PCPer v4.0 Giveaway: OCZ Technology Vertex 2 120GB SSD!

Subject: Editorial, General Tech | April 18, 2011 - 11:11 AM |
Tagged: vertex, ssd, ocz, giveaway, contest

As you can no doubt tell, PC Perspective got a HUGE and much needed facelift over the weekend to what we are internally calling "PC Perspective v4.0".  I know there are still some kinks to work out and we are actively addressing any feedback from our readers in this comment thread.  

But we want to celebrate the launch of the new site in style!!  Some of our site sponsors have very generously offered up some prizes for us to give out throughout the coming days...

The first prize: a 120GB OCZ Technology Vertex 2 SSD!!


What do you have to do to win this wonderful piece of hardware?

Couldn't be easier: post a comment in this post thanking OCZ for its sponsorship of PC Perspective and maybe include a thought or two on the new site design (compliments, constructive criticism, hate filled monologues, whatever).  You should probably have a registered account or at least be sure you include your email address in the appropriate field so we can contact you!

We will pick a winner tomorrow and move on to the next hardware that finds its way to PC Perspective offices.  Good luck and thanks for reading!!

Friday the 15th, the day PC Perspective burst forth from it's crysalis

Subject: Editorial | April 15, 2011 - 04:41 PM |
Tagged: friday, forum

As you may or may not have noticed the front page of PC Perspective is loading a little funny today.  However we've decided we like it and are sticking with it, hoping it will soon spread to the forums like some sort of positive virus and once it does that the front page will recognize your forum user and allow you to use it on the front page.  It does have one small negative side effect, but the Hardware Leaderboard is expected to make a full recovery very soon, whereupon it will be revamped with the new picks for April.  That one negative effect is somewhat mitigated by the wonderous mutation the SSD Decoder underwent, which offers new ways of viewing it like a Lightbox or pop up window.  If you have any comments, you will be pleased to know that you can now comment on posts to the front page; we do request that comments about the new site design are aimed here, so that we can reference them at the same time.

The Forums are currently unchanged, both in design and in content.  Users having problems with their new kit or simply looking for feedback on their new purchases are still in evidence.  We even have some experimentation in virtualization going on in the Motherboard Forum and you can help with the birth of a new HTPC over in the Video Cards Forum.  You can also grab our 150th PC Perspective Podcast from the obvious tab.


Enjoy the new look of our front page, but please don't neglect our Forums as they might feel a little self conscious of their old look!

Welcome to the new PC Perspective!

Subject: Editorial | April 15, 2011 - 01:02 AM |
Tagged: pcper

As of just after midnight ET on Friday the 15th of April, we made the switch over to the new version of the PC Perspective website!  This is a very exciting (and daunting) time for us here on staff, so please bear with us as we fix the little hiccups that will occur during this time.  In fact, we need your help!  If you see something wrong, strange or something you just plain don't like, please leave us a comment in the are below after you have signed up for a new account.  

We are counting on YOU to help make PCPer.com better for all of us!


Not only that be we are going to be giving away lots of PRIZES over the next couple of week thanks to our awesome sponsors that have stuck with us over the years.  Keep hitting up the home page for the first prizes to be revealed and how to win them...

Source: pcper.com

Watch The PC Perspective Podcast LIVE @ 10:00pm ET

Subject: Editorial | April 6, 2011 - 09:30 PM |

Are you ready for The PC Perspective Podcast LIVE right here or by visiting http://live.twit.tv/??  Lots of great topics on the agenda for today!!  Come join us for the show!!

Be sure to subscribe to our show right here: http://pcper.com/podcast 

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March Madness at PC Perspective: win some prizes!

Subject: Editorial | March 16, 2011 - 11:30 AM |

It is that time of year again as the nation (and maybe the world) prepares for the madness that is March and the NCAA basketball tournament!  As we have done in previous years, we are setting up a bracket competition through CBSSports.com that will result in endless fun and of course some prizes for our readers!

The prize packages are still being worked out, but plan on a couple of graphics cards and motherboards at the very minimum.  How do you get started?
Go to http://pcper-com.mayhem.cbssports.com/e (pool password is "pcper.com") and register (you may already have an account there) and sign up for our group.  We can only accept 400 players, so sign up early to reserve your spot!
Make sure you sign up at http://pcper-com.mayhem.cbssports.com/e (pool password is "pcper.com") to get in on the action!  It's fun for everyone and SOMEONE will be lucky enough to get some prizes out of it!! 
Discuss your picks and favorites in this thread of our forums!!

Intel Reports Record Quarter: Fines? Pah!

Subject: Editorial | January 13, 2011 - 04:57 PM |

Intel is nothing, if not consistent.

Razer looks to tempt with a $50 gaming mouse

Subject: Editorial | July 30, 2010 - 11:56 AM |

Not everyone is willing to dump $100 or so on a gaming mouse, especially if they have been using a cheaper one their whole lives and have never tried a higher end mouse.  Razer is looking to tempt that crowd with the Abyssus which uses the same sensor as the more expensive DeathAdder 3G.  It only sports a pair of buttons along with a scroll wheel/button but is designed to be equally comfortable for left handed users as well as right handed on

Source: techPowerUp!

Intel Q2 2010 Earnings: Best... Quarter... EVAR!

Subject: Editorial | July 14, 2010 - 11:49 AM |

Economic downturn?  Pah!

Scan one baby picture and suddenly the square pixel is your fault

Subject: Editorial | June 29, 2010 - 11:57 AM |

Back in the 1950's Russell Kirsch was working as a scientist at the National Bureau of Standards and figured out a way to scan a picture of his infant son into the experimental computer (SEAC) that he was working with into a 176 by 176 grid of black and white squares.  He now apologizes for that, as that action contributed to the birth of the square pixel we all know and try to antialias out of existence.  He is now working with a technique to overlay a grid of 6 pixels a

Source: MAKE: Blog

Testing Embeds

Subject: Editorial | March 13, 2010 - 12:40 PM |

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Happy New Year to all of our readers!!!

Subject: Editorial | December 31, 2009 - 08:46 PM |

http://michaelontheair.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/nerd_approved.gifThe dog with the party hat on my calendar tells me that today is New Year's Eve...I had no idea.  We have been working on SO much stuff since early December that the entirety of this holiday-laden finale to the year has simply soared by me.  Testing for several articles coming up very quickly in the new year (2010, btw) is still being run a

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

Subject: Editorial | December 24, 2009 - 07:26 PM |

I apologize for the lack of news and updates this Thursday, but most of our staff is with, or on their way to, family and family events for the Christmas holiday.  I have been busy in the house today testing some new hardware for post-New Years reviews and hardware launches while putting finishing touches on presents and goodies to spread around to our friends and relatives.  I have also been making year-end donations to places like the SPCA and

Please help us help others: Lynnfield gaming system raffle for charity

Subject: Editorial | September 29, 2009 - 07:41 PM |

Hurry!! Only a few days left to enter!!!  Help us reach our goal!

Every once in a while a worthy cause comes along that really makes you sit up and realize how lucky you are and how much more you could be doing for others. Recently some very close friends of ours gave birth to their first child, Gabriel Thomas Lawrence, who was born with Down Syndrome and other various heart and breathing complications. He is proving to be a very tough little boy, fighting his problems in and out of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital.

Video from PC Perspective Hardware Workshop is LIVE

Subject: Editorial | August 20, 2009 - 01:38 AM |

I have had quite a few people asking for it, but it just FINALLY got finished uploading and converting - so here is the full video from the PC Perspective Hardware Workshop 2009 that we hosted at QuakeCon 2009!!  Enjoy!

Watch us record the PC Perspective Podcast LIVE!!!

Subject: Editorial | August 12, 2009 - 09:57 PM |

Are you ready for This Week in Computer Hardware LIVE right here or by visiting http://live.twit.tv/??  Lot's of great topics on the agenda for tonight!!!  On the road to QuakeCon 2009!!

This Week in Computer Hardware (TWiCH) #34 now available to stream

Subject: Editorial | August 8, 2009 - 11:58 PM |

Sorry for the longer than normal delay, but I finally got this week's This Week in Computer Hardware (TWiCH) online, episode #34 with myself and Leo Laporte.  Enjoy! 
If you want to catch our weekly LIVE episodes, just check back here on pcper.com or at http://live.twit.tv/ every Wednesday at 6pm ET!

(Details on Quakecon and possible live streaming of that event are included as well!)

Sorry for the delay: PC Perspective Podcast #67 is live - and on video!

Subject: Editorial | August 2, 2009 - 02:47 AM |

Apologies for the delay this week, but the PC Perspective Podcast, episode #67, was posted up yesterday after a lengthy upload process.  I am on vacation with the Mrs. (actually packing for the trip home now) but was still able to record, edit and post the darn thing for you!  How's that for dedication / lunacy?!?

In any event, be sure to check out the audio version at http://pcper.com/podcast and subscribe if you haven't already.  And I have included the video version below as well!

This Week in Computer Hardware (TWiCH) #33 now available to stream

Subject: Editorial | July 23, 2009 - 12:50 AM |

This Week in Computer Hardware (TWiCH), live every Wednesday at 6pm ET / 3pm PT on http://live.twit.tv/.  If you missed yesterday's episode here is your chance to see us discuss Intel's new G2 X25-M SSDs, the new Core i5 pricing and speed information as well as the difference between various ATX and ITX form factors.

PC Perspective Podcast - LIVE at 10pm ET

Subject: Editorial | July 22, 2009 - 10:00 PM |

PC Perspective Podcast, episode #66, is getting ready to start at 10pm ET / 7pm PT!! Start the stream below!   Tonight we will announce the winner of our Smooth Creations / PC Perspective AMD Dragon System Contest!!!

Source: 3DCenter

PC Perspective Podcast #65 Video version online

Subject: Editorial | July 16, 2009 - 03:31 PM |

The audio version of our podcast, which you should definitely be subscribed to and listening to on a regular basis anyway, was released early this morning but we now have the completed video version compressed and posted ready for you watch!