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PC Hardware Magazine or Web Site

Discussion in 'A+' started by onoski, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Hi All,

    Just curious as well as wanting to know if anyone regularly buys a PC type hardware to keep up to date with new and frequently changing hardware technology. This is so one can keep up with new technology on the desktop and laptop arena etc.

    This is true especially with desktop and laptop PC's in terms of the components like the processors, graphic cards and motherboard etc. I know there a web site called I believe Tom's Hardware, but wondering if you go the extra mile of buying a magazine or subscribe to one. Thanks in advance for your responses:)
     
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  2. greenbrucelee
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    When I was younger I used to buy magazines regularly but now I just look on Sites these days like Toms Hardware.

    I do still occasionally buy magazine.
     
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  3. BosonMichael
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    I currently subscribe to MaximumPC, PCGamer, Computer Gaming World, and CPU Magazine.
     
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  4. onoski

    onoski Terabyte Poster

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    Wow! Mike now that's a geeky you are but like it:)
     
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  5. Fergal1982

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    i used to get FHM, and PC Pro, but not any more.
     
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  6. BosonMichael
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    I've got a stack of them I need to catch up on. :)
     
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  7. fatp

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    pc plus, very good!
     
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  8. Lev Arris

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    I subscribe to computer shopper. I signed up to one of these 3 mags for £1 offers on: www.dennispublishing.com


    I'm not 100% sure if I still pay for it as I have closed the bank account the d/d came from and they still send them.
     
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  9. NightWalker

    NightWalker Gigabyte Poster

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    I don’t get any magazines, just pick stuff up on the web about new kit or from chatting with colleagues at work.
     
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  10. onoski

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    Thanks for the feedback all as its good to know if there is a need for buying magazines and which ones in particular.
     
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  11. Mitzs
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    I used to when my sites were in that direction. Now that they are not I have just order the layers mag, which is everything adobe and NAPP is next on the list.
     
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  12. delorean

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    I haven't bought a magazine regularly in literally years. Occasionally I will buy a copy of Wired and National Geographic at the airport for the longer flights, else I just don't bother. The future is digital. :study
     
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  13. Crito

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    Think I like fiddling around with hardware more than anything else. I still buy laptops from major manufacturers, but haven't bought a desktop PC since 1989! I build a new one (or two, or three) every year. Last one was a low power Athlon X2 (65 watt) utilizing an nVidia 7025 chipset.

    [​IMG]

    Can't wait to build a Phenom X4!
     
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  14. BosonMichael
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    Forgot to mention... I also frequent Anandtech.com, including their forums (different username - can anyone find me?).
     
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  15. Crito

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  16. Crito

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    LOL... beat me to it. ;)

    So here's a link to Tom's for everyone: http://www.tomshardware.com/
     
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  17. onoski

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    Thanks all and nice link from crito:)
     
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  18. Modey

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    PC Format is very good for gaming oriented hardware at the moment. I also buy PC Plus, but that's more oriented towards business.

    Both are excellent toilet / bath material. :)
     
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  19. grim

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    magazines are too expensive and out of date. theres are some websites that do pdf magazines like full circle and d-pad

    grim
     
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  20. Modey

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    Some can be expensive I agree there, but they aren't always out of date and offer a completely different experience to the web. Each to their own.
     
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