Subject: General Tech, Systems | September 29, 2014 - 05:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: survey, components
The Tech Report have compiled the data from their survey of readers machines and the data is now posted in this article. You can see how your build compares to the major trends that they observed, from the number and type of monitors that you use to the amount of RAM you have installed. The most interesting page covers the odd facts which were revealed such as the overwhelming predominance of ATX boards and cases that are being used despite the fact that 75% of respondents having only a single card installed in their systems. It is also interesting to note a mere 10% of those responding use more than one GPU. Check out the findings here.
"Typical PC enthusiasts may spend more on their PCs than you might think—and by the looks of it, their taste for high-end hardware isn't just limited to core components. Those are two of the main takeaways from the TR Hardware Survey 2014, in which we invited readers to answer 26 questions about their PCs. Around 4,000 of you participated over a period of about a week and a half, and the results paint an enlightening picture of current trends in the hobbyist PC realm. "
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Cloudflare rolls out free universal SSL encryption to all users @ The Inquirer
- Ineffective Shellshock fix means hackers are still exploiting vulnerability @ The Inquirer
- Microsoft to release new inexpensive notebook solution; unlikely to receive full support from vendors @ DigiTimes
- Android smartphone vendors speeding up migration to 64-bit architecture @ DigiTimes
- BlackBerry slowly pulls out of power dive into toilet @ The Register
- HP offers 64-bit ARM processors for Moonshot servers @ The Inquirer
- Nvidia: We will focus on G-Sync, not Adaptive-Sync @ Kitguru
- Vendors stop developing touchscreen notebooks @ DigiTimes
- Unchanging Unicorn: Don't be disappointed with Ubuntu 14.10, be happy @ The Register
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 15, 2011 - 04:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: PSU, internals, guts, components
Drop buy TechPowerUp for a dissection of a common PSU for PCs. The sticker on the side of mosty PSUs warns about opening the casing as there are no "user serviceable parts" inside. We all know that to be a lie, as long as you let the capacitors bleed out their charge before touching them with anything metal.
"The objective of this article is to give detailed, but easy to understand information about the most crucial part of a PC system, the Power Supply Unit. Follow us into this journey to the PSU territory and we promise you that you will gain valuable knowledge."
Here are some more Cases & Cooling reviews from around the web:
- Akasa ES Series 450W Power Supply Review @ eTeknix
- Corsair TX750V2 750 Watt @ Tweaktown
- Kingwin Lazer Gold LZG-850 850 Watt Power Supply @ Pro-Clockers
- Antec HCG 750W: Built for Gamers? @ AnandTech