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Tom's Hardware used to be a decent site and a good resource, but that place is just painful now.... The TH Forums are the epitome of ignorant, uninformed kids whose parents spends thousands of dollars on a computer for them, asking questions then refusing to listen to any answers that don't fit what they already know. Just scroll through a sub-forum and it's easy to see that most of the genuine quality questions get no responses, but the stupid people asking questions for which Google could literally provide 20,000,000 resources get all the attention, with everyone flaming back and forth and calling each other names. Then again, I guess looking at our current celebrity culture, stupid does appear to attract a lot of attention...

It's just so disappointing to see that TH has become a joke... Hell, I STILL go back and read some of their old reviews (for older components) because they did bang-up jobs, and while they were never in the same league as AnandTech when it comes to quality, they were excellent nevertheless.

I guess then money happened, and now the site is nothing more than advertisement. Maybe they are just really generous and decided that in this economic slump they would hire anyone and everyone who has passed 10th grade English tongue.gif
Seriously, though, the quality of the writing in their articles/reviews is atrocious, the pacing is non-existent, their comparisons are baseless half the time, and in the meantime Tom is wiping is behind and lighting Cubans with $100 bills.

While I may be picking on TH because that's where this article originated, I'd say with confidence that the average quality of reviews, articles, and such from tech sites is MAYBE one-tenth of what it was a few years ago. Such is the allure of "fast easy money" by writing a few (lazy) articles, getting to play with free toys, and pulling in advertiser money.

Quite sad.
   
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I couldn't agree more (as someone who's followed them since the very beginning - or at least the first couple months). However, it's awfully hard to point the finger considering if I were faced with the exact same choices... early retirement at the expense of some journalistic ethic is a pretty easy choice to make. I think as soon as they grew from 2-3 people to a staff of dozens... the writing was already on the wall.
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I'm waiting to see how they OC.. If its better than my delided 3770k then I'm in. Luckily there is a Microcenter close by.. Love those MC processor prices!

Speaking of MicroCenter Processor prices, the i7-3770K went on sale today for $229.00 in the local stores, 1 per person, per household. And I didn't have the money, as usual. axesmiley.png
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A new motherboard + CPU for a few seconds faster performance and a small drop in power consumption..... No thanks. I'll be sticking with the 3570K for a while.
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380 for the CPU, 220 for the mobo, I'd add an OS and tax and it ends up as an 800 dollar upgrade. I'm not in any hurry.
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When is this due out? Are the MBs and CPUs due out at the same time?
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Still going to keep with my i5 3570K. Thank you for innovating anyway, intel. rolleyes.gif
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Haswell E please.
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When is this due out? Are the MBs and CPUs due out at the same time?


Early June, and Z87 Motherboards will be ready at the same time.
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Intel leaked papers said initial shipments to distributors between 27 May to 6? June. No info/shipment to user can be initiated before 2 June.
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