The best $1000 Linux PC Build (AMD vs Intel)

The best $1000 Linux PC Build (AMD vs Intel)

Watch the video if you need to build a Linux PC with a budget of $1000.
How I assembled my Intel Linux Build:
Links to the mentioned parts (affiliate):
Intel Core i7 9700K 3.6GHz
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Processor (with cooler)
Sapphire Radeon RX580
Gigabyte Radeon RX580
Corsair 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 3200MHz
Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 3200MHz
Gigabyte Z390 UD (for Intel)
Gigabyte B450M DS3H V2 (for AMD)
Noctua NH-U12A BF19
Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 500GB
Samsung 970 EVO NVMe M.2 1TB
Samsung SSD 860 EVO 1TB 2.5
Seagate Barracuda 4TB 5400RPM SATA 3.5”
Corsair RMX Series RM650x
Fractal Design Define C Black


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0:00 AMD vs Intel
0:30 Processor
2:00 Additional cost
2:33 GPU
2:49 RAM
3:24 Storage
4:02 Motherboards
4:26 Power Supply
4:58 Case
5:21 Summary

Tags: #Linux #hardware #PCbuild


  1. Armando C on June 24, 2022 at 10:01 pm

    Thanks for the video. I thought AMD launched cpu with integrated graphics recently (the ones that end with G). Do you have thoughts on that? Did I get the info wrong?

  2. Jagadeesh Reddy on June 24, 2022 at 10:03 pm

    Quite an Interesting video. Liked it.

  3. NIMENDRA ✌ on June 24, 2022 at 10:09 pm

    Can you explain how to install and work auto cpufreq ?

  4. Victoriano de Jesus on June 24, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    Do you know if Kdenlive benefits from Intel Quick Sync? I’m curious if building specifically for Kdenlive if Intel or AMD is better?

  5. Raven Young on June 24, 2022 at 10:10 pm

    With the AMD option,.the BOOST frequency is lower. 3.7 GHz is slightly higher than 3.6 GHz. Therefore, the 2700X has the higher BASE frequency.

  6. Mohamed Mimon Asbai on June 24, 2022 at 10:13 pm

    That AMD Processor is cheaper that the Intel Processor

  7. Teezy on June 24, 2022 at 10:14 pm

    The question is, which processor is more Linux friendly right now?

  8. Jarilo on June 24, 2022 at 10:17 pm

    With a budget always check the used market too. The GTX1060/RX580 go very cheap on the used market.

  9. Juan Carlos on June 24, 2022 at 10:19 pm

    Hello, I have been looking at the characteristics of the processor and it says that it supports a speed of 2400 ram memory. And you have a 3200, the question is does it work? Excuse English, I’m using google translator.

  10. Riccardo Arreghini on June 24, 2022 at 10:20 pm

    Thank you very much for this video! I’d like to build a Linux pc for daily usage and little video editing. I was thinking to go with AMD, but then I realised (also thanks to your video) that an AMD build with a dedicated GPU cost me more than an Intel build, ’cause, like you, I don’t need a dedicated GPU. But, what you can tell us about Meltdown and Spectre’s mitigation patchs? They really affect the performance or it’s something that we can not consider? Thank you very much!

  11. Emperor on June 24, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    The best Linux PC is an old Workstation 😉

  12. My Reviews on June 24, 2022 at 10:26 pm

    Intel graphics sucks for hidpi displays. If you’re ok with 1080p then go for it.

  13. Average Linux User on June 24, 2022 at 10:27 pm

    How I assembled my Intel Linux Build:

  14. Xenon Sha33 on June 24, 2022 at 10:28 pm

    Just switched from a ryzen 7 to an i9 9900k and went to linux. i need your channel to learn more about this great os.

  15. Larry Williams on June 24, 2022 at 10:31 pm

    I have AMD and use the same B450 motherboard. XMP on that board doesn’t support all makes/models of RAM, and you might get odd performance. Check Gigabyte’s website to make sure the RAM is listed as supported. Unsupported RAM will still work, but limited to 2400MHz

  16. Willa Jabir on June 24, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    2 weeks ago I built a system similarly. Same Intel processor. 1TB ssd and no Name card. I added Radeon 570 instead of 580. I also added two 2TB hdd. Two 3TB external hdd. But same case, memory, processor….and 32 inch monitor. Have run Manjaro and Mint. But daily driver is MX with 5.8 kernel. With Beauty Line icons, XFCE is sexy. Great for work flow and my KDEnlive setup that I’m learning to make my videos. Thanks for your posts.

  17. merlino on June 24, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    can you make a video about how to make all major terminal applications colored in arch linux?

  18. Raja Bebek on June 24, 2022 at 10:34 pm

    Intel graphic scrennn tearinggg😂

  19. Ivan Guerra on June 24, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    No man, thank you ! , Maybe tell which Distro could be better for this configuration.

  20. di. mythios on June 24, 2022 at 10:36 pm

    31 year old system builder. This is not a good build all things considered. STATE WHAT REGION OF THE WORLD YOU ARE FROM AND THEN DISCUSS YOUR COMPONENTS YOU ARE GETTING FOR THAT REGION OF THE WORLD. Then discuss comparetive costs within your region. My 2019 build puts this to shame. It puts Linus’s 2019 build to shame as well as I was able to add a RX 5700 VD instead of his 2060.

  21. Harsh Modi on June 24, 2022 at 10:38 pm

    Can you make a video on laptops for linux i am confused with system76

  22. Simone Micucci on June 24, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Sorry but i don’t agree, it more better an i5 or r5 of the last series (10xxx and 3xxx) of the 9700k and 2700 for the thermal efficiency and an rx580 at the amazon price is crazy, is a good choise at €120 on ebay or a 5500xt for lesser

  23. Detective Conan on June 24, 2022 at 10:40 pm

    Mending rakit pc

  24. Nightmare Nova on June 24, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Would be a good idea maybe to get a good ryzen with APU andd a dedicated GPU so you could virtualize a Windows VM if you dony wanna on Linux for everything

  25. Dale Miracle on June 24, 2022 at 10:42 pm

    I would have bought a x570 motherboard. It has better vrm’s, pcie 4 and the ability to upgrade to the newer Ryzen CPUs.
    I would use the Fractal Meshify c or the new updated version. It has much better airflow.

  26. IT Quest on June 24, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    First. As always very nice video 🙂

  27. Christian Gould on June 24, 2022 at 10:43 pm

    Dude – you rock! I love it!

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  29. Jim Valim on June 24, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    I found this video interesting. In the future I want to build a Linux pc. It would have been nice to know what integrated WiFi chipsets are on the motherboards. Broadcom and realtek WiFi chipsets are sometimes difficult to get working in Linux. These companies don’t support open source drivers! This information is often overlooked and not mentioned in Linux builds.

  30. yathedigo on June 24, 2022 at 10:46 pm

    € 1000? it’s so expensive. Really, do you need a beast like that for linux? Are you a player? There are, in amazon still, other cheaper options and suitable for linux,
    or better yet, among the reburbished there is i5 that do not cost more than 180 euros …. Thanks for your work, always welcome. Regards from Spain.

  31. Francisco Chacón on June 24, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    Thanks, Alu. Very good 😊

  32. Vinsent Levitsky on June 24, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Average Linux User, you’re live in Russia ?

  33. ThePressurizer on June 24, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    Not a big fan of the case, I have a similar one (solid front, air vents on the side) and the airflow isn’t ideal. The front fans have to pull in air from a relatively narrow are on the sides. While it looks cool and stylish, this simply isn’t very effective. A grill in fron of the fan would make much more sense. Otherwise, these are good recommendations. One little thing – I have a newer ASUS mainboard with a Ryzen 7 3700x, and XMP simply doesn’t work with AMD (at least that’s what the manual claimed). You have to manually adjust the RAM specs in the BIOS/UEFI. Are you sure it works with the B450?

  34. Facu Piri on June 24, 2022 at 10:53 pm

    Update this

  35. Power Max on June 24, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    It might be worth looking into using the 5700 (which can be unlocked to be a 5700XT with a BIOS flash) and a 5600 series AMD processor, or the older 3600 if it goes on sale. I would probably avoid the older CPU’s at this point.

  36. Nikola Radovanovic on June 24, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Thanks for the video. What would you recommend for Gentoo PC, regarding CPU – there are lots of compiling when system is updated?

  37. Dark Seven Master on June 24, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    I got b450 from asrock n that ram but it doesn’t go to 3200mhz i clocked them to 2800 something

  38. YouTuber 256 on June 24, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    I am soon to start a new linux build with this budget range. My primary use of the system will be transcoding video. Am I right in thinking the Intel route would be better of the two you have highlighted? I play no games. I do some photo editing too but don’t think this would utilise the graphics card so much as the RAM?