Walmart Gaming PC: How to Do Everything Wrong | Overpowered DTW3

  • Published on Nov 23, 2018
  • We bought the Walmart Overpowered DTW3 gaming PC to tear it down and review it. Unfortunately, Walmart shipped us about half the computer we paid for.
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    We're answering the question of "is the Walmart gaming PC worth it?" with this video, but also, the answer is "no." Especially because they sold us a different PC than the one we got, but maybe that's just a logistical thing. Regardless, the internal components deserve analysis and discussion, as does the build quality and quality of assembly. The Walmart DTW3, DTW2, and DTW1 machines were already clearly overpriced, even for a system integrator, but it gets worse the more we dig into it. This is the kind of machine that a parent buys for their kid to play Fortnite, and Walmart still manages to screw it up.
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    Host: Steve Burke
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  • Gamers Nexus
    Gamers Nexus  6 months ago +1250

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    • John Moody
      John Moody Month ago

      @Daniel Kintigh lol That would apply as well. But the point was build was garbage.

    • Steve Coyle
      Steve Coyle 2 months ago

      ahhahaha someone ordered the dtw1 and got a dtw3 and im sure his video gave walmart a lot of praise

    • Isaias Hernandez
      Isaias Hernandez 2 months ago

      YOU HAVE RIGHTS AS A COSTUMER, If this REALLY HAPPENED, You can sue them (Walmart/any vendor) TO GET WHAT YOU PAID FOR, and if they not comply, THE PENALIZATION is quite $$$ignificative.....

    • Broken Games
      Broken Games 3 months ago

      Whole gaming industry is one giant scam.

    • Brandon Ainsworth
      Brandon Ainsworth 3 months ago

      Your hair is epic bro. Check out The Longhairs and get you some premium quality hairbands.

  • Danijel Ćelić
    Danijel Ćelić 3 minutes ago

    Why not sue them?

  • Joshua Adebayo
    Joshua Adebayo 6 hours ago

    I think you'd do better looking for something the builder of the pc couldn't do better.

  • SeemsLegitTV
    SeemsLegitTV Day ago

    What rubbish who the fuck buys this dog shit?

  • Scott UfoMan
    Scott UfoMan Day ago

    Did that computer you showed its many errors get recalled?

  • James Roggy
    James Roggy Day ago

    So we have the solution Walmart pcs exist to make dell look less shite. well job done

  • justin flores
    justin flores 2 days ago

    Dudes I made a i7 8700k 2070 build with 32 ram for under $1300 Walmart is dissapointing

    • Aaliyah White
      Aaliyah White Day ago

      I have the same budget as you, what parts would you recommend?

  • kelvenguard
    kelvenguard 2 days ago

    LOL LOL FUCK ME .... the POSITIVE things about this computer build had you scratching your HEAD and your ASS at the same time

  • kelvenguard
    kelvenguard 2 days ago

    EVERYTHING I've ever bought over the last 30 years from WAL-MART has been cheap SHIT and breaks walking out the door... I BOYCOTT Walmart-Tranny-Law NOW... and CAPPY TIRE is NO better.... I am CANADIAN

  • ꧁Sythe꧂
    ꧁Sythe꧂ 2 days ago

    14:57 romania flag cable

  • dreadeddraws 20
    dreadeddraws 20 3 days ago +1

    5.8k walmart workers disliked

  • SilentNite
    SilentNite 4 days ago

    Walmart should get tips from The Verge

  • cikna 007
    cikna 007 4 days ago

    Even Intel sticker on the back of the case is not even. And where the hell is modular PSU? :D

  • Joe Doe
    Joe Doe 4 days ago

    The store I ordered my computer from won't ship it built if you order it with a passive heatsink and fan due to that the system might be damage during shipping due to the heavy heatsink. They do ship it if you order it with an aio water cooler though.

  • wowerman
    wowerman 4 days ago

    1300 dollars for this machine?Never.

  • Ghola Tleilaxu
    Ghola Tleilaxu 4 days ago

    Designed in the USA, assembled in China?

  • Pink Crystals
    Pink Crystals 4 days ago

    Can you do a video buying guide for good PreBuilt PC's. (With store names and online store websites)

  • MiksyZZツ
    MiksyZZツ 4 days ago

    Shit of PC

  • Rayne Wymer
    Rayne Wymer 5 days ago

    Walmart is literally a SCAM!!

  • Jim H
    Jim H 5 days ago

    lol its not "Made by walmart" its just some garbage 3rd party seller...

  • combatjumpmaster89
    combatjumpmaster89 5 days ago

    Y'all are in Chapel Hill?

  • Thugs On Jugs
    Thugs On Jugs 5 days ago +1

    Some fired Verge Journalist probably put it together

  • Jose Silva
    Jose Silva 5 days ago

    7:56 - 8:25 all said right there about who the main target of this product are. Any gamer would find better (and cheaper) to just build their own computer.

  • Aarons117
    Aarons117 5 days ago

    Thats bullshit

  • Jerryc 17
    Jerryc 17 5 days ago +4

    Reasons to buy the Walmart Gaming PC
    - the Great Wall power supply + colorful cables
    - a stick of green ram
    - 3x usb 2.0 ( Usb 3.0 sucks)
    - non overclockable CPU ( no one overclocks a CPU these days - Overclocking decreases performance)
    - gTx 1070 8gB
    - Overpriced
    - Overpowered

  • Twisted Pixel
    Twisted Pixel 6 days ago

    For $100 more you could build a pc with a 9900k and a 2080 ti. I was just checking prices on pc part picker last night. And that's with the best mobo and psu you can fit into a mini itx case.

  • Aurimas Maldzius
    Aurimas Maldzius 7 days ago

    that hot glue was their warranty sticker XD

  • rico dyson
    rico dyson 7 days ago +4

    Thanks for this video. Will definitely NOT be buying a computer from Wallmart.

  • Respawn Restricted
    Respawn Restricted 8 days ago

    just imagine the morons they bought something like that and didn't know the difference and ended up keeping it I bet they pull that scam all the time

  • Sebastian Acosta
    Sebastian Acosta 8 days ago

    And I thought I had been stiffed when I spent 1k on upgrading my rig to run Div2 and it didn't. I just dropped the game.

  • Ethan Hayden
    Ethan Hayden 9 days ago

    If I were to buy a prebuilt pc, who would you recommend I buy from? I want to build a PC but I don't have the time to set aside and build one

    • Bryan Poisson
      Bryan Poisson 7 days ago

      So you have time to use it but not build it?

  • Peter Parker
    Peter Parker 9 days ago

    Walmart sucks ass

  • LuvTEA XD
    LuvTEA XD 10 days ago

    Bro I built an 850 computer that almost rivals the components

    • Y e e t juice
      Y e e t juice 8 days ago

      I'm building a computer for 800 that is better than this shit: Better case, 1660ti, 2x8gb 3000MHz Ram with RGB, B450 Asus Mobo, and upcoming Ryzen 5 3600 and 480gb ssd with 1tb HDD. Damn, I'm cringing at the fact that many people will still buy this shit.

  • KatyCat
    KatyCat 10 days ago

    How to buy a car from walmart :
    1. Find and add your desired car to cart (for example Porsche 911 GT2 RS)
    2. Select shipping option of your Porsche 911 GT2 RS
    3. Select payment method of your Porsche 911 GT2 RS
    3. Wait for the delivery of your Porsche 911 GT2 RS
    4. Enjoy your Porsche 911 GT3!

    • Y e e t juice
      Y e e t juice 8 days ago

      NOPE. It's actually like this:
      1. Buy Porsche 911 Turbo S from 2007 at 911GT2 RS price.
      2. Recieve Porsche 991 (996) from 1997.

  • wwannfoi
    wwannfoi 11 days ago

    It did have a 80+ tho :) it said on the sticker

    • Y e e t juice
      Y e e t juice 8 days ago

      Or talk smack about China and their leader Winnie the Pooh

    • Y e e t juice
      Y e e t juice 8 days ago

      That thing looked like it may burn your house one day if you piss it off LMAO

  • Yex
    Yex 11 days ago

    Walmart vs Verge?

  • Jasen
    Jasen 12 days ago

    That is an abomination

  • Jasen
    Jasen 12 days ago

    Walmart smh they are always shady stealing peoples money

  • Cody Averesch
    Cody Averesch 12 days ago

    Lmao I'm new to this computer gaming stuff so I barely know what a lot of this stuff is but I know enough to find this very comical lol
    Edit: imagine if you paid for their $400-500 one and you got the $2200 one lol I bet someone got yours after paying for a lower quality one and shit their pants.
    And last edit, I hate Walmart but I love it at the same time... I just bought a c8 for $400 that was a display model and got an accident plan to get it fixed if literally anything goes wrong with it for 3 years so I'm thinking about 2 years from now I'm gonna push it off the stand and get a new one.

  • Evan Wu
    Evan Wu 12 days ago

    Isn’t this false advertising? Can you sue or something?

  • 0na breadroll
    0na breadroll 12 days ago

    welp peaple i alway by me overpowered pc frum walmart thay have thee lowest prises.

  • Hairysteed
    Hairysteed 12 days ago

    More like "Overpriced DTW3"

  • Andrew Vargas
    Andrew Vargas 13 days ago

    Bruh I would be pissed

  • moby1kanob
    moby1kanob 13 days ago

    I could have SWORN at any moment you were going to say, "YOU KNOW WHAT? I am tired of being nice and this makes me want to vomit! This is awful and all the technicians who worked on this should be beaten with wet noodles."

  • AntonioR Software
    AntonioR Software 13 days ago

    The whole video is a joke. It is just a wrong shipment, the buyer is responsible to check if he received the correct package, he simply should not accepted it, especially since it is clearly written on the box. Also that USB 3 connector is very flimsy, it is actually good they glued it for transport, but should have used duct tape instead.

  • CoolJ
    CoolJ 13 days ago

    It’s wat u should expect from a Walmart pc

  • Harley Me
    Harley Me 13 days ago

    I dont buy computers.. I just buy the parts and build it myself

  • Arnold. k
    Arnold. k 13 days ago

    2k for that!!!

  • Anthony Clauser
    Anthony Clauser 14 days ago +6

    Not to defend Walmart, but working for a multi billion company - getting the wrong product isn't a Walmart issue, it's a $12 an hour employee, who thinks he is worth $15 an hour, but really is only worth $5.
    Also unions, but I digress.

  • Cars, Cigars and Coffee

    so.... if you read the box. you would have seen before taking it apart that it wasn't the proper one.

  • not ian
    not ian 15 days ago

    it looks like a 3 year old built it

  • Shaq R
    Shaq R 15 days ago

    In my country
    1070 $375
    I7-8700 $350
    240Gb SSD $33
    2tb Hdd $50
    16g ram $75
    Case + psu "maybe" $100 i dont know
    W10 original $150
    Total : $1133 exlude rgb fan lol. Seems okay if you pay for 1300

  • Nick
    Nick 15 days ago

    I just got an i7 6700k with a gtx 1080 24gb of ram and a 1tb hardrive for $650

  • isteral
    isteral 15 days ago

    You know, You put the base wattage in this reportout, but if the OVERPOWERED in their name is supposed to mean anything it means that they attemptively overclocked it..... you do know that the computer would burn out before they even got done with Benchmarking. A 1070 TI is 95 W, at base. when it is running games or other programs that wattage amps up by a factor of 3. No way in hell will that supply be near enough to cover an already over taxed system where base component wattage takes up half the supplied power.

  • Phish Food
    Phish Food 16 days ago

    Did you at least make enough money on this vid to offset the cost of the PC?

  • Mars Hanaan
    Mars Hanaan 16 days ago

    damn i hate walmart

  • Joseph V.
    Joseph V. 16 days ago +45

    Someone else who bought the $1400 build got one a hell of a deal lmao

    • Ion PC
      Ion PC 7 days ago +1

      @Y e e t juice But with the money they saved they could buy a new case and power supply.

    • Y e e t juice
      Y e e t juice 8 days ago +1

      Nah, it's still a shitty deal lol

  • Derc
    Derc 16 days ago

    For comparison my pc was prebuilt $1300 no tax. i7-9700k, RTX 2070, 32 GB DDR4, 2TB HDD, 540 SSD. o and my heat sink fell off during shipping but that was replaced easy.

  • Exotic Drift
    Exotic Drift 17 days ago

    Why open it then moron

  • Jiezhang Jzmobee
    Jiezhang Jzmobee 17 days ago

    Best Buy liked this Video!

  • Beetrroot
    Beetrroot 17 days ago +1

    Multi-billion dollar company...

  • Raczoon
    Raczoon 17 days ago

    This isn't isolated. My friend had the opposite happen. He got a free upgrade.

  • J S
    J S 17 days ago

    i personally think that whoever at walmart was responsible for acquiring this product into their portfolio had zero understanding of pc hardware and their price points and just went with a supplier who ripped them off

    EVOLSQUARE 18 days ago +3

    Got an abs for 799$ that is better then what they shipped u.

    • Its Just Brisk
      Its Just Brisk 15 days ago

      EVOLSQUARE where did you get it I’m interested

  • Casperian
    Casperian 18 days ago +1

    Whoever is filming this has the steadiest hands on Earth! Good work! 👍

    • J NO
      J NO 17 days ago

      Casperian They make motorized auto balancing camera holders these days

  • Doug Brown
    Doug Brown 19 days ago

    Yes Walmart made a mistake and shipped the wrong computer. It happens. Nobody is perfect. Did they make it right? If they did which I'd better they did then just get over it.

  • Ricky C
    Ricky C 19 days ago +2

    this company's redirect all calls to the philippines lol

  • Golom Mod
    Golom Mod 20 days ago +4

    Don't worry your the only one person who bought one .

  • william greer
    william greer 20 days ago

    fking ripping people off its simple no rocket science.

  • Melissa Miller
    Melissa Miller 20 days ago

    Wow, my $1300 system destroys this pile.

  • Scope
    Scope 20 days ago

    Sue those motherfuckers

  • Double Tree
    Double Tree 20 days ago

    Cool...u made at least 3k on your views. Computer=FREE

  • GandalfTheSilver
    GandalfTheSilver 20 days ago


    *checks video card info*

    Dear God....

  • johnnyjrotten59
    johnnyjrotten59 20 days ago

    If your paid $11:50 per hour do you think you'd give a shit what you packed!! -

  • troutt222
    troutt222 21 day ago

    i dont really fuck with walmart, and this does suck. But dude this guy sounds so genuinely salty its not even interesting to watch. stop being so opinionated, and be more factual.

  • St8kout
    St8kout 21 day ago

    That is why you should always build your own. Really, it's not that hard. There are hundreds of DIY websites to guide you every step of the way. Once you build a desktop, future upgrades are MUCH easier and cheaper. (Forget laptops, you can never upgrade them). I built my 1st one some 15 years ago, and have gone through two cpu/motherboard upgrades. The old parts still work just fine, and I could resurrect them as a 2nd desktop should I ever want/need to. I did have to buy a new power supply the last upgrade as the 1080ti GTX cards are power hungry, but of course I still use the hard disk drive, dvd, case, monitor, fans, keyboard, mouse, etc. However, you might have to buy a new copy of Windows as it can be married to the motherboard, depending on what version you have. I had the upgraded Win10 version from Window 7, so I had to buy it again for $100 for the new AsRock 370 Extreme4.

  • Davide Masia
    Davide Masia 21 day ago


  • Ser Nana
    Ser Nana 21 day ago

    Walmart accused me of stealing Win10 in 2 minutes it took to walk from back to front of store... cameras everywhere and police... yeah I'm an idiot.

  • Serial Killer PT
    Serial Killer PT 22 days ago

    There's a first time for everything...

  • JarheadPlaying
    JarheadPlaying 22 days ago


  • Leeroy Jenkins
    Leeroy Jenkins 22 days ago +26

    Why are you mad about only 16gb of ram

    The human eye can only see 4gb

    • Zed Bot
      Zed Bot 5 days ago

      @David Wang All Im hearing is that the motherboard is just sh*tty all together. If you buy a PC for 1k or more you should go for ddr4 and 2400mhz is pretty fcking low for ddr 4😂

    • David Wang
      David Wang 9 days ago

      @BoutThaAction well, the motherboard only supports 2133MHz and 2400MHz.... No reason to get 2666MHz or higher. It would be a waste of money on Walmart end.

    • BoutThaAction
      BoutThaAction 18 days ago

      Leeroy Jenkins ik lol who tf would complain about 16 gigs ram is always at least 2600 MHz... prices be high as hell

    • Royce Randolph
      Royce Randolph 18 days ago +1

      Lmfaooooo XD

  • Liam Wiles
    Liam Wiles 22 days ago +2

    I was really hoping to see you fix that poor cable management before you shipped it back! someone might of actually been happy with their purchase then!

  • Thetechgenius
    Thetechgenius 23 days ago +3

    You have to understand, most people will NEVER open thier PC when they get it. They will never know that they got scammed.

    • Thetechgenius
      Thetechgenius 17 days ago

      Insetick Yeah, but they would only check thier GPU via software if they know about these mistakes or whatever you want to call them. Most people will just be so excited to have a gaming PC, they will just connect it, install steam and download games as soon as they get it.
      Now people of the Custom PC community are different, if I buy a pre-built, the first thing i would do is open up the side panel to see the cable management, make sure all cables are connected, and probably take off the cooler to repaste the CPU with my own Thermal Paste.
      And if its liquid cooled, i will be checking every fitting, and turning on the cooling system by itself, to check for leaks. That's all before I even connect it to a monitor. lol.
      But thats me, i know what to look for, i built many PCs. But the normal user won't even think that it was possible for them to give him the wrong Video Card, or the wrong CPU, or not the right amount of memory, etc....

    • Insetick
      Insetick 17 days ago

      I mean they could just open up dxdiag, but even then I'm sure a few people have been ripped off

  • D
    D 23 days ago

    You're welcome.
    (I don't know about the motherboard, but I feel like it'll be good)

  • D
    D 23 days ago

    You're welcome.
    (I don't know about the motherboard, but I feel like it'll be good)

  • DevDP17
    DevDP17 24 days ago +1

    The power supply was 80+ certified. Just needed to look closer.

  • Norman Keele
    Norman Keele 24 days ago

    nice fake video bro

  • Sillyzombie666
    Sillyzombie666 25 days ago

    i hope you returned this shit

  • Matthew Lin
    Matthew Lin 27 days ago

    u can literally sue Walmart for this

  • Leftwitch
    Leftwitch 27 days ago


  • The Furry Gamer
    The Furry Gamer 27 days ago +1

    And that's why I'm NEVER buying a tower from Hellmart.
    Also, I used to work for Walmart and I will tell ya right now it was a fuckup at the warehouse.

  • Johnny DrHussle
    Johnny DrHussle 27 days ago

    That’s Krazy

    WOWNK 28 days ago

    Yeah, i can imagine some rich mom going in and buying a prebuilt from walmart for her spoiled kid, neither of them knowing or caring to even look inside of the case to plug in the gpu, or make sure all the parts are correct, kid turns it on, its all laggy and shitty because the gpus not plugged in and is running on the cpu integrated, and he's just like "yeah this is stupid" and keeps playing fortnite on his xbox and its a lose lose for the kid and the parent.

  • Robert Terwilliger
    Robert Terwilliger 28 days ago


  • Magnitude715
    Magnitude715 29 days ago +1

    What an insult to the customer, Walmart. Well, if you want an overpriced PC built by a noob you know where to go!

  • mattroski007
    mattroski007 29 days ago

    I'm fairly snobbish about pc pre-builds, I would never recommend a prebuild to anyone because they are universally pretty bad. I completely understand their is a market to fill, but I haven't seen anyone that is filling it that is within reasonable cost which may just reflect taxes etc. I would build anyone a pc for free, but 90% of the prebuilt market is complete rape. You are always going to get the worst components with the worst crap. The ONE time I bought a prebuilt from best buy, the pcie header was bent down, of course even knowing that voids your warranty (since they don't want you seeing their massive fuck ups). So, i'll just build my pc's like I did as a kid screwing with 286's and isa ports. Corporate pcs are dog shit.

    • 💀
      💀 21 day ago

      I agree, most OEM machines are bad. But some system integrators are quite good. Check out NZXT BLD, very competitive pricing and high quality components.

  • TwenOalley
    TwenOalley 29 days ago

    Great wall is a chineese exclusive company generally.

  • Erik Pilch
    Erik Pilch 29 days ago +1

    Weird how a better product is never sent with the delivery, always a substandard one.

    NEIGHT nEIGHT Month ago

    1st error; trusting WalFart to do Anything right. They force staff to use their own personal phones AS work devices, then force them to rely on welfare to afford food. Utter incompetence every move, Walton clan still gets paid.

  • The Lumber Wolf
    The Lumber Wolf Month ago

    Ketchup, mustard, pepsi