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Hardware My favourite hardware of 2012

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Baz, 2 Jan 2013.

  1. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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  2. Weebob

    Weebob What's a Dremel?

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    Good read. Good to see the 650ti getting some credit
     
  3. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    I do have to disagree with the 650ti. All of Nvidia's budget range have been overpriced and not delivered on it, compared to AMDs lower priced offerings.

    No love for the Raspberry Pi? :D
     
  4. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Gotta agree, 2012 really has been the Prodigys year.
     
  5. PingCrosby

    PingCrosby What's a Dremel?

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    My favourite is my upgrade to an ssd, wish I'd done it sooner
     
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    Pookie So this is permanence, love's shattered pride.

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    No love for the Fractal R4?
     
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    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    Good case but it didn't really change very much from the r3.
     
  8. Weebob

    Weebob What's a Dremel?

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    The article says they aren't the fastest, however they are able to fit in a tight spot, that's why had to punt for one.
     
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    But why would you bother with a 650 at all when a A10 is just as good and takes up less space...?
     
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    S1W1 Minimodder

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    The GTX 670 2GB is the single best piece of hardware to appear in 2012 imo.
    The Gigabyte edition with the triple 'Windforce' cooler to be precise - it's an incredible graphics card and I love it dearly.

    Weirdly, a lot of the best hardware I bought in 2012 is actually quite old:
    Crucial M4 256GB (2011)
    Asus Xonar DX (2008)
    Steelseries 6GV2 mechanical keyboard (2011)
     
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    A wee bit disingenuous to say that the 7850 is £120, when it hasn't been that price since about 5 seconds after Bit-Tech reviewed it :D
     
  12. Weebob

    Weebob What's a Dremel?

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    Already had a i5 from a previous build and got a h67 itx board and case for free. All now fits in the stupidly small Ikea desk iv had to buy.

    The 650ti isn't great, but is doing the job for me at least.
     
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    £119.74

    Were you thinking it was more or less expensive, as that's the cheapest one on scan.
     
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    leexgx CPC hang out zone (i Fix pcs i do )

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    something is really broke on page 2 (probably an ad) some times get an white page or have to stop the page to prevent it getting to an white page
     
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    Could not agree more about the 7850.

    Picked one up for an eval/test card until a deal on a 670 or 7970 popped up; after "experiencing" both the 670 Cheesecake and a stock Diamond 7970 I decided to save my money and sit tight - damn thing runs dead quiet OC'd to 1200 core under full load, never hits anywhere close to 60C, all off a single 6-pin cable. If not for AMD's sub-par software, drivers and mountain of issues with crossfire I'd pick up another one in a heartbeat, just a superb little card.

    BTW no love for the CM Elite 120?
     
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    Ha, I swear that was over £130 earlier today :D Happy to be proved wrong as I'm after one of these bad boys myself :D
     
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    Who forgot to clean the prodigy before grabbing those shots? ^^
     
  18. Si_the-dude

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    Nice to see the Phantom 820 on the list, it's a great piece of kit - although the looks are probably not to everyone's taste.

    While I only had one for a few weeks I had some good time with my MSI HD7850 and think for the money it's a fantastic card.
     
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    The 24" PowerGlide Extreme by pcspecialist also deserves a mention in my opinion. It's an all in one with serious gaming credentials when specced right. I don't think Bit tech ever reviewed it but I think it was worthy of an honourable mention if nothing else.
     
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