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Corsair Gaming SCIMITAR RGB MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse, Black, Key Slider Mechanical Buttons, 12000 dpi, Multi color
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Pros: First off, what this is. Its a gaming mouse specifically for games where lots of buttons is a good thing. Many folk will choose this to use with complex software applications like Autocad, solidworks, etc. where programming the buttons can make you more productive.

Things I really like: Large, programmable buttons with a gazillion options, lots, RGB color. Dedicated DPI buttons with color indication (you'll probably want to dim this as its a bit bright) you can instantly switch from fast mouse movements to precision.

Very nice connecting cable is cloth wrapped, a feeling of quality.

Cons: Corsair software (corsair utility engine) is still confusing although full featured. Programmable buttons require software be running (only the lighting scheme seems to be able to be stored in the mouse). But a slight lag when logging in to your computer can be annoying, the mouse noticeably stutters while the drivers kick into gear as computer wakes from sleep.

And of course for what this mouse is all about, the thumbuttons. I think the fact that the buttons can be adjusted forward and back is great, and the buttons seem to be of very good quality. The neg, for me, is that although they are textured in a way to help you feel the difference between keys, its fairly subtle -- and you thumb is not your most touch sensitive finger.

Other Thoughts: Designed for games with lots of keyboard buttons to push (like WoW), but for the same reason this is a great mouse for use with applications like photoshop, autocad, etc. and other programs that use the mouse for drawing and selecting, allowing the user to keep her hand on the mouse.

Great for that.

I'd like to see more responsive software (or macros that are stored in the mouse itself) and better tactile cues on the thumbutton array.

Otherwise, not bad, but i'll wait for V2. Or maybe just the next software/driver rev.

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G.SKILL Ripjaws V Series 32GB (2 x 16GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 2133 (PC4 17000) Intel Z170 Platform / Intel X99 Platform Desktop Memory Model F4-2133C15D-32GVR
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Pros: Cant believe how inexpensive 32 gigs of ram can be these days..... Nice that it just takes 2 sticks. Leaves room on 4 slot MBs for up to 64 if future needs emerge.

Using this on z170 MB. Timings were set correctly automatically, no BIOS adjustments needed.

DDR4 sips power.

Cons: None, except if you aren't going to try overclocking, there really isn't a need for the heat spreaders. DDR4 runs very cool to begin with.

There are faster DDR4 out already, so this is the now the "value" SKU at 2133. However, the faster throughput ram still has about the same latency, so its really hard to tell the difference in real world use.

Other Thoughts: If you can put around 32 gb of ram in your computer for around a hundred bucks, why wouldn't you? I probably would have bought any brand at that price, and GSKILL was on sale. I've bought GSKILL a bunch, and it has always been reliable.

Even if you think its overkill, imagine using Hyper V to keep a couple of VMs running (maybe a home server, or a linux box for experiments, or a W7 vm for nostalgia sake.) Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

16 GB is for amateurs. Go 32!

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ASRock H170M Pro4S LGA 1151 Intel H170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
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5 out of 5 eggs There's some good stuff about this budget board. 04/09/2016

This review is from: ASRock H170M Pro4S LGA 1151 Intel H170 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: This is a great board for a budget skylake build. Here's why I chose it:

4 x memory slots (up to 64GB ddr4) great if you want to run a bunch of virtual machines

2x digital video outs hdmi/dvi you can easily have a dual monitor setup without adding a video card.

Plenty Sata connectors if you want set up large storage spaces w/ multiple drives.

Ultra M.2 -- although didn't use this yet, when i upgrade to a really fast pcie hdd, it will be ready.

Intel networking -- nice and reliable for a business user.

Cons: Looks like less fully featured for overclocking, so this really isn't an enthusiasts board.

Other Thoughts: Consider this board for a home or business workstation without breaking the bank with features you don't need. As the basis for a gaming rig its not bad, get a fast processor and drop in a nice video card and you're off to the races for short money.

Special mention: The bios setup screen (in basic mode) rocks. Highly cool. I may never boot into bios again, but it certainly looked great when i did.

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Date Joined: 10/15/06

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