I was thinking it might be useful to start a thread about other good tech- and hardware-related forums on the web. My idea is to create a thread that gathers some minimal info and links to interesting forums dedicated to various tech and hardware areas outside the ThinkPad world. I am well aware that there are plenty of such forums out there, so I would like (to encourage you) to sort out the quality stuff from the rubbish, so to speak. By "quality stuff" I mean forums with nice community, where people don´t flame each other, where interesting discussions come up once in a while, and where one can really learn a few things, that is, the first reply to a problem is not always "reinstall Windows", if you catch my meaning... To keep track, I was thinking of the following cathegories (feel free to expand or alter them as necessary!):
1. Non-ThinkPad laptop hardware;
2. Desktop hardware;
3. Broadband, networking;
4. Smart phones, PDAs, cell phones etc.;
6. Video (HDTVs, tuners, projectors etc.);
To start with, here is my personal list so far:
1. Non-ThinkPad laptop hardware:
2. Desktop hardware:
TFT Central ---> it is not a forum, but it is pretty much the best place I have found so far in the net about external LCD monitors.
3. Broadband, networking:
4. Smart phones, cell phones, PDAs etc:
5. Audio systems, audio encoding and similar:
Hydrogen Audio ---> AFAIK, this is pretty much the forum for audio enthusiasts and pros!
6. Video encoding, editting, playback:
Doom9´s Forum ---> If I am not mistaken, this forum comes from the creators of MPC-HC.
Looking forward to more replies
PS: I will be updating the list with more info and links.
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Now that I no longer own a single Thinkpad, I have been going to the NotebookReview Forum more often than this one. My favorite sub-forum there is "What Notebook Should I Buy?" Whenever someone is looking for a laptop with a great screen, or a reliable used laptop, I would recommend the T60 and T60p Thinkpads.Marin85 wrote:1. Non-ThinkPad laptop hardware:
Dell OptiPlex 5040 SFF (Core i5-6600); HP 8300 Elite tower (Core i7-3770)
Acer ET322QK, T272HUL; Bolva 40BL00H7; Crossover 404K; Dell U2715H, U2711, D2015Hf; Monoprice 10734; QNIX QHD2410R; Seiki Pro SM40UNP
For 6. -> www.avforums.com . Nothing wrong with www.avsforum.com, but since US HDTVs usually have different model numbers compared to the EU and different tuners it is a bit harder to get help. Nothing is wrong with either forum.
For liquid cooling of desktop computers: http://forums.koolance.com/ (obviously Koolance centric)
In a similar vein (or coolant tube): http://www.dangerden.com/forums/ (more experience with the Koolance one)
iPod repairs: http://www.rapidrepair.com/phpbb/
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