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  • CES 2014 Lookback and PC Building Trends


    Hosts: Dennis Garcia and Darren Mccain
    Time: 36:25

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    Originally recorded January 2014

    Show Notes

    We are back!

    Well, we never actually left but if you looked at the Podcast release calendar there is a huge void during the month of January.  Totally our fault, but not anything we had control over.

    CES 2014 Lookback
    In this episode Dennis and Darren talk about some of the CES highlights of 2014 including the new Raven 5 from Silverstone and two products from EVGA including the Torq mouse and GTX 780 Ti Classified KPE.  In the last Podcast the duo speculated about the new Kingpin Edition video card and is happy to report that most of the speculations came true.

    CES 2014 was also host to a couple overclocking events including the Kingston HyperX OC Takedown and a small OC Gathering with Gigabyte.  The Gigabyte event was more of a social gathering while the HyperX OC Takedown was a valid attempt at putting overclocking into a real competitive situation.

    Related Links:
    Consumer Electronics Show 2014 Silverstone Visit
    Consumer Electronics Show 2014 EVGA Visit
    Consumer Electronics Show 2014 HypeX OC Event
    Consumer Electronics Show 2014 Gigabyte OC Gathering
    Consumer Electronics Show 2014 Digital Storm Visit
    Consumer Electronics Show 2014 CyberpowerPC Visit

    CES Time Shift
    2014 marks the first year that Dennis was unable to spend time on the CES show floor.  He has mentioned many times that the Consumer Electronics Show is worthless to the hardware enthusiast that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to see so, not getting to the convention center is a pretty big deal.  The CES Time Shift article started as a press release saying the Podcast was going to be late but ended up morphing into a rip on hardware mfgs. 

    Funny thing is the hardware mfgs always complain about the effort they put into CES and how little they get back in terms of ROI.  Dennis claims that the problem isn’t CES but rather their inability to pool resources.

    Related Links:
    The CES Time Shift An objective look from the hardware media

    PC Building Trends
    Dennis noticed something at CES this year and wasn’t really too pleased with the direction things were headed.  It is hard to imagine but people are no longer building their own PCs and hardware mfgs have caught on to this trend.  As a result many of the new products coming out this year have started changing.

    What do you think? Do we really need 5.25” external drive bays??

    Episode 37 featured music:
    Little People - Start Shootin' (http://www.littlepeoplemusic.com/)
    Monk Turner - Jocose Jon (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Monk_Turner/none_given_1098/06_-_Monk_Turner_-_Jocose_Jon)