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Next "PC Hardware Buyer's Guide"?

Discussion in 'Feedback & Suggestions' started by gorgeousman, 11 Dec 2011.

  1. gorgeousman

    gorgeousman What's a Dremel?

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    Hi! I was wondering if there is going to be a new "PC Hardware Buyer's Guide" up soon? I'm planning on buying a new computer for Christmas and would love a newer guide than the September version.
    Thanks!
     
  2. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    Unfortunately we've had to shelve any plans to update the Buyers Guide for the foreseeable future as we just don't have enough staff to do it anymore.
     
  3. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    Post up a new topic and select 'build advice', let us know your budget and you'll get some great advice from the community :)
     
  4. gorgeousman

    gorgeousman What's a Dremel?

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    Thanks for the replies! Will do =)
     
  5. mediapcAddict

    mediapcAddict What's a Dremel?

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    srsly how many staff members do you have for writing and reviewing in custom pc.

    why doesn't custom pc do what every other business does and exploit some work experience uni leavers. cheap educated labour.
     
  6. whisperwolf

    whisperwolf What's a Dremel?

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    So no time for a buyers guide of components to build a custom PC, but plenty of time for a review of a 2 year old boardgame you can only buy secondhand?
     
  7. Ljs

    Ljs Modder

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    These were my thoughts on the subject too actually.

    I would have thought the buyers guide would brings in a decent amount of traffic and also stops so many "upgrade" threads in the forums.
     
  8. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    The boardgame was freelanced out, was written more than a month ago and was approached as a games project rather than a tech one - i.e., I used my Bit-Gamer monthly budget to do it and it in no way detracted from Bit-Tech or Custom PC projects or development.

    I appreciate you might want a Buyers Guide, but please bear in mind that you don't have enough information to make such sweeping inferences about how the site and mag operate on a day to day basis.
     
  9. kelvinb

    kelvinb BF3 Username - D0rmarth

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    Why not get some members reviewing things, im sure there are some budding tech writers who would love to do a review. Why dont you try to involve the members and offer a little prize im sure it would be cheaper than freelancing
     
  10. whisperwolf

    whisperwolf What's a Dremel?

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    Look, I'm afraid that no matter how often you try and push Bit-gamer as a separate identity it still looks like part of Bit-tech. As such, I as a reader don't actually care how your splitting your budgets, what I see, is a Custom PC and Modding site telling people that they’re too busy reviewing board games to bother with hardware.
    You, with your detailed views of budgets and spreadsheets of cash flow might see lots of different gloriously glossy trees, but the "sweeping inferences" are actually a Wood.
     
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  11. fdbh96

    fdbh96 What's a Dremel?

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    I shouldn't think its changed since septembers except for maybe the crazy expensive one with SB-E.
     
  12. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    I have always seen them as one and the same. I am also a bit fed up with the inclusion of weird things like this and the mind boggling double spread of rubbish gadgets that appears each month! All I want is in depth articles about how PC's work, hardware reviews and game reviews.

    The mag / site needs to differentiate itself and with so many reviews on par with bit-tech at the moment I can't see a better way to do this than to produce fewer but more detailed reviews.
     
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  13. j_jay4

    j_jay4 Minimodder

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    They manage to keep the Custom PC buyers guide up to date
     
  14. j_jay4

    j_jay4 Minimodder

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    All three are owned by Dennis Publishing, the budgets will be related.

    Bit-tech needs to put it's audience first or it won't have any. A reoccurring monthly feature is a guarantee to readers that every month there will be something new to read that they will be interested in. You are going to lose readers without it.

    I guess people will still keep coming back for the podcast, unless...?
     
  15. woods

    woods What's a Dremel?

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    Don't tell me they've canceled the podcasts? Along with the news there will

    only be a forum left
     
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  16. Leitchy

    Leitchy Minimodder

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    The news is a joke. I have visited Bit-Tech almost daily for almost 8 years to have a read of the news and it taken a turn for the worse.

    The adverts I suffer, and sometimes block, but lack of industry news and features on peripherals I'm not interested in - D-Day for bookmark deletion draws closer...
     
  17. Zinfandel

    Zinfandel Modder

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    This is some kind of joke right?

    My how the mighty have fallen.
     
  18. TrickOn

    TrickOn What's a Dremel?

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    Hmm disappointing I often recommend the article to people as a good starting point on upgrades...
     
  19. Material

    Material Soco Amaretto Lime

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    We're all aware that the amount of content on bit has dropped over the past few months - particularly news, podcasts and buyers guides. There are obviously reasons behind this, hopefully more should become clear in the new year.

    See also here - http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=222367
     
  20. whisperwolf

    whisperwolf What's a Dremel?

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    With the other thread you've linked saying your going to make the Custom PC a priority and the lack of news on this site, do we take it that bit is going to end up like digitalslrphoto.com? a few press releases, reviews that basically say buy the magazine to find out what we actually think, a user gallery, oh and lots of adverts for the mag?
     

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