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  • PCI Express 4.0 Corrosion Risks of Watercooling and Podcast on YouTube
  • PCI Express 4.0 Corrosion Risks of Watercooling and Podcast on YouTube


    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren McCain
    Time: 30:01

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    Originally recorded September 2016

    Show Notes

    PCI Express 4.0
    In this first segment the duo talk about the proposed PCI Express 4.0 specification that was introduced during the Intel Developer Forum.   Along with the normal increase in overall bandwidth the specification calls for full reverse compatibility and will be increasing the power delivery from a relatively low level to something higher, on the order of 300 to 500 watts.  The question in this segment is what will that do to current motherboard designs?

    Related Links
    PCI Express 4.0 on Wikipedia

    Corrosion Risks of Watercooling
    Dennis and Darren finished their casemodding and watercooling project that created the wonderful Core V51 mod and Dennis though it would be a good idea to share it on Reddit.  While the post received several upvotes the comments posted were mostly negative citing that the Thermaltake radiators are made from aluminum. 

    This of course is true and something Dennis noted in his review of the radiator however, the corrosion risks are relatively minimal provided that certain steps are taken to minimize risk including the coolant used and proximity of components in your loop.  In this segment the duo discuss some of the reasons and history behind why corrosion can be a problem and to some theories as to why people continue to believe incorrect information.

    Related Links
    Pacific Mod Article on Reddit 
    Galvanic Corrosion on Wikipedia

    Hardware Asylum Podcast on YouTube
    In an attempt to reach a new demographic Dennis has started encoding past Hardware Asylum Podcast episodes and pushing those episodes to YouTube.  The purpose of this move is to extend the social reach of Hardware Asylum both on the YouTube platform and also with Google due to a slight increase in SEO juice.

    There is very little chance any of the past episodes will go viral but it does give listeners of the show another platform to listen from and one other way for new listeners to find us.

    For those of you interested the script Dennis used to encode the back catalog is below.  It is a simple MP3 to MP4 conversion using a single image matched with an audio track.  The resulting file is 1080p and roughly 200megs, or about 10x the size of the original MP3 source.

    Ffmpeg encoding script
    for %%a in ("*.mp3") do ffmpeg -loop 1 -i podcast_background_1080.png -i "%%a" -c:v libx264 -tune stillimage -c:a aac -strict experimental -b:a 192k -pix_fmt yuv420p -shortest "%%~na.mp4"

    Related Links
    Hardware Asylum on YouTube

    Episode 68 featured music:
    Little People - Start Shootin' (http://www.littlepeoplemusic.com/)