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Sorry guys I just would like to know if Martin's Blog closed down or is it was some server's problem in past days?!

I would be really sad about this possibilitty so I'm just asking any info you could have about it!

I'm starting with watercooling now setting my first system and his blog has been really important!

Thanks
Edited by Luca T - 5/12/12 at 1:08pm
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The page was accessible just fine yesterday. Might be some local connection problems perhaps ?
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I read on another forum he closed but then after positive comments and donation he open back again!


A guy from extreme overclocking forum:

"After the positive comments he got, Martin put his site back up. We swapped emails and made a plan to put the site on "auto-pilot". Then he put up a direct contribution app and has some donations. He now seems willing to keep his site up as long as donations cover hosting costs. He still plans to retire from testing after he finishes the current batch of a few rads and fans.

It's hard to predict the future. Good people come and go. But to be able to compare different brands and models we need independent testing. Water-coolers would be wise to not become overly-dependent on manufacturers' specs as we have see over and over. They tell us what it is profitable for us to know - that's business. Let's see what shakes out after Martin gets time off. Either way, it may take us the rest of the year to digest his 2012 testing.

As far as others wishing to learn testing, Martin would be one to ask. He is open about his methodology and equipment since it's all on his site. We hope more water-coolers do independent testing, particularly since Skinnee and Vapor are posting rarely now.

Martin asked me to thank all of you for making him realize the site remains valuable. And, thank you from me for sending some much deserved appreciation his way."
Edited by Luca T - 5/12/12 at 1:12pm
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Up for me!!
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Quote:
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Up for me!!

He put back up after closing!

He will keep the blog up as long as donations will cover the hosting cost!
Edited by Luca T - 5/12/12 at 1:17pm
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I was going to shut it down due to continuing hosting costs, but I was convinced to keep the data going and received enough support to renew ad free hosting again. I'm still in the hole on costs over this last year so I'm not sure if/how much more I'll be doing, but I'll at least keep the site up and running the data I did collect up to this point.thumb.gif
    
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post #7 of 11
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Really happy about that! thumb.gif

You have been absolutely Helpful to me and I'm sure to a lot of other people as well!

Let us know freely when you need anything, you and your work on your blog are a huge Resource for the community smile.gif
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why dont you just sell the rads and stuff you were given to pay for the site and its upkeep. or Suggest donation from suppliers of hardware that would like reviewing.

We would have gladly paid to have our stuff reviewed tbh even it was a small donation esp with the new ranges we have coming out.

I know we have changed some out of own testing due to your own influence and Skinny's .
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I really need to take a little summer vacation anyhow, so it's all good.thumb.gif I may be back for more come fall, but I am going to focus on the dune buggy build over the next few months at least. I have a whole pile of buggy parts and a brand new MIG welder that are calling my name. If nothing else, my site can be a resource for testing methods for the future community testers willing to carry on the testing torch..biggrin.gif
    
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I hope your passion for hardware will burn again so you will need to watercool it biggrin.gif

Anyway Thank you so much for everything you have done until now, hoping to see you coming back soon or later thumb.gif

Cheers
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