A brief site and forum update

Posted on 23rd Apr 2009 at 13:58 by Tim Smalley with 9 comments

Tim Smalley
I'm sure many of you have noticed that there are now a couple of new forum sections in the forums for Custom PC, our sister magazine.

The editorial teams on bit-tech and Custom PC have been working close together for a few months now and we have been working hard to not only continue making bit-tech the leading destination online, but to also create the best print magazine for hardware and technology enthusiasts, modders and gamers with Custom PC.

Custom PC also has a website associated to the magazine, but it makes little sense to dilute the team's efforts by offering two very similar propositions online. Not only is bit-tech's reach much wider than, but the technology powering the site is far superior as well. As a result, Dennis is in the process of closing the Custom PC website down and moving relevant parts of the site across to bit-tech.

The first step is to bring a couple of forum sections across as the old Custom PC forums are closing at the end of this week. We've added a Custom PC magazine discussion forum where you can discuss any matters relating to the print magazine, and the Custom PC folding team forum, as the team is one of the world's leading folding teams – it's currently fifth in the rankings.

Our plan is to combine the bit-tech and Custom PC folding teams soon, so your efforts should be moved across to team number 35947. We have a number of articles in the pipeline relating to the Folding@Home project and we're hoping they'll generate some more interest in it on top of it being included in all of our GPU reviews nowadays.

Please welcome the new influx of members in typical bit-tech fashion – thanks for your continued support!


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Zoon 23rd April 2009, 14:20 Quote
Wooo welcome cpc readers!

I was one myself for well over a year, stopping only because I got busier at work and had less time to read it :)
wuyanxu 23rd April 2009, 14:27 Quote
nicely done, CPC is a fantastic magazine, i've read many issues back before i gone to uni.

although being custom PC, i personally could do with less pre-made machines.

btw, can't wait to see where i'd end up with my 400k Folding scores.

edit: can anyone tell me CPC's Folding team number? i can't find it anywhere under their new forum section.
ComputerKing 23rd April 2009, 15:39 Quote
WOOOT ! Bit-Tech Is becoming better and better every day.

Well done guys
Lizard 23rd April 2009, 17:08 Quote
Originally Posted by wuyanxu
edit: can anyone tell me CPC's Folding team number? i can't find it anywhere under their new forum section.

The team number is 35947, I've set up a small 'how to join' sticky in the forum too at
500mph 23rd April 2009, 19:13 Quote
I for one welcome our new folding@home overlords.
Sir Digby 23rd April 2009, 19:25 Quote
Originally Posted by 500mph
I for one welcome our new folding@home overlords.

Ah, just what I was thinking :)
Glider 23rd April 2009, 20:08 Quote
So we went from Bit to Bit with Scan, to go back to Bit, to 'progress' into Bit with Nanopoint & CPC...

I wonder what Dennis is going to add next to milk the Bit-tech cow even more... Not impressed yet again, but I'm starting to get used to that...

Maybe the "About page" should be altered,
Quote: is the leading independent hardware review and PC modification site in the UK. We specialise in off-the-wall (and sometimes on it too!) mods, reviews and articles. Our reviews are frank, honest and reliable and we endeavour to provide the best information possible to our readers.

PS, as an example, I always tought hell had to freeze over before images sigs were allowed... It just froze in the CPC corner...
Lazlow 23rd April 2009, 20:44 Quote
Good move on Dennis' and Bit-Tech's behalf. I used to subscribe to Custom PC, but spent the time on Bit-Tech's forums, as CPC's weren't of the same standard.

Change happens and this can only be a good thing, expanding these forums.
kenco_uk 24th April 2009, 00:05 Quote
Cheesecake all round.
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