2021 at 3:07 am

    You are best Linux youtuber I have ever seen. I love this pc. But I am a collage students and thought to build a Linux pc for use when I am in home.I have not a such budget.
    I thought to build pc like this.
    Processer: i3 9th gen 9100
    Motherboard: Asus H310 matx
    Ram: crossair vengence ddr4 8gb 3000 mhz
    Graphics card: Asus Nvidia gforce 1030 to 2 GB
    SSD: WD green m.2 nvme SSD
    Smps: crossair Vs 550 watt
    Cabinet: crossair spec 1

    As I love to spend time on photography, Please sir teel me if this enough for using potoh editing on gimp. Also it works for video editing. I edit video sometimes. I am not a fan of gaming.
    Ease sir suggest me.

  24. Practical IT with Jeremy Leik on April 22, 2021 at 3:08 am

    When I clicked on the video, I had high hopes you would have used a graphics card in your build.

  25. Longview3K on April 22, 2021 at 3:12 am

    So is it ok to have 2 SSDs of different types into a Linux System with no issues or would I need to do some optimization for them to avoid issues?

  26. Sergey K on April 22, 2021 at 3:13 am

    Thanks for sharing the specs and process. Maybe I have missed you mention the SSD, but why install both M.2 and SSD? If for instance my motherboard holds up to two M.2 drives – can I get away without an SSD?

  27. hanu mapr on April 22, 2021 at 3:14 am

    I tried the same exact configuration but the mother board is not fitting into the case.

  28. Steven on April 22, 2021 at 3:14 am

    Thanks man! I learned a lot!

  29. tr3sCarajos on April 22, 2021 at 3:14 am

    good video! Took an L for using Intel, but cool and cheap none the less!

  30. George Gates on April 22, 2021 at 3:15 am

    Thanks for the video!

  31. Toni on April 22, 2021 at 3:16 am

    Grande maestro!!!

  32. Jeremiah Gottwald on April 22, 2021 at 3:18 am

    Linux 🤮🤮🤮 just use windows

  33. Rolandas on April 22, 2021 at 3:18 am

    PC for video editing with no GPU? :/

  34. Nils on April 22, 2021 at 3:19 am

    You put your RAM into the wrong slots mah man!

  35. F-350 Guy on April 22, 2021 at 3:20 am

    Thank you for sharing your Linux PC build with us. I currently have a 12½ year old Apple iMac which has been running Ubuntu since January 2015. I had to run it as a 32-bit install because it struggled with the 64-bit version. Unfortunately some developers are now, understandably, ending support for 32-bit versions of their software, including Ubuntu, so the time had well and truly arrived to get a new PC. I had no idea what to do as the last time I messed with the inside of a computer was sometime around 1986…
    …I read your website and thought, "I’ll just build one of those!" I could have bought a budget Windows PC from a retailer, pre-built, and then tried to install a Linux distro on it but the last time I tried that, around five years ago on my brother’s laptop, it took quite a fight to get past the whole Windows "Quick Boot" scam so I didn’t want to get involved in all of that again. Thanks to your website and video, I’m fairly hopeful I can build my own version of the one you built. I just realised that you did not fit an optical drive in yours, which is something I need so I’ll have to research that and find a compatible unit. Many thanks again for sharing your build!

  36. thenext poetician on April 22, 2021 at 3:21 am

    To each their own, but I went with AMD because of Spectre & Meltdown and I can’t stand Intel regardless.

  37. Philippe Bautista on April 22, 2021 at 3:23 am

    Hello, no need for graphics card?

  38. Steen Christensen on April 22, 2021 at 3:23 am

    Thank you for this helpfull video.

  39. markbro on April 22, 2021 at 3:23 am

    Hi alu i want to see can my motherboard pass in your old computer case. Can you say me the dimensions of it?

  40. Pablo Antonio Lillo Cea on April 22, 2021 at 3:25 am

    Hej! Where in Sweden do you recommend to buy the parts?

  41. coby jonah on April 22, 2021 at 3:27 am

    Also why didn’t you use a dedicated GPU ??

  42. joel whitaker on April 22, 2021 at 3:28 am

    I watch your video a few times and never see where the cpu power is coming from. when you install the power supply it looks like you have two sata power cables and the main power cable only, but once the case is together you show connecting another cable to the cpu power.

  43. LucidFox on April 22, 2021 at 3:29 am

    do you not know how to install memory? you just lost all kinds of credibility

  44. Timi hendrix on April 22, 2021 at 3:29 am

    1200 Bucks and not even a gpu.

  45. Calamiro Asjcobeti on April 22, 2021 at 3:33 am

    If Video editing is your main thing, you should’ve gone with an AMD R7 3700X, MUCH better value for your money and the 3700x beats the 9700k in most productivity tasks.
    However, if you wanted intel for the iGPU, that’s fair.
    (though pairing the ryzen with a 1650 super to 1660 ti would have been killer, if you needed the performance. They’re really cheap cards for what they deliver)

  46. Wilson James on April 22, 2021 at 3:34 am

    RAM slots giving me ocd

  47. Scotty Svensson on April 22, 2021 at 3:36 am

    1 2 duaĺ ram 🤦‍♂️ and xmp disable 🤦‍♂️

  48. Nicolás Espinoza R. on April 22, 2021 at 3:36 am

    Question: The two memory sticks are next to eachother? aren’t they supposte to be in dual channel mode, and thus separated with one slot in between?, e.g.: / x / x, instead of xx// ?

  49. Maverick143 on April 22, 2021 at 3:39 am

    all of that money and no graphics card? Confusing

  50. Patrick Prucha on April 22, 2021 at 3:39 am

    Thanks very much for that info. I was a bit surprised that you did not add a separate video card for video editing.
    What i am looking for is a step by step on the hardware and software required to start making videos using linux. For some reason, i thought this video was covering it.
    Thanks again, i have followed and used your videos/help many times to better my skills at linux.