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Dave_HH Posted: Sun, Dec 5 2010 1:43 PM

Heya All!

We'd like to field more reader questions for this week's webcast video.  Now's your chance.   Fire away!  Big Smile

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When can we expect to see some real offerings on the retail front pertaining to Sandy Bridge motherboards and CPU's, and how much is this tech gonna set us back?

(I have a build coming up and I wonder if I should wait for Sandy Bridge)

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rapid1 replied on Sun, Dec 5 2010 6:29 PM

Where are the new supposed ATI GPU's not the ones dropped a couple weeks ago, the performance units?

What LTE 4G phones are coming?

I also need a Professional Graphics Tablets for my oldest daughter who will be going to college. i am looking at a Wacom Intuos4, but wondering if they will be dropping anything new at CES?

When will INTEL be allowing sata3 and USB3 controllers on there chipsets, and when is there competing standard going to be put on production units.

what may we be seeing on SSD's and Sata3 USB devices in the coming year?

What r you doing for new years?

What did you ask Santa for this year?

When will Bulldozer and boards hit, what are AMD  doing with the chip socket?

when will we see wireless USB?

if you need anymore let me know!

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realneil:

When can we expect to see some real offerings on the retail front pertaining to Sandy Bridge motherboards and CPU's, and how much is this tech gonna set us back?

(I have a build coming up and I wonder if I should wait for Sandy Bridge)

I Second that, plus continuing on the Sandy Bridge Matter:

What's all the fuzz about the new non "K" processors  not being able to be overclocked as close or as much as their 1156 cousins. Will they only rely on Intel's Turbo Boost technology to get higher frequencies , will the new motherboards have a multiplier "cap" built in with "profiles" on each chip to limit how high they can manually be OCd. Please expand on that. 

 

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rrplay replied on Sun, Dec 5 2010 7:57 PM

realneil:

When can we expect to see some real offerings on the retail front pertaining to Sandy Bridge motherboards and CPU's, and how much is this tech gonna set us back?

(I have a build coming up and I wonder if I should wait for Sandy Bridge)

I would most definitely  like to hear about this

a  few more here:

Which products of 2010 do you think were the biggest 'dawgs' ?

Which anticipated products and developments for 2011 will have the biggest impact for the average user ?

Do you know if Gigabte is going to be implementing the darker color scheme on AMD compatible boards as well?

When do you think we can begin seeing previews of the Bulldozer boards ?

thanks

 

 

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fat78 replied on Sun, Dec 5 2010 8:05 PM

Cable management tips?


What do you guys think of the digital storm sub zero rig and can you guys get one to review?

Who of you you three think they know the most about computers?

Will i win the digital storm rig?

 

What do you guys think of sapphire products? ( this isnt a pod cast question just want to know if any one on this site likes or hates their products)

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Optix replied on Sun, Dec 5 2010 9:50 PM

There has never been a better time to be a budget builder.  We all know about the 5750/ 5770, i3 CPU's and H55 boards pretty much like I have in my rig (although my 6850 is nice and safe in there now).  Are there any other budget components that you feel are worth a look for those who want the most performance with the least amount of money that have stayed off the radar?

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I'd like to hear Iyaz tell us a little about himself! I also Double-Dawg dare you guys to chant his name in the webcast! IYAZ IYAZ IYAZ!!!

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Here's another one, cause I don;t know if Intel want us to have "Sandy Bridge" fun , before Jan 5th...

What do you guy think about "Flix On Stix", what are your thoughts on it , it's technology , and do you think it has a future , and can it pose a challenge to Netflix or RedBox?

 

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rrplay replied on Mon, Dec 6 2010 9:17 AM

How about you guys commenting about the Facebook remarks in the the current giveaway?

 

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I'm also for some info on Sandybridge.

Also, I wonder what is coming up in the SDD/HD world? Are we gonna see mobo's in the future with more PCI slots for SSDs and less SATA? 
What's the competition on things like the RevoDrive, who else is making PCI storage devices? 

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sKrappy replied on Mon, Dec 6 2010 3:21 PM

second i would like to know if the future of SSD's are going to be pci based or if they will continue with the Sata production.   I don't want to invest in more SSD's if they are all going to be pci based in the future.

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fat78 replied on Tue, Dec 7 2010 3:25 PM

I would like to know how amd's chips are coming along.

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rrplay replied on Thu, Dec 16 2010 6:09 PM

"What do you think about setting up an entire "Guides" forum section??? "

Especially as a reference pointing to some clock tools,  videos,  download links vedors etc.

I would like to help where I can.

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realneil replied on Thu, Dec 16 2010 6:25 PM

Dave_HH:
What do you folks think about me setting up an entire "Guides" forum section?

rrplay:
I would like to help where I can

So would I.

Maybe we could have a 'how to' guides forum section with reader's input so we could add our ideas and suggestions?

Then we could vote on them the last week of the month. Just one vote per forum user.

Maybe the suggestion with the most votes per month earns a prize?

If you win one month, you can't win again for two?

Just a suggestion,...Big Smile

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sKrappy replied on Thu, Dec 16 2010 6:31 PM

i was thinking of a whole section like the how to assemble a PC and how to set up a water cooling loop what to look for in a video card.  that kind of stuff

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Dave_HH replied on Thu, Dec 16 2010 6:38 PM

sKrappy:

i was thinking of a whole section like the how to assemble a PC and how to set up a water cooling loop what to look for in a video card.  that kind of stuff

Cool!  So, "Performance Guides and How-Tos" it is!  Cool?  Smile

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realneil replied on Thu, Dec 16 2010 6:59 PM

Dave_HH:
Cool!  So, "Performance Guides and How-Tos" it is!  Cool? 

Yes, I think it will be used a bunch by people,...both the ones asking questions and those answering them too.

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rapid1 replied on Thu, Dec 16 2010 10:22 PM

This is a great idea I think. It will also be a reason as well as an attraction for new users to I would think. As for it being used by the experienced to post, and the inexperienced to learn I think that would be multi-beneficial really.

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Inspector replied on Thu, Dec 16 2010 11:19 PM

Dave_HH:

sKrappy:

i was thinking of a whole section like the how to assemble a PC and how to set up a water cooling loop what to look for in a video card.  that kind of stuff

Cool!  So, "Performance Guides and How-Tos" it is!  Cool?  Smile

I would love this, you should do a complete beast build where u will setup one thing each week and then after its all done u get to the software and all, how to bench, how to make the best of your comp (maintenance) ECT

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Dave_HH replied on Sun, Dec 19 2010 2:10 PM

Hey Folks!

 

We're shooting today for the webcast.  Drop your questions in here and we'll see if we can answer a few!

 

Thanks!

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rrplay replied on Sun, Dec 19 2010 4:24 PM

.Are we going to be seeing a guides and how-to section in the forums updated two times a year and how can we as members help contribute and collaborate in creating the stickys?

 

 

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Hey fellas, I've been looking to upgrade my laptop from its slow mechanical hard drive to an SSD, to have great overall performance and to mainly do Photoshop and video editing . The problem is that it only has one storage bay and  I'm paranoid about having a Windows 7 failure or a glitch that would prompt me to lose everything and re-install the OS. That's why I would like to split the memory 50/50, one for the OS and Applications, and the other for Storage (Scratch Disk).

I've recently read HotHardware.Com recent review of the Samsung 470 Series 256GB SSD drive and thought it would make a great candidate. My question is, can an SSD be Partitioned and if so, do you recommend it and how would it affect performance and the TRIM feature.

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