Planned Obsolescence of Modern Hardware
In this first segment Darren talks about his printer woes and rants about his disappointment to learn that his ink cartridges expired, Not from being well used but, from being old. Aging out ink cartridges is a relatively new feature to the printer world and is designed to thwart the cartridge refill market. That way printer companies can continue to make money on the consumables which keeps the hardware costs down. The discussion goes on to talk about the "iMac effect" of modern society how we are moving away from customer serviceable devices in favor of making money with reoccurring sales.
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Many of us take for granted that when building a computer you are always given a choice in what processors you buy provided they will work on your selected motherboard. Granted processors are becoming closely tied to their motherboard counterpart making upgrades a little more difficult but, it is the choice that drives the enthusiast market and makes "affordable" overclocking possible. In this segment Dennis and Darren talk about a rumor indicating that the Intel LGA socket may go away after the Haswell processor launch.
Of course all of this speculation is based on a leaked roadmap from Intel that, as it turns out, may have been done on purpose just to gauge the level of interest in continuing the removable processor option in mainstream computers.Related Links:The end of upgradable PCs? @ ExtremeTechIntel supporting socketed CPUs for "foreseeable future" @ Maximum PCMainstream Watercoolers - Self Contained Watercoolers
Cooling has advanced over the years migrating from small 60mm screamer style heatsinks up to the modern heatpipe tower powering the enthusiast daily driver. During this time watercooling has always been considered the premium cooling solution and out of reach except by the most daring of system builders. In this segment Dennis talks about a new All-in-One watercooler that is not only quiet but more reliable than ever.
Is a self contained watercooler really what you need in a modern enthusiast system? Give this segment a listed to find out.Related Links:Cooler Master Seidon 120M Thermaltake Water 2.0Corsair H60 Episode 24 featured music:
Little People - Start Shootin' (http://www.littlepeoplemusic.com/
Adubter - OutroDub (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Adubter/