Thursday, January 28, 2016

A note on sponsorships, and the i7-6700K

Greetings, everyone!

I haven't been quite active here lately, but I haven't been necessarily busy doing things that aren't related to this site. For the past week or so, I've been working hard to try and secure an Intel Core i7 6700K for use in Redshift.

The reasoning? After thinking about it for a while, I realized that I've always wanted to create tutorials here on Techman's World that demand the resources of a powerful PC, and the Core i7 is really the chip that I need to make this vision a reality.

Was there something inherently wrong with the 6600K? Not really - It's still a fantastic chip. The idea here is that the hyper-threading in the i7 will be valuable to the content I'd like to produce. As such, I'm trying to seek a sponsor to see if a i7 can be made a reality.

So far I've contacted:

  • Microcenter
  • SuperBiiz
  • OutletPC
  • Fry's Electronics
  • System76
And for now, haven't heard anything back from any of them. I'm not too terribly surprised, but by no means will their lack of responses discourage me. There's plenty of other companies out there that I have yet to contact, and I hope that one of these companies finds faith in what I do, and decides to help. However, I will say that I've gotten a little more experienced with making these types of phone calls to some of the respective companies. That's a learning experience that I might make a short post here about, although there's not much I can say, as far as writing is concerned.

I've made this clear already -- this is about you, the reader. Alone, having an i7 doesn't make much sense for me. However, due to my passion for this website and the education factor for regular viewers and outside visitors, I want to do what I can to help make Techman's World a better place for everyone. I haven't really spoken much about how to donate to Techman's World; Perhaps I will make a post about it soon enough.

For the next few weeks, I'm going to continue to seek out potential sponsors for this project. I'm a man with great ambition, and I can't wait to start producing more content here. I've made a new years resolution for 2016, and I very much plan to stick to it.