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scojer

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Man I'm still waiting to get mine. It says I'll get it between July and September.
 

equinox654

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The external heatsink is stupid. I would have machined fins into the mounting plate they used for it.
 

equinox654

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Hi! You must be new to LTT.
Lol no, I've seen his videos since the beginning. It seems like they go through waves of decent content and crap content. Also his new hair cut is stupid. When he grew the beard he somewhat seemed like a man.... the hair kills it now though lol.
I just find it off putting that a guy nearly my age acts so immature. I guess it works with the younger audience though, he seems a lot more normal on his podcast though.

The heat sink mod is not impossible to do practically though. I have a 3d printer sized cnc router that is "supposed" to be able to cut aluminum.

If I were going to do it. I would get a spare back case and cut it out to fit a 1/4" thick aluminum plate with fins machined into it Have it run left to right over 3/4 of the back area of the device. Mill out the center for a low profile fan and but a plate on top of the heatsink to cap it off and force air flow and have vents on both ends to exhaust hot air.

Not to scale, because I just grabbed a random fan off grab cad, but it wouldn't matter anyway. You would need to mod it to raise tdp to get any use out of it.
 

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elvn

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Lol no, I've seen his videos since the beginning. It seems like they go through waves of decent content and crap content. Also his new hair cut is stupid. When he grew the beard he somewhat seemed like a man.... the hair kills it now though lol.
I just find it off putting that a guy nearly my age acts so immature. I guess it works with the younger audience though, he seems a lot more normal on his podcast though.

The heat sink mod is not impossible to do practically though. I have a 3d printer sized cnc router that is "supposed" to be able to cut aluminum.

If I were going to do it. I would get a spare back case and cut it out to fit a 1/4" thick aluminum plate with fins machined into it Have it run left to right over 3/4 of the back area of the device. Mill out the center for a low profile fan and but a plate on top of the heatsink to cap it off and force air flow and have vents on both ends to exhaust hot air.

Not to scale, because I just grabbed a random fan off grab cad, but it wouldn't matter anyway. You would need to mod it to raise tdp to get any use out of it.


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Edit: Joke aside, I have to give Linus credit since for all you can like or dislike about him and his show - he does seem to be a consumer advocate and is vocal about business practices that abuse gamers / pc hardware consumers. He has a big enough platform that the message can be heard loud and clear (even if a little high pitched). :D
 
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Saturn_V

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I've never had an issue with his channels/content. I think his broadcast persona is pretty good compared to when he started as a retail voicebox for NCIX. I'm still entertained by his masterful seques into advertising content. I've worked with 20-year broadcasting professionals that can't transition as smoothly as he can.
 

SeymourGore

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Yeah, I don't mind Linus either - his videos are mostly entertaining marketing fluff pieces, however he has helped out smaller Youtubers when they're getting squeezed by companies (the HUB vs Nvidia incident being the one I remember most recently). His voice I don't mind either, because I'm also a Rush fan.

Jayz2cents, though - there's something off with that guy. Not sure if it's because the way he complains constantly on Twitter (whether its fans bugging him for asking questions about his contests, people complaining about his 'clickbait' titles, or him complaining that certain subjects don't get enough views) or his video content lately has been opinion pieces/rehashes of what other channels are doing (just with less technical information). Oh, and I remember him getting into it with Old Bennett over something (I think it was over EK shenanigans). I didn't like how Jayz and his fellow Youtuber/fanbase dogpiled on poor old Bennett.
 
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