I'm just wondering, now that we know Silent Mike will have enough cash to build out the new testing environment, how exactly does a spiffy new gizmo end up in the hands SPCR for an once over. Sorry if this has been asked and answered, but I couldn't find anything concrete on this subject.
I'm guessing companies looking for PR send out product to hardware sites for review. But, since this site doesn't exactly fawn over whatever new gadget hits its doorstep, Mfgs are not as apt to send stuff out. Would that leave it up to SPCR ad-revenue to pay for product then?
Just curious, is all. Looking forward to the new testing equipment and new reviews.
They get sent to us by companies in mfg, distribution or retail. Mostly, they value our feedback, and some use us almost as part of their routine product assessment process (ie beta testing) precisely because we are so thorough and unusual in our approach. There is no shortage of products to review, it flows in constantly; there is a shortage of manpower, time, and $.
I think this comment is so great!
Beta testing, a non-partial quality assessment for manufacturers who aren't afraid to give their products to critical review sites.
It shows confidence in their products and that serious reviewers will make an honoust review.
This site is good because it's filling a niche that's the opposite of the typical gaming and over-clocking crowd.
So there are two easy ways to get noticed by these companies - fill a niche or do better reviews with more technical information.
While this site is obviously different from the typical gaming/OC sites (in both ways you mentioned), quietness "versus" gaming/overclocking are not opposite of eachother per se.
There are people who just want a quiet PC, but there are also gamers who like to combine a high end PC with quietness (myself included).
Visiting this site surely pays off for gamers as well
I guess my point is, this site serves a niche but the people looking for a quiet PC are not restricted to a specific kind of user group.