Podcast #196 - The new iPad, the OCZ Vertex 4, AMD FX-6200 CPU and more!

Subject: General Tech | April 5, 2012 - 04:32 PM |
Tagged: Vertex 4, ssd, podcast, ipad, Intel, gpu, FX-6200, cpu, amd, 680

PC Perspective Podcast #196 - 04/05/2012

Join us this week as we talk about the new iPad, the OCZ Vertex 4, AMD FX-6200 CPU and more!

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Hosts: Ryan Shrout, Jeremy Hellstrom, Josh Walrath, and Allyn Malvantano

This Podcast is brought to you by MSI Computer, and their all new Sandy Bridge Motherboards!

Program length: 1:10:16

Program Schedule: 

  1. Introduction
  2. 1-888-38-PCPER or podcast@pcper.com
  3. http://pcper.com/podcast
  4. http://twitter.com/ryanshrout and http://twitter.com/pcper 
  5. 0:01:45 The New iPad (2012) Review: Pixel Power
  6. 0:07:00 SilverStone Strider Gold Evolution 1000W Power Supply Review
  7. 0:09:00 OCZ Vertex 4 512GB SSD Initial Review - Vertex Returns to its Indilinx Roots (Firmware Progression Testing)
  8. 0:25:00 AMD FX-6200 CPU Review: A Small Bulldozer Refresh
  9. 0:37:00 This Podcast is brought to you by MSI Computer, and their all new Sandy Bridge Motherboards!
  10. 0:38:50 IOLO U-NO-LOL. Ed Bott not amused by system optimizer ad
  11. 0:40:10 PC bill of materials articles creeps lower.
  12. 0:42:15 The fine waterline between genius and madness; toilet water PC cooling
  13. 0:46:15 NVIDIA urges you to program better now, not CPU -- later.
  14. 0:52:50 OCZ isn't the only one with a new drive today, Hitachi now offers a 4TB Ultrastar
  15. 0:57:00 This week: FX-6200, GTX 680 SLI and Surround Performance Testing, Z77 motherboards, MAINGEAR SHIFT system review
  16. 1:00:00 Hardware / Software Pick of the Week
    1. Ryan: While GTX 680s are MIA still, HD 7970s are as low as $529
    2. Jeremy: Flying Car or Tricorder ... I can't decide
    3. Josh:  I really enjoy this game.
    4. Allyn: Koolance GTX 680 water block (in stock, oh wait, never mind, it *was* in stock an hour ago)
  17. 1-888-38-PCPER or podcast@pcper.com
  18. http://pcper.com/podcast   
  19. http://twitter.com/ryanshrout and http://twitter.com/pcper
  20. Closing


April 5, 2012 | 06:53 PM - Posted by Nilbog

Is the video not coming soon?

April 5, 2012 | 07:15 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)


April 5, 2012 | 10:49 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

Just like the guy above, you could subscribe to YouTube and get notification right away. Or we have it embedded now. :)

April 6, 2012 | 12:35 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Do you feel bad about putting iPad news first in a headline?

April 6, 2012 | 10:12 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

First let me say you guys do great work - I've listened to your podcast forever it seems and you've always had some pretty good discussions. The news and the breakdown of the new parts and pieces coming out on the market has made me think about my own opinions on the matters (when I had enough of a clue to HAVE my own opinions), and has been good stuff to know generally.

I say this in Disappointment - not anger or anything like that. Just raw Disappointment with a capitol D.

In your just published video of "Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H Motherboard Sneak Peek" I was completely distracted by what I could not see in your video.

I'm not sure if you are obligated in some way to take up so much room during your video with your logo, or if you will continue to cover the more and more of the screen until.. wait for it.. Until someone actually tells you they have had enough and they will just quit watching.

Guys - I think you are too close to the trees to see that they are in the way is all. SO much so, that I can't suggest that anyone watch anymore. Listen to your podcast yes, but watch your YouTube shorts - no.

If you were ever wondering when someone was going to mention that you have that little piece of food stuck to your teeth.. well- this is me doing it. I OWE you this feedback for all the years you've been podcasting.

Believe me that it is not because of any ill will, but because your banner makes it hard to pay attention to what you are trying to show.

If it helps, here is an easy real world test I learned back in school about such banners. Take the top of a paper box and put it up to your monitor (on edge) so it covers the bottom portion of your screen. You'll find that it's about the same width as a lot of banners - thinner even if you can believe it.
If you can work with your piece without frustration, then all is well. But if you sigh or bob your head around.. then that's exactly what you are doing to your viewer.

This quick diversion in the classroom made me produce things differently - and I hope you'll understand I mean this in the best possible light. It was a quick check.

I only ask for consideration of the viewer that you are actually producing this for. I think we have been overlooked in this regard. Again - I really only think you are too close to see for the trees...

April 7, 2012 | 07:20 AM - Posted by tristan70

i see Gigabyte got the GA-X79-UD7 Motherboard i am looking to see if it a good gameing motherboard what is the best cpu to put in it

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