Goodbye HardOCP - Hello Intel

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  1. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    Goodbye HardOCP - Hello Intel

    We have some big changes happening here at HardOCP. Kyle Bennett will be taking on new challenges very soon with Intel working as its Director of Enthusiast Engagement. You can read the full statement here.
     
  2. stormy1

    stormy1 [H]ard|Gawd

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    dang that sucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but happy for you if that is what is best for you!
     
  3. NoOther

    NoOther [H]ardness Supreme

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    Well...I got nothing.

    Congratulations though!
     
  4. Perilous

    Perilous Gawd

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    Congrats Kyle. Who do you trust to go to for good unbiased reviews?
     
  5. Eruden

    Eruden n00b

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    April Fools?
    Well, apparently not. Congratulations Kyle, I'm happy you found the next chapter in your life - that's awesome! I've been visiting this site daily since the very beginning, and that's because you've had the highest quality news and reviews around. I'm sure I'll find another spot to get my fix, but know that you've been the provider of countless hours of informative reading and entertainment for close to two decades now.
    Best of luck and I hope you and Intel can make a strong push into an otherwise uninspired PC enthusiast market!
     
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  6. Spartacus09

    Spartacus09 Gawd

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    Hopefully this :(?
     
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  7. AthlonXP

    AthlonXP [H]ard as it Gets

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    Congrats Kyle.. I hope we are able to keep this site alive once you leave. I assume you will have more information to come in the future?
     
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    deaedius Gawd

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    [H]ardOCP and the amazing team he has built up over the last several years!
     
  9. Verado

    Verado Limp Gawd

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    Checked a calendar.

    Congrats Kyle.
     
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    termite [H]ardness Supreme

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  11. Darunion

    Darunion 2[H]4U

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    #fakenews

    The source link seems like unreliable clickbait.

    "Effective April 1, 2019 "

    If really true though congrats and will be sad seeing you leave.
     
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  12. pj-schmidt

    pj-schmidt Limp Gawd

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    End of an era. I have been opening the HardOCP home page every morning since very near day 1. Kyle_Bennett, you will do great at Intel, but I will morn the loss of HardOCP. Best of luck.
     
  13. Johnx64

    Johnx64 My poof SuX

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  14. ThatsAgood1jay

    ThatsAgood1jay Gawd

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    Congrats Kyle, but RIP HardOCP, the only review outlet I trusted.
     
  15. OmegaAquinas

    OmegaAquinas [H]ard|Gawd

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    tenor.gif

    Or, Nice April Fools. Either way, golf clap!
     
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  16. Dahkoht

    Dahkoht Limp Gawd

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    Sweet , good for you , and hoping you get to yell at the Intel Engineers for more clock speed :)
     
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  17. bastage

    bastage Pics of your wife?

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    I was like WTF then I read "Effective April 1, 2019"
     
  18. Dayaks

    Dayaks [H]ardness Supreme

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    So ugh, important topics before you go, can you bring back [H]ardsteve?
    :D


    Sad to see you move on but happy for you. I couldn’t imagine anyone better. Good luck!
     
  19. acfrazier

    acfrazier Gawd

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    I'm torn between this being real and fake. Aaaahhhh
     
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  20. PanzeR-

    PanzeR- Limp Gawd

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    same here. Would be really sad to see hardocp go away. I just built an entire pc based from their reviews.
     
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  21. Imhotep

    Imhotep Gawd

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    This sux. I have been following this site since its inception, but one door closes another opens. Congrats on your new path. !!! We will miss you...….:D
     
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  22. yergg

    yergg [H]Lite

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    Trolls gonna Troll?
     
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  23. Krazy925

    Krazy925 2[H]4U

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    Jesus that’s a long write up for a April fools joke.

    Either way I wish you luck.
     
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    Darunion 2[H]4U

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  25. lollerwaffle

    lollerwaffle Gawd

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    Wow this is big news.

    First of all, Kyle, congratulations are in order for you to have earned this opportunity with dedication and a backbone. No other tech site, I mean none, have passed the test of time as consistently as yours. There have been times that I wondered if [H] would survive, given that you managed to call companies and people out who frankly don't like being called out and tried to punish you for it.

    All the best, I can't wait to see what you do at Intel. It'll be hard not to have my visits at [H] a few times a day, but it's for a good reason at least!
     
  26. pendragon1

    pendragon1 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    too early for bs april fools jokes.
     
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    Furious_Styles [H]ard|Gawd

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    TY for all your effort put into the website!
     
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  28. Aireoth

    Aireoth 2[H]4U

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    April fools? If not are we going to see the results of your RTX testing?
     
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    dbwillis [H]ardness Supreme

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    Congrats !
     
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    Liquid_Static Gawd

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    Congratulations!
     
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    troisanh [H]ardness Supreme

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    deruberhanyok [H]ard|Gawd

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    Well, Congratulations Kyle_Bennett ! I hope to eventually see some Intel vs. AMD rap battles between you and Scott Wasson (formerly of Tech Report, now working at AMD).

    Of the 4 or 5 tech sites I visited regularly over the last 15+ years, this was the last one that still felt true to its original self. I will be sad to see [H] go into retirement but glad there's a plan to keep the community alive.

    I also hope this isn't an early April Fools' joke, because as April Fools' jokes go it would be really mean. :(
     
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  33. Hornet

    Hornet [H]ardness Supreme

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    C'mon, its way too early for April fools joke Kyle :cry:
     
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  34. Axdrenalin

    Axdrenalin [H]ard|DCer of the Month - Nov. 2009

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    Yeah, not sure I'm buying into this.... :unsure:

    If it IS true, I figure it's the only way Intel can get him to quit being nice to AMD.
     
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    Wolf-R1 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Congrats and good luck!
     
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  36. IdiotInCharge

    IdiotInCharge [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Congrats, looking forward to seeing you at Quakecon with a blue shirt!
     
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  37. causticspill

    causticspill Limp Gawd

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    For Reals? Congrats if so!

    But also super bummed. This is the only site I come to basically daily, and the only place I come to for hardware reviews.
     
  38. eclypse

    eclypse 2[H]4U

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    I thought April fools right away..
     
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    "effective April 1st"
    Bit early guys
     
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