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Jeremy Hellstrom
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Vancouver, BC

Call it, or PC Perspective I have been hanging out and then working for Ryan and the gang for years.  Apart from the front page you might find me on the BOINC Forums or possibly the Fraggin' Frogs if I have the time.

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Get your Win7 machines while you still can

10/28/2014 - 12:46

It is official, at the end of this month consumers will no longer be able to get their hands on a machine with Windows 7 installed, unless they luck into a machine which has been sitting on the shelves for a while.  If you buy through a corporate...

Trancend's new M.2 SSD, the MTS800

10/27/2014 - 15:00

M.2 is quickly gaining popularity thanks to its small size and power requirements as well as the possible speed increase and other features.  Transcend's 128GB MTS800 drive features fill AES encryption, wear levelling and garbage collection as...

Earphones without the flashy colours and branding

10/27/2014 - 13:33

Some people still prefer headsets with a simplistic design and understated branding as opposed to models with colours bright enough to pass for emergency beacons and a logo large enough to be spotted from orbit.  Takstar understands this and even...

No new Intel for you this year

10/27/2014 - 11:35

Intel's release schedules have been slowing down, unfortunately in a large part that is due to the fact that the only competition they face in certain market segments is themselves.  For high end servers it looks like we won't see Haswell-EX...

XFX Double D R9 290X

10/24/2014 - 13:44

If you picked up a G-SYNC display already then the EVGA GeForce GTX 970 ACX2 @ $330 is a good deal.  On the other hand the R9 290X is undisputably faster and with the current sale price of $300 after rebate is a far better buy!  The XFX Double...

Cooler Master's new Nepton 240M in action

10/24/2014 - 12:22

As with the previous generation the new Nepton 240M is designed with "ultra-fine micro channel" technology which quadruples the surface area of the radiator but does provide more resistance to air travelling through the rad.  Installation...

Avoiding online price creep

10/24/2014 - 11:29

Have you noticed that prices seem to creep up slightly every time you visit an online ticket site hoping for a deal?  As many are probably already aware, the cookies dumped on your machine when you browse allow the sites to keep track of how many...

Who rules the ~$250 market? XFX R9 285 Black Edition versus the GTX 760

10/23/2014 - 15:06

Currently sitting at $260 the XFX R9 285 Black Edition is a little less expensive than the ASUS ROG STRIKER GTX 760 and significantly more expensive than the ASUS GTX760 DirectCU2 card.  Those prices lead [H]ard|OCP to set up a showdown to see which...

The ASRock Z97 Extreme6 has a surprise for you M.2 fans

10/23/2014 - 12:19

For just under $200 the ASRock Z97 Extreme is a good base to build a Broadwell or Haswell platform on for significantly less than a brand new Haswell-E system.  The design is quite clean and well spaced out to allow the use of a large cooler along...

BitTorrent Sync; faster than OneDrive, Dropbox and Drive?

10/23/2014 - 11:34

BitTorrent is good for more than just downloading files of various natures, it has a tool called Sync which performs a similar task to solutions like Dropbox only more privately and apparently with more speed.  From the graph below you can see that...