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Yeah, I put that into the equation. I've also taken a few questionable purchases, sometimes you have to be risky. I don't like people who go "I'll only buy from a reputable source that has good reviews". I wouldn't advise somebody that (helping build or building a computer), but this was for my personal build so I take full responsibility. I just think it's nice to take a chance and find out how a product performs. My Mushkin ram was found through newegg reviews. =) Even though the first batch had to be sent back, the 2nd batch came in perfect and has had no issues.

Oddly, it was my first RMA for a bad part from Newegg ever. Haha, so at first I was like "OMG this isn't good". I've then just chalked it up to my good luck running out, everyone gets a bad product even from a good source. Life happens. I don't even bother to read reviews or get advice from here, because too many people have shown a bias or love for a specific product. Heck, was told my MB would burn out unlocking my CPU. 4 years later and it's not only unlocked the CPU but it has done so with no complaints. If I would have listened and read up, probably would have spent a ton more. ASRock was also a questionable buy at the time, reviews said it was solid on newegg. I think it ended up being solid.
Couldn't agree more. When I bought my motherboard I was coming from an enthusiast asus board. Everywhere I read was "boot loop" this or "crappy vrm power phase" that. It almost dissuaded me from buying it but coincidentally it went on sale that week. A year later and I haven't had a single boot loop and the motherboard is handling my 2500k @ 4.5ghz just fine. Not bad for a 300$ combo deal
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Sometime, I wish I can be a reviewer.

whats stopping you? all you need is a youtube channel these days.
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whats stopping you? all you need is a youtube channel these days.

I don't have any contacts.
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sooo.... Only HardOCP from now on?
     
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I don't have any contacts.

That's what you get for having 20/20 vision.

Okay stupid joke. I'll be on my way now frown.gif
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I don't have any contacts.

but then who says you need them? then you're not obligated to make your opinion favorable to whoever gave you that demo unit. With enough viewers on youtube you can probably recoup at least some of the costs.
 
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I don't have any contacts.
Just review your own stuff and see if you can get any companies to back you after a few reviews.
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I always read many a review before i buy anything - there is not perfect review site out there, some maybe bias - paid by and ...

The best reviewer's are the Joe public, meaning their feedback counts a lot in the real world. Just like you lot on here applaud.gifapplaud.gifapplaud.gif

I agree!

And this:

I don't listen to any review sites recommendations, awards, and approvals. A good percentage of the review sites are garbage and will mislead viewers. I usually view review sites for spec info and then I do some Googling to find out what forum goers are saying about the product in question.

Example of garbage review sites that will mislead viewers with BIAS reviews:

1. http://www.overclockers.com/evga-x79-ftw-review

2. http://www.overclockerstech.com/evga-z77-ftw-motherboard-review/all/1/

Tell me! How does one of the worst LGA 2011 motherboard ever made get an approval from overclockers.com and a gold award from overclockerstech.com?

Does overclockers.com = overclockerstech.com and what other sites do these misleading diaper-wearing but-heads run?

There are many, many more!
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I don't have any contacts.
Just review your own stuff and see if you can get any companies to back you after a few reviews.
exactly!

look how logan (aka goth boy) started out:

just get a channel, use your day job at some e-tailer's warehouse to "borrow" samples to review while you pimp out bands CDs, sell t-shirts and beg for donations on your web site. thumb.gif






(disclaimer: i am not calling anyone a thief, the above inference is strictly for humor!)
Edited by looniam - 3/21/13 at 3:20am
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SOURCE

Great find thumb.gif +rep for you buddy applaud.gif
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I don't listen to any review sites recommendations, awards, and approvals. A good percentage of the review sites are garbage and will mislead viewers. I usually view review sites for spec info and then I do some Googling to find out what forum goers are saying about the product in question.

Hardwareheaven & HardOCP are my (2) favorite sites I trust when it comes to gpu reviews. HardOCP would do a revisit every now & then or would update their reviews when they notice something that should be shared with the consumers. Hardwareheaven has always been thorough IMO with their reviews. I also refer to Techpowerup & Xbitlabs to see if their reviews are backing up my favorite sites.

The only time I would consider trusting personal reviews on the forum is when they provide adequate comparison performance data I can use to compare to site reviews. There are just far too many bias opinions in the forum.
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