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    Bit-tech best hardware of 2010



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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    Agreed, saw this earlier, was unimpressed.

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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    Sigh....no surprises here mate

    Just an example:

    Best Budget CPU goes to the:

    Intel Pentium G6950

    I fail to see this being a "budget" chip based on 3 key points:

    1. The need for a decent after market cooler, motherboard, and PSU (okay there is technically 3 there)
    2. Basing its abilitly on its potential rather than its merits
    3. Dual core anyone?


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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    The cooler is interesting, if a bit insane. If they adapted it from cooling aquariums to something a bit more small scale it'd probably be cheaper, smaller, less noisy, use less power and easier to install.

    Still, if you could install it through a wall to remove noise I'd actually rate it as not unreasonable, even if I currently use a whisper quiet air cooled solution.

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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    No mention of anything ati/amd

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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    No mention of anything ati/amd
    That was the first thing i noticed and so i didn't go past the first page.
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    Bias of CPC carries on...

    Thank god I have cancelled my subscription.

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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    They're the same company?
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
    CAT-THE-FIFTH: "The Antec 300 is a case which has an understated and clean appearance which many people like. Not everyone is into e-peen looking computers which look like a cross between the imagination of a hyperactive 10 year old and a Frog."
    TKPeters: "Off to AVForum better Deal - £20+Vat for Free Shipping @ Scan"
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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    Same reason I stopped buying it, completely biased rubbish written mostly by people (probably childish fanboys) who don't know what they're talking about. And they assume everyone is going to OC the pants off any hardware they buy.
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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    They're the same company?
    Yes. They are both owned by Dennis publishing.

    They even say to wait for the GTX560 in their HD6950 review FFS especially when they seem to have no idea how it will perform. It is most likely to be around the same as a GTX470. If it is any faster there would be little point in getting a GTX570 then!

    On top of this an HD6870 already competes with a GTX470 and is a smaller GPU then either a GF104 or GF100.

    They even don't bother to consider core unlocking in their AMD CPU tests and use programmes which tend to work better for Intel processors too.


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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    Hmm I really want to sign up just to moan about this, I shouldn't let it get to me so much really and I know it's wasted breath (or in this case, err, letters) especially considering most of the commenters seem to be Intel/Nvidia fanatics. I'd probably be better posting it on Youtube and watch as the storm brews. xD
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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    The problem is that Custom PC and Bit-tech are widely read by many people in the UK who want to build their own PCs.


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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    Thats why they have a superior folding team then, everyone buying Nvidia and Intel
    Kalniel: "Nice review Tarinder - would it be possible to get a picture of the case when the components are installed (with the side off obviously)?"
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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    Wow this thread moves pretty quick.
    @Cat: oh I've cringed sooo many times reading their magazines. I even bought one recently to see if it was any better and because some round-up caught my eye but it's just the same old. I mean the price you pay for a magazine that's barely thicker than a bit of toilet paper you'd expect some decent content in it! Unprofessional reviews annoy me so much, not because they affect me as it's generally obvious when it's been done right, but because they mislead other people, especially newcomers, into buying what might be a load of complete rubbish. All they're interested in is getting freebies from the companies after putting no effort in, and the companies know they will get a good review regardless of how bad their product is. Not meaning to point any fingers (plenty of people do it) but there is a certain popular Youtube reviewer who's conclusion is invariably 'great' or 'kickass' every time...

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    Re: Bit-tech best hardware of 2010

    ATM,there seems to be no K series Core i3 CPUs. This means that unless you spend over £100 for a K series Core i5 overclocking will be limited.

    I assume Bit-tech will come up with some creative excuses then.


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