Intel and AMD don’t want you to know this… (but your old computer is still fine) in LTT Official Posted May 30 This is a very odd video, obviously is the audio issue at the front forefront of it, which to me also made it feel very low energy. It had periods where it just felt like watching Anthony mutter as he tinkered with an old computer. The scripting and planning of this also felt really off. Like why do you need a 2.5 gig NIC? Why is it even mentioned? What's the overlap of people with a second or third gen i7 as their primary rig but they have a NAS or something in their home that can do a sustained output at 2.5 speeds and they didn't think to put a 2.5 gig card in their desktop? I mean I could see if this was aimed at a college student and we're talking about how to leverage your college dorm's network on a budget type of thing, but a setup where this box sits on a desk, you run a cable from the box to your switch, and in turn your switch connects to some cable modem that that 1 gig nic was more than enough. The whole network thing just kind of limps along until a muttered conclusion of "So I guess higher speed NICs may not be worth it...". The USB 3 and Bluetooth stuff felt kind of half baked. I can see reasons there, but elaborate on them. For most folks that plug a keyboard and a mouse into their computer, USB 2.0 is fine. Adding two USB 3.0 ports on the back isn't a huge value add unless you're constantly pulling media of a camera or something over a cable. But these decisions should be driven by "Hey I have this peripheral I want and here is how I can expand my system to utilize it." It feels like the two points that have solid application GPU makes it better at games and >1666MHz DDR3 is often asking for trouble pre Haswell and they get lost in all the digression on other upgrades.