Gaming with a FAT GPU on the Google Meet Video Conference Computer

Bringus Studios
22 Mar 202425:51

Summary

TLDRIn this entertaining and technical video, the creator tackles the challenge of upgrading the Google Chromebox with a GPU to enhance its gaming capabilities. Despite facing numerous obstacles, including compatibility issues and overheating concerns, the video documents the process of installing an AMD graphics card using an NVMe adapter and Oculus Link cable. The creator also shares his experiences with various games, highlighting the performance improvements and occasional setbacks. The video is a testament to the creator's persistence and ingenuity in pushing the limits of the Chromebox, ultimately achieving a significant boost in gaming performance despite the inherent 'Jank' of the system.

Takeaways

  • ๐ŸŽฎ The video involves an attempt to improve the gaming performance of a Google Chromebox by installing a GPU.
  • ๐Ÿ”ง The process includes overcoming hardware limitations, such as the lack of a PCI Express slot and using adapters to connect the GPU.
  • ๐Ÿ’ก The video creator experiments with different graphics cards and settings to find the optimal configuration for the Chromebox.
  • ๐Ÿ› ๏ธ The creator faces several challenges, including high CPU temperatures and power supply issues, which are addressed by modifying the cooling system and using a more powerful adapter.
  • ๐ŸŽฒ Despite the initial struggles, the end result shows a significant improvement in gaming performance across various games.
  • ๐Ÿ”„ The video highlights the importance of having a proper airflow and cooling system to prevent overheating during intensive tasks like gaming.
  • ๐ŸŒ The creator uses an NVMe adapter to connect the GPU, which is not standard and results in a PCIe 3.0 x2 link instead of the usual x4 or x16.
  • ๐Ÿ’ป The video provides a detailed look into the process of upgrading a Chromebox, including the use of AliExpress adapters and the installation of a second RAM stick.
  • ๐ŸŽฅ The creator shares his experience with the Google Chromebox, including its limitations and potential for improvement, in a humorous and engaging manner.
  • ๐Ÿค– The video also discusses the concept of data privacy and the use of a VPN to protect sensitive information from data brokers.
  • ๐ŸŽ The video ends with a mention of a sticker pack available on the creator's Etsy store, featuring various logos and an Among Us impostor design.

Q & A

  • What is the main issue the author is trying to address with the Google Chromebox?

    -The main issue is the lack of a dedicated GPU, which results in poor gaming performance and the system being limited by its integrated graphics.

  • What is the first modification the author attempts to make to the Chromebox?

    -The first modification is to install a GPU in the Chromebox to improve its graphics capabilities.

  • What is the purpose of the UL link cable mentioned in the script?

    -The UL link cable is used to connect the GPU to the Chromebox through the NVMe slot, as there is no direct PCI Express slot available.

  • What is the role of the oculink adapter in the modification process?

    -The oculink adapter is used to convert the NVMe slot into a port that can accommodate the GPU, allowing it to be connected to the Chromebox.

  • What is the issue with the Wi-Fi card in the Chromebox?

    -The Wi-Fi card needs to be moved to make space for the GPU, but the author wants to retain Wi-Fi functionality, so a new home for the Wi-Fi card is required.

  • How does the author address the issue of limited PCIe lanes in the NVMe slot?

    -The author acknowledges the limitation but decides to use the best possible GPU to 'brute force' through the bottleneck, despite the reduced PCIe connection speed.

  • What is the outcome of the first test with the GPU installed?

    -The first test results in no video output from the GPU, and it does not appear in the device manager, indicating that there is a problem with the oculink adapter or the setup.

  • What is the author's strategy for dealing with the buzzing noise from the power supply?

    -The author switches to a different power supply, the TX850, which does not exhibit the buzzing noise and provides more power, resolving the issue.

  • What game is used to demonstrate the performance improvement after the GPU is installed?

    -The author uses Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5) to demonstrate the performance improvement, showing that the game runs much better with the installed GPU.

  • What is the final verdict on the Chromebox after all modifications?

    -While the modifications improve the performance and allow for better gaming, the author still dislikes the Chromebox due to the numerous issues encountered and the overall 'jank' involved in the process.

Outlines

00:00

๐ŸŽฎ Gaming on Google Meet with GPU Upgrade

The paragraph discusses the user's experience gaming on Google Meet, highlighting the issues with the initial setup and the decision to upgrade the system with a GPU. The user reflects on the potential of Google Meet and the limitations encountered during gaming, such as the lack of a PCI Express slot for the graphics card. The goal is to minimize 'jank' (poor performance) by installing a GPU, despite the challenges of fitting it into the Chromebox's design.

05:01

๐Ÿ”ง Hardware Adjustments and Wi-Fi Card Relocation

This paragraph details the process of hardware adjustments needed to accommodate the GPU installation. The user discusses the discovery of a second DIMM slot, the addition of another RAM stick, and the relocation of the Wi-Fi card. The user also addresses the challenge of connecting the Wi-Fi card antennas and the use of an adapter to fit the SSD into a different slot. The paragraph concludes with a mention of the Steam OS installation and the anticipation of testing the GPU.

10:02

๐Ÿ’ป GPU Installation and Compatibility Issues

The user narrates the process of installing the GPU using an AliExpress adapter and the initial challenges faced, including the graphics card not being recognized by the system. The paragraph also covers the troubleshooting steps, such as changing the graphics card and ordering a new adapter. The user expresses surprise and relief when the GPU finally works after installing Windows on the SSD and seeing the AMD graphics card recognized in the system.

15:02

๐ŸŽฎ Performance Testing and Gaming Experience

This paragraph focuses on the gaming performance after the GPU installation. The user shares the results of running games like GTA 5, Team Fortress 2, Doom 2016, and Far Cry 5 on the upgraded system. The narrative includes the user's observations on the FPS, graphics quality, and the limitations of the PCIe 3.0 x2 link. The user also discusses the aesthetics of the GPU and the decision to forgo an enclosure for the card.

20:05

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Final Thoughts and Challenges with Google Meet

The user reflects on the overall experience of using the Google Meet device for gaming, highlighting the challenges and the improvements made. Despite achieving better performance with the GPU, the user acknowledges that the system still has its limitations and expresses dissatisfaction with the Chromebox's inherent 'jank'. The user also gives shoutouts to the community and patrons who supported the project.

25:08

๐ŸŽ Show Appreciation and Wrap Up

In the final paragraph, the user expresses gratitude towards the supporters and the community, particularly the CRA book members. The user also mentions the sticker pack that includes various logos and an Among Us impostor, and directs interested parties to the Etsy store for purchasing these items. The paragraph concludes with a farewell note, indicating the end of the video and the user's content creation journey with the Google Meet device.

Mindmap

Keywords

๐Ÿ’กGoogle Meet

Google Meet is a video conferencing platform developed by Google. In the context of the video, it refers to the Chromebox device that the creator is attempting to enhance with a GPU for better gaming performance. The creator humorously expresses frustration with the device's limitations, especially in gaming, and uses Google Meet as a recurring subject throughout the video.

๐Ÿ’กGPU

A Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) is a specialized electronic circuit designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display device. In the video, the creator focuses on installing a GPU into the Chromebox to improve its gaming capabilities, which is a central theme of the content.

๐Ÿ’กNVMe

NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is a protocol designed for accessing high-speed storage media, such as solid-state drives (SSDs). It is used in the video to describe the type of slot where the GPU is being installed. The creator mentions that the NVMe slot is not wired up for x4, which indicates a limitation in the data transfer rate between the GPU and the Chromebox's motherboard.

๐Ÿ’กOculink

Oculink is a term used in the video to refer to a type of cable or adapter that connects the GPU to the Chromebox. It is derived from the name of the virtual reality headset company Oculus, which uses a link cable for its devices. In this context, the creator uses an 'Oculink' adapter to connect the GPU to the Chromebox's NVMe slot.

๐Ÿ’กJank

In gaming and technology, 'jank' refers to the stuttering or lagging that occurs in video games or applications due to performance issues. In the video, the creator uses the term 'Jank' to describe the poor performance of the Chromebox when gaming, and their goal is to 'minimize the Jank' by upgrading the device with a GPU.

๐Ÿ’กSSD

Solid State Drive (SSD) is a data storage device that uses solid-state memory to store persistent data. SSDs have no moving parts and are typically faster and more reliable than traditional hard disk drives (HDDs). In the video, the creator discusses moving the SSD to a different slot to make room for the GPU installation.

๐Ÿ’กWi-Fi card

A Wi-Fi card, also known as a wireless network card, is a hardware component that allows a device to connect to a wireless network. In the video, the creator discusses the need to move the Wi-Fi card to a new location within the Chromebox to accommodate the GPU installation.

๐Ÿ’กAura

In the context of the video, Aura is a service that่ตžๅŠฉๅ•† (sponsors) the video. It is mentioned as a company that provides protection against suspicious credit activity, database breaches, and identity theft. The creator promotes Aura as a way to safeguard sensitive information from data brokers, who are humorously described as a 'clan' with shady business practices.

๐Ÿ’กData Brokers

Data brokers are companies or individuals that collect and sell personal information to other companies for marketing or advertising purposes. In the video, the creator humorously refers to data brokers as a 'clan' with shady business practices, highlighting the potential invasion of privacy and misuse of personal data.

๐Ÿ’กPCI Express

PCI Express (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) is a high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard for attaching hardware devices to a computer. In the video, the creator discusses the use of PCI Express in the context of installing a GPU and the limitations of the Chromebox's x2 PCIe connection.

๐Ÿ’กSteam OS

Steam OS is a Linux-based operating system developed by Valve Corporation, designed to be a platform for video games distributed through the Steam platform. In the video, the creator mentions installing Steam OS on the Chromebox, indicating their intention to use the device for gaming purposes.

Highlights

The video begins with the creator expressing hope that the audio quality won't be a distraction.

The creator jokes about the unexpected return to the topic of Google Meet and the previous gaming experience.

The creator discusses the potential of Google Meet if it had a better GPU installed.

The plan to install a GPU in the Google Meet device is revealed, despite the lack of a PCI Express slot.

The creator shows the pre-prepped Lenovo device with the rubberized back removed.

The goal of the video is stated as minimizing 'jank' and improving the device's performance.

The creator introduces an UL link cable, which is essentially PCI Express as a cable.

The plan to make the GPU accessible from the outside of the computer case is discussed.

The creator talks about the่ตžๅŠฉๅ•† (sponsor) Aura and its role in protecting sensitive information from data brokers.

The creator discusses the process of moving the Wi-Fi card to make room for the GPU.

The creator expresses frustration with the Google Coral AI chip for not delivering the promised FPS.

The creator mentions the addition of another RAM stick for a total of 32GB of DDR4.

The creator talks about the challenges of fitting the SSD into the Wi-Fi card slot with an adapter.

The creator discusses the installation of Steam OS on the device.

The creator attempts to connect the GPU using an AliExpress adapter and faces initial issues.

The creator successfully gets the GPU to work after trying a different adapter from Amazon.

The creator talks about the performance improvements in gaming with the new GPU.

The creator concludes that despite the improvements, the Google Meet device is still far from ideal for gaming.

Transcripts

00:00

[Music]

00:04

I hope my horrible audio won't be a

00:06

distraction to

00:08

you didn't think you'd be seeing this

00:10

guy again did you yeah here we are you

00:14

me and the Google meet if you're looking

00:16

at this thing and thinking who the heck

00:18

is Google meet you didn't watch the

00:20

video where we gamed on this bad boy and

00:23

spoiler alert it wasn't the best oh this

00:26

looks bad please for the love of God get

00:28

this man some more pixels

00:30

[Laughter]

00:32

that's what a game that's running really

00:33

good looks like but it has potential in

00:36

the time between that video and now I've

00:38

done some thinking if this thing only

00:40

had a half decent GPU it would be half

00:43

decent and I'm not going to keep you

00:45

guys in suspense today we're putting a

00:47

GPU in this thing graphics cards but how

00:51

and I don't know about you but in the

00:52

first video I didn't spot a PCI Express

00:55

slot anywhere but if there's anything

00:56

that I've learned from this guy properly

00:59

terrible

01:00

it's that if you can install this then

01:02

you can install this so let's get this

01:05

bad boy open and then I'll show you guys

01:06

the game plan as you guys can see I have

01:09

pre- skinned our Lenovo today when I

01:11

took the rubberized back off of it the

01:13

first time it left a bunch of sticky

01:14

residue and as you can see that is now

01:17

gone

01:19

anyway and just simply plugging our

01:22

graphics card into the SSD slot is not

01:24

exactly all that I want to do with this

01:26

thing I want to go a little bit further

01:28

than that the goal today is to minimize

01:31

the Jank we're going bougie this time

01:33

this cable right here is UL link it's

01:36

basically just pcii Express as a cable

01:39

the goal today is to take this female

01:42

end of the oculink cable and then mount

01:44

it somewhere to the outside of the

01:46

chassis of this thing where exactly uh

01:49

I'm not 100% sure yet and by having this

01:52

accessible from the outside of the

01:53

computer you can easily plug and unplug

01:55

a graphics card from this thing without

01:57

having to have it all open like this so

01:59

if we're going to use this cable and

02:01

we're going to plug this end into a

02:02

graphics card where are we plugging this

02:04

end ain't got no port and that is where

02:08

stinky little adapter number one comes

02:10

in you take this guy put it where this

02:12

guy currently is and just like that you

02:15

have an oculink port cuz like I said

02:17

earlier these things are just PCI

02:18

Express and conveniently nvme slots are

02:21

also just PCI Express all of these

02:24

little pins in here would connect to

02:26

your motherboard and on an nvme slot

02:28

only like a fourth of these are actually

02:30

going to get hooked up but it's the best

02:32

we got so here's our SSD this is where

02:35

the operating system is currently

02:36

installed and how big was this again 256

02:40

GB you know how much sensitive info you

02:42

could store on this bad boy and you know

02:44

who I'd trust to protect it well the

02:47

sponsor of today's video Aura Aura

02:50

sponsored the first video with this

02:51

thing and they've been chomping at the

02:53

bit ever since to do it again but you

02:55

know who enjoys chomping on your bits

02:58

eating them up like a sneaky little

02:59

little data slurping rat dayum Brook

03:03

cares the ancient Pagan God of shady

03:06

business practices his cult continues on

03:09

today known as the data Brokers Clan and

03:12

there's still bad news they want nothing

03:15

more than to gather your sensitive info

03:17

about your bank accounts your identity

03:19

your credit and more all so they can

03:21

sell it for a profit without you ever

03:23

knowing whose hands your data will land

03:25

in and the worst part is that they spend

03:27

the money they make doing this on fake

03:30

Tims luckily protecting your data is

03:33

probably the easiest thing that you'll

03:34

do today it's pretty much just doing

03:36

this Ora will watch for things like

03:39

suspicious credit activity database

03:41

breaches and identity theft and they'll

03:43

alert you as soon as possible if they

03:45

find anything AA comes with a VPN that

03:47

makes tracking your online activity way

03:50

harder that fake Tim wearing cult can

03:52

smell your internet Trail like a 50s

03:54

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03:56

baked pie sitting in a window

03:58

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04:02

start a 14-day free trial today by

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scanning the QR code on the screen going

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to aura.com bringus Studios or by

04:09

clicking my link in the description but

04:12

for now in goes the ocul link adapter

04:15

look at that step one complete easy

04:18

we're basically already gaming actually

04:21

that's a lie cuz all the games are on

04:23

here so where's this guy going to go

04:25

well we're just going to keep playing

04:26

m.2 musical chairs here and we're going

04:29

to evict the Wi-Fi card but I don't

04:31

really want to give up Wi-Fi so we need

04:32

a new home for this guy look at him he's

04:35

just so cute why would you get rid of

04:36

him I can't even believe that you were

04:38

thinking that Wi-Fi card will remember

04:40

that do not worry my children I am a

04:42

benevolent Creator I have a plan for All

04:45

My Children except for this one there's

04:47

no plan for him I hate him stupid Google

04:50

Coral AI chip a chip full of lies if you

04:53

watch the first Google meet video you

04:55

would know that Google promised us 400

04:57

FPS but this isn't even 40 FPS so rest

05:00

in peiss Google Coral AI chip and long

05:03

live the Wi-Fi card also while we're

05:05

here I also discovered that there was a

05:07

second dim slot in the other video and I

05:09

didn't know that ahead of time and I

05:10

just bought a single stick of ram I have

05:12

another one of these coming and we'll

05:14

stick it in the back and we'll have 32

05:15

gigs of ddr4 I'm going to have to find a

05:18

way to get the WiFi card antennas to go

05:21

from here to like over here but I'm

05:25

confident future me can figure that out

05:28

but until then let's see what we can do

05:30

about the SSD so the Wi-Fi card slot is

05:33

not the same kind of slot that the SSD

05:36

needs to go into they're both m.2 but

05:39

this is m key and this is not but that's

05:42

okay AliExpress adapter number two saves

05:45

the

05:48

day just a little bit of Human Centipede

05:50

action no big deal uh this is a big deal

05:54

though the fan the fan be in the way UHA

05:58

and normally this is where I would say

06:01

that this looks like a problem for the

06:02

Dremel eh we still got most of the

06:05

disc but even if I did cut off a little

06:08

bit of the PCB here there's still

06:10

nowhere to mount this thing normally

06:12

there's a little screw post that you

06:14

would screw into but under there there's

06:16

nothing so actually I do have this this

06:20

is the old SSD out of my steam deck from

06:23

when I upgraded it to 1 tbte poo poo

06:25

point so now the stream location is

06:27

correct where this is poo poo point this

06:29

part of the steam deck and we're

06:30

currently here and there's like

06:32

perforations in the PCB so we can take

06:35

this Ultra tiny little SSD and look at

06:38

that it even lines up with the thing

06:39

they pre-installed oh this feels very

06:42

wrong purposely breaking a PCB I know

06:45

it's safe because all of the traces are

06:46

just in the front there but this is oh

06:49

man my mechanical sympathy alarm bells

06:51

are going off right now

06:54

[Music]

06:56

okay it's not going I don't like that

06:59

it's just bending the piss out of

07:02

it uh I don't like it I don't like

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it oh that didn't sound good oh all

07:09

right I'm going to put this by the mic

07:10

for

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[Music]

07:13

ASMR okay well that was terrible but

07:16

look at that nice little compact package

07:19

so that will go into our old Wi-Fi slot

07:23

and there's no screw post wasn't there a

07:26

screw post this just goes right into the

07:28

heat sink oh

07:30

it's right there and there we go I think

07:33

at this point I've technically installed

07:34

Steam OS on this Steam OS is installed

07:37

on this and let this be a lesson to all

07:40

you guys out there it's not about the

07:42

length it's about how you use it also

07:45

while we're in here I'm going to do

07:47

penants for my sin of absolutely

07:49

demolishing the BIOS battery slot see

07:52

you later oh shoot I have like a laptop

07:55

style bios battery that's like all

07:57

packaged here but the jst connector that

07:59

I'm going to water in there has not

08:00

arrived yet so that's for later so now

08:03

the last step I suppose is rerouting

08:05

these Wi-Fi cables oh yikes I don't

08:08

actually know if that's going to be

08:10

possible I don't know if our black cable

08:13

is going to be able to run all the way

08:15

over here so I took this off it's like

08:17

the metal frame that holds the

08:19

motherboard in yeah I didn't even know

08:20

that this came out but it does and

08:22

whether or not we can get this cable to

08:24

reach I don't know but it needs to go

08:27

through

08:28

there

08:31

that was a lot of work for a feature I'm

08:33

probably never going to use now that

08:35

we've got all the various cards moved

08:37

around let's do a sanity check and make

08:39

sure this thing still

08:42

boots yep we're good to game I was going

08:45

to be pretty bummed if I totally killed

08:47

this thing already it was not out of the

08:49

realm of possibility so logically the

08:52

next step is to hook our GPU up and see

08:55

what happens and the way we're going to

08:56

do that is with yet another AliExpress

08:59

Express adapter this one takes your

09:01

normal graphics card slot and turns it

09:03

into oculink we do need a power supply

09:05

to go with it but that's not a big deal

09:08

bada bing bada boom and just to keep it

09:11

simple for this first test we're just

09:13

going to use this radon something

09:16

graphics card plugged in ocul link

09:18

plugged in and then into here okay look

09:22

at that kind of awful kind of not too

09:24

bad but does it

09:27

work my goodness we are running out of

09:29

table space okay the graphics card wants

09:31

to take a nap so that guy's going to lay

09:34

down I guess power on oh okay now this

09:39

and and it is doing nothing maybe

09:44

there's something we have to do in the

09:45

Bios and it's not like this thing

09:47

exactly has the most normal bios so uh

09:51

we'll

09:53

see oh yikes all we can do is mess with

09:57

secure boot oh boy

10:00

okay hold on I'm going to install

10:02

Windows to the SSD real quick and then

10:04

we'll go from

10:06

there I changed out the graphics card

10:08

for this other crummier one cuz the

10:10

other one wasn't doing anything but

10:12

jok's on me cuz this one's not doing

10:14

anything either as you can see in

10:15

Windows all we have is our Intel UHD

10:18

Graphics which is what this is right

10:20

here there is a DVI cable plugged in but

10:23

it's not plugged into anything because

10:25

it doesn't matter because watch this a

10:28

whole lot of nothing I get no video from

10:30

the graphics card it doesn't show up in

10:32

device manager and trust me all of this

10:34

random crap down here none of these are

10:36

the graphics card I can guarantee you

10:38

that last time I was messing with this

10:40

thing these were all here and it's just

10:41

all the random weird Hardware that's on

10:43

this thing it's just yeah it's just kind

10:45

of like that but interestingly watch

10:47

this I'll turn the computer off and then

10:49

this guy he turns off so they are

10:53

communicating somehow I just don't

10:55

really know where the breakdown is so to

10:58

troubleshoot this I ordered another one

11:00

of these oculink adapters if this

11:02

particular oculink adapter just doesn't

11:04

work we will be able to find out after

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they show up from

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[Music]

11:12

Amazon all right what the heck this

11:14

thing is working now plugged into a real

11:17

actual computer see look at that there

11:19

it is and as you can see here we are

11:21

posted look at that Advanced Micro

11:23

Devices Inc AMD so it's certainly seeing

11:27

it why

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[Music]

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[Laughter]

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new adapter from

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Amazon it's going to make the whole

11:41

thing work I don't know where this

11:43

part's going to go in the video it's

11:44

been like 10 billion years since I

11:46

started this but it's working this is a

11:48

Radeon rx480 I was testing it with other

11:51

cards at some point but this one is

11:52

actually working the best it's hooked up

11:54

using this nvme adapter this little

11:57

stubby guy works great something

11:59

something it's not about the size you

12:01

know but don't take my word for it look

12:03

at this this is GTA 5 running on the

12:06

rx480 and I can tell you it's running on

12:08

the rx480 because this is 1080p at a mix

12:11

of high and very high settings and you

12:14

know what's even crazier those of you

12:16

that really understand what I'm about to

12:18

tell you are going to hate

12:20

this it's running at pcie by two this is

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a

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pcie3 by 2 Link I have no idea why but

12:29

this nvme slot is not wired up for buy

12:31

four or it's just not working correctly

12:33

in the firmware or something I don't

12:35

know the Wizards over on the CRA book

12:37

server are kind of figuring this out for

12:38

me right

12:39

now but this is the performance uplift

12:42

we're getting with a buy 2 connection

12:45

your graphics card has 16 little

12:47

highways that it can communicate with

12:49

the computer with but right now we are

12:51

pushing all of that traffic through just

12:53

two of them and it's still working this

12:56

well absolutely banana

12:59

the proof of concept is a resounding

13:01

success now let's minimize the

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Jank you've seen the business side but

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have you seen the gaming side you don't

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want to see my gaming side these are not

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3D printer errors these are gaming lines

13:15

we now have a beautiful cutout for the

13:18

oculink port not only that but we once

13:20

again have those grippers look at that

13:22

she ain't going nowhere one of the

13:24

prototypes for this whole back piece was

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like a completely ventilated version but

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then looking at inside of here I

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realized that this whole part right here

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is the air intake and there's actually

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some components in here that need

13:35

Cooling and they need the air to go from

13:36

here to air so instead the whole thing

13:38

is just solid and this isn't all I was

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working on oh I've been busy I soldered

13:42

in a connector for a new Coss battery I

13:44

got our second stick of 16 GB ddr4 and I

13:48

slapped that bad boy right on the back

13:50

and the only thing left to do now is

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finish off the GPU dock I've got the

13:54

general skeleton figured out already and

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I do want to make a nice ventilated

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enclosure but I didn't have the GPU on

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hand yet so I couldn't really measure it

14:05

however okay the question on everybody's

14:08

mind is this Overkill surprisingly the

14:12

answer might be no and I'll let the

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people that understand PCI Express a

14:16

little better than me clarify in the

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comments cuz I have no idea if this line

14:20

of thinking is correct but remember

14:22

earlier when I was playing GTA 5 on this

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thing on the

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rx480 oh no the a came off no

14:29

anyway when I was playing GTA 5 we

14:31

discovered that this was only a 2X link

14:34

that's actually non-standard for nvme

14:36

slots in general they're supposed to be

14:38

a bu4 link but this one just sucks

14:41

sacrifices had to be made to hook up 5

14:43

GB ethernet ports I suppose so my

14:45

thinking was if we're going to be so

14:47

limited by only a buy 2 pcie connection

14:50

we're going to want the fastest possible

14:52

card to just kind of brute force it what

14:55

I imagine to be the reason that this

14:56

thought process breaks down is because

14:59

you actually reach like a point of

15:00

diminishing returns with how much data

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you can even shove through that

15:03

connection uh and if that's the case

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this is completely

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Overkill there's definitely a bottleneck

15:10

with that by two connection and you guys

15:12

know me I'm not going to try and find

15:14

the optimal graphics card for this

15:16

situation I'm just going to install big

15:18

GPU big GPU go fast oh hey it came with

15:21

a mouse mat that's pretty cool actually

15:24

it's a repair M for when your GPU

15:26

overheats and dies it's actually not

15:28

really really that much bigger than the

15:30

1080 it's a wee bit thicker but I say

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pretty much the same footprint M radon

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scum who wants

15:38

it and just like that Bob's at your

15:41

dad's family reunion man do I even want

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to make an enclosure this is a really