Lepa is fairly a new global hardware manufacturer and was founded by enthusiastic IT engineers. Lepa strives for performance, stability, and reliable high-tech solutions. They make some pretty interesting products that offer customization and personalization. With the rise of everything RGB, why not make a CPU cooler with RGB lighting effects. There have been a lot of AIO water cooling parts already with RGB but not a CPU heatsink designed cooler. Today, I will be looking at the NEOIlusion RGB CPU cooler. Let’s see if this cooler proves to have the performance desired for a CPU heatsink and what RGB brings to the table. Hopefully, the RGB will help this product stand out in an already crowded market of CPU cooling needs.
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Power supplies are a vital piece of hardware needed to power your entire computer. This is one area that you don’t want to skimp out on considering everything relies on its ability to feed the correct voltage to all your individual components. Thermaltake has always been a company that pioneers new technology and incorporates them into their products. They have embraced the RGB craze. Thermaltake has launched a new series of smart PSUs and, you guessed it; The label is PRO RGB smart series of power supplies. Today I will be looking at the 850W variant. This PSU has some neat new features like RGB lighting and “Smart Zero” control. Let’s see how this PSU stands out among a crowded market of PSUs and the everything RGB fever trend that almost all manufacturers follow.
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Seagate is one of the world’s leading data solutions today. Data has grown over the years in the amount that is stored creating a higher demand for more storage. Today’s data needs are more than just archiving. PC gaming and console gaming have swept the nation with better visual fidelity and more content making the game industry extremely successful. All that data comes at a cost though and with 4k gaming and larger maps has caused games to be installed and downloaded at over 50GB a game on average. Xbox now comes equipped with a 1TB hard drive but even that can fill up quickly. Seagate has taken advantage of the Xbox one due to the lack of upgradability of the internal drive. You can go for space or speed depending on your taste, and even both since the Xbox One has multiple USB ports. Today I will be looking over Seagate’s Xbox SSD Game Drive. This drive should improve load times and take full advantage of the USB 3.0 connectivity of the Xbox ONE. Let’s see if this drive can improve upon loading times for Xbox One games and proves to be a worthy external solution.
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The SSD marketplace offers a wide variety of products in various budget ranges. OCZ has created a product called the TL series that won’t necessarily win any awards for speed or capacity but rather win over the budget oriented crowd. This is a key to winning over competitors in this entry level area with the high demand for SSDs for all various levels of consumers.
With the launch of 3d NAND, this has promised a massive price drop in the SSD market. The previous generation of TLC planar NAND has evolved the SSD market dramatically since then. Since Toshibas OCZ products have not adopted 3d NAND yet this actually creates a good opportunity for them to improve in other areas of their SSD products.
Today I will be looking at their value oriented SSD the TL100 series which is an important product for its low cost in this SSD mass market. Will the Tl100 prove to stand out due to price? We shall see if OCZ has the price to performance ratio required for customers to make the jump to an SSD.
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Thermaltake has taken a strong hold on the peripheral market with their Tt eSports set of peripherals. Tt eSports is a division of Thermaltake dedicated to bringing out the most personalized and highest quality gear for competitive gaming. Gaming headphones today are a dime a dozen and companies need to pay extra special attention to detail, software, and comfort. Most gaming headsets are labeled gaming due to their technology offerings giving gamers an advantage and being more immersed in your favorite games.
Most “gaming” headsets will have similar features if they are any good and want decent sound. Today I will be looking at another headset review with RGB lighting and 7.1 surround sound called the Cronos RGB. Let’s see if the Cronus can stand out against the competition between visual illumination, comfort, and premium virtual sound performance.
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I have had the pleasure of building in some pretty nice cases over the past year. I came across several reviews of the Enthoo Evolv and fell in love with the look of the case, but wondered if Phantek was a quality company. Phantek was founded by a team of engineers and was established in 2007. They made it a goal to be the best in the industry and their motto is “no job is impossible”. Phanteks main focus of products is for PC enthusiasts and has evolved into a product line of cases called the Enthoo series. I will be reviewing the Enthoo Evolv ATX glass (PH-ES515ETG). Tempered glass is the latest craze of PC case manufacturers on top of RGB. Add tempered glass to the mix and you have one great looking case. Let’s see if the Entoo Evolv is as good as it looks on the outside as it is to build on the inside.
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Creative makes some of the best audio products around. Creative was founded in 1981 and set out to create products that would revolutionize the way people interact with their PCs. They are mostly famous for their Sound Blaster line of sound cards and premium audio products. They lately have specialized in creating creative gaming solutions for PC gamers. I will be looking at a new product called the Sound Blaster X Katana. This is a multi-channel gaming soundbar that was created with the intent of giving gamers superior audio without taking up too much space. The product is named after the famous katana sword that is perfect in structure and demands sophistication. Can this gaming sound bar stand up to being the perfect audio solution for your PC? Let’s dive into what makes this soundbar so unique and why it’s branded as a gaming soundbar.
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