1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Rant Dumbest TechRadar Article Ever

Discussion in 'General' started by TheMusician, 5 Sep 2009.

  1. TheMusician

    TheMusician Audio/Tech Enthusiast/Historian

    Joined:
    13 Jul 2009
    Posts:
    573
    Likes Received:
    32
    http://www.techradar.com/news/computing-components/9-upgrades-to-turn-your-pc-into-a-monster-632267

    Stupidest article i've seen in a while.

    How do you define "monster"? How do you define "best PC"? This article is just a large advertisement for overpriced parts that 90% of people don't need and 50% of gamers don't even need.

    What the hell is the point of this? There's no budget limit or anything. Is it catering to anyone in particular? No.

    And some of these would require you to build a new PC altogether. Some idiot running a single-core Celeron from 2004 can't just "upgrade to a Core i7" without getting a new motherboard. And maybe then he could also buy that brand new DDR3 ram. He'd be building a brand new PC that he will not be utilizing for crap, most likely. Even if he did need the power, there are much cheaper parts that will offer it.

    What has it told anyone that they don't already know? If you upgrade parts on your PC, it will be faster. I think that falls under the "no s**t" category...

    [​IMG]
    Bury this on Digg
     
  2. julianmartin

    julianmartin resident cyborg.

    Joined:
    25 Jul 2004
    Posts:
    3,561
    Likes Received:
    126
    Love the last part of that sentence - seems implies that it might well have not been working at all but they just didn't know!
     
  3. damienVC

    damienVC What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    25 Aug 2009
    Posts:
    225
    Likes Received:
    17
    It is daft. The subtitle for the article is 'Top of the range kit no gamer should be withou' and then go on to list the Fatal1ty USB gaming headset, which is pants. By their own admission:

    They've even mixed the present and the past tense. Honestly, some people.
     
  4. Scirocco

    Scirocco Boobs, I have them, you lose.

    Joined:
    3 Jul 2007
    Posts:
    2,128
    Likes Received:
    74
    Yep, that has to be one of the crappiest articles I've seen in an age.
     
  5. Furymouse

    Furymouse Like connect 4 in dagger terms

    Joined:
    4 Feb 2004
    Posts:
    621
    Likes Received:
    22
    What an absolute mess of parts. They go for a water cooled gpu a high air flow case and then a Domino ALC for the cpu?! That makes no sense at all.

    *hugs Bit-tech* I like your buying guide more:thumb:
     
  6. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

    Joined:
    11 Apr 2007
    Posts:
    4,381
    Likes Received:
    241
    7 pages. 7 freakin' pages, of no real information.
     
  7. theevilelephant

    theevilelephant Minimodder

    Joined:
    5 Jan 2006
    Posts:
    1,334
    Likes Received:
    36
    eh?

    Running what? It runs at 1600Mhz so it runs at 1600Mhz?

    Was this written by a 10 year old?

    edit: wait what? all-in-one CPU water cooler and a water cooled graphics card minus the kit needed to actually cool it?
     
  8. wst

    wst Minimodder

    Joined:
    30 Aug 2009
    Posts:
    822
    Likes Received:
    89
    Nevermind that the site occupies my whole monitor (17" 1280*1024), the content occupies about 3" by 2". We're overthinking our complaints. The website is crap, so who expects them to know anything about more complicated things, such as computers...
     
  9. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    *snigger*

    Ahem. We cannot comment on the competition.


    Although we can laugh between ourselves
     
  10. Rkiver

    Rkiver Cybernetic Spine

    Joined:
    23 Apr 2009
    Posts:
    930
    Likes Received:
    42
    A coolit ALC CPU cooler that failed miserably in any cooling tests, and they recommend it? What a bunch of twits.

    Never mind it could all be put on one page, and is the biggest load of rubbish I've seen in a while.
     
  11. Sir Digby

    Sir Digby The Supprising Adventures

    Joined:
    18 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    1,330
    Likes Received:
    91
    Ah the Coolit ALC.

    I now use it as a test for the worth of tech website - the ones that rate it well get put onto my mental ignore list.
     
  12. LAGMonkey

    LAGMonkey Group 7 error

    Joined:
    4 Aug 2004
    Posts:
    1,507
    Likes Received:
    8
    what REALLY ticks me off is the lack of content on each of the pages. This is the inter-tubes FFS you dont need to put a single word on every page.

    its as if they've thought that the best-est article is the one with the most pages. i fully expect them to use size 72 font next!
     
  13. Guest-16

    Guest-16 Guest

    One UK retailer told us he'd had a 20% RMA rate

    :worried: No one will comment officially.
     
  14. LAGMonkey

    LAGMonkey Group 7 error

    Joined:
    4 Aug 2004
    Posts:
    1,507
    Likes Received:
    8


    is that an official comment? :lol:
     
  15. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

    Joined:
    23 Jan 2009
    Posts:
    8,577
    Likes Received:
    195
    Wow, that was terrible. And suggesting a Sniper is insane for a case that needs watercooling..
     
  16. DarkLord7854

    DarkLord7854 What's a Dremel?

    Joined:
    22 Jun 2005
    Posts:
    4,643
    Likes Received:
    121
    Say what..?

    As for the sound card.. well, the Xonar isn't bad but if you want to use EAX.. X-Fi is the only option AFAIK (not that it's a bad thing IMO) >.>


    Amusing read either way, it's sad to know some people will read this and take it to hear though..
     
  17. Shuriken

    Shuriken same christmas AV for a whole year

    Joined:
    1 Jan 2003
    Posts:
    1,312
    Likes Received:
    22
    Competition? that's a bit generous Bindi. :p
     

Share This Page