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Tesoro TS-H2L Shrike H2L V2 8200 DPI 8 Programmable Onboard Memory Key Adjustable Weight Black Laser Gaming Mouse
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Beautiful, super comfortable, excellent accuracy.

Cons: Died after one year and one month of use. Unacceptable for a mouse at this level and price. Also needs higher quality finishes...while it looks nice and is solid enough, it feels very plasticky...and not the good kind of plastic. It's the super-cheap chinese plasticky feel.

Other Thoughts: At this price and this level of play, a product needs to last longer than a year. When this mouse died on me, I went to my closet and pulled out an old Microsoft laser mouse (that I used like 3 mice ago) cost me $25 11 years ago, and is still working perfectly. THAT'S how you build a mouse.

Tesoro TS-G1NL Durandal Ultimate eSport Edition Black + Red Cherry MX Switch USB Hub Dual LED Backlit Illuminated Gaming Mechanical Keyboard
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - Absolutely beautiful. The lighting on this board is incredible. I decided to try this board mostly on it's looks and it does not disappoint.
- The Cherry MX keys are a joy to type on. I've always been very heavy-fingered and usually wear out the membrane-switch boards pretty quickly. These keys are perfect for me.
- For a plastic board, it is well put together, feels very solid, and looks great.

Cons: - It's LOUD. Wow is it ever LOUD. Did I mention it's LOUD? Cause it's frikin LOUD.
- It's overpriced. At about $30 cheaper, it would be perfect. But there are better boards out there at $130

Other Thoughts: I bought this board mostly on it's looks. I had no doubt I would love going back to mechanical switches. I'm ok having overpaid for it because no other board would match my desktop the way this one does. However, if you are looking for a keyboard based on the criteria most people would, then I cannot recommend this board. There are better options.

Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition Sandy Bridge-E 6-Core 3.3GHz (3.9GHz Turbo) LGA 2011 130W BX80619i73960X Desktop Processor
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Fact: the 3960X/3970X/4960X are the fastest desktop CPUs in existence. Period. There's no question, no matter of test setups or threading/lack thereof that can dispute that. There's nothing from AMD that even plays in the same league. If you must have the best, these chips are it. My 3960X is running at 4.2ghz on dead silent air cooling and idles at 30c, topping out at 70c after days of running full-out. I'm certainly not setting any records, but then again there's no piece of software i've come across that I have to wait for.

Cons: $1000+ is ludicrously expensive for any desktop processor, no matter how fast. Then again, like me, most of us who run this CPU didn't have to pay for it. If you have to spend money to get a CPU, get the 3930k and overclock it. You'll be just as fast as we are.

Other Thoughts: Thoughts from a completely neutral datacenter engineer:

- Comparing a $200 AMD CPU to this chip is laughable. If you are buying $200 CPUs, you have no business even looking at this page. Don't kid yourself. Conversely, if you are seriously considering this chip, you aren't cross-shopping anything with the AMD brand on it. Don't waste your valuable time.

- If your CPU is running at 84C EVER, you have a cooling system issue. Not even a Prescott dual core should get that hot. Ever. Just want to reiterate - EVER.

- Genitalia-measuring contests over computer hardware are about as low as you can get. Stop wasting your time and get back to embarrassing old guys like me in BF4.


Kevin D.'s Profile

Display Name: Kevin D.

Date Joined: 01/10/06

  • Reviews: 11
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 04/30/06
  • Last Review: 06/19/15
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