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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Thermaltake’s eSPORTS brand, Tt eSPORTS has created some powerful competition with gaming grade peripherals for a reasonable price. I have had the pleasure of testing out their keyboards, mice, and headsets all with RGB and quality parts. The one thing that stands them apart is the software. In this review, we will be looking at the Ventus Z. This is the bigger brother of the Ventus X and offers additional functionality making it a very close analysis between the two. With all the “Gaming” grade peripherals on the market, what can Thermaltake offer to make its products stand apart? Let’s see what the Ventus Z has to offer compared to a crowded market of gaming-grade peripherals.
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Cooler Master always continues to improve upon an already good design. They use this design principle for all of their products. I will be taking a look at the Cooler Master MasterBox 5T case. I actually enjoyed the MasterBox 5 already and you can check out my review here. The entire idea of the MasterBox series is to unlock your cases modular inner potential. The case gives easy access to critical components with an all new sleek design with ventilation. Building your PC will be easier, convenient, and allow new ways to mount your hardware. The slogan for the 5T is “Make of It What You Will”. The MasterBox 5 series have also been designed with the budget builder in mind. Let’s look at what the MasterBox 5T offer’s over the previous MasterBox 5.
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The Geforce 10 series is claimed by Nvidia as “The world’s most advanced gaming solutions”. With the launch of the Titan X, GTX 1080, 1070, 1060, and now 1050 Nvidia is surrounding every budget for enthusiasts and gamers. The 1050 Ti stands to be an essential deal for a gamer on a budget. Today I will be looking at the GTX 1050 Ti by Zotac. Zotac is a company that derives its name from the words “zone” and “tact”. Zotac references these words and applies its expertise to its brand of PC components, systems, and product design. Zotac makes some of the most popular GPU solutions to date including its 10 series based GPUs. Let’s see how this card performs and if it can handle modern titles at reasonable frame rates.
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