The TR Podcast 74: The terminator mouse, flying the C-130, and X58 vs X58

The Tech Report Podcast Date: October 10, 2010

Time: 1:34:32

Hosted by Jordan Drake

Co-Hosts: Scott Wasson, Cyril Kowaliski, Geoff Gasior

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Show notes

With our elite panel of Scott, Geoff, and Cyril (plus audible cameos from Geoff’s dog, Snookums), we cover a wide range of topics on this episode of the TR Podcast. After some listener questions from Twitter, we tackle Geoff’s old-fashioned yet sensible affinity for buying music CDs, and Scott revels in finally playing the famed C-130 level of Modern Warfare. We then digress momentarily to note the loss of Intel’s Greg Wagnon, a superb PR guy who helped Scott with Intel Xeon products for years.

Moving on to the reviews, Cyril breaks down the Asus N82Jv 14-inch notebook, another mobile computer with great graphics and disappointing battery life, and Geoff pits two Asus X58 motherboards against each other and identifies the winner (which received our TR Recommended badge). We go over a pair of Nvidia stories before wrapping things up with two gaming-related reviews: Geoff’s take on the Cyborg Rat 7 adjustable gaming mouse, and Cyril’s look at the first Corsair gaming headset.

Send in listener mail, and we’ll answer on the podcast. – jdrake@techreport.com

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Listener Twitter questions – (0:01:45):

From @diederikm “give us some projections on intels lightpeak”

From @codedivine “Recommendations for small lightweight build (particularly cases) for light gaming and productivity.”

Tech discussion:

    Gigabyte’s H55 Mini-ITX mobo squeezes into the Silverstone SG07 case (0:04:35)- Read more

    Yes, I still buy CDs (0:10:18)- Read more

    Scott finally pilots the C-130 (0:19:19)- Read more

    A sad loss to the tech community – RIP Greg Wagnon (0:26:35)- Read more

    Asus’ N82Jv 14-inch notebook (0:29:08)- Read more

    New ThinkPad has 11.6-inch display, affordable price tag (0:39:44)- Read more

    Asus’ Rampage III Gene and Sabertooth X58 motherboards (0:48:13)- Read more

    Nvidia-branded graphics cards pop up at Best Buy (1:01:04)- Read more

    Settlement site for Nvidia class-action suit appears (1:11:51)- Read more

    Cyborg’s Rat 7 adjustable gaming mouse (1:16:09)- Read more

    Corsair’s HS1 gaming headset (1:25:16)- Read more

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

Comments closed
    • mi1stormilst
    • 9 years ago

    I think I am getting old cause I upgraded to a EVGA x58 mobo and a core i7 920 (OC to 3400MHZ) I dropped in 8GB of RAM back on 07/28/2009 and I am still running my 4870 from two years back and I just don’t feel the need to upgrade even now )-: Making my life kinda boring in the Hardware world.

    • imtheunknown176
    • 9 years ago

    Not exactly relevant but I’ll leave you with this: §[< http://xkcd.com/606/<]§ Now, to actually listen to the podcast tonight.

    • codedivine
    • 9 years ago

    Thanks for answering the question! Much appreciated. Hmm, all the “secret missions” sound interesting. And Scott’s secret review might be .. Radeon 6000? Interested in finding out more about the problems Scott had with the Thinkpad model (Edge 13?).

    Good podcast as always. Thanks to the crew.

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