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This review is from: Cyborg CCB437080002/04/1 Black USB Wired Laser 6400 dpi R.A.T. 7 Gaming Mouse
Pros: Fully adjustable in nearly every direction (and weight) makes for a nice feel under your hand (until parts wear out). Cable is sturdy and well insulated. On the fly sensitivity and a sniper button make switching between tracking aircraft and precision sniping shorter than your respawn time.
Cons: Palm rest is barely held in place by a spring loaded arm attached with a single screw. After about 6 months of use, the screw kept backing out causing the rest to slide freely creating a horrible user experience. I changed to a less comfortable palm rest (which is now encountering the same issue).
Feet are cheap, but well glued on, unfortunately that glue also picks up all sorts of dust and debris making a gooey mess that inhibits smooth tracking after a couple months.
Half covered laser hole on bottom picks up the occasional crud from the feet, destroying any sense of accurate tracking until you can retrieve the offending clump of dust.
Other Thoughts: This was my first venture away from Razer mice since I bought my first one around 2001. Even though I was initially extremely very pleased with this mouse, over time the true durability and flaws came out. I'd stay away from these overly adjustable mice (it took me 2 weeks to get mine comfortable) and stick to a more traditional mouse.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Very Fast, quiet, and hasn't turned a coaster yet.
Cons: Tray feels a little flimsy, I wouldn't use it as a cup holder.
Other Thoughts: Replaced a highly rated similar spec Lite-On, and watched DVD rips cut from 35-40mins down to 10-15, burn times slightly less as well even at same rated speed.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: LIAN LI PC-B25F Black Aluminum ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Attention to detail and logical design. Every fan is pre-mounted on anti-vibration rings. Motherboard mounts already in place for ATX and thumbscrews provide the most solid mount for the motherboard I've seen. My first case with power supply on the bottom and the case seems much more stable for it. There's plenty of room in the case for aftermarket cpu coolers or liquid cooling (and pre fabricated holes for liquid too!). Cable routing was very easy, and I actually managed to put very many of them between the motherboard tray and the removable side panel (yes even that thick 24-pin)! Card retainers are sturdy and securely hold even my twin slot 8800 Ultras just fine. This case is very simple and easy to work with, everything you need is already included!
Cons: Cables from top mounted ports can interfere with top 5.25" bay. Front and top are a little too easily removed (and can be accidental). Thumbscrews for motherboard mounts can interfere with adjacent power cables (use the smaller thumbscrews in crowded places!). All those fans are 3-pin connectors with a converter to use a molex, which is fine for a fan or two, but when you've got 6 fans in a case with no fan controller, those molex adapters can really take up lots of space! About all that space for those long video cards, yes they fit, but it's a bit tricky to get them in place (suggest removing hard drive cage to make simpler).
Other Thoughts: I replaced all of the 120mm fans with the Enermax MAGMA UC-MA12 fans ($15 @ newegg) as soon as the case arrived. The fans included in the case are fine, but I had these in the previous Lian-Li and found them quieter and moved more air than the included 120mms. The blue ring on the front is kind of cool, but it really should glow in a ring or something cool like that. I really would have like to see it chase itself in circles as a hdd activity light, but it is still sharp looking in solid on. The case over all is very solid and smooth, I wasn't able to find a rough edge or cut myself anywhere in the process! As always I find myself very impressed with Lian-Li, and even owning a few of the other cases from them, this is surely king. The additional airflow and cooling in this case lowered the underload temps of my SLI 8800 Ultras by 6C over the previous Lian-Li desktop case.READ FULL REVIEW