PCPer v4.0 Giveaway: OCZ Technology Vertex 2 120GB SSD!

Subject: Editorial, General Tech | April 18, 2011 - 11:11 AM |
Tagged: vertex, ssd, ocz, giveaway, contest

As you can no doubt tell, PC Perspective got a HUGE and much needed facelift over the weekend to what we are internally calling "PC Perspective v4.0".  I know there are still some kinks to work out and we are actively addressing any feedback from our readers in this comment thread.  

But we want to celebrate the launch of the new site in style!!  Some of our site sponsors have very generously offered up some prizes for us to give out throughout the coming days...

The first prize: a 120GB OCZ Technology Vertex 2 SSD!!

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What do you have to do to win this wonderful piece of hardware?

Couldn't be easier: post a comment in this post thanking OCZ for its sponsorship of PC Perspective and maybe include a thought or two on the new site design (compliments, constructive criticism, hate filled monologues, whatever).  You should probably have a registered account or at least be sure you include your email address in the appropriate field so we can contact you!

We will pick a winner tomorrow and move on to the next hardware that finds its way to PC Perspective offices.  Good luck and thanks for reading!!

April 19, 2011 | 01:52 AM - Posted by loeakaodas

Thanks OCZ for sponsoring PCPer, it's a great site. As for the new design it's certainly a breath of fresh air compared to the dated one that was in use previously, having the ability to have it adjust itself in relation to resolution would be great as it's just a little too constrained for a 24" monitor right now.

April 19, 2011 | 02:18 AM - Posted by J. Chang (not verified)

The new site looks great!!!

Thanks OCZ and pcper

April 19, 2011 | 02:23 AM - Posted by omegadoom13

Thank you OCZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've read so many good reviews about your SSD. I'm still trying save up money for a new build and will probably buy an OCZ SSD to go with it. Thanks PC Perspective for writing great reviews and keeping us informed of all the latest and greatest tech out there. We would be lost and confused without your guidance. I'm liking the new look and features. It is so packed with resources/links/info that it can be overwhelming at times. One thing at a time... i try to tell myself. oh well.. thanks for the chance of winning awesome gear fROM OCZ!!!

April 19, 2011 | 02:44 AM - Posted by Hristo (not verified)

Well, thanks to OCZ for the gift.
As for the new site design, it's nice but I'd love to see some colours different from blue/grey/green.

April 19, 2011 | 03:20 AM - Posted by ahchiu

Thanks to OCZ. Been enjoying following the performance of the sandforce drives.

Love the new layout. Much easier on the eyes to scroll through articles.

April 19, 2011 | 03:25 AM - Posted by Ed (not verified)

thanks ocz! I love the new site design. Only thing I dont like is the swoosh thing on the image slideshow. Keep up the good work!

April 19, 2011 | 03:32 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Thanks OCZ for sponsoring PC Perspective, you are truly the best enthusiast brand ever!
I love the new site with its changed layout and colors, but I still think the right side bar has too much banner ads. Still I think PCP fares better than most similar sites. Two thumbs up!

April 19, 2011 | 03:36 AM - Posted by Windrunner (not verified)

AKA Windrunner on the forums.

Thank you OCZ for sponsoring this wonderful community that has helped me grow as a computer geek over the years. When I entered PCper way back in 2005 I was a 15 year old computer guru, now I'm doing a lot of the technology and strategy and planning for a startup company that tests computer software licensing and copy protection.

The bulk of the blame is on PC perspective and the community for the tight knit, encouraging, funny atmosphere that made learning easy. This site has been integral in my growth as a geek, and I hope to see it around for many years to come!

This hard drive would be immensely useful to me, I need to get off of this refurbished Seagate 320 gig drive for my main OS, but regardless, PCper rocks and thanks OCZ for supporting it.

Also, thank you for your customer support with the OCZ Sabre, I know it was kind of a bum deal, but it is a sturdy keyboard even if the LED screen is flaky! Thank you for replacing mine! :)

April 19, 2011 | 04:47 AM - Posted by Isaac Johnson (not verified)

Thank you OCZ for supporting PC Perspective!

When I click a link to an external site my current window goes to the site and I get a new tab that also goes to the site. I haven't tested this on other browsers to see if it's a site or browser issue. I'm using Chrome version 10.0.648.205

April 19, 2011 | 05:26 AM - Posted by kawwee

Thanks OCZ for supporting the PC Perspective and it's community - and love the new layout PCPER!

April 19, 2011 | 05:34 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

i love ocz

April 19, 2011 | 06:14 AM - Posted by Gotmilk

Thank you OCZ technology for your continued support of a great website. PC Perspective has come a long long way and couldn't do it with the support of sponsors like you at OCZ Technologies.

April 19, 2011 | 06:33 AM - Posted by Zeusandhera (not verified)

Seriously OCZ, thanks for supporting PC Per!

April 19, 2011 | 06:34 AM - Posted by Jack Brennan (not verified)

Thanks for the support OCZ without you i wouldn't have a podcast to listen to while i flip burgers and cram for exams!!!!.

I love the colour scheme as well, but then again green is my favourite colour.....

April 19, 2011 | 06:54 AM - Posted by playdead (not verified)

The new site design really helps it stand out from the others. The old blue was a bit too bland.

when it was time to upgrade to an SSD OCZ was the first company to come to mind. I currently have a 60gb vertex 2 that is almost to capacity. Would be very awesome to win this.

April 19, 2011 | 06:58 AM - Posted by Ian Sampson (not verified)

Thanks ocz. TIL i can change my POS PC
Into OMG with an SSD from OCZ

April 19, 2011 | 07:40 AM - Posted by dtkflex

OCZ thanks for helping to sponsor this great review site.
Keep up the good work and make good use of Indilinx.

April 19, 2011 | 08:02 AM - Posted by Autoformer (not verified)

Slick new website...welcome to the 'teens'. Thanks OCZ for the SATA II goodness!

April 19, 2011 | 08:07 AM - Posted by Ross (not verified)

awesome site!

April 19, 2011 | 08:33 AM - Posted by lt.son (not verified)

Thanks OCZ!
Your support makes one of the greatest tech podcasts possible!

The new sight however...
What exactly were y'all drinking when the decision was made on the color scheme?

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April 19, 2011 | 08:33 AM - Posted by BRISKbaby (not verified)

PC Perspective is one of my daily tech-site stops. Thank you, OCZ for your support of them!

My $0.02 on the layout:
I'd move the login block somewhere else though, it's a bit jarring for the blank vertical space to be there. Perhaps it could be squeezed between the logo and search?

The gray space to the right of all the articles is too large for my taste, I'd shorten it up so I didn't have to scroll as much going through the articles.

All that being said, the new layout is much improved on the old.

April 19, 2011 | 08:55 AM - Posted by Gdub_ (not verified)

Good on you OCZ.

About the new PCper.com site:
1. Under Podcasts, there’s only one podcast, number 150. You should atleast put 149 up there aswell because it has some great SSD discussion.
2. There are words double underlined in orange. When my curser floats over them a little echotopic add window pops up and I want to throwup. I hope you’re making some good bank of those echotopics.
3. You have a Review tab, and you have a Storage Tab. But there’s no way for me to see your most recent SSD reviews. If I click Reviews, then storage, it doesn’t show storage reviews, it just shows chronological storage articles.

April 19, 2011 | 09:09 AM - Posted by truk007

Am I too late? I just woke up after a long week taking care of a new baby! I am still not really awake!

April 19, 2011 | 09:24 AM - Posted by Kyle (not verified)

I bought my dad one of these for his PC. I'm completely blown away by the performance of these drives. Thanks PCPerspective for doing a great job reporting news and reviews!

April 19, 2011 | 09:48 AM - Posted by chrispycrunch (not verified)

Thanks OCZ for supporting PC Perspective. OCZ gets on my radar for SSD purchases because of this.

Website comment: Nice facelift. Not crazy about the green. why not stick to the original color? What's with the smaller font? What's with all the whitespace on the left and right? That's a lot of real estate that could be used for visitor monitors (1680x1050 )

April 19, 2011 | 09:54 AM - Posted by dong_goatman (not verified)

OCZ SSDs are awesome! Thanks so much for sponsoring PC per!!

April 19, 2011 | 10:06 AM - Posted by roger (not verified)

Thank you OCZ for high quality SSD's--oh except for the bait and switch for the Vertex 2's and having basically 3 generations of the same device without changing model number or notifying consumers.

April 19, 2011 | 10:07 AM - Posted by Ivan (not verified)

Thank you OCZ for sponsoring this contest. It's always nice to see companies that involve themselves with the community. As far as the site redesign goes, I love it. It was about time we got a nice redesign.

April 19, 2011 | 10:24 AM - Posted by Marco (not verified)

Thank you OCZ! you guys rock I love the new website I, can't wait to see all the new reviews and check out all the new content!

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