Dennis Garcia presents
The Hardware Asylum Podcast
Just two guys talking tech, Dennis and Darren are experienced hardware reviewers, gamers and overclockers bringing you some of the latest tech dirt in the hardware world.
May 8, 2021
NVIDIA, Global Chip Shortages and What This Company is Doing to Solve the Problem
In this episode we discuss the effects of the mysterious disappearance of the RTX 3000 Series and the reason behind why NVIDIA cards are so good at what they do. The global shortage and huge asymmetrical demand have sparked the company to finally segment their retail products in hopes of giving gamers a chance to enjoy the other thing RTX cards can do, Game.
April 11, 2021
The Death of Frys Electronics and the End of an Era
In February of 2021 Frys Electronics closed their doors, they claim it was due to complications associated with “The Situation” which put additional stress on a business model that has been failing since the early 2000’s. In this episode we discuss some reasons behind why this has happened and what impact the new normal will have on retail shopping centers going forward.
March 24, 2021
Building a Retro PC and what it takes to run old machines
Dennis caught the retro PC bug and might have gone a little overboard picking up an old 486 off ebay. In this episode the duo talk about the details of the machine and what it takes to run old hardware when certain vintage parts are no longer available.
March 10, 2021
It is ok to Build with Ryzen and Good Video Game Movies
For years Dennis has been anti AMD often dumbfounded by why anyone would want to build with Ryzen, Threadripper was a disappointment and the first-generation Zen Cores were awfully slow. But, like video game movies things are getting better and this latest crop of processors is looking pretty good.
February 25, 2021
The Benefits and Limitations of Watercooling from DIY to AIO
Watercooling has many benefits and while the benefits that created watercooling still exist the scale of their impact on modern computers has diminished considerably. In this episode we explore the benefits and limitations of watercooling in the modern era.
February 10, 2021
Revisit Galvanic Corrosion and Improving Case Cooling
Watercooling is plagued with controversy from picking the best components to some of the old school myths and issues including the topic of mixed metals and to prove that with proper care your components will last we cut open a 4-year-old Thermaltake radiator. We also help you improve your case cooling with a few modding tips.
January 24, 2021
Unboxing a Special Intel Motherboard from 1995
In this special episode unbox a motherboard from the Hardware Asylum permanent collection and a hardware platform that had a very short life in the grand scheme of computer hardware. While the product may not have been on the market long what it brought to the table had a very lasting impact on the systems we are building today.
January 10, 2021
Hardware Asylum Podcast 10-Year Anniversary
In this special episode we celebrate our 10-year anniversary and look back on some of the highlights of the show from the past 10 years. This includes some history and trivia about the show and some of the special guests that we have had on over the years.
December 23, 2020
Subzero AIO Water Cooling and the Death of the HEDT Processor
In this episode we look at a very old processor cooling technology that has made a resurgence to help improve Comet Lake processor performance and discuss the issues surrounding the death of the High End Desktop Processor and why it isn’t that big of deal.
December 14, 2020
Lack of Enthusiast Level Video Cards and SFX PSU Overclocking
In this episode we discuss the lack of RTX 30 Series video cards that are overclocker friendly, while there are some RTX 3090 cards that work well on LN2 that is it and it makes us sad and then transition into overclocking using a SFX power supply and how good it actually is.