EHA Community Award 2016 Nominees

In Awards by Andrzej Bania

Nominations for the 2016 European Hardware Awards are in and voting begins on 26th October. Every company and product listed below was chosen by the readers of CowCotLand, GeekNetic, Hardware Info, Hardware Upgrade, HardwareLuxx, KitGuru, Lab501, PurePC and SweClockers. 

Each member of the EHA will run it’s own reader awards – asking an audience of more than 20 million hardware enthusiasts to vote for the products they love most. Voting closes on 13th November 2016. While vendors can encourage people to vote – incentives of any kind are not allowed.

On a ‘one man, one vote’ basis – the results from all 9 sites will be brought together from 14th to 17th November and the regional winners will be announced on 21st November.

The EHA Community Award winners will be announced on 23rd November.

Enough information about the rules and format – here are the nominees!

Best CPU
Intel Core i5 6600K
Intel Core i7 6700K
Intel Core i7 6950X
Best ATX Motherboard
ASRock Z170 Extreme4
ASUS Maximus VIII Ranger
Gigabyte Z170X-UD3
MSI Z170A Gaming Pro Carbon
Best Micro ATX Motherboard
ASRock Z170M Extreme4
ASUS Maximus VIII Gene
Gigabyte Z170M-D3H
MSI Z170M Mortar
Best Mini ITX Motherboard
ASRock X99E-ITX/ac
ASUS Z170I Pro Gaming
Gigabyte B150N Phoenix-WiFi
MSI Z170I Gaming Pro AC
Best Memory Module Series
Corsair Vengeance LPX
Crucial Ballistix Sport
G.Skill Trident Z
Kingston HyperX Fury
Best GPU
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
AMD Radeon RX480
Best AMD Based Graphics Card
ASUS Radeon RX 480 Strix OC 8GB
MSI Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 8GB
PowerColor Radeon RX 480 Red Devil
Sapphire RX 480 Nitro+ OC 8GB
XFX Radeon RX 480 GTR 8GB
Best Nvidia Based Graphics Card
ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Strix OC 8GB
EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW Gaming ACX 3.0
Gainward GeForce GTX 1080 Phoenix GLH 8GB
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X 8GB
Zotac GTX 1080 AMP! Extreme
Best Monitor
Dell UltraSharp U2515H
Iiyama ProLite XB2483HSU
LG 38UC99
Philips BDM4065UC
Samsung U28E590D
Best Gaming Monitor
Acer Predator X34
AOC Agon AG271QG
ASUS RoG Swift PG348Q
BenQ XL2411Z
Eizo Foris FS2735
Iiyama G-Master GB2488HSU-B2
Samsung C24FG70FQ
Best Professional Monitor
ASUS ProArt PA329Q
BenQ PV3200PT
Dell UltraSharp P2715Q
Eizo CG318-4K
NEC MultiSync PA322UHD-SV2
Philips BDM3275UP
Best CPU Cooler (Air)
Arctic Freezer i32
Be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 3
Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo
Cryorig R1 Ultimate
Noctua NH-D15
Scythe Fuma
Thermalright Le Grand Macho RT
Thermaltake Riing Silent
Best CPU Cooler (Water)
Be quiet! Silent Loop 280
Cooler Master Seidon 120V
Corsair Hydro H110i
EK Waterblocks EX-XLC Predator 240
Enermax Liqmax II 240
NZXT Kraken X61
Thermaltake Water 3.0 Riing RGB
Best Case Fan Series
Be quiet! Silent Wings 3
Corsair ML Pro
Enermax D.F. Pressure
Fractal Design Dynamic
Noctua NF
Noiseblocker NB-eLoop
Thermaltake Riing
Best Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda 7200.14
WD Red
Best SSD
Crucial MX300
Intel SSD 600p
OCZ Trion 150
Samsung 950 Pro
Sandisk Ultra II
Best NAS Device
Asustor AS6208T
Qnap Turbo NAS TS-253A
Synology DS416
WD My Cloud EX4100
Best External Storage
Samsung Portable SSD T3
WD My Passport Ultra
Best ATX Case
Be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900
Cooler Master MasterCase Maker 5
Corsair Obsidian 750D
Fractal Design Define R5
In Win 909
NZXT Source S340
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ATX Tempered Glass
Thermaltake Core P5
Best Micro ATX Case
Bitfenix Phenom M
Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 3
Corsair Carbide Air 240
Fractal Design Define Mini
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv
Thermaltake Core V21
Best ITX Case
Bitfenix Prodigy
Cooler Master EIite 130
Corsair 250D
Fractal Design Define Nano S
In Win Chopin
NZXT Manta
SilverStone SST-RVZ02B
Thermaltake Core v1
Best PSU Series
be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11
Cooler Master V Series
Corsair RMx
Enermax Platimax D.F.
EVGA Supernova G2
Seasonic Prime Titanium
Super Flower Leadex Platinum
Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G RGB
Best Mouse
Cooler Master MasterMouse Pro L
Corsair M65 Pro RGB
Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
Razer Deathadder Chroma
Roccat Kone XTD
Steelseries Rival 300
Tt eSPORTS Ventus X
Best Keyboard
Cooler Master MasterKeys Pro L RGB
Corsair K70 Rapidfire RGB
Ducky Shine 5
Logitech G910 Orion Spark
Razer Blackwidow Chroma
Roccat Skeltr
Steelseries Apex M800
TT eSports Poseidon Z RGB
Best Headset
ASUS Strix 7.1
Beyerdynamic MMX300
Cooler Master MasterPulse over-ear
Corsair Void Wireless
HyperX Cloud II
Logitech G933 Artemis Spectrum
Razer Kraken 7.1
Sennheiser G4me Zero
Steelseries Siberia 840
Tt eSPORTS Shock
Best Router
AVM FRITZ!Box 7490
Linksys WRT1900ACS
Netgear Nighthawk R7000
Synology RT1900ac
TP-Link Archer C3200
Best Sound Card
ASUS Xonar Essence STX II 7.1
Creative Sound Blaster ZxR
Best Speakers
Edifier R1280T
Logitech Z906
Best VR Product
HTC Vive
Oculus Rift
Playstation VR
Best Mini-PC Series
Gigabyte Brix
Intel NUC
MSI Cubi
Shuttle XPC Nano
Zotac Zbox Magnus
Best Notebook
Apple MacBook Pro 15
Asus Zenbook UX305A
Dell XPS 13
HP Envy X360
Best 2-in-1 Tablet/Notebook
ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi
HP Spectre X360
Lenovo Yoga 700
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
Best Gaming Notebook
Alienware 17
HP Omen 15
Razer Blade
Best Tablet
Apple iPad Pro 9.7
ASUS Zenpad 3S 10
Nvidia Shield K1
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7
Best Smartphone
Apple iPhone 7
Huawei P9
Microsoft Lumia 950XL
OnePlus 3
Samsung Galaxy S7
Best Wearable
Apple Watch
Huawei Watch
Motorola Moto 360
Pebble Time Steel
Samsung Gear S2
Xiaomi Mi Band 2
Best Smart Home Product
Amazon Echo
Nest Learning Thermostat V3
Philips Hue
Best Overclocking Product
ASRock Z170M OC Formula
ASUS Rampage V Edition 10
G.Skill Trident Z DDR4
GALAX GeForce GTX 1080 Hall of Fame
Gigabyte Z170X-SOC Force LN2
Intel Core i7 6700K
Best New Technology
Virtual Reality
Best Product Overall
AMD Radeon RX 480
Apple iPhone 7
HTC Vive
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080