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Hardware 29 – We are not Server Admins

Posted on 29th Nov 2011 at 08:00 by Podcast with 29 comments

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Now that both Intel and AMD have released their next-gen, super-fast processors, James, Clive, Paul and Antony gather in a dingy room to discuss the fall-out. We should stress that this isn’t a server room, so they’re still a bit disappointed by what amounts to a pair of server CPUs in consumer guise.

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Hardware 28 - Chatting with Corsair

Posted on 25th Sep 2011 at 11:30 by Podcast with 16 comments

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Paul, James and Harry go a little peripheral crazy in this week's hardware podcast, but that's understandable as they're joined by special guest Reuben Mookerjee, vice president of Corsair's Component division.

Before we dive into the nitty-gritty of peripheral design, however, we do have time to cover one or two of the most pressing stories of the week. First on the list is Intel's announcement that it will be selling a low-cost liquid cooler for use with its forthcoming LGA2011 CPUs.

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Hardware 23 - Socket to 'em

Posted on 9th May 2011 at 11:49 by Podcast with 5 comments

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This week, Clive, Harry, Paul and Antony discuss Folding@home, going through what it's all about and what hardware you should be using to generate the most points per day.

Also on the agenda are some of our thoughts about factory-overclocked graphics cards. We discuss where in the market these provide real value, and when you’d be better of trading up to a better GPU altogether.

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Hardware 9 - iPad, eReaders, and who has the brighter future, Intel or AMD?

Posted on 29th Jan 2010 at 16:57 by Podcast with 7 comments

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The hardware podcast kicks off 2010 belatedly, but with over 55 minutes of hardcore hardware chat. Alex, Clive and Antony discuss everything the major since our last hardware pod in November 2009.

Intel's cancelled Larrabee, but launched the first CPUs with integrated graphics, but are there clouds on the horizon for x86?

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Hardware 8 - Many CPUs, Dream PCs and mobile gaming

Posted on 5th Nov 2009 at 18:17 by Podcast with 9 comments

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We're back with another Hardware Podcast - so good it's spelled in capitals. Rich, Harry and Clive get together to talk about all the hot (and just power-efficient) hardware of the last fortnight. Tune in to hear what we think of Intel's Atom (clue - it's not very good, is it?) VIA's new Nano processor and news on what Intel's up to.

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Hardware Podcast 7 - this time it's loud!

Posted on 23rd Oct 2009 at 17:37 by Podcast with 11 comments

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First off, apologies for not getting this up yesterday, and for it being so quiet the first time - the podcast fairy has been pretty slack this week. This is the seventh hardware podcast, and Rich, Harry and Tim are joined by Asus bod Iain Bristow. If any other manufacturers would like to join us for pod, please let us know and we'll try to organise it. Up for discussion are:

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Series 3, Episode 2 - Netbooks, SSDs and Intel is fined £948 million

Posted on 23rd May 2009 at 16:35 by Podcast with 8 comments

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Episode 2 of Series 3 of the all new combined Custom PC and bit-tech podcast is here. CPC Editor Alex, Deputy Editor James are joined by bit-tech’s Richard and Joe. The main topic of discussion is of course the massive £948 million fine the EU has imposed on Intel, along with AMD’s most recent attempt at a netbook, and the fact that it looks like time has finally been called on Duke Nukem Forever.

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Series 3, Episode 1 - Phenom II isn’t that bad and cats still need rescuing

Posted on 8th May 2009 at 18:08 by Podcast with 34 comments

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The podcast returns for a third series, powered up by the addition of the bit-tech team and some new microphones from Shure. CPC Editor Alex, Reviews Editor Clive and bit-tech main man Tim take a look at the big stories in tech from the last month, including new graphics cards from ATI and Nvidia, and the Phenom II X4 955 BE which sees AMD returning to form. Tim talks about getting his new laptop, the Thinkpad, X301 and the panel then look ahead, taking in Windows 7 and DirectX 11. The games chart returns, but it looks depressingly familiar. Fortunately one of the team is still playing Mass Effect.

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Episode 13 - Spider, 3D screens and Crysis

Posted on 23rd Nov 2007 at 20:14 by Podcast

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Our 13th episode sees AMD trying to fight back with its Spider platform - new Radeon graphics cards, new chipsets and finally, Phenom. But are some of the legs wonky? The team discusses this along with our recent experience of 3D monitors from Zalman. The games chart features Crysis and we debate whether it’s the game of the year.

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Episode 11 - CPC is 50 and Intel vs AMD heats up

Posted on 25th Sep 2007 at 10:55 by Podcast

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We’re back! In our eleventh podcast the panel look back over four years and fifty issues of Custom PC. The big news this time round centres on Intel and AMD. Intel has bought Havok and AMD has announced triple-core CPUs; we mull that over and Ben reports live from IDF. The top 10 games chart and the competition return as well.

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CM Storm Resonar Review

CM Storm Resonar Review

We check our CM Storm's in-ear earphones which sport an adjustable bass
Mod of the Month September 2014 in association with Corsair

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