A New Year


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The past year has been an important year for Overclockers.com. We’ve succeeded in publishing high-quality articles each week from a number of excellent writers and content editors. Our editorial team have been working together to co-ordinate and develop the site. We’ve built up relationships with a number of high profile players: AMD and Intel (to name just two) now send us pre-release products so that we can thoroughly test thrash them in the special way that overclockers do.

We thank you, our readers, for without you there would be no point to this site. Our articles regularly receive thoughtful discussion and your comments add an extra dimension to our articles. Thank you for reading, and thank you for commenting.

Secondly, we have to thank the authors who write the articles. Every single article is written by unpaid volunteers who give their time to contribute to the site. Usually they will keep the hardware in question, but preparing a thorough and fair review takes an incredible amount of effort. On behalf of the editors and the site I’d like to thank every author for their contributions. I’d like to thank a few specific authors.

  • Earthdog has written a total of 21 articles for the site, including news posts, reviews and community posts.
  • Muddocktor has written some incredibly good articles on cooling – although his contributions have all been within the last three months, the standard is brilliant. We look forward to sending more heatsinks his way! Reviewing cooling kit is always not an easy task.
  • Jolly Swagman has contributed some very nice case modding articles which are a personal favourite.
  • Miahallen has reviewed a slew of hardware in 2010. Unfortunately he no longer writes for Overclockers.com as he is helping TechReaction get started. We wish him, and his new site, all the best. Of note is his immensely popular overclocking guide for Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs.

Thirdly, we thank iNet Interactive, who own the site. They’ve shown a great deal of faith in us five editors and have been very open to our suggestions about how to improve the site. They also pay the bills, which is not an enviable task!

As well as significant progress on the frontpage, the forums have also moved on. We’ve welcomed new people into the OC Forums staff: MatNo5ss, Hardass, Earthdog, Dejo, dfonda, mattspalace and baditude_df were promoted to Senior Member and Redduc900, splat and hokiealumnus were promoted to Moderator. A number of our forum Senior Members and Moderators are heavily involved with the front page and these close links make our site great.

We also have to thank the guys that run the site: Brett, Jeremy, Matt and Matt are fantastic to work with. Between Brett, Matt R. and Jeremy an absolutely massive amount of hardware has been put through its paces.

With 2010 drawing to a close, we’re looking forward to a fantastic 2011. We hope to continue growing the site, to increase the quality and quantity of articles, and to make our mark on the overclocking and hardware review scene. Matt B (our Lead Editor) will be attending CES in Las Vegas and will report back with all the news on upcoming products from relevant key companies. This will be the first time we’ve had a presence at a trade show and we hope it will not be the last! Stay tuned in a few days time for a series of articles from CES 2011.

All that remains is to thank you once again for supporting Overclockers.com. We all hope you’ve had a very Merry Christmas with the people who are close to you, and wish you all the very best for 2011.

Happy New Year!

All the best,

David, Editor

Matthew R. (mdcomp), Editor

Brett (splat), Editor

Jeremy (hokiealumnus), Editor

Matthew B. (I.M.O.G.), Lead Editor

About David 21 Articles
I am an Overclockers.com Editor and OCForums Super Moderator. I help prepare articles for publication, as well as writing the odd article, news piece or review myself. I'm very keen on maintaining a high quality of writing in the articles on Overclockers.com, and emulating the objectivity and clear writing style of scientific journals. If you're writing for Overclockers.com and need some help with preparing your piece, or presenting data, please feel free to email me.I'm a chemist by trade, having completed a degree at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland in 2008. I'm currently studying towards a PhD at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, Scotland) in Physical Organic Chemistry on the topic of substrate structure/activity relationships in ruthenium-alkylidene catalysed olefin ring-closing metathesis. In my spare time I like to relax with a book or browse the forums.

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