This motherboard is STUPID.. and I love it!!

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  • Mal-2 KSC
    Mal-2 KSC  12 hours back

    I'd shoehorn a USB 3 hub in there somehow. Maybe even modify it to use the front panel headers instead of the normal output connectors, and you can then use it any time you run into this situation (no front port headers) at the cost of one port on the back. In this case I think I'd cascade one of those four into four more on top rather than sending it to the front. (I'd always want one of the two ports left open to "go direct" with a flash drive like the Samsung Fit that will happily gobble up power way beyond spec to increase write speeds -- but hubs usually won't feed it what it wants.)

    • Raging For MIKE ROWE
      Raging For MIKE ROWE  12 hours back

      What the Jazz 😂

      • Vsauce No u
        Vsauce No u  14 hours back

        Yeah, *A chess piece*

        You grow up, linus

        • Perseus Arkouda
          Perseus Arkouda  19 hours back

          that's pretty damn cool compact production rig

          • kev bow
            kev bow  1 days back

            usb can surport upto 12-16 different devices from one port with a board or rach of usb ports.

            • D Allen
              D Allen  2 days back

              Jeez! All I want is a 32 core wotsit with one petabyte of thingy, and loads of spiny, or non spinny things that will allow me to Irritate the fuck out of my relatives with crap, poorly synchronised sound, poorly coloured, and graded, video, whilst forcing them to sit there and watch everything in glorious 8K (filmed on a Red 8K camera).

              • CW Roberts Tablet
                CW Roberts Tablet  2 days back

                This is 2019, why did they use a VGA port and not something else like hdmi?

                • Horked
                  Horked  2 days back

                  AMI bios lol

                  • Crazy Panda
                    Crazy Panda  3 days back

                    Couldn't you rotate that heatsink 90 degrees to get linear airflow?

                    • Climate Change Fan Club

                      my kid wants to be linus when he grows up, he's already expert at dropping lego bricks, and even attempted to mod my gaming rig, decorating it with half chomped, soggy toast triangles covered in marmite, and an attempt at liquid cooling using a bottle of toddler formula milk. It's important to start them young......

                      • Mister Doctor
                        Mister Doctor  5 days back

                        The intro theme. Lol

                        • Manoj Varughese
                          Manoj Varughese  5 days back

                          says it's stupid and then loves it. I love it.

                          • Sam Hartman
                            Sam Hartman  6 days back

                            It may be the GPU isn’t working right or it is the motherboard

                            5 seconds later...
                            we have another 2080ti to try!
                            (Cuz we have plenty😎)

                            • truthbeacon
                              truthbeacon  6 days back

                              This isn't stupid at all, it is a purpose-built board for certain autonomous transportation projects, which require a LOT of processing power...

                              • Alexander Rose
                                Alexander Rose  7 days back

                                I would really love to at least own ONE DAMN GTX2080TI :D. And Linus just pulls out a brand new Founders card just because he can do it. thisis so funny.... funny and depressing at the same time :D

                                • Alex W
                                  Alex W  7 days back

                                  Why is this CPU $10,000?

                                  • Mickey Knox
                                    Mickey Knox  1 weeks back

                                    I bet you don't really have any friends.

                                    • lord storm
                                      lord storm  1 weeks back

                                      my reply to the comment: "can't imagine why anyone would" if i or you did then obviously anyone would.

                                      • Conner Manning
                                        Conner Manning  1 weeks back

                                        Casually has another $1200 graphics card just lying around

                                        • THEsuperCourier
                                          THEsuperCourier  1 weeks back

                                          Don't hate me, I'm just a very sexual being. This video also had no purpose. Good night and god bless.

                                          • frvo
                                            frvo  1 weeks back

                                            Got RTX2080 like I have dishes to do

                                            • Xelgadis
                                              Xelgadis  1 weeks back

                                              This looks like a waste of a perfectly good RTX 2080 Ti… you should just give the graphics card to me instead. xD

                                              • aeliar
                                                aeliar  1 weeks back

                                                Still reading CPU speed from task manager... srsly Linus?
                                                Well in that case, my i5-3570k runs at 5,7GHz idle...

                                                • Bobby Walker
                                                  Bobby Walker  1 weeks back

                                                  I love how Linus more/less makes fun of the sponsor advertising by making it sound like a joke and sabotaging the people who are paying him money :)

                                                  • Ron Wilson
                                                    Ron Wilson  2 weeks back

                                                    Wow, Linus swaps out 2080 ti video cards like i would swap out a bad power cord...and then thinks he nothing of it. #imsoeffingjealous

                                                    • D Costello
                                                      D Costello  2 weeks back

                                                      Put this thing into the RVZ02

                                                      • Tzeff NL
                                                        Tzeff NL  2 weeks back

                                                        Wow! 0.0

                                                        • Julius Zietlow
                                                          Julius Zietlow  2 weeks back

                                                          I would use a water cooling block on this cpu and Mainboard. Maybe a case with the pipes having connectors on the back to connect a very small but powerful Server to some Kind of water pipes that come out of the wall. So you would have very powerful and small Workstations/Servers only connected to power and some watercooling-circuit.

                                                          • Emmett Perrenoud-Moore
                                                            Emmett Perrenoud-Moore  2 weeks back


                                                            • J D
                                                              J D  2 weeks back

                                                              Might seem STUPID to hardcore techies but it has its place in the marketplace IMHO. Years ago I built what I intended to be a small form factor HD media PC for my grandparents that would be able game a little bit while using as little power as possible. I bought the lowest wattage multi-core cpu I could at the time, the best PCI-slot powered GPU i could and stuck it in a sexy mini-itx Lian Li case with a blu ray drive, SSD, 80+ cert PSU. It's still running great/snappy to this day and I think it's extremely sexy and small for a non-Apple desktop tower. The small case means that even my senior citizen grandparents can easily carry and move if needed and it's connected directly to a HDTV with HDMI so cabling is very simple for them. I could see mini-itx being appreciated by people who often carry their desktop to LAN parties as well. The only thing I suggest for people building a mini-itx desktop is getting a case that has the PSU aiming outward like the case in this video! It's the one thing that bothers me a lot about the mini-itx case I bought. Such a simple design switch that will give much lower temps and thus lower power consumption. Sorry for the wall of text but I felt like I had to comment in defense of mini-itx!

                                                              • Cboyz
                                                                Cboyz  2 weeks back

                                                                why are Noctua fans always brown/tan? I understand if they don't get on the LED trend but at least do black. That brown/tan is pretty boring IMHO.

                                                                • 魂魄緑
                                                                  魂魄緑  2 weeks back

                                                                  Noctua Chromax fans are probably what you're looking for.

                                                              • HZG Spectrum
                                                                HZG Spectrum  2 weeks back

                                                                Lol imagine dropping a $5000 CPU

                                                              • MrJugNut
                                                                MrJugNut  2 weeks back

                                                                How is this board dumb? It's meant for data centres‎ where there trying to get as much CPU power per square inch as possible.

                                                                • Andy Grace
                                                                  Andy Grace  1 weeks back

                                                                  Exactly. The last thing it's designed for is gaming. It's perfect for these newish dual mini-ITX motherboard setup. That's 112 threads in 2U rack case.

                                                              • Guga Caldeira
                                                                Guga Caldeira  2 weeks back

                                                                I would built a new PLEX server with this board... love it!

                                                                • Jose Herrera
                                                                  Jose Herrera  2 weeks back

                                                                  Baby Groot?

                                                                  • Idan Chen
                                                                    Idan Chen  2 weeks back

                                                                    LOL a chess piece

                                                                    • Tibilius
                                                                      Tibilius  2 weeks back

                                                                      I like how everybody is focused on the 2 2080Ti's when he has a $10,000 CPU just right next to him.

                                                                      • Tibilius
                                                                        Tibilius  3 days back

                                                                        Climate Change Fan Club
                                                                        Yeah, but I referred to all the ppl pointing out how rich he must be because he just had another 2080Ti casually sitting around, when he, at the same time, also has a $10,000 CPU just right next to him :D

                                                                      • Climate Change Fan Club
                                                                        Climate Change Fan Club  3 days back

                                                                        yeah, but if you can harness the raw compute power of those 2 GPU's it'll leave the 10 grand CPU standing. a theoretical 28 Teraflops at 32 bit precision.

                                                                    • John M
                                                                      John M  2 weeks back

                                                                      check the fan's pwm pin

                                                                      it has power, because it is spinning, it has ground because power cannot flow without a complete circuit thats 2 wires
                                                                      it has a tachometer readout, thats another 1 wire
                                                                      its spinning at full speed regardless of input, which sounds like a fan that doesnt have a tachometer pin and runs at 100% speed, which is indicative of fan headers that do NOT support voltage control for 3 pin fan headers. thats another 1 wire
                                                                      pwm fans have 4 pins
                                                                      conclusion: the pwm fan pin is either damaged, covered, or bent out of place and not getting full contact

                                                                      • Johannes Dolch
                                                                        Johannes Dolch  2 weeks back

                                                                        Wow that "mini" usb 2.0 internal header would drive me nuts. Why the hell are you doing something like this...

                                                                        • Dan Magoo
                                                                          Dan Magoo  2 weeks back

                                                                          Can you play Minesweeper on it?

                                                                        • Nyco David
                                                                          Nyco David  2 weeks back

                                                                          question: How did you know that the channels aren`t working. My system is not booting up until I changed mobo and ram, still don`t know if Mobo or ram is faulty.

                                                                          • Martin Kostadinov
                                                                            Martin Kostadinov  2 weeks back

                                                                            @10:00 eeeh :D :D

                                                                            • Donny Jouling
                                                                              Donny Jouling  2 weeks back

                                                                              Only in my dreams i will ever get even that faulty 2080 :(

                                                                              • Da Mighty Shabba
                                                                                Da Mighty Shabba  2 weeks back

                                                                                ....Linus..... "I could get used to using a 10 thousand dollar CPU.... Wow!"...... Yep... Yeah.... thanks L...... hehehehe.

                                                                                • red dies
                                                                                  red dies  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Bro u have too many system....I hope u would give please some of your PC' that they could enjoy gaming....😁😁😁😁

                                                                                • GearSecond YT
                                                                                  GearSecond YT  2 weeks back

                                                                                  tbh i dont mind the broken 2080ti

                                                                                  • Robert Solano-Sanchez
                                                                                    Robert Solano-Sanchez  3 weeks back


                                                                                    • Aluze
                                                                                      Aluze  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Gimmie this socketed for the new ryzen APU's