The Tech Talk Forum captures a wide variety of topics, though a little more focussed than the spread you might find in the Off Topic Forum. For instance, at the same time that a poll inquires as to whether you think sound cards are even worth purchasing anymore there is another thread discussing a video rendering machine that does not even list a sound card in the build anywhere. One assumes the machine will not be making silent movies.
In the Motherboard Forum you can get a blast from the past, not only is a member having a problem with a Tyan board, another is inquiring about a DFI board. There is a good chance some of our members have never heard of those manufacturers, let alone seen a board from them; other members might get a wee trip down memory lane. If you are more interested in new hardware, how about windwithme’s comprehensive look at the Gigabyte G1. Sniper?
In the Processor forum, you might want to keep an eye out on this thread as it might just get a little busier in the very near future. In the Cases and Cooling Forum you can read about the proper philosophy behind applying thermal paste (hint: no spatula required). If you are curious about the Vertex 3 series of SSDs, you should definitely hit this thread in the Storage Forum to get the real story instead of just hearsay. If you are more interested in Windows 8 and the developer version that was recently made available, then off to the Windows Forum with you.
If you are feeling more like finding entertainment on a Friday, then the Battlefield 3 thread has picked up, in part because of Ryan’s virtual party last night. If not, there is The Lightning Round where you can vent your spleen about recent events or even The Trading Post where you can engage in a little swapping.