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On 3/20/2019 at 10:16 PM, CPotter said:

Hit us with your best Linus Tech Tips video suggestions! This is to replace our old "What should we review next" thread. Linus or one of the writers will read these suggestions, but they may not reply to you in this thread directly.

 

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I hope you guys are going to make a video about the new amd epyc serie

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Playing today's games on the Lowest possible settings! 


GPU: GTX 1070 8GB

CPU: Ryzen 5 3600

RAM: 8GB DDR4 2400Mhz 

Mobo: B450M-K

Keyboard: Razer Backwidow Chroma V2

Audio: Steelseries Arctis 7

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WORK AT HOME OFFICE SETUP AND BEST WORK FROM HOME EQUIPMENT: I work from home for Amazon. During Prime Week I worked 11 hours a day. I have a horrible office/gaming chair. It was miserable. I would love a work from home office setup video. What is the most comfortable chair for long hours. What is the best gaming headset that also doubles for talking to customers, I would also love some carpal tunnel prevention devices reviews. I've seen gloves, gel filled wrist rests, gloves with wrist rests. I am updating my home office so anything that makes working on a computer for sometimes 11 hours at a time comfortable would be a plus. We are getting new Lenovo computers. I would love to know how to set up my desk where I can use my three monitors, keyboard and mouse with both computers. The Lenovo computer is small and I plan on mounting it under my desk. I just hate unhooking my headset, keyboard, and mouse and plugging it into the other computer. Thank you!


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Hi from Brazil!

 

I have a suggestion about a simple experimentation on cooling. I've heard several years ago that some people took the extreme measure of sanding the surface of the microprocessor to optimize the heat transfer, making it as smooth as a mirror. Supposedly, this surface treatment would increase the direct contact between the processor and the cooler and then increase the heat transfer.

 

With this concept in my mind - that a direct contact between both surfaces provides the best possible heat transfer - I began to apply a simpler technique that seems to work. I never really tested not applying this technique to see if it makes any difference, I always apply it, and I think you are the best ones to do experiments on that. If it works, everybody will benefit from it because it's very easy to do.

 

So, what is this technique?

 

It's quite simple. The idea in not sanding the surface of the processor nor avoiding the thermal paste. What I do is apply the thermal paste as usual (as little as possible) and, after placing the cooler on the processor, and before tightening the screws, I slide the cooler left and right and back and forth several times (like drawing a cross) while applying some pressure on the cooler against the processor. After that immediately tighten the cooler, preferably while keeping the pressure on the cooler. The effect of the sliding causes is to spread the thermal paste more evenly across the surfaces in contact and expel the excess to the borders. Of course, even with the screws of the cooler loosen, the cooler still does not have too much freedom to move, just some millimeters, but sliding it several times (I didn't count) will reach the desired effect.

 

To make this technique easier to understand, take an Oreo (the sandwich cookie) and try to squeeze it. It will probably break and the cream in the middle will barely move. Now try squeezing it while sliding sideways. Most of the cream will be expelled from the middle and the wafers will touch each other applying much less pressure. That's the whole idea.

 

Now, you may want to know what results I've got so far. Well, I'm not a moder nor do experiments on cooling, but what I managed to get was temperatures at about 88°C with the stock cooler of my old Core i7 2600 at 100% CPU in all cores - now I use only a laptop. In contrast, a friend of mine, which had an Intel i7 of the 4 thousands series, said to me he had to buy a special cooler because the stock cooler was not being enough (temperatures going over 100°C). He installed the cooler the way everybody does. Since there are several differences between both setups I cannot ensure that my technique worked so well, so here am I suggesting this to you.

 

Finally, since we're talking about simple experiments on cooling, if you decide to make a video about this technique, you could test the other techniques too. I would suggest that one about sanding the surface of the processor, and, taking the opportunity that you already have a processor with a surface smooth like that, to test it without the thermal paste.

 

I hope this suggestion is useful!

 

Best regards,

 

José Roberto

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Sequels with the 106 mining card. the Protorious guy offered to help since the last video was not exactly what he meant and different suggestions and thoughts came up on Youtube.

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So linustechtips can you create a video explaining how use ultra wide screen for streaming rather than using multiple monitor and also which one is the best for it. I check all over the Youtube and only found just 1 or 2 videos related to this topic and they were not in much detail.

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@Rinku555 merged your post in with the LTT Video Suggestions thread where the LTT staff can see it.


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Temperature delta in an identical loop with an all aluminum setup vs all copper setup with heat soaking to the loop done.  Is the difference really that much or does the amount of radiator surface area play a much larger role than the materials utilized.  As a mixed metals loop guy my temps are beautiful but I don't have an all aluminum example nor an all copper example for myself lol.


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Can we get some more Brandon videos? I know there was the quip about lighting on the panel at LTX but it would be great to have more camera gear content. Things like:

 

- Should you go mirrorless in 2019

- An idiots guide to why some DSLRs are more expensive than others 

- A behind the scenes look at set lighting (and why it's important)

 

 

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Fitness Desk 3000

 

I saw the old FitnessDesk 2000 video where you had to exercise to get power to the PC. Now the next step would be to make a version dedicated to games by adjusting the concept a bit. My idea is as follows:

Use the human input energy (exercise) to cool CPU and GPU. Modern Cpu's and Gpu's run faster when better cooled, so for our gamer he will need to exercise more for a better FPS. The implementation would require the exercise machine to mechanically or electrically power the pump and fans for a water cooled pc. The pc runs off wall power as normal. 

This project would be ideal for Alex and his new Workshop.

 

 

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Please make a video on Home Assistant! It is a DIY open source smart home hub that connects everything smart together and you can make automations and a custom UI and if you want to hide from companies, run it all offline. Think of the automations like IFTTT on steroids, and the UI known as Lovelace UI, like the most customizable UI ever. It can run on a low power PC or even something like a $35 raspberry pi 3 just fine, and people also use things like intel NUCs.

 

Here are some cool things about it:

 

  • It integrates with motion eye, the same thing you used for your DIY camera video
  • You know how you mentioned Chainberlain charges a monthly subscription for Google Assistant and IFTTT? Well, you just integrate your MyQ Garage with Home Assistant, and boom, better than IFTTT. And you can also connect home assistant to google assistant, so basically you won.
  • Everything has an integration. Roku, playstation, Google Cast, cameras, speakers, zwave, bulbs, dryers, motion sensors, vaccums, sirens, you name it.

The Lovelace UI is super customizable and fun.

The automations are also fun

"When TV in living room starts playing a movie, dim the lights."

"When my phone isnt connected to Wi-Fi anymore, Arm the security system and lock all doors."

"if alarm is triggered, turn all lights to red, and play siren.mp3 on Google Home Mini in kitchen, and Chromecast in family room."

"when doorbell rings, play video on chromecast in living room and send message to everyone via hangouts."

 

And recently they added Home Assistant Cast, allowing you to cast your UI to any GOogle cast device with a screen such as chromcast, android tv, Nest hub, etc.

 

Also you can do fun stuff, like a amazon dash "party button".

When it is pressed you could play music on all speakers, and make all lights different colors.

 

Idk, it is just fun in my opinion and not only you get to mess around with it and probably make a pretty interestiing video, but more people will discover it and create integrations for it.

 

Also if you do end up doing a video on this, I recommend installing hass.io, which is their simple easy to install version.

Then after flashing it to SD card (assuming it is on a Raspberry Pi), you find the ip of the raspberry pi. The simplest way to access is to go in a browser and type (ip-address):8123. You will then set it up and you can install the addon called "configurator", so you can access the files easily.

 

I hope you liked my idea, bye.

Edit: yes i know ive already posted this.

Edit2: You can see a basic demo of lovelace herehttps://demo.home-assistant.io/#/lovelace/0


They say no images here, but too bad! They couldn't stop me! 

When you really can't wait...

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This is a request i have, not on only for Linus, but for all other Tech Review channels.

 

VR seems to be here to stay, with more and more headsets and games being released.

 

Please include a game ran in VR in your gpu/cpu benchmarks. We want to see the difference between them, as i do not expect them to be proportional with the 1080/1440p results.

 

Also, would love to hear how AMD's new Sharpening goes with VR and if it improves anything.

 

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Tip one:

You have made allot of what you get for what $.

But how does an old hi end build stack up to todays in 1080p gaming.

shure the difference is huge in 4K

 

like my build:

 Motherbord: MSI X99S GAMING 7, 2011-v3

CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K LGA2011-3

GPU: 2x MSI GeForce GTX 980 Gaming 4GB

PSU: Corsair RM750, 750W

RAM: HyperX Fury 2133MHz 16GB

HDD: 2x Samsung 850PRO 256GB in raid 0 "for OS"

HDD: 4x Samsung EVO 500GB in storage space

Monitor: 3x 24» EIZO eizo foris fg2421

Case: Fractal Design Define S Black 

 

When i build this back in late 14 this was as good as it gets "almost" and set me back around 3000$   "32000NOK" 

 

i have never had it fail and have not seen any reason to upgrade. and i can hardly find anything online on what i can gain on an upgrade "talking 1080p gaming"

work 220 hour a month and have kids so upgrading all the way to 4k does not seem to be worth the cost on changing all 3 screens.

 

Tip two:

Is there any good competitive products to ubiqiti/unifi for a good network in an 200scarefeet over 2 floors.

seems like in my case i need 2 or 3 AP. a PoE switch cloud key "do not want to host it in a wm" 

this wil cost med around 700$

any other good solutions/ products you are aware of?

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The World Scout Jamboree was a couple of weeks ago, at the world scout jamboree At+t provided a massive WiFi solution for all attendees. I think it would be cool if we could see how that system was set up. The National Boy Scout Jamboree was also held there in years past. It is The Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia, USA. It is used year round as a high adventure camp when the jamborees are not taking place.3sCPozFgVPR4Bo8TTl2VODTtEufSQx9fWMistHcPNzn1Zz-f7hJONt-iEeoJkiXwtZZW0dhl3WrQjAoDvTFBZ07wTh_feyzJyzbB75nN3mbcuWjuuwKYYFJHkY_9jfVS6TQ6jk8fVMyGfzjw9LQuoX283nxB-ECWpkI4h-Iy3VMqDWhPPn7V4aMGIeshcxhaZHOu-rk6ceGK7ZJ8pn5IXYvR-EkI5_m0FxmM0a_BtoosPA34q1zNmxBQiYMv2rzR_KxF8hhkBcnvsRhzIbxk38Fro9-aLwY8A3hRDG7DngV0tP1flHaOjwPYWzaxpeHSt-iL7P32wKJbmrntMzEn8x_26Zb8Ok-73FhD2omUbjMsHilkGIxg1KP2NbhVNg5EjWTmeNMKsQVt8AhupJ5IhG9zwrsD1G1bK01Av03jTKFW5_dw8R9Dl_UHFu2zqV0xgHn5V9COCbe0ecWBNZfdI0Sj3EL9iXCB8vmBam0a6ExSVzzoLJzVHtFkwUcgNytXUzJxp1znC_Fba3Xp6DTauwi-53X0OH7FNgWF62sakgINnmrWpLwupiThr9cx9hkrf5I6VsyUsi-pq4SXYdi1CHh6fQsLELbgmzU_O8z1iaPxnALL1LZv2oszboCTSDl6RZ5F-jpc6ecWlFXJf_9kwLeKK35IqHrQ=w727-h969-no

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You Should really make a Guide to Show how Ram timming adjustment is made, step by step. If its possible to show it on a ryzen powered system will be great.

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Warranty and location

 

How do major brand compare in service, if you are way out there . You can buy in major web store. But what happen if you need warranty service.

 

Location city in  :

 

Alaska  ( usa )

Yukon   (can )

 

Bangladesh 

India

Australia

 

Linus as almost 9 million sub. I am sure some of them have exotic location

 

Just a  suggestion

 

 

 

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Hello,

 

The GameSir GK300 seems to becoming a popular alternative to logitech's G613. But is it just as fast as the logitech lightspeed technology? Stay tuned to find out... 

 

I think it would be a good consumer review, with a key point on measuring the latency.

 

Thanks,

 

nicktumi

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Hi,

 

Some of the best videos on LTT have been about the servers have built and while the dream is to have something similar at home that is not possible for most of us. that said i like many other have a little server at home for VPN, backing up my other computers, videos etc. 

 

A few years ago the machine of choice was the HP microsrver which i picked up for about 150 USD and has been running Ubuntu ever since and has done exactly what i needed of it. unfortunately now it is a bit old so i was wondering whether you might do a video investigating the current options i.e. a small form factor server with low power consumption that will hold a few drives that can still do a bit of lifting e.g. quicksync video transcoding.

 

Many thanks,

wraypa1

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Hello,

 

I don't know if this is possible. But like the old years when it was possible to use a nvidia card just for "PhysX", I was wondering if it's possible to run a Nvidia card just for RTX!

 

Thanks!

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Liquid Metal Thermal Paste as Water Cooling!!

I know it sounds super stupid but I would love to see the results, would it be like water cooling in steroids?

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I won't mind seeing a Tesla powerwall video, similar to Paul's series.  I'm wondering how different the results would be somewhere with short winter days and snow.

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On 3/21/2019 at 2:46 AM, CPotter said:

Hit us with your best Linus Tech Tips video suggestions! This is to replace our old "What should we review next" thread. Linus or one of the writers will read these suggestions, but they may not reply to you in this thread directly.

 

Linus Tech Tips

How about 800-1000$ Video editing PC, using AMD processor and AMD graphics Card.

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