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  1. Tom Sunday

    Scythe Intros Big Shuriken 3 Rev B CPU Cooler

    My first look and without a proper review here being offered has me thinking of the recently introduced DARK ROCK TF 2 from be quite. The Shuriken 3 is of the same downdraft cooler design. Is the Scythe updated Shuriken 3 the same high quality as the German product? Probably not as the Shuriken...
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    Shipments of Notebooks in 2022 Expected to Reach 238 Million Units, Says TrendForce

    Off the cuff. Indeed I know what I want. The article introductory commentary here suggests among other things that the global population of the ‘fully vaccinated’ has exceeded 50%? Good for business? COVID unfortunately has now become a country leader or Presidents political manipulation...
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    INNO3D Launches its GeForce RTX 3080 12GB Graphics Cards

    All those new GPU introductions and new companies jumping on the bandwagon! ! I wonder where they get all the chips from! But what do I know still being lost in the vapor-world!
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    GIGABYTE Launches GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards with 12GB of VRAM

    I don’t know what it is with people and manufacturers. Colorful RGB appearance has nothing to do with AIO’s or GPU’s. Many want raw performance and any new tech cooling introductions should be able to keep on dropping meaningful temps. Nothing more! Once my desktop system is done it goes under...
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    EK Water Blocks Presents the Next Generation of Liquid Cooling at EK Expo CES 2022

    You are right…nothing new has been produced or offered of any major scale in the AIO and water cooling arena in the past 3-4 years! Only rehashing the same old technology and doing cheap lighting embellishments! Bottom-line: We will not be seeing any new real innovations for some time to come...
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    GIGABYTE AORUS Delivers DDR5 6000 MHz 32 GB Memory Kit With RGB Lighting

    Amazing….looks like most new kits today including this newly proffered "AORUS RGB DDR5 Memory Kit" being 32 GB. A basic system with 16 GB will simply not do it anymore! Wondering now when industry talk and marketing will want to convincing us that 64GB will be the new normal?
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    Alienware Demos 34-inch QD-OLED Monitor at CES

    For many buyers or people its a sexy thing and looks good! Curves always had! Nothing to do with tech and periodic innovations. Very much like my blond girlfriend who barely graduated high school, but her curves and the way she walks everyone sees and wants!
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    Intel CES 2022 Live Blog: Alder Lake Mobile, Arc GPUs, Raptor Lake and More

    Indeed INTEL is very corporately and conservatively inclined including with their overall public communications. The company however is a monster. Intel research and development expenses for the twelve months ending June 30, 2021 were $14 Billion. The forecast for 2022 is set at $17 Billion. In...
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    Ryzen Owners: Is Alder Lake tempting enough to switch to Intel?

    I am still sitting here with a ‘bought used’ 2008 Dell XPS 730x as money and pricing for me is everything. Surely not brand names! Many gaming people and real bargain hunters I regularly meet at the local computer show maintain to buy AMD even with knowing it’s not as smooth or performing as...
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    Intel Core i9-12900K

    During the first quarter of 2021, Intel spent $3.62 billion on R&D, while AMD spent $610 million. There is a big message here with these numbers. Like I said many times…in the end its all about the money. The golden rule: "He who has the gold makes the rule."
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    Intel Core i9-12900K

    I think that once the dancing here is over the 'inconsequential' stuff like heat, pricing, platform upgrades, power consumption, etc. The Intel win for now will finally be real and surely settling-in with the many spectators here. Now let’s see Intel stock jumping (or not) in the weeks ahead...
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    Intel Core i9-12900K

    Money is my Reality: I only care about Intel stock doing me a favor like AMD did last year! Doubling my AMD money in less then 10-months time. Now the big 401K money managers and their contributing clients and those who still have REAL JOBS, looking conservatively for $85 plus per share during...
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    Kioxia Exceria 1 TB

    All this means to me is that SSD prices are coming down further and getting more competitive. For what the performance and longer term reliability for the 'Kioxia Exceria' presents, I think that its pricing should be no more than $65 to really making an impact and splash no matter what!
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    Intel 12th Generation Alder Lake Series Packaging Leaked

    Yes...there has been a lot of hype these days about Intel, then their Alder Lake CPU arrival, wild early chip performance guesses and Intel's tie-in or marriage with Microsoft. Microsoft unequivocally stating that Windows 11 will pull out more performance on Intel's Alder Lake CPUs? Windows 11...
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    The Surge in Gaming PC and Monitors Expected to Remain Strong Through 2025, According to IDC

    Picked up an Alienware 34-inch curved monitor with 3440 x 1440 and a 120Hz refresh at Amazon Warehouse for $680 and with a 100% return guarantee. Had a few scratches on the housing and no manual. But very happy overall. I am pleased to see that the overall gaming PC market is being thought off...