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This is part 3 of our Computex 2024 coverage. A common theme for Computex 2024 was AI and sadly the absence of Gaming and/or Overclocking hardware. Despite this there were a few interesting and overkill motherboards followed by purely custom power supplies and retro matrix displays on coolers.Hardware Asylum
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This is part 2 of our Computex 2024 coverage. As mentioned in the previous episode, there wasn’t much in the way of gaming hardware on the show floor but there was plenty of AI accessories and hardware available along with example of the new CAMM2 memory modules designed for ultra-portable computers.…
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It has been a while since Hardware Asylum was at Computex and the 2024 edition of this global technology show did not disappoint. NVIDIA had their keynote the day before Computex opened followed by an AMD keynote to kick the show off. After that Dennis visited with Gigabyte, Corsair, beQuiet during the first hours of the event.…
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Have you ever wondered how your build stacks up against EVERYONE else playing Steam games? Well, the Steam Hardware Survey can give you that data and the results are shocking, to say the least. In this episode we use the April 2024 Steam Hardware Survey to build the ultimate gaming PC according to gamers from around the world.…
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In this episode we explore some of the things that makes NVIDIA a company to watch from their dedication to gaming using NVIDIA GTX and RTX graphics cards to game related technologies such as Ray Tracing and DLSS. Their GPUs are fueling the AI revolution with datacenter construction and hardware designed specifically for AI processing. All of this …
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It is not uncommon for people to establish a home office either for their day job, their night job or even a side hustle. While you only need a computer there are certain accessories that make the entire process more enjoyable and vastly more productive. In this episode we explore a number of essential components including the Yeyian Gaming Flexcam…
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Dennis recently had an old review motherboard come back to the Hardware Asylum Labs and was a completely unexpected sight. The board in question is the Soltek SL-75DRV4 and was a board he first reviewed back in 2001 on Ninjalane (the Parent site). The board had leaking capacitors and was a common failure that claimed the lives of so many motherboar…
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With the pending launch of Fallout on Amazon and Borderlands in the theater we decided to revisit some great video game movies including a dream casting discussion we had over 10 years ago centered on the Borderlands movie and how badly a movie could be perceived when it starts to stray to far from the source material. However, the new Fallout seri…
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Recently Jensen Huang the CEO of NVIDIA attended the World Governments Summit and talked about the current state of AI and made some amazing claims from Sovern AI to regulations to howe everyone in a company could be a coder. This raised some eyebrows, including those belonging to John Carmack who mentioned that learning how to code is not about pr…
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We have mentioned that one of quickest and most secure ways to back up your personal data is using a NAS device. Many commercial NAS systems are self-contained and have limited power. The CS382 is a dedicated NAS chassis allowing you to build the server you need without the common limitations. Later in this episode we talk about the new game modes …
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The RTX 40 Series Super video cards launched in January and encompass some of the final versions of the NVIDIA RTX 40 Series and Ada Lovelace architecture. We have the Gigabyte RTX 4070 Super in the lab and discuss some of the features and the take a deep dive into the interesting and completely messed up launch history of the 40 Series.…
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In this episode we do a debrief of the popular Consumer Electronics Show talking about each vendor we visited. While we focus on the computer hardware aspects of CES and checking out the latest motherboards, and related computer accessories there are some other amazing things to see including some AR Sunglasses, Mega Servers and an awesome all whee…
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They say the only constant is change and that if things are not changing then you are not growing as a person or society. This has a direct impact on the technology that we use on a regular basis and while some trends may have never been welcome to begin with, there are some that may have left before their time. In this Podcast Extra the duo discus…
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Streaming on Twitch or YouTube is extremely easy on modern computers but can be quite a challenge when the technology is a little older. In this episode we talk about the steps needed to stream games from a Retro PC and how easy it has become to build a modern gaming build complete with EK watercooling gear.…
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We have all built computers before but, there are some people out there looking to take things to the next level and blur the lines between what makes sense and what will get views. This is very much a social medial world and it extends well beyond reasonable PC building. But, is there a limit?Hardware Asylum
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There have been some major changes in the PC hardware world and the makers of those components have been slow to adapt. However, the fault is not with the maker of the hardware but rather the consumers, the hardware enthusiasts, the once vocal minority has been enabling the hardware maker with their silence. It might be time to put a stop to it.…
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No Man’s Sky was released in in the middle part of 2016 to largely negative reviews due to the game being overhyped and rushed to release. That is a typical issue with Kickstarter and other crowdfunded projects. However, since the release the developers have been consistently releasing new content while offering new and different ways to play. In t…
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Last month we talk about the Z790 refresh from Gigabyte Aorus called the Fast Track to Gen X. In this episode we are doing a virtual unboxing of the new Elite 7 X to check out the new features and check out new DDR5 memory from BIWIN called the Predator Hermes with speeds available up to 8000Mhz.Hardware Asylum
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In this episode Dennis talks about his recent trip to Seattle to attend Seafair 2023. The trip was to experience live hydroplane racing and catch an exciting airshow featuring planes manufactured by Boeing and the Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team. Of course, before heading back he made a quick stop at RE-PC for some retro pc part hunting.…
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Hardware Asylum as invited to attend a special media event hosted by Gigabyte / Aorus to showcase their Z790 X Motherboard refresh. They called this event “Fast Track to Gen X – Speed Simplified” and marked a series of major technology enhancements they were implementing to not only make their motherboards faster but also unique in the enthusiast m…
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We get a good number of questions related to PC building and computer hardware and, in this episode, we dig through the mailbag to find some of your most obscure computer questions and have a great time answering them.Hardware Asylum
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In this episode the duo discusses a recent article about the Newegg Shopping App built using the ChatGPT IV API interface. This allows users to ask the bot questions about computer hardware, components and even how to install everything. However, the responses are limited begging the question, can, or should, we trust the results…
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Diablo is a pretty amazing game and the developers did an excellent job at optimizing it to run on a wide variety of platforms and PC Hardware configurations. They also built in ways to run it with NVIDIA DLSS which can not only increase performance by 25% but also while running at the highest image quality settings.…
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The Battlefield games are a common topic on the Podcast and while Season 5: New Dawn of Battlefield 2042 is reported to fix everything wrong with the current game we thought it might be interesting to dive into how things got so bad to begin with starting 21 years ago.Hardware Asylum
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In this episode the duo revisits a CES topic focused on some upgrades to the NVIDIA GeForce Now Cloud Gaming service and the option to play gaming titles on RTX 4090 class hardware. The service has been around for years and is currently the only cloud gaming service that allows you to play games enhanced by the NVIDIA GeForce gaming technologies wi…
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In this episode the duo talk about the new RTX 4070 that has been tested in the Hardware Asylum Labs and analyze the performance against some of the popular cards of the previous generation to determine if it might be a good buy for your next upgrade or, if there might be something better for you to spend a fist full of dollars on.…
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In this episode the duo discusses a bequiet Social Media post asking fans to post their advice for someone building their first PC. Given this is social media the post was littered with cheeky responses and a few valid comments. A few were captured for discussion followed by a step by step on how easy it is to assemble a modern personal computer.…
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When you are doing any sort of modding project it is important to have the right tools for the job. Skipping this step is not only dangerous but, can also lead to lackluster results and often take longer than it would otherwise. When Dennis started his Retro PC (re)Adventure he discovered how versatile 3D Printing can be when it came to rebuilding …
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With the recent launch of the new AMD Ryzen 7950X3D processor there was a new round of DDR5 memory released to support the new platform. The duo explore why you need DDR5 and what aspects of the memory are important to pick for your next build.Hardware Asylum
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in this episode the duo are looking at the Thermaltake P3 TG Pro chassis and talking about some of the challenges associated with high-end computer cases and this new trend where they are being shipped unassembled. Ideally this is to help reduce overall costs while putting more responsibility on the consumer to build things right. Later, Dennis int…
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Our digital world has been changing at an alarming rate and we can see this from the advancements in movies where entire scenes are computer generated along with hologram pop stars with Instagram accounts and tv shows using real time motion capture. However, CGI is rather harmless when you start considering the power of “good” AI which can create d…
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In this double length episode we do a travel log for our most recent CES adventure which is special since it is the first time back to the show in two years. The topics include a basic CES schedule breakdown including some highlights with Gigabyte and a zero-emissions cargo ship.Hardware Asylum
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Normal computer product cycles tend to slow down during the Holiday Season to give consumers a chance to buy the components and gadgets they want while giving retail channels time to stock up for the holiday shopping rush. In this episode the duo talk about the items on a few popular lists and throw in their picks for this shopping season.…
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In this episode we get an update on the various box configurations and designs that Dennis has experimented with in his question to build an extended range sound system for Retro and Modern PCs. The duo talk through the various designs and determine if they were successful or needed some extra work.Hardware Asylum
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In this episode the duo talks about the current issues with the RTX 4000 series launch from melting power plugs to the “just kidding” removal of the 12GB edition of the RTX 4080. On the surface neither of these things are a huge deal however, for gamers and hardware enthusiasts when we see troubles at launch that usually indicates rocky times are c…
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In this episode Dennis talks about an impromptu trip for some Retro PC Hardware that ended up being a nighttime cannonball run for an extremely successful grab of old PC games, some Commodore 64 parts and a number of desirable motherboards and video cards. The interesting thing Is that while trips like this are somewhat rare, they can oftentimes tu…
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In this episode we talk about the NVIDIA RTX 40 Series graphics cards and dive into the specs to see if this will be the generation to buy and how to know if you should skip this generation. Unlike in previous generations there should be no shortage of RTX 40 Series cards making the decision to buy rather straight forward.…
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When building a PC you have many choices to make, do you go small and keep things functional or do you go big and start flexing for your friends and family. In this episode we talk about big computer cases and why you would want to build in one like the Cooler Master HAF 700.Hardware Asylum
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In this episode we take a first look at the long awaited Z690 Dark Kingpin Edition from EVGA. This is a motherboard targeted at overclocking but does not skimp on the essentials needed to be a proper gaming or working station build. We later transition to some progress we made on the Retro PC Subwoofer project to bring boom to your beige box.…
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We talk about building your own PC and what parts you need to buy and how much you should spend but, then often take the stance that you should stop your building with the tower and then flood your build with purchased accessories. While this makes good sense from economical standpoint you are missing out on the point of building a PC. In this epis…
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We all know that the current PC world is a price driven market and we have often spent hours comparing specs, reading reviews, checking forum posts and watching shitty YouTube videos all to determine “what is the best bang for the buck”. Hardware makers have caught on to this and have gone to great lengths to create products that conform to a level…
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Many hardware enthusiasts question their system builds wondering if they have the best cooling or if they can get a little more performance from their processor of graphics card. These questions often lead to armchair wars about the best hardware and if the overall cost is worth the effort. In this episode we explore the world of high-end computers…
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Before the wide spread use of the Internet there were limited ways for computers to communicate and in this episode we will be taking a look at the parallels between the modern web comprised of Social Media, Various websites and Service providers and how all of that interaction finds its roots into a little known software package called a BBS.…
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We knew this day would come, the day when we could finally start buying video cards at or below suggested retail prices. In this episode we talk about the reasons behind this and take a look at some of the video cards that are currently available from basic RTX 3070 Ti’s to The Water Devil, EVGA Kingpin editions and the ROG x Evangelion Unit 01 RTX…
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In this episode we talk about a rather niche part to the enthusiast keyboard market, the ergonomic keyboard. Strangely enough, there is a well-established standard for conventional keyboards but, when it comes to ergonomic designs it might as well be the wild west. So far, there is no perfect design but plenty of independent companies have tried.…
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In this episode the duo discusses some new keyboard form factors that may very well change the very fabric of reality when it comes to the human interface to your PC. For years we have suffered through using full sized keyboards with more keys than we know what to do with. But that is all about to change with the new and popular 80% and 65% mechani…
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In this episode the Duo talk about the recent RTX 3090 Ti launch and discuss if the card is really worth your money. The elevated cost combined with a marginal performance increase and lack of aftermarket components makes it rather unattractive solution, even to us. This is followed up with a discussion about the Hardware Asylum YouTube channel and…
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In this special episode Dennis is doing a live podcast recording at Hackfort 2022 and having a candid discussion with Rob Wakeley. Rob had just completed a presentation on the use of computers in early business from using an Apple II for spreadsheets to using an IBM PC to thwart check fraud.Hardware Asylum
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In this episode the duo discusses the history of multiplayer gaming and how technology and ultimately changed some of the best parts of multiplayer gaming. What once was driven by massive death matches has transformed into 5 player squads.Hardware Asylum
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