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  1. LinusTech

    The gaming PC days are NUMBERED! (Sponsored)

    No, we aren't talking about members of the "PC Master Race". We're just talking about people. And *most* people (many of whom watch our channel) will sacrifice performance for "it just works" So, this isn't right for you. That's fine. We covered that in the video. Either way, it's still a very cool implementation of some very cool tech
  2. LinusTech

    The gaming PC days are NUMBERED! (Sponsored)

    Most people can't tell their old TV has 60ms of input lag. Why would they be able to detect it here? I made this a while ago, so I don't remember exactly what I said, but I'm pretty sure I acknowledged that for some people this will never take off. But for others, either by choice or because they'll be forced by some new type of content that relies on it, the days of gaming PCs as we know them are numbered.
  3. Hi Linus

    Please do a cheap home friendly version of 7 gamers 1 cpu  using parts lying around or cheap ebay parts. I currently have a Asus Maximus board with a i7 2600k , 8 GB ram, I have a variety of graphic cards lying around, I want to get rid of my kids and nephews consoles and get them more computer centric. See if you can help me build a 3 or 4 gamer with 1 CPU system? Minimum requirements is for 4 kids to play fortnite at 720p? Do able?

    1. FloRolf


      Please make a thread as Linus of all people won't help you here. 


      The issue is, that the 2600K is only a small quad core so running 3 VMs on it would mean you have 4 single core systems. You won't come far with a single core system. Plus, the 2600k probably doesn't have a bunch of pcie lanes to support 3 GPUs. 

      The "7 gamers 1 CPU" Concept isn't really good for low end systems. 

    2. Dollos


      can we atleast try and see how far we can go.....since we not trying for uber system, if i had the resources i would have given it a shot...Insert other media

    3. FloRolf


      ofc you can try but it won't be a good experience. IMHO for you it would be better to go on ebay and get cheap Q6600 or first gen core-i systems instead.

  4. Main News Topics Leak: Ryzen 3000 Source 1: Deus Voltage https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1004117-ryzen-3000-leaks/ Source 2: https://www.reddit.com/r/AMD_Stock/comments/9c0646/this_is_a_big_deal_ryzen_3000_going_to_be_on_tsmc/?ref=share&ref_source=embed&utm_content=body&utm_medium=post_embed&utm_name=3030a888cb0a4faeaa133613909932c1&utm_source=embedly&utm_term=9c0646 Details about the next generation of AMD Ryzen processors have leaked! Ryzen1000 and 2000 were built using Samsung’s 14nm low power process. this caused the 4 GHz hard cap on clock speed, making Zen1 and Zen+ 15-25% slower than Core Zen2 is made on TSMC’s 7nm High Performance process 13% boost in clocks compared to Low Power’s 4.6GHz This would put Ryzen3000 over 5GHz 15% IPC improvement along with 8c per CCX and faster memory/IF speeds If you consider: 15% IPC uplift + 15% improvement in clock speed =30% increase in IPS. the spectre/meltdown/foreshadow hardware fixes will hit Intel 10% harder than Ryzen. Then it is possible Ryzen3000 will be >10% faster than Core in single threaded workloads (according to Reddit/r/AMDstock) CS:GO is now free, gets Battle Royale Source 1: Princess Cadence https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1005053-valve-updates-csgo-battle-royale-incoming/ Source 2: http://blog.counter-strike.net/index.php/2018/12/21519/ CS:GO is now free to play, and all players who played before the update will receive a commemorative Loyalty Badge they can display on their profile. Additionally, all existing CS:GO players have had their accounts upgraded to Prime Status. Prime Status matches you with other Prime Status players. gives you a special gun and the Danger Zone Case. Danger Zone Case features 17 community-designed weapon finishes, and the Horizon knives as rare special items There’s also a Battle Royale game mode called Danger Zone matches each last about 10 minutes You get a bit more health than normal Play solo, or work together as a squad of two or three you’re dropped into an ever-shrinking map called the Blacksite and need to hunt for guns and equipment. Drones also send down packages t in addition to fighting to the death, you can also take on missions and rescue hostages on your way around the map to earn a cash bonus when the game is over. OnePlus CEO tells the truth about 5G Source 1: Dr.Macintosh https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1005321-oneplus-ceo-tells-the-truth-about-5g/ Source 2: https://www.theverge.com/2018/12/5/18128194/oneplus-5g-phone-pete-lau-interview-qualcomm-snapdragon-855-technology-summit At the Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit in Maui, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said his company is working on both a new 5G OnePlus phone and 4G phones in parallel, and that he expects his 5G phone will likely cost $200 to $300 more. That might not be the case for all new 5G smartphones, though. Some OEMs will try to monetize their existing customer base as much as they can (high price) While some will try to gain market share by offering a low price One of challenge will be building 5G phones for multiple cellular carriers that operate on different frequencies. Lau expects it’ll be even more difficult to take a phone from one carrier to another with 5G than it was for 4G the company says it hasn’t yet seen a solution that would cover many different carriers around the world. “5G will be particularly difficult to have a device that covers all of the world, or even most of the world’s networks,” OnePlus’s 5G phone is targeting just one type of 5G network — the slower-speeds-but-wider-coverage-area “sub-6” spectrum used by EE, its first carrier partner in Europe In the US, AT&T and Verizon are focusing on the faster ‘millimeter wave’ “On the product level, it’s much more complex than 4G, so a significantly higher level of challenge, especially millimeter wave,” “It appears impossible to make a nice-looking flagship device, for now.” LTX 2019! July 27th, 28th, 2019 Vancouver Convention Centre Going to be bigger, and better HUGE stage, more creators, more activities, more computers, AND a BYOC setup and larger LAN area Also, we’re announcing a HUGE partnership for next year’s event - we’re partnering with DreamHack More information coming soon, make sure to keep up to date with the blogs we’ll be posting to our ltxexpo dot com website, and through social What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week. Rapid Fire Huawei CFO arrested in Vancouver Source 1: carpentry2010 https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1004652-huawei-cfo-arrested/ Source 2: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-huawei-arrest-cfo-1.4934269 Working on behalf of US officials, Canadian authorities arrested Meng Wanzhou, Huawei’s chief financial officer and deputy chair of the board- and daughter of the company’s founder. Meng was arrested in Vancouver on Saturday while transferring flights at YVR and is being sought for extradition by the United States. A bail hearing was set for Friday (today) She faces charges in "the Eastern District of New York." Meng was granted a publication ban which prevents the department from releasing further details about the arrest. U.S. authorities have been probing Huawei since at least 2016 on allegations that it shipped U.S.-derived tech products to Iran and other countries in violation of U.S. export and sanctions laws Walmart PC Fiasco Source 1: Spotty https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1003656-wallmart-kills-overpowered-prebuilt-pcs-update-theyre-back-now-with-a-400-discount/ Source 2: Walmart releases Overpowered PCs Reviewers slam them The PCs disappear from the online store They later reappear discounted $200-$400 PewDiePie fans hack Sonos speakers Source 1: kennymccormick https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1005272-pewdiepie-fans-strike-yet-again-sonos-speakers-hacked/ Source 2: PewDiePie fans have targeted people whose network settings have left their devices exposed to the internet, culminating in people’s Sonos speakers playing an audio track instructing them to subscribe to PewDiePie. The track plays on startup and at random other times Comment on Sonos support: “I had to just unplug all my Sonos speakers, the prank was waking me up all night. I got so frustrated I almost broke one of my speakers! I don’t know how to stop it. Feels like someone keeps breaking in my house! I really don’t know what to do, so I’m using Alexa for my speakers now. The prank is also getting louder.” Sonos says the attack isn’t confined to Sonos and that the vulnerability is due to misconfigured networks. AlphaZero learns human intuition and creativity Source 1: Master Disaster https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1005094-googles-deepmind-alphazero-chess-ai-is-apparently-learning-itself-human-intuition-and-creativity/ Source 2: http://macdailynews.com/2018/12/07/deepminds-alphazero-now-showing-human-like-intuition-and-creativity-in-historical-turning-point-for-ai/ Source 3: https://venturebeat.com/2018/12/06/google-deepmind-alphazero-chess-shogi-go/ DeepMind’s artificial intelligence programme AlphaZero is now showing signs of human-like intuition and creativity, in what developers have hailed as ‘turning point’ in history Last year, the system mastered chess from scratch within just four hours, despite not being programmed how to win. But now, after a year of testing and analysis by chess grandmasters, the machine has developed a new style of play unlike anything ever seen before, suggesting the programme is now improvising like a human. Unlike the world’s best chess machine – Stockfish – which calculates millions of possible outcomes as it plays, AlphaZero learns from its past successes and failures, making its moves based on, a ‘nebulous sense that it is all going to work out in the long run,’ according to experts at DeepMind.” Forthcoming book by two chess champions who painstakingly reviewed AlphaZero’s nearly 1,000 chess games: “Traditional engines are exceptionally strong and make few obvious mistakes, but can drift when faced with positions with no concrete and calculable solution … Impressively, [AlphaZero] manages to impose its style of play across a very wide range of positions and openings,” “It’s precisely in such positions where ‘feeling’, ‘insight’ or ‘intuition’ is required that AlphaZero comes into its own. AlphaZero plays like a human on fire. It’s a very beautiful style.” Amazon robot sprays workers with bear mace, 24 sent to hospital Source 1: Synaxvgm https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1004972-amazon-robot-sprays-workers-with-bear-mace-24-sent-to-hospital/ Source 2: https://abcnews.go.com/US/24-amazon-workers-hospital-bear-repellent-accident/story?id=59625712 Twenty-four Amazon workers in New Jersey have been hospitalized after a robot accidentally accidentally punctured a 9-ounce bear repellent can in a warehouse One was in critical condition while 30 additional workers were treated at the scene. All of the workers were expected to be released from the hospital within 24 hours iPhone XR Wins Best Single Camera Award Source 1: DrMacintosh https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1005348-iphone-xr-wins-best-single-camera-award/ Source 2: https://www.dxomark.com/apple-iphone-xr-camera-review/ In a test performed by DxOMark, Apple’s budget-friendly iPhone earned the best overall score for any smartphone that has one lens. Don’t get too excited: “It just surpasses the Google Pixel 2 for still photos, with marginally better noise-versus-texture results, and significantly fewer artifacts. Both devices achieve the same overall score for video.” The iPhone XR offers a single-cam solution, as opposed to the dual-cam setup of the XS models. Specs 12Mp 1/2.55″ sensor with 1.4µm pixel pitch, a 26mm f/1.8 aperture lens with optical image stabilization, phase-detection autofocus, and a dual-tone LED flash. the XR comes with the same software features as the XS models for example, when shooting stills, the camera continuously captures a multi-frame buffer at different exposures, allowing for simultaneous zero shutter lag and HDR processing. Therefore the latest iPhones can display HDR images in real time, making for a true “what you see is what you get” preview image. Qualcomm announces laptop CPU to compete with i5 Source 1: GoodBytes https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1005042-qualcomm-announces-its-first-actual-laptop-cpu-snapdragon-8cx-core-i5-performance/ Source 2: https://www.neowin.net/news/the-snapdragon-8cx-is-the-first-7nm-pc-chip-built-to-compete-with-core-i5-on-windows-10 Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon 8cx, its third chipset for Windows 10. Unlike the Snapdragon 835 and 850 before it, the 8cx isn't derivative of a mobile SoC; this is built from the ground up for PCs. The firm says that the performance is on par with 15w Intel Core i5 single threaded performance. The CPU includes eight Kryo 495 cores, which are built on a 7nm architecture has a larger cache at 10MB than previous generations, which should allow for faster multitasking. “the Snapdragon 8cx will allow our customers to offer a powerful computing experience of multi-day battery life and multi-gigabit connectivity, in new thin, light and fanless design for consumers and the enterprise.” support for Quick Charge 4+ supports USB 3.1 Gen 2 no direct support for Thunderbolt 3, as that's an Intel thing PCs with the new Compute Platform are expected to ship in the third quarter of 2019
  5. this is my "gaming" PC LMAO Dell Precision T1500

    this computer.jpg

    1. Clownhammer64


      I like the factory cup holder, I broke the one off my gateway 486 DX2 recently. 

    2. iKingRPG


      The case has a cup holder?

  6. Podcast: Main News Topics JIBO IS DEAD Source 1: Reavantos (owner of our old Jibo) https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1001819-boston-based-robot-startup-jibo-powers-down-permanently/ Source 2: https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2018/11/28/boston-based-robot-startup-jibo-powers-down.html?ana=RSS&s=article_search Just a year after Jibo landed on the cover of Time magazine, the company has closed down for good Jibo apparently sold its intellectual property assets to New York-based SQN Venture Partners in June Evidence of Jibo's decline has been accumulating for months, including a round of layoffs in June an empty office space in July. Jibo's website is still functional, but its blog hasn't been updated since May and there is no longer an option to buy the robot Founded in 2012, the company raised more than $3.5 million during a 2014 Indiegogo campaign and then went on to collect about $70 million in institutional venture capital James Feels: I’ve never felt a more visceral connection to market capitalism. I gave Jibo an unfavourable review, some amount of people didn’t buy Jibo because of that review, and now Jibo employees are out of work. Wow. Apple sued due to lack of dust filters Source 1: Spotty https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1002053-class-action-against-apple-for-systems-damaged-due-to-lack-of-dust-filters/ Source 2: https://appleinsider.com/articles/18/11/28/class-action-suit-accuses-apple-of-selling-macs-without-needed-dust-filters A new class action lawsuit charges that Apple is selling iMacs and MacBooks without air filters, knowing it can lead to dust damage with processors and displays. Affected computers may have "dark smudges or spots" on the inside of their displays, and/or slowdowns and crashes caused by dust accumulating on the logic board. The suit charges that people have had to pay for expensive repairs as a result, spending as much as $650 for non-warranty screen replacements when the fix might be as simple as removing the screen and wiping with a rag. One user who bought a 27-inch iMac encountered screen smudges after just nine months, and learned that many other people were dealing with the same problem. Apple's support staff were purportedly unable to help, further denying knowledge of any widespread issue. "Apple's own message boards are full of reports of these widespread problems caused by the filter defect," Another user had the screen on his iMac replaced three times, twice at his own expense, and also paid $900 to have his logic board replaced after his computer began to overheat and slow down. Chinese Scientists create first “designer babies” Source 1: captain_to_fire https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1000716-a-chinese-scientist-is-now-under-fire-from-the-scientific-community-even-from-his-own-colleagues-for-claiming-to-create-crispr-edited-infants/ Source 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th0vnOmFltc On Sunday, Jiankui He claimed to have successfully edited the genes of twin girls, releasing a recorded statement to YouTube about the breakthrough. He said the twin girls, Lulu and Nana, were born healthy after their embryos were genetically modified to make them more resistant to HIV infection. The children were conceived through IVF Shortly after the father’s sperm was sent into the mother’s eggs, the scientists also injected proteins instructed to carry out gene surgery. Whole genome sequencing before and after indicated no unintended changes Media reports triggered Shenzhen's Southern University of Science and Technology, where He is currently on unpaid leave, to release a statement Monday explaining that the organisation was "deeply shocked" and is trying to establish communications with He to clarify the extent of his research. The university condemned He's work, saying it "seriously violated academic ethics and codes of conduct" and the university was "unaware of the project and its nature." It's calling on "international experts to form an independent committee" to probe the matter. In his Youtube video, He says he believes creating “designer babies”, with modified looks or intelligence, should be banned. He sees his intervention as an ethical extension of existing IVF practices. As of now, He's work has not been published or independently peer-reviewed and the claims remain unsubstantiated. Opinions from other scientists: "Experiments like this risk setting back the entire field. Science operates under a social license -- scientists work within limits defined by broader community concerns," "Ignoring those boundaries risks a justified backlash and fear that can set back the entire field by decades." - Darren Saunders, associate professor in the school of medical sciences at the University of New South Wales. What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week. Rapid Fire Microsoft introduces New Office icons Source 1: Tech_Dreamer https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1001800-microsoft-introduces-new-office-icons/ Source 2: https://news.microsoft.com/europe/2018/11/29/say-hello-to-microsofts-new-office-icons/ Microsoft has announced it’s revamping the icons for the 10 programs that comprise its Office productivity suite. It took Microsoft’s team of designers a full year from the time they started sketching ideas until the group finally landed on a look they liked. Microsoft tends to update the look of its Office icons every three to five years Apple launches SSD Service Program for 13" MacBook Pros Source 1: DrMacintosh https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/993140-apple-launches-ssd-service-program-for-select-13-macbook-pros/ Source 2: https://www.apple.com/support/13-inch-macbook-pro-solid-state-drive-service-program/ Apple has determined that a limited number of 128GB and 256GB solid-state drives used in non-Touch Bar 13-inch MacBook Pros have an issue that may result in data loss and failure of the drive. units with affected drives were sold between June 2017 and June 2018. They’ve now announced that they (or an Apple Authorized Service Provider) will service affected drives free of charge. A technician will update your drive firmware (approximately one hour or less). Your macOS will be re-installed. you will need to restore your data from a backup. If you have such a device and you registered it with Apple, Apple will notify via email. Program. Starbucks to block porn on its public Wi-Fi Source 1: AluminiumTech https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1001439-starbucks-is-tired-of-you-watching-porn-on-their-free-wi-fi/ Source 2: https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/28/18116576/starbucks-public-wi-fi-porn-block Starbucks is rolling out a new tool meant to stop customers from watching pornography and viewing other explicit content in stores in 2019 They’ve been under pressure to block pornography for years, as chains including McDonald's, Subway, and Chick-fil-A have set up content filters on public Wi-Fi A petition from internet-safety organization Enough Is Enough calling for Starbucks to filter pornography was signed by more than 26,000 people as of Wednesday. "By breaking its commitment, Starbucks is keeping the doors wide open for convicted sex offenders and others to fly under the radar from law enforcement and use free, public Wi-Fi services to access illegal child porn and hard-core pornography," "Having unfiltered hotspots also allows children and teens to easily bypass filters and other parental control tools set up by their parents on their smart phones, tablets, and laptops," Bethesda Promises Refund On Fallout 76..then Bails the Next Day Source 1:Thaldor https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1000490-bethesda-refusing-to-refund-fallout-76-at-least-for-one-person/ Source 2: https://www.spieltimes.com/news/bethesda-promised-refund-on-fallout-76-then-bailed-out-the-next-day/ A disappointed Fallout 76 player requested a refund from Bathesda, to which they replied: “Unfortunately, we do not have the ability to begin processing that refund for you right at this moment. There is nothing to worry about though. We’ll begin processing the refund as soon as we can and we’ll reach back out to you via email to let you know once we’ve started that process.” The company then sent a follow up email stating: “Thank you for contacting the Bethesda Support Team. Customers who have downloaded the game are not eligible for a refund. We apologize for the inconvenience. If there is anything else we can assist you with please reply to this email for further assistance. Thank you for your patience” It is possible that this user had a digital download of the game, which would not be eligible for refund, and that they original email was an automated message. Fallout 76 currently stands on a Metacritic with a rating of 48 for Xbox One, 50 for PlayStation 4 and 55 for PC. On the other side, the user rating is a disappointing 2.7 based on 3015 reviews. The game’s base price has dropped to $34.99 on Amazon, a $25 discount YouTube bringing down the pay wall Source 1: https://techcrunch.com/2018/11/28/youtube-originals-will-become-free-and-ad-supported-by-2020/ Source 2: YouTube is preparing to move its original programming out from behind its paywall. Instead of requiring a monthly subscription, YouTube Originals will become free and ad-supported, like most of the content available on YouTube today. The change starts next year, but won’t impact all Originals until 2020. This change signals that YouTube’s efforts in original video haven’t fared as well as hoped hefty competition in original programming from Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. YouTube’s budget, rumored to be in the hundreds of millions per year, was far smaller than those of its on-demand video rivals, which are spending billions on programming. One of its most high-profile shows from PewDiePie had to be cancelled after he posted anti-Semitic content to his channel, for example. The original programming service first rolled out in 2016 as YouTube Red, but was rebranded as YouTube Premium Google to sync Bluetooth headphone pairing across your devices Source 1: https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/27/18114801/google-fast-pair-headphones-account-support-chromebooks-bluetooth Source 2: Now your Google account can remember Fast Pair-compatible headphones you’ve used and automatically transfer the connection to another phone. Like before, turning on compatible Fast Pair headphones or speakers will automatically generate a pop-up on your Android 6.0+ phone, hastening the pairing process. With this update, your Google account will remember the headphones you’ve paired to, then carry the information to other smartphones you’re signed into. Apple’s AirPods follow a nearly identical pairing procedure, including syncing with an Apple ID to transfer across devices. Google is also bringing Fast Pair to Chromebooks next year with the same features. Your headphones will need to be FastPair compatible Folding phones could have better cameras Source 1: https://hexus.net/ce/news/mobile-phones/124730-microsoft-patents-folding-phone-multi-part-camera/ Source 2: Microsoft researchers in Finland have published a patent that describes a self-aligning multi-part camera system. The patent considers what enhanced imaging abilities might be possible with a deeper-bodied phone The patent envisions a camera system that will overlap with a lens system in another part of the device, engaging when the device is folded or slid. Amazon launches PC Parts Finder Source 1: https://www.kitguru.net/channel/generaltech/damien-cox/amazon-quietly-launches-part-finder-to-help-display-component-compatibility/ Source 2: Dubbed the “Part Finder”, Amazon users will be able to utilise the tool to check the brand and model number of existing systems to ensure products are compatible. Amazon seems to have released the feature in a limited capacity, with Part Finder only showing up on some pages on the US version of the site. While it shows up on the Samsung 850 Evo SSD, other components including HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB 8GB 2933MHz don’t seem to provide access to the tool despite memory seeing many more compatibility issues than storage. This is inconsistent, however, as Kingston’s HyperX Fury memory can be seen with the feature. It only helps those with pre-built computers and laptops. Amazon does seem to offer the ability to check the compatibility of RAM with specific motherboards, but this feature is incomplete and has been noted to give false readings. The shopping giant is sure to be testing the feature with more improvements on the way. Amazon has similar compatibility testing for some car parts. reusable coffee cup with contactless payments built in Source 1: AluminiumTech https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/1001448-uk-coffee-chain-costa-launches-contactless-re-usable-coffee-cup-but-theres-a-catch-pay-by-coffee-cup/ Source 2: https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/28/costa-reusable-coffee-cup-contactless/ UK Coffee Chain Costa is launching a reusable cup with its own detachable contactless chip powered by Barclaycard's payment tech. Barclays is a bank. You can top up the £15 "Clever Cup" using Barclay's bPay app and then use it to pay for your (large) fill of coffee (or whatever) Technically, you can tap to pay with the cup wherever contactless payments are accepted.
  7. LinusTech

    What was your first Linus Tech Tips video?

    That video is so cringe... Man...
  8. LinusTech

    I'm confused, LTT

    Clicky titles are here to stay. I don't like it either, but that's how the game works these days. As soon as youtube makes large-scale changes to make this strategy less effective, there's nothing we can really do about it.
  9. LinusTech

    Dear Linus, The Chevy VOLT is being discontinued.

    Total bummer. My review of the Volt was going to be very positive. I think it's great. I wish consumers would wake up to the fact that they don't need a gigantic vehicle for 99% of the things they do.. and that it's only a matter of (a very small amount of) time before you can just Uber a pickup truck for that TV purchase or dump run and drive your economical sedan the rest of the time. *sigh*
  10. Linus? remember you mini fridge pc video how about getting one with a freezer put a water loop in it Drill holes in side of fridge so you can close door. Some silicone sealant and let fridge get to about 0 to 20 f use 50/50 auto antifreeze. Just have fridge near the pc.


    1. iKingRPG


      Nice idea! Hopefully he will give you credit I don't know how I never thought of that! He should get a medical freezer or something that gets real cold.

  11. Hey Linus and crew. I have had this PC I bought from a guy on criegslit for a little under a year now. The PC runs great and all and plays games fairly well. 

    Not that its relevant to my question for you but the specs are 

    CPU amd 8350fx 8 core

    gpu nvidia geforce gtx 970 4gb soon to be a rx 580 gigabyte

    MB gigabyte ga 990fxa ud3

    16 gb ram unknown brand and speed

    power cx750m by corsair

    and this terrible case by nzxt which i dont know what model but its older

    and a corsair radiator cooler for cpu

    The situation is I really need to change my look to this pc as it is a huge eye sore due to the radiator this guy installed on the outside of the case on the top. now why he did this i have no idea due to the fact that there is room inside to install it. But it is a little too late due to the fact he cut the top fan spots to run the tubes for the radiator to the cpu. On top of that he forgot the thing everyone forgets and that is the io shield for the MB on the back. This is not as major of an eye sore as its on the back but still annoying to see when im back there. 

         The question is I need to change cases bad, how do i find what case i should get, what components on the pc should i change because i am unsure how old they are and what should i know about taking it all apart and putting it into a new case? I have searched your videos and cant find one for changing cases. i know it would be the same as building a new one but with dirty parts and such what kind of precautions should i take and extra steps when taking apart and putting it all back together



    1. King Poet

      King Poet

      You're much better off making a thread about this in:


      Cases and Power Supplies



      That way it is visible and people can give input. Linus (along with most forumgoers) check the forums and not really the status updates.

  12. LinusTech

    Who from LTT would you take on a date?

    I know my answer: my baby mama
  13. Keeping a sponsor is nothing to do with it. I just haven't seen any evidence to suggest this is some kind of widespread issue. Retailers and partners would be the ones I'd be watching and so far not a peep. Bad units happen, and even if your RMA rate was 2-3% (typical for video cards from my experience), if you sell a million units, thats tens of thousands of returns. Doesn't mean there's anything unusual happening..
  14. LinusTech

    Black Friday: What did you buy?

    Lego kit for the kids. Wasn't discounted but came with a couple bonuses.
  15. Main News Topics US proposes new restrictions on AI export Source 1: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/997458-us-government-proposing-new-restirictions-on-the-export-of-ai-and-various-other-technologies-for-national-security-reasons/ Source 2: https://mailchi.mp/technologyreview/ai-lockdown-chip-pressurestarcraft-shootout The US Department of Commerce proposed new restrictions on the export of AI technologies, including neural networks and deep learning, natural language processing, computer vision, and expert systems. If the proposals were to pass as is, any products using these technologies—from a Siri-enabled iPhone to IBM Watson—would need a special license to be exported to a foreign country Some worry that if these restrictions are mishandled, they could cause serious collateral damage for US businesses like Apple and Google which rely on China for a large share of their profits. Companies might de-prioritize the development of AI technologies to avoid the famously lengthy export control process. “It would almost certainly give Chinese companies that don't face those same restrictions a sizable advantage in the playing field, ironically enough,” Depending on the definition the Commerce Department settles on, the term “export” could include collaboration with foreign researchers. Universities ill-equipped to weather the export controls process would no longer be able to sustain AI research programs. The Commerce Department is seeking public comment through December 19, and there will likely be several revisions to their proposal based on the response from consumers, companies, and academia. At the heart of the AI war is a battle over high-performance chips. the US still maintains a monopoly over the best chips. And that puts Nvidia, Silicon Valley’s largest AI chipmaker, in a bit of an awkward spot. Nvidia got 20% of its revenue last year from China sales In August, 17 members of Congress sent letters to urging sanctions on two of Nvidia’s Chinese customers. “AI chipsets” were also among the proposed additions to export controls. China also wary of its reliance on American chips. it has poured tens of billions into domestic chip producers, including Alibaba, Baidu, and Huawei. Some experts are skeptical of the country’s ability to catch up because of the decades of research that can go into designing a single chip. But China is determined. Windows 10 1809 BUG saga continues! Source 1: posted by Speed Weed https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/998201-microsoft-blocks-windows-10-version-1809-on-some-pcs-due-to-bad-intel-drivers/ Source 2: https://news.softpedia.com/news/microsoft-blocks-windows-10-version-1809-on-some-pcs-due-to-bad-intel-drivers-523913.shtml Microsoft says it blocked the October update on some Intel PCs due to bad display drivers released by Intel. “Intel inadvertently released versions of its display driver to OEMs that accidentally turned on unsupported features in Windows,” versions and The original version of Windows 10 1809 came with an issue caused by broken Intel audio drivers, but this is a different bug caused by another set of drivers Microsoft’s already working with Intel on resolving the bug, but an ETA isn’t yet available. Windows 10 version 1809 was re-released by Microsoft last week after the company pulled the original build in early October due to a bug potentially causing data loss. RTX 2060 leaked benchmarks Source 1: posted by BananaInSandals https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/998645-rtx-2060-leaked-benchmark-30-faster-than-1060-in-final-fantasy-xv/ Source 2: https://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-rtx-2060-leaked-benchmarks,38116.html A leak from the Final Fantasy XV benchmark database has given us our first peek at the performance of Nvidia's upcoming GeForce RTX 2060 The 2060 was reportedly benchmarked at the 3840 x 2160 resolution with the High Quality preset. According to the Final Fantasy XV benchmark scoreboard, the GeForce RTX 2060 put in a score of 2,589 points. 30.43 percent faster than the last-generation GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, the GTX 1070 is only 6.18 percent faster. 22 percent faster than Radeon RX 590 graphics card. falls behind the Radeon RX Vega by 4.44 percent. the entry doesn't specify whether it's the Vega 56 or 64. The GeForce RTX 2060 used in the Final Fantasy XV benchmark was probably an engineering sample and subject to further tweaks and changes. Nvidia hasn't officially unveiled the card, but it will allegedly be based around the TU116 silicon produced by TSMC under the foundry's 12nm FinFET process. What’s Coming Out on Floatplane? Go Over Current Week. Rapid Fire Optane being marketed as RAM Source 1: branfrd https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/997064-dell-and-hp-spotted-advertising-optane-memory-as-ram/ Source 2: https://www.extremetech.com/computing/271543-pc-oems-are-selling-laptops-with-optane-cache-drives-and-claiming-its-memory Multiple PC OEMs are selling laptops outfitted with Intel Optane cache drives — but they’re improperly combining that information in ways that makes it seem as if the Optane cache drive represents some kind of DRAM rather than a conventional cache drive. Dell G3 15” advertised as having 24GB RAM If you click through the ad, the system configurator clarifies that you actually have “24GB of Memory: 8GB 2666MHz DDR4 DRAM + 16GB Intel Optane memory.” Meanwhile, Intel has made changes to its own Optane marketing FAQs that appear to endorse this positioning: Previous FAQ: “Optane memory module does not replace DRAM” Current FAQ: “It’s similar to the function of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) See link for full excerpts It’s a situation that could lead end-users who aren’t careful to draw very incorrect conclusions about what kind of system they are buying and what its capabilities are. Microsoft testing ads in Windows 10 mail app Source 1: AluminiumTech https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/996507-microsoft-caught-trying-to-shove-ads-into-windows-10s-mail-app/ Source 2: https://www.engadget.com/2018/11/16/microsoft-tested-ads-in-windows-10-mail-app/ The beta version of Microsoft’s Mail client for Windows 10 has been placing ads right at the top of the inbox -- though the company has since turned off the feature and claims that it was just an experiment. The test countries included Brazil, Canada, Australia and India. The ads were visible on Windows Home and Windows Pro but not Windows Enterprise or Windows EDU. Ads were served to "non-work accounts" set up through the mail, including Outlook.com, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail accounts. Users who have an Office 365 subscription- which costs $7 per month or $70 per year - were not shown ads. Microsoft said the ads were "an experimental feature that was never intended to be tested broadly" and have now been turned off completely. Rumour: Apple slashing iPhone XR prices and restarting iPhone X production (Japan) Source 1: VegetableStu https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/998205-apple-reportedly-slashing-iphone-xr-prices-in-japan-and-restarting-iphone-x-production-insane/ Source 2: https://www.macrumors.com/2018/11/22/apple-cuts-price-iphone-xr-japan/ Apple plans to discount the price of iPhone XR models in Japan by offering subsidies to Japanese carriers Price decreases on the $750 iPhone could come as early as next week The decision comes in the wake of a WSJ report earlier this week that claimed Apple has slashed production orders for its latest iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, and iPhone XR models due to lower-than-expected demand. "A price cut within a month off the release is rare not just for Apple but for smartphone makers in general," Part of the problem for Apple is that the iPhone 8 is apparently still hugely popular in Japan because of its affordability, given that it's cheaper than the XR and was still available when Apple launched the XS and XS Max. Apple suppliers have reportedly resumed making the iPhone X, the 2017 model that Apple no longer sells at its own stores. They’ve done it before: Apple has produced previously discontinued models for regional markets where it sees sufficient demand for cheaper devices. The strategy allows Apple to benefit from lower-cost components and depreciated production line machinery. However, supply chain sources claim the resumption of iPhone X production is partly due to Apple's need to use OLED panels ordered from Samsung – panels that were previously earmarked for use in the iPhone XS and XS Max devices LAB-GROWN MEAT IS COMING TO AMERICA Source 1: TerryV https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/996182-apple-is-first-to-market-with-a-foldable-device/ Source 2: https://www.newsweek.com/lab-grown-meat-coming-america-fda-usda-announce-1221418 Laboratory-grown meat could soon be available, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration announcing that they would oversee its production so it could be safely sold to consumers across the country. The two agencies are working together: The FDA will be in charge of regulating the collection, banking, and growing of the cells used to make artificial meat, the USDA will work on the production and labeling of food products. “A transition from FDA to USDA oversight will occur during the cell harvest stage,” the statement said. “This regulatory framework will leverage both the FDA’s experience regulating cell-culture technology and living biosystems and the USDA’s expertise in regulating livestock and poultry products for human consumption. Industry response: “[It] reduces uncertainty and allows us to move forward in developing innovative technology here in the United States to make meat tastier, healthier and more sustainable. “The joint framework allows us to more quickly create safe, high paying jobs in both [research and development] and manufacturing.” -Brian Spears, from the cultured meat startup New Age Meats Valve discontinues Steam Link hardware Source 1: AluminiumTech https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/998010-valve-discontinues-production-of-steam-link/ Source 2:https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018/11/valve-quietly-discontinues-steam-link-hardware-production/ Valve is discontinuing Steam Link, the in-home streaming box it first launched in late 2015. The $50 Steam Link was designed for streaming games from a local gaming PC to an HDTV in the same house An announcement on Valve's Steam Link news page suggests that production of new units has ceased and that Valve is currently selling off the rest of its "almost sold out" inventory in the US, after selling out completely in Europe. Valve says it will continue to offer support for existing Steam Link hardware. Valve has shifted its focus away from dedicated streaming hardware and toward mobile apps that can provide the same feature. Apple is currently blocking the release of a Steam Link app designed for Apple TV and iOS devices, but similar apps are available for Samsung Galaxy devices and other Android phones (in beta). Steam users have been able to stream to laptops on the same network since 2014, as well. Valve was briefly selling the devices for a closeout price of $2.50 earlier this year. Amazon Prime members can see Aquaman a week early Source 1: AluminiumTech https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/996801-amazon-prime-members-get-1-week-early-access-to-watch-aquaman-at-some-us-cinemas-because-why-not/ Source 2: https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/19/18102455/amazon-prime-early-aquaman-screenings-december-15 Amazon Prime members will be able to watch Aquaman in cinemas up to six days before its official release in the US. Each subscriber will be able to purchase up to 10 tickets for a 7pm showing on December 15th, just under a week before the film officially opens on December 21st. The early screening of Aquaman can be watched early in around 1,000 participating cinemas across the US including branches owned by AMC, Regal, National Amusement Theaters and ArcLight Cinemas, and you can use Atom Tickets to book. The movie will already be out in Europe and China (between the 7th and the 14th) Previous partnerships saw early screenings of 2017’s Jumanji and Hotel Transylvania 3. SEASONIC issues warning for potential video card compatibility issue Source 1: Source 2: https://knowledge.seasonic.com/article/20-focus-plus-and-gpu-potential-compatibility-issues Seasonic has announced some compatibility issues between their FOCUS PLUS power supplies and certain high power consumption video cards. FOCUS PLUS & ASUS GTX970 STRIX: black screen may occur under heavy VGA usage. Extensive testing showed that certain VGA cards may emit higher than normal ripple when under heavy load using modified PCIe cables with enhanced shielding resolved the issue. FOCUS PLUS & Vega 56/64: For units with serial numbers before January 2018 possible system shutdown may occur when the GPU is under heavy load. This is possibly caused by higher than normal peak current emitted by this particular range of GPU's when under heavy load triggering the PSU’s internal protection safety. Amazon leaked customer info Source 1:https://betanews.com/2018/11/21/amazon-discloses-names-and-addreses/ Source 2: https://www.theverge.com/2018/11/21/18106306/amazon-email-address-leak-technical-error-phishing Amazon has emailed users to tell them that a “technical error” made their names and email addresses visible publicly on its website The email says "The issue has been fixed. This is not a result of anything you have done, and there is no need for you to change your password or take any other action." Amazon has not disclosed how many users were affected. Leak: Samsung columnar transparent OLED Source 1: https://www.tomsguide.com/us/samsung-transparent-oled-display,news-28553.html Source 2: Samsung leaker Ice Universe has provided a picture of a cylindrical transparent display, accompanied by a caption saying it could “be used for speakers” Maybe the display could be used on top of tower speakers for music visualization?