CES 2007 Coverage: OCZ Technology Overclockerfest
Author: Shawn Knight
Editor: Josh Maronde
Date: 01-10-2007
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On display once again this year is OCZ's Phase Change system, which is still experiencing manufacturing delays, so we have no ETA to report.

OCZ will soon be releasing a new water block custom designed by their in-house engineers. The block, code named Silver Array (seen above in the middle) is fabricated from silver and copper with a release expected in about two months. A Northbridge chipset cooler is also in the works (again, seen above) but currently has no name or release date.

We will be seeing a new heatsink from OCZ in about a month. The Vindicator is a 6-heatpipe universal socket heatsink that can be used passively or with a 120mm fan. The demo unit we saw had the optional 120mm fan installed. As you can see, the unit is very large and looks similar in design to Noctua's tower-style heatsinks.

Also on display in the same photo above is the recently released FlexXLC (Xtreme Liquid Convention) memory modules. The FlexXLC module was developed with a unique “flexible” design which gives enthusiasts the option to run the modules passively or water cooled via the integrated liquid injection system.

The Equalizer is OCZ's new gaming mouse. The mouse features an orange "triple-fire" button, which when pressed, fires off three bullets in your favorite FPS. I am not sure how helpful this would be in real-world gaming but I do look forward to giving it a try when review samples are ready. The mouse also has on-the-fly adjustable DPI settings all the way up to 2,500 and uses a new laser technology for mouse tracking. The Equalizer uses two lasers that intersect each other which allows the mouse to function on multiple surfaces, even glass.

That pretty much covers most of the new products that were on display. OCZ ended the night like any great party should... by giving away free stuff!

Several prizes were given away in a raffle and some were even tossed out into the crowd. Yours truly somehow managed to score a 16GB Mega Kart drive... it literally landed right in my lap (after it bounced off XPTB's forehead hah).

And for those of you who checked out our Tech Zone Party coverage...

... I couldn't let XPTB get away with all the fun!

Be on the lookout for tons more CES 2007 coverage from OCIA.net in the coming days...

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