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Old 20th Apr 2012, 11:59   #1
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Bit-tech review request thread

Hi guys!

As I've got to split my time between Custom PC and bit-tech now, I don't always have the chance to keep my ear to the ground regarding what you, the readers, want to see reviewed on bit-tech.

So, I'm sticky-ing this thread for specific hardware review requests. If you've spotted a bit of kit you'd like us to review, post below, and if possible provide a link to the manufacturer's product page so I can track it down all the easier. If we get enough requests, or agree that it's worth covering, you should see your request on these very web pages soon!

A few requests though. Please keep this thread on-topic, and please don't request reviews of stuff that's obviously NDA'd (such as new processors or GPUs) - we'll cover these anyway once their NDAs expire.

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Thermalright Archon, Pretty please?

If only because it's one of the few non-top down heatsinks that looks like it would let you fit a full set of memory modules on SB-E without any conflicts.
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A round-up of several fan controllers would be good, especially since there are more than just the aquacomputer and the t-balancer availble now.
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A labs test of mechanical keyboards would be a great idea. Especially as it hasn't been done before.
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A round-up of several fan controllers would be good, especially since there are more than just the aquacomputer ans the t-balancer about.
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This also, another labs test would be nice.
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Some budget speaker setups perhaps- there haven't been any reviews that I've seen listed on the homepage for quite a long time ( looking to get a MicroLabs Solo1C fairly soon )...
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Some cases please, massive lack of case reviews recently.

Actually, good god people, just some hardware!

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A labs test of mechanical keyboards would be a great idea. Especially as it hasn't been done before.
Is it really worthwhile though?

There's nothing to benchmark / measure, so keyboard reviews are largely subjective - what works for one person may not work for another - with differing typing positions, styles and ergonomic preferences.

I'm not knocking the idea, as I have an interest in mechanical keyboards too, although it'll be a long time before I can justify buying one; I'm just unsure how much value there is, other than to highlight truly dreadful boards.
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Agree, please a roundup of the popular mechanical keyboards would be awesome and really stand out from the crowd as there are no "official" roundup/reviews of a load of them anywhere, only user input. I would prefer stuff like the 6gv2 or the blackwidow, the Filco Majestouch or the DAS boards, then possibly more obscure stuff, but tbh, it really is the minority who will be buying the less ""mainstream"" boards.
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Some budget speaker setups perhaps- there haven't been any reviews that I've seen listed on the homepage for quite a long time ( looking to get a MicroLabs Solo1C fairly soon )...
This too.

The Microlabs FC360 are a good option for ~45 too. Got them as a replacement after my SP200s went the way of rice krispies. At that price, they include a pretty good amp too!
So yeah, it would be nice to see a few of these sets tested, along with some headphones, not headsets.
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A labs test of HTPC cases has never been done in my memory, there's many different models so concentrating on a certain size bracket might be a good idea i.e. full ATX models, mATX or mini-ITX. Just because there is so much out there, it would give people new ideas and spark some new builds.

TV cards as well never get any attention.

>24 inch monitors.

That's all I can think of atm but I don't think it would be possible to have too many reviews
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Personally there isn't anything specific i would like reviewed, however i would like M-ATX/ITX builds to be considered for a 'Buyers Guide'

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