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Happy New Year - The Best Products of 2012


Posted By: Dennis - Source: Ninjalane
Published: Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Happy new year everyone!, 

May all of your 2012 failures be forgotten and hopes for your 2013 wishes to come true.

Things here will be a little quiet until CES time.  I have quite a few things to wrap up before the big trip.  Several of you have asked. "What was the best product I reviewed in 2012?".  Well, I'm gonna tell you it is a tough decision but I have narrowed it down to three.

1) The Best Case: Cooler Master Cosmos II Ultra Tower Case

Not only was this the first review of 2012 but also the poster child for excessive chassis design.  I loved it!

2) The Best Motherboard: Asus Rampage IV Extreme Motherboard

Sadly I was only able to review a small handful of Asus products this past year but of them I had the most fun with the X79 Rampage board.  Truth be told this review was "late" with other sites posting their reviews in 2011 but I'm not going to split hairs here.

3) The Best Product:   Gigabyte Z77X UP7 Overclocking Motherboard

Great motherboards are a rare find these days and while there are boards that are equally capable the Z77X-UP7 was one of a kind and highly sought after by the overclocking community and hardware enthusiasts alike.  I can only hope that the tradition will continue with the next generation.

Take care, and stay safe