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Here's a thought since you did that compensator build and the old but expensive at the time computer part videos. Why not make a Mini (inefficient and why the hell would you buy this) compensator.

It would go like this
1. Buy the most expensive APU CPU processor that is out that is unlocked either Intel with their HD or AMD with Ryzen and Vega (Latest Gen though and your pick whether Vega or Intel UHD) such as R5 3400G or similar for Intel
2. Buy the best motherboard on the market that supports said APU and allows OC of the CPU and maybe even GPU in BIOS (unless using Intel XTU or AMD Ryzen Master or if it works with MSI Afterburner) [X570 or Z390?] and can max out the RAM slots and RAM capacity of it (max I read is 64 GB so won't be 256 GB like Compensator 3 or 128 like the original 2 but should still be it

3. Get the fastest compatible DDR4 on the market that you can attempt to RAM OC or not and leave it on XMP. DDR4-2933 from what I read in Dual-Channel Mode but y'all the techies.
4. No GPU. You are only running the APU but throw a Titan Xp if people go "But Linus, what about Mini compensator with a Titan or 2080 Ti Linus"

5. Water. Cooling. Water-cool that son of a APU. We want as much OC we can get or as low temps we can go (hell throw in the Chiller)

6. Make it look fancy and RGB like similar to Compensator or something LTT themed or showcasing why the hell not to buy a APU and water cool gear and OC the crap of the CPU and APU chip and get a GPU and real CPU

7. All else the same, NVME, same title testing as always or like Compensator 3

8. Noctua fans pls. jk

9. Explain why this is not a good build to do but it was just to experiment if you had a burning pocket to do so, (what would you get and at what equal match performance to actual hardware?)

Hope this idea gets considered in the writer room.

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Hello you guys my name is Felix. I just wanna 1st say that im a huge fan of you guys. Second id like to suggest or challenge(if thats even a thing) you guys to try and fix the connections off of my Gigabyte RTX 2070. Whether it is by transplanting connections from one gpu to another(which i could provide both)(or if its even possible) or by trying to see if you can make the card work at 8x instead of the full 16x. But if youre not into this kinda work i understand. I should also add that it gets power to everythingbut the mobo doesnt recognize it.. See attached photos.


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I saw this Youtube video the other day I was wondering how these drives would perform on home labs for HCI vSAN cluster, may be you can setup a three node vSAN All-Fassh cluster similarly and run HCIbench (https://flings.vmware.com/hcibench) to show how home users to can take advantage of Liquid Element PCIe cards for home labs.


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Lately my phone an iPhone 11pro died and with it I lost all of my phone data with it, although I pay for 200GB of iCloud storage and also setup for WiFi sync on my MacBook but still rahe latest backup that I got was of mid March 2020 and like always apple doesn’t take any responsibility towards recovering or restoring your data.

While searching for a solution I stumbled upon three solutions 1) iMazing 2) anytrans 3) easyus apart from the official iTunes and mac Catarina solution towards backing up your iPhone whenever it is on the same WiFi network as your pc.

As I have a NAS unit by Qnap TS-420 at my residence which I also use to backup both my PC and Mac I want to repurpose my spare PC Intel Gen IV i5 with 16 GB DDR3 ram as a media Center/ NAS / phone and PC daily / weekly backup machine, I think this phone backup problem is a problem that a lot of us face no matter if it’s an android device or IOS device or windows PC or a mac 

I would like to see if you can make a video solving this problem where a headless machine can be setup doing daily or weekly backup of all your devices without any human intervention.

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What if you do a video where you Match a Viewers Budget to build a gaming rig. Someone gives a thousand, $1500, $2000 or whatever it may be, then you guys match it (with the help of a sponsor) and build an awesome computer for the subscriber. I have the cash to upgrade from my laptop to a proper pc but I keep thinking, imagine if I doubled it!

What do you guys think?

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Found something on eBay that gave me an idea.


For about $150, you can buy old laptop motherboards with pretty good dedicated graphics (i.e. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/794987-501-HP-Envy-15-with-Intel-i7-5500U-GeForce-GTX-870M-Motherboard/233592673972). If a cooling solution could be fashioned up, it could be an absolute price-to-performance king with an external monitor and some kind of jerry-rigged case.



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Setting a world record for the most digits of Pi calculated could be interesting. Almost all of the world records for the past 10 years or so have been on relatively mainstream hardware using y-cruncher. The world record would probably take 3 or 4 months to beat due to the time it takes to calculate, but a main channel video could be made in a normal amount of time by calculating a smaller number. The program heavily relies on storage space and cpu power. I like the idea, and I think this could work well for one of the more "techy" videos on LTT.


Thanks for reading

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Saw a video by Robbaz today and he made a joke about setting up a 360 degree OLED display and that LTT had probably already done that.  If you guys haven't, you definitely should.  Here's the video for reference. 


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I know a youtuber In need of a nas He really want to get a jellyfish yeah this is not going good


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Not really sure if that one belongs here but concerning those ROG build-offs it would acutally be really interesting if the winner of the contest could team up with Dennis to build the PC. Because there is often that gap between the contestant being either too shy or not experienced enough and Linus who then either just gives the correct answer or does it himself. But it would be even funnier to see someone team up with Dennis for a project like that 😆

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What is your budget/country for your new PC?


what monitor resolution/refresh rate?


What games or other software do you need to run?



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hello,here's a little guy from China.Do you have interest in "cloud" thing.

I'd like to introduce an open source(which also has a enterprise version) private cloud product called ZStack.It is builded on Iaas.

here's the homepage:  

Chinese https://www.zstack.io/ 

English https://en.zstack.io/

The cloud can be installed within 30mins(not kidding),it is definite a easy-use cloud platform.

It is made on KVM which means  it is not builded on openstack. The boss of the company find it has so many problems using other cloud service on the market so he built his own company and coded the program himself.I believe hybrid cloud will be the trend.

I have close contact with the boss of the company,if interested,contact me.

email: jiawei.ji@zstack.io    (I am not the employee, just have a email in company)

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I was wondering if Linus would get some itches for the opportunity to cool even the ram sticks with this new AIO from thermaltake and if cooling them will improve the system performance




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Dear LTT team,

thank you for the channel. Would it be possible to do a show about system configurations suitable for deep learning applications? Something along the lines of a low, a mid and a high end system? 

thank you and best regards


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Any plans on a video about the current state of the LTT gaming lounge? 

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      I would like to make a request that you cover this monitor as it is one of the most popular brands in singapore. It has a great deal of features(27 inch, 144hz, 1440p, HDR, 1ms, ips panel) at a really low price compared to other brands.
Its called the PRISM+ F270i PRO. I would appreciate it if you could cover it.
Thank you.
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more brandon camera videos.

we know they aren't the most popular but common

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I really want to change the "wake word" on my Alexa. I am so sick of accidentally setting it off since my son's name is similar. It would be fun to name her "wire Tap" or "System Call (sao reference)" Apparently there is a fix for this and I thought Linus and Alex might have fun with it. It involves 3D printing, and a raspberry pi3+. You can also do it to google home. https://www.instructables.com/id/Project-Alias/

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1) The new Google Pixel Buds

2) Do a vid on a good "Airmouse" keyboard/controller, since the one Linus has shown using when streaming from home is no longer on the market. 

3) When starlink comes out, do a vid on it

4) use a breakout board or something to turn good products with Micro-USB to USB C

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A review of the Samsung Galaxy Book Flex would be nice. It has a built-in S-pen and a QLED display.

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Could you do a video comparing cooling results of different fan configurations around a large CPU heat sink, such as for example a Noctua NH-D15? (I know you got at least one of those) I've seen configuration with just one fan in the middle, or with one fan in the middle and one on the outside. But what about trying some other configurations? One in particular I would be interested to see is having three fans along the outside, all blowing inwards on the heat sink. Two of those fans would be blowing in directly through the fins of the heat sink, so it's symmetrical, one for each fin-tower, so the air gets blown to the middle between the two towers. The third fan would blow from one other side to get the general air flow to move from the middle outwards (and upwards) to the sides which are not covered by fans.


The regular way Noctua has the two-fan-configuration pictured seems a bit odd to me. I mean, I'm sure they've ran lots of tests to get their product to perform great, but isn't the hot air which is being blown out from the first cooling tower getting sucked in and blown through the second cooling tower by the other fan? Anywayz, I'm a sucker for symmetry, so the regular configuration is just a bit less appealing to me. Would love it if you could do some testing.


Edit: For the three fan configuration I described I was picturing this with a horizontal motherboard positioning, like on a test bench.

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