Creator Highlight: theGoodOldGamer

Creator Highlight: theGoodOldGamer

Hey guys, Chris here with theGoodOldGamer. I started my YouTube channel back in 2016, with my best friend Joe, since we felt a lot of topics in the PC Tech and Gaming space were being overlooked. We wanted to have a casual channel where two random guys just chat openly, and honestly, about all the new cool stuff coming out. The channel really picked up with our 3rd video breaking the 50K view mark. It was just Joe and I talking about the newly announced GTX 1080 and GTX 1070. I had noticed my i5 4690K was already holding back my GTX 970 in the Witcher III, so I voiced my concern about much faster GPUs when all average gamers were using Core i5 CPUs. This lead me to my CPU Showdown series where I put my money where my mouth is, and proved my claims accurate. And that’s how it all started.

Chris’s setup for Youtube, Streaming and Gaming

Since then I’ve focused on making sure the average Joe’s out there have a good idea of what they’re getting in to. Because of this I tend to only recommend the MAXIMUM bang for the buck parts. Unlike many others on YouTube I practice what I preach, and my current setup is quite modest:

Chris’s PC

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X

MOBO: Gigabyte X470 Ultra Gaming

RAM: 16GB TEAM Vulcan DDR4 3000

GPU: Sapphire RX 580 8GB NITRO+

CASE: Phanteks P300 ATX

PSU: EVGA 600W Bronze

Monitor: Acer KG251Q 24.5″ 40-75hz Freesync

For the average gamer this is a performance/dollar BEAST! It however is getting a bit old, and I’d like to upgrade to a Pixio PX329 32” 1440p 144hz Freesync monitor. I was hoping to get GTX 1080Ti performance around the $399-$499 mark with Turing or Navi, but with today’s current GPU prices being what they are I’ve decided to hold off for now.

I’ve been building PCs since the late 90’s, and am a nostalgic person. Recently I’ve started collecting the top single GPU from both Ati/AMD and Nvidia. I decided to keep it to PCI-E only cards as I can still use, and test, them today. Some of these old parts are getting very expensive, so I’m not the only nostalgic old guy out there.

Chris’s “Vintage” GPUs collection & test bench for PC hardware from years past

I don’t limit myself to PC gaming only. I own most of the major console released since the NES. They don’t get much use as emulators are just easier for really old consoles, but I do still enjoy my Original Xbox from time to time. Of course I have a PS3 and PS4 for all the great exclusives, and an Xbox One mostly to play older OG Xbox and 360 games.

What’s amazing to me is how passionate other people are about gaming today. When I was a kid, teenager, and even a young adult gaming was very much looked down on. Today I wore my Mario Kart shirt to work, and would get complimented regularly. There’s never been a better time to be a gamer, and for all those younger folks out there I envy you. You get to play classics like Super Mario World/64, Doom, Half-Life, and experience the best games ever made for pennies. Honestly, if I just got in to gaming today I’d jump over to GOG and never spend more than $5 in my life to play a game. That’s crazy to think about.

I hope you all enjoy my content you can find me at I also want to thank Celso for inviting me to share this all with you. But that’s all I have for today, and I’ll catch you in the next video 🙂

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