Let's face it: we've all wasted countless hours of our precious lives on hold with Tech Support. Some of us may have even paid that $95 dollar per-incident fee Microsoft charges to holler for help. Well, you can kiss those nights of elevator ballad-induced insanity goodbye, because there's a swingin' new community on the Net where the coolest cats on the hardware circuit spend their time. We're talking about www.SharkyForums.com.
It is a place where you can feel free to browse around, but more importantly, make your voice heard! If you have a beef with any of our Sharky Extreme reviews or editorials, let us know - after all, we're here to serve you better. If your discussion sparks off entertaining banter or is incredibly insightful, it may be selected for this new weekly feature, Forums Spotlight.
Forums Spotlight, is a highlight of the most interesting and debated topics in the world of SharkyForums. We realize that not everyone has the time to surf through forums to find topics related to their own personal interests, so we've done the surfing for you, and herein provide an overview of what topics have people talking this week.
If what you see in our Forums Spotlight interests you, we've added links on
each spotlight discussion page so you can easily add your own comments and
jump in on the debate!
Gadgets & Gizmos: Looking For A New MP3 Player
Highly Technical PC Forum: The Future Of CPUs
CPU/Processors & Overclocking: My New System!
Video Cards: 22.50 NVIDIA Drivers
Networks & Networking: 2 IPs 1 Router 3 Computers
General Games: The Sims, What's The Point?
General Hardware: Crucial, Just When I Thought They Couldn't Go Any Lower...>
Operating Systems: Running Stable NT Server - Consultant Want UNIX - Why?
Motherboards: A7M266 Not Going To Windows
Upcoming Games: Flight Simulator 2002 On Friday
Audio / Sound: Audigy OEM
Cases and Cooling: Fan Air Flow Physics In Case
General Games Forum: EXCESSIVE Cheating On Counter-Strike
Highly Technical PC Forum: Memories of Memory. How Much, When?
General Hardware: Drives On Separate IDE Channels
Networks & Networking: Networking My Entire Neighbourhood
General Hardware: Sony GPD G-400 Monitor
Operating Systems: Why is Linux better than Windows?
Gadgets And Gizmos: Which Nokia cellphone ?
Highly Technical PC Forum: Questions on The Athlon XP
Video Cards: Elsa Gladiac GF3 Or Radeon 8500
Upcoming Games: DOOM 3 - What's The Deal?
Technical Support Q/A: My Cable Modem Wont Connect
Gadgets and Gizmos: Why Do They Charge So Much For PDAs
CPU/Processors & Overclocking: So What Exactly Is Overclocking?
Motherboards: Abit KG7-RAID is WEEEAAAAK!?
Audio/Sound: Speaker Wattages - It Matters?
Upcoming Games: Most IMPORTANT Games Ever
Gadgets and Gizmos: MP3's Are Dead
Audio/Sound: Klipsch 5.1
Programming, Coding, and Scripting: Asp Forum...
Highly Technical PC Forum: The P4 Northwood
Motherboards: Asus P4 Mobos + More
General Games: Co-op Games
Gadgets & Gizmos: GBA TV Tuner
General Software, Applications, and Drivers: Detonator XP Finally Released
Highly Technical PC Forum: GPU vs. CPU - Architectural Differences
Motherboards: I'm Losing My Patience! (nFORCE)
General Games: Which Game Character Do You Like The Most?
Networks & Networking: 10/100mbps @ 2mbps max
Operating Systems: Windows XP Corporate Edition
Highly Technical PC Forum: 64bit Processors & The Desktop Computer.
Motherboards: What Is Your Epox 8K7A MAX Overclock?
Audio / Sound: New SoundBlaster RELEASED!
Networks & Networking: 10/100? Help
General Games Forum: Will You Be Getting The X-Box, GameCube, or PS2?
Technical Support Q&A: Screensavers, How Necessary Are They??
General Hardware: First Cmputer Twang...
Operating Systems: Fed Up With Win2k!!!!
Programming, Coding, and Scripting: How Did You Learn to Program?
Cases and Cooling: Them Rounded Cables
Video Cards: Is it me, or are ATI AND nVidia copying off each other...
Gadgets & Gizmos: Good, Cheap PDA
Technical Support Q&A: P III 800 Won't Work
Video Cards: GeForce 2 Pro Price Drop
Motherboards: Ulitimate Game Machine
General Software, Applications, and Drivers: Basic-Standard Apps That Everyone Should Have
General Hardware: A Mouse For Gaming
Highly Technical PC Forum: Is it physically possible to create a quiet, high-speed fan?
Gadgets and Gizmos: Graphing Calculators
Cases & Cooling: Some questions about case fans and cutting holes in case...
Motherboards: DDR motherboards - are they really worth it?
General Hardware: IBM GXP hds failure! HELP?
Cases and Cooling: Whats The BEST CPU Cooler?
Technical Support Q&A: SBLive! With OLDER Games
Technical Support Q&A: Processor and 3D Card Upgrade
Networks & Networking: Cable Modem Activity Light Costantly Going Off!
General Hardware: What is my bottleneck?
General Hardware: DDR Ram Price
Operating Systems: Web Site Blocking
Highly Technical PC Forum: Memory Bandwidth And Today's Graphics Cards
CPU/Processors & Overclocking: AMD vs. Intel
General Games: Max Payne with Multiplayer
Technical Support Q&A: My Cable Downloads At 8k
Operating Systems: Does Linux Support DVD Drives?
Gadgets and Gizmos: Best Digital Camera?
Highly Technical PC Forum: Why Is Heat Bad?
CPU/Processors & Overclocking: Which Processor Should I Buy...
Video Cards: Interview with ATI - Dave Orton's Reply
Upcoming Games: Your Most Anticipated MMORPGs
General Hardware: Do Computers Get Slower the Longer You Have Them?
Technical Support: Which CD RW Should I Pick Up?
General Software, Applications & Drivers: Why MS Word Rocks
Highly technical PC Forum: Any Info About Intel`s new Chipset??
General Games Forum: The Original Wolfenstien?
Highly technical PC Forum: 870 Chipset
Operating Systems:win98/win2k dual boot install problems
Motherboards: Okay which Athlon DDR chipset/motherboard?
Networks & Networking: Win2k Server Internet Sharing
Upcoming Games: Max payne in July
CPU/Processors & Overclocking: Anandtech Review of Pentium 4 1.8GHz
Technical Support Q/A: sportster 56k modem never above 28.8
General Hardware: The BEST Ram?
Highly Technical PC Forum: Presentation of Intel and 20nm transistor
Highly Technical PC Forum: Mckinley
General Games Forum: Best CS Map
Technical Support Q&A: Boot Partition
General Hardware: Graphics cards & Notebooks
Highly Technical PC Forum: DMZ
Highly Technical PC Forum: RDRAM Versions?
General Games Forum: What game are you currently really into?
Off Topic: "All your base belonging to us"?
General Hardware: How the heck do I afford a new computer!?
General Hardware: DVD drive recomendations
Operating Systems: WinME to 2000- worth 200 bucks?
Motherboards: Best new DDR board? There's so many!!!!!
Video Cards: What's the best tweak utility for Nvidia cards running Det. Drivers?
General Games: Why does the PS2 cost so much?
General Software, Applications and Drivers: Help!! Can't read CD anymore
General Software, Applications and Drivers: Best drivers for Nvidia GeForce's?
General Hardware: Which 19" monitor to get that's less than $325?
General Hardware: Corsair better then Micron?
General Software, Applications, and Drivers: Internet Explorer 6
Audio/Sound: Creative, Klipsch or Midland? Please help!
Life would be great if... there was some random thread that didn't really have a point.
Video Cards: Help With Choosing a Good PCI Video Card
CPU/Processors & Overclocking: Palomino or Northwood?
Networks and Networking: Having a LAN Party
General Games: Favorite Old School Games
General Software, Applications and Drivers: How to get CDRwin working with Win2000 Pro?
General Software, Applications and Drivers: Freeware FTP programs
Life Would Be Great If...: Bad Eyesight
Life Would Be Great If...: Dialup woes
Highly Technical PC Forum: What is DDR exactly?
Highly Technical PC Forum: ADSL vs. CABLE MODEM
General Games: LucasArts Very Disappointing
Programming, Coding, and Scripting: Oh God
Off Topic: The stories behind the names...
Article / Site Feedback: When Did Gameplay Become an Afterthought in Gaming?
CPU Processors / Overclocking: What is a good QUIET heatsink/fan for a Thunderbird?
Audio: SB Live Platinum - Corrosion?!
Technical Support Q/A: My computer hangs on restart
Technical Support Q/A: SWEET MERCIFUL CRAP!!!!! Can't get past settings!
Operating Systems: Whats your favorite distro of Linux??
Operating Systems: Will WindowsXP be the true and better reliable stable operating system for a while?
CPU/Processors & Overclocking: Exahertz??
Networks & Networking: Is it safe to run File Sharing along with internet sharing?
Black PC Parts! And..... CDROMS!
Itanium Performance Item
How long does it take your comp to do this?
Installing New Mobo
Radeon or G-Force 2 MX
The $500 Computer
Wait For GeForce3?
The Biggest Hard Drive
Best 10/100 PCI NIC Money Can Buy!
Networking Two Win98 Computers
Can I skip the 'pencil trick' and just FSB-OC?
Is the P4 worth it now?
AMD's SOI process...
ATI's new chip to beat the GeForce3?
Poll: What's your sound setup?
DVD a big improvement?
Those who have yet to partake in DVD video are truly missing out! If you are one of the unfortunate few, read this thread, run to a friends house with your favorite DVD, and enjoy clearer video and the wonders of Dolby Digital sound!
What Would You Think About Putting
Overclocker Psych Survey>
Which Video Card: A, B, or C?
Mac To PC?
Why Women Love Men
AMD Industry Interview
Intel To Cut Prices By 40%
Shots Of Quake III Running On Rampage
MX DDR Or RADEON DDR?
Fighting PC Noise
Star Trek Ships
NVIDIA Industry Interview
Early Itanium Info
AMD As An Investment
Newsted Leaves Metallica
What Would You Think About Putting RDRAM On A Video Card
Is 128MB Enough For Windows 2000?
The Kings Of Fans
ATI Vs. NVIDIA In 2001
Solid State Hard Drive Idea
Why Are 566MHz Celerons Better For Overclocking?
Celery Finally On 100MHz FSB!
Transmeta Will Help AMD Make Code-Morphing Chips?
PS2 Is 1000x Faster Than A PC?
Words Relay II
Difference In ATX and WTX?
Will Intel Ever Get It Right?
ASUS Is The Stability King?
Saddam Hussein Wants Your PS2!
Transistors Are Getting Kinda Old
Who's Buying What Processor For Christmas?
SMT Technology In The Pentium 4 Xeon?
RIP 3dfx, You Will Be Dearly Missed
Sharks, Who's The Baddest
NVIDIA Buys 3dfx
Is AGP 8X A Sham?
i810 or i815?
DDR Worth It?
On The Lighter Side
Which Hard Drives Handle High PCI Speeds Best?
What Is HSR
5.1 Sound Worth It?
Loyal To Sharky?
Best Wishes To Galen Of Edgewood In His Marriage
The Future Of The Mobile Market
HSR In Recent Voodoo5 BETA Driver?
ADSL - DSL - SDSL - Cable
3dfx's "Phantom" Details Leaked?
Question About Schooling And Your Job
Netscape 6 Is Here
Pentium 4 Discussion - Round 2
Will SE Be Reviewing The All In Wonder In A Home-Theater Environment?
New Indexes Added
Sharky's Value Video Card Round Up & Diamond Viper II
Dogs Or Cats
Now That DirectX 8 Is Here
Retail Versus OEM Processors
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz Any Good
Itanium - Any Comments?
A Case For Windows 2000
Pentium 4 Pros And Cons
Rampage To Get 64-Bit Rendering?
Would You Pay $4.95 A Month For Napster
Pentium III Versus AMD
How Do I Copy My Outlook Express 5.5 Messages?
Question On The 760
RADEON DDR Or GeForce2 MX?
Coke or Pepsi?
Rambus: A Mistake?
Is Windows ME All That Good?
Pencil O/C Thunderbird?
Fastest Video Card On Earth
Ethics: Where Do You Draw The Line
Not As Popular As Ymaster!
High-End Video Card Shootout
What Linux Is Best For A Newbie
Test Your Band
Paint Shop Pro or Adobe Photoshop
The Biggest Bottleneck
What Was Your First Computer?
DX8 Radeon Vs. NVIDIA
Santa Cruz or Sound Blaster Live!?
G4 or P4?
I Like Cheese!
Why Do Gamers Use Windows 2000?
Who Is To Blame For Videocard Prices?
My $5000 Computer (Brag About Your System)
X-Box Special: NVIDIA Thinks Outside The Box
Playstation 2 Is The Best (Let Your Voice Be Heard!)
What's Your Favorite First Person Shooter?