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I turned my Diamond Play Button into a Gaming PC

We put a PC into our Diamond Play Button - and it's sooooo sick... and of course also a bit janky.

 

Even more machining footage! https://youtu.be/rYdJ7w6QZug

 

Check out SimplyNUC: https://simplynuc.com/

 

Buy Intel NUC Kit - i7-10710U (PAID LINK): https://geni.us/bRu3a3

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Purchases made through some store links may provide some compensation to Linus Media Group.

 

 

 

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Seen this on story, now lets see how it turned out.

 

EDIT: As i imagined it, bonkers and over engineered. Someone give Alex a beer please, he did amazing on this one.

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I don't work at Dell, i just love semi formal English.

Self Introduction and Current Rig

 

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wow, right when I forget about Verified Gamer program it pops up in a vid

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7 minutes ago, DredgenRock said:

i cant get the format right for the verified gamers link. 

Add slashes in between each answer.

 

Remember to press quote to get a response from someone! | Check people's edited comments! Press F5 to do so! | Remember to press that check mark on the right answer that solve your problem! | React to your heart, not peer pressure!

 

I don't work at Dell, i just love semi formal English.

Self Introduction and Current Rig

 

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Less than an hour after the video goes live and they're already sold out including people acing the 15 question quiz.

 

Damn we're thirsty.

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This is super cool, this must have been a tough "case" to design haha. Awesome job Alex, the result is incredible!

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Verified gamer stuff is cool but man you're going to have to be quick aren't you.

 

Any chance we can get a confirmation on how fast the 300 quantity of 3900x sold out?

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At 7:17 no one absolutely no one thought about shrink wrapping it with a non reflective 3M material and adjusting as needed afterwards? 🤦‍♀️

I can almost guarantee the professionals they did just that, or molded it, and a small possibility they used a 3/5 axis machine

 

4 minutes ago, Hymenopus_Coronatus said:

This is super cool, this must have been a tough "case" to design haha. Awesome job Alex, the result is incredible!

Not really, shouldn't be any harder than taking a block of aluminum and making a computer from it, just needs CNC equipment, access/knowledge of CAD, and willingness/money to do it. Only unique part of this build is the crystal in the middle of the block that you need to go around, which would be easy as it was likely popped off before the CNC process (measure depth+ safety buffer).

 

23 minutes ago, BaneWilliams2 said:

Less than an hour after the video goes live and they're already sold out including people acing the 15 question quiz.

 

Damn we're thirsty.

Yea, I brute forced my way threw those 15 questions... They repeat the same 15 questions in a random order, don't know one? google, no timer just be the first x number. Not like a timer would be good either as someone like me would not know nor care about names about a device I will never use or have used in the past.

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Congrats on the 10M subs. That's a really great build, super unique and totally LMG level. I wouldn't have expected you guys to do it any other different. Very nicely done!!!

 

You know the perfect complement piece would be to build a really nice stand/base for it... and hide a GPU inside of that. You could do it out of wood easy, carbon fiber or even marble if you can locate a guy that can cut the stuff.

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bruh isnt it the 10m sub play button a diamond?, or is it fools diamond

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I'm surprised linus only needed 6 cores to drive his RGB play button.

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3 hours ago, AlexTheGreatish said:

We put a PC into our Diamond Play Button - and it's sooooo sick... and of course also a bit janky.

 

Even more machining footage! https://youtu.be/rYdJ7w6QZug

 

Check out SimplyNUC: https://simplynuc.com/

 

Buy Intel NUC Kit - i7-10710U (PAID LINK): https://geni.us/bRu3a3

Buy ASRock DESKMINI (PAID LINK): https://geni.us/F5CI2v

Purchases made through some store links may provide some compensation to Linus Media Group.

 

 

 

 

LTT store link doesn't work, i put

12zen3gaming

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Does the special paste do some magic that lets you solder aluminium in presence of oxygen?

Also where DID you end up putting those antennas?

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1 hour ago, Jaylous said:

"gaming"

That's not what he said in the video. But now it's sold out.

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1 hour ago, John877 said:

Massive missed opportunity: making the actual play button "crystal" the power button.

Too big, too heavy, too cumbersome. Engineering nightmare, costing way more time then they'd already spend on it.

 

Good to see Alex' skills are now being (publicly) appreciated by his boss 😉

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This video is letterboxed. 😞 You used to upload your custom aspect ratio videos, but now I have these black bars on top and bottom (in addition to sides). It ruins the experience a bit.

 

SICK `puter, though!

owls are awesome

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Why did you cool down CPU through the heat pipes instead of making a protrusion on the enclosure aluminium and cooling it directly with the enclosure? So much of wasted space and a bit of wasted cooling performance.

 

About 3D scanning. You don't need to scan it. The shape is super simple. It's easier to measure and rebuild the model, than clearing up the scan.

 

About soldering to aluminium. You don't solder to aluminium. It's not connecting properly, it just barely sticks to it.

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29 minutes ago, Bombama said:

You don't solder to aluminium

No, not with solder & irons computer people are used to.

 

An acetylene torch and silver solder, however... 😉 

(it's called hard-soldering and it's very common in the HVAC world)

"You don't need eyes to see, you need vision"

 

(Faithless, 'Reverence' from the 1996 Reverence album)

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