OCC 2013 Products of the YearBosco , ccokeman , Wesstron - December 30, 2013
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OCC 2013 Products of the Year Conclusion:
As in past years, 2013 was a pleasant ride with all our members and guests - yes, we know you are there so go ahead and register already! And to wrap it up, we hand-picked for you – to the best of our knowledge - this list of products as the best of the 2013 crop. Most of this year's winners are made by reputable manufacturers that have a history of quality, innovation, and performance.
In the motherboards category, we have the Z87-GD65 GAMING; a feature rich, great performing board from MSI. To keep up with today’s demanding PC games, we got the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780Ti; the fastest single GPU available. Considering that first impressions are crucial, you can’t go wrong with the Corsair Carbide Air 540 to house your hardware; beautiful case with some unique features. The Dark Rock Pro 2 from the German manufacturer be quiet! came ahead of the competition and proved to be a great CPU air cooler capable of keeping those temps in check. In the PC memory category, Kingston can celebrate twice since the winner this year is its 10th Anniversary HyperX 16GB 2400MHz memory kit. Finally, interacting with the greatest rig ever would turn into a nightmare without the right peripherals. This year’s pick is the CM Storm QuickFire Stealth Mechanical Keyboard which is compact, discreet, and built to last.
Before we let you loose on the comments section, we want to say that the objective is not really to have a winner, but to put things in perspective. Some of us are limited by cost, some want an extensive list of features, some want the product to outlast them, and some just want it to look gorgeous to their eyes. There is simply no way to have a one-size-fits-all; manufacturers know it very well, and that's why we have so many choices when it comes to computer hardware. So let us know your thoughts! What was your best purchase in 2013? And what would you like to see available in 2014?