Linus Tech Tips builds PewDiePie insane custom Minecraft PC - Dexerto

Linus Tech Tips builds PewDiePie insane custom Minecraft PC

Published: 29/Mar/2020 11:34

by Daniel Cleary


Popular Tech YouTuber Linus Sebastian has built an incredible custom Minecraft PC for fellow content creator PewDiePie in his latest challenge video on March 28.

Linus is best known as the host of popular YouTube channels such as Linus Tech Tips and TechQuickie, where he shares his wide array of knowledge on the latest tech products.

He is also known for his highly entertaining PC build challenge videos and he has returned with yet another, this time building a custom Minecraft PC for YouTube king PewDiePie.

LinusTechTips, YouTube
Linus has gained tens of millions of subscribers for his informative Tech videos.

After PewDiePie made his much-anticipated return to Minecraft in 2019, Linus revealed that he planned on surprising the YouTube star with a custom PC – although he was not sure how long it would take him to pull it off.

“We heard celebrity PC builds were the new hotness but we didn’t want to fall into the classic trap where you promise someone something really cool and then you take a freaking year to deliver it,” he explained.

Linus based the custom PC on a Creeper, one of the most deadly Minecraft mobs, even putting together a frame to match the monster’s character model.

He revealed that although they first thought of the concept a few months ago it took them quite a while on designing the creeper PC to ensure they could make use of the best hardware possible.

“The last thing you want to do is send someone a cool custom PC that ends up being a downgrade from what they are currently running,” he explained, before highlighting the steps they took to put the PC together.

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Linus finally revealed PewDiePie’s incredible custom Creeper PC.

Although it seemed to be quite a challenge putting all of the finishing touches on and testing the new PC, Linus managed to get it done and revealed other hidden features such as the Creeper’s head which was loaded with a spring that could be remotely triggered to imitate its explosion.

Here’s the PC’s specs:

  • MB: ROG Maximus Gene XI Gene Motherboard
  • CPU: Intel i9-9900KF
  • GPU: EVGA Geforce RTX 2080Ti FTW3 Ultra
  • RAM: 64GB G.Skill TridentZ RGB DC @ 3200MHz
  • Cooler: Corsair H80i
  • PSU: Silverstone SX800-LTI
  • SSD: 2TB Corsair Force MP600 SSD

PewDiePie has not yet commented on the incredible work that Linus put into his PC, however, it is likely that he will make a video reacting to the gift at some point.


JakeNBake hit with DMCA strike for Kanye song in two-year-old Twitch clip

Published: 30/Oct/2020 2:19 Updated: 30/Oct/2020 3:16

by Isaac McIntyre


Twitch star Jake “Jake’n’Bake” Abramson has revealed he could be “in danger of losing everything” he’s built on his channel after an old IRL clip from more than two years ago was hit with a DMCA copyright strike due to a Kanye West song.

The ongoing Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) drama sweeping across Twitch has spared no one from its reach. The new Twitch crackdown, which sees streamers pinged for licensed music on broadcasts, is the hot topic in the community right now.

One by one, Twitch’s biggest stars have been sucked into the DMCA drama; Imane “Pokimane” Anys was forced to delete her streaming back-catalog last week, and Michael “shroud” Grzesiek has called for stars to “unite” against the crackdown.

DragonForce’s Herman Li was also banned after DMCA flagged his own music.

Jake'n'Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.
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Jake’n’Bake has become the latest Twitch streamer caught up in the DMCA drama.

Now, the latest star to find himself on the DMCA frontlines is Jake’n’Bake. The 30-year-old IRL star is one of the Amazon-owned platform’s biggest stars. He boasts nearly 500k followers, but that may now be in danger.

Jake’n’Bake revealed on Oct. 29 that he had been hit with a copyright infringement from Twitch. The kicker? The clip in question was from a May 9 stream all the way back in 2018, which contained just mere seconds of Kanye West’s ‘Lift Yourself.’

Jake’n’Bake gets DMCA strike for old Twitch clip

“Just to be clear… this is a 30-second clip from two and a half years ago,” Abramson wrote on Twitter soon after receiving the DMCA email.

The Twitch email detailed a “claimed infringement” on Jake’n’Bake’s old 2018 broadcast, where moments of the Kanye West song can be heard. The email warned JakeNBake could have his channel “terminated” if another offense is uncovered.

“It was from an outdoor IRL stream. I probably passed by a shop, or was in a place that was playing the song in the background… I’m now in danger of losing everything,” the Twitch star continued. “How is this even realistic?”

Jake’n’Bake, who admitted on-stream soon after that Twitch is “80% of his life,” is now rushing to download and clear his video back-catalog — 13,00 past VODS worth — in an effort to avoid that next promised DMCA strike.

“The biggest thing for me, and I think a lot of people are the same, because my stuff is IRL, there’s like three years of home videos. I love that they’re all in one place, and accessible,” he explained.

“It’s not like I just played games… for me, it’s like, in my heart, all these memories, and experiences. It’s disappointing because it just got a bit more real.”

“My fear is if I counter-ping this, and it chimes like a little ‘tick’, and some computer just turns at me and goes through everything like ‘f*ck you, f*ck you, f*ck you’… and starts pinging me for everything I’ve done! Maybe I should just delete everything so that can’t get me.”

He added later, “It’s kind of nuts how this is just controlling my life now. This was two and a half years ago! I don’t really know what to do except delete everything, which just sucks. There’s nothing else I can really do.”

The DMCA drama, unfortunately, looks set to continue into the foreseeable future on Twitch, with the platform sticking to their guns on the copyright stance.

We can layout the big names hit by the wave so far ⁠— Courage, BrookeAB, Scump, Ninja, Sonii, Mongraal, Lirik… the list goes on ⁠— and there’ll likely be more caught in the crackdown soon. Twitch has yet to comment on the most recent strikes.