The OCZ Elixir keyboard has been out for just about 2 years now. We were lucky enough to win one during CES at OCZ’s party. We normally would not review such an old keyboard, but looking around online we found this keyboard for $20 brand new, which for any keyboard is a great deal. So let’s take a look at the Alchemy Series Elixir Gaming keyboard and see if it’s the perfect keyboard for a gamer on a budget.
This year at CES OCZ, a company mainly known for system memory was not showing a single stick of memory at all! This year OCZ’s focus was all about SSD’s. They showed quite a few new models as well as some really cool enterprise solutions that they will be offering very soon. They also had a few new power supplies as well.
The standard for DDR3 memory is still 1.5v, but most high performance memory has voltages far above that. Many earlier high performance DDR3 modules had a Vdimm of 1.9v-2.1v. It still amazes me that the memory manufacturers were able to make DDR3 memory run at DDR3-2000 and higher at 1.65v. Today I will be looking at yet another low voltage dual channel kit, this one by OCZ, their Platinum DDR3-1333 4GB kit. It runs with timings of 7-7-7-20, at Intel’s required 1.65v. And of course these modules sport OCZ’s shiny platinum heatspreaders. Will this memory take my i7/P55 to victory? Read on to see!
Well as you can see we have changed things around here at ThinkComputers! This new layout and content management system should bring us up to date and make it easier for you the user to navigate the site. To celebrate the new design we decided to have a HUGE contest! Our friends at ASUS, Thermaltake, Kingston, In Win, OCZ, NZXT, and CoolIT have jumped on board and provided us with 32 prizes to give away! Before we go into how you can win let’s see what’s all up for grabs….
Lately it seems like everyone is releasing new solid state drives. Recently we reviewed the Vertex series drive from OCZ, which was one of their performance drives based on the ever popular Indilinx Barefoot controller. The thing about SSD drives is that they are still quite expensive. OCZ realizes this and has released a mainstream drive that is basically identical to the Vertex series of drives except it uses different NAND chips, they are calling it the Agility series. This change allows OCZ to aggressively price the Agility series, let’s take a look.
Today I will be looking at an Intel XMP-ready DDR3-1600 6GB triple channel kit from OCZ. Besides sporting a very cool look, which I’ll show in a minute, the XMP2 setting is actually an overclock rather than a lower speed. Read on to check out the OCZ XMP Ready Series DDR3-1600 6GB Triple Channel Memory Kit!
It sure seems like everyone is coming out with SSD drives, interestingly enough we have not seen that many from the big hard drive manufacturers. More and more and we are seeing them from memory companies like OCZ. Today we are checking out one of their latest SSD drives the Vertex series. The Vertex series is based on the Barefoot SSD controller from Indilinx, which makes it different from the previous 2 SSD series from OCZ, the Apex and Summit. This will only be our second SSD review here at ThinkComputers, so let’s take a look…
Today we have a chance to review the OCZ Eclipse Double Laser Gaming Mouse which supports up to 2400 DPI. The quick switcher, with blue LED’s, allows you to easily switch between four different DPI’s on the fly. This comfortable mouse also offers 18g of customizable weight cartridges hidden inside of its sleek design. The OCZ Eclipse is also affordable for the other multitude of features it offers. Read on further to see what they are.
OCZ is always coming up with something new, and new for their triple-channel lineup is the Blade series, which currently consists of four 6GB kits. The blade heatspreader looks sharp, and should be effective, if OCZ’s other heatspreaders are any indication at how this one cools. Today I will be looking at the Blade DDR3-2000 7-8-7 6GB kit, the top-of-the-line model of the Blade series. Will the Blade impress? Read on to see!
So I find it incredible that less than six months after the release of the i7 that you can actually build a pretty awesome i7 rig at budget prices. Add to that the fact that last year the bar was raised quite a bit for video card performance, you can build a really butt-kicking i7 gaming rig for under a grand. Sure, you can spend twice that or more if you wish, but there is really no need to. Today I will be looking at OCZ’s DDR3-1600 Platinum 6GB kit. With its shiny XTC heatspreaders, 6 gigs of triple-channel goodness, and OCZ’s reputation for high quality memory, along with a low price that will really blow you away, this memory kit should be a winner. Will it pass the test? Read on to see!
Jan 30, 2015 0