Discussion in 'Comments & Feedback' started by (FIH) The Don, Nov 11, 2010.
+1 and a half.
It's important for people to understand how involved a good review actually is. There are so many details. I've had to turn down two opportunities to do reviews just because I understood that I was way too busy to do them right, despite knowing dozens of boards inside out. It's not just having the knowledge, it's conveying the knowledge in words and pictures in a way that makes people want to read. Way more work goes into every aspect of the review than you might think. It's a significant commitment.
Thats the point i was trying to show in a better light to about a dozen people.
Its allot of work, The time spent in reviews, is the time comparable to that of a project at a university.
But in a simplistic way.
This tells me you have no idea what people are able to do. You need to understand computers, how they work and why they do what they do when you hit a key on your keyboard. Maybe then you can learn how to use spell check.
I would love to review power supplies, but I dont have the proper equipment to give them a worthy review. You'd need more than a oscilloscope and a multimeter to yield an accurate review of a power supply.
Motherboards are take too much time and dont have the return on investment as other goodies. I just wish W1zzard would do a giveaway from all the old graphics cards he has sitting in his box. Maybe could envoke some community or raise some money for GPU-Z.
I' love to see fan reviews. I was working on a rig for it and doing some preliminary writeups until I saw how expensive 20db or less sound meters cost, like thousands of dollars.
Motherboards I could take it or leave it. There's plenty of sites that review them.
i which i near from u guys, cuz i want to say all my stuff at your service
but im glad to see guys here doing same, thanx guys to help our reviews, this site is for u guys and i proud all of you.
i agree and would also add the reviewer needs good english skills ,punctuation, spelling, as it's no good having a top notch review that your scratching your head and
also i feel that sometimes alot of these
, slip in to the comments, so maybe the reviews would be best without direct comments being allowed, and maybe a rating system would be better,
just my 2 cents worth
You know, people can still troll the review ratings. Or did you mean rating system for commenters...
This guy here makes really nice reviews:
MSI 890GXM-G65 Review
No offence to the people putting themselves forward but most, if not all of the comments so far have had appalling English. Nothing turns me off a review quicker than someone who can't string a sentence together, doesn't matter if you're mutts-nutts when it comes to selected products, if you can't convey your enthusiasm and knowledges professionally then don't even bother!
In fact we should have users review their own boards in much the same style as the previous TPU reviews and at the end of all the submissions, W1zz and staff can choose a trial candidate.
I'd suggest only entering if you have the available time and resources - no point getting a submission in only t'say you've got college on Monday through to Friday and you only have a Sunday to your homework as you're out partying on Saturday.
EDIT: Very much like the one in Aleksander's post.
The English issue isn't as clear cut as it may seem. Obviously there's people who type like they're drunk or something, but then there's many that just aren't trying. I'm a writer for instance, but I don't give that away at all in forum posts. It's like a wax on wax off thing.
Oh definitely! There is a huge difference between forum posting (as in not really taking any care in how you present your posts) and writing something informative and enjoyable. Then there are people that don't have English as there first language... this sort of thing can be amended by the editor etc etc.
I'd love to be able to do reviews (not just on motherboards) but I simply don't have enough time to dedicate myself let alone the knowledge and resources. Even though I strive to better my English I'm still pretty shite at it, even after 25 years.
if you have outstanding tech and photo skills i have no problem fixing some broken english
I'd definitely like to see more mobo reviews. TPU has a decent enough reviewing protocol for GPU's and other hardware, and I think that could transition well for mobos.
I quite enjoy windwithme's reviews, I reckon he would be up to the task. Maybe w1z can have a look?
He does a lot of stuff over at XS.
Windwithme actually posts his reviews here, and on several other forums as well.
I'll say this:
If you aren't setting all of the timings for your ram manually, you have no business reviewing motherboards. All of the timings. Probably 90% of current motherboard reviewers just set primaries, but not secondaries. Setting memory up manually is nessecary to make an accurate performance compare, while eliminating variables that might affect that performance, IMHO. And don't use cheap ram, either...you don't want your testing equipment affecting your test results.
I have already bought a brand new motherboard, took 10 days, and submitted a review to W1zz. So if you are serious, don't dawdle on this.
I didn't work on my review every day. The way I look at it, you should be able to do a good review within 3-4 days.
I really want to do this, but at the the same time, I want TPU to get the best person for the job, and while i think I am that person, I may be a bit biased.
So get those reviews in guys...I think I might have set the bar a bit high for you.
I know he does.
We're close to selecting a motherboard reviewer. That reviewer will settle down and get a hang of reviews in December, then from 7th January on, will review a new LGA1155 motherboard every day. His room will become his gulag.
So does that mean there isn't any point in people sending in submissions?
No, please keep sending them in. We're close to, and not finalized in selecting a reviewer.
so just test one from each chipset
yeah i really want to see motherboard review on TPU especially the budget one
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