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    whats happening fellow memesters! i am having trouble with my keyboard. it wont work
  2. Alright, So I have reserved my AMD Ryzen 2600 from my local MicroCenter. They have not been able to inform me whether they'd be getting any 470 boards on launch day and I'm worried. This is a build for my brother and it's supposed to look like this: - Ryzen 2600 using the stock AMD cooler - G-skill 16 gb ram (3200 mhz 8X2) (reserved the RipJaws 5) - an affordable x470 motherboard available at launch, or a 2000 series ready x370 (I like the price of the prime X370 Pro from Asus and have it in my main system) - ROG Strix 1060 6gb (already have the card) - A couple of SSDs that are in his old machine - a new budget case such as the CoolerMaster MasterBox Lite - EVGA 600 watts PSU My major concern is that I am picking up the processor and traveling 2 days later to build the PC half way across the globe, and I have never bought anything on launch day before. Has anyone seen 2000 Series ready motherboards available at Microcenter? What has been your experience with availability of launch day motherboards before at local retailers? I understand that there are likely going to be stability issues for a few weeks but it's ok No I do not want to upgrade to the 2700x as this is coming out of my own pocket =)
  3. I just saw that the first Mellanox ConnectX-4 adapters hit ebay. I am currently using a ConnectX-2 adapter as a 20gbit ethernet adapter. They use QSFP fibre channel as cabling. It would be VERY interesting to see a proper review or even video about them. Since they can be used in Windows and even have 2 Ports, I dont even see a reason why Link aggregation would not work to get real 100Gbit Ethernet transfer speeds. Does anyone else use these at home for fun? They can handle 50Gbit using PCIe 3.0 x16 and can do IEEE 802.3ad, 802.1AX Link Aggregation. All that for for around 200 bucks oO This would be the link to them: https://ebay.com/itm/Mellanox-ConnectX-4-50GbE-Dual-Port-Network-Interface-Card-Model-MCX416A-GCAT/273068802697?hash=item3f942b4289:g:mIQAAOSw~YRag8ip
  4. Hey guys. Just wanted to start a discussion about a dream laptop I have. It doesn't exist, and I dare say it may never exist, but I just thought it'd be fun to discuss this with y'all. So imagine. A laptop. Yoga 920 sized with XPS bezels except for the top, to accommodate a 1080p, IR camera for Windows Hello Razer style body minus the green accents and flashy logo. Black, anodized aluminum finish. Lenovo ThinkPad keys with RGB, Razer font, numpad and with/without dedicated macro keys. 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports, full HDMI 2.0, 2 each USB 3.1 Type A and Type C, audio jack, microphone jack, full size SD card slot, and fingerprint reader. 1440p IPS Touch Display with Wacom AES Digitizer and 94% AdobeRGB Stereo speakers from -insert favorite audio manufacturer- with 2 subwoofers Graphics good enough for Dark Souls 3 (or your favorite game) on low settings. Hyperthreaded quad core, base 2GHz up to 3.5GHz All day battery (9+ hours normal use, 2+ gaming, ~99Wh) And best of all....360 degree hinge I'm talking about something so blasphemous and niche in nature that it would be counterproductive to even produce on a mass scale. That, is my perfect laptop. How about y'all? What absurdities and interesting ideas contribute to your perfect laptop? What do you think of mine?
  5. So I guess here's the reason why I'm thanking you guys. Ever since the end of 2016, I had always bought my gaming computers from iBuyPower. I'm 24, and I know that building your own computer is cheaper; my knowledge of computer components was limited — I knew that in gaming, more GHz in your processor was better, but I didn't know about cores bottlenecking gaming, and just the basics "what makes something better", instead of didn't know "why it makes it better". Here's the story about why I decided it'd be time to learn about computers: At the end of 2016, I had ordered a computer from iBuyPower, and it was probably the most nightmarish experience I had ever had. It was so bad that the only way that we could have things resolved was to take things to court. These were the issues from windows not being activated (it was a dummy version of windows for installing) and them not having any windows key on record, the customer sales rep completely ignoring me throughout the 3 months (it was supposed to arrive in 1 month) it took to get here, the computer arriving with a smashed up side panel, disconnected and broken lighting, cpu fan not functioning, 2/4 case fans not working, as well as not receiving $500 of extras we ordered, hung up on by customer support manager (without being given a chance to speak) after waiting 40 minutes to be transferred, and a plethora of other things that happened. Basically, we did not get the things that we had an invoice for, and they refused to take responsibility. Anyway, After this experience I decided that I'd just take the plunge and learn how to build a computer myself. However, I had nowhere to begin, had no idea what to learn, and the whole idea of learning about everything was super daunting. I started off by watching videos on tech quickie and Linus's channel — all the videos were funny, and/or super informative. Now here's why I'm thanking you guys: I have nonverbal learning disability. It's in the same family as Aspergers, but less severe in terms of social anxiety; as you get older, the social anxiety goes away. As for the learning disability aspect, NVLD makes it extremely hard for me to processes and retain verbal information, as well as having difficulty picking out key parts of explanations in order to understand things; learning verbally is basically impossible, and when reading, I basically need things explained in point-form, because like I said: I have difficulty picking out key parts of explanations. A good example of what I mean is something like a word problem: Sally was curious about the height to width ratio of a tree that has a height of 21.3', with a diameter of 3.5' . How would she solve this? I put the points that you only need to pay attention to in italics; I try to process the entire question. Also, it's very, very difficult for me to put my thoughts on to paper, and even harder for me to explain things verbally. You know how there's things that you can't explain but "just know"? Literally everything is like that for me, which makes asking questions and explaining things very, very, very difficult for me without rambling and/or being redundant. Just look at how long this post is. :~{ Good news is that I use proverbs and examples to overcome a lot of it. Basically, Learning and explaining is challenging, but once I learn things, they stick. The reason why I needed to tell you guys about my NVLD is because I already worry about sounding stupid when explaining and asking questions, and I was super worried about the stigma that enthusiast forums have. I thought for sure that since most of you guys are experts on computers, my questions would sound dumb, and the answers I'd get would be condescending like it's basic knowledge. However, I had a lot of questions about cooling, and before I could build my computer, I needed to ask somebody. The answers I got from you guys were beyond nice, and I was basically treated as a friend because I was interested in computers like you guys. After so many helpful and nice replies despite me asking for things to be explained in point form, and having a ton of followup questions (I perceived it'd be annoying to you guys) I figured that you guys were so eager to help because you all remember what it was like first learning about computers. I'm assuming that at one point, you guys felt the excitement that I had when you guys started off. But yeah, 11 months later, after tons of questions being asked, I got to the point where I was able to help some people out, with others agreeing with me. This place is the only forum that I've ever posted in, and I'm glad that this was the first one. :~} Thanks. <3
  6. GTX 780 Build

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/Y37LzM Last night my parts came in (GTX 760, more ram) And the preformence jump is insane, I originally could not play For Honor at all, it hit like 40 fps with drops, now I can play on 1440p high settings no problem. Doom Runs Maxed Out, Rainbow six Seige runs at high settings 90fps, Fallout 4 runs high settings 60-70 fps. This is all on 1080p, I used to play 720p but Now I don't have to! I love PC Gaming So Much with all these cheap upgrades that make my PC last longer. I will be upgrading my CPU/MOBO/RAM next year. I can finally buy games like prey, Assassins Creed.
  7. Seems like at Gamescom they were showing a PC cooled into a special liquid that is non-conductive. I know it's not water. I'm just suprised that no one is talking about that in any youtube channels i'm subscribed to. So, i wanted to share that with you guys! Article that i found: https://cowcotland.com/news/59170/gamescom-2017-der8aeur-aqua-exhalare.html Youtube video:
  8. What do u guys think

    https://pcpartpicker.com/user/TheNamesDoge/saved/cYBwP6#compatibility_dialog. What do u guys think
  9. $450 usd gaming build

    I have built a computer that can run crysis 3 high settings at 60 fps, battlefront medium settings at 60fps, Battlefield games from medium to ultra settings at 60fps, and gta 5 high settings at 60-120 fps https://pcpartpicker.com/user/billysmith828/saved/cMHFTW
  10. Folks, I've personally complained to Asus for making the awesome Zenbook3 with just a USB-C port. Then the glorious Zenbook3 Deluxe is introduced!... But still lacks 4 core & hyper-threading, instead going with the shamefully-named i7-U 2-core mobile processors, still (and a RIDICULOUS $1700??). So, where does this leave us? What Sky/Kabylake i7-HQ/K options do we have in the TB3 category that --if not "ultrabook"-- fall under the ultra-portable form (and durable to boot)? Well, if THIS BRIT SITE is to be believed, we have literally 5 options. What gives? Asus is toting their tablet to be able to work with their eGPU, however it still falls under the weak i7-U list. Anyone know of anything else? And yes, I know THIS GOOGLE DOC already exists.
  11. So, I'm planning on building a second rig and letting the wife and kids have the old one. It has a 1070 and runs VR quite well, but I'm planning for my new rig to have a 1080ti. I'm not however planning on purchasing a second VR headset... yet. Everyone in the family loves and uses VR. You may already see where I'm going with this. I want to connect all the sensors and HDMI cable into a switcher, and when I press the magic button have it instantly swap which machine they're plugged into. Does this product exist? Am I over-thinking this? Is there an easier way? Go! (thank you)
  12. How would you do it?

    Need build advice. Looking at cost here.
  13. Screwdrivers

    Hello LTT Community! Does anyone know the screwdrivers used by Linus, and Luke? Any Answers are welcome. Answers will be rewarded with 2 Points, Please note the point system mentioned previously has no monetary value, however the points may be redeemed for Tokens (1000 Points for 1 Token) Please note that agin the Token system mentioned previously has no monetary value.
  14. Hey guys, this is the start of my DIY desk build guide. I've been itching to get some feedback as I'm a little over half way through the project now. Also, I have had people ask me to start posting about it so they can see the progress, so I figured I'd make this my home since Linus was making one as well! Here we go. Ok, so my budget for this desk was $500, because I wanted a really nice countertop to go on this. Something I could use pretty much forever. But if you guys want to know how to make it cheaper, it's easy to shave some cost on this project. For example, making shelves is cheaper than making drawers. But I'll get to that later. A little about me. I have built cabinets in the past before college. Something I miss to a degree. It is very satisfying to do woodwork. My wife and I just got married and bought a house pretty much at the same time. And so for the first time, I have a space of my own that I can actually do something with. With my previous experience building cabinets, I knew I wanted to build this desk. Items Needed Materials used so far: (Sorry I work in Imperial Units for cabinets as most homes are also designed and built with the same) 1 x MDF 3/4" x 4' x 8' Sheet | 31.95 2 X 3/4" x 4' x 8' Pine Plywood | 28.18 each 1 x 1/4" x 4' x 8' Sande Plywood | 19.92 4 x Sets Soft Close Drawer Slides 22" | 18.98 each 4 x Drawer Pulls | $5 each Titebond wood glue | $6.97 Drywall screws 2" and 1 1/4" | $8 1" Pocket hole screws | $4 Maple Butcher block Counter-top 74" x 42" x 1 1/2" | $219 1 Gal Gloss Paint | $35 So far total project cost is: $495 Tools used: Hammer Impact Drill (a standard drill will be fine, just be careful not to over torque anything) Standard Drill Speed Square Framing square (if you have one, you can get by without it) Combination Square (also can get by without, but man it'll make your life easier) Pocket Hole Jig Trigger Clamps Skill Saw (circular saw) with fine (finish) blade skill saw track guide table saw (you can get away with just the skill saw, but this will save you a lot of time and headache of making sure your pieces are square) nail gun and air compressor (mainly used for tacking when needed, however because of how I did my face frame I had to use it for that) nice level work area / bench The Design This room will function as daily use, work, and theater modes. So the space needs to be functional as well has beautiful. Here you can see the desk is made up of 4 main components. The counter-top will be a dark ebony and the cabinets will be gloss white, with a deep blue wall. Left Cabinet | Top drawer with internal slide drawer, Bottom drawer file cabinet | Plywood and MDF Right Cabinet | Top drawer with internal slide drawer, Bottom drawer file cabinet | Plywood and MDF Center Span | shelf to house A/V Receiver, and wire management boxes on each side | Plywood and MDF Desktop | Maple Butcher Block 74" x 30" x 1.5" The right shelf is the left over material from cutting down a 74" x 42" counter-top. Will make a great shelf for my computer and gaming consoles. Support TBD, probably going to use 3/4 plywood and paint white. Here you can see how I hope to lay out the desktop. Nothing always works out 100% on paper, so monitor placement with floating arms will take some trial and error for proper placement. The bracket behind the monitors on the wall is a concept for mounting the arms to, which will allow me to slide them left or right on the wall. The black boxes are Bose 301 V series Bookshelf speakers. The other two components are my computer and 50" TV. I had a lot of fun designing this desk and even more fun building it. (Still working on it) I wanted something clean and simple yet functional. As stated above the top will be a dark ebony butcher block, and the lowers will be gloss white. I wanted the faces of the drawers to be flush with the outside of the cabinet instead of having a more traditional 3/4" to 1" exposed face frame. This is a lot more difficult to do because working with 3/4" face frame material is a lot trickier with not a lot of tolerance. You'll see what I mean later. As you can see the top drawer has an inner slide drawer that is half the width of the drawer depth. These trays are great for quick access to smaller items (like pens) without having to dig in the drawer. Here we can start to see some of the cabinets construction. The frame is constructed of 3/4 plywood. The sides and bottom are full pieces where as the top and back use brackets to cut down on weight and also give structure to the cabinet. These brackets/cleats will be used to mount the cabinet to the wall as well as secure the counter-top. The arrows indicate where a pocket hole will be used. A pocket hole is an angled hole that allows you to secure the piece with a screw sideways. If you still don't understand it, google it. You'll see what I mean. This allows me to have a clean side with no screw or nail holes to fill before painting. It is also a far better way to Join pieces of wood.
  15. it's bases on whole room water cooling, but for a server rack. the cooling solution would involve something with a air con unit but that i don't know if that would work my boss said if i can get it to work he would be happy to let me do this project over the Christmas holidays on the work servers so what do you guys think would it be a good idea to do something like this?
  16. Why isn't there a mini desktop pc (like a zotac) with an external GPU solution?
  17. How good are my temperatures?

    I had literally no idea where to put this thread. So, this is after playing DiRT Rally at 2560x1080 on with everything maxed and no AA for roughly an hour. All measurements in celcius with Afterburner. GPU: 1342MHz core, 8000MHz memory, hit a high of 77 degrees with it mostly sitting around 73-74 degrees. Sapphire RX 480 NITRO+ OC 8GB with the fans at around 60% speed. CPU: 3.9GHz, hit a high of 61 degrees with it mostly sitting around 54-55 degrees. i5-4690K with a CRYORIG H5 Ultimate on the standard fan curve. I know that these temps are very safe, but my question is: are they good? They're not too high for a game like DiRT Rally?
  18. Visited LMG Offices Today

    Well after watching LTT for over 3 years now I finally stopped by the office today and took some pictures. I also saw Edzel and waved but he was busy talking to one of their neighbors. Edzel had a pimpin gold shirt, hat, and shoes. They also had a sign posted telling people to not knock, and there will be another meet up eventually. So some legendary pics of the lambo. The paint job looks way worse in person. He also has something dangling from it. I think Linus needs a new lambo. The legendary sign. All the windows and doors were shut, probably because it was like a ball of fire burning everything today. In conclusion I couldn't use my phone to find it because roaming costs. But I still somehow managed to find it due to recognizing the area from videos. So weird seeing it in person. It was fun.
  19. DIY Mini Bar Doll House

    Found this by randomly clicking.
  20. R7 250 2GB or R7 370 GAMING 4G

    im lookig for a budget gaming pc to build, and I am a noob at building computers so, what would you recommend AMD Radeon R7 250 2GB Video Card OR MSI R7 370 GAMING 4G Graphics Card pls reply
  21. GTX 960 (4GB) VS GTX 970

    My idea of a good computer is either SLI some GTX960s or just run the bank dry with a GTX970. I am doing heavy retro gaming and a truckload of War Thunder, Call of Duty, Other random titles that are awesome and more. I've got all of the components laid out in my head besides the graphics card and SSD. What should I get guys? a GTX 960 with SLI bridging or a GTX 970? I really need help quickly
  22. Get your free graphics made by me! Firstly this is self promotion. This will be for a limited time only. I would like to see first who would like some free art and what they would like me to make for them. If you want this you will need a detailed brief stating exactly what you would like. I also do YouTube channel art and social media art as well as Photo Manipulations and Forum signatures. Here are some examples of what I have to off you: BurridgeProductions. If you want to purchase art that is more professionally made then contact me privately and we can talk about pricing. Secondly I do not intend on making art for everyone that asks. This will be impossible so please keep that in mind. Would also love to hear some feedback on some of the stuff I made. Comments can be posted here as well as on my profile. Thank you all!
  23. Before I go all in, I would love some final checks on my build to make sure what I am ordering and building is worth it and can't get much better. If you have any concerns or questions, list it below and I will answer the best I can. Please provide GOOD feedback and let me know if everything is compatible and will work eventually. Also, is it a beast? Do I have enough ports, slots in my power supply? What else should I get? A few of these items I already ordered so lets hope I'm set! PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant CPU: Intel Core i7-5820K 3.3GHz 6-Core Processor ($374.99 @ SuperBiiz) CPU Cooler: NZXT Kraken X61 106.1 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler ($129.99 @ B&H) Motherboard: Asus SABERTOOTH X99 ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($308.99 @ SuperBiiz) Memory: Corsair Dominator Platinum 16GB (4 x 4GB) DDR4-3000 Memory ($169.99 @ Amazon) Storage: Samsung 950 PRO 512GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($297.49 @ Micro Center) Storage: Seagate Barracuda 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($86.88 @ OutletPC) Video Card: EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB Superclocked+ ACX 2.0+ Video Card ($649.99 @ B&H) Case: Corsair Air 540 ATX Mid Tower Case ($124.99 @ Amazon) Power Supply: EVGA SuperNOVA P2 850W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($109.99 @ NCIX US) Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM (64-bit) ($87.95 @ OutletPC) Case Fan: Corsair SP140 49.5 CFM 140mm Fan ($14.99 @ Amazon) Monitor: Asus PB278Q 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($408.00 @ B&H) Monitor: Asus PB278Q 60Hz 27.0" Monitor ($408.00 @ B&H) Keyboard: Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard ($129.99 @ Best Buy) Mouse: Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Wired Optical Mouse ($48.99 @ Amazon) Other: HUE+ ($59.99) Other: Grid+ V2 ($29.99) Other: Belkin 12 Outlet Surge Protector With Telephone & Coax Protection ($29.93) Other: Corsair Gaming MM200 Cloth Gaming Mouse Mat - Extended ($29.99) Other: EZM Deluxe Dual Monitor Mount Stand Free Standing up to 28" ($57.95) Total: $3559.07 Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-02-16 22:22 EST-0500 Also, still looking good monitors so if you have any suggestions head here. Please keep in mind that I understand a few of parts can be cheaper (case, LED, etc) but I want them for cosmetics. Please let me know if everything is compatible and will have ANY issues.
  24. Hello everybody. I really need some of your expertise, maybe even the mighty server guy - @LinusTech. So here's the deal. A few months ago I bought a Synology DS216se budget, honestly very bad, NAS. So I was wondering about buying a new one, DIY. Here's a list of the parts I chose: NZXT Tempest 210 - Case Xigmatek 600W - PSU, Chinese 2 x Unbranded 4GB RAM 3/4 x WD Red Zalman FX70 - Fanless cooler Intel Celeron G1840 Please feel free to recommend other hardware, but my real question comes here: I want to store lots of movies, TV Series, Backups and other files. What I really want to is have these in a non-redundant setup. What would be really cool, if these were seen as one big harddrive to the user, and if one the drives fail, the data on the HDD is lost, but the others untouched. This should be completely transparent to the user. Hope you can help. Thanks, Simon
  25. Hello guys yesterday everything was fine with my network. Today when i started my computer the internet was gone..... after i start Troubleshoot problems to find and repair the problem i find out that the problem was this: The Diagnostics Policy Service is not running I watched few youtube but my tries to fix the problem are unsuccessful, please help me! Things i tried: - I tried to start it up manually from RUN > Services.mcs but i got that message: Windows could not start the Diagnostics Policy Service on Local Computer. Error 5: Access is denied. - I tried to System Restore but unfortunately i dont have any restore points. Thank you in advance!