My reaction to "PC gaming in 2001"

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Today I'm reacting to another fantastic episode of The Computer Chronicles. This one documents "everything you need to know" about building an epic gaming PC...in 2001.
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My reaction to "PC gaming in 2001"
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Dragon Systems
Dragon Systems Vor Stunde
I mean... Crysis was just six years later....
005 AGIMA
005 AGIMA Vor 5 Stunden
Interestingly, have you done a video where you try to configure and upgrade a Windows 95/98 era PC? I'd love to watch that ;) :D
Nick Christen
Nick Christen Vor 6 Stunden
OMFG I REMEMBER GIANTS
Trains, Tanks, and History.
Trains, Tanks, and History. Vor 7 Stunden
World of tanks games are won with skill not money. Premium tanks: Am I a joke to you?
ed p
ed p Vor 7 Stunden
Did you really just slam black and white?... -*literally glances at the copy of black and white sitting on his desk* Pentium 4 was incredible
Rian Ransdell
Rian Ransdell Vor 8 Stunden
I was with it until you started talking shit on Black and White.....Jk Jk in all seriousness it is one of the greatest game series of all time and you should definitely check it out if you have never played it before.
Austin Esquirell
Austin Esquirell Vor 11 Stunden
Processor technology WAS advancing faster back then. Back when Moore's law was going strong
Blind Truth
Blind Truth Vor 12 Stunden
Black and white was actually a very desxent game even if it was somewhat flawed, certainly was more creative than a lot of games we get these days.
Terrortrooper
Terrortrooper Vor 18 Stunden
No clue about Black & White even tho you were in Highschool? D: dude, this game made HUGE waves back in the day!
0BlaiddDrwg0
0BlaiddDrwg0 Vor 19 Stunden
listening to a young child not knowing black and white and how fun that shit was... you were the master of a giant fucking animal monster and you were the god about the world, deciding what happens to your world. dude, that wasn't boring at all.
Lucrass Kelvac
Lucrass Kelvac Vor 19 Stunden
My dad built my first PC back in 2001. :) 512mb of ram, Nvidia GeForce 2 graphics card, 20 GB HDD... Played, Freelancer, Kotor 2 on (lowest settings), Jedi Knight Jedi outcast 2, Mechwarrior 3 and 4, Original Warbirds, and original America's Army on that rig. x)
Jack Tyler
Jack Tyler Vor 20 Stunden
And now I can play quake on my raspberry pi
Stephen Bailey
Stephen Bailey Vor 21 Stunde
a sound card was considered an essential upgrade for PC gaming 20 years ago because some [if not all] on board audio solutions at the time, especially on older hardware for the era, would significantly tie up CPU & memory resources just processing sound alone, resulting in worse overall performance in game with sound enabled. On a < 1 Ghz machine with roughly around or under a gig of ram, a sound card can really make a difference. Consider that in 2001 not everyone was using top of the line, cutting edge XP machines outfitted with the latest kit; a lot of people were using older hardware, and they could've even been running an OS as old as 95. if you go back even further, you were forced to use a sound card if you wanted more than just PC speaker sound in your games at all, because on board solutions weren't standardized.
G B
G B Vor 22 Stunden
I've been enjoying all of his videos, then i came across with this. What we are today is because of these people. It is plainly ungrateful to make fun of them because THEY PAVED the way for the "MODERN" pc technology that we are all enjoying TODAY. It is all about respect.
Mouse Potato
Mouse Potato Vor 22 Stunden
I still have my original PC from 2001 with my 64mb GPU.
Dianitestar123
Dianitestar123 Vor Tag
to think i was about a year old at the time.. and now... damn
Marve The Pixl
Marve The Pixl Vor Tag
I still have that geforce 3 ti 500
Isaac Mega9600
Isaac Mega9600 Vor Tag
Imagine being able to show them an RTX 3090 (without disrupting the space time continuum) and seeing their reaction to the evolution
Top 10 Everything
Top 10 Everything Vor 10 Stunden
And leave the 3090 in that timeline so when you come back, GPUs in the present time can game @ RT on @ 8k 240fps
jlwasmer
jlwasmer Vor Tag
The guest was from Philips... they most likely wanted to talk about their speaker system, not graphic cards since they don't make any.
Esoteric Bear
Esoteric Bear Vor Tag
I remember the chameleon Benchmark. I might have it on the disc somewhere still. I think the next generation had the Zoltar benchmark, thing too. "It takes a big man to cry, but it takes an even bigger man to laugh at that man."
Esoteric Bear
Esoteric Bear Vor Tag
I still have the Chieftec Dragon PC case, that Alienware used.
Esoteric Bear
Esoteric Bear Vor Tag
Nevermind, I didn't watch long enough.
YASHWANTH S
YASHWANTH S Vor Tag
Bruh my dad always says old cod games better me : I cant play in that resolition
YASHWANTH S
YASHWANTH S Vor Tag
Dude look at the resolution forget about graphics just look at that that's why my dad get amazed by modern graphics
r7blue
r7blue Vor Tag
this guy loves rocking the neckbeard
S1l3nc3r
S1l3nc3r Vor Tag
You talk about Gordon being in, but you didn't even say anything about him actually having hair, LOL.
S1l3nc3r
S1l3nc3r Vor Tag
My God The Sound from on board back in 2001 was so FUCKING BAD. Creative Labs screwed themselves and the world back in 2004 by allowing Realtek to drive them almost out of business. I believe the last sound card I ever bought was in 2008, for gaming purposes. I know my buddy just replaced his one from 2014 for music mixing. Also the GeForce 2 were amazing, the GF3 were nice, but man the whole line up for GF4 were just fantastic.
Filip Třeba
Filip Třeba Vor Tag
Yeah, sound cars are so irrelevant there is one integrated in every desktop, workstation, gaming PC, HTPC, console, laptop and phone, from $50 to $500000.
FIFATyoma
FIFATyoma Vor Tag
No way, I actually had this chameleon demo on my dad's GeForce 3 system back in a day He allowed me to move the mouse around, which at age 3 was my first interaction with a pc
FIFATyoma
FIFATyoma Vor Tag
Also holy shit 3dmark 2001!!! My dad didn't play much other than a old DOS Civ games so he used to show me multiple 3dmark showcases I still remember that hallway halo-like scene from 3dmark 2003 which blew me away at the time
travelguy78
travelguy78 Vor Tag
Hey.. Dont mess with the Chieftec case! A lot of us had ones back in the day
diosyntaxa
diosyntaxa Vor Tag
"Winamp, it really whips the llama's ass" ;) Anyway, I still use desktop mp3-players because streaming is not there yet, and probably never will be fully there :p Back then I still had my first NVIDIA card which was GF 2 32MB I think, some fancy Asus-model with 3D-glasses I couldn't use because they needed double the update frequency to work, that is like 100 Hz at least IIRC...
Jacob Stewart
Jacob Stewart Vor Tag
Nah it will always feel weird to have grown men talking about video games.
C G
C G Vor Tag
Giants Citizen Kabuto. That game was epic for late 90's early 2000's LAN parties..
BrianExists
BrianExists Vor Tag
"If this is what god does all day, I feel for the guy".. explains why 2020 happened :( got super bored
AVerySillySausage
AVerySillySausage Vor Tag
6:10 Amazing how far we have come in so many areas, but have not moved at all in terms of standard framerates.
Nabeeha Jameel
Nabeeha Jameel Vor 2 Tage
that GeForce 3 is better than my sister's integrated graphics 🤣
Peter Millward
Peter Millward Vor 2 Tage
Bitcoin hA mentioned. As a aside.
Colonel Corn
Colonel Corn Vor 2 Tage
I loved Black & White ... I tried playing it without a graphics card though originally ... did not end well. 1 FPM
sean byrne
sean byrne Vor 2 Tage
Yooo black and white was the the shit back in the day
sirflimflam
sirflimflam Vor 2 Tage
When he claimed inside the case wasn't cable managed I lost it. Was managed as fuck. We just didn't stick glass panels and LED's all over the inside back then, so there were no need to hide all the cables behind the non-existent rear channels.
Mario George
Mario George Vor 2 Tage
There is no gordonung...
Bryan With a Y
Bryan With a Y Vor 2 Tage
Not better then wow
Eric House
Eric House Vor 2 Tage
The very first computer I built in was in a knockoff Alienware green tower like that one. My housemates were none to happy that I didn't consult them on my tower choice. They were also surprised when the computer actually worked because I halfway knew what I was doing. The case did have some horrible cooling issues though. I sometimes had to run it with the side off to prevent overheating. Around the same time, one of my housemates bought an actual Alienware computer and paid at least twice what I did. We all made fun of him for it!
Eljay Mhar Tabla
Eljay Mhar Tabla Vor 2 Tage
Me thinking about what if 2000s gamers meet 2020s gamers 2000s: look we have epic Video cards 2020s: This GPU is not enough
Nathan Hodges
Nathan Hodges Vor 2 Tage
I got my first pc when I was a teen in 03, and it had a g-force 3 in it 😂 I loved it!
Melvin Cheung
Melvin Cheung Vor 2 Tage
Big dislike again for your video. Again, laughing at people from the past. And btw, they are in a staged class room, because this episode is about kids and gaming.
jack sheneman
jack sheneman Vor Tag
I think he’s laughing just bc things have changed sm and I think he thought it was funny bc grown men were sitting in children’s chairs, idk why ur offended ab smth like this
Zach Davis
Zach Davis Vor 2 Tage
Totally cool, Kyle. Was 14 at the time and still rocking a voodoo 3.
james bryan
james bryan Vor 2 Tage
Did he just disrespect black and white. Bro
Eddie Vanjovi
Eddie Vanjovi Vor 2 Tage
480p makes you younger.
Nick DiBartolomeo
Nick DiBartolomeo Vor 2 Tage
I still use winamp, and the visualizer is even better than it was in the 2000's.
theendofit
theendofit Vor 2 Tage
Black and white would creepaly whisper your name once in a while if you had a common name. So it rates as scaryest game ever made.
theendofit
theendofit Vor 2 Tage
The thing thats sad about the death of sound cards was the death of leaps in sound technology like eax. Since the sound card death its been very slow geting those kinds of things in games
S1l3nc3r
S1l3nc3r Vor Tag
Yep, Creative Labs legit screwed themselves and the consumers over by not taking the offering they had on the table thinking no way would the sound card move to standard on board. Realtek a company with 0 sound experience comes in and just changes things forever.
theendofit
theendofit Vor 2 Tage
2001 was about the last time i got a pre built desktop
hartsickdisciple
hartsickdisciple Vor 2 Tage
Stewart's right. My family got our first home PC in 1998. It was a Compaq Presario with a Pentium 233 MMX, but had onboard graphics. I convinced my parents to let me upgrade it with a Voodoo Banshee. They had no interest in it, but I was able to convince them to let me open up that case. The rest is history.
Catmaster
Catmaster Vor 2 Tage
4:48 wot
Rudy
Rudy Vor 3 Tage
lmao all I can foresee is a review saying how people have to use cables to power their monitors and pc's
Paul V
Paul V Vor 3 Tage
Lol, my childhood PC gaming consisted of the Oregon Trail and Doom on Floppy Disk!!! I had heard of GPU’s but didn’t understand exactly what they were back in 97’ and after 15 years of console gaming and finding Frankie on PC, I finally made the switch back to PC after I figured out what it was and actually did, and damn the GPU has come a LONG WAY since 2001!
samljer
samljer Vor 3 Tage
AGP!!!!!!!!!!! lol Anyone else remember the fantastic speed improvement that gave?
AaronMan0000
AaronMan0000 Vor 3 Tage
That shirt made me laugh
3DMaster
3DMaster Vor 3 Tage
You laugh about the sound, and how it isn't important; it's exactly that attitude that had people just accept the shitty 1990 sound hardware in their motherboard, which prompted Microsoft to close off low level access to sound channels; which finished off the remaining sound card business. Do you know how horrible that is? We're stuck with 90s level sound! The sound people had in 2001, let alone 2004, is better than the crap we have now. And that what they shown was just proper 5.1 channel sound... Yeah, sure, we have hardware that puts out 7.1 discreet channel sound; but how any games actually use them, for real, not just stereo duplicated, like what that guy said most of the hardware was doing at the time; like that crap in our motherboards. Do you know why DrDisrespect constantly has to complain about the sound being badly developed and he didn't get to hear people coming right up to his right/left? Because you people have been telling hardware and software developers that sound isn't important for games. So since the hardware didn't develop, neither did the software! The sound design and whether or not you can hear something or someone, is still no better than Doom 1993, if it isn't bloody well, worse! And then to think, it wasn't even EAX which Creative had already put in their cards by then that the guy was talking about; which would have been the prototype for a wave tracing sound card, which we would have had a decade ago, half of one ago at the latest. Sound wave tracing? Yes, as, in, you upload the level map, probably slightly simplified, to the sound card, which can then accurate simulate how sounds from different frequencies travel through that level; making you have accurate sound mapping and accurately hearing of enemies, or vice versa. Imagine having to check your own breathing if you have a mic open in stealth games, because otherwise the enemies will detect you. How's that for immersion? (Indeed, developers wouldn't need so much sound design; the hardware does all the hard work for the.) We have VR, and raytracing graphics cards; but our sound hardware is still 1990s level; we get thrown out of being immersed in that level of graphics because the sound is crap. "Hey, look at all that awesome City 17 in VR, this is... hey, wait a minute, shouldn't I be hearing you? ...and you, shouldn't you be hearing me; I"m not particularly stealthy; why are you just continuing to stand there." Stop with the laughing, and start buying sound cards again; bring back EAX, bring us Sound Wave Tracing!
ZephyrZombie
ZephyrZombie Vor 3 Tage
I was playing BF 1942 on an AMD Athlon XP with a Gainward CardExpert GeForce 3 Ti200 back then LOL
Xclusive Autoworks - Long Island Detailing
Xclusive Autoworks - Long Island Detailing Vor 3 Tage
That case was THE case to have in the 2000's.
Dfess
Dfess Vor 3 Tage
Damn. I remember black and white. That's one of the first games to introduce good/evil alignment. Also, I'm pretty sure I remember kaiju battles were a thing. Or maybe that was Black and White 2... Either way that game was really fun. Got to feed people or smite them for being dicks. So good.
sragga
sragga Vor 3 Tage
saying black & white looks boring as hell until you start sacrificing people, and throwing people off the island to thin the flock :). i was playing q3a on a p3 800. i usually upgraded my video card first going up to a voodoo5 5500, and then switching to ati when microsoft put out an update or service pack for win2k that disabled the 2nd gpu making unreal tournament have a crappy framerate.voodoo was bought out by nvidia, and did not make new drivers to support the 2 onboard gpu on a relatively new card. i was so pissed at nvidia due to the dropped support as my reason to going ati. i didn't switch back to nvidia until i was in a bind when my ati 9800 pro died the day of a bf 1942 match, and has to run out and grab a cheap asus gt 9800 that is still kicking around for use in a retro rig. been using nvidia ever since.
J I
J I Vor 3 Tage
Lol that shirt!! Love it.
Justin Trent
Justin Trent Vor 3 Tage
Giants Citzens Kabuto was the my favorite game growing up. British people doing British things. Conquering everything.
ツKr0wns
ツKr0wns Vor 3 Tage
Meanwhile in 2080 lookin at 2020 3000 dollsr gaming pc with 32 gb ram only while there 800 dollar has 64 pentsbytes of ram and 272529 pentabytes of storage
Poodlejuice
Poodlejuice Vor 3 Tage
Lol "do you remember desktop mp3 players?"... Bitch I still use winamp. Fuck Spotify.
twodimensionsjhr
twodimensionsjhr Vor 3 Tage
ooo I remember Black & White... I actually wanted to buy that as a kid but I didn't have enough money :(
Slinnx ツ
Slinnx ツ Vor 3 Tage
Is it me or does Kyle look like he hasn’t slept in a week
Jack X
Jack X Vor 3 Tage
The funniest part is that I had the sound card they are talking about installed in my old computer that I built in 2003 for Black & White plus other games of the time.
Kyle Ruggles
Kyle Ruggles Vor 3 Tage
Oh those were GREAT days of computing, The Computer Chronicles was my FAVORITE show! Watched it for 10 years since 1994. I miss those days. My first 3d Accelerator was the Matrox Mystique with 2MB of ram! It was a great time. We had sooo much choice for 3d cards, Matrox, 3dFX, ATI, Nvidia, PowerVR, Rendition Verite, Verge3d... all with their advantages and disadvantages.. So much choice! Intel, AMD, Cyrix for a time.
Lingerminator
Lingerminator Vor 3 Tage
Where's the logic in asking where's the logic when your premise is to compare 20 year difference tech and software.
Jacob Koz183
Jacob Koz183 Vor 3 Tage
27:55 fortnite where we dropping boys
l1ght
l1ght Vor 3 Tage
dude you're older than me. how long have you been pc gaming? a lot of racing games were demanding back in the day.
Can’0f’ B3anz
Can’0f’ B3anz Vor 3 Tage
10 % of comments: actual $h1t 90% of comments: OmI gOd KyLe sAiD bLaCk AnD wHiTe Is BaD!!!
densetsu4286
densetsu4286 Vor 3 Tage
Actually sound was pretty important back then. Kyle you need to watch a bit of LGR and get an appricitation for how much we have progressed in sound tech that its a complete non-issue now. The sound card you had could vastly change how your game sounded. So much so that what you may know of some familiar sounding game songs could be unrecognizable due to the sound card you were using. I know now a days sound isn't even a thought but in the early 2000s and 90s, it was extremely important. Hell some games just may have no sound due to incompatibility with your card.
thebes1
thebes1 Vor 3 Tage
Soundblaster!
Saul Cob Canul
Saul Cob Canul Vor 4 Tage
What's that keyboard model?
Freddy Lee
Freddy Lee Vor 4 Tage
20:37 back when dirt was colin mcrae's rally, had lots of fun with it
Jim Halpert
Jim Halpert Vor 4 Tage
No ok me gonna anything about Kyle saying a Rtx 3090 is about $699
Salty Dabber
Salty Dabber Vor 4 Tage
steward: the next most important thing for gaming is sound cpu: am I a joke to you
Jay C
Jay C Vor 4 Tage
Black and White!, Forsaken! kick ass games!!
Jay C
Jay C Vor 4 Tage
Quake 3!!
Austin Tibbs
Austin Tibbs Vor 4 Tage
Did it bother anyone else he put the cd face down? No, just me..ok.
Danny
Danny Vor 4 Tage
18:00 in the background there’s a Logitech wheel and I’m still playing on one of those. It’s great!
Vitaly Tomachevski
Vitaly Tomachevski Vor 4 Tage
Wow if you think about it. This is around the time Halo came out.
ArkansaDave1
ArkansaDave1 Vor 4 Tage
Racing games can be very very hardware intensive. Assetto Corsa Competizione in VR has used up to 16gb of VRAM. All the AI drivers take up a ton of CPU usage, rendering all those cars uses a ton of resources. I don't know about most demanding but they are certainly demanding especially in VR or triple 1440p screens.
Dean Lowe
Dean Lowe Vor 4 Tage
This was the year I switched my Amigas to PC, ah the memories.
WhyteLis21
WhyteLis21 Vor 4 Tage
19:37 Forget GTA 6. That game was, what I saw in Cyberpunk 2077 in 2020!!! Mic drop. 😆
XOMID
XOMID Vor 4 Tage
Imagine putting these games on low settings 😳
Jeremy
Jeremy Vor 5 Tage
i had the antec version of that alienware case. boy does that bring back memories
Peter Holland
Peter Holland Vor 5 Tage
Big Time MEGA Bass doe 😳
Rancid-_-Tacos
Rancid-_-Tacos Vor 5 Tage
$399 in 2001 is around $598 today after inflation.
c0wg0d
c0wg0d Vor 5 Tage
You are so wrong about sound cards.
KidRiver
KidRiver Vor 5 Tage
In 2001 good sound cards where actually important LOL
Robert Petrey
Robert Petrey Vor 5 Tage
what's our stuff gonna look like 20 years from now?
Dead Alewives
Dead Alewives Vor 5 Tage
Good lord I feel old...I remember when GeForce 3 was THE SHIT and if you owned one (which I never did) you were the cool guy on the block.
cleetose
cleetose Vor 5 Tage
Kyle calling Black and White boring breaks my heart.
NolantheOG
NolantheOG Vor 5 Tage
Did he say that a rtx 3080 is $699, the best I could find was $980
- CRYPTiCEXiLE -
- CRYPTiCEXiLE - Vor 5 Tage
yo the sound card and 5.1 surround sound was the thing back in 2001 lol I remember having a 5.1 Logitech system in the early 2000s and man I love it .. it made watching movies better on pc, gaming and a whole lot of other stuff like music as digital music was a thing MP3 players was a thing it was a booming year of sound dude.
- CRYPTiCEXiLE -
- CRYPTiCEXiLE - Vor 5 Tage
actually having a good sound system on ur pc back in those days where very much a must as back then most of the graphics was based of the card cpus in that time where all exciting it was mainly roughly the same for awhile cpu got a lot better in the last 15 years or so this is nearly 20 years ago dude so yeah cpu is important but having a good cpu back then was mainly the top reason for gaming and also having a good sound system was a thing man... this is not far off ..
Roberto Fontiglia
Roberto Fontiglia Vor 5 Tage
"Will Smith" don't look like Will Smith at all...
- CRYPTiCEXiLE -
- CRYPTiCEXiLE - Vor 5 Tage
dude I grew up with the late 80s like Atari and NES stuff and the 90s with the 16 bit era and PSX pc gaming in 2001 was very advanced and was exciting times when I was in my 20s dude good ol' days I mean its nice where I was born in the era of all it beginning and just growing up with the technology as the technology was growing with me :)
- CRYPTiCEXiLE -
- CRYPTiCEXiLE - Vor 5 Tage
hahah is that for opensuse :P
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