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Old 12-09-02, 03:09 PM   #4
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Default Sometimes old news is good news...

I have no idea how realistic this would be, but there are many bit's 'n pieces out there regarding older products that would find avid readers in some sort "old news" section... kinda like how the GF2mx links still have a high reader count? Examples could be (fictional website names):

"OLD CPU NEWS:
Return of the Goldfinger: www.OCStupidhead.com has revised their links, instructions, and FAQ's on turbocharging the aging Slot-A platform... Any "classic" junkies should head on over and see what all the fuss is...

OLD VIDEO NEWS:
Gotta make do with a GF2? Some who are still stuck with a GF2 (any variety) are still sweating to keep their cards playable 'till the next big purchase. Click for a comprehensive listing of new links for info on crankin' the old beasts (more than ever)...

OLD RAM NEWS:
SDRAM prices have dropped again, allowing for some to aquire highly touted Crucial PC150 for a paltry $39 for a 512 stick. Head on over to www.thissiteforram.com for compatibility listings for this hot variety of PC150.

OLD SOUNDS:
www.sblivecrazy.com has put some new WDM drivers together to allow for less perf. hit while using EAX on Live! and PCI128 cards... You can get the Win9X version at their site, but XP-heads will have to wait..."

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Stuff like this could be in a little corner of the page (accompanied by a title like, um, crap, my imagination's not working), not on the same column as the daily thread... maybe on a little ticker or something. It just seems like it's hard to navigate thru archives for a lot of ppl who are stuck with last gen. stuff... ie: I gotta go back all the way to feb-march just for relevant discussions/hype about my GA-7VTXE+(kt266a)... It's even harder for KT133a owners... and god save the slotA enthusiasts! Seems like their sites drop daily!

I'm not that far back anymore, but I empathize with those who don't have top notch equipment, but still wanna maximize what they got... There's more than a few with Duron600's and stock clocked/cooled GF2's who don't realize what a vidcard OC and a pencil trick would do for them... sure the'yre a step or two back, but it seems to me that this site procreates comfortableness with system mods, enough so for entry level gamers in this category to benifit from such info...

You guys could jump all over my case and say "start your own site up for this crap, nvnews is for current-gen gaming!!", at which point I would contemplate it (realizing fully that I don't quite have the time), but this was just a suggestion. I know quite a few beginners looking at your site for useful advice.

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