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If you could change one thing about HR.
05-08-2012, 04:23 PM,
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If you could change one thing about HR.
If you could change one thing about HR, what would it be? We don't often get feedback other than why did you pick this part or that part.

Would you like a broader range of articles? Or perhaps some specific articles? Maybe videos? Who knows. I am curious as to what can be done to make this Site better than it already is. :-)

Don't worry you will not offend us with your suggestions. This is an open forum for any opinions. Except where flaming is concerned. ;-)

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05-08-2012, 04:57 PM,
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RE: If you could change one thing about HR.
I know there are many resources around the web, but maybe some articles on overclocking, best software/programs for your newly built computer, etc. I know this is "Hardware" Revolution but maybe some articles even briefly introducing other aspects of computer building/set-up (and/or providing quality links) would be nice. From reading HR I've gained a huge amount of knowledge about hardware, but my understanding of BIOS, CMOS, updating firmware for SSD's, etc. is still very little. I know I'll probably learn much more through experience when I actually build and set up my computer and probably watch a few videos, but any articles explaining these more in depth would be nice.
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05-08-2012, 05:34 PM,
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RE: If you could change one thing about HR.
I would be curious was to where research is done to come to conclusions about parts, concepts, features, or comparisons. Basically what sites or articles that can be used to help further our knowledge and understanding of parts or upcoming technology. If you favor any sites over others or view some sites as "bad" or detrimental to the learning process.
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05-08-2012, 07:19 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-08-2012, 07:21 PM by Phrosty.)
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@mattr4569
So basically an article that is something like "I just built my new rig, now what?" That would be an awesome addition. Good thinking.

@pineappl
I think that's a good idea too. That way people that wanna learn can see the facts for themselves. :-)


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05-08-2012, 10:06 PM, (This post was last modified: 05-08-2012, 10:07 PM by Phyrre56.)
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RE: If you could change one thing about HR.
Here's a suggestion that might be new. I would really like more discussion about the selection process (as mentioned above) but also a deeper understanding of the difference between the recommended part and its competitors.

For example, when selecting RAM, there are usually many options that are virtually equivalent and you're just selecting on price at the moment. The official recommendation might be a G. Skill model but maybe the Crucial RAM is just as good. That's important to know since sales change so rapidly. You could even do a tier system like with the SSDs -- "Feel free to buy any 8GB RAM kit from among these reputable manufacturers..."

That's the biggest thing I learned doing my build. You have to research at the moment. Prices change, ratings change (like a bad batch of a product that cropped up after MB's latest article), new benchmarks are released, etc. I think the site would be well served to mention when there are many competing products that are 99% equivalent.
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05-08-2012, 10:44 PM,
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RE: If you could change one thing about HR.
(05-08-2012, 10:06 PM)Phyrre56 Wrote: Here's a suggestion that might be new. I would really like more discussion about the selection process (as mentioned above) but also a deeper understanding of the difference between the recommended part and its competitors.

For example, when selecting RAM, there are usually many options that are virtually equivalent and you're just selecting on price at the moment. The official recommendation might be a G. Skill model but maybe the Crucial RAM is just as good. That's important to know since sales change so rapidly. You could even do a tier system like with the SSDs -- "Feel free to buy any 8GB RAM kit from among these reputable manufacturers..."

That's the biggest thing I learned doing my build. You have to research at the moment. Prices change, ratings change (like a bad batch of a product that cropped up after MB's latest article), new benchmarks are released, etc. I think the site would be well served to mention when there are many competing products that are 99% equivalent.

I completely agree. I'm currently in the process of choosing the parts for my build and I want to get the best deals possible, but I also don't want to buy a brand of RAM, motherboard, GPU, etc. that doesn't have a good reputation.
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05-09-2012, 01:02 PM,
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RE: If you could change one thing about HR.
This is part of the point I was trying to get at in "All about SSD's, installs and tweaking" in the questions area. So, I bought and SSD and these are the system changes or tweaks I should do to keep it running as fast as the day I installed it.

Also, +1 to what mattr4569 said in the first reply.

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05-09-2012, 08:10 PM,
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If you could change one thing about HR.
I would like to see the workstation builds get updated as often as the gaming builds. For example, someone building the high end workstation would be building a severely outdated build. It may bring more non gamers to HR, which may be really knowledgable on business, graphics or video editing software.
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05-10-2012, 10:56 AM,
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RE: If you could change one thing about HR.
I'd make a separate audio article and put a cross link from the other articles.

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05-10-2012, 12:01 PM,
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Re: If you could change one thing about HR.
What do you mean an audio article?

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