Goodbye HardOCP - Hello Intel

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by FrgMstr, Mar 19, 2019.

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  1. corrosive23

    corrosive23 2[H]4U

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    Think about what it means for us old timers, Ive been coming here for 19 years! I was one of the first 1000 to sign up for the forums!
     
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  2. coynatha

    coynatha Limp Gawd

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    Not buying in till April 2nd.

    Then and only then will I entertain the stages of grief. I've had family members die and felt less than I did at that headline. lol
     
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  3. sc5mu93

    sc5mu93 [H]Lite

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    Highly annoyed. This is a personal affront to me.

    All the quality sites from the past are getting gutted.

    I hope to God I am being trolled and never have to get to stage 5 of grief and loss.

    I'm going to hangout in stage 1 and 2 until after April 1.
     
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  4. lcpiper

    lcpiper [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Congratulations Kyle. This sounds like a real accomplishment.

    Either that, or MS consulted a Chinese Monk who suggested that the best way to shut Kyle up is to hire that SOB (y)
     
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  5. hlfbkd420

    hlfbkd420 Limp Gawd

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    I don't blame you... BUT I DO! Dammit! been coming here half my life!
     
  6. mothandras

    mothandras n00b

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    Yea I feel with the limited Applications/Games improvements and how crazy pricing is getting on Enthusiast PC parts. The whole Enthusiast crowd is kind of dying down. I mean I could buy a new iMac or iMac pro and do 90% of what I need now.
     
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  7. Commander Shepard

    Commander Shepard 2[H]4U

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    Congratulations to the Duke, the A #1, El Chapo... Kyle Bennett!!

    It was one of the highlights of my tech geek existence to lose a bet to you on the first to receive our Pixel 2 XL and to have your title of Proud Brony bestowed upon me.

    And, suck it for leaving us!! :ROFLMAO:
     
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  8. R_Type

    R_Type Limp Gawd

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    Noooooooooooooooooo. Why this site?! Whyyyyy. Great for you, can't blame you, but this site is the best at what it does in the business. The enthusiast community is going to really lose out. There's nothing like this place. Where else do we go for gpu reviews? Psu reviews? Pcper and legitreviews are all fine and dandy but they ain't a patch on this place. Now we have to drop down to middle of the road anandtech or techreport. Wait techreport.com is high quality but the community is the biggest bunch of dateless wonders imaginable. Anandtech has all the gusto of a loaf of bread. Beyond that you're into the dregs of techpowerup and toms'. As a PC enthusiast I'm gutted. Been visiting every day since 07. All the best for the future but fuck what a kick in the balls.
     
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  9. Six

    Six Limp Gawd

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    Sad day. [H]ardOCP was the only site I look at.
     
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  10. SecretStash

    SecretStash Limp Gawd

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    Who is this mysterious company that is taking over?


    ... last effort to remain in denial
     
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  11. WorldExclusive

    WorldExclusive [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Wow.

    I can't wait to write a post like this. That means I got huge check or received a major status promotion.
    I'm almost here for 10 years (next week) and this forum has been apart of my daily life. I'll miss Kyle dropping F bombs on trolls.

    Crush it at Intel Kyle....and get them to lower their prices or my next build will be AMD.
     
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  12. illli

    illli [H]ard|Gawd

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    I used to visit anandtech daily, but ever since they switched to xenforo, my eyes can't stand but a few minutes before I get completely turned off. When that happened my go-to forum became hardforum. I'm not sure where to go to now. I mainly just come here for new and reviews, and the forum design is top notch.
     
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  13. chameleoneel

    chameleoneel 2[H]4U

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    Wow, this is heavy. I've been here a long time and learned a lot, along the way.



    The forum isn't being closed, so people asking where to go next, don't need to be looking.

    However, it will be very sad to be without the articles and without someone to stuff Nvidia's NDA or call AMD and the GPU industry at large, on frame pacing issues. And to generally shake things up, so that nobody gets complacent, etc. Attitude like that, is something which has kept me coming back to [H]

    Now, lets see those [H] edition Intel GPUs. We know you're already working that, Kyle!
     
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  14. WorldExclusive

    WorldExclusive [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Electronic Arts...I kid I kid
     
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  15. DogsofJune

    DogsofJune 2[H]4U

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    Who will be giving drunken Poof's then?
     
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  16. CAD4466HK

    CAD4466HK [H]ard|Gawd

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    At first I refused to believe this. Thought it was just an early April Fool's joke (a good one at that), but more than one big name has left the tech editorial ranks for greener pastures. When I saw this on the FP, my wife thought someone had died from the way I reacted.

    I didn't want to reply to this thread in case it was a joke, but also could not not reply in good conscience, knowing that this could be real. I wish you luck Kyle in your new endeavors and escapades. You have been apart of my life for the last 18 years, and I kinda loved you like that creepy uncle you only see at Thanksgiving, even after dropping the ban hammer on me.

    What ever happens remember to keep it real, and remember the little people on your way to the top. Thanks for the memories.
     
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  17. toast0

    toast0 Gawd

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    I've been coming here for a long time (it took me about ten years to sign up for the forums) , and I'll miss the news, and the reviews for all the really cool things I'm too cheap to buy :D I think mothballing the site and convincing someone else to run the forums is really the right way to handle this with integrity. This it the right way to prevent any appearance of conflict of interest, and protect the legacy of HardOCP.

    Hopefully the staff can pull together and figure out somehow/someway to keep publishing!
     
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  18. fuzzylogik

    fuzzylogik Gawd

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    8O

    //Other computer review sites: "!!! Yaaaaaaaaaaaay!"
    //NVIDIA (currently): "Whhat? Is this true!? Well well well! Christmas has arrived early this year it seems!"
    //Everybody else: "NOooooOOoooooOOoooo!"

    ...But one has to do what you gotta do: Congrats and hopefully you can drive change from the inside and keep the competition rolling!
     
  19. WildMonkey

    WildMonkey Gawd

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    That's where I learned to build my PC.
     
  20. Sonicks

    Sonicks [H]ard|Gawd

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    Congrats, Kyle!

    The main site has been part of my daily internet surfing for many years and still continues. While I'm bummed the main site will effectively be no more, I'm glad that the forum, and you along with it, will continue to be.

    Thanks for all the years of great write ups, reviews, and news!
     
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  21. Kajun614

    Kajun614 [H]Lite

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    It is dated April 1st, 2019? hmmmm
     
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  22. cybereality

    cybereality [H]ardness Supreme

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    Congrats on the new gig, and best of luck.
     
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  23. deton8

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    Oh man this announcement legit ruined my day for a second.
     
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  24. Jovian

    Jovian Limp Gawd

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    Damn, sad to hear but totally understand. Good luck Kyle in your future endeavors.

    Kyle, any other news sites you would recommend?
     
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  25. SecretStash

    SecretStash Limp Gawd

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    Also who gave the other offer? AMD?
     
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  26. FrgMstr

    FrgMstr Just Plain Mean Staff Member

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    I am likely going to turn the FPN sub into a user contributed daily news sub.
     
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    Patton187 Gawd

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    News aggregation going away?
     
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  28. juanrga

    juanrga Pro-Intel / Anti-AMD Just FYI

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  29. psyclist

    psyclist Gawd

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    Holy Shit...I just kept waiting for the GOTCHA! ...and it never came. Sad read, but always happy to see folks move upwards and follow their dreams though! Kyle you will be missed on the NoBS list of reviewers (that seems to be getting smaller by the day). Thanks to you and your team for the past 20 years with the PC Enthusiast space. Spent many hours here over the past two decades reading, tweaking, modding and discussing all things PC.

    Good luck at Intel, dont let corporate culture steal your soul! So long and thanks for all the fish!
     
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  30. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Mark this day on your calendar boys, this is the day that true PC journalism died.

    Its amazing how one man can change so many lives. Hell, all of my hardware in my computer is there because of HardOCP recommendations.

    Where the hell am I gonna go now for honest reviews?



    If anyone needs me, I'll be crying in the corner, coddling my [H] swag I've collected through the years.....
     
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  31. maro

    maro Limp Gawd

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    Heartbroken to hear this, but on the other hand - good for you, Kyle. Congrats on your new gig and I wish you the best in whatever you do. Thanks for running this place for so long, and for keeping its integrity.

    Having said that i'm still in denial... it's all one big elaborate April fools joke, right?!

    ... I'm not crying, YOU'RE crying...!!
     
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  32. Momo

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    [H] is the only place i go for reviews of hardware of note. What a shame.
    No idea where i'll go for reviews now, don't know that i trust anyone else.
     
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    LOCO LAPTOP [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I wonder who the new management will be. I honestly hope they keep the forum unchanged for the most part.
     
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  34. MrWrong

    MrWrong [H]ard|Gawd

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    It will be sad to see the news stories and the hardware reviews go but I totally understand why. Best of luck to you in your new adventures Kyle.
     
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  35. defaultluser

    defaultluser [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I find the start date hard to buy, but I'll post in this Epic Thread (TM) anyway.
     
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  36. Derangel

    Derangel [H]ard as it Gets

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    April 1st is the start of Intel's 2020 fiscal year. So them bringing in someone on that date makes sense.
     
  37. JMCB

    JMCB Limp Gawd

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    Congrats Kyle!! But this is just awful, for me. This is my PC enthusiast community, and I don't want to see it dumped into the shitter.
     
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  38. MavericK

    MavericK Zero Cool

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    I'm still not convinced this isn't an elaborate prank, but either way...it's been a wild ride!
     
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  39. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj [H]ard as it Gets

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    Congrats on the new job!

    As a 14 year veteran of this place, I hope that the new management doesn't change things too much.
     
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    B!nd. Gawd

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    Wishing you the best, Kyle. You deserve this.

    Thanks for the awesome community and amazing resources. Gonna miss this place.
     
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