The TR Podcast 157: BBQ fever and the Pentium overclocking prodigy


Plus mechanical keyboards and 60 FPS YouTube
— 11:54 PM on July 13, 2014

The Tech Report Podcast

Date: April 22, 2014
Duration: 1:32:20

Hosted by: Jordan Drake

Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Geoff Gasior, Cyril Kowaliski, and special guest Just Brew It

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This episode of the TR Podcast is sponsored by MSI. MSI's new Z97 GAMING 9 AC motherboard is an absolute powerhouse in gameplay and audio performance. Features include the new Audio Boost 2 feature suite, Guard Pro protective suite, and Military Class 4 components. Exclusive to the Z97 GAMING 9 AC is the Extreme Audio DAC, featuring a C-Media high-definition audio processor, Wolfson DAC, Texas Instruments dual amplifiers, professional audio isolation and EMI shielding, Cirrus Logic analog input processor, Nichicon audio capacitors, and an anti-popcorn-noise solution.

Show notes
We are once again hostless this episode (no, Jordan didn’t take a nap this time) but our team soldiers on regardless. We kick open the episode talking to Mike, a.k.a. Just Brew It, the head TR Forum moderator. Scott and Mike discuss the much-anticipated TR BBQ in Holland, Michigan, including whether or not camping on the beach is a wise BBQ strategy.

Moving on to the rest of the episode, our team talks 60 FPS content on YouTube and Gearbox’s next original game. Then, Geoff explains the excellent Samsung 850 Pro SSD, followed by a hard-core mechanical keyboard showdown between Corsair and a contender from Rosewill. Finally, Scott overclocks both Intel's Core i7-4790K and the Pentium G3258 "Anniversary Edition" processor and lives to tell about it.

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Tech discussion:

  • MSI kicks in sweet gaming gear for TR BBQ XI giveaway - Read more

    60 FPS content, new creator options coming to YouTube - Read more

    Here's a first look at Gearbox's next game - Read more

    Samsung's 850 Pro solid-state drive reviewed - Read more

    Samsung is giving 3D V-NAND a little TLC - Read more

    Rosewill's Apollo RK-9100xBBR mechanical keyboard reviewed - Read more

    Corsair's Vengeance K70 keyboard reviewed - Read more

    Overclocking the Core i7-4790K - Read more

    Overclocking Intel's Pentium G3258 'Anniversary Edition' processor - Read more

That's all, folks! We'll see you on the next episode.TR

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