Are We Crazy? 12-hour Live Stream on Sunday, March 6th with Prizes, Guests, Fun!

Subject: Editorial | March 6, 2016 - 11:05 AM |
Tagged: video, streaming out loud, sol., pcper live, live

Missed the 12-hour event? Live the magic for yourself here:

Several weeks ago, I tossed out the idea of doing a long-form live stream with the goal of showcasing for our readers, viewers and fans what we do around here. Why not dedicate a full day to interviewing guests, playing some games, doing some Q&A and putting together some projects? Well that's what we are doing.

Let me introduce you to...

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Streaming Out Loud - PCPer Live!

March 6th
Starts: 9am PT / 12pm ET
Ends: 9pm PT / 12am ET

PC Perspective Live! Page

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That's right, we are hosting a 12-hour long live stream on PC Perspective in which we will drag as many guests in with us as possible to talk shop, giveaway some hardware and celebrate PC enthusiasts and technology!



  • EVGA
    • 650 GQ Power Supply
    • 650 P2 Power Supply
    • Z170 Classified K
    • GTX 970 (3975)
  • AMD
    • AOC G2460PF FreeSync 24" 1080p TN
  • Corsair
    • VOID Surround RGB Headset
    • M65 RGB Mouse
    • Strafe RGB Keyboard MX Silent
  • Logitech
    • G502 Proteus Spectrum mouse
    • G810 Orion Spectrum keyboard
    • G640 mouse pad
  • MSI
    • X99S SLI Krait Edition motherboard
    • 5x Thunder Storm gaming mouse pads
  • OCZ Storage Solutions
    • 2x Trion 150 480GB SSDs
  • More to be confirmed!!

Activities (schedule to be determined):

  • Allyn teaches soldering
  • Future of VR discussion
  • Q&A from chat and Twitter
  • Building a table PC
  • Gaming sesssions: Rocket League, UT2004, more
  • Ken vs. Ryan Steam Controller Challenge
  • Riveting game of RISK on a table-top PC

And of course, who wouldn't want to tune in and see the carnage of a team of wily computer nerds attempt to keep a live stream on and stable for the entirety of a 12 hour day? If nothing else, it might be fun to see what breaks, right?

I want to thank our friends and sponsors for getting together some prizes for us as well as to the guests that willingly are going to spend some of their Sunday with us, all in the name of PC gaming and PC hardware! 

Have anything specific you want us to cover or discuss? Let me know in the comments below!! Don't forget to sign up for our PC Perspecgive Live! Mailing List to get the latest updates on dumb shit like this we will be doing in the future!

PS: You can find the schedule for Sunday's live stream festivities after the break!

Time (Eastern Standard) Segment
12:00pm Introduction, 3D Print Start
12:15pm Table PC Build Start
12:30pm Gaming Session #1
Giveaway #1
1:15pm Dan Baker Interview
1:45pm Table Build Check in
2:00pm Ben Kuchera Interview
3:00pm Giveaway #2
3:15pm Q&A Session
3:45pm Andrew Coonrad Gaming Session
4:45pm Table Build Finale
5:15pm David Hewlett Interview
6:00pm Giveaway #3
6:15pm Tom Petersen Interview
7:00pm Setup / Q&A
7:15pm Allyn Teaches Soldering
8:00pm Gaming: Racing with Josh
9:00pm Giveaway #4
9:15pm Jacob Freeman Interview
9:45pm Steam Controller Challenge
10:15pm Patrick Norton Interview
11:00pm RISK
Giveaway #5
12:00am THA END

Video News

March 1, 2016 | 06:27 PM - Posted by slugbug55

I'll check out some of it but not sure I'll have time to watch all 12 hrs.

March 1, 2016 | 07:26 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I'll watch some it. Any idea what time Patrick Norton will be on?

March 1, 2016 | 07:31 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Actually how about a list of guest times and segments so we don't miss anything.

March 1, 2016 | 08:18 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

I'll try to get that together closer to Sunday.

March 1, 2016 | 07:34 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I want to see some more build your own Steam Machine videos, with an emphasis on listing available, Motherboard, GPU, and other hardware that works with Steam OS. That includes building some full AMD based mini-ITX, up to the largest most powerful full AMD based gaming rigs!

I want the devices'(GPU, motherboard, other) SKU numbers listed also, so users who want to avoid M$, Intel, and Nvidia, for some more affordable Steam Machine builds can purchase hardware that they know will work with Steam OS. More information about working more open source drivers into the builds along with the normal amount of information which is readily available for the closed source drivers.

There will need to be more information in the future about installing Vulkan on all OSs, in addition to keeping up with Vulkan's progress now that Vulkan API 1.0 standard has been released!

March 1, 2016 | 08:20 PM - Posted by Randy (not verified)

I'll be tuning in and out during the day!

March 1, 2016 | 08:22 PM - Posted by Alien0227

Actually it would be awesome if your team could help me diagnose, live, why I can not install an AMD GPU in my PC since updating to Windows 10? I get boot hang, nothing happens. :) In my opinion it would make great stream content! I have an Intel 3700k on a ASUS P8Z77-V PRO MoBo, 16 GB (4x4) DDR3 1800 Crucial Ram and an AMD R9 290X GPU.

March 2, 2016 | 06:09 AM - Posted by vicky (not verified)

it maybe cause it's new harware, and newer OS blocks new hardware and says that your OS is not genuine, that maybe one reason

or just maybe hardware compatibility problems, try out all the PCI-E slots

if that doesn't work, reinstall your old system after backing up

March 2, 2016 | 01:49 PM - Posted by Cataclysm_ZA

Have you tried disabling UEFI in the motherboard's BIOS? Alternatively, there's a switch on the GPU that tells it which BIOS to use when to boot up. It's possible that the BIOS you were using is now corrupt. Switching to the other one should be possible.

March 1, 2016 | 09:50 PM - Posted by Kevin (not verified)

I want Peterson to talk about Async driver support + Why the 780Ti is almost 30% slower in newer games than the 290x. No one ever asks him the hard questions and nvidia has so far been silent about these issues.

March 2, 2016 | 02:09 AM - Posted by Jan (not verified)

This, and free sync support in pascal

March 2, 2016 | 02:13 AM - Posted by Jan (not verified)

I realise now that async can refer to both the display and the scheduler technology. Ask about both please.

March 2, 2016 | 03:56 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Asynchronous driver support is not going to do Any Good for Nvidia without the full asynchronous hardware in their GPUs to take advantage of DX12's/Vulkan's asynchronous support. That Nvidia asynchronous support implemented in software/drivers is still going to not be able to respond fast enough compared to AMD's fully implemented in hardware support in AMD's ACE units.

With Nvidia's GPU process thread dispatch and management implemented in software and not fully in hardware it means that Nvidia's core execution resources will remain idle for many clock cycles waiting for the thread management/dispatch done in software to be run to figure out how to schedule threads more efficiently, and by the time Nvidia's much slower in software thread dispatch/management solution can even be run to react to changing asynchronous thread events, many hundreds of Nvidia's execution units will remain idle for lack of a much faster hardware based GPU processor thread dispatch and management solution built into the hardware!

Nvidia does not have as fine a grain of thread scheduling/dispatch/management as AMD's fully in hardware GCN implementation, with Nvidia having to wait until the end of a draw call to schedule compute or graphics workloads on its Execution resources(shaders, CU, etc.).

Only FULLY in the hardware asynchronous compute is going to be able to operate the GPU processor thread scheduling/dispatch/management at the speeds necessary to respond to asynchronous thread events, as software solutions have to themselves be run from much slower cache, or even slower memory, compared to having the thread scheduling/dispatch/management algorithms implemented in the GPUs hardware and able to be run on the GPU's hardware units at speeds necessary to keep up with the rapidly changing thread workloads.

Why do you think that Intel runs their SMT(Hyper-Treading[TM] Intel's marketing name of Intel's version of SMT) using fully in the CPUs hardware specilized units for the CPU's thread processing/dispatch/management. Those asynchronous hyper-treading(SMT) units on Intel's CPUs operate at an even higher clock multiplied rate than the main CPU system clock to get the thread management decisions made before even one main CPU clock-cycle, or those CPU's pipelines: FPU, INT units, and other units will sit idle with no work to do, even with the instruction/other queues backed up with work waiting to be dispatched and run.

Nvidia is just going to have to get ACE type units of their own, or they will be behind with the latest in GPU hardware abilities, and unable to fully keep their GPUs execution units properly utilized. Both DX12, and Vulkan will not help if the asynchronous functionality is implemented software, as software is hundreds of times slower to run the thread management algorithms than the same algorithms that are done in the GPUs hardware like AMD does with its ACE units.

March 2, 2016 | 01:02 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I really want to win that car!

March 2, 2016 | 05:01 AM - Posted by rwmcclarin

Is any of this going to be available on your youtube channel. Like during your weekly podcast, I will be at work and will have to watch it later.

March 7, 2016 | 06:47 AM - Posted by hirogen6 (not verified)

Same boat here, at work and unable to watch. Was wondering if the stream would be cut up into segments, or just uploaded in a couple of big chunks to YouTube?

March 2, 2016 | 06:02 AM - Posted by Annnnnonymous (not verified)

i wanna the order of people coming in.....
cuz over in uk it starts at 5pm and ends at 5am.....

and i got work.....
that x99 board though.....

March 2, 2016 | 06:04 AM - Posted by vicky (not verified)

i hope the soldering, QnA, discussion and the table building comes first....

got work on Monday so i can't stay up till 5am next day....

March 2, 2016 | 06:07 AM - Posted by vicky (not verified)

i'd like to see Petersen talk about whether Pascal is gonna be a efficiency architecture or a computation architecture.....

i'm still on kepler cause maxwell double precision is just too horible

March 2, 2016 | 06:51 AM - Posted by Cataclysm_ZA

I'd really like to see Tom talk about how FlipEx works and what NVIDIA's feelings are about games distributed through the UWA platform on Windows 10. Especially now that high-profile releases like Quantum Break are appearing on there, I imagine that NVIDIA is doing their best to get things like G-Sync, 3D Surround, and SLI working in these games, and I'd like to get a sense of the complexity involved in making these things work for UWA games.

I'm also definitely tuning in for Dan Baker's chat. That's going to be really good.

March 2, 2016 | 08:58 AM - Posted by Patrick3D (not verified)

If you need advice on how to keep a stream running for 12 hours straight, reach out to the crew at StreamerHouse on Twitch, they stream 24/7.

March 2, 2016 | 10:18 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Can we get Josh to give an intro to process tech or something? You should be able to kill quite a few hours with that

March 2, 2016 | 11:14 AM - Posted by flippityfloppit...

1. Getting David Hewlett is flipping amazing.

2. Getting Ben Kuchera is flipping terrible. I will be tuning out when he comes on. I don't think a console centric apologist belongs on a PC podcast.

March 2, 2016 | 12:11 PM - Posted by marian4q

I will be tuning in! Great and fun idea guys.

March 2, 2016 | 12:24 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Do you have to tune in to all of it to participate in the contests or will the giveaway links be posted?

March 2, 2016 | 03:28 PM - Posted by YTech

Some interesting guest!
You even have David Hewlet from Stargate!

And the activities are interesting too!
Will have to take out my soldering kit and try to learn a few things from Allyn :) Maybe teach someone else while I'm at it.

** Could we have a in-chat tag system to submit questions?
A lot of questions are missed when the chat becomes overwhelmed.

Thanks :)

March 2, 2016 | 04:08 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Interesting idea, not sure how we would implement it quite yet though...

March 3, 2016 | 09:22 AM - Posted by YTech

I am not aware how you filter the chat from your end, but you could always set a Q&A user, and when we want to submit a question, the Q&A tag has to be present at the beginning.

From there, you should be able to filter only the Q&A tagged entries.

I think you've done something similar to this before, but was never implemented as a standard.

March 2, 2016 | 10:25 PM - Posted by Soonlar

Look forward to the event.

I am looking for some ideas on an old NeXT cube case build I have been wanting to do.
It's basically a 1 foot square cube case made of magnesium, so thinking I need to stick with ITX or Micro ATX to fit everything in it. Ideally want Core i7, 32GB ram, GTX 970 as the heart of the setup.

Can you help me with finding solutions on what kind of back plane to use for the mobo and mounting things in general? The back is wide open so need to find some kind of way to add some support/chassis for this whole thing to rest on securely.

Once I have that I think I can get proper parts/cooling/etc.

March 3, 2016 | 12:08 AM - Posted by MykelPlayer

Sorry, I'm a bit confused, is this the same as the party you talked about last week was it? I thought it was a VLAN party. If not will we be able to play games with you guys?? Basically I just really wanna play Rocket League with you. :)

Edit: I just found the Fragging Frogs all-day VLAN party post. (In case anyone else is also wondering, they are different things) I still really wanna plat RL with you.

March 3, 2016 | 10:54 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I know there are tons of things to work together to host a event of this size but maybe next time can you try and do it on saturday?That way people in other time zones dont miss out on the fun on their monday mornnigs.

The number of viewers may be insignificant compared to that of the those in the Americas,but just a thought

March 3, 2016 | 11:30 AM - Posted by holyneo

Try to get some VR people on(Oculus,HTC,etc), guarantee a lot would show up for those interviews. I'm gonna watch, but that would be like icing on the cake for me. :)

March 3, 2016 | 01:18 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

You guys should show the how to overclock memory on whatever board you have avail- 1150,1151...
can't wait to pop in from time to time

March 3, 2016 | 03:08 PM - Posted by Beville (not verified)

Looking forward to the 12 hours of great tv, I will like to see a server build and your take on EEC memory.

March 4, 2016 | 12:11 AM - Posted by DTUB

my body is ready!
just wondering if Logitech willing to send g440 instead ;)

March 4, 2016 | 10:39 AM - Posted by Concordion2k (not verified)

Looking forward to the stream! =]]

March 4, 2016 | 11:31 AM - Posted by Concordion2k (not verified)

An investigation as to why Chrome causes Windows 10 lock ups, and why Firefox does not, would be a cool segment!

March 6, 2016 | 01:58 AM - Posted by sunako (not verified)

most looking forward to the game of risk. good way to spend the day well GF is away working.

March 6, 2016 | 12:05 PM - Posted by dharmik28

12 Hrs!!! that's a Long stream

March 6, 2016 | 12:31 PM - Posted by turixant

12 hours live event!_WOW_ Go Sebastian, you can do that with one hand!

March 6, 2016 | 12:46 PM - Posted by Myopic

Awesome Time again!

March 6, 2016 | 01:05 PM - Posted by Ddiver

what's the address to enter contest ?

March 6, 2016 | 03:14 PM - Posted by Anthony Sisinni (not verified)

It's great what you guys do to the community. This is such a great idea!

March 6, 2016 | 11:51 PM - Posted by wraith676 (not verified)

Keep up the witty commentary guys :) loving the stream.

March 7, 2016 | 12:28 AM - Posted by Bezzell

Very fun. I enjoyed what I could watch.

March 7, 2016 | 12:43 AM - Posted by TinkerToyTech

Watched a few hours before life got in the way...

Was a lot of fun, remember, this is to help support the site and it's great content

March 7, 2016 | 01:58 AM - Posted by sensacion7

Please post an excerpt of the Open Source portion of the Live stream.



March 7, 2016 | 08:30 AM - Posted by unclelala

Missed Josh's racing and later...are you going to post these videos after?

March 7, 2016 | 09:09 AM - Posted by brisa117

This was a great event! It's clearly not something you could do very often, as I'm sure just lining up the guests was quite an undertaking. But it would be cool to see this format return maybe once a quarter or three times a year?

Also, I didn't catch it all and I'm hoping the video will be broken down into some interesting parts? Please and thank you!

March 7, 2016 | 08:37 PM - Posted by remc86007

I agree! It was way better than I expected! I'd love to see another one in the future.

March 8, 2016 | 05:30 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Ryan, do you know whether the Vive has a maximum room size? 15x15 is recommended, but what if we can do more like 25x25? Are the lighthouses the limiting factor?

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