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  • - Hey guys, this is Austin

  • and today, Ken and I are going head to head.

  • He has purchased some of the most expensive

  • gaming gear on Amazon.

  • Whereas I have chosen to go with a different route;

  • I have bought the cheapest gaming gear that I could

  • find available with Amazon as well with Prime shipping.

  • Today, I am challenging Ken to a battle.

  • All he does is talk about how great his expensive

  • mouse is, or how great his ancient keyboard is.

  • What I wanna do is show him that you don't need to spend

  • a fortune to have a great gaming setup.

  • And the cool thing is that I'm still going to beat him

  • in his favorite game because he's a weeb.

  • - That's a really interesting challenge

  • What happens if I win?

  • - [Matt] What do you think should happen if you win?

  • - Because I have a pretty good idea.

  • - A dumb mystery tech budget?

  • $5,000

  • - [Matt] You think a $5000 mystery tech budget?

  • - Yeah, $5,000

  • - [Matt] if you win.

  • - Look we couldn't get the $3,000 one,

  • might as well just expedite it.

  • Let's do $5,000.

  • let's just skip $3,000.

  • - [Matt] But what if Austin wins?

  • - We delete the channel.

  • - [Austin] So I've taken a look at a lot of cheap Amazon

  • keyboards over the years but I don't think

  • I've ever actually done one that's this cheap.

  • In fact, it's so cheap,

  • I'm actually not entirely sure what this is.

  • Okay that's definitely a membrane keyboard.

  • The superior type of keyboard.

  • Prepare yourself for aural bliss.

  • (keyboard clacking)

  • - [Ken] What?

  • - [Matt] Aural

  • (Laughter)

  • - [Matt] Aural, with an "A".

  • - Aural bliss, man get your head out of the gutter.

  • - So while Austin tries to browse dictionary.com

  • to get his words in check,

  • we actually got a better keyboard.

  • This is the Massdrop CTRL,

  • and it is about as jerk off as you can get

  • for a keyboard, with your money.

  • - [Austin] Language man, Jesus.

  • - Get your head out of the gutter.

  • - [Austin] What is jerk off?

  • How else can you interpret the word jerk off?

  • - [Matt] That is so much better than, "oral bliss".

  • (Laughter)

  • - So, the really cool thing about this keyboard

  • is that it not only is $200 and has RGB,

  • - [Austin] What?

  • Wait, it is $200.

  • Did you just break...

  • Wait wait wait wait wait

  • Don't try to hide that.

  • Your $200 keyboard is already broken.

  • Let me see this.

  • Alright, all is forgiven

  • - I put it the wrong way.

  • (laughter)

  • You can actually swap out the key caps.

  • They're hot-swappable.

  • So, if you, say, want to have a different feel

  • for like your W-A-S-D or your arrow keys,

  • you can get that.

  • You have options.

  • That is what $200 gets you.

  • - Yeah, but, I mean look.

  • My keyboard is black, and everyone knows

  • only gamer gear is black.

  • Who wants silver gamer gear?

  • Like, that's ridiculous.

  • - Gamers with style.

  • Gamers that...

  • What?

  • Hey, look man.

  • I'm out here today.

  • I got the style.

  • - [Austin] I'm not gonna lie,

  • those actually are pretty fresh.

  • - Not as fresh as these.

  • - [Ken] What the hell are we doing?

  • This used to be a tech channel, you know.

  • - So when it comes to mice,

  • honestly, I actually don't think

  • it's a good idea to spend a lot.

  • Which is why I picked this guy.

  • Again, another $17 amazon pickup with Prime shipping.

  • And, again, this had a whopping 10 percent discount.

  • Which means that I saved a total of $3.40

  • with my mouse-keyboard combination.

  • With 7200 DPI, and what is, admittedly,

  • a little bit of a light mouse,

  • but it's got a nice feel if your hands

  • are shaped a specific way.

  • - [Ken] Can you lift your...

  • That looks like Logitech and Deathadder had a child.

  • - [Austin] Nah, it's Red Dragon.

  • - All right, so while Austin spent $15 on his mouse,

  • I spent 10 times as much on this:

  • The Logitech G502

  • - [Austin] You don't even know

  • the name of your mouse, man.

  • - Wait a sec

  • - [Austin] This is a wireless mouse?

  • - [Ken] It, in fact, is.

  • - [Austin] What kind of gamer are you

  • with a wireless mouse?

  • - [Ken] Hey, Mr. I-watch-Linus-Tech-Tips-Religiously.

  • He did a video on this.

  • - [Austin] Matt, I thought that was private.

  • I thought these interviews were never gonna be shared.

  • - I watch Linus Tech Tips religiously.

  • And I've learned that skill is optional.

  • - So, apparently, this also has like

  • 11 programmable buttons on it.

  • Oh wow.

  • Ooooohhh

  • Logitech is doing great with the packaging.

  • - So, to show Ken exactly how much you

  • don't need to spend on a gaming headset,

  • I got this.

  • Now what do I strive to do in life?

  • I strive to be excellent.

  • So this is a headset of many purposes.

  • So if you want to plug it into

  • say, a console, then you can get it to work

  • straight out of the box.

  • Or, if you're using a PC,

  • you can use this handy little splitter cable

  • to get not only a headphone, but also

  • microphone input or output?

  • Input, whatever.

  • So, some people might tear me up on this,

  • but I got a classic for you all.

  • This is the Astro A40

  • - [Austin] Is it 2009?

  • - Yes, actually.

  • Because, they worked so well in 2009.

  • They work well now.

  • - [Austin] How much was this?

  • - [Ken] $250.

  • This box is really elaborate.

  • You might not be able to see it on camera,

  • but it's there.

  • It says "tuned for gaming".

  • - [Austin] But are you going to be excellent?

  • - Probably.

  • That's really close.

  • - So, I know that Ken has spent

  • an insane amount of money on a monitor.

  • I like to keep it simple.

  • Which is where this comes in.

  • This is the Sceptre 22 inch, 1080p.

  • Now, if I'll kinda direct you to the back,

  • you'll see this has a 75 Hertz refresher

  • with 2 HDMI ports.

  • - [Austin] What is that?

  • Ken, what is that?

  • - [Ken] This, my friends, is the

  • Predator

  • X27

  • gaming monitor.

  • - [Austin] What is all this?

  • X27, DCI-P3, 144 Hertz?

  • - [Ken] 144 Hertz and it's 4k and G-sync HDR.

  • - [Austin] How much was this?

  • - $1600 dollars.

  • - [off-Camera] Bruh

  • - [Austin] Do you mean to say

  • that you spent $1600 on this?

  • - [Button] Nut, nut.