Category: Reviews

 GeIL SUPER LUCE DDR4 3400

 

In early 2015, we had a handful of high-speed DDR4 kits from just about all reputable performance memory vendors. The first half of 2015 had these kits listed on online retail stores but they were rarely available to buy. Perpetually out of stock or just announced via press releases, with no real availability. Seemingly, it was just enough to state that a certain kit exists, even though in practice it actually did not. It is in light of this that I was skeptical about GeIL unveiling their Super LUCE memory modules rated at 3400MHz. Keep in mind at the time, the only other 3,400MHz kit on the market was from CORSAIR and that kit was a cool $999 USD.

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EVGA X99 CLASSIFIED

EVGA X99 Classified Motherboard

EVGA is no stranger to high end motherboard and graphics cards. In fact the firm seems to have a better time making high end gear than mid-range or low end products. For the most part one finds that at the echelon of any platform or generation of products, EVGA is right there in the battle mixing it up with the best of them. With the X99 platform, EVGA has once again managed to produce its best motherboards to date.

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OCZ RevoDrive 350 480GB

 

OCZ RevoDrive 350

Price: $758.99

Website: OCZ

In 2010, almost five years ago. OCZ brought us the original OCZ RevoDrive. At the time SSD’s as you may recall cost a fortune in their regular 2.5” format, let alone PCI-Express versions. Still, OCZ in their unyielding commitment to performance at just about any cost, made available a storage solution that was up until then, only an option for enterprise and other industries where cost was only secondary to performance.

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OCZ ARC 100 240GB

 ARC 100

Price: $114.99

Website: OCZ

Since 2008, my first introduction to a consumer level desktop SSD (Intel X-25M), things have changed dramatically. At the time there were MLC drives that cost above $3,000 USD for 128GB, but more importantly Intel’s X25-M was about $700 at retail prices. There wasn’t much competition and the industry was in its infancy. Fast forward to the end of 2014, a good six years later and things are dramatically different. We’ve seen the sudden rush of vendors into the market and we’ve seen many depart as well.

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ViewSonic VX2452mh

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Price: $169.99

Website: ViewSonic

In the perfect world, or at least that of a modern day sensible PC gaming enthusiast, we would all have 27” UHD monitors. These would not only be G-Sync enabled, but would support active stereoscopic technology such as 3D Vision. In addition to this they would be IPS or PLS displays with 1ms response times and all the latest input methods including, but not limited to HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.3.

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NOCTUA NH-D15

The Incredible Noctua NH-D15

Price: $99.99

Website: NOCTUA

It seems like an eternity since I last reviewed a traditional air cooler here at TheOverclocker. Given the overwhelming success of AIO units in the medium to high end desktop markets, there’s perhaps no reason for any enthusiast to consider anything else. After all, these traditional CPU coolers tend to not only be bulky, but can pose some compatibility problems in addition to not performing as well.

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Sniper F3 2400

Meet the Sniper F3 Kit

Do not let the hype around DDR4 fool you. We appreciate the new memory standard here and all it brings, but the truth is there’s plenty of life left in DDR3. In fact there is likely to be a continued interest in DDR3 for years to come, if only because the platforms are that much more mature and it is cost effective. As such, in todays’ landscape where PC gaming is on the rise again and hardware is easily eclipsing the gaming titles on the market. There’s sense in being a little more prudent in how we spend our hard earned cash and while we may all want that high speed DDR3 2800MHz set or above. It isn’t economically viable, thus it falls to sets such as these from G.Skill to provide the performance without breaking the bank.

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luxduoset

Introduction

Portable speakers are everywhere these days. From the ultra-portable compact speakers to the heavier high-end speakers that barely qualify as portable, there is a shape and size for everyone out there. Digging around the muck and figuring out what is good quality is a tough job, especially in Taiwan where gimmicks are a dime a dozen (Whatever you do, just avoid the Hello Kitty speakers). But there is one company that is doing things differently: Making GOOD products.

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