Traditionally Gigabyte is known as one of the go to gaming and overclocking board manufacturers. In fact their entire Z170 launch was focused entirely on the G1 Gaming line. Well as we know and expect there are always more boards to come in a second wave a few months or so after every new chipset launch. In this case we are getting a whole set of workstation motherboard from Gigabyte.
In the past three years Phanteks has built up a really respectable product line of cases. They absolutely rule the enthusiast case mod segment and have really strong offering in the mid to upper price range. The one part they have really been missing is an entry level mid tower that is super friendly to build in. And that is exactly where the Eclipse P400 cases come in.
Deepcool as a company has been progressing at a furious pace and while it has been around for a while, it has not been around in the consumer segment for very long. The folks in the design department seem to have a vision of reaching the upper tiers the PC hardware market as quickly as they can. And the path seems to have been charted based on innovation and creativity. One of the coolest products we were shown at CES was at the Deepcool suite, a water cooled PSU.
Gigabyte’s Z170 G1 Gaming series has been very successful thanks in part to the awesome feature set as well as the great color choices and aesthetics. The line is fairly well filled out with board options, but there has been a gap in boards between the G5 and the G7 gaming boards.
You may or may not have heard of Plextor if you’ve not they are definitely check them out as they make some extremely nice memory products. Mostly you will find a wide array of really fast SSD products. A lot of this is due to Plextor’s really efficient software that actually does a great job of increasing your read/writes. New for CES they debuted their upcoming PCIe NVMe SSD, the PX-M8Pe8.
While the first round of Viper gaming accessories was successfully launched Patriot has been hard at work creating their next expanded and more developed line of products. While none of these products are finished or ready for production it is cool to see where they are headed and get an idea of what is coming.
Phanteks has been rising swiftly to the top of the case market for some time now. Listening closely to what the mod community wants and needs has given them immediate success. Hoping to build on that success they have taken ques from their entire line of products and produced what can only be referred to as a mammoth.
An Ultrabook is defined pretty much around the devices ability to be powerful enough for professional use while being small and light enough to be really portable. And if you were to Google the term I am almost certain that you would find a photo of Samsung’s newest Ultrabook the Notebook 9.
For years Gigabyte has been a leader in aftermarket cooling for GPU with their Windforce line. More recently they added the G1 Gaming line and stepped up the performance just a little bit more. And now towards the end of the lifespan of Nvidia’s 9 series GPU, they are releasing a brand new series of cards called Xtreme Gaming.
Deepcool continues to innovate and rise to new heights in the hardware case and cooling segment. In this case we’re referring to a brand new mid tower chassis called the Genome. Genome is a very unique case in that it is the industry’s first tower with a built in AiO water cooling unit.