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

  • Published: 08 August 2019
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    The Asrock EPC621D4I-2M makes NO sense... but that's exactly what made me fall in love with it.

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Comments • 4 877

    ABMNS PRODUCTION  1 hours back

    No love for the case in the video description though :/

    • Boxzapp
      Boxzapp  1 hours back

      I'LL TAKE IT!!!

      • gamtax
        gamtax  3 hours back

        Dual Ethernet port? Maybe I can build my pfSense rig with this thing... 😏

        • nappydrew
          nappydrew  5 hours back

          Threadripper thinks your little build is adorable...

          • Osama Abu Jaber
            Osama Abu Jaber  5 hours back

            came for the review stayed for the schwippity schwapitty

            • Marko K.
              Marko K.  6 hours back

              Another 2080TI....

              • ee w
                ee w  11 hours back

                In China, Linus is not called Linus, but Bai Lyric King because he asks too much hardware from the manufacturer.

                • luckbox63
                  luckbox63  16 hours back

                  You could add a RAID controller card, use a DAS enclosure and have a pretty slick ESXi host.

                  • Tobias Stamenkovic
                    Tobias Stamenkovic  18 hours back

                    Im dumbstuck by the fact that this puny VRM didnt blow up right away. Give it a month tho...

                    • Laura Baker
                      Laura Baker  19 hours back

                      I use a core 2 duo

                      • Private Account
                        Private Account  21 hours back

                        Not dumb... choices breed innovation.. someone could decide to make their own case with this exact size and add say an external water cooler for show

                        • MEDIATECH INFO
                          MEDIATECH INFO  1 days back

                          I need your card

                          • Werner Roets
                            Werner Roets  1 days back

                            Why didn't you test the system before putting it in the case? Come on...

                            • Jeff Miller
                              Jeff Miller  1 days back

                              Looks like my next Plex media server ...hehehehe

                              • David Williams
                                David Williams  1 days back

                                i like to put my finger on fans and stop them. muahahaha i'm more powerful than you mr fan!

                                • Garrett Ord
                                  Garrett Ord  1 days back

                                  You know a piece of hardware is good when Linus goes in expecting it to be junk, and has nothing but positive things to say by the end of the video.

                                  • Archibald Doogan
                                    Archibald Doogan  1 days back

                                    You are welcome to send me any spare RTX 2080 Ti's you don't need for more than horsing around. Just saying...

                                    • Santiago Martínez
                                      Santiago Martínez  2 days back

                                      1:00 no u

                                      • Chris Musty
                                        Chris Musty  2 days back

                                        Watercooling project next?
                                        1 case 10 computers?

                                        • JT7868
                                          JT7868  2 days back

                                          I actually need this (minus the 2080... Never thought I'd say that). I work in Kubernetes and live in London so a small form factor board that can run a 28 core processor and ECC memory would be my whole lab easily under the desk in my tiny English room. Trust me, running nested VMs needs a proper processor, which usually requires a blade, which is always nicer with a rack... None of which would fit nicely in my tiny little room (not to mention the noise!). Now that ITX mobo on the other hand... Asrock built that board just for me!

                                          • John Orgovan
                                            John Orgovan  2 days back

                                            14:24 looks at entire graphics card "its probably something to do with this" XD

                                            • 800lb Gorilla
                                              800lb Gorilla  2 days back

                                              The Asrock EPC621D4I-2M is designed specifically for short-depth server enclosures. It allows inferencing at the edge in a compact form factor, for very niche uses. Many design trade-offs were required, as noted in the beginning of your review.

                                              • ChaosBug
                                                ChaosBug  2 days back

                                                Scrapyard Wars when will there be more!

                                                • Hezi Shalit
                                                  Hezi Shalit  2 days back

                                                  Hey linus!
                                                  The reason you couldn't configure a raid between the M.2. SSDs is because they're nvme based and not sata.
                                                  Which means they are directly connected to the cpu without and raid controller - that means there is no component to make the raid.. you can create the raid using fdisk on Linux or other solutions. Would love to be in assist any time :)

                                                  • SolarDeathDragon
                                                    SolarDeathDragon  2 days back

                                                    I wonder what would be the best PC case for building a gaming PC would be?

                                                    • Myk Q
                                                      Myk Q  1 days back

                                                      Nzxt h500

                                                  • GTAHUD
                                                    GTAHUD  2 days back

                                                    They pulled an Apple and removed the headphone jack. I see what you did there ASROCK... I see what you did there.

                                                    • Zen Hap
                                                      Zen Hap  2 days back

                                                      Linus in 1 hour:
                                                      "I was accidentally still Bitcoin mining in the background but I didn't notice"

                                                      • Bane BlackGuard
                                                        Bane BlackGuard  2 days back

                                                        portable LAN party server ?

                                                        • SevDev
                                                          SevDev  2 days back

                                                          Maybe this board could be interesting for building advanced robots? Doing math, physic simulation of what it sees? For machine learning GPUs are of course more important, I know.

                                                          • The Spectator
                                                            The Spectator  2 days back

                                                            Now please dear Linus, donate that piece of art to me :) pls

                                                            • Arne Coelus
                                                              Arne Coelus  2 days back

                                                              *cries in 2 cores, 4 threads core i3-380m with integrated graphics*

                                                              • diminished
                                                                diminished  7 hours back

                                                                Having integrated graphics in 2019 must be in breach of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.

                                                            • Андрей Руссков

                                                              10:15 a chess piece?

                                                              • Daniel B
                                                                Daniel B  2 days back

                                                                quick question: why dont people apply thermal paste the way we were taught back in the day? you know... to evenly spread it as much as possible and as flat as possible to get maximum contact between both surfaces? do chips now not care how heat is disbursed evenly?

                                                                • Link the Lizard
                                                                  Link the Lizard  2 days back

                                                                  Linus, Where did you learn so much about computers?

                                                                  • Tomáš Vician
                                                                    Tomáš Vician  2 days back

                                                                    10:17 chess?

                                                                    • Ryan Johnson
                                                                      Ryan Johnson  2 days back

                                                                      The screw reminds me of a Chess BISHOP. You nasty Linus

                                                                      • Filipe Coelho
                                                                        Filipe Coelho  2 days back

                                                                        "Speaking of dumb... You would be dumb if you didn't check our sponsor today" Nice save there Linus :D

                                                                        • Andrew Triebe
                                                                          Andrew Triebe  2 days back

                                                                          I want that case.

                                                                          • Maria Ozawa
                                                                            Maria Ozawa  2 days back

                                                                            linus please stop talking about intel sockets.. they are so confusing now. just kidding! but yes they are

                                                                            • Peter Brockie
                                                                              Peter Brockie  2 days back

                                                                              Someone let Dennis know he has his PortaPros on backwards. :D (18:58)

                                                                              • halicon74
                                                                                halicon74  2 days back

                                                                                I always warm my thermal past up in a cup with hot water

                                                                                • CATS&RAIN
                                                                                  CATS&RAIN  2 days back

                                                                                  i hope somehow linus giggles while reading comments and suddenly he wanna give a free high-end PC for me :(

                                                                                  • Ojisan WTF
                                                                                    Ojisan WTF  2 days back

                                                                                    2030 Linus: let see this entry level obsolete 28core if still can keep up with current games.

                                                                                    • Walt Kowalski
                                                                                      Walt Kowalski  2 days back

                                                                                      commie fuck

                                                                                      • elraito
                                                                                        elraito  2 days back

                                                                                        Low I/O, next no peripherals. Piece aimed at cryptominers?

                                                                                        • Jacob K
                                                                                          Jacob K  2 days back

                                                                                          I have been itching to upgrade my Ncase M1 build from my Asrock X99 ITX. I love these little boards. Mine has been rock solid with an overclocked 6800k through high temps and low, mismanaged cooling, and good cooling. Overclocked and stock. It's done it all without complaint. I've mostly been using it at 4.1GHZ on one of Noctua's server coolers and left it untouched for years though. I trust Asrock's engineering team due to the fact that this thing has held up so well. Now I'm going to watch the rest of the video and cringe at the price thank you for your time.

                                                                                          • Jacob K
                                                                                            Jacob K  2 days back

                                                                                            Disappointed in no USB front panel connections though. Hopefully they come out with another version with more port selection like the X99E. It's one of the reasons I love it so much. It has more ports than an ITX LGA 2011-3 socket board has a right to.

                                                                                        • thespydk
                                                                                          thespydk  2 days back

                                                                                          Where and how did you get the "Gade - Denmark" shirt in the background, and why??

                                                                                          • Daimo
                                                                                            Daimo  2 days back

                                                                                            You should use something like X-plane 11 for a CPU game test.

                                                                                            • Nikita Roumiantsev
                                                                                              Nikita Roumiantsev  16 hours back

                                                                                              Daimo X Plane is pretty terribly optimised for multi core systems so it wouldn’t be a very accurate representation of performance