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Originally Posted by phoenixckNative advertising?
Originally Posted by Maki roleQuote:Originally Posted by phoenixckNative advertising?
I guess Bit should stop reviewing products and services in general then?
Originally Posted by Maki roleI guess Bit should stop reviewing products and services in general then?
Originally Posted by CthippoQuote:Originally Posted by Maki roleI guess Bit should stop reviewing products and services in general then?
This isn't a review, it's an ad.
A review would have pluses and minuses and discussed whether the product was a good value for the money versus making your own. It would have compared the vendor with comparable services etc.
I expect better from bit
Originally Posted by Dogbert666It was more just a closer look at something we think is kind of cool and wanted to share.
Originally Posted by Vault-TecThat is how I saw it. I think if there were more people into modding around here they would have seen it the same too, but modding is a shadow of its former self now.
Originally Posted by bawjawsOn the flip side, there are some absolutely incredible modding projects being made now that would have been impossible back in the day. CNCs, mills, 3d printers have all expanded the range of what is possible and we're seeing some AMAZING projects as a result.
Originally Posted by bawjawsThat's true enough, but then again back in the day not everyone could afford to buy a new motherboard because they'd cocked up a pencil mod, or a new CPU because they'd fried it trying to OC too far :D
Originally Posted by Gareth HalfacreeTrouble is, modding ain't what it used to be. I remember the glory days: replacement crystals, pencil mods, and golden fingers to overclock processors, being able to write three pages about cutting a fan hole in the top of a case with a Dremel, picking up car radiators and aquarium pumps to build a water-cooling system...
These days, the audience just ain't there for that sort of stuff. Overclocking is just "go into BIOS, change settings, repeat until crash then back off one." Cases are available in every conceivable colour, shape, size, and configuration of fan mounts, so if you want one with a fan in the top you just buy one with a fan in the top. Water-cooling is the same: nobody's really hacking some ridiculous setup from scrap except as a personal challenge, 'cos you can buy ready-to-go kits that massively outperform anything you could make yourself for very-nearly-pocket-change.
A topic that would have taken up four pages back in the day would have people commenting "what's the point" and "why not just buy X" before they were half-way through the first page today. S'just the way it is: PCs aren't beige boxes any more, and while the market is healthier for it there's an undeniable knock-on effect for enthusiast sites.
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