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My favourite hardware of 2012

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Weebob 2nd January 2013, 09:34 Quote
Good read. Good to see the 650ti getting some credit
fdbh96 2nd January 2013, 10:02 Quote
I do have to disagree with the 650ti. All of Nvidia's budget range have been overpriced and not delivered on it, compared to AMDs lower priced offerings.

No love for the Raspberry Pi? :D
Parge 2nd January 2013, 10:30 Quote
Gotta agree, 2012 really has been the Prodigys year.
PingCrosby 2nd January 2013, 11:23 Quote
My favourite is my upgrade to an ssd, wish I'd done it sooner
Pookie 2nd January 2013, 12:02 Quote
No love for the Fractal R4?
fdbh96 2nd January 2013, 12:28 Quote
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No love for the Fractal R4?

Good case but it didn't really change very much from the r3.
Weebob 2nd January 2013, 13:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by fdbh96
I do have to disagree with the 650ti. All of Nvidia's budget range have been overpriced and not delivered on it, compared to AMDs lower priced offerings.

No love for the Raspberry Pi? :D

The article says they aren't the fastest, however they are able to fit in a tight spot, that's why had to punt for one.
Bloody_Pete 2nd January 2013, 15:07 Quote
But why would you bother with a 650 at all when a A10 is just as good and takes up less space...?
S1W1 2nd January 2013, 16:00 Quote
The GTX 670 2GB is the single best piece of hardware to appear in 2012 imo.
The Gigabyte edition with the triple 'Windforce' cooler to be precise - it's an incredible graphics card and I love it dearly.

Weirdly, a lot of the best hardware I bought in 2012 is actually quite old:
Crucial M4 256GB (2011)
Asus Xonar DX (2008)
Steelseries 6GV2 mechanical keyboard (2011)
bawjaws 2nd January 2013, 16:19 Quote
A wee bit disingenuous to say that the 7850 is £120, when it hasn't been that price since about 5 seconds after Bit-Tech reviewed it :D
Weebob 2nd January 2013, 16:19 Quote
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But why would you bother with a 650 at all when a A10 is just as good and takes up less space...?

Already had a i5 from a previous build and got a h67 itx board and case for free. All now fits in the stupidly small Ikea desk iv had to buy.

The 650ti isn't great, but is doing the job for me at least.
loftie 2nd January 2013, 17:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by bawjaws
A wee bit disingenuous to say that the 7850 is £120, when it hasn't been that price since about 5 seconds after Bit-Tech reviewed it :D

£119.74

Were you thinking it was more or less expensive, as that's the cheapest one on scan.
leexgx 2nd January 2013, 18:24 Quote
something is really broke on page 2 (probably an ad) some times get an white page or have to stop the page to prevent it getting to an white page
toolio20 2nd January 2013, 18:39 Quote
Could not agree more about the 7850.

Picked one up for an eval/test card until a deal on a 670 or 7970 popped up; after "experiencing" both the 670 FTW and a stock Diamond 7970 I decided to save my money and sit tight - damn thing runs dead quiet OC'd to 1200 core under full load, never hits anywhere close to 60C, all off a single 6-pin cable. If not for AMD's sub-par software, drivers and mountain of issues with crossfire I'd pick up another one in a heartbeat, just a superb little card.

BTW no love for the CM Elite 120?
bawjaws 2nd January 2013, 19:35 Quote
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Originally Posted by bawjaws
A wee bit disingenuous to say that the 7850 is £120, when it hasn't been that price since about 5 seconds after Bit-Tech reviewed it :D

£119.74

Were you thinking it was more or less expensive, as that's the cheapest one on scan.
Ha, I swear that was over £130 earlier today :D Happy to be proved wrong as I'm after one of these bad boys myself :D
Yslen 3rd January 2013, 04:46 Quote
Who forgot to clean the prodigy before grabbing those shots? ^^
Si_the-dude 3rd January 2013, 20:24 Quote
Nice to see the Phantom 820 on the list, it's a great piece of kit - although the looks are probably not to everyone's taste.

While I only had one for a few weeks I had some good time with my MSI HD7850 and think for the money it's a fantastic card.
hierax 22nd January 2013, 17:34 Quote
The 24" PowerGlide Extreme by pcspecialist also deserves a mention in my opinion. It's an all in one with serious gaming credentials when specced right. I don't think Bit tech ever reviewed it but I think it was worthy of an honourable mention if nothing else.
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