Originally Posted by Random Murderer
You paid for one of the two 3770Ks you have...
Unless Intel made you send back the other?
I have no received any hardware from Intel....ever.
That means that every Intel CPU, I paid for. From P55 on, every Intel chip used for reviews here on TPU was bought with my own cash. As to AMD chips, AMD gave me A10-5800K, A8-5600K, and FX-8350. I'll be adding those scores here soon, once I get a chance to bench them again(probably this weekend).
A very kind company rep that shall remain nameless sent me my second 3770K chip, but it arrived after I had bought the first, since I had purchased the first since I had deadlines to keep.
Being a reviewer ain't all fun and games and free hardware. Honestly, as I've posted before, it's just a hobby I have a lot of time for.
If you actually knew how little.. yes little ...that I get out of doing reviews, financially, compared to the time I put in...it's really not worth it. However, I have nothing better to do.
Next fall I go back to school, and until then, I'm basically stuck at home all day long, with a lot of time here and there to get stuff done. In the end though, I'm actually losing money a bit doing reviews, having to pick up other hardware. Doesn't matter to me though..I've got a lot out of this community, so it's my turn to give something back.
So running benches like this..is great. I can start a bench, come back 10-15 minutes later, or a couple of hours, take my screenshot, start the next...
Anyway, I think it might be nice to see what we could all get at the same clocks, and see who's got the best efficiency here in this bench.