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    Default The Pure Overclock Awards System

    It’s time to lay down the official meaning behind the awards at PureOC. Even though every reviewer will have their own subjective opinion on how components measure up, there should be a general guideline of what we expect when an award is given. Not only should reviewers understand the guidelines, but readers should also have the information at their disposal so they can appreciate the value of an award. So without further ado, let’s get into the general concepts behind the individual awards at PureOC! Every product can fit into 3 main categories that we judge:


    1. Quality – A component should be made from quality materials that reflects the budget the part is targeting. We wouldn’t dock a $50 case for using some plastic, but a $200 case might be a different story. Also, the aesthetic appeal should reflect a strong effort from the company. Sure, some companies lean toward professional looks while others like the gaming flare, but in any case the appearance should have an appeal that appropriately targets the intended consumer.
    2. Performance – This is a bit of a no-brainer, but a product should have an appropriate performance level. This doesn’t mean we expect every product to have the highest performance either. Top performance is always welcomed, but competitive performance is acceptable if a product has appropriate levels in the other categories. We wouldn’t be true to our name if we didn’t consider overclocking when it applies as part of the performance as well.
    3. Value – Price is a huge determining factor of an Award here at PureOC. Most of us relegate our component expenditures to fairly tight budgets. A product should be competitively priced, based on the sum of the features it has. If a part costs more, it can still be deemed an incredible value if it far exceeds the competition with the amount of included features. Overclocking is a huge part of value as well since one of the big reasons for the risk is getting additional performance at no extra financial cost.

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    So with the Must Have award now have five instead of four to base those three values on?.
    I hope I don't see to many must haves in my future lol!
    The wife will ring my neck!!

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    Default Re: The Pure Overclock Awards System

    Quote Originally Posted by vinman View Post
    So with the Must Have award now have five instead of four to base those three values on?.
    I hope I don't see to many must haves in my future lol!
    The wife will ring my neck!!
    Oh you won't see many Must Haves, but you might see more than Good Hardware Awards. Most of the review samples I get are ones I went after anyways. If something was already really interesting to me, it's unlikely it won't be a great product to begin with. I wanted something that would differentiate the products that really stand above the crowd and the Great Value award doesn't feel like the same kind of rating as the others. I get the semantics of it, but I've had the feeling of needing that one extra award for years now. I finally took the plunge.

    In light of your concern though, I'll try hard to keep you from spending too much money on stuff. Might go to the forums and say, "Vinny! This Must Have award is not for you!!!"
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    Default Re: The Pure Overclock Awards System

    Quote Originally Posted by joshjaks View Post
    Oh you won't see many Must Haves, but you might see more than Good Hardware Awards. Most of the review samples I get are ones I went after anyways. If something was already really interesting to me, it's unlikely it won't be a great product to begin with. I wanted something that would differentiate the products that really stand above the crowd and the Great Value award doesn't feel like the same kind of rating as the others. I get the semantics of it, but I've had the feeling of needing that one extra award for years now. I finally took the plunge.

    In light of your concern though, I'll try hard to keep you from spending too much money on stuff. Might go to the forums and say, "Vinny! This Must Have award is not for you!!!"
    LOL! its all good and I really like what your doing ( Good Job my friend )

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