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Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:27 PM

http://www.tweakguides.com/ has lots of information to "help you understand and optimize your computer."

I would recommend the following sites for computer hardware reviews:
http://www.anandtech.com/
http://www.tomshardware.com/
http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/charts/
http://www.bit-tech.net/
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/
http://www.silentpcreview.com/
http://www.techspot.com/
http://www.phoronix....n.php?page=home (Uses Linux, for those that like that.)
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/ (The best PSU reviews I've seen)
http://madshrimps.be
http://www.overclockersclub.com/
http://www.kitguru.net/tag/review/
http://www.tweaktown...iews/index.html
http://www.jonnyguru.com/index.php
https://www.hardwareinsights.com/
http://www.pcper.com/index.php
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/
http://www.overclock3d.net/
http://www.guru3d.com (Not for PSU reviews!)
http://www.vortez.net/ (As above)
http://www.eteknix.com/ (As above)
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/ (Monitors)
http://www.storagereview.com/ (Storage)
http://www.myce.com/category/review/s (Storage)
http://www.frostytech.com/ (CPU cooling)
http://www.gsmarena.com/ (Cellphones)

The top two would be the main ones, with the rest not sorted in any particular manner.

A lot of these sites also have computer or technology related news.

http://openbenchmarking.org/ is a Linux benchmark site that has data from many users running the Phoronix Test Suite. It gives the data, including graphs, and various data sets can be compared (if you know how!).

For a comparison of the different PSU reviewers, check my Google Docs spreadsheet comparison table.

An excellent place for help with Windows is http://www.sevenforums.com/ https://www.eightforums.com/ or https://www.tenforums.com/

If you have any comments, please make them. I welcome any recommendations for sites to add, etc.

 

Updated 15/6/19: Removed a few sites, and updated / fixed a few links.


Edited by LinuxUser, 15 June 2019 - 10:33 AM.

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i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

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Posted 24 January 2011 - 08:57 PM

thanks man, tomshardware ftw :P
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Posted 27 January 2011 - 10:41 AM

I dont like toms anymore, used to be my main source of info... probably half the reason is because 9 times out of 10 the site doesnt even work with chrome..

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Posted 27 January 2011 - 01:02 PM

I found the same with IE7. It would bring up a page, then say there was an error in a dialog. I found I could get around that by pressing escape (or clicking stop) once it had loaded what I wanted to see, but before it finished. The only problem with that was the stupid menu at the bottom of the article wouldn't work. I switched to Firefox, and its been working great.

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i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13


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Posted 03 February 2011 - 05:51 PM

@Linux: Thanks for putting that list up, some really good sites there. Sorry about my lack of activity lately and thank you for stepping in to put the list up :D

Maybe you could add http://www.tweakguides.com to that list. While not a hardware review site, it contains an absolute wealth of information on tweaking operating systems, ATI/nVidia control panels, specific games and also articles on issues such as PC Game Piracy. The author of the site has also published 2 articles about his hardware selections for both of the PC builds he has undertaken. Very in depth and informative with a mature bias-free writing style, the site has definitely had a huge impact on my PC knowledge and performance.

Cheers LinuxUser!

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 07:56 PM

@Linux: Thanks for putting that list up, some really good sites there. Sorry about my lack of activity lately and thank you for stepping in to put the list up :D

Maybe you could add http://www.tweakguides.com to that list. While not a hardware review site, it contains an absolute wealth of information on tweaking operating systems, ATI/nVidia control panels, specific games and also articles on issues such as PC Game Piracy. The author of the site has also published 2 articles about his hardware selections for both of the PC builds he has undertaken. Very in depth and informative with a mature bias-free writing style, the site has definitely had a huge impact on my PC knowledge and performance.

Cheers LinuxUser!

Good idea, thanks! Added.

Are you going to sticky it? Otherwise I don't think it will get seen much as it probably won't get many posts to keep it on the first page!

Edited by LinuxUser, 03 February 2011 - 08:18 PM.

Recommended Power Supplies Recommended review sites Why stores shouldn't be removed RAM voltage

i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13


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Posted 11 February 2011 - 03:50 PM

Maybe testfreaks.com? I used their site to look at optical drive recommendations and it all seems pretty well put together and useful.

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Posted 11 February 2011 - 06:39 PM

Looks OK, but I don't really like the fact it seems to just be a collection of links to other reviews, with ratings from them which are averaged or something to get the score, as that means you'd get all sorts of sites in there. I also noticed that most of their reviews for motherboards and CPUs are older, and a lot are for servers or workstations.

I'll add it if you think. Thanks for the suggestions anyway.

Edited by LinuxUser, 11 February 2011 - 06:39 PM.

Recommended Power Supplies Recommended review sites Why stores shouldn't be removed RAM voltage

i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13


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Posted 13 February 2011 - 10:16 PM

Www.tomsharware.com is the best!
Thanks man

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 09:20 AM

www.guru3d.com Have always used these guys as well as TomsHardware before I buy any component.

Results always match what these guys get.

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Posted 23 February 2011 - 09:39 AM

Good idea, thanks. I should have remembered them. Their PSU reviews aren't worth anything though.

Recommended Power Supplies Recommended review sites Why stores shouldn't be removed RAM voltage

i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13


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Posted 23 February 2011 - 02:20 PM

We use ProductWiki when we are searching for a quick list of specs for an item. Reviews are pretty light however gives you a good (and fast) indication of a product.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 12:29 PM

I use the top two and also overclockersclub.com. Thats a fairly decent one as well. Mate swears by them and I haven't seen anything wrong either :-)

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 01:19 PM

I use the top two and also overclockersclub.com. Thats a fairly decent one as well. Mate swears by them and I haven't seen anything wrong either :-)

Look good. I've added them to the list.

Recommended Power Supplies Recommended review sites Why stores shouldn't be removed RAM voltage

i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13


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Posted 08 April 2011 - 01:30 PM

Add Overclock3d to the PSU review list. Just been reading two of their reviews. Definitely top notch :-)

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Posted 08 April 2011 - 07:07 PM

This one? http://www.overclock3d.net/

That is already in the list.

Recommended Power Supplies Recommended review sites Why stores shouldn't be removed RAM voltage

i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13


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Posted 10 April 2011 - 02:25 PM

I think tweakguides deserves its own section (at the top :D) because its such a great resource. Ive been reading the guides on there for a long time now and I hope it keeps gaining in popularity.

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 08:51 AM

Fair enough. Done.

I agree, it is definitely a good resource. (I've only read the Windows Vista guide, but it is good, and I'm sure the others are too.)

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i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13


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Posted 11 April 2011 - 02:07 PM

Haha thanks for that.

The author of tweakguides started out writing for tweaktown - the Morrowind article he wrote on there was extremely popular.

Maybe include http://www.myce.com/ in the reviews. Formerly known as 'cdfreaks.com' they review quite a few different types of components now but I would use them for their optical drive reviews. Very thorough and in depth, lots of information on everything to do with optical media/burning etc

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Posted 11 April 2011 - 03:09 PM

Done! They do storage reviews, so that fits with CD/DVD drives, I guess.

Recommended Power Supplies Recommended review sites Why stores shouldn't be removed RAM voltage

i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13


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Posted 20 April 2011 - 04:53 PM

you should put silent pc review up the top with the main review sites. I have found their reviews to be very thorough, for example measuring clearance space above ram for heat sinks and are well written.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 07:12 PM

You are right. They would be the best place to go for anything to do with noise, and probably cooling. Done.

Edited by LinuxUser, 20 April 2011 - 07:24 PM.

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i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13


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Posted 21 April 2011 - 09:58 AM

I dont think you need to have that disclaimer :D

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 11:02 AM

True, but I thought it may be better to have in case of anything undesirable happening, although I now realise the chances of anything like that happening are small. Removed.

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i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13


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Posted 07 May 2011 - 09:15 PM

here is a great site for monitor reviews.
http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/guides.htm

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Posted 08 May 2011 - 08:29 AM

These guys do great storage reviews:
http://www.storagereview.com/

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Posted 09 May 2011 - 09:27 AM

Thanks for those. I have seen both of them recently, and I hadn't thought of adding them!

Recommended Power Supplies Recommended review sites Why stores shouldn't be removed RAM voltage

i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13


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Posted 14 July 2011 - 08:25 PM

a great site for cooling reviews is
http://www.frostytech.com/

also i rate jonnyguru as the best site for psu reviews. They :) and kitguru are also the only sites that seem to do smaller capacity units as well, which are the ones most of us will buy

Edited by PCGamer, 14 July 2011 - 08:31 PM.


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Posted 14 July 2011 - 08:46 PM

Thanks for reminding me of them. I've read theirs in the past and thought they were good, but never thought to add them!

Hardware Secrets has reviews of smaller capacity PSUs too. Something I never see, but would like to, is reviews of the common, "better", cheap ones like Awyun.

Recommended Power Supplies Recommended review sites Why stores shouldn't be removed RAM voltage

i5 7400, Gigabyte GA-B250M-D3H, 16 GB DDR4, integrated graphics, Adata XPG SX8200 480 GB (NVMe), 3x Kingston SSDNow KC380 120 GB, Corsair MX100 128 GB, Spinpoint F3 1TB HDD, DVD writer, all inside a wood case I built, Dell U2412M 24", U2311H 23" IPS and Philips 150B4 15" monitors, wood-bodied mouse, Dvorak keyboard, openSUSE Tumbleweed, Windows 8.1 Pro in a VB VM inside Linux

I may occasionally give advice regarding (consumer) law, but it is only my opinion based on my reading – I am not a lawyer.

Romans 3:23; 6:23; 5:8; 10:9-10,13


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Posted 04 December 2011 - 12:19 PM

ive always found vortez to be a good source for concise and to-the-point reviews




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