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Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: McLean, Virginia
there is no defense for not knowing jack about hardware if you are going to review it. i think I am getting one of these very soon as a review sample.
if i can see the board i can automatically know every IC on it and what its used for, as well as analyze the ICs and importantly the power delivery system and how it works. After going over so many boards with different ICs and configurations you begin to know what everything does.
it is almost as bad as doing a mobo review and not taking the heatsink off at all.