Podcast #231 - Intel NUC, AMD 8000M GPUs, Building a Hackintosh and more!

Subject: General Tech | December 20, 2012 - 03:16 PM |
Tagged: video, virtu, VIA, tegra 4, Samsung, radeon, podcast, nvidia, nvelo, nuc, lucid, Intel, hackintosh, gigabyte, Dataplex, arm, amd, 8000m

PC Perspective Podcast #231 - 12/20/2012

Join us this week as we talk about the Intel NUC, AMD 8000M GPUs, Building a Hackintosh and more!

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Hosts: Ryan Shrout, Josh Walrath, Allyn Malventano and Chris Barbere

This Podcast is brought to you by MSI!

Program length: 1:13:41

Podcast topics of discussion:

  1. 0:01:50 We are going to try Planetside 2 after the podcast!
  2. Week in Reviews:
    1. 0:02:50 Intel Next Unit of Computing NUC
    2. 0:17:55 Corsair AX860i Digital ATX Power Supply
    3. 0:19:00 HP Z1 Workstation All in One
    4. 0:25:00 Building a Hackintosh Computer - A Guide
  3. 0:32:35 This Podcast is brought to you by MSI!
  4. News items of interest:
    1. 0:33:30 Cutting the Cord Complete!
    2. 0:36:10 VIA ARM-based SoCs in upcoming ASUS tablet
    3. 0:42:00 Lucid MVP 2.0 will be sold direct
    4. 0:44:50 Samsung acquires NVELO SSD Caching Software
    5. 0:49:00 AMD announces mobility 8000M series of GPUs
    6. 0:54:15 Some NVIDIA Tegra 4 Details
    7. 0:58:55 NEC Unveils Super Thin Ultrabook
    8. 1:00:30 Win a Sapphire HD 7870 GHz Edition FleX!!
  5. Closing:
    1. 1:02:30 Hardware / Software Pick of the Week
      1. Ryan: Panasonic GH2 Micro 4/3 Camera
      2. Josh: Preparation is key!
      3. Allyn: Cheap RAM
      4. Chris: Had solar panels installed this week
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  4. Closing/outro

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December 20, 2012 | 07:43 PM - Posted by D1RTYD1Z619

Josh needs his own segment called: PCperverted

December 20, 2012 | 10:18 PM - Posted by Josh Walrath

Would you subscribe?

December 21, 2012 | 02:42 AM - Posted by D1RTYD1Z619

..................no - Dr. Quentin Q. Quinn from Sealab 2021

January 29, 2014 | 03:10 PM - Posted by mikelbivins

I am and have been a happy (and sore)long-time subscriber....

December 21, 2012 | 01:24 AM - Posted by pdjblum

Well done guys. Keep it up Josh.

December 21, 2012 | 11:39 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Hey, this still isn't up on itunes!

December 21, 2012 | 03:57 PM - Posted by YTech2 (not verified)

To celebrate End of Days! That was funny. I opened some gifts, drove in a snow storm, and shovel the drive ways. :)

So far, all our snow we wanted this month is falling all at once, on the End of Days. :S

December 23, 2012 | 02:42 AM - Posted by allen (not verified)

The canon 7d does have an auto focus for video.... My fiancee has one and shoots video all the time.

December 24, 2012 | 07:05 PM - Posted by IronMikeAce

I have a question for Allyn about SSDs. I am currently running my company on Windows Small Business Server 2011 Standard and I need to transfer my HDD RAID 1 array (2x 2TB WD RE4) to my new SSD RAID1 array (2x 512GB Samsung 840 Pro). I have tried using Samsung Data Migration, Intel (acronis) data migration, and norton ghost to try to transfer the OS over to the ssds. I even to the risk of reseting the disks to non-raid and migrating from one HDD to a single SSD. Samsungs software keeps giving me a defrag error and intel and norton both don't support the OS. Can you recommend a good data migration software that can do what I am trying to do? The OS is currently 220GB so there is plenty of space to migrate. I contacted Samsung and they said they didn't have enough experience with the data migration on server platform yet. Please let me know what I need to do to transfer the SBS 2011 OS over to the 840pro raid1. Thank you.

December 24, 2012 | 07:06 PM - Posted by IronMikeAce

You would think after spending over $1200 on drives that you could actually get them to work right....

December 26, 2012 | 10:08 PM - Posted by Jim (not verified)

For my needs, the NUC is exactly what I have been looking for. This is the 1st retail board available with a SATA III (6 Gb/s) mSATA slot. I simply want extremely fast disk read/writes, desktop functionality to access the Internet, run apps locally, and stream media to my TV. I am no longer a gamer, so that is not an issue - and I am not planning on getting Wifi (will use Ethernet off my router for Internet) - having only the mSata drive installed won't raise the heat issue - and I had been wanting to go with as small a form factor as possible just for the fun of it. Coming from the days where it was common to spend big bucks to build or buy a PC, I have no issues with dropping the extra money on a 256GB or the new 480GB Mushkin mSata drive to get tremendous performance in such a tiny footprint....Not for everyone, but thought I give an example where this could work for some. thx! (Have not seen any ITX boards yet with SATA III on the mSATA PCI express slot....)