Our Podcast Show Ep.57 – Community Matters In The Computer Industry (Feat. Shannon Robb)

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On Our Podcast Show this week, we have a special guest with a big heart who loves computers as much as we do. Shannon Robb has worked for many companies throughout his career in the computer industry. What’s more amazing is he continues to become more passionate about the industry and the community year after year.

He talks about his current job and experience at this year’s COMPUTEX Taipei 2023, the world’s leading IT tech event. He also shares his love for building communities and his focus on celebrating gamers and enthusiasts wherever they may gather. Whether it’s at a PAX event or at a LAN party. If you love building computers or want to build a career in the computer industry, and want to know how to keep it fun, don’t miss this episode!




  • 00:00 – How long have we known Shannon Robb?
  • 01:31 – Shannon moved to Ohio. What’s it like in Ohio?
  • 03:25 – What company did Shannon work for in 2016?
  • 04:54 – Who were the customers?
  • 05:52 – What is Genlocking?
  • 06:41 – What common mistake did Shannon make with CPU cooling?
  • 07:33 – What is a PAX event?
  • 08:51 – How hard is it to build a gaming PC?
  • 09:24 – Which is bigger? PAX East or PAX West?
  • 09:55 – What is PDXLan?
  • 11:13 – Why are LAN communities so important?
  • 12:00 – How much were graphics cards during the chip shortage?
  • 14:50 – Were SLI cards worth it?
  • 16:13 – Do old GPUs work with Windows 11?
  • 16:57 – How did Shannon work for BeQuiet?
  • 18:05 – What really motivates Shannon?
  • 20:15 – What are Shannon’s thoughts on the PC case industry?
  • 21:02 – How easy is it to break the tempered glass on a computer chassis?
  • 23:05 – Are open-frame chassis any good?
  • 24:16 – Can you use old PC cases for modern hardware?
  • 25:37 – Why is cabling such a problem?
  • 27:49 – The pain of stabbing yourself when you plug in the cables!
  • 29:01 – What neat features does BeQuiet have on their new case?
  • 30:43 – What’s up with the PCIE power cable?
  • 31:31 – Shannon’s Computex so far.
  • 33:08 – Why do we really love doing Our Podcast Show?
  • 33:40 – What makes Shannon so passionate about Tech?
  • 36:21 – Will it run Cyberpunk 2077?

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