Going Dark News November 8, 2012


This morning we had a power outage at the OCmodshop offices.  This part of Seattle has a lot of trees, and this time of year gets very windy so you can easily derive what happens frequently in the winter around here.  Power was restored in about an hour, but the sites were still dark because the firewall needed to be rebooted.  Our UPS hung in there, but eventually I had to shut down the main server to save power.

Speaking of going dark, it looks like one of our good friends Elric Phares had his site (motherboards.org) ripped away from him by the parent company (ChannelPro).  After details have been revealed, it looks like the company that bought the site was allegedly embezzling money and when confronted fired Elric.   That’s an example of  why OCmodshop is independently owned and will remain that way.  I already have to answer for enough, but my site is my fortress.

Anyway, here’s some freakin’ news from sites that haven’t gone dark.

ASUS ROG TYTAN CG8890 Desktop Review @ t-break

How Has Windows Search Improved Since Win2k? Hint: It Hasn’t! @ Techspot

Epic Gear Meduza Gaming Mouse and Skorpios Bungee Review @ KitGuru

Win a Buffalo LinkStation Mini SSD 240GB @ t-break

Assassin’s Creed III Video Review by Kaeyi Dream @ HardwareHeaven.com

AMD FirePro W5000 Professional Graphics Card Review @ Legit Reviews

Revoltec Backlight Flexible (LED) @ Technic 3d

Corsair AX760i 760 W @ techPowerUp

CPU Charts: 30 CPUs – updated AMD FX-4320 4.0 GHz Vishera @ Ocaholic

Paddytek Paddy Vibe BT Edition Resonance speaker @ Rbmods

Intel Solid State Drive 335 Series SSD Review @ HotHardware.com

Android App Pick – Hill Climb Racing – BCCHardware

Cooler Master TPC 800 Vapour Chamber CPU Cooler Review @ eTeknix.com

Antec Three Hundred Two Case Review @ OCC

BitFenix Prodigy Mini ITX Case Review @ Hardware Canucks

HIS 7950 IceQ X2 @ PureOverclock