What will be your go-to replacement for HardOCP.com

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by KevinG, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. KevinG

    KevinG Limp Gawd

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    I couldn't find a thread on this anywhere else, and though that "General Hardware" might be the best place for it? If it already exists somewhere else, please point me there...

    But...

    I wish Kyle the best.

    However, this site has been my absolute go-to for honest reviews and tech news since, well, forever. So much so that I don't know who or where else I can go daily for the same high quality content.

    Can anyone suggest the best alternatives that we can start visiting after April 1st?

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Rev. Night

    Rev. Night Limp Gawd

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    I am in the same boat. Right now, my top ones are:

    1. The Tech Report
    2. Anandtech
    3. Hexus.net
    4. Ars Technica
    Would love to be able to add to these.
     
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  3. Sulphademus

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    My homepages on this machine are TechReport, ArsTechnica, HardOCP.
     
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  4. ScottSummers79

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    Same as above - Anand, Ars, Hexus, Tech Report are the only ones that will be left aside from one-off reviews linked to from other places (like Reddit and Twitter).
     
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  5. KevinG

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    So, I checked each of these, and all they did was make me realize how much better the frontpage of hardocp.com is compared to its peers. Yuck.
     
  6. infinity9

    infinity9 Limp Gawd

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    Sorry there are no real alternatives. Kyle is ending an era.
     
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    Hexus is hideous yes, i just need a 4th place news
    Tech Report, if you use the wide screen toggle, is pretty good
    Anand has always been anandtech
    Ars is more IT news rather than deep dives into hardware
     
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  9. CAD4466HK

    CAD4466HK [H]ard|Gawd

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    guru3d- TPU-Techspot-PC Perspective are my alts.
     
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  11. Sulphademus

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    probably TechPowerUp.
     
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  12. defaultluser

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    Yeah, TechPowerUp has been my go-to review site for the last decade or so. They tend to get to the metal on most of their reviews.

    They created and maintain the GPUz tool, if you've ever used it.
     
  13. KevinG

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    Hey, yeah, TechPowerUp looks like a nice alternative. A reasonable homepage layout, and a good mix of news and reviews...just like our beloved. Thanks!
     
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    Formula.350 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Yea for HARDWARE REVIEWS I don't really know where to go? I wasn't sure if TPU was unbiased or not and acceptable to our standards, so if everyone agrees they're still relatively neutral, that's good to hear. :)


    In terms of just NEWS like the Front Page delivers.... Well, in the Goodbye thread, Kyle had mentioned hopes of perhaps having some sort of user-based system that could get setup to otherwise keep things how it has been. Otherwise, to get something setup for a News sub-forum to still have it in one place, but again user-submitted. In that regard, we can hopefully still get all our good industry-news lovin from [H].

    Otherwise:

    I had began using Ars again recently for general IT/Science/Worldish News. They also have a good, rather well-behaved and knowledgeable group for the comments section, which is a plus. I'm not too fond of their comments sorting system with doing it by 'popularity', but I'm sure there's a toggle for that to do it chronologically.

    I also............ :cautious:.................:oops:.............. like WCCFTech :shy:
    Now HEAR ME OUT.... lol Their editing is shit, and there are grammatical errors abound, yes. Their comments section is the plague of the internet and should never be looked at as it's wall-to-wall trolling (I have it completely disabled with Ghostery plugin). However, they do tend to at least regurgitate a good amount of hardware and gaming news. They're also heavy on AMD news (in addition to Intel/nVidia news), which I like. Granted, they have had some erroneous articles, but I think as long as you have your wits about you, they're OK for news. They also do hardware reviews occasionally, I just tend to ignore them.

    For my pure science geek side, completely unrelated to hardware but still worth mentioning, I use ScienceAlert.com.

    There's also our old buddy Steve's site, which I believe there's some bad blood between him and Kyle still and might be auto-correction in place if you try to link to his site and use its name. :( Though he did wish Kyle the best, but is sad they went their separate ways.
     
  16. Bawjaws

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    Looks like you've been reading that site way too much, fella ;)
     
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    HyperTension [H]ard|Gawd

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    ........ :: sticks up head, yell's out "Toms!!", point's at.. well, anybody else, and ducks down before god only knows what gets thrown my way :: :)
     
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  18. Formula.350

    Formula.350 [H]ard|Gawd

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    While very possible, I fail to see the error(s) you're trying to point out?
    Grammatical and Abound are both words, and correctly spelled at that.
    Or are you implying improper placement (usage)?

    (I ask sincerely, as don't pretend to be any sort of English scholar! :p)
     
  19. Bawjaws

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    Aye, it's the sentence construction that's problematic. You could say "Grammatical errors abound", "There are grammatical errors that abound" or perhaps "There are grammatical errors in abundance", but "There are grammatical errors abound" doesn't make sense. It would be like saying "There are grammatical errors exist" rather than "Grammatical errors exist", "There are grammatical errors that exist" or "There are grammatical errors in existence", if that makes sense. Essentially, "abound" is a verb and you're just chucking it on the end of a sentence without correctly linking it to what's come before.

    I'm no English scholar myself, fwiw, but couldn't resist the irony of someone making a grammatical error when complaining about a site making grammatical errors. Now I'd better hope like hell that I've not made any grammatical errors myself! ;)
     
  20. deaedius

    deaedius Gawd

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    The 2 sites I use often are HardOCP and Guru3d.
     
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  21. SvenBent

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    besides hardocp iI used to do anandtech and toms hardware a lot

    but they just seemd to have fallen away from being hardwarenerdy to gadgety sites.
    hardocp stayed true to the end. hard to replace

    it just seems like a lot of the old tech news channels got taken over by journalist and not tech knowledgeable guys. ( or girls)
     
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    I have this on my "Tech" tab for my daily stops even though they were big defenders of signing the NVIDIA NDA. I also regularly check extremetech.com and PCWorld.com. If you watch the video's on PCWorld.com, you can find Kyle featured on several of them.
     
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    gigatexal [H]ardness Supreme

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    I don’t know I’m still processing man. I’m all sorts of thrown
     
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    There is nothing wrong with signing the NDA if you don't care about what's going on inside Nvidia. Kyle made a different call because he's a more investigative type of guy, while the folks at TechPowerUp will push the hardware until it bleeds, but don't care about the investigating the company that made it.
     
  25. jmilcher

    jmilcher [H]ardness Supreme

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    Who said I was going anywhere? Pitchforks ready, this site will live forever
     
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  26. Patricio

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    Fully agree, Toms was not anymore Toms after Tom left.
    Anandtech is totally biased. In the CPU world you have "Iantel" Cutress that writes everything the Intel Marketing tells him, remember the 5 Ghz 28 Core Fiasco.

    Guru3d and Games Nexus and Hardware Unboxed on the video review side look reputable to me.
     
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    Ok, I have replacements for the general hardware and gaming news HardOCP gives me... but what about all the random tech/science/geek news that pop up on the main page? None of the alternatives really offer that. TPU has been my secondary tech site for years, and covers a lot, but now that that will be primary for such, I have a lack of science/geek/gaming stuff.

    Any suggestions?
     
  28. illusio13

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    Just looking at my toolbar sites and : Hardocp - Techspot - Anandtech - Kitguru - Hexus - Amd Reddit - Tpu - Ocaholic - Thinkcomputers - Aph networks - Tweaktown - Nikkitech - Guru3d - Oc3d - Bjorn3d - Hothardware - modders-inc - Vortez - Madshrimps - Techradar - Arstechnica..........

    Not happy at all, HARDOCP is the PREMIER site for geeks like me :)
     
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    Guru3D

    My small world just got smaller. :inpain::(
     
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  30. SticKx911

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    Going to sub to a print edition of Maximum PC and give up on life. haha. I don't mind being a month or so behind the curve. I figure the forums here will keep on trucking and keep me abridged of anything important.
     
  31. pendragon1

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    its the only one i have bookmarked. so sad :(
     
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    Great list, can you put a link for Nikkitech? The only thing I could find didn't seem to fit, I did try .com and it says suspended page.
     
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    Came here to post this and was beat by one post.
     
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    After spending hours and hours digging through this hardware site I have to say they seem to have a sizeable water cooling section, a lot of hardware testing going on but not many benchmarks, and their product recommendations are practically non existent. The mods are pretty interesting but there seems to be excessive shaking/vibration creating a tipping hazard from too much weight being in the top of the rig. I also noted that the IO ports on a lot of the rigs were being over-used and should probably be replaced. Overall though a pretty decent replacement for HardOCP but more research is needed.

    Update : Upon further review I am becoming alarmed at just how much coolant is leaking everywhere.
     
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  37. kirbyrj

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    I flipped through a couple old pages. A lot of hardware sites were linked to that I completely forgot about. Seems like the humor was a little cruder back in the day also as well as the ads. Good times. Reminds me of what the web was like when I was in college.
     
  38. Formula.350

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    A site I had forgotten about until ilusio13 mentioned it, but what are the opinions about KitGuru.net? (NOTE: .com is one of those no-bueno sites that I wasn't prepared to let load/redirect me!)
    As I recall they do reviews, too.

    Also, TechSpot is the site that Kyle would post news about on the front page that seemed to always include "Our good friends over at", isn't it?
    I ask because I thought there was another similarly named site that I can't recall off hand and want to make sure :)

    EDIT: After looking over his list again, pretty sure TweakTown is the other one that I was thinking about. So is it TechSpot or TweakTown?

    Additionally, what's the opinion on Vortez. Over the last couple years I've seen them mentioned on WCCFTech quite a lot, and them being what they are, I have to question sources they tend to crawl. lol I know they've been around for quite awhile (maybe not compared to [H], but few have...)
     
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  39. CAD4466HK

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    TechSpot is a good sight indeed, their Youtube channel is Hardware Unboxed.
    And the one I can think of that sounds similar is the Tech Report.
     
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