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

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

  1. Formula.350

    Formula.350 [H]ard|Gawd

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    I JUST edited my post, thinking maybe it was TweakTown... but now that you mention TechReport, you may be right.... Thanks :)
    Also, as someone that doesn't watch many youtube vids (mainly just AvE), I didn't know TechSpot == Hardware Unboxed, as I've seen their name in the recommendations a time or two, so good to know!
     
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  2. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj [H]ard as it Gets

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    I mean I know it's probably sacrilege around here, but Steve who used to do the Hardnews has his own site now after the breakup with Kyle (Hypothermia...you can't actually put the link in on this forum...lol). Probably the closest thing to what you have now as it's essentially what you used to have a couple years ago ;).
     
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  3. Hallucinator

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    Going thru my tech bookmarks and Hard|OCP's layout is best than all and is easier on my eyes. Black background, some red trims here and there makes a great layout.

    Most other tech sites are too blight white.

    Guru3D has a nice blue background, also easy on eyes.

    My next bookmark to read is TechSpot. Nice layout than others, IMO.

    Man, I gonna miss HardOCP.
     
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  4. SeymourGore

    SeymourGore 2[H]4U

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    Not sure, lurked here for years, came out of hiding only for things to wind down a couple of years later. :-(

    I'll probably visit a variety of sites and forums for reviews, I don't have a preference at this point. With that said not sure if I'll ever be as comfortable to buy a product as I am after reading a positive [H] review on it.
     
  5. Formula.350

    Formula.350 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Oh, also something I think is worth mentioning regarding reviews, particularly due to the fact that A) Kyle personally endorsed the idea (was posted in his Goodbye thread), B) these Forums will still be remaining online...
    Considering that we all know the sort of content we look for in a review, as well as the amount of people we have in our community, that WE can always conduct reviews and post them in the forums for our fellow [H]'ers.

    Yes, the entire point of reading reviews are to inform us of whether or not we want to invest in something, but... some people will ultimately still purchase something blindly, so this can be a very good way to at least provide us all with information regarding it.

    There's also the possibility that, provided the guys would be willing given it'd be their own time now, those who are blindly purchasing hardware could maybe initially send them to Brent_Justice (graphics), Dan_D (motherboards), or Paul_Johnson (PSU) to give us their informed opinion on the item (quality, components, etc). Perhaps in the case of power supplies, maybe Paul would be willing to at least run it through the gamut of tests (assuming the test equipment is, or remains, his to use) :happy::shy:

    Otherwise, beyond that, actual testing would all come down to us. I mean, it won't be nearly as "pretty", and may not be able to include the same tests for say games... However, the point is that they'd at least be honest and unbiased, and we can all pitch in to help format, edit, or suggest/request tests.


    Just some food for thought.

    EDIT: Crap, tagged the wrong Dan originally... sorry dude!
     
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  6. MacLeod

    MacLeod [H]ardness Supreme

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    Anand as my primary I suppose. TechPowerUp and Guru3D are also pretty solid. I've been frequenting Overclock 3D since about 2010 and like Tony Tom Logan's videos but he's not quite as in depth as some of the others. Still good info tho.

    I admit to also being on the YouTube bandwagon. Gamers Nexus and Buildzoid for my hard-core info then Jay, Paul and BitWit for general tech. I try to watch Linus occasionally but feel like I need a testosterone shot after a few episodes.
     
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  7. Nenu

    Nenu [H]ardened

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    Kyle may need to donate the PSU testing equipment etc to the guys for this to work out fully.
    I wouldnt blame him for not because some of it is costly.
    Unless of course the guys already own it.
     
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  8. lukart

    lukart Limp Gawd

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    shocked to see Hexus on some people list.. they are crap, they are very biased and basic.
     
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  9. defaultluser

    defaultluser [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Agreed, their reviews suck. I only read about once a week to see if I missed any industry news, as they seem to have some insight there.

    TechSpot is Massively improved from 5 years ago, and most reviews there are worth reading. And Gamer's Nexus is my newest review haunt for stuff the majors wont cover (like multiplayer game CPU tests).

    I still hit Anandtech And Tech Report daily, and Ars Technica for the "less computeer-cenrtricr but still highly technical news and reviews."

    Ars is basically Slashdot with their own in-house writers, and they have attracted most of the best commenters from there. I'll usually read the comments before I finish the article :D
     
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    Neapolitan6th Gawd

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  11. 5150Joker

    5150Joker 2[H]4U

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    I always use TPU, guru3d, techspot and eurogamer as my go to websites.
     
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  13. illusio13

    illusio13 n00b

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    There you go dude, copied from address bar : https://www.nikktech.com/main/

    Edit : should add Fudzilla, EEtimes and Vortez if not in my original list.
     
  14. illusio13

    illusio13 n00b

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    The other site might be Techreport.com?

    Edit : pawned by CAD4466HK above :)
     
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    Sabrewulf... Gawd

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    As mentioned above, I've also been liking Hypothermia dot us, sorry...

    Of course there's PCPer.com, should be at/near the top of everyone's list, they're doing really well, even after that other tra... um, er, ah, Ryan left for Intel as well... Love their Podcast, been a listener for ever now, they are or were? right across the river in KY from me here in Cincinnati. Good guys there.

    This current format for "Tech News" we have now is just not gonna do it for me.

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  17. Bawjaws

    Bawjaws Limp Gawd

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    Yeah, me too.
     
  18. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    I wish kyle would let us run HardOCP.
     
  19. Ready4Dis

    Ready4Dis n00b

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    If you like the geek stuff, check out http://hackaday.com/blog, it's where I get my news, mostly about tech projects that normal people do. I don't have any suggestions for science or gaming...
     
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  21. steakman1971

    steakman1971 2[H]4U

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    I've been subscribing to Maximum PC for years - started with Boot. It's a decent magazine (but agree it's a month or two behind).
     
  22. N4CR

    N4CR 2[H]4U

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    /pol/?
    Maybe /v/? I dunno. Too busy at the moment but it's going to suck when i'm not.
     
  23. WarriorX

    WarriorX [H]ard|Gawd

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    Still going to visit the forums for news and discussions.

    Probably will use Gamers Nexus and Paul's Hardware on Youtube for hardware reviews and FPS numbers. Big fan of their testing methodology. techpowerup for everything else. They make nice graphs.
     
  24. Formula.350

    Formula.350 [H]ard|Gawd

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    This made me chuckle, thanks :)
    (not for any bad reason, no offense meant by it!)
     
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  25. spine

    spine 2[H]4U

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    Without leadership, this forum will collapse.

    Seriously Kyle, your first remit of Enthusiast marketing director must be the preservation of the very forum that both created and defined your job role!

    :nailbiting:

    Just my '2 cents', else it'll be fucking 'JayZscc22c' :rolleyes:
     
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  26. polonyc2

    polonyc2 [H]ardForum Junkie

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    I didn't know that Steve started a new site...cool...
     
  27. Revenant_Knight

    Revenant_Knight Limp Gawd

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    SharkyExteme, Xbitlabs, FiringSquad, and DailyTech. Those are classics. I’m sure they’re not only still around for me to go back to, but are thriving....right?


    Fun fact: Sharky Extreme Forums are still up with about 10 people posting there.